Easter is a time of celebration…a time of rebirth, rejoicing and reinvigoration. Whether you celebrate Easter with religion, simply enjoy the traditions of the Easter Bunny, or commune with nature over the reawakening of Spring we have a selection of children’s Easter books you will love. Perfect for placing in an easter basket as a non-candy treat, gifting as a prelude to the upcoming celebrations, or simply because you like to read about the holidays and changing seasons with your littles, cuddling up with a good book is a time-honored tradition no matter the reason or the season.
Children’s Easter Books
From chocolate bunnies to colored eggs, children of all ages will love these Easter classics sure to get them in the spirit of the holiday! Enjoy the fun and friendly antics of the Easter Bunny and introduce young children to this character long before heading to the egg hunts or even the mall to meet the larger-than-life character himself. With choices ranging from read along, sing along, lift-the-flap, and slide-and-find books your child is sure to enjoy this variety of children’s Easter books.
The Golden Egg by A.J. Wood
The Easter Egg by Jan Brett
How to Catch the Easter Bunny by Adam Wallace and Andy Elkerton
It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny by Marilyn Sadler
Honey Bunny Funnybunny by Marilyn Sadler
Easter Surprise: An Eggs-traordinary Slide and Find Book by Roger Priddy
Here Comes Peter Cottontail by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
This year celebrate more than just the Easter holiday with your children, celebrate the season of Spring. Teach children all about rebirth and growth with some of the most popular spring babies…chicks, ducks, lambs and bunnies which are all part of these classic springtime stories perfect for all ages. From unexpected friendships to stories that tug the heartstrings, these feel-good favorites will continue to be read year after year.
Egg Napped by Marisa Montes
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
The Golden Egg Book (Little Golden Book) by Margaret Wise Brown
The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
I Am a Bunny by Ole Risom
Marshmallow by Clare Truly Newberry
Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
Beyond the bunny and the baskets, take time this Lent and Easter to teach your child the real reason behind the season. Oftentimes we get too wrapped up in the commercialized side of things and forget to share with our children the history of the holidays we celebrate here in the United States. Even if you are not religious taking time to share this with our children is educational and important. For many of us reading these simple children’s Easter books with our kids is a great way to explain the origins of Easter and the beliefs of our own religions.
The Story of Easter by Jean Miller
God Gave Us Easter by Lisa Tawn Bergren
Make Room: A Child’s Guide to Lent and Easter by Laura Alary
Keep your elementary-school aged child reading with the cute and quirky antics of the children in the Junie B. Jones and My Weird School Series. With holiday stories as special editions in both series, grab one of these for your child’s weekly reading and keep them engaged in reading on their own while still allowing for the excitement of the upcoming Easter holiday.
Junie B. Jones, 1st Grader: Dumb Bunny by Barbara Park
My Weird School Special: Bunny Double We’re in Trouble by Dan Gutman and Jim Paillot