Reading About Easter

Get ready for Easter by coloring eggs, decorating your home and reading about the history and traditions of the holiday. Teach your kids about the joys of Easter by reading one of these books.

We have put together a list of our favorite Easter books. Some of these books talk about Easter from a religious perspective, while others concentrate on the secular traditions surrounding the holiday.

Best Easter books for preschoolers

These books are fabulous choices to help your toddlers and preschoolers learn about the history and celebration of Easter.

What Is Easter?
(Amazon Prime, $5)

This Easter book is perfect for the little ones. It helps explain to young kids what Easter is all about beyond the bunny, the candy and the colored eggs.

The Berenstain Bears
(Amazon Prime, $4)

Little ones often have better attention spans when books feature some of their favorite characters. If your kids love The Berenstain Bears, they are sure to enjoy this Easter book.

The Country Bunny
(Barnes & Noble, $9)

This classic book is the tale of a mommy bunny who dreams of being one of the official Easter Bunnies. Originally written in 1939, it's been a favorite among families for many generations.

Best Easter books for grade schoolers

These Easter books are ideal for kids ages 5 and up. With wonderful illustrations and easy-to-understand text, your kids will enjoy these tales while learning about Easter.

The Story Of Easter
(Amazon.com, $7)

Your children will treasure this book. Best suited for kids ages 7 and up, this beautifully illustrated book tells the biblical story of the Resurrection of Jesus, how people around the world celebrate the holiday and origins of today's Easter traditions.

Celebrate Easter
(Barnes & Noble, $24)

This National Geographic volume takes a look at the celebration of Easter through a global perspective. With wonderful pictures and a first-person narrative, this Easter book teaches children about the origins and traditions of the holiday.

The Easter Story
(Barnes & Noble, $15)

The illustrated book tells the story of Easter from the point of view of the donkey that carried Jesus into Jerusalem. Geared toward kids ages 5 and up, it covers the Easter story in simple terms through Passion Week, Crucifixion, Resurrection and Ascension.

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