Hi Everybody! Today we have put together a quick selection of Easter books you can enjoy with your kids:
The Country Bunny and The Little Gold Shoes by Du Bose Heyward, Illustrated by Marjorie Hack: The Country Buny has 21 kids—and a persistent dream of becoming an Easter Bunny. Pushing past others’ doubt, this character excels. Just as kids will be moved by the tale of perseverance, The Country Bunny will likely speak to parents seeking to shine, too. For ages 4-7.
Famed children’s book author Patricia Polacco shapes a fable around the Russian tradition of painting eggs for Easter celebrations. A babushka renowned for her intricate, prize-winning Easter eggs takes in an injured goose, who proves to have a magical ability. Though written with 4 to 8-year-olds in mind, Rechenka’s Eggs will amaze adults, too.
We’re Going on an Egg Hunt by Laura Hughes is a fun book for the wee ones as it has flaps to lift to help find the eggs. For ages 2-6. (See Featured Image)
For babies and toddlers, the Llama Llama Easter Egg by Anna Dewdney is a hit: The story is short and rhyming and the board book is durable and great for little hands.
The First Egg Hunt, by Adam & Charlotte Guillan, Illustrated by Pippa Curnick is also available in German: Die Verrückte Ostereier Suche. Poor Easter Chick works so hard to make Easter eggs for everyone, but the Easter Bunny always gets all the credit. This rhyming picture book is choc full of Easter fun and has a brilliant message about teamwork that is great for reading all year round. For ages 3-5.
The Good Egg by Jory John and Pete Oswald (not necessarily an Easter book, but about an egg!) About an egg who is very good, but surrounded by rotten eggs! As the other eggs in the dozen behave badly, the good egg starts to crack from all the pressure of feeling like he has to be perfect. 4-8 years old
Marshmallow by Clare Turlay Newberry- This classic, award winner is the sweet story of a new bunny who is introduced into a home that houses a woman and a cat. It is all about transitions and acceptance. Though it isn’t strictly an “Easter” book, it is beautiful and features a bunny. For ages 4-8.
The Egg Book by Britta Teckentrup- (Das Ei in German) This is another book that isn’t strictly an Easter book and is hefty and geared more towards older children. It is a nonfiction book that is bursting with all sorts of interesting facts about eggs. It is gorgeously illustrated and perfect for older children for Easter. Recommended for ages 5-9.
Happy Easter Curious George! by R.P. Anderson is based on H.A. and Margaret Rey’s classic character. I have a Curious George fan so this would be a winner in our household: George can’t help but join in the fun when he sees children dyeing Easter eggs . . . but what’s that man doing with their prized creations? Each hardcover gift book comes with glittery egg-decorating stickers! Ages 4-7.
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