Easter is such a wonderful time of year. Easter egg hunts. Sunday brunches. But best of all… books! And while these Easter picture books are great for the holiday, we read many of them year round.
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15+ Favorite Children’s Easter Picture Books
Max’s Chocolate Chicken (Max & Ruby): 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!
Here Comes the Easter Cat: 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.
Happy Easter, Mouse! (If You Give A Mouse A Cookie Series): Join Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie as he tries to figure out who’s leaving Easter eggs all over his house! Terrific practice for counting as well.
Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure: In this latest Pete Picture Book, Pete helps out the Easter Bunny! Fans of Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes, and Pete the Cat Saves Christmas will love this Easter-themed Pete storybook.
Last One in Is a Rotten Egg! (Gilbert and Friends): Gilbert and Lola are excited that their cousin Wally is coming for a visit—just in time for the Easter egg hunt! But soon they learn how competitive Wally has become. He has to be the fastest, be the first in line, and find the most eggs, no matter who gets hurt. How can Gilbert deal with such relentless rivalry? In this humorous and encouraging story by Diane deGroat, Gilbert—everyone’s favorite opossum—teaches Wally who the rotten egg really is!
Where Are Baby’s Easter Eggs?: A Lift-the-Flap Book: Little ones will love lifting the large, sturdy flaps in this sweet, irresistible board book to find Baby’s Easter eggs. Where could they be? Children will discover colorful springtime objects under each of the six sturdy flaps until… they find Baby’s Easter eggs in a fold-out finale.
Splat the Cat: Where’s the Easter Bunny? Easter is almost here! Splat has to tell the Easter Bunny what he wants most. A really big Easter egg, of course! But where is the Easter Bunny? Do you know?
The Egg Tree: One Easter morning, Katy and Carl went on an egg hunt through Grandmom’s house. Katy couldn’t find anything until she went up to the attic. And there she discovered a very special set of eggs. Grandma had painted them when she was a little girl. And now, she hung them from the branches of a tiny tree — an Egg Tree! So began a very special Easter tradition. This Caldecott Medal-winning story of a Pennsylvania Dutch Easter will surely inspire children to make Egg Trees of their very own.
Duck & Goose, Here Comes the Easter Bunny! 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.
Easter Bugs : A Springtime Pop-up by David A Carter: All kinds of bugs are hiding behind colorful Easter eggs, just waiting for you to find them! (And there are lots more fun surprises, too!)
How Many Jelly Beans? How many jelly beans are enough? How many are too many? Aiden and Emma can’t decide. Is 10 enough? How about 1,000? That’s a lot of jelly beans. But eaten over a whole year, it’s only two or three a day. This giant picture book offers kids a fun and easy way to understand large numbers. Starting with 10, each page shows more and more colorful candies, leading up to a giant fold-out surprise—one million jelly beans! With bright illustrations and an irresistible extra-large format, How Many Jelly Beans? makes learning about big numbers absolutely scrumptious!
Fancy Nancy’s Elegant Easter: Nancy prepares an elegant Easter affair in this fancy new lift-the-flap book! Throwing a fabulous and fancy Easter party is a very big job—and Nancy and Bree are in charge of decorating! This book includes thirteen flaps that open to reveal hidden surprises that will delight all festive Fancy Nancy fans!
The Biggest Easter Basket Ever: As Mouseville prepares for a gala Easter celebration on the village green, complete with a biggest Easter Basket contest, two lovable mice learn a lesson in cooperation — and fun! Town mouse Clayton and country mouse Desmond continue to teach the benefits of collaboration and friendship in another sweet story centered around this joyful holiday.
The Easter Egg: Hoppi, a small but industrious bunny, takes a tour of the woods and sees how other rabbits are preparing fancily decorated eggs in the hopes of being chosen to assist the official Easter Rabbit.
Max’s Easter Surprise: Ruby and her friend Louise are decorating Easter eggs, but Max wants to have an Easter Parade. Big sister Ruby tells Max the Easter Parade is tomorrow, but he can help today by carrying all the decorated eggs to the Easter basket. But Max doesn’t want to just carry the eggs. He wants to march them in a parade!
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