Bright, bold and beautiful, these egg-ceptional picture books are so darling you can read them during Easter and throughout the year as well!
Easter is here, and we’ve been busy looking up Easter crafts and bagging the best chocolatey goodies for the kids (and for us!). But there’s so much to Easter beyond the Easter bunny and ubiquitous egg hunt for the tots to explore, and what better way to keep them entertained than with bunny- and egg-themed Easter picture books for kids? The illustrations are so colourful and cute that even the kiddos will want to join in the fun. Here’s our round-up of egg-ceptional titles to read this Easter!
Our fave Easter picture books for kids
1. Happy Easter, Curious George by R.P. Anderson
One of the most treasured classics of all time is going on a holiday adventure! George and the man with the yellow hat head to the park on Easter morning, where they spot children dyeing Easter eggs. George wants to join in the fun, but what’s that man doing with their prized creations? This book comes with egg-decorating stickers, so your little reader can have loads of interactive fun.
2. The Berenstain Bears Meet the Easter Bunny by Mike Berenstain
It’s finally springtime at Bear Country and The Berenstain Bears can’t wait to celebrate Easter. Coloured eggs, sweet goodies, and beautiful flowers are some of the things the bear family are looking forward to. However, the Easter bunny failed to deliver the eggs on the day itself! Now it’s up to the bears to save Easter. Will they succeed? Read this fun holiday tale to find out.
3. Thomas and the Easter Eggs by Golden Books Publishing Company
If your little one’s a fan of Thomas the Tank Engine, then this will be a fun Easter read for them. Thomas has to come up with a quick plan to save Sodor’s annual Easter egg hunt from disaster. Can he do it? (Of course he can, he’s Thomas!)
4. The Great Eggscape! by Jory John
The Good Egg and his friends escape their carton and drop into the store for a game of hide-and-seek. But after a morning of hiding and seeking, an egg is still missing. Or are they just too good at hiding? Join this hilarious egg hunt adventure to find out if the dozen eggs will be reunited.
5. Everybunny Count! by Ellie Sandall
Fancy a game of hide-and-seek with playful bunnies and a friendly fox? Tots can search for the cute bushy-tailed creatures as they practise their counting using this beautifully-illustrated picture Easter book. There’s really no better (or fun) way to learn numbers. Now ‘everybunny’ – let’s start counting!
6. Funny Bunnies: Rain Or Shine by David Melling
From the creator of Hugless Douglass, the lovable brown bear, comes the funniest bunny book you’ve ever seen. Little ones will love learning about the different games they can play when it’s sunny outdoors or come rain – and how they bounce around on pogo sticks. This is the perfect Easter book to read aloud and get kids talking about the weather.
7. Mr Impossible And The Easter Egg Hunt by Roger Hargreaves
Mr Happy’s Easter picnic is going to be better than last year’s. The Easter Egg Hunt will be a raging success, thanks to Mr Impossible who is tasked with hiding the eggs. Some are hidden high up, some low and some are hidden so well that nobody can find them! But that’s impossible, we cry. “Eggsactly,” Mr Impossible would reply…
8. We’re Going On An Egg Hunt by Laura Hughes
Finally, an epic easter egg hunt we can join in on! This classic lift-the-flap book will have your kids eggs-tra egg-cited about Easter. Join the Easter Bunnies as they make their way through a farm, a forest and a river to avoid obstacles and find all ten eggs for tea. Watch out for a wolfish surprise and remember to shut the door! Check out for more Easter fun and game, check out the accompanying activity book.
9. Easter Croc: Full of Pop-up Surprises! by Roger Priddy
The Easter Bunny has given out all the eggs and Croc has been missed out yet again. Upset, he heads off to find an egg of his own, asking all the animals he meets until he finds the Easter Bunny. This Easter pop-up book for kids is filled with loads of unexpected surprises along the way, but the biggest surprise will be finding out how Croc gets his egg in the end.
10. Happy Easter, Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen
Strange things live in the deep, dark ocean but not so strange as Pout-Pout fish and friends. Hop along with the fish-that-looks-like-a-bunny, as you explore the ocean and its many wonders, while uncovering all the Easter eggs in the sea. The book also features the quirkiest sea creatures with their very own Easter parade hats and baskets shaped like animals (we want one!). Get your underwater voices ready for Pout-Pout Fish!
Love these Easter picture books? Check out these bunny-themed Easter movies too!