26 Books About Easter That Your Kids Will Love

Updated Jan. 29, 2019

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.

E Is for Easter book
#1
E Is for Easter
Written and illustrated by Greg Paprocki
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3
Thoughts from Mom of Boys

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.

Seeking a Bunny book
#2
Seeking a Bunny
Written by Angela DiTerlizzi and illustrated by Allie Smith
picture book
Recommend Ages: 1-3
Thoughts from Mr. Staccato

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 book
#3
How to Catch the Easter Bunny
Written by Adam Wallace and illustrated by Andy Elkerton
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8
Thoughts from 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.

Is this the year you'll be able to catch the Easter bunny in action? Start an Easter tradition with this fun and funny children's book, from the New York Times bestselling creators of How to Catch a Leprechaun! "I've been working long and hard with all my peeps and crew. We've made the eggs, and now I'm here to bring them all to you!"

Egg book
#4
Egg
Written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

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.

The Easter Egg book
#5
The Easter Egg
Written and illustrated by Jan Brett
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

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.

Betty Bunny Loves Easter book
#6
Betty Bunny Loves Easter
Written by Michael Kaplan and illustrated by Stephane Jorisch
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

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.

Jane Foster's Easter book
#7
Jane Foster's Easter
Written and illustrated by Jane Foster
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

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

The Joy of Easter book
#8
The Joy of Easter
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

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.

The First Egg Hunt book
#9
The First Egg Hunt
Written by Adam Guillain, Charlotte Guillain and illustrated by Pippa Curnick
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

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.

An Egg for Bunny book
#10
An Egg for Bunny
Written and illustrated by Elisabeth Zuniga
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

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.

10 Easter Egg Hunters book
#11
10 Easter Egg Hunters
Written by Janet Schulman and illustrated by Linda Davick
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Children search for ten eggs hidden by a bunny.

The Itsy Bitsy Bunny book
#12
The Itsy Bitsy Bunny
Written by Jeffrey Burton and illustrated by Sanja Rescek
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

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.

Spot's Easter Surprise book
#13
Spot's Easter Surprise
Written and illustrated by Eric Hill
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

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.

Emma the Easter Fairy book
#14
Emma the Easter Fairy
Written and illustrated by Daisy Meadows
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-9

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.

The Easter Bunny Invasion! book
#15
The Easter Bunny Invasion!
Written by Clifford Hayes
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-11

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!

My Weird School Special: Bunny Double, We're in Trouble! book
#16
My Weird School Special: Bunny Double, We're in Trouble!
Written and illustrated by Dan Gutman
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-10

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!

E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth's Core! book
#17
E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth's Core!
Written by William Joyce
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-11

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.

The Egg Tree book
#18
The Egg Tree
Written and illustrated by Katherine Milhous
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

A Room Full of Chocolate book
#19
A Room Full of Chocolate
Written and illustrated by Jane Elson
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-11

***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

The Night Before Easter book
#20
The Night Before Easter
Written by Natasha Wing and illustrated by Kathy Couri
board book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

“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 Great Easter Race! book
#21
The Great Easter Race!
Written and illustrated by Sesame Workshop
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

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!

Catch That Egg! book
#22
Catch That Egg!
Written by Lucy Rowland and illustrated by Anna Chernyshova
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

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.

Little Rabbit's Easter book
#23
Little Rabbit's Easter
Written and illustrated by Algy Craig Hall
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-4

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.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Easter Colors book
#24
The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Easter Colors
Written and illustrated by Eric Carle
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

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.

Easter Counting book
#25
Easter Counting
Written and illustrated by Barbara Barbieri McGrath
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

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!

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