I am a sucker for seasonal children’s books. At our house, we have quite the selection of books for Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day, and our assortment of spring books is growing, too. I love to change up the books we are reading and as the seasons change, it is a great excuse to bring out some titles your kids haven’t seen in awhile. To my little ones, it’s like discovering a new book!
As I prepare Easter baskets, I always look for a good book or two that we can read together. Here are some of the books they’ve received in years past:
Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt
This is a classic and little ones love to touch all the different textures in this story. They get to pat the bunny, play peek-a-boo, smell the flowers, and feel daddy’s scratchy face. My preschooler loves to read this to his little sister.
If this isn’t in your collection, it should be.
It’s Spring by Samantha Berger and Pamela Chanko
This board book is great for little hands and the rhyming rhythm of the text makes it a fun book to read. The colors are engaging and the pictures are just happy. A great way to teach about different animals and the season of spring!
Duck! Rabbit! By Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld
This is a hilarious and funny book about an image that can look like either a duck or a rabbit depending on your perspective. My son couldn’t get enough of this book when he found it in his Easter basket last year. We read it so much that he was reading it to me once he had it memorized. Definitely a great choice for your child once they have passed the board book stage. Cute and clever.
The Bunny Who Found Easter by Charlotte Zolotow
This book tells the tale of a lonely rabbit who is searching for others like him. After an owl tells him that he can find rabbits at Easter, he assumes that it is a place and hunts for it. He takes a journey through summer, fall, and winter looking for companionship. When he finally makes it to spring, he discovers a friend. Beautiful illustrations and a wonderful story for young children about the renewal that happens during springtime.