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40 Best Easter Read Aloud Board Books

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The best read aloud board books about Easter to add to your baby or toddler’s Easter basket

Books are the perfect addition to your little one’s easter basket. They’re a fun way to celebrate and learn about the joys of Spring and Easter.

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Whether you’re looking for a book to get your little one excited about the upcoming egg hunt, or to learn about the Biblical meaning of Easter, or simply to celebrate Spring, there is something for every little reader here.

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1. The Easter Egg by Jan Brett

Jan Brett books are always a huge hit. They’re gorgeously and intricately illustrated with her signature details. They always portray a cute message and are sure to make your little one giggle.

2. Bunny Roo, I Love You by Melissa Marr and Teagan White (Illustrator)

I personally love Teagan White’s illustrations. They’re sweet and whimsical, which is perfect for this little book about a momma’s love.

3. I Am a Bunny by Ole Risom

This is one of my favorite children’s books ever, in large part because of the gorgeous illustrations. We see Bunny throughout the seasons, just relaxing and enjoying each one. Little ones love when you point out the objects they recognize in the illustrations, like birds, strawberries, butterflies, etc.

4. The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Easter Colors by Eric Carle

Who doesn’t love an Eric Carle book?! He’s the perfect illustrator for a book about Easter colors with his vibrant depictions of various Easter-related objects. Chicks, ladybugs, grass, eggs, and more are beautifully captured.

5. E Is for Easter (Babylit) by Greg Paprocki

These illustrations are so fun and detailed, AND your little one is learning the alphabet throughout! Littles will love finding recognizeable objects in the pictures like birds, flowers, balls, bunnies, etc.


6. We’re Going on an Egg Hunt: A Lift-the-Flap Adventure by Martha Mumford

Lift-the-flap books are perfect for taking your little one on an egg hunt! Join this family of bunnies and seek out the 10 eggs throughout the book.

Also check out Hop Little Bunnies by Martha Mumford.

7. Where Are Baby’s Easter Eggs? By Karen Katz

Babies and toddlers love Karen Katz lift-the-flap books. They’re always bright and colorful, which is perfect for an easter egg hunt with baby!

8. Play Hide & Seek With Bunny by Usborne

My daughter LOVES pointing out all the woodland creatures in this one. It also has pages that fold out, along with flaps. Littles will enjoy playing hide and seek with all the forest animals.

9. Hungry Caterpillar’s Easter Egg Hunt by Eric Carle

This is such a fun book! My daughter loves peeking behind the various lift-a-flaps behind trees, chickens, etc. to find the egg on each page. A fun aspect of this book: it can be used as a memory game, too. After a couple of reads, your little one will know which flap to peek behind to find the egg on each page!

10. Eggs Are Everywhere by Chronicle Books

Take a stroll through the forest to find the easter eggs hidden in this book. The illustrations are absolutely STUNNING.

11. Babies Love Easter by R. I. Redd & Cottage Door Press

The Babies Love series is great for the littlest of readers because the books are small with chunky, sturdy board book pages and easy to lift flaps. With cute illustrations celebrating Easter, this is the perfect little addition to your baby’s Easter basket!

12. Lift-a-Flap Big Egg, Small Egg by Cottage Door Press

Another small book with chunky flaps that’s perfect for tiny hands. This is similar to the book above (Babies Love Easter), but also incorporates fingertrails and opposites. Again–perfect for Easter baskets!


13. The World is Awake for Little Ones: A Celebration of everyday blessings by Linsey Davis

While not necessarily based on Easter, this one celebrates blessings like a beautiful day with butterflies floating on the breeze, food, family, animals, etc. It’s a sweet rhyming book and ends as a bedtime story with children falling asleep. I like to read this one last to get my little one sleepy before bed.

14. The Quiet/Crazy Easter Day by Jill Roman Lord

A cute story of how the day may have gone when Jesus rose again. Was it a quiet day? Or was it a crazy day with lots of noise from animals rejoicing? It depicts cute outdoor scenes with all the different animal noises as the animals rejoice.

15. The Garden, the Curtain, and the Cross Board Book:The True Story of Why Jesus Died and Rose Again by Carl Laferton

Through colorful, vibrant illustrations, this book tells why Jesus died for our sins through Bible stories. It begins with the story of Creation and ends with a thank you to Jesus.

16. God Gave Us Easter by Lisa Tawn Bergren

This adorable book explains the meaning of Easter in simple way for toddlers to understand. Unlike most other faith-based Easter books, this one also depicts characters engaging in fun, traditional Easter activities like dying eggs.

17. Little Duckling’s Easter Prayers by Zondervan

A cute book that celebrates the joys of Spring through rhyming children’s prayers.

18. Easter Is Coming! By Tama Fornter

Beautiful illustrations depict the anticipation of Easter through the Bible stories about why Jesus died and rose again.

19. Clifford’s Happy Easter by Norman Bridwell

CLifford fans, or tots who love dogs, will love this. It even comes with stickers!

Also check out Clifford’s First Easter for younger babies.

20. Duck and Goose Here Comes the Easter Bunny by Tad Hills

Duck and Goose are always adorable companions for little ones. The stories always use simple text and simple yet sweet and silly illustrations. Here, they are trying to hide from the Easter Bunny so they can catch him in the act of hiding the eggs!

21. LLama Llama Easter Egg by Anna Dewdney

This is a great book to introduce your littlest readers to Llama Llama, an adorable series. It celebrates the simple Springtime joys of Easter, like pastel colors, jelly beans, chocolate bunnies, and egg hunts on Easter morning.

22. Happy Easter, Mouse! By Laura Numeroff

Adorable little Mouse wakes up on Easter morning to find colorful eggs sprinkled throughout the house! Join him as he finds them all.

23. Spot’s Easter Basket by Eric Hill

Lovers of the Spot series and puppies in general will adore this basket-shaped book. Join Spot for an Easter egg hunt on the farm and practice shapes, counting, and colors.

Also check out Spot’s First Easter for your littlest readers.

24. Ollie’s Easter Eggs by Olivier Dunrea

A cute, colorful tale of Ollie the gosling who just wants to be included in the Easter Egg festivities.

All About Spring

25. A Little Book About Spring by Leo Leonni

Leo Leonni’s cute little mice show us the wonders of Spring through gorgeous illustrations. Buds on trees, flower blooms, baby birds in their nests, the smell of fresh cut grass, and more is celebrated.

26. Spring by Gerda Muller

A beautiful book that celebrates the joys of Spring through illustrations alone. No text is needed in this, as the gorgeous illustrations say it all. Watch children playing with lambs and ducklings, sowing seeds, painting eggs, and more.

27. Little Blue Truck’s Springtime by Alice Schertle

You don’t have to be a fan of trucks to fall in love with the Little Blue Truck series. Beautiful illustrations and cute rhymes show Blue the Truck coming across his animal friends and their baby animals enjoying the sunshine and flowers. Uses lift-a-flaps.

28. A Spring Surprise: A Peter Rabbit Tale by Beatrix Potter

Easter is the perfect occasion to learn about Spring. Join Peter Rabbit on a Spring picnic with his woodland friends.

29. When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes

Simple illustrations depict the changing seasons from Winter to Spring. This is great for young readers to learn about seasons.

All About Bunnies

30. Easter Surprise (Peter Rabbit) by Beatrix Potter

What could be more perfect for Easter than a Peter Rabbit Tale celebrating Easter?!

31. The Littlest Easter Bunny by Brandi Dougherty

Meet Penny, a sweet little bunny who just wants to be big enough to help the Easter Bunny in the Easter festivities. Watch Penny as she attempts to weave baskets, make chocolate marshmallows, and paint eggs.

32. The Itsy Bitsy Bunny by Jeffrey Burton

Jeffrey Burton books are great because most are meant to be sung to the tune of Itsy Bitsy Spider, which we all know how to sing. Crack open any of his books and you and baby will already feel a familiarity with it.

33. Richard Scarry’s Bunnies

A book to celebrate Richard Scarry’s gorgeous illustrations of bunnies. What will bunny be when he grows up? A firefighter, lion tamer, cowboy?

34. Are You There Little Bunny? By Emily Dove

Cute illustrations, cut-outs, and finger trails keep baby entertained while they stroll through the forest looking for bunny. These books are great for your littlest readers.

35. You’re My Little Hunny Bunny by Natalie Marshall

Another book great for little readers, this one has die-cut shapes and sweet little rhymes to keep baby engaged.

36. My First How to Catch the Easter Bunny by Alice Walstead

A fun and engaging story about a boy and his baby animal friends trying to catch the Easter Bunny and learn his magic ways.

37. The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

This wouldn’t be an Easter book list without the classic original Tale of Peter Rabbit.

Books With Textures

38. Biscuit’s Pet & Play Easter by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Join Biscuit and friends for some Easter fun, all while engaging baby with texture play.

39. Hello, Bee by Sophie Ledesma

This book is so fun because it has lift-a-flaps, cut-outs, AND textures. Peek behind leaves to find berries and critter friends. My daughter loves finding the gnome hidden behind a mushroom every single time we read it.

40. Thats Not My Chick by Usborne

A perfect texture book for Easter. Younger babies love the texture aspect and older tots love finding the signature mouse hidden on each page.


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