NMSG’s top 20 Easter books for babies and pre-schoolers
In addition to its religious significance, of course, Easter is a holiday associated with Easter egg hunts, munching on hollow chocolate bunnies, and sharing brunch with your loved ones. To help get your little ones excited for Easter or for an alternative gift than candy on Easter Sunday – check out our favourite Easter books! We have included touch and feel, lift-the-flap, push-pull-slide, pop-up, finger-trails and even scratch and sniff books! They aren’t all based on Easter necessarily, but all include something Easter themed, be it bunnies, lambs, chicks or eggs! Be sure to hit up the local libraries, as they always have a fantastic selection of Easter books available – look here for our library blog to find out more: Fall in love with Singapore Libraries! (nmsg-singapore.com).
Baby touch: Happy Easter! – Ladybird
This adorable touch-and-feel book is perfect for sharing with little ones at Easter! With simple text, bright illustrations and an exciting touch-and-feel on every double page, this gorgeous board book helps to engage your baby's senses while gently introducing them to Easter.
Peter Rabbit: Happy Easter Peter! – Beatrix Potter
Peter Rabbit – the best original bunny of all time! He is such a good Easter bunny that he is giving all his friends Easter eggs. Hop along with Peter and meet all his friends in this adorable Easter book with touch and feel elements on every page! Perfect for little bunnies everywhere!
Peter Rabbit: Easter Egg Hunt : Pop-up Book – Beatrix Potter
Peter Rabbit and his friends love Easter, and the race is on to find as many Easter eggs as possible. Children can lift the giant flaps to reveal Peter Rabbit's burrow, then help Peter to pull up some radishes and turnips before Mr. McGregor catches him! Next they can help Jemima Puddle-duck to
find her naughty little ducklings, and join Peter and his friends to find the ten hidden Easter eggs! Make sure they look out for the amazing pop-up surprise!
That's not my… series - Fiona Watt
That's not my… series are all classic baby books and guaranteed to be hit! Meet five adorable little lambs, chicks or bunnies. There are touch and feel patches to stroke, and a mouse to spot on every page, all designed to develop sensory and language awareness.
Guess How Much I Love You - Sam McBrantney
This gorgeous picture book has become a modern classic. Not an Easter book, but still fitting, and something you can enjoy throughout the year. The story of Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare trying to express how much they love each other is one which has captivated adults and
children the world over.
Fluffy Chick - Rod Campbell
Any book by Rod Campbell seems to be a family favourite in our house! With this adorable Fluffy Chick book meet all your favourite springtime farm animals, a fun touch-and-feel farm animal book from the creator of the bestselling preschool classic, Dear Zoo. Stroke the woolly lamb, feel the cow's smooth horns and then lift the flap at the end to find out who is hiding under mother hen's wing!
We're Going on an Egg Hunt – Martha Mumford
This is a firm favourite for us! Join the Easter bunnies as they set off on an exciting lift-the-flap Easter egg hunt. With ten eggs to find and count, obstacles along the way to watch out for – lambs, chicks, bees and ducks – and there’s even a wolfish surprise, so do take care! Based on the traditional ‘We’re Going on a Lion Hunt’ rhyme, We’re going on an egg hunt. We’re going to find them all. We’re REALLY excited. Hooray for Easter Day!
Little Blue Truck's Springtime – Alice Schertle
Celebrate the beauty of springtime with the Little Blue Truck! Beep! Beep! Little Blue Truck is out for a ride with his good friend Toad. The sun is shining and the flowers are blooming- it's a beautiful spring day! Who will they see along the way? Open the flaps to meet all of the sweet baby animals just born on the farm. Peep! Peep!
Spot's First Easter Board Book – Eric Hill
If you are anything like my family “Spot” books are a firm favourite! Especially if they are lift-the-flap books! Spot’s First Easter book - It's Easter, and the Easter Bunny has hidden some eggs for Spot to find! There's lots of fun to be had for Spot and all his friends as they join the hunt! Lift the flaps and see what you can find?
Where are the Yellow Chicks, Spot? Board Book – Eric Hill
Where are the Yellow Chicks, Spot? - Spot has lost his friend Little Chick! Peek behind the snuggly felt flaps to see where Little Chick is hiding. And learn about colours along the way. This is the perfect introduction to the wonderful world of Spot!
The Rhyming Rabbit Board book –Julia Donaldson
A lovely book – not about Easter but still above rabbits, so nice to enjoy it throughout the year! The Rhyming Rabbit loves to make up entertaining poems, inspired by everything he sees, but the other rabbits don’t appreciate his talent for rhyme. Sad and lonely, the Rhyming Rabbit sets off one starry night all on his own – will he ever find someone to share his poems with?
Peppa Pig Easter Surprise Board book Scented Book - Scholastic and Eone
If you’re looking for an Easter book with one of your bubba’s favourite characters – but a little different, then this is great! A scratch and sniff book! Celebrate Easter with Peppa Pig in this board book that includes springtime scents! Peppa Pig and her friends hunt for Easter eggs in Grandpa Pig's garden - and then Granny Pig gives them an extra special Easter surprise!
Rabbit’s Nap Board book – by Julia Donaldson
If you are yet to discover the Tales from Acorn Wood range of lift-the-flap books, now is your chance! Rabbit is trying to get to sleep, but everyone is being so noisy. Lift the flaps and find out who is keeping Rabbit awake! Will she ever have her nap?
Llama Llama Easter Egg - Anna Dewdney
In Llama Llama Easter Egg, the Easter Bunny brings lots of treats for Llama Llama: jelly beans, colourful eggs, and a fluffy surprise! It is a great Easter book addition with short and simple rhyming text that introduces Llama Llama to babies and toddlers before they’re ready for longer full-length stories.
How to Catch the Easter Bunny – Adam Wallace
A great for older pre-schoolers! Finding eggs is easy, but can YOU catch the Easter Bunny in action this year? He has a basket full of treats and tricks for staying hidden―plus that bunny hippity hops with lightning speed!
Poppy and Sam's Easter Egg Hunt – Sam Taplin
Poppy and Sam are searching for Easter eggs on Apple Tree Farm. Children will love looking through the peep holes in this charming book to discover the colourful eggs, following fingertrails to trace the flight of a butterfly or bee, and spotting Daisy the cow, Clucky the hen and Rusty the dog along the way.
God Gave Us Easter - Lisa Tawn Bergren
If you’re looking for a sweet story to introduce you’re little one to the true story of Easter then look no further! God Gave Us Easter features the adorable polar bear Little Cub, talking with her father and learning about God's design for the Easter season and what it really means.
My Magical Easter Bunny - Yujin Shin
Go on an exciting egg hunt with a bouncy Easter Bunny in My Magical Easter Bunny! With a sparkly foil cover and push, pull and turn mechanisms, little ones will have lots of fun taking part in the bunny's magical Easter adventure!
Wishing you all a very Happy Easter!
Contribute by Hannah Beth Richardson