32 Easter Books for Toddlers and Babies. The Best Children’s Easter Books to Enjoy Every Year. Fun Children’s Easter Stories & Spring Books.
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Little Blue Truck’s Springtime
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick!
Don’t Push the Button! An Easter Surprise
I love reading!
And as a teacher, I know how valuable it is to share stories with children.
Not only does sharing a book with your child help to develop their imagination and language skills. I also know those minutes of reading together is a special bonding time full of truly magical moments.
In fact, I really believe you should start reading with your baby from day one. It’s good for your baby’s brain and there are so many magical baby books to enjoy together!
While I love all kinds of children’s books, I really enjoy the opportunity to enjoy a special seasonal book around holidays like Christmas and Easter.
Springtime and Easter mean fresh flowers, new life, gardening, and the occasional rabbit. They all add up to be fabulous ingredients for charming Easter books for kids of all ages.
In this list, I’ve curated some classic favorites, some characters you may have met before, and some new stories. All of these suggestions are intent on helping you celebrate a very happy Easter with your little Easter bunny!
I’ve also included a few spring stories for preschoolers, toddlers, and babies.
Stories about springtime make a nice accompaniment to Easter childrens books, because Easter and Spring are inseparable friends! They’re also nice if you plan to garden with your toddler, or have some gardening books you’d like to round out.
Easter Books for Toddlers and Babies
Just here for some quick recommendations? Looking for the best Easter books for kids and don’t have a lot of time? We got you! Here are our picks for the best kids Easter books to try this year:
- Little Blue Truck’s Springtime
- There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick
- Don’t Push the Button! An Easter Surprise
- The Great Eggscape
- Pete the Cat Big Easter Adventure
- The Night Before Easter
- Spring Stinks
- Home for a Bunny
- Ollie’s Easter Eggs
- The Poky Little Puppy’s Special Spring Day
- Easter Stories for Young Children
- Dragon’s Easter Hunt
- I Spy With My Little Eye Easter
- Peter Rabbit Easter Surprise
- 10 Easter Egg Hunters
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Easter Colors
- How to Catch the Easter Bunny
- Llama Llama Easter Egg
- Happy Easter, Mouse
- Spot’s Easter Basket
- The Itsy Bitsy Bunny
- Hippity Hoppity Little Bunny
- Biscuit’s Pet & Play Easter Touch and Feel
- Babies Love Easter
- You’re My Little Honey Bunny
- My First Easter
- The Easter Egg is Missing
- Hop Little Bunnies
- Somebunny Loves You
- Easter Bunny School
32 of the Best Easter Books for Kids
Before I dive in with my recommendations, it’s worth noting a few things.
Some of these Easter stories for kids are targeted to the baby age range. Whereas some of the children’s Easter books are more suited to toddlers and older minds.
We’ve found some beautiful, tactile board books, where little fingers can touch textures and life flaps. Older children will enjoy repeated refrains and rhyming patterns in some of the preschool Easter books we have selected.
Despite trying to categorize them for you, they are all wonderful stories. Some of the ‘baby’ books can still be thoroughly enjoyed by toddlers too. I mean, who doesn’t love a lift-the-flap book?
Plus, durable board books are great for when preschool hands begin to learn to appreciate books independently, too.
In the toddler section, some of the books are ‘older’, but still nice to introduce during toddlerhood. These books are great because they’ll last well beyond preschool and through the early elementary years.
I think many of these books will become family favorites. No doubt, they’ll form part of your family Easter traditions each year!
Best Children’s Easter Books for Toddlers
Little Blue Truck’s Springtime
Little Blue Truck is back again with an adventure for springtime. Join as he rides along with his friend Toad and discovers the wonders of spring.
Every kid I know is a fan of the Little Blue Truck picture books. And this one will make a cherished addition to an Easter basket.
Children of all ages will love opening the flaps on this storybook to reveal some hidden surprises.
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick!
This book is based on the book, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.
Reimagined as an Easter picture book, this story has a hungry old woman swallowing a whole load of Easter goodies!
The rhyming style and humorous illustrations will be enjoyable to share with all the family.
Just wait and see what happens when she finally bumps into the Easter bunny!
Don’t Push the Button! An Easter Surprise
In this interactive book, meet Larry the monster as he strives not to push the button! This is an Easter edition of the USA Today bestselling series, ‘Don’t Push the Button!‘
The bright images and a repeating tempting button will create many giggles as you read it with your toddler. And being a board book makes it perfect for little hands.
The Good Egg Presents: The Great Eggscape!
This may be a favorite for older children as it is more of a storytime picture book. But The Great Eggscape offers adventure and fun when a game of hide-and-seek goes awry!
It’s not necessarily a spring or Easter themed story, but is egg-tastic fun. The moral reminds us to break out of our shells and help our friends in need
Plus this version includes two sticker sheets, perfect for decorating your own eggs.
Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure
The coolest cat in town is back, and this time he’s here to help out the Easter Bunny. Watch his adventure as this groovy blue cat puts on his some fluffy rabbit ears and finds a way to hide the eggs ready for Easter morning!
A good picture book for older toddlers, preschool and up.
The Night Before Easter
“Twas the night before Easter, just before dawn, Not a creature was stirring out on the lawn.”
An Easter spin on the festive classic poem gives the spotlight to the Easter Bunny! It tells the story of the Easter Bunny as he goes about his duties getting everything ready for the big day.
This classic tale will be a firm family favorite, no matter how old your children are. It will surely be re-read to celebrate year after year!
A beautiful children’s Easter book, available as a paperback, or hardback for a more durable option.
If your family is already a fan of the Mother Bruce board books, then this mini Little Bruce Easter book will make a great addition to your library!
Ruth the Bunny is excited to share the smelly springtime smells of spring with Bruce! But what will Bruce think of all that stink? Toddlers will giggle at the illustrations, and the simple spring story for kids is engaging enough for shorter concentration spans.
Home for a Bunny
This sweet story of a bunny on the search for a home will be loved by all that read it this Easter holiday time. The beautiful illustrations only make it more enjoyable in this classic story from the author of Goodnight Moon.
This is one of the Easter picture books that will be ideal for bedtime cuddles together. Cute addition to an Easter basket!
Ollie’s Easter Eggs
Ollie has a plan to get the colorful Easter eggs in this sweetly illustrated story. It’s one of my favorite Easter books for preschoolers which combines humor in the story of Ollie’s wiggly impatience to be included to the holiday joy of the older goslings on their egg hunt.
You’ll want to include it in your Easter basket for an alternative to candy eggs!
The Poky Little Puppy’s Special Spring Day
Poky Little Puppy is the star in this delightful story about spring.
Join in as Poky sniffs fresh flowers, splashes in puddles, and even joins some children in a happy Easter egg hunt! This spring book is better for older kids, who can take time to share the longer story.
Easter Stories for Young Children
Although the other stories on our list concentrate on the non-religious celebrations of springtime, if you do want to explain the Easter story for kids, and help them understand meaning beyond the Easter Bunny, this lift-the-flap tale does it beautifully.
From the Last Supper to the ascension, this book contains short tales that explain the Easter stories in simple language and have lift-the-flap surprises to uncover and reveal on every page. A lovely way to celebrate!
Dragon’s Easter Hunt
For an engaging Easter story for toddlers, read about how Dragon has an Easter egg hunt.
This, most innovative of children’s books with a twist, will give hours of fun, as children can press out the eggs, and lift the flaps as Dragon (not a bunny!) delivers eggs to all the creatures in the magical kingdom.
The pieces can be played with over again and your kids can pretend to deliver them just like a bunny!
I Spy Easter: Can You Find the Bunny, Painted Egg, and Candy?
I Spy is a game that has been loved by kids for generations. This book combines Easter festivities with a fun guessing game with riddles focused on letters, colors and shapes. Explore with your toddler to look for hidden things on the pages.
Looking for Easter traditions is a great way to learn about this celebration, and makes a great addition to an Easter basket.
Peter Rabbit: Easter Surprise
I have always loved the stories and characters of Beatrix Potter, so seeing them together in this charming, ‘Pied Piper’ style story makes for a delightful Easter read.
The beautifully drawn bunny characters will be reminiscent of your own childhood stories, so a pleasure to share with your own little readers too.
10 Easter Egg Hunters
This is a fun early counting book for toddlers, covering the numbers up to 10.
Join the kids on an Easter egg hunt as they count their way to Easter! You need to help them find all of the eggs the bunny has hidden in time for the Easter Parade.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Easter Colors
Enjoy a spin on the classic Eric Carle favorite as the Very Hungry Caterpillar enjoys the colors of spring.
The familiar illustration style will captivate young audiences as the Caterpillar munches through some Easter treats, and the sturdy board book design means it will last for Easters to come too.
How to Catch the Easter Bunny
Unleash your inner engineer and be inspired for some STEAM fun with this fun rhyming story that attempts to catch the Easter Bunny.
This lively story combines bright illustrations with ingenious bunny traps, which could be fun to inspire some Easter junk modeling to catch your own Easter Bunny!
Although not quite one for little ones, older children will choose this as one of their favorite books about Easter, and enjoy it year after year. It could make a lovely gift or addition to an Easter basket.
Llama Llama Easter Egg
Meet Llama Llama and friends as they prepare for all of the fun of Easter morning! In Llama Llama Easter Egg, the Easter Bunny brings lots of treats for Llama Llama: jelly beans, colorful eggs, and a fluffy surprise!
This short and simple rhyming book has durable pages that are just the right size for little hands. If your toddler is a fan of Mama Llama and the other Llama series books, then they will love this addition.
Happy Easter, Mouse!
Meet Mouse, as he celebrates all things Easter! This simple book engages very little ones with Easter traditions along with helping them learn colors and basic counting too!
This board book with sturdy pages is perfect for baby hands. Each page has one or two sentences and points out a different color and number of eggs.
Best Easter Books for Babies
Spot’s Easter Basket Board Book
Spot the Dog was one of my favorite children’s book series as a little girl. And he’s just as loved today.
Join him in this lovable tale as he has an Easter egg hunt down at the farm. You and your kids need to help him find all of the eggs.
Readers big and small will enjoy the story. And the book is double fun because it’s shaped just like an Easter basket for playtime, too!
The Itsy Bitsy Bunny
A playful Easter holiday twist on “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” makes this favorite nursery rhyme perfect for the spring season! Little ones will love to join in with the familiar tune as they join bunny on his Easter adventures.
Bright, colorful illustrations, cute rhyming songs, and simple text make this Easter story book a wonderful pick for a baby or toddler alike.
Hippity, Hoppity, Little Bunny
Babies and toddlers will love this book, complete with a plush finger puppet that is built into the pages for some touch and feel fun.
The rhyming and enchanting story will encourage fun and interactive play, developing hand-eye coordination for really little ones, and language development for toddlers (as well as an enjoyable storytime!) This is one of my favorite Easter board books, as we love to make the adorable finger puppet wiggle!
Biscuit’s Pet & Play Easter Touch and Feel
Explore textures this Easter with Biscuit, everyone’s favorite little yellow puppy.
Little baby hands will be eager to pet the fuzzy yellow chick and stroke the shiny Easter egg in this touch and feel adventure! The sturdy board book pages and simple text are just right for babies and toddlers.
I don’t know about your kids, but I know any I read with LOVE a lift the flap book! And Hop is a colorful Easter tale that’s enjoyable for a baby or a toddler. Little hands can grab the durable, sturdy pages and pull on the chunky flaps.
This story can encourage imaginative predictions with the peek-through holes too as the springtime friends explore the traditions of Easter. Decorating Easter eggs, going on an egg hunt, and an Easter parade!
Babies Love Easter
For a younger lift-the-flap favorite, this board book shares classic Easter traditions like hunting for eggs and wearing Easter clothes. With a simple narrative, bright colors, and fun illustrations, it will give you and your baby lots to look at, and the 6 chunky and sturdy flaps are extra strong so your little bunny can open and close again and again.
A perfect Easter basket stuffer for babies!
You’re My Little Honey Bunny
Show your little rabbit how much you love them, at Easter (or throughout the year). This sweet tale which displays the love between a parent and child is a perfect board book to share with your bunnies!
The adorable rhyming story and interactive cut-out shapes add some extra interest to this beautiful tale that will become a family favorite.
My First Easter
The importance of family and sharing are beautifully shared in this board book all about Easter celebrations. This bright and easy-to-follow text is great for even the smallest of ears and readers, as explains the fun traditions associated with the spring time holiday.
The Easter Egg Is Missing!
Can you solve a mystery and find the golden egg? Which fuzzy farm animal has taken it? Babies will enjoy this new-for-2021 board book, with the die-cut eggs on each page.
The chunky pages are great for children’s hands and will be great for any baby Easter basket.
Hop Little Bunnies
Meet four little bunnies as they wake up their sleepy animal friends. Children can play along to hop with bunnies, cheep with chicks, baa with lambs, and meow with kittens.
This adorable story is a perfect holiday addition to your child’s Easter basket.
Filled with bright and cheerful illustrations, this Easter book is loaded with adventure as the animals search for the hidden patterned Easter egg.
This board book is great for all little readers and has charming pictures.
Somebunny Loves You
Of the special Easter books, this is a heartfelt tale that the whole family will love. The story is sweet enough, but is also filled with some charming puns that make for an egg-straordinary tale.
Babies and toddlers will love the adorable pictures and sharing this Easter book will become a tradition every springtime.
Easter Bunny School
Learn how to do the job of the Easter bunny and prepare for the holiday celebrations with all of his friends. Watch as the bunnies and friends decorate eggs, sort jelly beans, and fill Easter baskets. The simple storyline will engage children’s minds and encourage imaginative play.
This sweet book is the perfect size for the littlest hands and has board pages and padded cover pages for an easy grip.
Final Thoughts on Easter and Spring Books for Your Little Easter Bunny
We hope this list inspired you to add a new childrens Easter book or two to your reading library. Reading is an important skill for little ones to learn to enjoy, and having beautiful seasonal books will encourage them to read more (which is always a good thing!)
If you know any other parents, (or book lovers) who would like our curated childrens Easter books list, share this article with them too!