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7 Easter Books Perfect for Kids

Books make great Easter basket stuffers, and what better way than to celebrate this holy day than with a book about Christ? Check out these great books for children, simplified to help them understand Christ's role as their Savior and what He has done for them.

Gethsemane, Jesus Loves Me by Roger and Melanie Hoffman

This beautifully illustrated book is perfect for teaching children about the Atonement. Based on the lyrics of a children's song, it also includes sheet music and a bonus CD featuring Roger and Melanie Hoffman’s beautiful song about Christ’s love for all of us and more!
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Practicing for Heaven by Brad Wilcox, Wendee Wilcox Rosborough, Brian Call

Wonderfully written to illustrate the concept of the Atonement, this book teaches that Christ has paid the price so that we can learn and improve by telling the story of a little boy who doesn’t like practicing the piano. 
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My First Story of the First Easter by Deanna Draper Buck

Perfect for little minds and fingers, this board book is ideal for young children to take to church or read at home as they are introduced to the real meaning behind Easter.
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A Child's Prayer by Jean Monti, Kathy Lawrence, Janice Kapp Perry

Janice Kapp Perry’s beloved song "A Child’s Prayer" has been put together with timeless and beautiful illustrations, perfect for helping children learn that Christ knows and loves them and will answer their prayers.
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Easter Walk: A Treasure Hunt for the Real Meaning of Easter

This touching story helps children discover the importance of the Savior’s Atonement as they follow Tyler and Amy’s Easter scavenger hunt. This book makes a great gift or you can use it to start your own Easter walk tradition in your family.
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I Am a Child of God by Greg Olsen, Michael Nelsen, Wendy Nelsen

The stunning artwork of Greg Olsen is combined with an inspiring and simple message—we are all children of God. Perfect for children of all ages, adults will also enjoy this beautiful and timeless book that is a must-have for any gospel library.
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FOR OLDER CHILDREN:

This Is Jesus by J. Kirk Richards

This book tells the story of Christ’s mortal ministry. Each page is accompanied by beautiful illustrations by J. Kirk Richards. It is a wonderful reminder of the reason we celebrate the Easter Season, this beautiful volume will be treasured for years to come.
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BONUS:

The Holy Week for Latter-Day Saint Families by Wendy Wilcox Rosborough

If you want to add a little something to your Easter celebrations this year, then this book is for you. It is packed full of ideas to help your family celebrate Easter all week long! Each day has scriptures related to the events of the day, fun and meaningful activities, recipes and more!
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