Monday, March 11, 2013

29 Easter Books for Kids

Can you believe that it is almost Easter? My kids and I loved reading about St. Patrick's Day, but we have moved on to Easter, since it is almost here. Plus I really need to return all the Easter books I have checked out so that other people can read them too! I love being a Librarian because it means that I get to look at the great holiday books. Here is a list of all the fun Easter books we have been reading. Be sure to scroll to the bottom to see a list of our favorites!

{Religious Easter Books}

Our Favorites
There were so many great books that it was hard to choose our favorites! The books I got from our library were mostly secular and did not explore the religious aspects of Easter. However I did include four books at the bottom of the list that do talk about Jesus Christ and the true meaning of Easter. Here are our Easter selections:

1. The Easter Egg
As always with Jan Brett, the illustrations in this book are wonderful. Each page is an incredible compilation of detail and visual storytelling. In the story the bunnies are all working to see who can make the most beautiful egg for the Easter bunny, and in the process they learn that helping others is truly the greatest prize.

2. Looking for Easter
This is an absolutely adorable story of a bunny who goes searching for Easter. What exactly is Easter, and where do you find it? As the little bunny searches for Easter and helps his meadow friends, he comes to find Easter in his own special way. 

3. The Story of the Easter Bunny
 We loved this story that told how the Easter bunny took on the task of weaving baskets, coloring eggs, making candy, and delivering the gifts to children. This is a charming story with beautiful illustrations that we would love to add to our book collection.

4. Owen's Marshmallow Chick 
I have loved this board book for many years! The colorful illustrations and simple story make this perfect for toddlers. Owen gets an Easter basket and eats through all the candy, declaring each, "My favorite!", as he eats it all up. But what will he do when he gets to the marshmallow chick?

5. Minerva Louise and the Colorful Eggs 
Minerva Louise is enjoying springtime on the farm, until she discovers eggs that are oddly colored and sitting around in the strangest places! My boys love to laugh out loud at the silly chicken and the ways she misinterprets Easter.

6. The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes
This is a classic story of a Cottontail bunny who wants to grow up to be one of the five Easter bunnies, but all the other bunnies laugh at her dream especially when she becomes the mother of 21 babies. In the end the Cottontail bunny gets her chance to be an Easter bunny because of how well she has trained her children. This book has lovely pictures and I liked the message that anyone can aspire to greatness, despite humble beginnings or divergent paths.

So there you have it! These Easter books are kid tested and Librarian approved.

Did I miss any of your favorites? I would love to hear in the comments, if there are other Easter books that you think are missing from our list! 

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  1. What a great bunch of Easter books. I'll bet your kids love to be read to, how do you find time?

    1. I bring home new books from the library each week and it is a nightly ritual for us to read together. My kids LOVE it!

  2. The picture of Aubrey reading is soo precious!

  3. Great list!! We love reading seasonal books.

  4. How fun I need to go and check some out at well. You have a job I would love to have. I did get Charlie a Tomater Easter Book for his Easter Basket.

  5. Oh fun list of books! I'm the one that runs to the library last minute and all the books are checked out! Haha. I need to take my kiddos soon :)


  6. What a fabulous list! I cannot believe it's almost Easter! When it comes early, it really sneaks up quick. :)

  7. Great recommendations, I'll have to check some of these out! I already bought my tot two this year, but she just loves to read!

  8. Kevin Henkes is one of my (and therefore, my kids) favorite authors! I love seeing him included on this list.