I love reading books with my children! I start reading to them around 6 months of age and just continue on as long as they will let me! Even my twelve-year-old still likes to sit and listen as I read picture books.
I use just about every holiday as an excuse to get my children new books. We all love them! Toddlers typically don’t like to sit still for books that have a lot of wordy pages, but short books with colorful illustrations are always a hit!
I gathered together a list of my favorite Easter books for toddlers. Some of these are newer books and some are books that our family has treasured for years. Some of these Easter books are Christian and some are secular Easter books.
I hope you and your children will find a number of Easter stories you love from this list!
Can’t buy all of these books? Of course not – who could! But, what you can do, is use this list as a guide as you head to your local library to check out an assortment of great Easter books that young and older children alike will enjoy reading!
If you don’t currently use your local library, there is no time like the present! Trust me, it’s a good idea! My kids love going to the library to check out new books. They may even have an additional list of Easter books or even a children’s Easter books section available to help you find even more great reading options.
Easter Books for Toddlers
I love reading to my children! When holidays come, I love giving each of them at least one new book. This year I took some time to round up a list of the best Easter books for toddlers. Young children love to sit on a lap and listen to stories. In fact, I try to read a book with my little boy every single day. It's such a great way to spend quality time together.
This Easter Sunday, give young readers a gift they will enjoy for years when you give them a new book!
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Here is another great option if you're looking for an Easter book about Jesus. Follow Jesus from Palm Sunday to Easter in this sturdy, die-cut board book. In Little Bible Playbook: The Story of Easter, a simple retelling and colorful artwork together bring the miracle of God’s love to life. The book’s peek-through window on the cover and overall chunky shape will provide hours of fun for toddlers.
Help a determined bunny find a carrot of every color in this egg-shaped lift-the-flap board book based on the best-selling game.
Everyone can find an orange carrot, but what if you’re looking for a carrot of a different color? Hoppy Floppy the rabbit is combing the forest floor for carrots in all the colors of the rainbow, with the help of Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel, and all of their friends.
Inspired by the award-winning board game, this fun, sturdy board book for preschoolers strengthens color and number recognition, with flaps for little hands to lift and explore. My son loves the bright colors and adorable graphics.
I love the writing and illustrative talents of Kevin Henkes! This national bestseller about a curious baby rabbit who discovers, in the end, that a mother's love is constant and true is a great Easter book for your little girl.
Little white rabbit hops along, exploring and wondering. What would it be like to be as tall as a tree? Or as still as a rock? Or green, like the bright spring world around him? It's wonderful to wonder about many things and exciting to explore the world—but true happiness is knowing where you belong and who loves you best of all.
This is a gift set that every toddler should have in their library and what better time to give it than Easter?!
In an ideal gift for little ones, the family classic Guess How Much I Love You and its sequel, Will You Be My Friend?, nestle together in a beautifully designed boxed set.
It’s the book that gave rise to the words “I love you right up to the moon—and back”—a phrase that’s now in the common vernacular. This tale of a big and little hare who boast of loving each other as high as they can hop and as wide as they can reach has been adored by a generation of children who’ve begun sharing it with their own.
Twenty-five years after the Nutbrown Hares was introduced to the world, creators Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram brought us the perfect companion—the story of Little Nutbrown Hare’s jubilant steps toward independence after meeting a new friend.
Now, in an elegant slip case, Guess How Much I Love You and Will You Be My Friend? find a special spot together on bookshelves—a pairing sure to be treasured by readers for generations to come.
As a huge Beatrix Potter fan, I simply love this Peter Rabbit collection which features five beautifully illustrated Beatrix Potter stories: The Classic Tale of Peter Rabbit, Mr. Jeremy Fisher, Benjamin Bunny, Two Bad Mice, and Flopsy Bunnies.
Children ages 0 to 3 will be dog-gone excited to read about Tag, Scooch, and all their furry friends from the new Netflix Go, Dog. Go! animated series as they go, go, go on an Easter egg hunt in this paw-some Easter board book. Based on the P. D. Eastman bestselling classic book Go, Dog. Go! this new Netflix animated series is all about community, friendship, and family.
If your little one is a fan of Llama Llama, Llama Llama Easter Egg is a must-have for your toddler's library! And if you haven't tried the Llama Llama series yet, well, now is the perfect time!
With short and simple rhyming text, the Llama Llama board books introduce Llama Llama to babies and toddlers before they’re ready for longer full-length stories. And their small size and durable pages are perfect for toddlers.
In Llama Llama Easter Egg, the Easter Bunny brings lots of treats for Llama Llama: jelly beans, colorful eggs, and a fluffy surprise!
Celebrate Easter with this fun twist on the popular nursery rhyme “Here We Go ’Round the Mulberry Bush”! This is the way we paint the eggs, we paint the eggs for Easter Day! This is the way we paint the eggs. And then we let them dry!
It’s Easter morning! Bunny needs to hide five Easter eggs. Can you help? The colorful eggs are raised pieces that can be seen through holes on each page, inviting kids to touch them as they count! After all the eggs are hidden, children can search for them on the last page! This simple book is sure to delight!
P.J. Funnybunny doesn't want to be a bunny anymore! In this hilarious Beginner Book, a young bunny explores life with different animal friends.
P.J. Funnybunny is tired of cooked carrots and his big ears. It would be way more fun to be a bear, a bird, or a pig...right? Read along as P.J. leaves home and tries to determine who he is—and where he belongs. But this bunny might just learn that all he wants to be is...himself!
Everyone knows who the Easter Bunny is. Each year, he comes with a basket of painted eggs and chocolates for children. But not everybody knows where he comes from. On a snow-cold day in a snug little house... So begins the true story of the Easter Bunny!
This fresh, innovative story from Katherine Tegen and Sally Anne Lambert describes how one little rabbit became a legend and is now available as a board book. The sturdy pages of this board book are perfect for little hands,
It’s Easter on the farm and Poky is having a great time celebrating with the rabbits, chickens, sheep, pigs, horses, and so much more! Each spread of this sturdy board book has a fun flap to lift. Young fans of The Poky Little Puppy will enjoy peeking behind each flap to discover how Poky and a variety of farm friends celebrate Easter.
A must-have Easter basket stuffer for children who love Sesame Street!
It's Easter morning, and Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, and their friends are 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 join the fun in this light-hearted Sesame Street picture book for toddlers!
Is anyone else a big fan of the Little Golden Book family of books? Growing up I had so many of them and they have always been some of my favorites. I love how these beautiful books are always so affordable!
This Little Golden Book retelling of the Easter story is the perfect gift for children to learn the true meaning of the holiday!
This gentle introduction to the Biblical account of Jesus's final days on earth, and Resurrection features lush, colorful illustrations of the Last Supper, Jesus carrying his cross, and the angel in the empty tomb.
At the end of the book, Easter traditions and Easter celebrations from around the world are introduced, from Ukrainian painted eggs (Pysanky) to the greeting of the Easter sunrise in the British Isles. It's a perfect first book about an important holiday for many, and an ideal Easter gift."
“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.
A Little Bunny follows a day in the life of...a little Cottontail bunny! Little ones will learn all about cottontail rabbits in the wild. How do they explore the meadow? How do they search for food, like grass and dandelions? How do they play? When it's time to rest, head back to the nest with bunnies and rabbits alike for a great night's sleep.
Mixing sweet illustrations with interesting facts for grown-ups and toddlers alike makes this a great early learning book.
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 - you know how cats are!). 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.
From best-selling author Deborah Underwood, this Easter treat has a bit of bite, a sweet center, and a satisfying finish—sure to inspire second helpings.
If you haven't figured it out yet, although I certainly like a lot of the new titles, I really love the old classics!
In this tale by DuBose Heyward and illustrated by Marjorie Flack, the country bunny attains the exalted position of Easter Bunny in spite of her responsibilities as the mother of twenty-one children. As a mom of 6, I can appreciate this, ha ha!
My kids love Pete the Cat! In this book, Pete jumps in to help the Easter Bunny in Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure—which comes complete with 12 Easter cards, a fold-out poster, and stickers.
Author and artist James Dean brings us along for a hippity-hoppity Easter adventure with the coolest cat around Pete!
When Pete wakes up Easter morning, ready to check out his basket of goodies, he discovers the Easter Bunny needs a little extra help. Our favorite groovy blue cat puts on his bunny ears and finds a way to collect, paint, and hide the eggs all in time for Easter.
Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure will be a welcome gift in an Easter basket!
Growing up, did you see Peter Cottontail in preschool or elementary school? I have fond memories of singing this song at Easter time!
This perennial Easter favorite has delighted children since Gene Autry first recorded the song in 1950. Since then, its popularity has increased, making Peter Cottontail one of the most recognized and beloved Easter characters ever created.
Join an adorable little yellow chick Peep on an Easter-themed counting adventure! Hop down Bunny Lane, splash in the springtime rain, head to the Easter parade, and join an Easter egg hunt with the bunny and chick Peeps — while counting all the way to six!
This sweet rhyming book features a soft plush finger puppet toy built into the story, allowing for both sensory and language development. Toddlers will love finding this in their Easter baskets and reading along for a fun family activity.
Lovable Clayton and Desmond are back in this Easter companion to the bestselling book THE BIGGEST PUMPKIN EVER!
As Mouseville prepares for a gala Easter celebration on the village green, complete with the 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.
This book by Steven Kroll and Jeni Bassett can be hard to get your hands on so if you find it, be sure to snatch it up! If you can find it though, it's a cute story that you're sure to read over and over again!
My toddler's little fingers have always enjoyed these touch and feel books! This padded board book promotes sensory development and early language skills, and is the perfect size for small hands to hold.
This simple board book is good for even the youngest of toddlers.
Look no further than Hippity, Hoppity, Little Bunny for adorable nursery rhyme books. Follow the little bunny rabbit and its adorable bird friends in this finger puppet book as they hunt for Easter eggs. Wiggle the puppet to make the bunny in the story come alive! Boys and girls will love this board book surprise this holiday!
We love books that incorporate our Christian religion. If you are Christian as well, here a list of Berenstain Bears books that are Christian based you might like. Mike Berenstain has really increased the number of Christian-based titles in recent years.
These all look like great books! We actually have a few of these! We don't have the Llama Llama Easter Egg book though. We love llama llama books, but I haven't seen that one before. That would be a good addition this Easter!