Easter Booklist

Book List , Kids

At Jerusalem's Gate: Poems of Easter

Title: At Jerusalem's Gate: Poems of Easter
By: Nikki Grimes, Illustrated by David Frampton
Published: 2005

A collection of poems which tells the story of the first Easter.

Age Range: 10 and up

Call Number: x811 Grime.N (Children's Holiday section)


Big Bunny

Title: Big Bunny
By: Betseygail Rand and Colleen Rand, Illustrated by C.S.W. Rand
Published: 2011

Big Bunny cannot paint eggs without breaking them, so very sad, she runs away until the other little Easter bunnies think of an important task that is just right for Big Bunny to do.

Age Range: 3-7

Call Number: JPicture Rand.B (Children's Holiday section)


The Bird's Gift: A Ukrainian Easter Story

Title: The Bird's Gift: A Ukrainian Easter Story
By: Retold by Eric A. Kimmel, Illustrated by Katya Krenina
Published: 1999

Guided by the town priest, villagers take in a flock of golden birds nearly frozen by an early snow and are rewarded with beautifully decorated eggs the next spring.

Age Range: 4-8

Call Number: x398.6 Ukraine Kimme.E (Children's Holiday section)


Bunny's Big Surprise

Title: Bunny's Big Surprise
By: Phyllis Limbacher Tildes
Published: 2020

Bunny finds an egg at the water's edge, but none of the birds he asks know who it belongs to, so he puts it in his Easter basket--and when it hatches he gets a big surprise.

Age Range: 2-5

Call Number: JPicture Tilde.P (Children's Holiday section)


Bunny's Easter Egg

Title: Bunny's Easter Egg
By: Anne Mortimer
Published: 2010

Bunny is exhausted after spending the night hiding eggs for the Easter egg hunt, but she cannot find a comfortable, quiet place to sleep.

Age Range: 4-7

Call Number: JPicture Morti.A (Children's Holiday section)


The Colt and the King

Title: The Colt and the King
By: Marni McGee, Illustrated John Winch
Published: 2002

A donkey tells how he reluctantly played a part in Jesus' entry into Jerusalem on the first Palm Sunday.

Age Range: 4-8

Call Number: JPicture Mcgee.M (Children's Holiday section)


Danny and the Easter Egg

Title: Danny and the Easter Egg
By: Edith Kunhardt
Published: 1989

Danny colors Easter eggs with his friends, then hunts for them after they are hidden by the Easter Bunny, and gives a special one to his grandmother.

Age Range: 3 and up

Call Number: JPicture Kunha.E (Children's Holiday section)


The Easter Bunny's Assistant

Title: The Easter Bunny's Assistant
By: Jan Thomas
Published: 2012

The Easter Bunny and his special assistant demonstrate how to make Easter eggs. Includes egg-dyeing instructions.

Age Range: 4-8

Call Number: JPicture Thoma.J (Children's Holiday section)


The Easter Egg

Title: The Easter Egg
By: Jan Brett
Published: 2010

Hoppi the bunny wants to win the egg-decorating contest so the Easter Bunny will choose him to help distribute Easter eggs, but instead, while everyone else is working on their decorations, he finds himself guarding an egg that has fallen from a robin's nest.

Age Range: 3-5

Call Number: JPicture Brett.J (Children's Holiday section)


Easter Eggs for Anya: A Unkrainian Celebration of New Life in Christ

Title: Easter Eggs for Anya: A Unkrainian Celebration of New Life in Christ
By: Virginia Kroll, Illustrated by Sally Wern Comport
Published: 2007

Anya gets a big surprise when she finds some abandoned goose eggs that she plans to use for the traditional Ukrainian pysanky for Easter. Includes instructions for making Ukrainian Easter eggs and information about the tradition.

Age Range: 4-7

Call Number: JPicture Kroll.V (Children's Holiday section)


Easter Parade

Title: Easter Parade
By: Eloise Greenfield, Illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist
Published: 1998

Although the young cousins live many miles apart, Leanna in Chicago and Elizabeth in Washington, D.C., both prepare for an Easter parade against the backdrop of the Second World War.

Age Range: 6-9

Call Number: JPicture Green.E (Children's Holiday section)


The Easter Story

Title: The Easter Story
By: Brian Wildsmith
Published: 1994

The story of the last days of Jesus' life, the crucifixion, and the resurrection, as seen through the eyes of a small donkey.

Age Range: 5 and up

Call Number: x232 Wilds.B (Children's Holiday section)


Eggs Are Everywhere

Title: Eggs Are Everywhere
By: Wednesday Kirwan, Illustrated Jan Spivey Gilchrist
Published: 2020

Turn the interactive wheel to choose a brightly colored egg, and then find where it is hiding amid a variety of scenes in this lift-the-flap book.

Age Range: 2-4

Call Number: JBoardbk (Children's Holiday section)


The Golden Egg Book

Title: The Golden Egg Book
By: Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Leonard Weisgard
Published: 1975

A Bunny finds an egg with something moving inside of it, and when a baby duck pecks his way out of the egg, the two animals become friends.

Age Range: 2-5

Call Number: JPicture Brown.M (Children's Holiday section)


The Great Big Especially Beautiful Easter Egg

Title: The Great Big Especially Beautiful Easter Egg
By: James Stevenson
Published: 1983

At Easter, a man tells his two grandchildren how he searched many years ago for a special Easter egg to give to his friend Charlotte.

Age Range: 7-9

Call Number: JPicture Steve.J (Children's Holiday section)


He Is Risen: Rocks Tell the Story of Easter

Title: He Is Risen: Rocks Tell the Story of Easter
By: Patti Rokus
Published: 2019

Rokus uses rock art to retell the Easter story, including the Last Supper, the Crucifixion, and the Resurrection.

Age Range: 4-8

Call Number: x232.96 Rokus.P (Children's Holiday section)


Here Comes the Easter Cat

Title: Here Comes the Easter Cat
By: Deborah Underwood, Illustrated by Claudia Rueda
Published: 2014

When Cat tries to replace the Easter Bunny, he soon learns that the job is much harder than he expected--and does not allow time for naps.

Age Range: 3-5

Call Number: JPicture Under.D (Children's Holiday section)


Hop

Title: Hop
By: Jorey Hurley
Published: 2016

A day in the life of a rabbit family, from sleeping to grazing to hiding from danger.

Age Range: 3-7

Call Number: JPicture Hurle.J


Hop

Title: Hop
By: Hill, Tim (Director)
Published: 2012

Blending state-of-the-art animation with live action, Hop tells the comic tale of Fred, an out-of-work slacker who accidentally injures the Easter Bunny and must take him in as he recovers. As Fred struggles with the world's worst houseguest, both will learn what it takes to finally grow up.

Rating: PG

Call Number: JUV DVD Family Hop


Last One in Is the Rotten Egg

Title: Last One in Is the Rotten Egg
By: Diane deGroat
Published: 2007

When Gilbert and Lola's cousin Wally comes to visit for Easter, he learns a lesson about being greedy during the annual Easter egg hunt.

Age Range: 4-8

Call Number: JPicture Degro.D (Children's Holiday section)


Max Counts His Chickens

Title: Max Counts His Chickens
By: Rosemary Wells
Published: 2007

On Easter morning, when Ruby finds all ten of the marshmallow chicks hidden by the Easter Bunny, Grandma must quickly think of a way to make things fair for Max.

Age Range: 3-5

Call Number: JPicture Wells.R (Children's Holiday section)


Minerva Louise and the Colorful Eggs

Title: Minerva Louise and the Colorful Eggs
By: Janet Morgan Stoeke
Published: 2006

When she notices several unattended, colorful eggs in the barnyard, the hen named Minerva Louise worries that they are abandoned and cold.

Age Range: 3-5

Call Number: JPicture Stoek.J (Children's Holiday section)


La Pascua

Title: La Pascua
By: Adeline J. Zimmerman
Published: 2022

In this title, emergent readers are introduced to the celebrations, traditions, and symbols behind the Easter holiday, in Spanish. Carefully crafted text with high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references support emergent readers, creating a fun first nonfiction reading experience.

rango de edad: 3-6

número de llamada: Spanish x394.2667 Zimme.A (at Robert Crown)


Petook: An Easter Story

Title: Petook: An Easter Story
By: Caryll Houselander, Illustrated by Tomie dePaola
Published: 1988

Petook the rooster witnesses the crucifixion of Christ and rejoices in the birth of new chicks three days later on Easter morning.

Age Range: 5-8

Call Number: JPicture House.C (Children's Holiday section)


Rechenka's Eggs

Title: Rechenka's Eggs
By: Patricia Polacco
Published: 1991

An injured goose rescued by Babushka, having broken the painted eggs intended for the Easter Festival in Moscow, lays thirteen marvelously colored eggs to replace them, and leaves behind one final miracle in egg form before returning to her own kind.

Age Range: 4-8

Call Number: JUV KIT JPicture Polac.P (Children's Holiday section)


The Story of Easter

Title: The Story of Easter
By: Aileen Fisher, Illustrated by Stefano Vitale
Published: 1997

Presents the background and significance of the Christian celebration of Easter.

Age Range: 2-5

Call Number: x232 Fishe.A (Children's Holiday section)


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