With the Easter bunny hopping along to our gardens soon, we thought it was about time we themed up our bookshelves. Kids love to understand the world through stories, and the eggcitement (sorry couldn’t resist!) of Easter is all the more when they can anticipate what is going to happen and the magic behind it. Here are some great Easter books for babies to preschoolers to enjoy and have fun this Easter holiday.
📸 Beautiful Easter Shelfie pic thanks to @delilah_savannah_and_i
As with all these things, if you can shop local then that’s great – see our Easter Gift Guide for some amazing Devon-made products that are an alternative gift to chocolate eggs. For books there’s your local Library – click here for Devon Libraries Unlimited website or fabulous independent book shops such as Winstone’s in Sidmouth or Crediton Community Bookshop in Credition.
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We all know the classic We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. And if you’re fans of that, then you’ll love this Easter adaptation. There are flaps to lift for the little ones and eggs to find and count as you go along the Easter egg hunt. Great for all ages and we love the fun illustrations. There’s also an activity book to accompany it.
We’re going on an egg hunt.
We’re going to find them all.
We’re REALLY excited.
Hooray for Easter Day!
From the author of the bestselling book above We’re Going on an Egg Hunt and of Hop Little Bunnies, Five Little Easter Bunnies is another exciting lift-the-flap Easter egg hunt, this time based on the rhyme ‘Five Little Speckled Frogs’. The bunnies climb trees, peek into nests and look under leaves to find their eggs and us readers can also enjoy many other spring animals such as bunnies, lambs, chicks and ducklings
It’s Peppa Pig and the book is in the shape of an egg! What more do you need to know!?
There are lots of other Peppa Pig books to such as: Peppa Pig: Peppa’s Easter Egg Hunt, Peppa Pig: Peppa the Easter Bunny, Peppa Pig: Peppa Loves Easter, and for the big fans there’s also a sticker activity book
We are big fans of Peter Rabbit and all his adventures with his friends. This board book is perfect for a baby’s Easter – it has a lovely story, simple rhyming and beautiful, traditional illustrations follow Peter Rabbit as he excitedly hops along to share an Easter surprise with his friends, including lots of Beatrix Potter’s most famous characters like Tom Kitten and Jemima Puddle-Duck
A book recommendation wouldn’t be complete if the wonderful Julia Donaldson weren’t on it. And the Rhyming Rabbit is a great rhyming adventure with bright illustrations by Lydia Monks all featuring glitter – and who doesn’t love that (when it’s stuck very firmly to the page!). There’s also a Rhyming Rabbit Sticker book.
‘The Rhyming Rabbit loves to make up entertaining poems, inspired by everything he sees, but the other rabbits don’t appreciate his talent for rhyme. Sad and lonely, the Rhyming Rabbit sets off one starry night all on his own – will he ever find someone to share his poems with?’
Enjoy all the stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: Sharing a Shell, The Princess and the Wizard, The Rhyming Rabbit, The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday.
A lovely introduction to the story of Easter and new beginnings for the flowers, the trees, the creatures and for Jesus. The sweet illustrations and simple rhyming will be enjoyed in this board book.
We all know that our babies and toddlers love the That’s not my series. With different and exciting sensory experiences on each page and spotting the fun little mouse as he travels through the book, the little ones will love the animals with an Easter theme of bunny, chick and lamb.
Spot is a classic and his lifting the flap to find things continues in this Easter Board book.
Eric Carle’s distinctive drawings make this Easter egg hunt a delight. The children will enjoy lifting the flaps down on the farm to find all of the eggs.
Not really an Easter book, but a fabulous book nonetheless for the older toddlers who enjoy a little story, and it is egg related! A fun story about Duck and his egg that he found and a rather surprising hatch. The fabulous Claire from Play Hooray, did a wonderful crafty Playalong during lockdown 1 over on Facebook here: The Odd Egg Playalong.