I’m usually on the ball with having great picture books to read during Advent, but this is the first year I’ve intentionally sought out Lent and Easter reads for the kids. So head on over to your local library and check ’em out!
Lent is a great time to read passages about the life of Jesus. We usually read a bit of the New Testament section of this gorgeous book each morning of Lent.
Another great one during Lent (I love that dePaola just quotes straight Scripture as the text.)
3. The Blackbird’s Nest: St. Kevin of Ireland by Jenny Shroedel
This was a new one for us and the only picture book I’ve found that references and takes place during the season of Lent. (St. Kevin holds a blackbird’s nest during the 40 days of Lent and then returns to his monastic community for Easter.)
4. The Colt and the King by Marni McGee
This is a great one to read on Palm Sunday.
5. The Tale of Three Trees by Angela Elwell Hunt
I think this one is just beautiful. It’s about the trees who became the manger, the disciples’ boat, and the Cross.
6. A Tale for Easter by Tasha Tudor
I love Tasha Tudor and this book is just darling.
7. The Egg Tree by Katherine Milhous
Pretty illustrations and a sweet little story.
8. The Easter Egg by Jan Brett
We are big fans of Jan Brett over here and these illustrations are to die for. Also, I absolutely love that the Easter Bunny’s little carriage is drawn by adorable chickens.
Does you have any favorites to read during Lent and Eastertide?