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Favorite Easter Picture Books for Preschoolers

Here’s a list of my favorite 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.

Favorite Easter Books for Preschoolers

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Favorite Easter Books for Preschoolers

God Gave Us Easter by Lisa Bryant

God Gave Us Easter by Lisa Bryant

I love this book! It’s a wonderful, age appropriate introduction to the true meaning of 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 true meaning of the holiday.

The Friend Who Forgives by Dan Dewitt

This is a wonderful book to share at Easter time. The events take place about Peter and Jesus before and after the resurrection. This is a perfect book for this age group because children will know Jesus died and rose again without some of the details younger children aren’t ready for – and if they are you as a parent can share more with them.

The Itsy Bitsy Bunny by Jeffery Burton

The Itsy Bitsy Bunny board book 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.

Pete the Cat Big Easter Adventure by Kimberly and James Dean

Pete the Cat Big Easter Adventure by Kimberly and James Dean

In this fun Easter book, 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 Great Easter Egg Hunt by Veggie Tales

The Great Easter Egg Hunt by Melinda Lee Rathjen

Veggie Tale fans will enjoy this Easter book and it’s colorful illustrations. 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.

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

he Story of Easter is another age appropriate introduction to the true meaning of  Easter for a toddler or preschooler. This board book is perfect for little ones with short attention spans. The author uses things a child’s familiar with to explain the original Easter story.

Clifford’s Happy Easter by Norman Bridwell

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.

Where's My Easter Egg? by Harriet Ziefert

Where’s My Easter Egg? by Harriet Ziefert

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.

The Easter Egg by Jan Brett

The Easter Egg by Jan Brett has beautiful illustrations. In this sweet story, Hopi wants to help the Easter Rabbit by making the best Easter egg along the way he finds out what he’s really good at.

Turkey’s Eggcellent Easter by Wendi Silvano

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.

Peter Cottontail by Amanda Stephens

Peter Cottontail by Amanda Stephens

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! by Laura Numeroff

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

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.

Happy Easter, Biscuit! by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

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

Happy Easter, Curious George by Margret and H.A. Rey

Curious George is one of those beloved characters preschoolers love. In this adventure, Curious 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.

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