Monday, April 18, 2011

Stuff your Easter Baskets Full of Great Books

Will the Easter bunny be bringing your child any books this year? Hop on in for some Easter basket book suggestions:
Little White RabbitLittle White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes- see my review plus a craft here.
Here Comes T. Rex Cottontail by Lois Grambling- When Peter Cottontail is unavailable to deliver Easter treats, T-Rex has to step in as Easter bunny. Here comes T-Rex Cottontail

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A ChickThere was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Chick by Lucille Coandro Cute Easter take on the familiar There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly. This old lady swallows a chick and all the items needed for an Easter basket.
The Story of EasterThe Story of Easter by Patricia Pingry Tells the Easter story in language toddlers and preschoolers can understand. I love the ending where it says that Jesus had to give his life so we could have life!
The Night Before EasterThe Night Before Easter by Natasha Wing - Uses the familiar Twas the Night before Christmas story but includes all the elements of Easter. I always enjoy Natasha Wing's writing style and humor.
Pooh's Easter BasketPooh's Easter Basket Cute book about colors. Each of the Winnie the Pooh characters find eggs of different colors.

Where Are Baby's Easter Eggs?: A Lift-the-Flap BookWhere are Baby's Easter Eggs? by Karen Katz. Cute story that takes baby on a lift the flap adventure to find hidden Easter eggs. Tyson got this book last year for Easter. We have had to reinforce the flaps since then. I guess it is just well loved!Where are Baby's Easter Eggs

So, what's going in my boy's baskets on Sunday?
Press HereLogan is getting a non-Easter themed book. Press Here by Herve Tullet. I've heard some buzz on this book and was going to get it for him for his birthday but I can't wait- so Easter present it is!
Easter (Slide & Find)Tyson is getting Slide and Find Easter by Roger Priddy- Tyson loves finding hidden items in books. The slides in this book are very sturdy!

Looking for more Easter Basket suggestions? Chronicle of an Infant Bibliophile has 76 suggestions collected by her readers for great Easter Basket books.

You should also check out this week's What my Child is Reading. You'll be sure to find great book selections for all ages.


  1. Thank you for linking to WMCIR! We read almost all the books on your list over years and really enjoyed them.

  2. Congratulations Jackie -- you are the winner of tiger tale's Roly-Poly Egg Easter Give-away! We are looking forward to sending you your free copy of this great book. Hopefully you will add Roly-Poly Egg to your list of favorite Easter books!
    Happy Reading,
    Elizabeth Bennett
    tiger tales