My Lent and Easter Booklist

From simple board books to family devotions, here are suggestions to help you explore the meaning of Easter with the children in your life. And every Easter basket needs a book!

Board Books

Easter Is Coming, by Tama Fortner. Takes children from the garden of Eden to the cross and resurrection in simple, appropriate, child friendly language. (B&H Kids, 2019)

Lift-the-Flap Easter Stories for Young Children, by Andrew J. DeYoung and Naomi Joy Krueger. From the Last Supper to the ascension, there are surprises and more story text under the flaps on every page. (Beaming Books, February 2021)

Holy Week: An Emotions Primer, by Danielle Hitchen and Jessica Blanchard. Part of the Baby Believer series, developed to give parents a tool for introducing their children to Scripture and doctrine from a young age. Holy Week focuses on identifying emotions children feel that people in the events of Easter week also experience. With each emotion, the text tells a portion of the Easter story, taken directly from Scripture almost entirely. (Harvest House, 2019)

Picture Books

’Twas the Morning of Easter, by Glenys Nellist. Following the pattern of Clement Moore’s iconic ’Twas the Night Before Christmas, this new picture book tells the story of Jesus’ resurrection through the eyes of Mary Magdalene. (Zonderkidz, 2021)

God Gave Us Easter, by Lisa Tawn Bergren. Little Cub learns from Papa Bear why Easter is even better than Christmas. (Waterbrook, 2013)

The Legend of the Easter Robin: An Easter Story of Compassion and Faith, by Dandi Daley Mackall. A young girl’s grandmother tells her the legend of the robin’s red breast and draws lessons for the Easter season. (Zonderkidz, 2016)

Make Room: A Child’s Guide to Lent and Easter, by Laura Alary. A beautifully written book about children experiencing Lent as a time to make time, make space, and make room as they wait for Easter morning. (Paraclete Press, 2016)


The Way to the Savior: A Family Easter Devotional, by Jeff and Abbey Land. A 40-day guide focused on eight different aspects of Lent, with short devotions, prayers, questions to talk about, activity ideas, and space to add Easter memories. (B&H Kids, 2020)

Activity Books

Jesus Lives! The Easter Story, by Laura Ring Derico. The Easter story simply told, plus two pages of stickers for completing the pictures, coloring pages, word search, craft ideas, and discussion questions. (Faith that Sticks, 2015)

Making God’s wonders known to the next generation,

– Diane

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