Best Easter books for kids
This cute touch-and-feel book is one that almost everyone remembers from their childhood (it was first published in 1940!), and it continues to please little ones today. Tots get hands-on with each turn of the page as they feel the soft “fur” of a rabbit, look in a reflective “mirror” and more. Ages 1–3.
Little Critter is making the most of his Easter! He's excited to build his own Easter basket, dye some Easter eggs and go to church with his family. His sister, however, is making things a little difficult. Will this special day go as planned? Ages 3–7.
This sturdy board book takes kiddos on yet another adventure with Peppa—this time for Easter! Grandpa Pig sets up a super fun Easter Egg Hunt (yippee!) for Peppa and her pals, and together they'll find all sorts of great stuff, including chocolate eggs and cute little chicks hatching in the yard! Ages 2–5.
Pete the Cat is still having plenty of fun adventures—including some on Easter! Rumor has it he's even offered to help the Easter Bunny, who could definitely use a hand on this particular Easter morning. For families who have a long car ride on Easter (or folks who need something for the kiddos to do at a family member's house), this book comes complete with punch-out cards and stickers. Ages 4–8.
A classic tale passed down through the generations (since 1939, to be exact), The Country Bunny tells the story of a loving, dedicated bunny mother of 21 children. She takes the time to make each of her kids feel special and is dedicated to raising them as polite, hard-working bunnies. Her hard work does not go unnoticed—in fact, it eventually earns her the coveted role of Easter Bunny. Ages 4–7.
Perfect for explaining the religious aspects behind the celebration of Easter, God Gave Us Easter shares how Easter came about in the first place and covers the basics with a simple storyline and stunning watercolor illustrations. Ages 3–6.
For children learning about colors and numbers, this fun Easter book is a must-read. Mouse, who you probably know from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, explores eggs of all kinds; each page offers a different amount of pretty eggs to count as you try to figure out who is leaving them all over the house! Ages 2–4.
Not only is the rhyming storyline super cute, but this sweet bunny book is easy to hold—it's shaped like a teacup, handle and all! Kiddos will be enthralled with the story's beautiful illustrations, which include teeny bunnies enjoying their very own tea party. Ages 3–5.
A great excuse to read rhymes together, this Llama Llama board book shows Llama Llama recieving an Easter basket (and the many things inside)! P.S...any excuse to say Llama Llama...right? Ages 3–5.
Best known for her children's book Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown delivers an equally heartwarming tale with The Golden Egg Book. A little bunny finds an egg and realizes something is moving inside: a tiny duck about to hatch! Ages 2–5.