I rounded up the best Easter books so you don’t have to! Come see which board books and picture books you should add to your Easter book collection. Both religious Easter books and non-religious Easter books are included!
These holiday book roundups are becoming some of my very favorite posts! I’m loving browsing the library, searching online, and gathering up a huge pile of holiday themed books, then cuddling up on the floor with my kiddos and reading through each and every one.
It’s definitely been a bonding experience for us and I hope it can be a bonding experience for you and your kids, too!
This time around, we rounded up as many Easter books as we could find and picked out the very best ones to share with you. My kids gave their input, and together we came up with a great list with a wide variety of stories.
So here’s our list of the 15 best picture books about Easter, plus 6 honorable mentions because we just couldn’t help it!
Learning Easter Books
- 10 Easter Egg Hunters by Janet Schulman: An Easter egg hunt in a book that follows 10 friends as they each find an Easter egg. A cute, holiday themed way to teach your kids how to count.
- Happy Easter Mouse! by Laura Numeroff: This is a cute board book that teaches both numbers and counting. My daughter loved counting the eggs on each page. I highly recommend this one for toddlers and preschoolers!
Religious Easter Books to Keep the Focus on Christ
- That Grand Easter Day by Jill Roman Lord: This story talks about the various events of the Easter story using a set-up similar to the nursery rhyme “This is the House that Jack Built.” I loved the rhythm of this book and the use of repetition. It was the perfect read aloud. And the illustrations are beautiful!
- What is Easter? by Michelle Medlock Adams: My preschooler loved this board book! It goes through the “fun” aspects of Easter, like candy and eggs and Easter baskets, asking if that’s what Easter is about. My daughter loved to shout out, “No!” as we went along. The second half of the book talks all about the true meaning of Easter.
- Easter is Coming by Tama Fortner: This book is absolutely stunning! It uses a lot of repetition that kids get into, all while discussing important events that lead up to the resurrection on Easter morning–from Adam and Eve and prophets in the Old Testament, through Christ’s life and on to the crucifixion. My kids loved this book and I did too!
Non-Religious Easter Books
- Marley and the Great Easter Egg Hunt by John Grogan: This is a cute, funny story about an excited dog on an Easter egg hunt and the shenanigans he gets himself into. Fun fact: this book is written by the same guy who wrote Marley and Me and I interviewed him as part of an internship back in college. You can check out the interview here.
- Piggy Bunny by Rachel Vail: An endearing story about a little pig who just wants to grow up to be the Easter Bunny, and the people who do and don’t believe in him.
- Splat the Cat: Where’s the Easter Bunny? by Rob Scotton: This is a super fun lift-the-flap book that follows Splat as he tries to find the Easter Bunny so he can give him a message. My daughter loved lifting the flaps to search for him! It’s a super silly, fun read!
- The Easter Egg by Jan Brett: A sweet story about a little bunny who sees all his friends and their many talented ways of decorating eggs. All he wants is to be talented and decorate the best egg of all, but he soon learns that he has a talent of his own, and maybe it’s more important than decorating after all.
- It’s Easter, Chloe Zoe! by Jane Smith: A cute story about friendship that discusses jealousy, anger, and what it means to be a good friend. This is a great one to have a “what would you do?” and “how would you feel?” discussion with your kids.
- There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick by Lucille Colandro: This was one of my son’s very favorites! It’s a cute and silly Easter take on “There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.” Your kids are sure to get a good laugh from this one!
- Here Comes the Easter Cat by Deborah Underwood: I love the unique way this book was written. It’s as if the cat is talking to you, the reader, which was fun. It’s a cute and silly story about a cat who wants to be the Easter bunny. I loved this one!
- Fancy Nancy and the Missing Easter Bunny by Jane O’Connor: We’re big Fancy Nancy fans over here, and this book was no exception. Follow Nancy as she makes a mistake, loses a bunny, and learns a lesson. Super fun story!
- Last One In is a Rotten Egg by Diane deGroat: This story is about some cousins who go on an Easter egg hunt and learn some lessons about honesty, sharing, being kind, and helping one another.
- Betty Bunny Loves Easter by Michael B. Kaplan: A cute story about a little girl bunny who learns some lessons about what it means to grow up. This is a great story for younger siblings!
Honorable Mention Easter Books
- E is for Easter by Greg Paprocki: A board book that goes through the alphabet with Easter themed words. It’s beautifully illustrated and is a fun way to go over the alphabet during the Easter season.
- Bunny Bus by Ammi-Joan Paquette: This was one of my favorite books to read aloud. I love books with fun sounds and rhyming schemes, so this book was awesome for me. And the illustrations were adorable!
- Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure by Kimberly and James Dean: Follow Pete as he helps the Easter bunny get ready for Easter. Pete the Cat books are some of our faves!
- The Bad Easter Bunny by Isabel Atherton: I wasn’t sure about this one at first because the Easter Bunny gets angry and mean, but it actually has a good message about how being bad doesn’t get you anywhere. This is a great book for kids who act out in anger.
- Turkey’s Eggcellent Easter by Wendi Silvano: A cute story about a turkey who really, really, REALLY wants to win an Easter egg hunt and all the ways he and his friends try to do so.
- The Easter Bunny’s Assistant by Jan Thomas: This book teaches kids the steps to decorating Easter eggs with the Easter Bunny and his skunk assistant who keeps getting excited and stinking up the place. Your kids are sure to get a good giggle out of it!
Easter Book Collection
Pick a book or two and start your Easter book collection today. Books are one of the easiest ways to connect with your kids–all while snuggling, learning, and looking at fun pictures. It’s a win-win-win-WIN!
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What’s your favorite Easter book?
If you’re looking for more holiday books, check out my posts on Valentine’s Day books and St. Patrick’s Day books!