Spring is here at last and the Easter season is upon us! Share the gift of reading with your little bunny this holiday by adding a book or two to their Easter basket. There are many books out there to choose from. Below we highlight four of our favorites, but you can find many more on our Holiday Books list!
Tiny the Easter Bunny by Eric James
James’s latest holiday title is quite possibly his most humorous and fun yet! When Tiny the Elephant discovers the Easter Bunny stuck in a log he decides he must help in any way he can. The most obvious way to lend assistance? Take on the role of Easter Bunny himself, of course! You and your little bunny will be entranced by the flow of the rhyming text and whimsical illustrations as Tiny the Elephant learns that being a bunny is not so easy after all. Have even more fun with the story when you read a region specific edition for the area you live in, for example Tiny the Michigan Easter Bunny.
That Grand Easter Day! by Jill Roman Lord
Following the cumulative, building structure of The House That Jack Built and using rhyming text, this title explains the religious origins of the Easter holiday in an understandable. approachable way for young listeners. The repetitive text paired with the bright, detailed illustrations will have the whole family engaged.
Peter Cottontail's Easter Egg Hunt by Joseph R. Ritchie
We picked up a copy of this book at a library used book sale over a year ago and it is still one of my little bunny’s all-time favorites, regardless of the time of year. Peter Cottontail and his staff are preparing all of the eggs, goodies and baskets for the children of Sunnyside. Lift-the-flap elements on every page keep little listeners engaged in the story as they discover opposites, shapes, numbers and hidden treats!
The Night Before Easter by Natasha Wing
Is any holiday complete without reading one of Wing’s The Night Before… books? This take on a classic holiday poem features the Easter Bunny as the bringer of goodies this time around and faithfully follows the rhythm and tone of the original poem, The Night Before Christmas (A Visit from St. Nicholas) by Clement C. Moore.
For even more fun this Easter, consider making these Easter Bunny Corner Bookmarks from Easy Peasy and Fun! They are just like the Monster Bookmarks that we have shared at Halloween, but done up to look like adorable bunny rabbits.
Happy reading and crafting!
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We are mom Sandra and daughters Amanda and Kate, all with backgrounds in literacy and education, who want to share our philosophy of taking the basics of life; books, simple toys that encourage play, imagination and creativity, and using cooking and baking to teach math and real life skills to raise happy, inquisitive children. Join us in exploring the old and the new and sifting through the myriad of research to consider what is best for our children.