Easter Board Books for Little Ones

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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  • Apryl @ heart, hope, @ hustle

    April 3, 2017 at 7:22 am

    Love these books! My 2 year old LOVES to read with us. He will love these!

    • Vicki

      April 3, 2017 at 12:35 pm

      I’m so glad! I hope you enjoy them!

  • Gina | Sweet Maple Lane

    April 3, 2017 at 7:27 am

    We have the Llama Llama and Ducks and Goose books, and my kids love them. I’ll have to add a few of these in Easter baskets this year! Great list!

    • Vicki

      April 3, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      Thank you! I hope you find some new favorites too! You can’t go wrong in our house with the Llama Llama books!

  • Kim

    April 3, 2017 at 7:36 am

    Love this list! Easter is such a special time and to have a great resource for books is helpful! Thank you!

    • Vicki

      April 3, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      Thank you! I love introducing the holidays to my daughter through great books!

  • Jessica Peresta

    April 3, 2017 at 9:03 am

    These are so cute! I seriously love them all!

    • Vicki

      April 3, 2017 at 12:38 pm

      Thank you! There are so many fun ones!

  • Lindsay Rosasco

    April 3, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    We are totally lacking on Easter books, but we do have the story of Easter one you posted and love it. I’ll definitely be adding more to the collection.

    • Vicki

      April 3, 2017 at 12:44 pm

      I’m so glad! I hope you enjoy the others as well!

  • Belle

    April 3, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Such great books! I need to get some of these!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

    • Vicki

      April 3, 2017 at 7:49 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy them!

  • Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries

    April 3, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    These are great! My daughter used to also love Richard Scarry’s “The Egg in the Hole.” She loved the fuzzy baby chick at the end 🙂

    • Vicki

      April 3, 2017 at 7:50 pm

      Aw, my daughter has a Richard Scarry book and really likes it! We will have to check that one out.

  • Brenda

    April 3, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    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.

    • Vicki

      April 3, 2017 at 7:51 pm

      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!

  • Fi Morrison

    April 3, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    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.

    • Vicki

      April 3, 2017 at 7:52 pm

      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!

  • Emily

    April 3, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    We love the Llama Llama books! I didn’t know there was an Easter one!

    • Vicki

      April 3, 2017 at 7:54 pm

      We do too! The Easter one is very cute!

  • Kelly

    April 3, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    I love holiday themed books and these are some awesome choices!

    • Vicki

      April 3, 2017 at 7:57 pm

      Thank you! I do too! I love changing up the books every holiday.

  • Angela Powers

    April 4, 2017 at 12:10 am

    These are great!

    • Vicki

      April 4, 2017 at 12:15 pm

      Thank you!

  • Eryn

    April 4, 2017 at 12:57 am

    I was thinking about Easter books just yesterday and which ones would be good. This is perfect! Thank you!

    • Vicki

      April 4, 2017 at 12:18 pm

      I’m so glad to help!

  • suzanne

    April 4, 2017 at 6:16 am

    We love all of the Duck And Goose books! So cute.

    • Vicki

      April 4, 2017 at 12:21 pm

      I do too! They are so simple, but so adorable!

  • Patricia

    April 4, 2017 at 7:59 am

    I love this list!! You’re going to have my book collection bursting at the seams with all these great recommendations!!

    • Vicki

      April 4, 2017 at 12:22 pm

      Haha, I’m so glad! My plan is working then….

  • Stephanie Lowry

    April 4, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Thank you!!! I have a couple of these but have been searching for this year’s Easter book and I think The itsy bitsy is perfect!!

    • Vicki

      April 4, 2017 at 12:23 pm

      I’m so glad! They are really cute books!

  • Lauren

    April 4, 2017 at 8:27 am

    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.

    • Vicki

      April 4, 2017 at 12:23 pm

      It’s one of the toddler friendly ones so it is very simple, but very adorable!

  • Kristyn Schultz

    April 4, 2017 at 10:13 am

    Great list! I’m continuing my tradition of an Easter basket filled with books instead of candy for my son so this will help me find some good ones to give him!

    • Vicki

      April 4, 2017 at 12:24 pm

      I’m so glad! I love putting books and Spring toys in my daughter’s baskets.

  • Anna nuttall

    April 4, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Awww these are so cute. I should buy some Easter books for my niece. xx

    • Vicki

      April 4, 2017 at 12:24 pm

      Thank you! I hope she enjoys them!

  • Kaity

    April 4, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    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! ❤

    • Vicki

      April 4, 2017 at 1:40 pm

      Aw, that is awesome! I was so excited when my daughter started showing signs of being interested in books!

  • Emily

    April 4, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    I love these picks and books are such a great addition to baby’s first Easter basket!

    • Vicki

      April 4, 2017 at 1:41 pm

      Thank you! There will definitely be a book or two in my daughter’s basket!

  • Jen

    April 4, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Oh, I love the Llama, Llama books – I’ll have to check that one out for my nearly 2-year-old!

    • Vicki

      April 4, 2017 at 3:57 pm

      It is a very cute one!

  • Beth

    April 4, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Great selection! We have a couple of these and a couple on the wish list. I bet my boys would love the Mouse book.

    • Vicki

      April 4, 2017 at 3:58 pm

      I love the adorable mouse!

  • Sarah

    April 4, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    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!

    • Vicki

      April 4, 2017 at 3:58 pm

      I have a few holidays that I definitely need to work on! I hope this list helps!

  • justine

    April 4, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    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.

    • Vicki

      April 4, 2017 at 4:00 pm

      I agree Llama Llama is always fun! The Story of Easter is a good introduction.

  • themotheroverload.com

    April 4, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    Thanks for sharing these! Going to get a few of them for our girls. 🙂

    • Vicki

      April 4, 2017 at 4:01 pm

      I’m glad! I hope you enjoy them!

  • Meredith

    April 4, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    These are amazing! I’m going to need to Amazon Prime a couple so that we have some Easter books at the ready! Thanks!!!

    • Vicki

      April 4, 2017 at 4:01 pm

      I hope you enjoy them!

  • Caitlin

    April 4, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    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 🙂

    • Vicki

      April 4, 2017 at 5:56 pm

      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!).

  • Tabitha Shakespeare

    April 4, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Love all of these options! So cute! My little one would love all of these!

    • Vicki

      April 4, 2017 at 9:43 pm

      Thank you! I hope so!

  • Kate A

    April 4, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    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!

    • Vicki

      April 4, 2017 at 10:43 pm

      Aw, that is awesome! My daughter loves pretending to hop like a bunny!

  • Carly

    April 5, 2017 at 12:24 am

    So many wonderful Easter books listed here! We love all the Karen Katz books – there’s one about spring that’s really cute, too! xo

    • Vicki

      April 5, 2017 at 12:40 pm

      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!

  • Danielle

    April 5, 2017 at 6:23 am

    We have quite a few of those books! I really should get the Duck and Goose one, I love them! 🙂

    • Vicki

      April 5, 2017 at 12:40 pm

      I do too! This one has a very cute ending.

  • Sarah Clouser

    April 5, 2017 at 8:35 am

    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! 🙂

    • Vicki

      April 5, 2017 at 12:41 pm

      They are such cute characters. We received one as a gift last year, and my daughter loved it!

  • maggie

    April 5, 2017 at 9:09 am

    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!

    • Vicki

      April 5, 2017 at 12:41 pm

      I hope you enjoy them!

  • Sane Mama

    April 5, 2017 at 10:47 am

    These would be great gifts to give my littles instead of all the candy!!

    • Vicki

      April 5, 2017 at 12:42 pm

      I like putting books and Spring toys into my daughter’s basket rather than candy. I hope they enjoy them!

  • Kristen

    April 5, 2017 at 11:03 am

    My daughter loves when we read to her. She likes to make up stories with the pictures as well. I will be buying a few of these books soon 🙂

    • Vicki

      April 5, 2017 at 12:43 pm

      Aw, that is so cute, and such great practice for reading! I hope you enjoy them!

  • Twin Pickle

    April 5, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    The look great! I love the Llama Llama books 🙂

    • Vicki

      April 5, 2017 at 2:31 pm

      They are always a hit!

  • Hailey

    April 5, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    so many gorgeous books. I always add one to my kid’s Easter Baskets.

    • Vicki

      April 5, 2017 at 9:06 pm

      That’s awesome! I like to put books in my daughter’s basket too.

  • Kayla O'Neill

    April 5, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    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!

    • Vicki

      April 5, 2017 at 9:08 pm

      Tomie dePaola is one of my favorites too! I have one of his on almost every list I write!

  • Christy Hilley

    April 5, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    I didn’t realize Laura Numeroff had an Easter book! This list gave me a great starting point for birthday gifts for my soon to be 3 year old grandson, who loves books!

    • Vicki

      April 6, 2017 at 12:27 am

      I’m so glad! I hope he enjoys them!

  • Jade

    April 5, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    I don’t have any kids, but I will definitely keep these in mind when I do.

    • Vicki

      April 6, 2017 at 12:27 am

      I’m so glad!

  • Kitty

    April 6, 2017 at 1:27 am

    I think I’ll give my nephew a book instead of candy. Thanks for the list!

    • Vicki

      April 6, 2017 at 12:20 pm

      I hope he enjoys it!

  • Jasmine Hewitt

    April 6, 2017 at 1:38 am

    this is such a good list! i gotta get some of these

    • Vicki

      April 6, 2017 at 12:20 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy them!

  • Amy

    April 6, 2017 at 6:12 am

    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.

    • Vicki

      April 6, 2017 at 12:21 pm

      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.

  • Biblio Phile

    April 6, 2017 at 6:31 am

    It’s never too early to get the young ones reading and engaging with books. Great suggestions here!

    • Vicki

      April 6, 2017 at 12:21 pm

      Thank you! I agree!

  • Casey

    April 6, 2017 at 6:48 am

    You always pick the best books for littles! Another great selection for Easter!

    • Vicki

      April 6, 2017 at 12:21 pm

      Aw, thank you so much!

  • Kristen

    April 6, 2017 at 6:54 am

    What a great list of books! I’m going to go get the llama llama book! Love all of those!

    • Vicki

      April 6, 2017 at 12:21 pm

      I hope you enjoy it!

  • Jalisa

    April 6, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Even though he can’t read yet my son loves books. He pretends he can read to me.

    • Vicki

      April 6, 2017 at 12:22 pm

      That is awesome! My daughter loves to “read” to me too!

  • Tricia

    April 6, 2017 at 11:46 am

    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).

    • Vicki

      April 6, 2017 at 12:24 pm

      I love her books! They are so great for holidays!

  • Ashley

    April 6, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    These are great! I love duck and goose for my kids. I didn’t know they had an Easter one! Great roundup.

    • Vicki

      April 6, 2017 at 1:00 pm

      I love them too! They are so cute and their Easter book is a fun one.

  • The Crispy Mama

    April 6, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    We love llama llama books 🙂 and Board books are great for little fingers.

    • Vicki

      April 6, 2017 at 2:08 pm

      I agree on both counts! The Llama Llama books are so much fun.

  • Victoria Halcrow

    April 6, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Very cute 🙂

    • Vicki

      April 6, 2017 at 3:45 pm

      Thank you!

  • Cait Weingartner

    April 7, 2017 at 1:44 am

    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.

    • Vicki

      April 7, 2017 at 12:28 pm

      My sister and I were raised the same way and we are both avid readers today!

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  • The Gifted Gabber

    April 8, 2017 at 5:55 am

    Fabulous choices! But that “Itsy Bitsy Bunny” would be the first one in my shopping cart! How precious!

    • Vicki

      April 8, 2017 at 12:54 pm

      It is so cute!

  • Danielle

    April 8, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    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!

    • Vicki

      April 8, 2017 at 9:08 pm

      I’m glad!

  • Amila Wickramarachchi

    April 9, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    At home we love books.These are great suggestions for Easter.It is always good to gift books for kids to improve their interest on reading!

    • Vicki

      April 9, 2017 at 9:37 pm

      I agree! I love to give my daughter books for the holidays!

  • Amanda | My Own Unexpected Journey

    April 12, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    We bought “The Story of Easter” when our oldest was a toddler, and it’s been a favorite in our house ever since. It’s a great book for the littles who have shorter attention spans.

    • Vicki

      April 12, 2017 at 2:05 pm

      I agree! It’s a great early Easter book for kids!