Easter is coming! I love all of the fun books available to welcome the Spring season and celebrate the Easter holiday. Whether or not you are religious, there are a wide variety of fun Easter board books to introduce the symbols and traditions of the holiday to the littlest of bookworms! There are books from some of your child’s favorite characters, as well as some familiar children’s book authors. I hope you find a new favorite to share with your youngest readers this holiday!

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Board Books Introducing Easter Symbols

My First Easter  was written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola. This is a great first Easter book for very young children. The simple text introduces kids to some of the traditions and symbols of the Easter holiday. From coloring eggs to dressing in Easter bonnets, this book is also full of warm and inviting illustrations in the classic dePaola style.

Where are Baby’s Easter Eggs? was written and illustrated by Karen Katz.  Her lift the flap books are always a hit with parents and kids, since they introduce young readers to symbols of a wide variety of holidays and seasons in a fun and colorful way. This version follows the little baby as she hunts for her Easter eggs. The text also introduces kids to important concepts such as up, under and behind. Kids will love the sparkly illustrations, as well as finding all of the surprises behind the flaps.

Easter Bunny Board Books

Duck & Goose, Here Comes the Easter Bunny was written and illustrated by Tad Hills. This book follows the familiar characters of Duck and Goose as they try to find a hiding spot so they can see the Easter Bunny when he arrives. The simple text and bright and colorful illustrations will keep young readers entertained, while the ending is a very cute resolution.

The Bunny Hop (Sesame Street) was written by Sarah Albee and illustrated by Maggie Swanson. The lovable Elmo and his friends on Sesame Street find that bunnies have taken over the neighborhood! There are bunnies everywhere and no one knows where they are coming from. The cute illustrations and rhyming text show the characters taking part in a wide variety of familiar Spring and Easter activities as they try to find the answer. Kids will enjoy seeing their favorite Sesame Street characters, as well as finding out the happy ending to the story.

The Itsy Bitsy Bunny was written by Jeffrey Burton and illustrated by Sanja Rescek. This adorable take on the Itsy Bitsy Spider song follows a little bunny as he tries to get ready for Easter. The book introduces kids to some of the symbols of Easter through vibrantly colored illustrations and a fun rhyming scheme. This is part of a series of books putting a spin on the classic rhyme. I previously recommended two of them in my list of Christmas Board Books as well.

Easter Egg Board Books

Llama Llama Easter Egg was written and illustrated by Anna Dewdney. This is another cute board book in the Llama Llama collection. This is a great fit for younger readers, since there is less text on each page. The colorful illustrations complement the rhyming text which touches on some of the signs of Spring as well as some Easter traditions. Kids will love watching the familiar characters search for eggs and find a sweet surprise at the end!

Happy Easter, Mouse! was written by Laura Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond. Fans of Numeroff’s book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, will recognize the adorable little Mouse as he searches around the house for colored eggs. This cute book offers kids the opportunity to review colors and counting while they try to find the eggs in the fun illustrations.

Religious Easter Board Books

God Bless Our Easter was written by Hannah C. Hall and illustrated by Steve Whitlow. The book focuses on the idea of new life at Spring and Easter while showing young readers all of the signs of Spring that we should be grateful for. From the animals to the sunshine, the author introduces kids to many of the signs of Spring and reminds them to thank God and be grateful for them. The bright and colorful illustrations will entertain young bookworms, while parents will appreciate the message behind the rhyming text.

The Story of Easter was written by Patricia A. Pingry and illustrated by Rebecca Thornburgh. The book tells the story of Easter in a simple way which toddlers and young bookworms can comprehend. From Palm Sunday through the Resurrection, the story touches on the important points without overwhelming young listeners. The text is also complemented by bright and colorful illustrations. This is a great introduction to the Easter story!

There are so many great board books available to introduce your youngest bookworms to the symbols and traditions of the Easter holiday. From serious to silly, there is a little something for everyone. Do you have any favorite Easter board books in your family?

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115 comments on “Easter Board Books for Little Ones”

  1. If my kids were still little, I would be getting some of these books for them. The Duck & Goose book looks really cute and we always like Sesame Street.

    • Duck and Goose are really cute and very simple books. I will have a post with books for the whole family next week, so stay tuned!

  2. Oooo! I’d love the “Llama Llama Easter Egg” and “The Story of Easter” books for my boy! It’s his first Easter this year so very excited to celebrate with him! Thank you for the suggestions.

    • I hope you enjoy them! My daughter received Llama Llama Easter Egg for her first Easter and loved all of the bright colors. I hope he has a great first Easter!

  3. We have the Story of Easter! And LOVE it! I’ll have to look for that llama llama one, we have a few other llama llama books and the kids love them.

  4. I love this! Our little guy is just now starting to have the attention span to sit down and read it completely overwhelms my bookworm heart! ❤

  5. We really need to get some Easter books into our home collection. I try to get holiday books for each holiday but I’ve somehow missed Easter. We love Duck & Goose books!

  6. you can never go wrong with llama llama! i made sure to incorporate the story of easter now that my son is older and is asking more about Jesus.

  7. These are great Easter books, and many that I haven’t heard of! I love reading books by the same author, and this gave me some great ideas 🙂

    • I’m glad! I like when a familiar author which I already like has a book for every holiday (explains my love of Tomie dePaola!).

  8. I just picked up the Sesame Street bunny hop one for my littlest the other day… He loves ‘hop-hops’ (aka bunnies) and Elmo, so it was perfect for him!

    • I love hers! I am a sucker for holiday books, and I love that she introduces familiar holiday symbols in a fun and colorful way for kids!

  9. Duck and Goose! Love that book. That was the first book that my son would actually sit still and listen to! He’s 6 1/2 now, but I still pull it out sometimes to read to him! 🙂

  10. Perfect timing! Thank you! I realized this week we don’t have any books about Easter so I have been starting to pick some out for my girls! These are so cute! I will definitely add them to the list!

  11. My son loves Llama Llama and I had no idea that they had an Easter book…this may be in his basket! I really want to check out “My First Easter” as Tomie dePaola is one of my favorite authors from childhood! Great list!

  12. Great list! There’s a few on there I have not seen, like where are babies Easter eggs and Elmo and the bunnies, I might have to get those. My boys love the Llama series and the Duck and Goose book.

    • We do too! I really like the Karen Katz ones for really young kids at every holiday. She does a great job of introducing holiday symbols with lift the flap fun.

  13. These are some great suggestions! I bet my son would love the “Where Are Baby’s Easter Eggs?” because he loves the 2 other books we have in that series (trucks and Christmas present).

  14. These look like wonderful book suggestions! Growing up, my sister and I always enjoyed getting books on special occasions, and a love of reading has followed both of us into our adult lives.

  15. BOOKS! I love books. And, I really love posts that list books for age groups or styles or holidays, whatever. There are so many, and it’s awesome to have them in a list! Thanks!

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