16 Easter books for Kids Aged 8 to 11 (2024)

Educate and entertain your kids this Easter, with our collection of Easter books for kids aged 8 to 11. From bunny rabbits to the true meaning of Easter, prepare yourself for the big Easter weekend with these 16 Easter books for kids.

Easter is a time for joy, family gatherings, and, of course, chocolate eggs! It’s also a wonderful opportunity to introduce children to the traditions and stories associated with the holiday. Whether you’re looking for books that explore the religious aspects of Easter or fun, lighthearted stories, this list of the best Easter books for kids has something for everyone.

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16 Best Easter Books

Here, we’ve compiled a selection of 16 engaging Easter books for children aged 8 to 11, designed to entertain, educate, and spark their imaginations this Easter season.

1. The Easter Bunny Invasion!

Every year Mildred the Easter Bunny delivers Easter eggs to children around the world. But this year, one devious fox wants to take over Easter with his own flavour of Easter eggs. With the help of Santa, Clarence the slug and many more, will Mildred be able to save Easter? A hilariously clever tale about Easter Bunnies and what they do during the holidays. Guaranteed to make a good bedtime read for young and old children.

Easter books for kids_The Easter Bunny Invasion _ Imagine Forest

2. Emma the Easter Fairy

Have you ever wondered what makes Easter so special? Each year, an Easter Fairy called Emma paints three special eggs to make sure Easter is perfect. But This year there is trouble. Jack Frost has a plan to ruin everything. With no special eggs and no Easter Bunny. How will Emma and her friends save Easter? A lovely little book, plus the ideal Easter gift for any little girl.

Easter books for kids aged 8 to 11_Emma the Easter Fairy _ Imagine Forest

3. The Lion Storyteller Easter Book

Updated collection of 23 Easter stories, including the events of the first Easter from Palm Sunday through to Jesus’ resurrection encounters with his friends and followers. Each story has been retold in a fresh and engaging way to keep younger readers interested and educated on the real meaning of Easter.

Easter books for kids aged 8 to 11 _The Lion Storyteller Easter Book _ Imagine Forest

4. A Room Full of Chocolate

A powerful and magical tale about friendship and courage during dark times. When Grace’s mum gets sick, her world turns upside down. She is made to live with her grumpy old granddad on his farm and becomes to target of bullying at school. Feeling Lonely and confused, her pain radiates throughout the story. It is her new friendship with Rainbow girl, Megan and her pig, Claude that gives her strength to survive without her mum. With the help of Megan and her pig, Grace is able to hatch out a plan to see her mum at Easter time. A moving story that captures the true nature of love, friendship and resilience.

Easter books for kids aged 8 to 11_ A Room Full of Chocolate _ Imagine Forest

5. Aster Bunnymund: and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth’s Core!

There’s nothing better than a magical bunny who is highly skilled in martial arts. E. Astor Bunnymund (aka The Easter Bunny) is not your average bunny. He is the oldest magical being on Earth and the architect behind a network of speedy tunnels, that gives him secret access to any place on the planet. Bunnymund and his army of eggs are no match for Pitch, the nightmare king and his venomous serpent. A fast-paced tale filled with action, long-lasting friendships and beautiful illustrations. Consider it a fairy tale for the new generation of kids.

Easter books for kids aged 8 to 11_ E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth's Core _ Imagine Forest

6. Egg Tree

In a rural Pennsylvania Dutch community, Katy and Carl discover a new Easter Tradition, the egg tree. It all begins at Grandma’s farm, where the children wake up early for an Easter egg hunt. Failing to find any eggs, Katy goes up to the attic and to her surprise she finds six beautifully decorated eggs. Katy brings the eggs to her Grandma, which tells the children a story about Easter celebrations from when she was a little girl. She would decorate a tree with colourful eggs, just like a Christmas tree. Feeling inspired the children decide to make their own egg tree. As a bonus the author has kindly included instructions on making a real-life egg tree for your own home, so get making and reading!

Easter books for kids aged 8 to 11 _ egg tree _ Imagine Forest

7. My Weird School Special: Bunny Double, We’re in Trouble!

Filled with hilarious Easter-themed stories, games and puzzles. This is the perfect book to make Easter a fun-packed extravaganza for kids. Mayor Hubble is hosting an Easter egg roll with a special Easter egg hunt at his mansion. When word gets out that the prize of the golden egg has a thousand dollars inside. The egg hunt quickly becomes a free-for-all with a fantastic finish. Packed with funny jokes and cool characters, any child is guaranteed to love this book!

Easter books for kids aged 8 to 11 _ My Weird School Special Bunny Double, We're in Trouble _ Imagine Forest

8. Chicken Sunday

Beautiful tale of multicultural friendships, forgiveness, kindness and the joy of selflessness. The book tells the story of three children as they try to raise money to get their Grandma, Miss Eula an Easter Sunday hat.  They ask the shopkeeper, Mr. Kodinski who sells the hat, if they could do some odd jobs around the shop to earn money. But later on his shop is vandalized and he blames the children. As the children try to prove their innocence and earn money for the hat, they discover true kindness and friendship in the people they meet. The detailed illustrations give the story an emotional and inspiring feel that both young and old readers can relate to.

Easter books for kids aged 8 to 11 _ Chicken Sunday _ Imagine Forest

9. The Treasure of Easter Island

A perfect book for reluctant readers. It’s colourful illustrations and creative font style is guaranteed to engage readers of all ages. Geronimo is searching for his sister, Thea on Easter Island. Using real facts and riddles, can Geronimo find his sister? This is definitely not your typical chapter book, with its easy-to-read text and colourful images to keep young readers interested.

Easter books for kids aged 8 to 11 _ The Treasure of Easter Island _ Imagine Forest

10. Amon’s Adventure: A Family Story for Easter

This captivating Easter story takes families through the season of Lent all the way to Easter Sunday. It tells the story of Amon and the sacrifices he makes to save his father’s life. Mixed with real people and some fictional characters, this makes an interesting and educating read for both old and young readers. Plus the short chapters are perfect for making lent a meaningful experience for everyone!

Easter books for kids aged 8 to 11 _ Amon's Adventure A Family Story for Easter _ Imagine Forest

11. On That Easter Morning

Immerse yourself in the story of Easter with this beautifully illustrated retelling by Alison Jay, whose instantly recognisable paintings bring the familiar events to life. From the cheering crowds in Jerusalem to the disciples’ Last Supper and Mary’s grief at the empty tomb, rediscover the wonder of the first Easter morning with this captivating book. Bursting with intricate details, it invites you to explore the landscapes, people, and animals alongside your child, creating a truly special shared experience.

On That Easter Morning

12. The Action Bible Easter: 25 Stories about Jesus’ Resurrection

This vibrant picture book offers a unique perspective on the Easter story, exploring the familiar events through the eyes of 25 “eyewitnesses,” including the colt Jesus rode, the olive tree in Gethsemane, and even Mary Magdalene. Featuring the beloved illustrations and trusted storytelling of The Action Bible series, it invites children of all ages to engage with the story through thought-provoking questions and participate in meaningful reflection during the Easter season.

The Action Bible Easter: 25 Stories about Jesus' Resurrection

13. Make Room: A Child’s Guide to Lent and Easter (Circle of Wonder)

While many resources focus on the joyful anticipation of Advent, Lent can often leave children feeling confused or even scared. “Make Room” offers a refreshing approach, presenting Lent as a time for creating a welcoming space for God. Unlike other books that simply offer activities, “Make Room” uniquely connects these activities to the story of Jesus. Everyday actions like baking bread, sharing a meal, or decluttering your room become acts of justice, kindness, and following Christ’s example, ultimately making room for God in our lives and the world around us. This book goes beyond simply telling the Passion story, inviting children to engage with the deeper themes of hospitality and self-giving that echo throughout Jesus’ life and ministry, fostering wonder, sensory exploration, and a deeper understanding of Lent as a journey of discipleship.

Make Room: A Child's Guide to Lent and Easter (Circle of Wonder)

14. Story of Easter, The: Rhyming Bible Fun for Kids!

Filled with vibrant illustrations, playful rhythm, and catchy rhymes, “The Story of Easter” brings young children closer to God through an imaginative retelling of the Easter story. This charming book, perfectly sized for little hands, is ideal for parents to share with their children or for early readers to explore on their own.

Story of Easter, The: Rhyming Bible Fun for Kids!

15. Holidays Around The World: Celebrate Easter: With Colored Eggs, Flowers, and Prayer

Embark on a global journey to celebrate Easter with this captivating book! Featuring over 25 stunning photographs, it takes young readers on a unique exploration of how this joyous Christian holiday is observed around the world. From the iconic White House Easter Egg Roll to vibrant European bonfires, colourful customs, and the universal tradition of egg dyeing, this book showcases the diverse ways cultures celebrate springtime, rebirth, and hope. With a first-person narrative, it guides young minds through the origins and traditions of Easter, while an informative note from Reverend George Handzo provides historical and cultural context for parents and teachers.

Holidays Around The World: Celebrate Easter: With Colored Eggs, Flowers, and Prayer

16. The Easter Angels

Originally featured in Bob Hartman’s beloved collection of angel stories, this book offers a fresh perspective on a familiar Bible narrative. Through the eyes of an angel, witness the profound significance of the first Easter unfold in a moving and thought-provoking retelling. Ending on a joyful note, this story is sure to resonate with readers and listeners of all ages. Accompanied by the depth and richness of Tim Jonke’s evocative illustrations, this book becomes a visual and emotional delight.

The Easter Angels

Got a younger child? Then check out our list of the best Easter books for 5-6 year olds.

Any other Easter books for kids aged 8 to 11?

Easter is a time for bunny rabbits, chocolate and religious celebrations. We think these Easter books for kids aged 8 to 11, fit perfectly with the true meaning of Easter. What do you think? Is there any other Easter books for kids missing from this list? Let us know in the comments below.

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