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Easter Children's Books: Picture Books that Celebrate Easter Traditions and Faith

Updated: Jun 13


Easter is a time of joy, renewal, and faith for families around the world. For children, it's not only about colorful eggs and chocolate bunnies but also about understanding the significance of this special day. One wonderful way to introduce the story of Easter to young ones is through engaging picture books that blend captivating illustrations with meaningful narratives.


Whether you're looking to reinforce religious teachings, explore Easter traditions, or simply share a heartwarming story with your child, these picture books are sure to become cherished favorites in your family's library. Celebrate the joy and wonder of Easter with these beautiful tales that inspire, educate, and uplift young hearts. For your convenience, we've included publisher's descriptions along with each book.

In a story full of style, sass, and significance, a young boy goes on a quest for the perfect Easter church outfit, inspired by elders from his community. Along the way learns about the importance of Easter traditions to his family, his ancestors, and the Black church.


Elijah is on a mission to find the perfect church outfit for Easter. But when failed attempts at his town's stores leave Elijah disappointed, an important conversation with Deacon Brown and Mother Green about tradition, culture, and clothing gives him the courage to create his own Easter masterpiece: a patchwork of perfection that tells his story with style.


Families at Easter will appreciate seeing the themes of church and Black culture throughout Elijah's quest, in this sweet yet important story about a young boy's journey toward an understanding of those who came before him.


An afterword from the author delves into the traditions and culture of Black communities at Easter and the historical importance and significance of Easter clothing and style.



Spring into the fun of Easter with a variety of families in this bright, joyful board book. Spanish paperback edition Una noche más para la Pascua, also available for purchase.


The big day is almost here! It's only "one more good night" until Easter. As children go to sleep, they can't wait for all the fun that comes with celebrating their favorite holiday with their loved ones. They know the next day will be filled with egg hunts, the best Easter clothes, and outings to church! Experience familial traditions in this sweet holiday primer.



In this heartwarming story of love and family, a community comes together to help a young girl find the courage to lift her mighty voice.


Sundays are June's favorite days because she gets to spend it with Mommy, Daddy, and her brother, Troy. Next Sunday is more special than most, because she will be leading the youth choir in front of her entire church.


June loves to sing. She sings loud, silly songs with Daddy, she sings to herself in front of the bedroom mirror, but performing in front of the entire congregation is another thing altogether. As her special moment approaches, June leans on the support of her whole community to conquer her fear of singing in front of the congregation.



A mother-daughter story about celebrating a special fashion tradition.


Tiara has a gift for storytelling; her momma has a gift for making hats. When a new store opens that sells cheaper hats, Momma has to set her dreams aside, but Tiara has an idea for helping Momma's dreams come true again.



After being initiated into a neighbor's family by a solemn backyard ceremony, a young Russian American girl and her African American brothers' determine to buy their gramma Eula a beautiful Easter hat. But their good intentions are misunderstood, until they discover just the right way to pay for the hat that Eula's had her eye on. A loving family story woven from the author's childhood.



A story about friendship and holiday traditions that have been shared among Palestinian Christian and Muslim families for centuries. A story that reflects the tradition of celebrating Easter holiday that was carried on for years and takes the reader to a fun festive place that is filled with a colorful atmosphere, drums playing, love and laughter from the eye of a child.



In his first children's book, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Relationship Goals shares a tender story that helps kids understand how our families are strengthened by God's love.


Drawing on key ideas from his #1 New York Times bestseller Relationship Goals, Pastor Michael Todd offers a fun and sweet tale about how developing a close relationship with God spills over into healthy relationships with our family and friends.


Seven-year-old Isabella loves spending time with her mom and dad, so she feels left out when they prepare to go on a date night without her. Her father brings her into the kitchen and uses the faucet, a pitcher, and cups of water to illustrate how God fills him and Isabella's mom with love, and they pour love into each other by taking time for their relationship. Then all that love overflows onto their kids! When we make room for ourselves to be filled with God's love and care for our most important relationships, nobody's "cup of love" will run dry.



A colorful holiday picture book, which captures the festivities, traditions, and excitement of Easter in Lagos, a modern African city.


It's Easter Sunday in Lagos. People are excited and celebrating. But Eyitomi misses her Grandma. In a heartfelt letter, she gives her grandmother Seven Reasons Why She Should Spend her Next Easter in Lagos. But Mummy and Daddy have a surprise of their own.


Readers of all ages will love reading a little girl's account of what makes Easter in Lagos truly special. Follow the events of Holy Week, including Easter Thursday and Good Friday, up till the grand finale: Easter Sunday or Resurrection Sunday. There is also a reference to Palm Sunday, which is celebrated the week before Easter Sunday.


This storybook celebrates the enduring bonds of love between grandparents and grandchildren and shows how people connect with family during special holidays. Children will discover the joy of letter writing as a way of connecting with family especially during special holidays and will be inspired to write letters of their own.



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