Here’s a list of fourteen of the best Easter books for preschoolers. Some of these are filled with spring fun like cute little bunnies. Others introduce the real meaning of Easter in a kid friendly way that can be used as a springboard if you want to share more with your preschooler.
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14 Best Easter Books for Preschoolers
God Gave Us Easter by Lisa Bryant
I love this book! It’s a wonderful, age appropriate introduction to the Easter story. Little Cub asks Papa Bear questions about Easter and Papa Bear uses life lessons from the Arctic to explain what God did for us in terms little cub (and preschoolers) can understand. This is one of the best Easter books for preschoolers that you can use as a springboard if you want to share more details with your child about Jesus and the first Easter.
The Itsy Bitsy Bunny by Jeffery Burton
The Itsy Bitsy Bunny is a cute story sung to the tune of the Itsy Bitsy Spider. This is one of those fun Easter Books for preschoolers that they’ll be singing to as you read to them.
In this cute story, Pete the Cat helps out the Easter Bunny. Kids will get a kick out of seeing Pete the Cat dressed up as an Easter Bunny. As a bonus, this book comes with 12 Easter cards to share with friends and family, a page of stickers, and a poster.
The Night Before Easter by Natasha Wing
This is an Easter version of the Night Before Christmas. The story line is great and children will enjoy seeing a child get an inside look at what the Easter Bunny does the night before Easter. A little trivia fact – this book was the first of The Night Before series of books Natasha Wing wrote.
The Story of Easter by Patricia A Pingry
The Story of Easter is another age appropriate introduction to Easter for a toddler or preschooler. This is perfect for little ones with short attention spans. The author uses things a child’s familiar with to explain the original Easter story.
This is a classic Clifford story. Some of the silliness takes place in a dream Emily Elizabeth has about Clifford getting colored like Easter Eggs. If your child is a Clifford fan, then this is a fun book to add to your child’s Easter reading list.
This is a really fun lift-the-flap book. Nicky’s mom (a cat) made him an Easter egg and wants him to find it. This Easter book packs a lot of learning into this simple story. It uses positional words as Nicky looks for his egg, which is great for building math vocabulary (spatial words). It also teaches science as Nicky discovers different animals with their own eggs. I love this book. It’s been around since the ’80s. It may be harder to find, but well worth it.
This is a fun, silly book. Turkey survived Thanksgiving and now he and his friends want to join an Easter egg hunt but animals aren’t allowed. So they come up with a plan to dress Turkey up in all sorts of disguises. Preschoolers will get a kick out of the silliness in this story.
This is my favorite Peter Cottontail story. In this version, it’s Easter morning and Peter Cottontail finds that all the Easter Eggs have been stolen. [Spoiler Alert] As the story progresses, the villain, Willy Wolf has a change of heart and Easter turns out fun for everyone.
Happy Easter, Mouse is done in a different style than the other books in the If You Give... series. In this story, Mouse is trying to figure out who is leaving Easter eggs around the house. This story focuses on colors and numbers which makes it a great Easter story for toddlers and preschoolers.
Happy Easter Little Critter by Mercer Mayer
This is a cute story about Little Critter’s family on Easter Day. The day starts with Little Critter and his sister getting their Easter baskets. Then the family goes to church and afterward, they all enjoy a picnic lunch and an Easter egg hunt.
It’s Biscuit’s first Easter and he’s looking for his Easter eggs. This lift-a-flap book is a fun way for younger preschoolers to interact with the story and help Biscuit find all the eggs.
Happy Easter, Curious George by Margret and H.A. Rey
George and the man with the yellow hat enjoy Easter activities at a park. George is having a wonderful time until he sees the man ‘losing’ all his eggs. He quickly tries to help him collect them all again and finds all the eggs before any of the children can. The children are good sports about the situation and in the end George helps the man hide all the eggs again so the children can find them.
The Great Easter Egg Hunt by Melinda Lee Rathjen
Veggie Tale fans will enjoy this Easter book. Throughout the story, references are made that fans will understand. For instance, Mr. Lunt is hoping to find a cheeseburger inside one of the Easter eggs. The one who finds the special egg is disappointed at first until Bob explains how the egg relates to Jesus.
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