With Easter fast approaching, I want to share my top 10 Easter books. Find great Easter books well-written, beautifully illustrated, and with a clear message.
Get ready for Easter! Check out some of my favorite Easter picture books for your little ones.
Spring Is Here, Grumpy Bunny!
by Justine Korman and Lucinda McQueen
As soon as school was done for the day, Hopper the grumpy bunny hurried to see his favorite friend, Lilac, who was the music teacher. But she was on her way out. “I’m going to read at the Bunnybaby Center’s storytime,” Lilac explained…
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The Dumb Bunnies’ Easter
by Dav Pilkey
The Bunny family is a worthy successor to those all-time favorites the Stupids. Here, the bunnies have some holiday problems. For example, they expect the Easter Bunny to come in a “shiny red minivan pulled by eight flying pilgrims.” Their glorious ability to get every single thing wrong will leave preschoolers in stitches. The illustrations–done by an artist who describes his medium as “watercolors, India ink, acrylics, and Hamburger Helper”–match the story perfectly: pink, buck-toothed, and round in the middle, the bunnies are goofy indeed. This is dumbness supreme and a real treat.
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There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick!
by Lucille Colandro
You won’t believe why this old lady swallowed a chick, some straw, an egg, some candy, a basket, and a bow! Oh, no! Read this book to find out why!
Lucille Colandro has written many books for children including the There Was An Old Lady series illustrated by Jared Lee.
Jared Lee has illustrated more than 100 books for young readers. He has received awards from the Society of Illustrators, the Martha Kinney Cooper Ohioana Library Association, the National Cartoonists Society, and others. He lives in Ohio with his wife and a menagerie of dogs, cats, ponies, ducks, and a few unknown creatures.
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The Runaway Bunny
by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd
Celebrating 75 years, The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown, beloved children’s book author of Goodnight Moon, in a sturdy board book edition, perfect for little hands.
“If you run away,” said his mother, “I will run after you. For you are my little bunny.”
A little bunny keeps running away from his mother in this imaginary game of hide-and-seek. Children will be profoundly comforted by this lovingly steadfast mother who finds her child every time.
The Runaway Bunny, first published in 1942 and never out of print, has indeed become a classic. Generations of readers have fallen in love with the gentle magic of its reassuring words and loving pictures. The sturdy board book pages make this edition of the beloved story perfect for babies and toddlers.
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Here Comes the Easter Bunny
by Tad Hills
New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Tad Hills brings our favorite feathered friends out to celebrate spring in this sturdy board book. Duck & Goose have lots of ideas about how to find the Easter Bunny, but will they succeed? Preschoolers won’t be able to resist this latest board book featuring Duck & Goose, lots of colorful eggs, and the Easter Bunny.
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Happy Easter, Little Critter
by Mercer Mayer
Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter is celebrating Easter in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether he’s dyeing eggs, searching for baskets, or snacking on sweets, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect way to celebrate the Easter holiday!
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It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny
by Marilyn Sadler
Meet P. J. Funnybunny in this humorous and touching Beginner Book by Marilyn Sadler and Roger Bollen. It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny tells the “tail” of P.J. and his quest to become something other than what he is. Is it more fun to be a bear, a bird, or a pig? Read along as P.J. tries to determine who he is—and where he belongs.
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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 a beloved poem that will send families hopping to the bookstore for an Easter treat sweeter than any sugar plum!
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The Great Easter Race! (Sesame Street Scribbles)
by Sesame Workshop
It’s 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? Fun surprises wait around every turn, so come along with Elmo and all the Sesame Street friends!
It’s a bright Easter morning on Sesame Street,
and out in the park, friends are starting to meet.
There are beautiful colors and flags waving free.
Something special is happening. But what can it be?
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God Gave Us Easter
A delightfully illustrated picture book for readers ages 3 and up, God Gave Us Easter features the adorable polar bear Little Cub, talking with her father and learning about God’s design for the Easter season and what it really means.
“God loved us so much he wanted us to always be with him too. That’s why God knew he’d need to give us Easter.”
As Little Cub celebrates Easter with Papa, Mama, and her brother and sister, she begins to ask her papa questions about this very special day of the year. Papa lovingly explains God’s plans for his children, while taking Little Cub on a memorable walk through her stunning Arctic world, and he shares how Easter came about in clear, simple terms that even the littlest cubs can understand.
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