My very favorite Easter book is sadly out of print and difficult and expensive to find. Petook: An Easter Story was part of Caryll Houselander's collection of short stories for boys and girls (some of them are available in Catholic Tales for Boys and Girls--but not Petook--still, it'd be a good book for older kids!). Tomie dePaola illustrated this version (the one I have--left), and it is just perfect. Read my review.
- Biblical stories and adaptations by Brian Wildsmith
- Saint books by dePaola (again) and others
- The new Ignatius Press books: 1, 2.
- The Story of Easter by Aileen Fisher and Stefano Vitale
- At Jerusalem's Gate by Nikki Grimes
- All Things Bright and Beautiful by Ashley Bryan
- Joseph and Chico and Max and Benedict --Ignatius Press' lovely books about the Pope.
You can purchase these and many more religious books in the Little Lamb Bookshop's special sections: Religious Books; Easter Books; Tomie DePaola.
I have a few other Easter posts coming up in the next week, so do check back soon!