Easter booklist

A list of Easter-themed books divided by age range so it’s easy to select the perfect book for your child.

Baby to 3

That's not my lamb... That's not my lamb...
Fiona Watt, illustrated by Rachel Wells

A sweet touchy-feely board book with five adorable little lambs for young children to meet. Features a tactile patch for little fingers to explore on every page, including a fuzzy back, a woolly tail and soft ears. Specially designed to help develop sensory and language awareness in babies and toddlers - don’t forget to spot the little white mouse on every page!

Hen Hen
Fiona Watt, Illustrated by Rachel Wells

Soft to the touch and lovely to squash and squeeze, this colourful fabric book is sure to become a firm favourite with babies. They will love following the trail of seeds past the barn, over the stream and across the field as Penny the hen searches for her chicks.

Count with Maisy, Cheep, Cheep, Cheep! Count with Maisy, Cheep, Cheep, Cheep!
Lucy Cousins

Count from one to ten in this farm-themed lift-the-flap book from the multi-award-winning creator of Maisy. It's bedtime but where have all of Mummy Hen's chicks gone? Maisy goes in search for them, and you can help too! Lift the flaps along the way to see who's in the stable, in the tractor, or up in the apple tree. Cluck, cluck, cheep, cheep – find all ten chicks and make sure that they get home safely! It's more fun with Maisy!

Say Hello Like This! Say Hello Like This!
Mary Murphy

Exploring the different kinds of ways animals say hello, this is an ideal read-aloud for babies and toddlers. Dogs say it loud – Bow-wow! Cats say it proud – Meow! And donkeys say it silly – Hee-haw! Using a clever split-page format that makes for funny and very noisy surprises, and with a glittery finale spread, Mary Murphy is sure to have those just learning to speak gurgling, giggling, clapping hands and making fun animal sounds, too!

Hop! Hop! Hop! Hop!
Leslie Patricelli

The Easter Bunny is coming! It’s time to dye eggs. Did you know that red and blue make purple? That blue and yellow make green? There are bunny ears to wear (for the dog and cat, too) and an Easter basket to put out before bedtime. What will Baby find inside it the next morning?

Age 3 to 5

Oh Dylan! Oh Dylan!
Tracey Corderoy, Illustrated by Tina Macnaughton

Dylan duckling and his three sisters are off to the pond for their very first swim. "Hold on to the daisy chain, then you won't get lost," says Mummy Duck. But Dylan has other ideas...

Hot Cross Bunny! Hot Cross Bunny!
M Christina Butler, Gavin Scott

Little Daisy Rabbit loves the woolly hat that her Granny made for her. Mummy says spring is coming, and soon it'll be far too hot for woolly hats, but Daisy is determined. Who needs spring? She's going to wear her favourite hat forever!

Easter Stencil Cards Easter Stencil Cards
Illustrated by Catherine-Anne MacKinnon

A box of sturdy stencil cards with sixteen simple Easter shapes to draw. Includes chicks, daffodils, lambs, bunnies and Easter eggs. Easy to use and perfect for home-made cards, decorations and other art activities.

Lots of Rabbits to Spot Lots of Rabbits to Spot
Louie Stowell, Illustrated by David Semple

From snug burrows to woodland markets and busy glades, there are hundreds of rabbits to spot in this delightfully quirky look-and-talk book to share. Each colourful scene is full of rabbits: on a camping trip, at the theatre and even in a museum, with lots of funny details to spot on every page. With four pages of stickers as well as extra puzzles and games, this book will keep little children busy for hours.

Age 5 to 7

The Little Bunny and other animal tales The Little Bunny and other animal tales
Various Authors

This delightful collection of animal tales is perfect for sharing at bedtime. As the days grow longer and the flowers blossom, a group of woodland friends go in search of the sun, a young rabbit explores above ground for the first time, and a chick hatches in the wrong nest…

Spring Story (Brambly Hedge) Spring Story (Brambly Hedge)
Jill Barklem

Step into the exquisite, miniature world of the mice of Brambly Hedge in this beautiful new edition of the classic picture book. Wilfred woke early. It was his birthday. He had lots of lovely presents, but the best one was a surprise… Mr Apple had organised a secret celebration picnic and all the mice of Brambly Hedge were invited. When they finally arrived, Wilfred was allowed to open up the hamper and there he found the best treat of all…

Milly-Molly-Mandy’s Spring Milly-Molly-Mandy’s Spring
Joyce Lankester Brisley

Milly-Molly-Mandy has lots of friends, but her favourite companions are Little-Friend-Susan and Billy Blunt. Together they have lots of exciting adventures and even get into trouble sometimes! Read about Milly-Molly-Mandy and her friends as they run races, pay visits, rescue little rabbits and play tricks on one another.

Age 7 to 11

Yummy Little Cookbook Yummy Little Cookbook
Rebecca Gilpin and Catherine Atkinson

Over 40 mouth-watering recipes for tasty treats. Easter recipes include chocolate nest cakes, cheesy chick biscuits and marzipan eggs. Each recipe is simply explained with step-by-step instructions, clear illustrations and photographs.

Making Sweets Making Sweets
Abigail Wheatley

Full of easy and delicious recipes for making sweets including traditional sweetshop favourites as well as modern recipes. Recipes include peppermint cream canes, peanut butter and chocolate cups, rainbow sherbet crystals, lemonade candies and jelly sweets. All the recipes are suitable for young cooks, with a little help at key stages, and no boiling sugar is involved. Includes templates and ideas for delightful sweet wrappers and boxes to give the sweets as gifts.

The Penderwicks in Spring The Penderwicks in Spring
Jeanne Birdsall

Springtime is finally arriving on Gardam Street, and there are surprises in store for each member of the family. Some surprises are just wonderful, like neighbor Nick Geiger coming home from war. And some are ridiculous, like Batty’s new dog-walking business. Batty is saving up her dog-walking money for an extra-special surprise for her family, which she plans to present on her upcoming birthday. But when some unwelcome surprises make themselves known, the best-laid plans fall apart.

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