Easter is almost here and there are so many adorable books to read! My son and I made a list of our favorite Easter picture books. These books are filled with bunnies, eggs, chocolate, and Easter fun that’s perfect for preschoolers. There are a mix of old and new favorites here. Visit your library and check for these fun titles.
1. Pete the Cat’s Big Easter Adventure by James Dean —
The Easter Bunny calls on Pete the Cat to help deliver Easter eggs in this fun picture book. It’s up to Pete to get the eggs dyed and hidden for his friends to find. Along his way, Pete adds to his bunny costume. First the ears, then the nose and tail — a cat dressed like a bunny, that’s funny!
2. How to Catch the Easter Bunny by Adam Wallace —
The Easter Bunny has to keep its identity a secret because there are kids out there who want to catch it! E.B., as the bunny known, has gotten really good at avoiding traps when he delivers and hides the Easter eggs. This rhyming story shows just clever E.B. is. There are lots of traps made by kids; some are pretty clever. Will E.B. get caught this year? With a little bit of magic, he gets all of the eggs delivered and heads safely home.
3. Peter Easter Frog by Erin Dealy —
This is a funny story about a frog who thinks he could be the Easter Bunny too because frogs hop just like a rabbit. Along his way, he meets an assortment of other animals who all want to lend a hand and help Peter spread Easter cheer. Preschoolers will love this silly rhyming story. Just wait until Peter and friends meet the real Easter Bunny!
4. Happy Easter, Biscuit! by Alyssa Capucilli —
Meet Biscuit, a cute a little puppy, who is excited for Easter! It’s Biscuit’s first Easter and there are so many eggs to be found. Help Biscuit find all of the hidden eggs by lifting the flaps throughout the book. This sparsely worded, interactive book will be a hit with wiggly preschoolers!
5. Max Counts His Chickens by Rosemary Wells —
My son loves this story! I can’t even count how many times we have read this. In this Easter counting story, Max and his sister search their home for marshmallow chicks left by the Easter Bunny. Ruby is really good at finding at the hidden treats, while all Max manages to do is make a mess. Max looks in the toothpaste container, the cereal, and in the juice, but no chicks. Ruby finds all of the chicks and poor Max doesn’t have any treats. Grandma makes a quick phone call and the Easter Bunny comes back to give Max some marshmallow chicks of his own.
6. Mater and the Easter Buggy by Kirsten Larsen —
Welcome to Easter in Radiator Springs! The cars are busy decorating and preparing for the Easter Buggy to come. Mater is so excited! He plans to wait up and see the Easter Buggy this year. Lightning McQueen doesn’t believe in the Easter Buggy. However, not wanting his friend to be disappointed, Lightning decides to give Mater a basket of treats and pretend its from the Easter Buggy. While trying to be sneaky, Lighting makes a lot of noise and wakes up Mater! Now Lighting has to wait for Mater to fall asleep again, only this time, Lightning falls asleep too. When they awake, they both find the real Easter Buggy visited them after all.
7. Ollie’s Easter Eggs by Oliver Dunrea —
Gossie and her gosling friends are dying Eater eggs! Little Ollie wants some eggs too. He devised a plan to get his wings on the eggs by secretly taking them from his friends. Ollie, wearing cute bunny ears, then creates his own fun egg hunt for the goslings! Preschoolers will love the pictures and sympathize with Ollie’s impatience for the fun to begin.
8. Happy Easter, Curious George by RP Anderson —
George, a curious monkey, is enjoying an outdoor Easter celebration with his friend, the man in the yellow hat. Everything is so exciting. There’s a cute, fluffy bunny to pet, eggs to decorate, and fun to be had! While everyone is busy dying the eggs, the Easter bunny escapes from its pen. George see a man leaving a bunch of eggs in odd places. Thinking the man dropped the eggs on accident, George collects them all. Meanwhile, the kids notice that the bunny is missing. Oh-no! George sees a white egg under a bush and goes to grab it. That’s not an egg, but a bunny tail! With the Easter bunny safely returned to its pen, George re-hides the eggs for the kids to find!
9. Happy Easter, Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen —
This short Pout-Pout Fish board book is great for young children with short attention spans. The rhyming text and cute illustrations help keep preschoolers interested in this Easter story. Mr. Fish, donning a pair of bunny ears, brings Easter fun to all of his ocean friends. Each friend has a special egg to find. Can you help them find their eggs?
10. Berenstain Bears and the Real Easter Eggs by Stan and Jan Berenstain —
The Berenstain Bear family is excited for the town Easter egg hunt! The cubs are determined to find the most eggs and win the egg hunt. They get so wrapped up in the idea of winning that they are missing out in the joy and fun of spring. When the cubs find a nest with real eggs, they realize that stopping and enjoying the beauty of nature is more important than winning.
11. The Bunny Hop by Sarah Albee—
This book is perfect for little Elmo fans! On Easter morning Elmo and his friends find cute little bunnies all over Sesame Street. The bunnies are appearing in the most unusual places. Where did all of these bunnies come from? Elmo sets out to solve the mystery.
12. Max’s Chocolate Chicken by Rosemary Wells —
On Easter morning Max and his sister, Ruby, hunt for hidden eggs. The one to find the most eggs wins the chocolate chicken. Ruby is great at finding eggs while Max gets distracted by the great outdoors. Max find mud and makes mud pancakes while his sister collects eggs. Realizing Ruby us going to win the egg hunt, Max steals the chocolate chicken. While in his secret hiding spot, he eats all of the chocolate! Fortunately the Eater Bunny was watching and gives Ruby her own chocolate.
13. Count on the Easter Pups —
Preschoolers love Paw Patrol! My son was obsessed with Paw Patrol at ages 3-4, so we had to read about the pups saving Easter. Filled with Easter fun and my son’s favorite Paw Patrol friends, made this board book a fun read.
14. Happy Easter, Little Critter by Mercer Mayer —
My son loves Little Critter stories! In this story, Little Critter and Little Sister enjoy a fun Easter with their family and friends. They awake to Easter baskets filled with toys and yummy treats! Then they go to church, where after the service, they get to decorate Easter eggs. Now it’s time for the parents to hide all of the eggs for the kids to find. Your preschooler will have fun pointing all of the eggs!
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