The best Easter books for children

20 Must-Read Easter Books For Kids

Add these must-read Easter books for kids to your family book collection. There is no better way to get excited for Easter than to kick off with some favourite Easter stories. These Easter books for children make perfect non-chocolate gift ideas or are simply a fun way to build excitement in the lead up to Easter Sunday.

The best easter books for kids

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The Best Easter Books For Kids

Create a new Easter tradition this year by gifting your children a new Easter book each year. These Books about Easter are full of cute adventures and lovable characters that kids will adore. Easter books for kids make a perfect Easter basket gift or make it part of your annual celebration to read a different Easter story each night together in the week before Easter.

Here are 20 of the best Easter books for kids and toddlers:

The Biggest Easter Basket by Steven Kroll

Recommended for ages 4-8

As Mouseville prepares for their big Easter celebration with a biggest Easter Basket contest, two lovable mice, Clayton and Desmond, learn a valuable lesson in cooperation. The town and country mice teach the benefits of working together and friendship in a sweet story centred around Easter.

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We’re Going on an Egg Hunt, by Laura Hughes

Recommended for ages 0-5

Love We’re Going on a Bear Hunt? This Easter-themed version takes the Easter bunnies on an exciting adventure. Find the eggs under the fun lift-flaps and practice counting along the way.

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The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story by Jan & Mike Berenstain

Recommended for ages 4-7

Many of us have a special spot in our hearts for the Berenstain Bears from our own childhood. Bring this lovable family into the lives of your own children, as they teach their cubs the tradition and history of Easter, as an easy-to-understand way of explaining the Resurrection.

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It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny by Marilyn Sadler

Recommended for ages 3-7

Originally created by Dr Seuss to replace the boring learn to read books in schools, the story tells the tale of P.J. the bunny and his quest to become something other than what he is. Perhaps it’s more fun to be a bear, bird, or pig? P.J. tries to determine who he is and where he belongs in a journey of self-discovery.

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Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure By James & Kimberly Dean

Recommended for ages 4-8

A #1 New York Times bestseller featuring the cool cat Pete for an Easter adventure. When Pete wakes up on Easter morning, ready to check out his basket of goodies, he discovers the Easter Bunny needs a little extra help. The book comes with a poster an activity pack for extra fun.

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Happy Easter, Mouse! By Laura Numeroff

Recommended for ages 0-5

This Easter board book for kids features Mouse in a new adventure, headed on an Easter egg hunt. But who is hiding the eggs in Mouse’s house? This is a perfect book for toddlers or early readers to teach colours as you find the Easter eggs.

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Llama Llama Easter Egg by Anna Dewdney

Recommended for ages 0-5

The Llama Llama board books include short and simple rhyming text, perfect for babies and toddlers before they’re ready for longer stories. In this story, the Easter Bunny brings treats for Llama Llama. Jelly beans, colourful eggs, and a fluffy surprise!

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Happy Easter, Little Critter by Mercy Mayer 

Recommended for ages 3-7

An eggs-tra special, egg-citing tale featuring Little Critter! 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, this delightful story is the perfect Easter book for children.

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Don’t Push the Button! An Easter Surprise by Bill Cotter

Recommended for ages 0-5

Larry the Monster is back and he is SO excited for Easter! Aren’t you? I don’t think the Easter Bunny is watching. But…Whatever you do…DON’T PUSH THE BUTTON! Join Larry in a new adventure from the bestselling Don’t Push The Button series.

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Spot’s First Easter by Eric Hill

Recommended for ages 0-5

The Where’s Spot lift-the-flap books have always been a favourite for me growing up and now for my kids too. Join Spot in an Easter egg hunt and see how many you can find. Where are all the eggs hiding? Younger children will love the surprises hidden beneath.

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Easter Eggscapade, by Henri Meunier

Recommended for ages 4-7

When their bird neighbours eggs go missing, Rory and Sheldon spring into action to save the chicks – becoming the Super-Duper Duo! They use their super-duper powers to find the culprit and return the baby birds to their nests. This is an action-packed fun story kids will love.

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Peep On a Perch by Andrea Posner-Sanchez

Recommended for ages 3-7

Start an Easter tradition with the Peep on a perch, just like everyone’s favourite Christmas visitor, Elf on the Shelf. This book and plush peep set a load of fun, giving the Easter bunny a little extra help keeping an eye on well-behaved children at home.

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How to Catch the Easter Bunny by Adam Wallace

Recommended for ages 4-10

Is this the year you will catch the Easter bunny? Build up the Easter anticipation with this picture book kids will love. Follow along the Easter Bunny as he makes his way around delivering all the treats,

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Easter Colors by Eric Carle

Recommended for ages 3-5

Everyone’s favourite caterpillar is back to help teach colours in this adorable Easter book for toddlers and younger children. More of the bright illustrations you love with a fun Easter theme.

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Biscuit’s Pet & Play Easter: A Touch & Feel Book by Alyssa Satin Capucilli 

Recommended for ages 0-4

This touch and feel book could not be any cuter and is essential for filling your Easter books for children library. Kids can pet the fluffy yellow chick and hunt for shiny Easter eggs. Join Biscuit on a new adventure for Easter! The sturdy board book pages and simple text are just right for babies and toddlers.

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Peppa’s Easter Egg Hunt by Scholastic and Eone

Recommended for ages 0-5

Spring is here, and Grandpa Pig has set up an Easter egg hunt for Peppa Pig, George and their friends! Join Peppa, Rebecca Rabbit, and Freddy Fox as they search for bright coloured Easter eggs in the garden.

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Thomas and the Easter Eggs by Golden Books

Recommended for ages 2-5

Thomas the Tank Engine is here to save Easter in the way only Thomas and his friends know how to do. Kids who are fans of Thomas will love their favourite character featuring in his own Easter story.

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Mater and the Easter Buggy by Kiki Thorpe

Recommended for ages 3-5

Easter has come to Radiator Springs and no one is more excited than Mater. He can’t wait for the Easter Buggy to fill his tyre with treats. But his best friend Lightning McQueen worries that Mater’s holiday will be ruined when Mater wakes up to find an empty Easter tyre. A fun Cars twist with the Easter Buggy in the place of a bunny.  

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Duck & Goose, Here Comes the Easter Bunny! by Tad Hills 

Recommended for ages 2-5

New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Tad Hills brings Duck & Goose out to celebrate spring in this Easter board book. They have plenty of ideas on how to find the Easter Bunny, how will any work?

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Pinkalicious: Eggstraordinary Easter by Victoria Kann

Recommended for ages 4-8

Pinkalicious wakes up on Easter morning and discovers a note from Edgar Easter Bunny that sends the Pinkerton family on an eggciting Easter scavenger hunt! This adorable Easter storybook includes stickers for kids to play with.

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These Easter books for kids are sure to delight young minds and build anticipation for Easter celebrations. Create your new family traditions of reading Easter books together or giving books as Easter gifts.

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