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20 Best Easter Books for Children

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There is never a bad time to share a new book with your child, and Easter is no exception. The coming of spring sparks wonder as flowers bloom and birds, insects, and wildlife emerge from their winter hiding. Books make perfect Easter basket stuffers, and when you select the right books about Easter, they can be just as sweet as candy. We’ve handpicked some Children’s Easter books that are beloved classics and a few that will be loved by a new generation. You are going to love these 20 Best Easter Books for Children!

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Easter Books for Babies

Selecting books about Easter for babies is so much fun. Look for Easter board books, books with bright colors and books with pages that babies can touch and feel.

Pat the Bunny (Touch and Feel Book) by Dorothy Kunhardt

Pat the Bunny is a classic children's Easter book that you likely enjoyed as a child. The touch and feel pages provide baby with a wonderful tactile experience as you cuddle for story time. 

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Hippity, Hoppity, Little Bunny - Finger Puppet Board Book

Babies will enjoy following the little bunny rabbit and its adorable bird friends in this finger puppet Easter book as they hunt for Easter eggs. Wiggle the puppet to make the bunny in the story come alive! 

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The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter and Easter books go hand in hand. Teach baby the classic story of Peter Rabbit with this easy-to-handle board book version of the classic story about bunnies and springtime. 

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Bright Baby Touch & Feel Baby Animals

Build baby's vocabulary as you explore colorful pictures of baby animals, rhyming text to read aloud, and touch and exploring textures in this interactive touch and feel book.

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Happy Easter, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff

Everyone's favorite cookie-loving mouse is back in a fun Easter story about colors. This simple board book format with bright illustrations is perfect for babies. 

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Llama Llama Easter Egg by Anna Dewdney

Llama Llama receives some treats from the Easter Bunny! This rhyming book is short, so it’s perfect for young children who aren’t ready for long stories just yet. A great book to go in your child’s Easter basket!

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The Bunny Rabbit Show! by Sandra Boynton

The bunnies are putting on a show, and you have a seat in the front row! Babies will love this playful board book. 

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

Can Baby find all of the Easter eggs? Babies will love this fun and playful lift a flap book that takes them on an Easter egg hunt for lots of colorful eggs.

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Happy & Hoppy - Children's Flip-a-Flap Activity Board Book

Lift the flap to find out what's inside. Babies will excitedly explore with the animals as they welcome the arrival of spring with fun Easter traditions. The perfect book to get little ones excited for Easter festivities.

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Chunky Pack: Easter: Hop-Hop!, Happy Easter!, and Quack-Quack!

These fun-shaped books with pictures of bunnies, chicks, and Easter eggs are perfect for babies just learning to handle books. 

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Easter Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers

These Easter picture books are perfect for young readers, with simple text and colorful illustrations.

Little Blue Truck's Springtime by Alice Schertle

Little Blue Truck and his good friend Toad are headed out to explore the changes at the farm in springtime. Lift the flap to discover what's new in this cute book!

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The Itsy Bitsy Bunny by Jeffrey Burton

This playful sing-a-long book is an Easter-themed rendition of Itsy Bitsy Spider. The whole family will love singing along to the story about the Itsy Bitsy Bunny. 

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There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick! by Lucille Colandro

The hungry old lady swallows a chick, some straw, an egg, some candy, a basket, and a bow! What happens next? This Easter book for kids is a great read that's sure to generate some laughter.

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The Good Egg Presents: The Great Eggscape! by Jory John and Pete Oswald

Another Jory John and Pete Oswald masterpiece that belongs in your book collection! The Good Egg and his friends escape their carton and have a wonderful morning of fun. 

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Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure by Kimberly and James Dean

Younger kids love Pete the Cat and his groovy adventures, and this sweet book is one of our family's favorite Easter books. This time Pete's on a mission to help the Easter Bunny. Will they get all the baskets filled on time?

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How to Catch the Easter Bunny by Adam Wallace

Finding eggs is simple compared to trying to catch the Easter Bunny as he makes his delivery. The Easter Bunny has all kinds of tricks but can the kids outsmart him? 

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The Easter Egg by Jan Brett

If Hoppi can make the best Easter egg, he will get to help the Easter Rabbit with his deliveries on Easter morning. But it is not so easy. Take in Jan Brett's beautiful illustrations as you enjoy this story about kindness. 

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We're Going On An Egg Hunt by Laura Hughes

The bunnies are going on an egg hunt! Can they avoid the obstacles and find all ten?

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The Bunnies Are Not in Their Beds by Marisabina Russo

The bunnies won't stay in bed. They just want to play. Parents and kids will enjoy this fun bedtime book. 

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Flora and the Chicks: A Counting Book by Molly Idle

Flora needs to keep up with all the chicks as the eggs begin to hatch. Can she do it? Find out as you read this fun counting book. 

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20 Best Easter Books for Children
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