Spring is coming and Easter is on it’s way! There are lots of fun children’s books about Easter that celebrate the holiday and introduce kids to the symbols and traditions. From funny books about egg hunts and the Easter bunny to more sentimental stories about the reasons we celebrate Easter, there is something for everyone’s Easter basket!
Easter Books for Preschoolers
Kids will get excited to read all these silly and fun Easter Books for Preschoolers. Whether you like cats, bears, dogs, dinosaurs, or rabbits, there is sure to be a fun Easter story for you!
Here Comes T. Rex Cottontail was written by Lois G. Grambling and illustrated by Jack E. Davis. In this adorable dinosaur themed Easter story, Peter Cottontail needs some help delivering eggs and he turns to T. Rex for help. The adorable illustrations and the fun story will be especially entertaining to young dinosaur fans. For more dino-themed fun, check out this list of dinosaur books for kids!
The Story of the Easter Bunny was written by Katherine Tegen and illustrated by Sally Anne Lambert. This story follows an old couple who color eggs and create baskets for all of the children in their village. When they become too old to make the baskets, their little white rabbit takes over. This sweet back story of the Easter bunny is paired with lovely illustrations.
The Biggest Easter Basket Ever was written by Steven Kroll and illustrated by Jeni Bassett. Clayton and Desmond are two little mice who both want to win the competition for the biggest Easter basket. This fun story about teamwork and cooperation is paired with adorable illustrations of the cute mice and the fun celebration of Easter in Mouseville.
The Night Before Easter was written by Natasha Wing and illustrated by Kathy Couri. In this Easter themed spin on the classic Christmas poem, two young kids are preparing for the holiday. The familiar rhyming text explores lots of the traditions of the Easter holiday, and the fun illustrations feature images of a friendly Easter bunny and lots of candy and treats.
Turkey’s Eggcellent Easter was written by Wendi Silvano and illustrated by Lee Harper. When Turkey finds out that there is an Easter Egg hunt coming up, he decides to disguise himself so that he can enter the contest and win the big prize. Kids will love the hilarious antics of Turkey and his animal friends, as well as the creative illustrations full of lots of funny costumes and situations.
Clifford’s Happy Easter was written by Norman Bridwell. Clifford and Emily Elizabeth love Easter. In this festive story, the popular dog and his adorable owner have lots of fun coloring eggs, even though Clifford has trouble handling them with his big paws. This sweet story is paired with fun and colorful illustrations that will have kids wanting to celebrate with Clifford too.
How to Catch the Easter Bunny was written by Adam Wallace and illustrated by Andy Elkerton. This fun addition to the “How to Catch” series introduces readers to the Easter Bunny and dares them to try to catch him. The rhyming text is accompanied by brightly colored illustrations featuring a smiling and tricky Easter Bunny.
The Easter Egg was written and illustrated by Jan Brett. Hoppi the bunny wants to make the best Easter egg so he can win the contest to help the Easter Bunny with his holiday deliveries. After he comes across a robin’s egg in the woods, he works hard to keep it safe, resulting in a heartwarming lesson. The illustrations are done in Brett’s signature style, with tons of details hidden in the illustrations and the borders. For more Easter egg fun, check out this list of 50+ learning activities using plastic Easter eggs!
Here Comes the Easter Cat was written by Deborah Underwood and illustrated by Claudia Rueda. In this hilarious Easter story, a grumpy cat is frustrated that the Easter Bunny gets lots of love and attention. He decides to take over and make the deliveries himself. But it isn’t as easy as he thinks. The story is told in a conversational format between the cat and the narrator, and the illustrations are simple, using illustrated signs to show the cat’s responses.
Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure was written and illustrated by James and Kimberly Dean. On Easter morning, Pete the Cat receives a note from the Easter Bunny asking him to help with all the holiday preparations. Kids will love following Pete on his adventure, and will appreciate the fun illustrations of Pete wearing bunny ears.
Fancy Nancy and the Missing Easter Bunny was written by Jane O’Connor and illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser. Nancy’s sister Jojo brings home her class pet for the Easter holiday, but when the Easter egg hunt begins, Nibbles the bunny is nowhere to be found. The story is full of Nancy’s fancy words, while the illustrations have tons of colorful and glittery details throughout.
Happy Easter, Curious George was written by R.P. Anderson and illustrated by Mary O’Keefe Young. Join the adorable little monkey and his friend the man in the yellow hat as they head to the park for Easter festivities. The festive story is paired with colorful illustrations featuring the adorable monkey and a diverse cast of children all engaging in egg decorating fun.
Pinkalicious: Eggstraordinary Easter was written and illustrated by Victoria Kann. When Pinkalicious and her family get a note from Edgar Easter Bunny, it leads them on a fun filled scavenger hunt. Kids will love following along as the family follows the clues left behind, and little ones will be drawn in by the vibrantly colored illustrations.
Happy Easter, Little Critter was written and illustrated by Mercer Mayer. It’s Easter morning and Little Critter and his family are celebrating together. From dyeing eggs to searching for baskets, the story introduces young readers to a variety of Easter traditions through a simple story and funny illustrations.
Peppa’s Easter Egg Hunt was illustrated by Eone. Grandpa Pig has set up an Easter egg hunt for Peppa and friends. In addition to finding eggs, they even find a special Springtime surprise. Kids will love seeing their favorite characters participating in familiar Easter activities in the brightly colored illustrations.
God Bless Our Easter was written by Hannah C. Hall and illustrated by Steve Whitlow. This sweet rhyming story celebrates all of the wonderful parts of Spring and Easter and thanks God for the blessings of the season. The accompanying illustrations use soft colors and textures to showcase all of the adorable animals and beautiful flowers.
The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story was written by Mike and Jan Berenstain. The Bear cubs are all ready for Easter, but they are so focused on the candy and treats that they forget the reason behind the festivities. Kids will enjoy learning about the Easter story along with the popular and relatable bear cubs.
Corduroy’s Easter Party was written by Don Freeman and illustrated by Lisa McCue. This festive story features the friendly teddy bear and his friends as they plan an Easter party. The illustrations are full of adorable animal characters partaking in lots of fun Easter activities.
Llama Llama Easter Egg was written and illustrated by Anna Dewdney. Join Llama Llama and his loved ones as they celebrate the Easter holiday. This shortened story uses a peppy rhyming text and colorful illustrations to highlight the familiar traditions of Easter. Check out this list of Easter board books for more ideas for very young readers!
Pout-Pout Fish: Easter Surprise was written by Deborah Diesen and illustrated by Dan Hanna. Every year Mr. Fish struggles to find an egg during the annual Easter egg hunt. Will this year be different? Kids will appreciate the fun illustrations of Easter under the sea.