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The Best Easter Books for Toddlers


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Dec 14, 2023
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If you’re looking for the best Easter books for toddlers, you’re in the right place. Spring is in the air, which means Easter is coming. These darling children’s Easter books will get you into the holiday spirit. Check them out!

The covers of 9 darling Easter books for toddlers.

Easter books for toddlers celebrate this joyful holiday!​

Spring is in the air! When the world turns green, the flowers bloom and the sun begins to warm our skin, it’s time to break out the eggs and get ready for Easter!

Easter brings families together to celebrate this joyful holiday. It is a time of hope, renewal, and rebirth. It is also a time for family and fun.

As Easter approaches, there is nothing kids love more than dying and decorating eggs, marveling at their beautiful creations. Children are eager to meet the Easter bunny and await the great big egg hunts with much anticipation. They dream of their pastel Easter baskets, filled to the brim with trinkets and chocolates, and marshmallow treats.

Even better? Kids love reading Easter books as they get ready for the big day. These Easter books for toddlers are perfect for your youngest readers, whether read to them by grownups or big siblings. These stories are sure to get your kids into the holiday spirit, so check out the list below and grab them to get ready for the coming holiday!

RELATED: We’ve got more than 125+ children’s book lists on Happily Ever Elephants. Be sure to check out this link!

Frequently asked questions​

What is your favorite Easter read-aloud?
I adore Pick a Perfect Egg, by Patricia Toht and Jarvis (featured below). This Easter book for toddlers is just beautiful, with gorgeous illustrations and pitch-perfect text to celebrate this joyful holiday!

Do you have other book recommendations that would work in an Easter basket?
Absolutely! When Easter arrives, it’s also time to celebrate all things Spring! Check out this list of Spring books for kids, this list of children’s books about flowers, and this list of books about plants!

Is a book a good gift for Easter?
Books are ALWAYS a good idea, and sharing sweet books about Easter with your kids around the holiday is so special. I vote yes, over and over again! Make sure to include a book in your child’s Easter basket!

Our family celebrates both Easter and Passover. Do you have Passover book recommendations?
We do indeed! Check out this list of our favorite children’s books about Passover. Enjoy!

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RELATED: Spring books for kids are fabulous to read around Easter. Check out this list!

We love these Easter books for toddlers!​

The cover of Pick a Perfect Egg, one of my favorite Easter books for toddlers.

Pick a Perfect Egg
By Patricia Toht and Jarvis

This delightful Easter book for toddlers perfectly captures the joy inherent in Easter traditions. From picking the perfect eggs to dying them and covering them in jewels to waiting for the exciting Easter Sunday festivities, kids will delight in every single page of this beauty! With its soft color palette, lovely rhyming refrains, and joyful storyline, this a perfect read to create excitement for the Easter holiday.


The cover of Beautiful Eggs, one of my favorite Easter books for toddlers.

Beautiful Eggs
By Alice Lindstrom

Take a journey through decorative Egg traditions from around the world with this gorgeous board book! This stunning book will grow with your child through the years. When they are young, they will marvel at the beautiful illustrations. As they get older, they will use it as a springboard to learn about global customs. With an emphasis on family and tradition, this beauty is sure to captivate kids both young and old!


The cover of We're Going on an Egg Hunt, a fun and interactive Easter book for toddlers.

We’re Going on an Egg Hunt
By Martha Mumford and Laura Hughes

This is a perfect Easter book for toddlers who adore the original classic, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. With flaps to lift and eggs to count, little readers will love this interactive book! They will also love the rhythm, the illustrations, and the darling bunnies searching for eggs. Just watch out for those pesky lambs and chicks!


The cover of Ollie's Easter Eggs, a cute Easter book for toddlers.

Ollie’s Easter Eggs
By Olivier Dunrea

Gossie is one of our all-time favorite books, and we simply love this Easter companion! Gossie, Gertie, BooBoo, and Peedie all have fun dying their Easter eggs, and sweet little Ollie just wants to be included in the fun! Little do the older goslings know that after they hide their eggs, Olie has a surprise in store- and a real Easter egg hunt, too! As always, these characters are delightful and emotionally resonant, and young readers will savor this sweet Easter book for toddlers.


The cover of Here Comes the Easter BUnny!, a sweet Easter book for toddlers.

Duck and Goose: Here Comes the Easter Bunny
By Tad Hills

Easter is approaching, and Duck and Goose have one important question. Will they be able to see the Easter Bunny? Duck and Goose try to find the perfect hiding spot so they don’t miss him, but waiting is tough and they eventually fall asleep! Toddlers will love this silly story, the adorable duck and goose, and the simple plot. A perfect Easter book for preschool!


The cover of Owen's Marshmallow Chick, an adorable Easter book for toddlers.

Owen’s Marshmallow Chick
By Kevin Henkes

On Easter morning, Owen’s basket was filled with goodies. Chocolate and treats and gumdrops, oh my! Each, of course, was Owen’s favorite. But his favorite treat of all was the yellow marshmallow chick, the same color yellow as his favorite blanket. Would the marshmallow chick meet the same demise as the other goodies? Or would that sweet treat be his favorite, favorite? This is the sweetest little Easter book for toddlers!


The cover of The Easter Egg, a classic Easter book for toddlers.

The Easter Egg
By Jan Brett

Spring has sprung in this darling book about young Hoppi who wants nothing more than to help the Easter Bunny with his deliveries on Easter morning. But in order to do so, Hoppi must find the perfect egg, and that’s proving much harder than anticipated! When Hoppi discovers a blue robin’s egg, he protects that egg until one day, the baby bird hatches. What will the Easter Bunny say about the egg’s broken shell? Will Hoppi’s wish come true with a less-than-perfect egg?


The cover of The Little Engine's Easter Egg Hunt, a darling Easter book for toddlers.

The Little Engine’s Easter Egg Hunt
By Lana Edelman and Jannie Ho

When Easter arrives, the toy clown has a surprise for his friends. It’s Easter Egg Hunt time! Clown has hidden chocolate eggs around the hill, and he gives Little Engine and his friends the clues with which to find them. With teamwork and persistence, Little Engine and her friends not only find the chocolate eggs, but they also see how special it is to share special moments with pals.


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The cover of The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Easter Egg Hunt, a fun interactive Easter book for toddlers.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Easter Egg Hunt
By Eric Carle

There’s nothing better than interactive books for young readers, and this darling Easter book for toddlers has kids lifting flaps as the farmyard animals hunt for decorative Easter eggs. Toddlers will delight in lifting each flap on the page, and they will cheer when they discover the hidden eggs! This book is magical for your little ones!


The cover of The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes, a wonderful easter book for toddlers.

The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes
By Du Bose Heyward and Marjorie Flack

Country bunny has a lot of children. Twenty-one of them, to be precise! Mother bunny abandons her big dreams of being the Easter bunny due to her big brood. After all, her hands are quite full! But when Grandfather Bunny discovers Mother’s perfectly behaved brood, Mother bunny may just become the most important bunny of all. This classic Easter book has been cherished for more than 75 years (it was first published in 1939!), and it is sure to grow with your family as you celebrate Easter over the years.


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