If the Easter Bunny brings books to your house as well as Easter eggs, here’s some recommendations. We’ve put together a list of Easter board books, picture books and activity books for kids to enjoy. There’s books about Easter eggs, Easter Bunny as well as the story of Jesus.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Easter Colours by Eric Carle
Let The Very Hungry Caterpillar and friends take you on a rainbow tour of Easter colours in this beautiful board book. Perfect for learning first colours with simple text and pictures, this chunky board book is ideal for little hands. RRP $9.99. Ages 0-2 years.
I’m Ready for Easter
The I’m Ready series is a collection of fun, bright board books illustrated by the talented Jedda Robaard. These gorgeous stories are handy explainers that the whole family will love. This gorgeous story explores the exciting lead-up to Easter in Australia. RRP $12.99. Ages 0-2 years.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Easter Egg Hunt by Eric Carle
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is at the farm hunting for tasty Easter eggs . . . Meet friendly farmyard animals and lift the flaps on every page to help The Very Hungry Caterpillar hunt for eggs. Will you find them all? RRP $16.99. Ages 0-3 years.
Peter Rabbit: A Fluffy Easter Tale
Join Peter on an Easter adventure in this charming touch and feel book. With tactile elements on every page and a simple story to follow, this board books is perfect for little bunnies at Easter. RRP $16.99. Ages 0-3 years.
Mr Men: Mr Impossible and the Easter Egg Hunt
Join the Mr Men on an Impossible Easter Egg Hunt! Mr Impossible is organising an Easter egg hunt for all the Mr Men and Little Miss and he is hiding the eggs in the most impossible places … Some are so high that only Mr Tall can find them and some so low and cleverly hidden that Mr Small will need to be called. But it is Mr Nobody who manages to find the most difficult egg of all – the invisible egg! Packed with Easter fun from beginning to end! RRP $14.99. Ages 0-5 years.
Peppa Pig: Peppa Loves Easter
It’s Easter time and Madame Gazelle has a special Easter surprise for Peppa and her friends after playgroup – Miss Rabbit has organised an Easter Egg-stravaganza! There’s Easter cakes, Easter cards to make, an egg decorating stall and Granny and Grandpa Pig’s fluffy newly-hatched chicks, but where is Miss Rabbit?And who is inside the huge Easter egg? RRP $14.99. Ages 0-5 years.
Little Bilby’s Aussie Easter Egg Hunt by Yvonne Mes & Jody Michelle
A group of baby bilbies are on an Easter egg hunt. They find all kinds of eggs – a kookaburra’s egg, a turtle’s egg, a cassowary’s egg – before the little bilbies finally find what they’ve been looking for: Easter eggs to share with all their friends.
This colourfully illustrated picture book showcases the diversity of Australia’s egg-laying animals. Each spread reveals an egg in its natural environment and asks the question ‘Whose egg could this be?’. After turning the page, the egg is matched with the animal it belongs to. RRP $14.99. Ages 0-4.SPOT’S
Spot’s First Easter
Join Spot and his friends on a springtime Easter egg hunt – now reissued in a new cased board format with embedded flaps. It’s Easter, and the Easter Bunny has hidden some eggs for Spot to find! There’s lots of fun (and chocolate) to be had for Spot and all his friends as they join the hunt. Toddlers will love discovering the Easter egg hunt in this classic picture book. With fun flaps to train fine motor skills and an adventure to encourage curiosity and exploration, this is great for early learning and play. RRP $14.99. Ages 2 – 4 years.
Oscar the Hungry Unicorn Eats Easter by Lou Carter & Nikki Dyson
It’s Easter and the Easter Bunny has put together the most incredible, absolutely fantastic egg hunt. Everyone is excited, but uh-oh… Oscar the Unicorn is hungry!
Oscar has eaten the eggs, the baskets, the signs – in fact, he’s eaten everything! The Easter Bunny is too tired to hide more eggs, so Oola and rest of the fairytale crew step in to help. But just as the great chocolate egg hunt is about to get underway, some silly pirates accidentally misplace the map to the hidden Easter treats. Can Oscar’s keen sense of smell – and his unstoppable hunger – save Easter before it’s too late?
The third brilliantly funny adventure of Oscar the Hungry Unicorn. $15.99. Ages 3+.
Hunwick’s Egg by Mem Fox & Pamela Lofts
When a mysterious egg appears outside Hunwick’s burrow, no one is quite certain what to think. And when it doesn’t hatch right away, everyone is even more bewildered. Everyone except Hunwick, that is. Hunwick understands that the egg is his friend, and he is the only one who knows its secret.
This treasure of a book promises the young reader a simple, beautifully illustrated tale of identity and belonging. $14.99. Ages 3+.
Bluey – Easter Fun!
Based on the hit ABC KIDS TV show! Bluey and Bingo love being creative! Get making with loads of egg-cellent Easter activities for the whole family. $9.99. Ages 3+.
Spot’s Easter Basket by Eric Hill
Join Spot and his friends for an Easter egg hunt on the farm in this wonderful basket-shaped board book for little hands! RRP $9.99. Ages 4-6 years.
The Best Easter Egg Hunt Ever by Dawn Casey & Katy Hudson
On a warm spring day, in the tall green grass, a little gray rabbit was sniffing the air. It was Easter Day. It was . . . egg-hunt time! The Best Easter Egg Hunt Ever features kind Rabbit, who spends his morning helping friends with their wonderful Easter eggs. But can Rabbit find the most special egg of all? RRP $12.99. Ages 4-6 years.
How to Catch the Easter Bunny by Adam Wallace & Andy Elkerton
Finding the eggs is easy, but can you catch the Easter Bunny?
Down in my burrow, working hard with all my bunny crew.
We’ve made the eggs, and now I’m here to bring them all to you!
The Easter Bunny has a basket full of treats-and tricks for staying hidden! Will this be the Easter you catch the bunny in action? Parents and children will love this wonderfully creative opportunity to have fun and celebrate the holiday together. RRP $16.99. Ages 4+.
The Story of Easter Little Golden Book by Jean Miller & Jerry Smath
This gentle introduction to the biblical account of Jesus’s final days on earth, and Resurrection, is perfect for preschoolers. Lush, colorful illustrations of the Last Supper, Jesus carrying his cross, and the angel in the empty tomb are accessible to little readers who are just learning about Easter. At the end of the book, Easter traditions from around the world are introduced, from Ukrainian painted eggs (Pysanky) to the greeting of the Easter sunrise in the British Isles. It’s a perfect first book about an important holiday for many, and an ideal Easter gift. RRP $4.99. Ages 4+.
I Wanted a Giant Chocolate Egg but All I Got Was this Stupid Book by Merv Lamington & Makoto Koji
I wanted a giant chocolate egg but all I got was this stupid book. You too? I know just who’s to blame for this outrage. Come on, let’s go find the Easter Bunny… Join an Easter egg hunt of a different kind in this journey from disappointment to elation. The perfect (non-edible*) gift for any kid who’s ever felt that the Easter Bunny could have done better. RRP $16.99. Ages 4+.
What’s the favourite Easter book in your home?
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