It’s Easter Time! Are you shopping for Easter books for toddlers and babies? Easter books are the perfect thing to stick in an Easter basket, and they will last far beyond the chocolate bunny (although, no shade on a good chocolate bunny!) Reading books with your little one is the absolute best way to promote literacy from an early age. Plus, it’s so fun to cuddle up with your toddler and talk about all things Easter. Enjoy this list of our favorite Easter books!
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Happy Easter, Mouse!
Who doesn’t love Happy Easter, Mouse! as a great Easter book for toddlers? Mouse is on the hunt for Easter eggs throughout his house, and this board book does a great job exposing toddlers to counting and colors.
My First Easter
Once again, Tomie dePaola provides a beautiful book with Easter traditions for families. This is a perfect early reader for an older sibling to read to your little one as well!
Llama Llama Easter Egg
Ahhh, Llama, Llama is so sweet. With its rhyming words, Lllama Llama receives lots of fun treats from the Easter bunny while going on an Easter egg hunt. Llama Llama Easter Egg is one of our favorite Easter books!
Peek a Flap Hop
I love these lift the flap books from Cottage Door Press. There are lots of peekaboo surprises with bunnies, chicks, eggs and more. The heavy duty pages make it perfect for little hands to hold and little fingers can easily manage flipping the pages. Easter is the perfect time to share this delightful story with your toddler.
Peter Rabbit Easter Surprise
Follow Peter Rabbit, our favorite country bunny, as he hops around the garden to share an Easter surprise with his friends. Tom Kitten and Jemima Puddle Duck join Peter Rabbit in this cute Easter picture book. The simple rhyming text engages little readers everywhere, and this title is a great addition to any toddler book lists.
Happy Easter, Little Critter
Happy Easter, Little Critter shares how Little Critter celebrates Easter with his family. This cute book shares the delightful story of Little Critter dying eggs, enjoying Easter treats, and hunting for his Easter basket. This one is perfect to share with your toddler during a quiet time on Easter weekend.
The Story of the Easter Bunny
Katherine Tegen’s Story of the Easter Bunny tells young children the story of how the Easter bunny came to be. This creative story is the perfect addition to your children’s book collection with a story that has is not often told! Available as a paperback, hardback and as a board book with beautiful illustrations, this delightful story may become one of your favorite children’s Easter books.
Where are Baby’s Easter Eggs?
Our toddler loves this lift the flap book with tons of bright colors! It is a big Easter adventure, as Baby looks everywhere for her shiny, colorful Easter eggs. Our toddler’s favorite is the page full of polka dot and striped Easter eggs. Young children will love this Easter picture book.
Baby Touch and Feel Bunny
This cute book about bunnies and textures engages little ones to touch and feel while they read. We love the sweet pictures and cuddling up together with this one!
Touch and Feel Baby Animals
Another touch and feel book from DK Publishing, Touch and Feel Baby Animals shows children precious kittens and baby chicks throughout the book. It is such a sweet story. Easter time is the perfect time to talk about new birth and new animals! All of our children love looking at this one together.
My First Read and Learn Bible
Easter is the perfect holiday for gifting your little one with his first Bible. This one has been popular in our house through multiple children. The pages are easy to turn, the pictures and vivid and vibrant, and the text is simple for your toddler to begin to understand the true story of Easter and the story of Jesus. It provides a great opportunity to talk about the Christian faith with your little one and the true meaning of Easter.
Baby Touch and Feel Bible Animals
Another Baby Touch and Feel edition, this board book is filled with animals from the Bible, like little bunnies, lambs, doves, and whales. This soft book helps bring the Bible to life for toddlers.
Pop Up Peekaboo Farm
Pop UP Peekaboo Farm is a precious lift the flap book introducing little ones to all kinds of farm animals. They love the pop up pages, along with the rhyming text. Your toddler will be learning names of animals, counting up to five skills, and early concepts of literacy! Perfect Easter book for toddlers!
Owen’s Marshmallow Chick
Kevin Henkes is one of my all time favorite children’s authors. Only Henkes could create a family of such lovable mice, and in this story Owen discovers all of his favorites in his Easter basket.
We’re Going on an Egg Hunt
This family of bunnies sets out to find ten Easter eggs and find some surprises along the way! Toddlers will love reading along with the read the flaps feature in this simple board book.
I hope this list of Easter books for toddlers encourages you to include some sweet books in your little one’s Easter. For more holiday book ideas, pop over to my other posts on reading with children. Early literacy is best encouraged by simply reading to your toddler every day. So, snuggle up and settle in with some good books. Happy Easter!