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Easter Book Recommendations

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As spring awakens and Easter approaches, enjoy these fantastic books in the lead-up to Easter Sunday – or better yet, read them all through the Easter holidays! With furry friends and fun, interactive features, these books will get the whole family reading together. You can also support independent bookstores and buy the books directly from Bookshop.org here

Beginning Readers

Baby’s First Easter, published by DK

Packed with key elements of the Easter story, this children’s book helps little ones understand the true, Christian meaning of Easter in a personal, memorable way. From Palm Sunday and the Last Supper to the wooden cross and Jesus’ resurrection, this baby book is perfect for parents wanting an age-appropriate, early learning book about Easter.

This fantastic children’s Easter book would make a beautiful addition to an Easter basket!

My Magical Easter Bunny by Yujin Shin, published by Macmillan

With a sparkly foil cover, My Magical Easter Bunny takes readers on an exciting egg hunt with a bouncy Easter Bunny!

With push, pull and turn mechanisms, little ones will have lots of fun taking part in the bunny’s magical Easter adventure!.

Yujin Shin’s beautifully coloured illustrations are paired with gentle rhyming text and lots of things to spot in four bright and busy magical scenes.

Little Farm Animals: A Finger Wiggle Book, written by Sally Symes, illustrated by Nick Sharratt, published by Walker

Poke your fingers through the holes of this brilliant board book to make wiggly legs for eight adorable animals as they go about their day on the farm! The little hen lays eggs, the little goat chews socks, the little duck goes for a paddle and the horse jumps over a wall – all with a little bit of help from you and your baby as you share the joy of reading together. With bright, high contrast illustrations and finger holes to explore, this book is the perfect start to a lifelong love of books.

Are You There Little Bunny? written by Sam Taplin, illustrated by Emily Dove, published by Usborne

Little bunny is hiding! Very young children will love peeping through the holes and touching the textured pages in this beautiful hide-and-seek board book, spotting a badger, chick and other animals as they search for the elusive little bunny. A lovely Easter gift for a baby or toddler, sure to be read many times.

Fluffy Chick by Rod Campbell, published by Macmillan

Meet all your favourite springtime farm animals in Fluffy Chick, a fun touch-and-feel farm animal book from the creator of the bestselling preschool classic, Dear Zoo.

Follow Chick around the farm and meet all her animal friends: stroke the woolly lamb, feel the cow’s smooth horns and then lift the flap at the end to find out who is hiding under mother hen’s wing!

This touch-and-feel springtime story from the creator of Dear Zoo is sure to delight young children, with different textures to discover, a lift-the-flap ending and a whole host of favourite farm animals to meet, including a little chick with fluffy yellow feathers – the perfect Easter treat.

Early Readers

Little Bunny’s Easter Surprise, written Lily Murray, illustrated by Julia Woolf, published by Macmillan

A bouncy lift-the-flap Easter tale, Little Bunny’s Easter Surprise the perfect gift for little ones to enjoy this spring.

It’s Easter day and the woods are buzzing with excitement when Little Bunny sends his invitations for a scrumptious Easter picnic. He wants the picnic to be perfect, collecting all the best things for to share with friends: fruit, toffees and delicious chocolate treats. But – OOPS! – has this bunny made a blunder?

An interactive book, packed full of non-stop fun, with flaps to lift, and eggs to search and find, this book is just right for shared reading and keeping little hands busy!

The Birthday Duck, written by Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Sam Usher, published by Harper Collins

From the nation’s favourite storyteller Sir Michael Morpurgo, comes a classic story of one small boy, and one very lucky duck…

Sam is a city boy through and through – and isn’t looking forward to his school trip to Nethercott Farm at all.

But busy days of farm work, animals and learning all about nature weave their magic – and when Sam finds a duck about to be dinner, he is determined to save him. But how?

The perfect story for boys and girls; from those who love the countryside to those who have never had a chance to see its magic in person.

Percy the Park Keeper Nature Trail Activity Book by Nick Butterworth, published by Harper Collins

Learn all about spring and summer in this fun-filled nature activity book.

Percy and his animal friends are here to guide you on an amazing discovery of plants, birds, animals, insects and more! Including wildlife facts and photos, nature-spotter guides and exciting creative projects – as well as more than four hundred stickers – this book is bursting with indoor and outdoor fun for all the family!

Perfect for young nature lovers. Percy and his animal friends have delighted readers around the world for over thirty years!

Fluent Readers

Ballet Bunnies: The Lost Slipper, written by Swapna Reddy, illustrated by Binny Talib, published by Oxford University Press

Millie’s class have gone to the theatre to watch a beautiful ballet production of Cinderella. Millie is so excited to watch her favourite story, but disaster strikes when she loses one of her new Cinderella-style slippers! Can her friends, the Ballet Bunnies, help Millie to find her missing shoe before the show begins?

 

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