10 Children’s Books with Easter in mind

Looking for some Easter themed books for the young kids? Here is a selection of new and older favourites to search for.

Hop-Little-BunniesAbout Hop Little Bunnies by Martha Mumford, ill. Laura Hughes, Bloomsbury Children’s Books; RRP$14.99 (2019)

There are lots of sleepy animals to wake up in this bouncy, energetic picture book. Lift the flaps, then hop with the little bunnies, cheep with the chicks, baa with the lambs and mew with the kittens. An interactive book, full of non-stop fun, based on the popular nursery rhyme ‘Sleeping Bunnies’. This is full of the joys of Spring and the perfect Easter gift.
From the illustrator of the bestselling, We’re Going on an Egg Hunt.

Pepp-Easter-EggPeppa Pig: Easter Egg, Penguin Books; RRP $16.99 (2019

It’s Easter time and Peppa and her friends are going on an Easter egg hunt at Rebecca Rabbit’s House. Will they find the Easter Bunny, too? This egg-shaped board book is the perfect gift this Easter. Also look out for the new Easter sticker activity book, Peppa Pig- Peppa’s Egg-cellent Easter Sticker Activity Book 9780241381014

Press Out and Colour: Easter Decorations by Kate McLelland,  Allen & Unwin (Nosy Crow) RRP$19.99 (2017)

Make your own beautiful, 3D Easter decorations with this board book of press-out ornaments. Each press out Easter egg is intricately decorated with foil and perfect for all ages to colour in. Featuring ten unique designs, the press-out pieces can be easily slotted together to create cheerful hanging ornaments to decorate Easter trees. These gorgeous eggs look elegant in white and gold, but even more glorious when you add colour.

Cutie-PieCutie Pie Looks for the Easter Bunny by Jannie Ho, Allen & Unwin (Nosy Crow) RRP$9.99 (2014)

Can you help Cutie Pie find the Easter Bunny and his basket of eggs? Very young children can pull the board sliders in this chunky little book to reveal lots of animals celebrating Easter, and finally the Bunny himself.


I Wanted a Giant Chocolate Egg but All I Got Was this Stupid Book by Merv Lamington, Affirm Press RRP16.99 (2018)

I wanted a giant chocolate egg but all I got was this stupid book. You too? I know just who’s to blame for this outrage. Come on, let’s go find the Easter Bunny… Join an Easter egg hunt of a different kind in this journey from disappointment to elation. The perfect (non-edible*) gift for any kid who’s ever felt that the Easter Bunny could have done better. *Note: this book is not made of chocolate. Sorry.

The Smallest Bilby and The easter taleThe Smallest Bilby and the Easter Tale by Nette Hilton, Bruce Whatley; Working Title Press $14.99 (2014)

It’s the night before Easter and for the first time, Billy and his band of little bilbies must deliver the eggs. ‘This is fun,’ they sing as they hide eggs here and there and up and down. But when one of the bilbies gets into trouble, only Billy knows what to do.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Easter Colours, Eric Carle Penguin Books RRP$12.99 (2016)

This book enables you to discover all the colours of Easter with The Very Hungry Caterpillar in this bright and beautiful board book. Yellow chicks…a white lamb…what are all the colours of Easter? Let The Very Hungry Caterpillar and friends take you on a rainbow tour of Easter colours in this beautiful board book.  Perfect for learning first colours with simple text and pictures, this chunky board book is ideal for little hands.

Easter SurprisePeter Rabbit: Easter Surprise by Beatrix Potter; Penguin Books RRP$14.99 (2017)

Easter Surprise is a bright lively story for springtime! Follow Peter Rabbit as he excitedly hops along to share an Easter surprise with his friends. The charming rhyming story features lots of Beatrix Potter’s most famous characters, such as Tom Kitten and Jemima Puddle-Duck in a Pied Piper-style adventure. With a gorgeous new cover, this little storybook is a must for every baby’s Easter.

Peppa Pig: Peppa’s Easter Egg Hunt; Penguin Books RRP$9.99

It’s Easter time and Grandpa Pig has organized a special Easter Egg hunt. But Peppa Pig and her friends find more than chocolate eggs at the end of the garden… This brand new board storybook featuring Peppa and George is perfect for sharing with little Peppa Pig fans and makes the ideal gift this Easter. Based on the hit pre-school animation, Peppa Pig, shown daily on Five’s Milkshake and Nick Jnr.

Easter Bunnies herlpersThe Easter Bunny’s Helpers by Anne Mangan, Tamsin Ainslie; Harper Collins RRP$14.99 (2013)

The Easter Bunny needs help delivering the Easter eggs this year and who better to help him than some Australian animals?