This Top 10 Book List is full of our favorite Easter books! We’ve rallied some familiar characters and compiled books celebrating many of the fun traditions of Easter.
We hope you will enjoy this list, too!
Here Comes the Easter Cat by Deborah Underwood
This is the comical story of Cat, who, due to Easter Bunny envy, tries to take over Easter! Although Cat doesn’t talk in words, readers can clearly understand his very expressive motions, expressions, and gestures, not to mention the signs he holds up. With the added words of the narrator, readers will laugh at all the ways the Easter Cat plans to take over! And you’ll love the surprise ending!
Max's Chocolate Chicken by Rosemary Wells
This Max and Ruby book focuses on the bunny siblings on Easter day. The pair find a chocolate chicken in the bird bath—but before Max can eat it, Ruby convinces him to go on an egg hunt to win a chocolate chicken! While Ruby finds lots of eggs, Max finds plenty of other interesting things instead. With a very mischievous Max and another surprise ending, this is a fun read-aloud!
Pete the Cat Big Easter Adventure by Kimberly and James Dean
Pete the Cat lovers will adore this Easter edition! Especially when Pete the Cat dresses in bunny ears and whiskers to help the Easter Bunny decorate and hide eggs! With Pete’s optimistic, fun attitude, readers will enjoy coming along on his Easter journey. Plus, there’s a great message that “helping others can be lots of fun!”
Hop! Hop! By Leslie Patricelli
This sweet board book focuses on all the fun of the Easter holiday— from dying eggs, to the Easter bunny, baskets, egg hunts, bunny ear art crafts, and candy—all through the eyes of an adorable diaper-wearing toddler! Not only that, but the end includes a fun two-page spread of Easter egg decorating ideas like scribbles, stripes, lines, tie-dye and more! The text is short and sweet, and the pictures are bright, fun, and colorful.
The Easter Egg by Jan Brett
Jan Brett is known for her beautiful illustrations. Her animals, scenery, and attention to detail is mesmerizing. In The Easter Egg, bunnies try to decorate an egg to win the prize of helping “the Easter Rabbit hide the eggs on Easter morning.” And the decorated eggs are truly spectacular! They include illustrated eggs made from flowers, wood, chocolate, painted eggs, mechanical eggs, and so many more—perhaps this book will help to spark your own creative egg design juices!
The Easter Bunny's Assistant by Jan Thomas
This hilarious story follows the Easter Bunny and his assistant, who happens to be a skunk (gasp!)! As the Easter Bunny shares his how-to plan for making beautiful Easter eggs, Skunk gets more and more excited. The problem is that each time Skunk gets excited, he lets out a skunky smell! The Easter Bunny must figure out how to complete his how-to without the smell. This is a fun how-to book with lots of humor built in—and readers get an actual how-to for dyeing Easter eggs at the end!
Llama Llama Easter Egg by Anna Dewdney
Llama Llama is one of our favorite picture book characters, so a Llama Llama Easter story is perfect to share this holiday season! In this book, readers learn what the Easter Bunny brings Llama Llama on Easter morning— things like candy, eggs, and a BIG SURPRISE! This book is short and simple, but oh so fun to read aloud with its rhymes and lyrical nature. Little ones may very well ask for this book to be read again and again!
The Night Before Easter by Natasha Wing
A spin-off from the classic “The NIght Before Christmas,” this is the perfect book to read on the eve of Easter. It keeps much of the same rhythm and style as the original rhyme, but this one is full of Easter magic—Easter bunnies, candy, traditions and wonder! The colorful and vibrant illustrations only add to the fun of this story.
We’re Going on an Egg Hunt by Laura Hughes
We’re Going on an Egg Hunt is set to a similar rhythm as “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt,” but this one is dedicated to the Easter holiday. Instead of rivers, caves, and meadows, this story’s obstacles include lambs, chicks, bees, and ducks. Full of beautiful illustrations and flaps that allow your little ones to count along with each egg they find, this is a fun story to read or sing with your child!
Owen’s Marshmallow Chick by Kevin Henkes
Welcome to the adorable and simple story of Owen on Easter morning. The book begins with Owen’s basket on Easter morning, continues with lots of candy eating in fun-pattern text, and concludes with his favorite marshmallow chick. Not only that, but it comes in board book format, making it perfect for little hands!