A gorgeous story book helps build the anticipation of an upcoming celebration. Here’s 7 favourite Easter books  that will get you in the chocolatey-swing…  

With Easter just around the corner the Mum Central team have scoured the shelves and debated the classics, here’s our fave tales to share with your kids…

If you’re looking for ways to help your children get into the excitement of an upcoming holiday a beautiful, illustrated story is a great way to start! Add an Easter tree, some seasonal baking or craft and you’re well on your way for some egg-stra big anticipation! Curl up with your little ones, reach for one of these titles and enjoy some special, bonding time together. Of course if you’re looking for chocolate-free items for the bunny to bring an Easter story is a wonderful alternative to eggs and sugar!

The Family Favourite: Spot's First Easter

Spot is everyone’s family favourite and in this Easter tale he celebrates his first egg hunt. Like all the Eric Hill classic’s your little one will love following along and lifting the tabs for an exciting reveal!

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The Aussie Twist on Easter: The Aussie Easter Hat Parade

Hey! Ho! What a show! Look at what we made! The Aussie Easter Hat Parade is beautifully illustrated and comes with a bonus CD so little ones can listen, parade themselves and sing along. This new release comes from author Colin Buchanan who is the creator of best seller and hugely popular Aussie Jingle Bells.

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Easter and Educational: Easter Colours

Perfect for the tiny tots this is the Easter twist on the ever-poplar classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Explore the story and discover all the colours of Easter in this bright, board-book. Yellow chicks . . . a white lamb . . . what are all the colours of Easter? 

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Oink, oink for the Easter Piggy: Peppa's Easter Egg Hunt

If Peppa mania is still running strong and you’ve a big, little fan in your house, this Easter tale is the right choice for you!  The story? Grandpa Pig has organized a special Easter Egg hunt for the children but Peppa and her friends find more than chocolate eggs at the end of the garden. It’s available as a board-book, perfect for little fingers who are sure to want to read this again and again.

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The Traditional Choice: Peter Rabbit

Peter Rabbit is the iconic literary bunny so of course he’d make our fave Easter books list! The Easter Surprise is a bright lively story with gorgeous illustrations for little ones. This charming rhyming tale features lots of Beatrix Potter’s most famous characters, such as Tom Kitten and Jemima Puddle-Duck in a Pied Piper-style adventure. If you’re seeking a classic choice for older children you might like to consider The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Other Stories.

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The Sentimental Choice: Guess How Much I Love You

It’s not strictly an Easter book but it features a bunny so you’ll have to forgive us! Now a favourite for over 20 years we’ll never grow tired of telling our kids we ‘love them to the moon and back‘. This is one of the world’s best selling childrens’ stories and explores just how hard it is to measure love.

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The Add it The Stack: That's Not My...

You’d be hard pressed to find a parent in Australia that hasn’t read, read and read again the “That’s Not My…” series to the great delight of tactile little fingers. Well, the Easter addition to add to your much-loved collection is “That’s Not My Bunny” and just as you’d expect he’ll be too round, thin, rough, fluffy and… you know the drill!

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Divine Illustrations: The Best Easter Egg Hunt Ever

On a warm spring day, in the tall green grass, a little gray rabbit was sniffing the air. It was Easter Sunday. It was … egg-hunt time! But can Rabbit find the most special Easter egg of all? With the most beautiful pictures you’ve ever seen this whimsical tale will be as appreciated by parents as it will be children. It’s called ‘The Best Easter Egg Hunt Ever‘.

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What is your family favourite Easter tale? What have we missed? Whichever stories you share with your children this Easter remember to soak in the moment, smell their delicious little heads and celebrate togetherness. We wish you a magical, exciting journey towards Easter… Happy Reading! 

 

Author

Mother-of-two. Tea lover. Lego Ninja. Expert in carpet Play Dough extraction. Victoria Louis is a 30-something writer based in Sydney, NSW. A former marketing manager who loves to laugh there’s no topic she won’t explore. Victoria is full of opinion, big on kindness and believes the day is always better with a dash of lipstick.

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