It’ll be Easter before you know it. To get your tots excited about the holiday and all the fun and yummy candy that goes along with it, we’ve selected these books we think they’ll enjoy. From stories about friendship and adventures to books on love and dance, these reads are wonderful for Easter and all year-round.
We’re Going on an Egg Hunt, by Laura Hughes
Bright and cheerful illustrations accompany an Easter-themed, rhythmic text in We’re Going on an Egg Hunt. Interactive fun for little ones, with 10 eggs to find, flaps to lift and a sweet cast of animal characters to meet along the way. Ages 2-5.
Big Bunny, by Rowboat Watkins
There are no Easter eggs here, but there is one gigantic bunny rabbit! Big Bunny is a fun, slightly strange picture book with sly humour about stories; a delightful read any time of year, and the quirky question and answer format lends itself to read-aloud enthusiasm. Ages 4-8.
So Many Bunnies ABC and Counting Book, by Rick Walton
So Many Bunnies is an evergreen favourite, but it’s especially timely for the season. Toddlers will have a great time counting bunnies and saying names that cover every letter of the alphabet, as they all get tucked in for bed by dear Mother Rabbit. Ages 3-4.
Easter Croc: Full of pop-up surprises!, by Roger Priddy
In Easter Croc we find Crocodile upset the Easter bunny has come and gone, and he has no egg. When this grumpy reptile finally catches up with the Easter bunny, what will he say? The answer will surprise and delight little ones in this brightly colored pop-up book. Ages 1-4
Easter Eggscapade, by Henri Meunier
Rory and Sheldon are not just good buddies, they are also the Super-Duper Duo! In Easter Eggscapade it’s the neighboring birds who need help when their eggs go missing. The Duo save the day and also find some brightly colored chocolate eggs in the process. Ages 4-7.