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8 adorable Easter books

Waiting for the Easter Bunny to arrive with your wee readers? Prepare for its arrival with these Easter books!

By Today's Parent

8 adorable Easter books

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Cutie Pie Looks for the Easter Bunny

Written by Nosy Crow and illustrated by Jannie Ho, Nosy Crow 
(Ages 0 to 3)

Little fingers can pull the tabs to see who’s hiding in the book’s windows while listening to the quaint story of a chick named Cutie Pie who’s searching for the Easter Bunny, but meets other wee friends – a turtle, hedgehog, snail and more – before finding the popular cottontail. 

8 adorable Easter books

Duck & Goose: Here Comes the Easter Bunny!

Written and illustrator by Tad Hills, Schwartz & Wade
(Ages 2 to 5)

It’s the day before Easter, and Duck and Goose are looking for a spot to hide for the night, hoping to catch a glimpse of the mysterious bunny. Their efforts are thwarted when they doze off and awake to lots of chocolate eggs. 

8 adorable Easter books

Here Comes the Easter Cat

Written by Deborah Underwood and illustrated by Claudia Rueda, Dial Press
(Ages 3 to 6)

This grumpy kitty is jealous of a certain much-adored rabbit, so he plans to take over the big job – until he realizes how tough the Easter Bunny’s gig really is. 

8 adorable Easter books

Hop! Hop!

Written and illustrated by Leslie Patricelli, Candlewick
(Ages 1 to 3)

Perfect for little ones who haven’t yet experienced a visit from the Easter Bunny, this sweet board book explores everything from dyeing eggs and making bunny ears to the hunt for chocolate and treats.

8 adorable Easter books

Junie B., First Grader: Dumb Bunny

Written by Barbara Park and illustrated by Denise Brunkus, Random House
(Ages 4 to 8) 

Kids who love the oh-so-funny Junie B. Jones series will get a kick out of the story of an “Easter egg-stravaganza” at schoolmate Lucille’s house. The winner of the Easter egg hunt gets a special prize but, as usual, Junie B. ends up in a hilarious predicament. 

8 adorable Easter books

The Golden Bunny

Written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Leonard Weisgard, Golden Books
(Ages 2 to 5)

First published in 1953, this all-ages favourite has come a classic for its timeless stories and poems and its charming illustrations all about a world of nothing but bunnies. The bunny of the month makes an appearance, but hares of all kinds are hailed.

8 adorable Easter books

The Littlest Bunny in Canada: An Easter Adventure

Written by Lily Jacobs and illustrated by Robert Dunn, Sourcebooks Jabberwocky 
(Ages 4 and up)

When May and Joe move to Canada and bring home a new pet from the store, they have no idea that the smallest bunny in the country is actually the Easter Bunny! Join them as they discover “Flop’s” real identity after he drops off Easter eggs to kids from coast to coast. (Kids learning to count will also have a ball finding the 20 eggs scattered throughout the book.) 

8 adorable Easter books

The Night Before Easter

Written by Natasha Wing and illustrated by Kathy Couri, Grosset & Dunlap
(Ages 4 to 8)

A riff of the classic poem “ Twas the Night Before Christmas, this rhyme tells the story of the famous bunny, Easter chicks and kids with visions of jellybeans dancing in their heads. 

8 adorable Easter books

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