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.

Easter books for kids

don't push the button book
$6.43

Don’t Push the Button! An Easter Surprise

If your little ones prefer to get a bit more involved in story time, look no further than the Easter edition of the bestselling series, Don’t Push the Button!. This sweet board book offers an interactive adventure with a purple monster named Larry and one not-so-simple rule involving a big red button.

The Easter Bunny’s Assistant
$11.95

The Easter Bunny’s Assistant

Want to give your little ones an introductory lesson in the art of dying and decorating Easter eggs? In this funny picture book, the Easter bunny must learn the merits of teamwork when his friend, a kooky skunk, offers to help get ready for the big day.

Eggs Are Everywhere
$10.11

Eggs Are Everywhere

Baby’s first Easter? This book-turned-game brings the classic Easter egg hunt tradition to life – with the turn of a wheel, brightly colored eggs hide inside baskets, under flowers, and behind rocks. Then, you can lift the flaps throughout the pages to find them again. How eggs-citing is that?

The Easter Chick
$16.51

The Easter Chick

An off-beat Easter story about a hen whose egg doesn’t hatch. Instead, the baby chick inside is determined to wait to be born on Easter Sunday, but no one knows when it is. With the help of a wise owl, the hen sets off to find out. Added fun for older kiddos is a bunny seek-and-find, with rabbits hidden in many of the pages throughout. 

Nobody Likes the Easter Bunny
$13.79

Nobody Likes the Easter Bunny

Negatives turn into positives in this silly book about a chick determined to prove how disappointing the Easter Bunny – who only comes around once a year and doesn’t even make its own eggs – really is. A great book to teach social-emotional concepts like accepting differences, discovering strengths, and keeping an open mind about that pesky spotlight-stealing rabbit.

The Night Baafore Easter
$16.55

The Night Baafore Easter

In this exuberant story of an Easter Eve gone wrong, Bo is desperate to go to sleep, but he must first find 10 mischievous sheep as they scatter throughout the house. With all that counting sheep, it has the potential to serve as the perfect seasonal bedtime story – unless, of course, your kiddo demands repeat readings.

It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny
$9.19

It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny

P.J. Funnybunny is tired of cooked carrots and big ears—he doesn’t want to be a bunny anymore. In this book for early readers, your child can follow along as a young rabbit explores the possibility of being other animals—a bear, a bird, or a pig, perhaps?—before he discovers the surprising joys of being yourself. It’s an Easter-inspired book your kids will want to read all year long.

How to Catch the Easter Bunny
$6.56

How to Catch the Easter Bunny

If your kids had little luck catching a leprechaun over St. Patrick’s Day, they’ve got a second chance at victory! This read-aloud book—and the clever way it introduces concepts of STEAM skills with the building of a bunny trap, both on and off the page—is destined to start a creative new family tradition.