Orange Books
The Easter Story

The Easter Story

Authors: Autumn Ward, Joseph Goode

The Easter Story introduces preschoolers to the wonderful truth that Jesus wants to be their Friend forever. Told through an engaging, easy-to-understand rhyme, the story begins with the Lord’s Supper and progresses through Jesus’ breakfast on the beach with the disciples.

Beautifully illustrated, this 5-by-5-inch, 16-page board book is durable enough for even the youngest of children and was designed to help them remember key truths about the Easter story. It will be one they want to “read” again and again.

The Easter Story (written by Autumn Ward, illustrated by Joseph Goode) is part of the First Look Devotional Series, a collection of books designed to give children a first impression of their heavenly Father.


“Finally! The Easter Story is exactly what our church has been looking for! Such a beautiful telling of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross that engages, captivates, and flawlessly balances age appropriateness and biblical truth. Phenomenally well done.”—Alison Leamon, Early Childlhood Director, Preston Trail Community Church

“Beautifully written in rhyme and perfectly illustrated, this book is a needed addition to your library at home, church or preschool. I’m picky when it comes to books for preschoolers—sometimes they can be cheesy or leave out important truths. The Easter Story balances what is appropriate for preschoolers to know with the truth of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. I am a preschool director at a church, and I highly recommend this book!”—Kelly Stockdale, Family & Women’s Ministry Director, The Hill

“We remember reading Autumn’s first book, The Christmas Story, and our next thought being, ‘This is soooo sweet! She should do more of these,’ which is why we’re super excited for The Easter Story. We love how the story is written in such a simple but personal way that describes the friendship Jesus had with His disciples. We want our three little girls to know that above all that Jesus is their Friend and to have an early understanding of just how much He LOVES them, and that truly His love for us will never end!”—Casey & Anisa Darnell, singer/songwriter/worship leader, North Point Community Church; designer and founder of

“The Easter story is the difference maker in Christianity and for a child to understand it this simply and clearly is amazing. This resource should be in every home.”—Casey Graham, dad to two amazing kids and founder of The Rocket Company

  • Autumn Ward

    Autumn Ward

    Autumn Ward is a writer of First Look preschool curriculum as well as the Creative Director for Parent Cue Initiatives for GoWeekly at Orange. She uses her degree in education and over a decade of preschool ministry experience to help create moments that introduce children to the God who made them and loves them. Some of her favorite memories are of reading books to her children and watching them respond to the words and pictures.

    She is the author of The Creation Story, The Christmas Story, and The Easter Story, from the First Look Devotional Series.

    Autumn and her husband, Chad, live near Atlanta, Georgia, with their three children, Joseph, Sarah, and Anna. For more information about Autumn, follow her on Twitter @autumnrebekah.

  • Joseph Goode

    Joseph Goode

    Joseph Goode is an illustrator, sequential artist, and musician who loves the stories of the Bible. It is his lifelong mission to create visually exciting art that amplifies the details of the biblical accounts. Joseph is a husband and dad of three, currently living in Atlanta.

    Joe is the illustrator of The Creation Story, The Christmas Story ,and The Easter Story, from the First Look Devotional Series.