Monday, April 4, 2011

Easter Basket Book Ideas

Last year, as part of a give away, I polled my readers to suggest their favorite Easter books, and then compiled them into a list.  We ended up with 75 suggestions!  Not all of them are about Easter; some are about bunnies or chicks or sheep.  But they would all make great additions to balance out all of those jelly beans in the kids Easter baskets.  So I thought I would reshare the list this year.  Here it is!

Recommended Children's Easter Books
  1. Biggest Easter Egg (Big Red Reader)
  2. Bunny Money (Max and Ruby)
  3. Bunny My Honey
  4. Bunny Trouble
  5. Bunny's Noisy Book
  6. Busy Bunnies
  7. Busy Chickens
  8. Color Monster
  9. Curious George Four Board Book Set (including Curious George and the Bunny)
  10. Disney's: Winnie the Pooh Easter Mini (Winnie the Pooh)
  11. Easter Bugs : A Springtime Pop-up by David A Carter
  12. First the Egg (Caldecott Honor Book and Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book (Awards)) (wow, 75% off at amazon! We may have to get a copy of this one).
  13. Cloth Book Fluffy Chick (Touch and Feel Cloth Books)
  14. Giggle, Giggle, Quack
  15. Goodnight Moon
  16. Goodnight Moon 123 Lap Edition
  17. Gossie and Gertie
  18. Guess How Much I Love You
  19. Happy Easter Maisy!
  20. Have You Seen My Duckling?
  21. Home for a Bunny (Big Little Golden Book)
  22. Honey Bunny (Baby Booky)
  23. Hoppy's Easter Surprise
  24. I Love You, Little One (Book and Audiocassette Edition)
  25. I Need An Easter Egg (Holiday Lift-The-Flap)
  26. If You Were My Bunny Board Book
  27. Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale
  28. Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity
  29. Make Way for Ducklings
  30. Minerva Louise and the Colorful Eggs
  31. More Bunny Trouble
  32. Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!
  33. The Best Easter Egg Hunt Ever (Read With Me Paperbacks)
  34. My First Easter
  35. The Night Before Easter
  36. Peanuts: It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown
  37. Pelle's New Suit
  38. Peter Rabbit's Storytime Collection
  39. Rechenka's Eggs (Paperstar)
  40. Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook
  41. Sheep Blast Off!
  42. Sheep in a Jeep
  43. Sheep in a Shop
  44. Sheep on a Ship (Sandpiper Houghton Mifflin Books)
  45. Sheep Out to Eat (Sandpiper paperbacks)
  46. Sheep Take a Hike
  47. Sleepy Bunny (Pat the Bunny Cloth Book)
  48. Spot's Easter Surprise
  49. Spot's First Easter (color)
  50. Spring Is Here (Lois Lenski Books)
  51. Sunny Day Bunny (Happy Day Shape Books)
  52. Tellie the Chicken
  53. Ten Little Bunnies
  54. Ten Little Easter Eggs
  55. Ten Little Rabbits
  56. That's Not My Bunny: Its Tail Is Too Fluffy (Usborne Touchy Feely)
  57. The Bunny Hop (Scholastic)
  58. The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes (Sandpiper Books)
  59. The Easter Beagle Returns! (Peanuts)
  60. The Easter Egg Artists (Aladdin Books)
  61. The Happy Egg
  62. The Runaway Bunny or The Runaway Bunny (Board Book & Bunny Gift Set)
  63. The Story about Ping (Reading Railroad Books)
  64. The Story of Easter
  65. The Story of Easter (Trophy Picture Books)
  66. The Story of Easter
  67. The Sun Egg
  68. The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Potter)
  69. The Velveteen Rabbit
  70. Tippy-Toe Chick, Go!
  71. What Is Easter?
  72. What's Up, Duck?
  73. Where Are Baby's Easter Eggs?: A Lift-the-Flap Book
  74. Word Bird's Easter Words
  75. The World of Peter Rabbit (The Original Peter Rabbit, Books 1-23, Presentation Box) (wow!)
  76. Also see the 5 HOP-related books we reviewed here.
Comment: Are any books going in your kids' baskets this year?

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Raising a Happy Child said...

Impressive list! We don't do Easter Baskets here - just an egg hunt, but I think we might read (and read in the past) some of the books on your list.

Pam (@iwriteinbooks) said...

Wow! This is a GREAT list! We don't really do a basket but I've been thinking of finding an occasion to buy the most recent published version of Paddington....maybe this is it?

Cara said...

Thank you so much for this great list! I feel like I'm already behind on Easter baskets this year, and I definitely plan to include some books. Thanks for the suggestions.

Jackie H. said...

This is a great list! I put a link to it in my post today on books to stuff in your Easter baskets!