Egg-cellent Easter Books for Your Little Bunny’s Easter Basket February 28, 2018 – Posted in: Book News

With Easter fast approaching, it’s a good idea to have a few fun stories to hand, and nothing makes a better (or less sugary) gift on Easter Day than a book! Here are some of my favorite books for Easter.

We’re Going on an Egg Hunt

Join the Easter bunnies as they set off on an exciting lift-the-flap Easter egg hunt. With ten eggs to find and count, this board book is great fun. But watch out for the obstacles along the way – lambs, chicks, bees and ducks – and there’s even a wolfish surprise, so do take care!

Based on the traditional ‘We’re Going on a Lion Hunt’ rhyme, the delightful illustrations and read-aloud story will make this board book a huge springtime hit with all fans of search-and-find and lift-the-flap books. Best for 1+

Catch That Egg!

Help Floppit the big-footed bunny “catch that egg” in this fun farmyard egg chase!  Floppit’s farmyard friends have had enough of his enormous bunny feet.  “Stop it, Floppit!” they sigh, every time he comes bouncing by.  Floppit just wants to play – but the problem is his enormous feet cause chaos wherever he goes!  But then an egg falls from Chicken’s nest and rolls away down the hill… will anyone be quick enough to catch it?

A fast and fun farmyard egg chase and perfect rhyming treat for Easter. Best for 2+

Mr Hare’s Big Secret

Mr Hare has a secret: there are big, juicy cherries at the top of the tree, but he needs his friends’ help to get them down.
One by one, he tricks each friend into dancing with him under the tree, until all the cherries fall to the ground and the forest friends have a great feast. Accumulation, sound words, repetition, and pure entertainment make this the perfect read-aloud book for adults and children to share. Best for 2+

Mr Impossible and the Easter Egg Hunt

Mr Impossible is organising an Easter egg hunt for all the Mr Men and Little Miss and he is hiding the eggs in the most impossible places …  Some are so high that only Mr Tall can find them and some so low and cleverly hidden that Mr Small will need to be called. But it is Mr Nobody who manages to find the most difficult egg of all – the invisible egg!

Packed with Easter delights from beginning to end this fun little book is a great extra gift for 3-5 year olds.

Grab that Rabbit!

Hodge, an adorable bunny, is minding his own business… well, he’s stealing some carrots from Mrs Sprat’s garden, actually… when he ends up stuck in the hedge. Mrs Sprat advances, wanting to get rid of the pesky bunny, and a buzzard overheard spies a tasty rabbit dinner, too. Can Hodge escape from bird of prey and angry gardener in time to take the carrots home? Best for 3+

Press Out and Colour: Easter Eggs

Featuring twenty unique designs in different sizes, this book of Easter eggs to press out is the perfect way for children and adults to create cheerful hanging ornaments to decorate for spring. Each press-out egg is intricately decorated with foil and looks beautiful by itself but even better when you add colour! Best for 4+

Daisy and the Trouble with Chocolate

Daisy is SO excited! She’s been picked to look after the class hamsters, Pickle and Pops, over the Easter holidays – AND her mum’s taking her to Chocolate Land!!! Trouble is, the two things probably shouldn’t mix…

Kes Gray and Nick Sharratt’s boisterous, quick-thinking young heroine is irrepressible however – one of the reasons readers love the stories about her so much – and she still ends up having her chocolate and eating it! Children will recognise Daisy’s world and understand completely the temptations she succumbs to, even if they’d never dare do the things she does. Terrific storytelling for newly independent readers. Best for 6+

Where’s The Easter Bunny?

Uh-oh! Cheeky Foxy has run off with the Easter Bunny’s chocolate secrets, and now the Easter Bunny is on a chase around the world to get them back! Follow them as they swing over the Amazon, cycle through Paris, have tea with the Queen, go diving off Easter Island and lots more!  Will the Easter Bunny get his recipes back? Or will Foxy spoil everything . . .

The perfect search-and-find treat for Easter Day, with loads of things to find on each colourful page. Best for 6+

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

The famous story of Charlie Bucket and his Golden Ticket, and Willy Wonka and his amazing chocolate factory. Mr Willy Wonka, the most wondrous inventor in the world, opens his gates of his amazing chocolate factory to five lucky children.  Gobstoppers, wriggle sweets and a river of melted chocolate delight await – Charlie needs just one Golden Ticket and these delicious treats could all be his!  This fabulous illustrated edition of the story is perfect for 7+

The Royal Rabbits of London

Life is an adventure. Anything in the world is possible – by will and by luck, with a moist carrot, a wet nose and a slice of mad courage!

Shylo has always been the runt of the litter, the weakest and quietest of all of his family, his siblings spend their days making fun of him for not being like the rest of them. But when Shylo stumbles across a band of ratzis and overhears their evil plan to take a photo of the Queen in her nightie, it’s up to this unlikely hero to travel to London and inform the Royal Rabbits of London about the diabolical plot! Best for 8+

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