Easter is a special time of year. It’s a time when Spring is finally here and the sun is out again. New life is everywhere and everyone seems to be a little more cheery. We have compiled a list of books that has all of this happiness wrapped up in one place for you. We hope you find some Easter books here that will bring new life to you and your kids.
This book has darling illustrations. It has a simple phrase for each letter of the alphabet that corresponds to Easter. It includes religious phrases as well as commercially celebrated parts of Easter.
Introduce your brilliant baby to the ABCs with this colorfully illustrated primer about the joys of Easter. In the latest alphabet primer from artist Greg Paprocki, Easter and the rites of spring are celebrated with Paprocki’s wonderful colorful and vintage-looking illustrations. Your toddlers can enjoy illustrations of such things as the Easter Bunny, baskets overflowing with candy, children decorating Easter eggs, an Easter egg hunt, and beautiful springtime flowers. Part of the BabyLit Alphabet Series. Greg Paprocki works full-time as an illustrator and book designer. In addition to illustrating several Curious George books, he’s provided illustrations for a number of books for Gibbs Smith, including A Is for Atom, S Is for Santa, B Is for Boo, S Is for School, and The Big Book of Superheroes. He began his career as an advertising art director after studying fine art and graphic design at the University of Nebraska. He lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Jan Brett’s lovable bunny hero, Hoppi, and her remarkable Easter Rabbit will enchant readers as they pore over illustrations filled with dazzling eggs made by Flora Bunny, Aunt Sassyfrass and others.
If Hoppi can make the best Easter egg, he will get to help the Easter Rabbit with his deliveries on Easter morning. But it is not so easy. Discouraged, he goes into the woods to think when a blue robin’s egg tumbles out of its nest. Hoppi keeps it safe and warm until the baby bird hatches, and when the Easter Rabbit arrives, he declares the empty blue eggshell the very best one to reward Hoppi for his kindness.
Spring is everywhere in gorgeous illustrations framed with pussy willows, flowering vines and flowers. Side borders feature busy rabbits making their unusual eggs and, in a border above, the Robin’s family drama unfolds.
A gatefold surprise reveals the Easter Rabbit.
Fans of quirky, irreverent humour will squeal with delight at The Easter Bunny Invasion! For many, many years Mildred the Easter Bunny has delivered scrumptious Easter eggs to all the children of the world. But Foxington ‘Foxy’ McFox - the foxiest fox in all of Foxtown - wants to get his paws on Mildred’s wondrous flying egg factory, and turn Easter into a disaster! The Easter Bunny must seek help from Santa Claus, Clarence the Slug and a great many others - will Mildred and her friends save the day, or will Foxy’s bunny invasion take over the world? The Easter Bunny Invasion! is a great introduction to the bonkers mind of occasional author Clifford James Hayes. If you’re not a frenzied, foaming-at-the-mouth fan of his books yet, you soon will be!
Celebrate the joy of Easter with Precious Moments! This delightful picture book captures all the fun and excitement of Easter, from finding Easter eggs and the basket, to eating yummy treats and celebrating with the family! With its touching message, [this book] will help young readers discover the magic and blessings of the Easter season.
All the criteria required of a good Easter bunny from including loving eggs, chocolate, and jelly beans. It’s bright and colorful but perhaps a little on the fluffy side.
Describes all the qualifications needed in the Easter Bunny, from long ears and a fluffy tail, to knowing how to decorate baskets and hide colored eggs.
How to Catch the Easter Bunny - B is for Bookworm - This book on how to catch the Easter Bunny is pretty creative! The Easter Bunny takes you through all the different kinds of tricks and traps that have been left for him. It’s fun, inventive, and rhyming, though I did think the book was lacking a little in the storyline.
The Night Before Easter - “Twas the night before Easter, just before dawn, Not a creature was stirring out on the lawn.”The Easter bunny takes center stage in this delightful spin on Clement C. Moore’s beloved poem that will send families hopping to the bookstore for an Easter treat sweeter than any sugar plum!
The Itsy Bitsy Bunny - The itsy bitsy bunny is ready for an Easter adventure as he tries to deliver the best Easter ever. A bouncy twist on the classic nursery rhyme The Itsy Bitsy Spider.
My Weird School Special: Bunny Double, We're in Trouble! - A.J. and the gang from My Weird School star in this series of after-school, holiday-themed chapter books featuring all-new hilarious stories and thirty-two pages of games, puzzles, and more. Hip hop hooray! It’s Easter! And this year, Mayor Hubble is hosting an Easter egg roll and a special egg hunt at the mayor’s mansion. But when Mayor Hubble reveals that the prize golden egg has a thousand dollars inside it, the egg hunt becomes a wacky free-for-all with a photo finish! Bestselling author Dan Gutman brings his kid-friendly sense of humor to this all-new series of holiday adventures. With My Weird School checklists and trivia plus tons of Easter-themed facts and puzzles, this is one weird Easter special you don’t want to miss!
Celebrate the bright and cheerful colors of Easter with The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
The colors of the rainbow jump off the page in this colorful celebration of the Easter season. Young readers will love learning about colors along with The Very Hungry Caterpillar in this delightful board book filled with the joyful art of Eric Carle.
With short and simple rhyming text, the Llama Llama board books introduce Llama Llama to babies and toddlers before they’re ready for longer full-length stories. And their small size and durable pages are perfect for little hands.
In Llama Llama Easter Egg, the Easter Bunny brings lots of treats for Llama Llama: jelly beans, colorful eggs, and a fluffy surprise!
E. Aster Bunnymund uses his martial arts skills, his network of tunnels, and the help of MiM, Sand Mansnoozy, and Nicholas St. North to battle the Nightmare King, Pitch, who has sent a venomous serpent to attack Bunnymund’s royal guard of warrior eggs.
Winner of Peters Book of the Year 2015 and the Leeds Book Award. Grace’s fun-loving Mum has found a lump. Her north London world of sleepovers, tap dancing and playing the clarinet fall apart when she is sent to live with her grumpy old granddad on his farm in Yorkshire while her mother goes into hospital to get better. Grace misses her mother so much it hurts, and doesn’t quite understand what is happening to her. And things go from bad to worse when she starts school and becomes the bullies’ latest target. But Grace is no longer alone when she meets Rainbow Girl Megan and her pig, Claude - when she’s with them she feels as if she can confront anything. At Easter time when Grace misses her mum the most, she knows she must find a way to get to London. With Megan’s help, she hatches a plan to run away that involves Claude, chocolate Easter eggs and a risky ID swap. But it’s all worth it if it means that she finally gets to see her mum … A gorgeous story of courage and friendship that will tug at your heart strings. ‘A touching, beautifully imagined debut about a young girl coping with her mother’s cancer and her grandfather’s stubbornness. It’s atmosphere reminds me of the central relationship in Goodnight Mr Tom.’ Amanda Craig ‘At times, desperately moving, and others riotously fun, this is a special book that is destined to charm readers old and young.’ We Love This Book ‘This is a lovely tale of friendship, tenacity and family secrets.’ The Bookseller
An easter EGGS-travaganza about the first ever egg hunt from bestselling authors Adam and Charlotte Guillain with illustrations by rising star, Pippa Curnick. Poor Easter Chick works so hard to make everyone’s Easter eggs but the Easter Bunny always gets all the credit. It’s time for Chick to hatch a cunning plan . . . which accidentally turns into the first ever Easter egg hunt! This rhyming picture book is choc full of Easter fun and has a brilliant message about teamwork that is perfect for reading all year round. Pippa Curnick’s bright illustrations are packed with humour and bring this Easter story to life.
Emma the Easter Fairy - When Easter festivities are threatened by melting chocolate, spoiling eggs and a missing Easter Bunny, Rachel and Kirsty team up with Emma the Easter Fairy to outwit Jack Frost and his goblins.
Spot's Easter Surprise - Excited about the big Easter egg hunt at his grandparent’s house, Spot and his friends search for the hidden treats, but when he sees something special in the bushes, Spot knows that it is the perfect gift for his grandparents. On board pages.
Catch That Egg! - Hop along and enjoy the bouncy rhymes of this lovely Easter story, perfect for fans of Duck & Goose and Little Blue Truck! Floppit’s farmyard friends have had enough of his enormous bunny feet causing chaos! But his big clumsy feet might just save the day when Chicken’s egg rolls away . . . Join bunny Floppit and all the favorite barnyard animals for an adventure told in an upbeat rhyme that’s just as bouncy as Floppit’s giant feet. With soft, adorable illustrations and a reassuring story about acceptance and fitting in, this book is perfect for Easter baskets and spring celebrations.
An Egg for Bunny - A new springtime board book all about the joys of unexpected friendships. A perfect addition to any Easter basket! Hop along with a curious bunny as it meets a brand-new friend that just happens to be . . . an egg! Full of heart and humor, this endearing story celebrates the one-of-a-kind curiosity of childhood and the realization that a new friendship can “hatch” at any moment.
Introduce little ones to Easter in this bold and graphic board book by illustrator and textile designer Jane Foster. In this beautiful and sophisticated board book, children will be introduced to bold images of Easter and spring, such as Easter baskets, Easter eggs, lambs, bunnies, flowers, and more! Praise for Jane Foster’s ABC and Jane Foster’s 123: “Both titles are stunningly simple, but Foster is able to create some truly arresting images here, making both books pleasurable repeat reads. A fetching and effective introduction to the world of numbers.” -starred review, Kirkus Reviews “It’s a book that style-minded parents and kids can appreciate equally.” -starred review, Publishers Weekly “This unusually attractive counting board book from the British illustrator and textile designer Jane Foster shows off her style in a way that will catch-and hold-the eye of grown-ups and younger children alike.” -New York Times Children’s Board Book roundup review
Race along with the Sesame Street gang on Easter morning!A new entry in Sourcebooks’ Sesame Scribbles series, which continues to show strong salesEye-catching design, lively rhymed text, and lovable characters make for a memorable reading experience to share between parents and childrenSesame Street continues to be one of the most familiar and best-loved brands around the worldIt’s a bright Easter morning, and all of Sesame Street is gathered at the park for the Great Easter Race. Who will win the day? Will it be the turtle, who moves slowly and steadily toward the finish? Or will it be the bunny, who runs faster than thunder, but seems easily distracted? What could be more important for the bunny than the race on Easter? Fun surprises wait around every turn, so come along with Elmo and all the Sesame Street friends!
Nobunny does an Easter egg hunt quite like Betty Bunny! For fans of Ladybug Girl and Fancy Nancy, check out the loveable handful from the creator of Disney’s T.V. series Dog with a Blog.
Yes, Betty Bunny loves Easter. She loves it so much that she just knows when she grows up, she will be the Easter Bunny. So it comes as quite a shock when she learns that her brothers and sister have been helping her in the egg hunt every year. Determined to find eggs on her own, this time, Betty Bunny also finds out a thing or two about the satisfaction of accomplishment.
Going it alone, Betty Bunny strikes again in the latest in her series, a funny Easter tale of independence.
Easter Counting - A colorful choice for little ones awaiting the Easter Bunny! This brightly illustrated shape-cut board book introduces the youngest readers to counting as they hunt for holiday treats including bunnies, eggs, and flowers. Easter Counting is the fifth title in the First Celebrations series, which includes Halloween Colors, Thanksgiving Counting, Christmas Colors and Counting, and Valentine’s Shapes. Add this colorful book to your collection of Easter books!
Little Rabbit's Easter - Come along with Little Rabbit as she follows a fluffy bunny . . . and finds some Easter fun! With its adorable animal friends and colorful Easter eggs, this is another delightful entry in Algy Craig Hall’s popular series celebrating special holiday moments.
Bently & Egg - A singing frog reluctantly babysits a duck egg in this sweetly hilarious picture book from the brilliant mind that brought you The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. While egg-sitting for his friend Kack Kack the duck, Bently Hopperton the frog is so bored that he cannot resist painting the egg’s shell. But when the decorated egg is mistaken for an Easter egg and is egg-napped, Bently discovers that he has in fact, grown terrifically fond of that ole egg. Can he rescue the egg before it’s too late? An homage to fatherhood, and the appreciation of swell art.
Bailey the Bunny - Enter an enchanted world of fairy animal friends! Bailey the Bunny loves springtime. Easter is coming soon, and Misty Wood is full of flower buds for the bud bunnies to open with their little pink noses. But when poor Bailey gets the hiccups, she fears she won’t be able complete her special job. Can mischievous Petey the Puppy help?
Egg is a graphic novel for preschoolers about four eggs, one big surprise, and an unlikely friendship, by Caldecott Medalist and New York Times-bestselling author Kevin Henkes. Egg is not only a perfect Easter gift, but also a classic read-alone and read-aloud that will appeal all year long.
This masterful and stylistically original picture book introduces young children to four eggs. One is blue, one is pink, one is yellow, and one is green. Three of the eggs hatch, revealing three baby birds who fly away. But the green egg does not hatch. Why not? When the three birds return to investigate, they’re in for a big surprise! What will happen next? With a compelling mix of comic-like panels, wordless pages and spreads, and a short text featuring word repetition, surprise, and suspense, Egg is an ideal book for emergent readers, as well as for sharing in a group. Egg is sure to inspire creativity and storytelling in preschoolers, as they anticipate the page turns and determine their own endings! Kevin Henkes is the bestselling author of Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, Waiting, and Kitten’s First Full Moon, among many other beloved titles.
With this New York Times bestseller comes a cat with flair to spare, an Easter Bunny with a job to do, and a hilarious break from sticky-sweet Easter fare—for fans of Patrick McDonnell and Mo Willems’s Elephant and Piggie books.
Why should the Easter Bunny get all the love? That’s what Cat would like to know. So he decides to take over: He dons his sparkly suit, jumps on his Harley, and roars off into the night. But it turns out delivering Easter eggs is hard work. And it doesn’t leave much time for naps (of which Cat has taken five—no, seven). So when a pooped-out Easter Bunny shows up, and with a treat for Cat, what will Cat do? His surprise solution will be stylish, smart, and even—yes—kind.
An homage to classic comic strips from the author of The Quiet Book and The Loud Book, this Easter treat has a bit of bite, a sweet center, and a satisfying finish—sure to inspire second helpings.
Great as an Easter basket stuffer—read it at Eastertime and year-round!
All Max wants to do is eat the chocolate chicken that someone left in the birdbath one fine spring morning. But “wait, Max,” his sister Ruby says, “First we go on an egg hunt.” Max does his best to play along, but when Ruby finds all the eggs-and he finds only ants and acorns-he shows her what can happen when you put all your eggs in one basket!
From the illustrator of We’re Going on an Egg Hunt comes another book featuring lift-the-flaps, perfect for Easter and springtime!
See the little bunnies sleeping till it’s noon Shall we go and wake them with a merry tune? Wake up, animals! Join four adorable bunnies as they rouse their sleepy animal friends. Because there are times to be quiet—and times to be loud! Beneath lift-the-flaps on almost every page, readers will hop with bunnies, cheep with chicks, baa with lambs, and meow with kittens.
This interactive book, with a perfect read-aloud text inspired by a classic nursery rhyme, features sixteen lift-the-flaps and a fun story about quiet time and loud time. And with adorable art featuring lots of springtime animals, this is the perfect Easter gift!
Easter Egg hunting with Spot! It’s Easter, and Spot and his friends hunt for eggs at Spot’s grandparent’s house. Once everyone has collected the eggs, there is still a surprise waiting in the bushes. What could it be? This charming reissue of Spot’s Easter Surprise is perfect for children to share with their grandparents this Easter.