Easter is officially one of the best times of the year. You get to scatter chocolate around the place, make funny hats for your kids, describe everything as “egg-cellent” and read loads of juicy Easter books.
We’ve put together a bumper list of our favourite Easter books for babies and toddlers that are bouncing with bunnies and eggs-ploding with imagination. (Get it? ‘Eggs-ploding.’ Ahh … Easter really is the best).
23 Easter books for babies and toddlers
23 fabulous Easter books that your little bunnies won’t be able to get enough of:
1. Oscar the Hungry Unicorn
Oh dear. Oscar the Unicorn has gone and gobbled up all the eggs! The gang steps in to lend a hand, but when pirates lose the map to the egg hunt, Oscar has to save Easter. When it comes to adventure-filled Easter books, this one takes the cake.
2. That’s Not My Bunny
If it’s sensory Easter books you’re after for bubba, don’t miss this bunny-themed Usborne Touchy-Feely edition. Filled with bright illustrations and irresistible textures to touch and feel, it helps language and sensory development.
3. The Country Bunny
Inside every mother rabbit, there is an Easter Bunny just waiting to hop out – or at least there is in this Easter book. Full of wisdom and kindness, this heartfelt Easter book is just the thing for wee wabbits.
4. Giant Chocolate Egg
Join an Easter egg hunt of a different kind in this journey from disappointment to elation. The perfect (non-edible) gift for any kid who’s ever felt that the Easter Bunny could have done a little bit better.
5. I’m Ready for Easter
From Jedda Robaard comes a gorgeous story that explores the exciting lead-up to Easter in Australia. Fun, bright and beautifully illustrated, this Easter book is one that even your youngest bunnies will adore.
Bubs and tots will enjoy a cacophony of festivity in this shiny, sparkly and fluffy easter book by Roger Proddy. A parade of choccie eggs, Easter baskets, chicks and bunnies awaits little fingers!
7. Here Comes the Easter Cat
Cat has all the swagger you’d expect of a kitty with a Harley, and he wants what the Easter Bunny is having – public adulation. Of course, egg delivery is harder than it looks, so the kitty comes up with a cool way to help out.
8. Rechenka’s Eggs
Fabergé eggs have forged quite a name for themselves, but Old Babushka’s painted eggs are the stars of this Easter book. When her basket of beauties is broken by Rechenka, the goose doesn’t get in a flap – she shows Babushka what friendship really is.
9. Happy Easter, Peter
Peter Rabbit is such a good Easter bunny that he is giving all his friends Easter eggs. Hop along with Peter and meet all his friends in this adorable Easter book with touch and feel elements on every page!
Small, white and fluffy, Marshmallow the baby rabbit is hard to resist – even if you’re a tabby cat called Oliver who’s usually the centre of attention. This is a timeless Easter book about friendship that littlies will love.
11. The Dumb Bunnies’ Easter
Hang on a sec. Is that a Chrissy tree with Halloween decorations and a turkey on top? Oh no. It looks like the Dumb Bunnies have got their dates mixed up and are celebrating Easter on Christmas Eve. It’ll be a cracker!
12. The Easter Bunny’s Helpers
An all-Aussie Easter book if there ever was one. Mateship is the great Australian way, so when the Easter Bunny needs a hand delivering eggs, a tribe of Aussie critters put up their paws to help.
13. Peter Rabbit: Easter Surprise
Full to the brim with sweet baby animals and featuring favourite characters like Tom Kitten and Jemima Puddle-Duck, fans of Beatrix Potter will adore leafing through this loveable Easter book.
14. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Red and yellow and green and blue, we can see an Easter rainbow in this gorgeous board book for bubbas. With simple words and pictures on every page, it gives cherubs a taste for their first colours. Nom, nom.
15. Australian’s All Love Easter Eggs
The Aussie animals love doing an Easter egg hunt. But the poor critters at Bunyip Creek never get any Easter eggs! It’s just too hard for the Easter bunny to get there. Can the other Aussie animals help the Easter bunny make it to Bunyip Creek?
16. We’re Going on an Egg Hunt
Based on the traditional ‘We’re Going on a Lion Hunt’ rhyme, the delightful illustrations and read-aloud story will make this board book a huge springtime hit with all fans of search-and-find and lift-the-flap books.
17. Spot’s First Easter
The Easter Bunny has been to visit and has hidden eggs for Spot to find. Little fingers can lift the flaps to help Spot find all the delicious eggs hidden on throughout the pages.
18. I Love Easter
Ollie the Zebra loves everything about Easter. The hat parade, the egg hunt and the Easter fair. Join Ollie and his friends as he has all sorts of Easter fun.
19. Beautiful Eggs
This exquisite board book takes readers on a stunning journey of colour and art. It celebrates various traditions of egg-decorating from around the world in exquisite illustrations.
20. Easter Bible Stories
Starting with Jesus’ time in the temple as a boy and ending with His appearances after the resurrection, The Easter Storybook invites readers into the big picture of God’s love.
21. Queen of Easter
Ann Estelle wants to be the Queen of Easter at the hat parade. Until her Mum gives her a plain straw hat – how will she be the Queen with such a boring hat? A great read if you’re making Easter bonnets this year.
22. Hunwick’s Egg
One day Hunwick finds an egg outside his burrow and only he knows its secret. This is a beautifully illustrated 32- page tale of identity and belonging from one of Australia’s favourite children’s storytellers.
23. Easter Days
Today is a day for hunting eggs; there’s so much fun to be had, and all sorts of places in the garden to look. This sweet Easter book highlights the importance and joy of spending time with loved ones at Easter.
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