50+ Best Easter Books for Kids of All Ages!

best Easter books for kids of all ages

For families who celebrate it, Easter is a wonderful holiday full of growth and new beginnings. Easter is the holiday that signals spring is coming, that green grass and vibrant flowers will soon sprout, and, for Christian families, it is the most important religious holiday of the year.

The sweet pastel hues, Easter eggs, and, of course, the magical bunny make this holiday especially exciting for young children. The following is a list of Easter-themed books to get children in the Easter spirit and excited about the arrival of this beloved holiday.

These books are organized by age, but many are well-loved by children and adults of all ages. Whether you’re looking for books to use as Easter basket stuffers or would just like to add to your child’s collection, you can’t go wrong with any of the Easter books on this list.

Easter Books for Babies

Reading to babies is a great way to bond, lay a foundation for a good vocabulary, and introduce babies to new concepts. The following Easter books will engage the youngest minds.

Happy Easter, Pout-Pout Fish (A Pout-Pout Fish Mini Adventure, 8)

Happy Easter Pout-Pout Fish

Deborah Diesen and Dan Hanna
Age: 1 – 3 years

The Pout-Pout Fish series uses short stories to teach very young listeners lessons about the world with minimal text and adorable pictures. In this Easter-themed book, Deborah Diesen and Dan Hanna take readers into Pout-Pout Fish’s world during Easter. The pictures are beyond adorable and, since it’s a board book, even the littlest readers can flip pages on their own.

Hop! Hop! (Leslie Patricelli board books)

Hop! Hop!

Leslie Patricelli
Age: 0 – 3 years

If you don’t have any of the books in this series by Leslie Patricelli, add this one to your cart right now. These books are written from an adorable toddler’s point of view as he navigates through the world. In Hop! Hop!, the toddler celebrates Easter by participating in common traditions, like dyeing eggs, an egg hunt, and a search for his Easter basket. Through the pages of this book, little ones have a chance to learn new things while enjoying a fun story.

Llama Llama Easter Egg

Llama, Llama Easter Egg

Anna Dewdney
Age: 3 months – 3 years

This little Llama is another character who is wildly popular among young kids. This board book by Anna Dewdney is an excellent introduction to the Llama, Llama series because it is short for young readers. In this book, you will find one-line pages that tell the story of Llama and friends as they go on an Easter egg hunt. The funny story and adorable pictures are sure to make this an Easter favorite.

Hippity, Hoppity, Little Bunny (Finger Puppet Book)

Hippity Hoppity Little Bunny

Cottage Door Press
Age: 0 – 3 Years

Talk about cute! This finger-puppet board book will be the most adorable book on your little one’s shelf. The text of this book allows the reader to engage babies by having little ones look for friends or do silly movements. The reader controls the finger-puppet of the bunny’s head, making the story come alive.

Easter Chunky Lift-a-Flap Board Book (Babies Love)

Babies Love Easter: Lift-a-Flap Book

R.I. Redd
Age: Baby – 5 years

This Lift-a-Flap book can be read in a very simplistic way for babies to introduce them to the items they may see on Easter. Then, as they get older, they can interact with the book’s text, which asks them to count and find different things. If you’re looking for an Easter book that will be fun for children for quite a few years, this is a wonderful choice.

Ollie's Easter Eggs (Gossie & Friends)

Ollie’s Easter Eggs

Olivier Dunrae
Age: Baby – 3 years

This book, which is part of the Gossie and Friends Series, is a fun and silly story to read to babies full of beautiful pictures, funny characters, and a little bit of mischief. In this book, Gossie and their friends are dyeing eggs for their Easter egg hunt. But when Ollie shows up wanting eggs, too, this story takes a silly turn.

Guess How Much I Love You

Guess How Much I Love You

Sam McBratney
Age: 3 years and up

I’m not sure that I’ve ever met anyone who hasn’t at least heard of this book by Sam McBratney. While not directly related to Easter, the Big Nut Brown Hare and little bunny characters in this book make it terrific for the holiday. The message of this book is one that all parents can relate to. We love our children more than anything in the world, “to the moon and back again.”

Alphaprints: Easter 123

Alphaprints: Easter 123

Roger Priddy
Age: Baby – 3 years

With Roger Priddy’s signature pictures and design, this will be the most colorful, eye-catching book on your shelf. The Easter-themed pictures in this book are created using fingerprints and random objects. Little ones will recognize some of the items used in the pictures as they count, learn colors, and practice turning book pages on their own. This is a book that babies and young toddlers will be pick up over and over again.

You're My Little Chickadee

You’re My Little Chickadee

Sandra Magsamen
Age: Baby – 3 years

Sandra Magsamen may be the queen of adorable children’s books. Not only is this book as cute as can be, but it also has a great story and ends with a message of unconditional love for your child. On each page, babies can touch the soft chickadee feather as they are read this book. The pages are colorful, and the story is short and sweet, making this a great Easter book for babies.

Jane Foster's Easter (Jane Foster Books)

Jane Foster’s Easter

Jane Foster
Age: 0 – 3 years

This book is a work of art in board book form. Like all of Foster’s books, each page features a beautiful illustration with the illustration’s name on the opposite page. Butterflies, Easter eggs, flowers, and more will be explored in the pages of this book. Since these pages are one word each, this is a wonderful book for little ones to practice “reading” on their own.

I Love You, Honey Bunny (Made With Love)

I Love You, Hunny Bunny

Sandra Magsamen
Age: 0 – 5 years

Another adorable book by Sandra Magsamen, I Love You, Hunny Bunny, talks about how much Hunny Bunny is loved and what is so lovable about them. Littles will love to feel Hunny Bunny’s soft ears as their adults read them a story about unconditional, everlasting love. After reading, make sure to tell your little Hunny Bunny everything you love about them!

Happy Easter, Mouse! (If You Give...)

Happy Easter, Mouse

Laura Numeroff
Age: Baby – 4 years

The If You Give… series from Laura Numeroff is a favorite in our house. We love how the stories always lead back, hilariously, to how they started. Though this book isn’t written in the same style as her other books, it’s a great introduction to the Mouse character for little ones who can’t yet grasp long storylines. This short Easter board book features numbers, colors, and lots of fun pictures.

Spots First Easter Board Book

Spot’s First Easter Board Book

Eric Hill
Age: 3 years and up

Spot, the Puppy, has been a staple on children’s bookshelves since the 1980s. In this Easter book, Spot tries to find all the Easter eggs. When Spot’s friend Helen shows up, the story turns into a fun counting game. With lifting flaps and exciting pictures, babies will love looking through this Easter book.

Easter Books for Toddlers

By the age of one, many children start taking a more active role in storytime. These books help to engage young minds while teaching basic concepts like shapes, colors, and numbers.

Peep, Peep, I Love You! (Padded Cloth Covers with Lift-the-Flaps)

Peep, Peep, I Love You

Sandra Magsamen
Age: 3 years and up

Sandra Magsamen is at it, again. This book is slightly different than her others on the list. Instead of having a touch and feel feature on top, this book features tons of interactive features, from lifting flaps to fabric baskets, there’s something to do on each page of this fun Easter story.

Where Are Baby's Easter Eggs?: A Lift-the-Flap Book

Where Are Baby’s Easter Eggs?

Karen Katz
Age: 1 – 4 years

This hide-and-seek style lift-a-flap book by Karen Katz is an absolute blast for toddlers to read with an adult or on their own. On each page, flaps can be lifted to reveal different Easter-related items, like eggs, baskets, and candies. Toddlers will love lifting the flaps to find the different parts of the pictures.

Happy & Hoppy: Easter Basket Lift-a-Flap Board Book (Flip a Flap)

Happy & Hoppy

R.I. Redd
Age: Baby – 5 years

The Easter basket design of this book makes it a standout among the many Easter books out there. When closed, this book looks like an Easter basket with little animals peeking out of the top. When opened, each page features a flap that can be lifted to reveal items little ones can find and count.

Biscuit's Pet & Play Easter: A Touch & Feel Book

Biscuit’s Pet and Play Easter

Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Age: Baby – 4 years

Some of the best books for young toddlers include textured elements, and this book contains tons of them. From fluffy chicks to shiny, smooth eggs, there is something to feel and explore on each page. The short, simple story is easy to follow and will keep the attention of even the most rambunctious toddlers.

Lift-the-Tab: Easter (Lift-the-Flap Tab Books)

Easter

Roger Priddy
Age: 1 – 3 years

With more of his signature pictures and illustrations, Roger Priddy’s Easter is the perfect size for little ones to flip through on their own or be read to by an adult. Each page features items of the season, like animals, flowers, and sweet treats, and has a rhyming story to go along with it.

The Itsy Bitsy Bunny

The Itsy Bitsy Bunny

Jeffrey Burton
Age: 2 – 4 years

We’ve all heard of the Itsy Bitsy Spider, but did you know about the Itsy Bitsy Bunny? This adorable story takes the classic Itsy Bitsy Spider rhyme and turns it into an Easter classic. With cute-as-a-button pictures and a catchy story, toddlers will love this book at Easter and during the rest of the year, too.

The Story of Easter

The Story of Easter

Thomas Nelson
Age: 0 – 4 years

If you’re looking for a story focused on the religious aspect of Easter, this book is a wonderful choice. It explains the first Easter in a way that toddlers will understand and, once you’re done reading, your little one can carry the book around by the handle attached to the spine.

Easter Bunny (Baby Touch and Feel)

Easter Bunny Touch and Feel

Roger Priddy
Age: 1 – 3 years

Texture books are some of my favorites, and they kept my son’s attention when he was a toddler. This book isn’t meant solely for Easter, but among the many fun touch-and-feel animals, like hedgehogs and fawns, is a soft, cuddly bunny. This will be a welcome addition to toddler bookshelves any time of the year.

Easter Croc: Full of pop-up surprises!

Easter Croc-a-Pop

Roger Priddy
Age: 1 – 4 years

That’s right, another book by Roger Priddy. But there’s a good reason he’s on this list so many times. All of his books are a fantastic choice for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Instead of textures and lifting flaps, this book comes to life using pop-up features. Toddlers will squeal with delight as the pages pop up and the story of the croc who wants an Easter egg is told.

Baby Bunny: Finger Puppet Book: (Finger Puppet Book for Toddlers and Babies, Baby Books for First Year, Animal Finger Puppets)

Baby Bunny Finger Puppet Book

Chronicle Books
Age: 2 – 5 years

I have a soft spot for finger puppet books. There’s just something so sweet about being able to move the characters in the book as you tell the story. Toddlers seem to love these puppets, too. This board book will take children on a journey through the forest as little bunny spends a day with special friends.

Bunny Bus

Bunny Bus

Ammi-Joan Paquette and Lesley Breen Withrow
Age: 2 – 4 years

Adults and toddlers will adore the illustrations in this exciting book. The rhyming text makes this a fast read, and the lessons taught will last a lifetime. Read along as different animals hop aboard the bunny bus and work together to solve problems.

The Bunny Rabbit Show! (Boynton on Board)

The Bunny Rabbit Show

Sandra Boynton
Age: Baby – 4 years

Sandra Boynton is another favorite in our house. We love Dinosnores and Your Own Personal Penguin, and this book seems to be just as big of a hit. You’ll join all the other animals as they watch the Bunny Rabbit Show, song and dance included. The hilarious illustrations and catchy verses will have you reaching for this book again and again.

Easter Books for Preschoolers

By this age, children start to understand concepts and storylines in books. They may even have a favorite book they love to read. These Easter books for children are terrific for three and four-year-olds.

Duck & Goose, Here Comes the Easter Bunny!

Duck & Goose, Here Comes the Easter Bunny

Tad Hills
Age: 2 – 5 years

Tad Hills’ characters Duck, and Goose go on lots of fun adventures in this series. In this book, Duck and Goose are readying themselves for spring and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Instead of waiting for the Easter Bunny to arrive, they decide to go out and find him themselves. The simple storyline and cute pictures make this book fun and easy to follow for preschoolers.

The Easter Egg

The Easter Egg

Jan Brett
Age: 3 – 5 years

In this adorable story by Jan Brett, Hoppi the bunny desperately wants to make the best Easter egg so that he can assist the Easter Bunny. Things take a different turn when Hoppi finds an unhatched robin’s egg and cares for it. The sweet pictures and positive message of this book make it one of my favorites on this list.

We're Going on an Egg Hunt

We’re Going on an Egg Hunt

Laura Hughes
Age: 3 – 6 years

This interactive Easter book for preschoolers is perfect for this age group. The lifting flaps are more advanced than with baby books, and counting is incorporated throughout the book. There are beautiful, whimsical drawings, a storyline that flows quickly, and ten lifting flaps to keep preschoolers engaged.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit Story Board Book

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Beatrix Potter
Age: 2 – 5 Years

This is a great way to introduce preschoolers to the classic Beatrix Potter story of Peter Rabbit. As a board book, this is a shortened, kid-friendly version that takes little ones on an adventure with the mischievous little rabbit. While this isn’t solely an Easter story, Easter is a great time to introduce kids to this famous rabbit.

Peter Rabbit's Happy Easter

Peter Rabbit’s Happy Easter

Grace Maccarone
Age: 3 – 5 years

Illustrations from David McPhail bring this endearing tale about Peter Rabbit to life. In a silly twist, Peter Rabbit inadvertently becomes the Easter Bunny when he steals eggs for his mom, and she tells him to return them. Whether or not your kids know the story of Peter Rabbit, they will enjoy this funny story at Easter time.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Easter Colors (The World of Eric Carle)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Easter Colors

Eric Carle
Age: 3 – 5 years

I can think of very few books that are as iconic as Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar. It’s practically required reading for the six and under crowd. This book introduces preschoolers to the colors of Easter as they turn the pages with the Very Hungry Caterpillar. Little ones who love learning about all the colors of the rainbow will adore this book.

Peppa's Easter Egg Hunt (Peppa Pig)

Peppa’s Easter Egg Hunt

Scholastic
Age: 3 – 5 years

Ah, Peppa. She may not be a favorite among parents, but kids sure do seem to love her. In this Easter book, Peppa, her family, and her friends enjoy Easter activities from egg hunts to watching baby chicks hatch. If the kid in your life is a fan of Peppa, they are sure to love this Easter-themed book.

Peep On a Perch (Peeps)

Peep on a Perch

Andrea Posner-Sanchez and Random House
Age: 3 – 7 years

Peeps are one of those treats that people either love or hate. But no matter where you stand on Marshmallow Peeps, this book will be a hit in your house. Similar to Elf on a Shelf, this book comes with a plush Marshmallow Peep to display during Easter. It also comes with a book that focuses on how we can be kind each day.

It's Not Easy Being a Bunny (Beginner Books(R))

It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny

Marilyn Sadler
Age: 3 – 7 years

In this silly story, P.J. Funnybunny is sick and tired of being a bunny. He wonders what it would be like to be something else, so he tries being different types of animals. He tries to be pretty much every woodland creature you can think of in this fun, easy-to-read tale. Best yet, since this is a party of Dr. Seuss’ Beginner Books, this is a great book to practice reading once children are in grade school.

What is Easter?

What is Easter? 

Jill Roman Lord
Age: 5 – 6 years

The second religious book on the list, this story uses beautiful illustrations to explain the religious aspects of Easter. The crucifixion, resurrection, and the Christian items we see during Easter are explored in this book. For religious families, this is a wonderful book for introducing the meaning of Easter, but you may want to read it first and be ready to talk about the heavier topics that are presented.

God Gave Us Easter

God Gave Us Easter

Lisa Tawn Bergren
Age: 3 – 7 years

This Easter book for kids follows a polar bear family as they talk about the meaning of Easter. This religiously-centered book is slightly more lighthearted than the one previously mentioned. It does talk about crucifixion and resurrection, but it doesn’t go too deeply into explanations. If you’re looking for a book to explain Easter in an age-appropriate way, this is a terrific choice.

Fisher-Price Little People: Easter Is Here! (Lift-the-Flap)

Fisher-Price Little People: Easter is Here

Fisher-Price
Age: 2 – 5 years

Little People from Fisher-Price have been a popular toy since the 50s. That’s over 70 years of playtime fun. If your kids are a part of the millions of people who love to play with Little People, they will enjoy this lift-the-flap book. This story combines a short story, busy pictures, and questions from characters to make this book super interactive for preschoolers.

Easter Books for Grade Schoolers

By kindergarten, children are able to hold their interest on a story for longer and better understand the plot and themes. These Easter books are perfect for kids in kindergarten and up.

The Tooth Fairy vs. the Easter Bunny

The Tooth Fairy vs. the Easter Bunny

Jamie L.B. Deenihan and Erin Hunting
Age: 3 – 7 years

This book follows Blue, the fairy who went up against Santa in the last book by Jamie L.B. Deenihan and Erin Hunting, as he faces off against the Easter Bunny. One look at the cover of this book, and you’ll see that it’s going to be a wild, silly ride. This is a great Easter book for kindergarteners and older kids who love out-of-the-box tales.

The Story of Easter

The Story of Easter

Patricia Pingry
Age: 5 – 6 years

This inclusive, age-appropriate book about the story of Easter is a great read for those who want to introduce or reinforce the religious meaning of Easter. This book goes into details without being confusing for young readers.

The Golden Egg Book (Little Golden Board Books)

The Golden Egg Book

Margret Wise Brown
Age: 3 – 7 years

From the beautiful mind of Margret Wise Brown, who wrote the classic story Goodnight Moon, comes a tale about a bunny who finds an egg. When the egg starts to wiggle, the rest of the story is spent solving the mystery of the wiggling egg and what will come out. If, like me, you read this book when you were young, you’ll love to revisit this story with your little ones at Easter.

The Biggest Easter Basket Ever

The Biggest Easter Basket Ever

Steven Kroll
Age: 4 – 8 years

One of the most important concepts of grade school is learning to work together. This book focuses on this as two mice work together to create the biggest, best Easter basket for the Easter basket competition. The beautiful illustrations and exciting storyline make this a winner during the Easter season and beyond.

The Best Easter Eggs Ever!

The Best Easter Eggs Ever

Jerry Smath
Age: 4 – 8 years

Take children on an adventure to the Easter Bunny’s workshop as he tries to decide on new Easter egg designs. He enlists the help of some young bunnies, but when they go to search for design inspiration, an unexpected turn leads to designs they never imagined. This is a great Easter book for kindergarteners, but many older grade school kids will love it, as well.

The Night Before Easter

The Night Before Easter

Natasha Wing
Age: 4 – 8 years

I love a good rhyming story, and The Night Before Christmas is a favorite in our house. This story takes that well-known poem and puts an Easter spin on it. The rhythm of this story and the captivating pictures make it a great choice for families with kids of various ages. I believe that everyone, from young toddlers to children in grade school, will love this book.

The Good Egg Presents: The Great Eggscape!

The Great Eggscape

Jory John and Pete Oswald
Age: 4 years and up

We are huge fans of Jory John and Pete Oswald. Their book, The Bad Seed, has been a favorite in our house since the day it was released. In this Easter tale, the Good Egg and his friends hunt for their missing friend. They must work together to find their friend and make their team complete. The messages in this series are always wonderful, and this book is no exception. Kids will also love that there are stickers included to decorate their eggs.

Easter Eggscapade (The Super-Duper Duo)

Easter Eggscapade

Henri Meunier and Natalie Choux
Age: 4 – 7 years

Read along as the Super-Duper Duo of Rory and Sheldon hop into action to help their friends whose eggs have been stolen. This unique tale of superhero animal friends will have kids hanging on every word. The colorful illustrations and the exciting story make this an excellent read for action-loving kids.

How to Catch the Easter Bunny

How to Catch the Easter Bunny

Adam Wallace and Andy Elkerton
Age: 4 – 10 years

How do you catch the Easter Bunny? Throughout this book, the Easter Bunny does all sorts of silly things as he eludes capture attempts. Following the same theme as the other books in the How to Catch… series, Wallace and Elkerton hit it out of the park with this entertaining story.

The Best Easter Prize

The Best Easter Prize

Kristina Evans and John Wallace
Age: 4 – 8 years

With an overall theme that teaches kids about being a good person and friend, this is a terrific Easter-themed story for kids ages four and up. The illustrations are as sweet as can be, and the overall lesson is one that all kids need to hear.

The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story: Stickers Included! (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights: A Faith Story)

The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story

Jan and Mike Berenstain
Age: 4 years and up

If you haven’t heard of The Berenstain Bears, please emerge from the rock you’ve been living under. In this story, the bears go to see an Easter play. The play tells all about the true meaning of Easter, so your child can learn about Easter along with brother and sister bear.

The Story of the Easter Bunny Board Book

The Story of the Easter Bunny

Katherine Tegan
Age: 4 – 8 years

I like to think of this one as an Easter Bunny origin story. This is such a fantastic tale about an older couple who has a rabbit. He loves to make colorful eggs, so he decides to deliver them to the children. This is a unique spin on the Easter Bunny story with illustrations that will keep kids entertained.

The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes: As Told to Jenifer (Sandpiper Books)

The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes

DuBose Heyward
Age: 4 – 7 years

For over 80 years, this story has entertained generations of children at Easter time. In this story, the Easter Bunny is looking for helpers. A momma bunny, with 21 kids, is among the helpers chosen. She shows everyone how even a busy mom can get the job done and help the Easter Bunny deliver his eggs.

The Egg Tree

The Egg Tree

Katherine Milhous
Age: 6 – 9 years

Written in 1950, The Egg Tree is a tale about important family heirlooms. When a little boy and girl go looking through their grandma’s things for eggs, they find very old eggs that grandma made when she was a young girl. The beautiful colors of the eggs and the endearing story make this a great Easter book for kids in first grade and up.

Add Easter Books to Your Shelf

Reading is a great way to help children expand their vocabulary and their understanding of the world around them. Choose one book, or choose a bunch of them to read throughout Lent as the calendar leads up to Easter Sunday.

If you’re looking for some more activities to do with the kids, check out these Easter bunny coloring pages the whole family will love or peruse our list of Easter Movies for kids if you need a great Bunny themed movie.

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