Best Easter Books for Preschoolers

Reading Together to Celebrate Easter as a family

Easter is approaching, and it’s one of our favorite days! This is the perfect occasion to spend some extra time reading with your preschooler.

To build anticipation for the Easter holiday, borrow or purchase a few new titles and have your child make a stack of their favorite books as well as new ones that they are excited to read. Since reading aloud with your child has so many benefits, it’s worth making Easter Sunday a day of reading in your home.

Easter activities often are full of egg hunts, candy, and excitement, so adding a reading break into the day can give your littles some much needed downtime.

We’ve compiled a list of some of the best-loved Easter classics in our house. In addition, here are some new and notable children’s Easter books, that are suitable for all ages, but particularly preschoolers will love.

Be sure to Check out our recommendations for the BEST STEAM BOOKS FOR TODDLERS.

Happy Easter, Mouse!

Laura Numeroff

We love reading the many adventures of mouse in our house. Join Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie as he goes on an Easter egg hunt! Who is hiding eggs in Mouse’s house? This adorable book combines an engaging Easter theme with a story about colors!

The Best Easter Egg Hunt Ever

Dawn Casey

This is such a sweet story with beautiful illustrations – perfect for a younger audience. It is Easter Sunday and time for the egg-hunt. But can Rabbit find the most special egg of all?

The Berenstain Bears’ Easter Sunday

The Bear Family, all of their friends and family, and even the nature all around them get dressed in their Easter best for an Easter Sunday celebration at the Chapel in the Woods. Join Mama, Papa, Brother, sisters and Honey as they go to services, have an Easter treasure hunt, and learn what Easter is all about.

The Itsy Bitsy Bunny

Jeffrey Burton

This Itsy Bitsy Bunny must hop at top speed so he can get all of his eggs hidden in time for the big holiday! Little ones will love this fresh springtime spin on a classic nursery rhyme

The Easter Story

Patricia Pingry

This small book with about 200 words introduces young children to Jesus the man, from his teaching to his healing. And it gently reveals the meaning of Easter and the story of Christ’s death and Resurrection. Bright, colorful illustrations make this a perfect book for toddlers and per-schoolers.

Duck & Goose, Here Comes the Easter Bunny!

Tad Hills

New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Tad Hills brings our favorite feathered friends out to celebrate spring in this sturdy board book. Duck & Goose have lots of ideas about how to find the Easter Bunny, but will they succeed? Preschoolers won’t be able to resist this latest board book featuring Duck & Goose, lots of colorful eggs, and the Easter Bunny.

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The Biggest Easter Basket Ever

Steven Kroll

As Mouseville prepares for a gala Easter celebration on the village green, complete with a biggest Easter Basket contest, two lovable mice learn a lesson in cooperation — and fun! Town mouse Clayton and country mouse Desmond continue to teach the benefits of collaboration and friendship in another sweet story centered around this joyful holiday.

God Gave us Easter

As Little Cub’s family celebrates Easter, she has questions about this very special day of the year. Her papa explains God’s plans while taking Little Cub on a beautiful walk through the Arctic world. The book explains Easter in simple terms that are perfect for your youngest little cubs.

Happy Easter, Biscuit!

Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Biscuit’s first East egg hunt is going to be egg-stra special. Where are all the eggs hidden? Lift the flaps to find out! Enjoy this sweet, interactive, Easter story with your little one.

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