Aside from the obvious religious aspects of Easter, the holiday has also become a symbol of spring and the start of some seriously sweet family traditions, from dying eggs in a kaleidoscope of pastel colors to going on a grassy scavenger hunt for stealthily hidden plastic eggs filled with jelly beans. And, of course, no Easter morning is complete without an Easter basket filled with gifts from the Easter Bunny himself. A great inclusion to those baskets, especially for those who want to set some limits to their little one’s eventual sugar rush, are Easter books that can foster a love of reading and can be enjoyed far longer than even the most gigantic of chocolate bunnies.
Whether it’s a board book for your baby’s first Easter or something to satisfy the imagination of toddlers and preschoolers alike, there’s no shortage of eggs-cellent stories that everybunny will love to read again and again.
The following eight Easter books make perfect basket stuffers, but they can also help young children get excited in the weeks and days leading up to the holiday. In fact, some are so universal, they can stay on your bookshelf every day of the year.