The Best Picture Books for Easter!

We love nothing more than holiday-themed books, and Easter is no egg-ception!

Maybe you’re on the hunt for a picture book about Easter to enjoy with your little one as you count down to the holiday together. Or a fun one to finish off your little one’s Easter basket that will be a good read all year long.

Whatever you’re looking for, we’ve compiled a list of 15+ festive favorites below, from old classics that you may remember from your childhood to some newer picture books that may have your little one laughing out loud.

For more gift ideas, check out our Easter Gift Guides.

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Easter Picture Books

It Just Blooms by Deanna Chesley

“A flower does not compare itself to the flower next to it…it just blooms!”

A bunny named Blossom feels discouraged after playing with friends in the meadow and realizing she can not do the same things they can do. She can not fly like Hunny the hummingbird or race up trees like Scooter the squirrel.

She heads home to her mama, who teaches Blossom she has special talents that make her unique.


The Story of the Easter Bunny by Katherine Tegen

This book tells the tale of how the Easter bunny came to be!

Every year for Easter, an older couple dyes eggs, weaves baskets, and makes chocolate eggs for the children in their village. As they become too old to complete the tasks, their pet bunny takes over and starts delivering Easter baskets to all the children in town.


The Little Rabbit by Nicola Killen

A girl named Ollie and her stuffed rabbit have a magical friendship. One spring day, Ollie puts on her rain boots, wraps the bunny in a scarp, and the two set off to explore together. Then, her bunny comes to life, and an adventure begins.

An enchanting book made even more magical by a soft color palette, foil, and interactive die-cut pages.


The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes by DuBose Heyward

Did you know there are actually five Easter bunnies? They are the kindest, swiftest, and wisest bunnies in the whole world!

This is a classic tale about how one country bunny attains one of these exalted Easter bunny positions, even being the mother of twenty-one children.


We’re Going on an Egg Hunt by Martha Mumford

We’re going on an egg hunt.
We’re going to find them all.
We’re really excited.
Hooray for Easter Day!

An Easter version of the classic book “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.” Look under the flaps to help four bunnies hunt and count Easter eggs. Along the way, they’ll encounter various obstacles, such as bees, ducks, chicks, that the bunnies must get around. 

Sure to be a family favorite!


Here Comes the Easter Cat by Deborah Underwood

Everybody loves the Easter Bunny, and this makes Cat feel jealous. So, Cat decides to take over for the Easter Bunny but soon realizes delivering Easter eggs all night is pretty exhausting! I mean, how does Cat fit in all the necessary cat naps?

When a tired Easter Bunny shows up, maybe Cat can find a way to help.


Too Many Carrots by Katy Hudson

Rabbit loves carrots, and that’s become a big problem! His carrots are crowding him out of his cozy burrow. When Rabbit’s friends offer to help, they’re asking for a lot of trouble.

A sweet story about sharing and friendship.


Bunny Overboard by Claudia Rueda

In this delightful interactive book, follow along with bunny on an adventure out to sea! Help make waves, knock on the window of a sunken ship, and more.


There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick by Lucille Colandro

“There was an old lady who swallowed a chick. I don’t know why she swallowed that chick, but she didn’t get sick.”

This old lady also swallowed some straw, an egg, candy, a basket, and a bow. And just as she’s hopping and skipping along, who should she meet but the Easter Bunny!


Bunnies on the Bus by Philip Ardagh

Bunnies on the bus!
Bunnies on the bus!
No wonder there’s a fuss
about bunnies on the buss!

There are bunnies on the bus causing mayhem in Sunny Town! They whiz past the bus stop, zoom over the crosswalk, swerve around the corner, and don’t stop for anyone! They finally reach the station, but where are they hopping off to now?

With rhyming, repetitive text makes making this one extra fun! 


How to Catch the Easter Bunny by Adam Wallace

“You’ve been waiting all year long.
Now Easter’s here at last!
You can try your best to catch me,
but you know that I’m too fast!”

Finding eggs is easy – the real challenge is catching the Easter Bunny! This fun rhyming book will keep your little ones laughing.


The Good Egg by Jory John

Meet the good egg. He’s a very good egg. If you need help, he’s your egg! 

But trying to be so good is hard when everyone else is plain ol’ rotten. The other eggs only eat sugary cereal, cry for no reason, and break their stuff on purpose!

As the other eggs in the dozen misbehave, the good egg starts to crack from all the pressure of feeling like he has to be perfect. So, he decides enough is enough! It’s time for him to make a change…


It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny by Marilyn Sadler

P.J. Funnybunny doesn’t want to be a bunny anymore! He is tired of eating cooked carrots every day, and his ears are too big. He thinks it would be way more fun to be a bear, a bird, or a beaver.

So P.J. heads out on an adventure to figure out who he wants to be and where he belongs.


The Easter Egg by Jan Brett

The story follows the journey of a little bunny named Hoppi, who is eager to impress the Easter Bunny with the best Easter egg so he can help with Easter deliveries. But he becomes a little disheartened when he sees the work of the other talented bunnies.

Then, Hoppi discovers that his kind heart has impressed not only the Easter Bunny but his entire village of friends and neighbors.


God Gave Us Easter by Lisa Tawn Bergren

As Little Cub celebrates Easter with Papa, Mama, and her brother and sister, she begins to ask her papa questions about this special day. Papa Bear lovingly explains God’s plans for his children, and shares how Easter came about in simple terms young children can understand.


Marshmallow by Clare Turlay Newberry

Oliver is a tabby cat who is always the center of attention. Marshmallow is a baby rabbit who moves into Oliver’s home.

At first, Oliver does not welcome Marshmallow, but the little bunny’s charms are impossible to resist. This charming story of Oliver and Marshmallow becoming friends is a timeless classic.


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