Favorite Spring & Easter Books for Kids

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I’d so much rather tuck books into Easter baskets than candy.  Not that I have anything against candy, I’m just a little too addicted and my kids share my sweet tooth.  A much healthier addiction is books.  Or so it seems, until you see how many children’s books I hoard.  Being the compulsively organized book hoarder that I am, I pulled out our ‘Spring and Easter Book Bin’ (I kid you not, it’s a sickness people!) to share a few favorites with you.

Here’s what we’re reading around the Lemonade house so I can show my kids what spring looks like– especially since it’s snowing right now.

Favorite Easter Books for Kids

{you can see all the book covers at the end of the post}

1.  Hatch by Katie Cox

So happy I found this one last week at our school’s book fair!  It’s a fun board book about baby animals that hatch from eggs with lift-the-flap action my kids adore.

2.  An Egg is Quiet by Dianna Aston

Gorgeous illustrations and interesting information about eggs in nature.  I could frame each one of the pages they are so pretty.

3.  My First Easter by Tomie DePaola

I’m a big Tomie dePaola fan, so I adore this simple book of Easter symbols and family traditions.

4.  Where are Baby’s Easter Eggs by Karen Katz and Spot’s First Easter by Eric Hill are lift-the-flaps books and both are favorites in our house.

5.  The Easter Egg by Jan Brett

A sweet book full of wonderful messages.  It doesn’t contain the story of Easter, but it’s a story of compassion which is a great lesson this time of year.

6.  The Golden Egg Book by Margaret Wise Brown

A classic by the author of Goodnight Moon, it’s a book you’ll like if you enjoyed Little Golden Books as a child.

7.  The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story

It’s hard to find a book about the Easter story that’s appropriate for younger kids, but the Berenstain Bears find a way to relay the story of Easter in true Berenstain fashion.

8.  Max Counts His Chickens by Rosemary Wells

It’s not rocket science.  It’s not even the best Max & Ruby book.  But it does have Marshmallow peeps and counts to ten.  If you’ve ever been the underdog when it comes to finding Easter eggs, you’ll appreciate that the Easter Bunny makes sure to even things out for Max in the end.

If you click the pretty book covers below you’ll find more information including full summaries and reviews of each of the books.  Don’t they look so springy?  Like little jelly beans.  {ack! what’s with my candy obsession?!}

If you’re like us, you might have spring break this week which means a trip or two to the library.  Hope these will make your list, and that you’ll enjoy these books as much as we do!

What’s your favorite children’s book about Easter?  Also– any ideas for non-candy Easter basket fillers so I don’t gain 5 pounds next weekend?

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