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What will you be reading this Easter?

What will you be reading this Easter? Do you buy Easter books in the same way that you buy Christmas stories? We always give books at Easter – they last a lot longer than chocolate!

We’ve chosen our favourite books to read in the Easter Holidays, some of them aren’t specifically Easter books but it’s the perfect time of year to read them.

The Night Before Easter by Natasha Wing and Kathy Couri: It is traditional in our house to read this at bedtime on Easter Saturday. Natasha Wing’s fun rhyming text is paired with Kathy Couri’s beautiful pastel illustrations and the story takes a wonderful look at how The Easter Bunny delivers his sweet treats.

The Night Before Easter - Story Snug

Egg by Jonathan Litton and Fhiona Galloway: With an intriguing EGG shaped hole on the cover that gets smaller and smaller, this is an ‘eggs-citing Easter egg-escapade!’ for the littlest of readers.

Egg - Story Snug

Father Christmas And Me by Matt Haig and Chris Mould: You’re probably wondering why we have included a Christmas book on our list but a villainous Easter Bunny in a black top hat plays a very significant role in this story! Why does the Easter Bunny hate Christmas so much?

Father Christmas And Me - Story Snug

Mr Bunny’s Chocolate Factory by Elys Dolan: Mr Bunny owns a chocolate factory and his chickens eat chocolate so that they lay chocolate eggs. But when Mr Bunny increases the chickens’ workload the chickens go on strike… This story is funny, full of action, chickens and chocolate – it’s the perfect book to give as an Easter present.

Mr Bunny's Chocolate Factory - Story Snug

Rabbits Don’t Lay Eggs! by Paula Metcalf and Cally Johnson-Isaacs:  Rupert is lonely so he burrows under the fence into the farmyard and asks if he can live there. He will need a job but can a rabbit lay eggs? Although this isn’t an Easter story it is a fun read for this time of year.

Rabbits Don't Lay Eggs! - Story Snug

Warning! This Book May Contain Rabbits! by Tim Warnes: The Lumpy-Bumpy Thing chases after a rabbit and comes back wearing a top hat. Chaos ensues as the rabbits multiply but maybe the secret to getting rid of the rabbits can be found in the vegetable patch? Although not an Easter story this is very entertaining if you are looking for a bunny book.

Warning! This Book May Contain Rabbits! - Story Snug

Warning! This Book May Contain Rabbits! inspired us to make our own Easter Bunnies. We used a strong adhesive to stick white cardboard ears with a pink paper lining onto the back of white plastic eggs (you could also use wooden eggs and craft foam) then added wiggly eyes. We drew whiskers before adding pink pom pom noses and pom pom cheeks.

Warning! Rabbits - Story Snug

Do you have a favourite story about Easter? Do you have any favourite fictional bunnies to add to our list?

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24 responses to “What will you be reading this Easter?”

  1. RaisieBay avatar

    What a wonderful idea to have Easter books like these, they all look incredibly cute. I’m a big fan of Matt Haig and I’ve read some of his books with my youngest. (as well as having a collection of his adult books, which are always handy to have around.)

    1. Catherine avatar

      I love Matt Haig’s books, both for adults and children. But The Boy Who Saved Christmas series is one of my favourites 🙂

  2. Sarah | Mummykind avatar

    These books look fantastic! Will definitely look into some of these for my little one. #MMBC

    1. Catherine avatar

      We love them all. Hope you enjoy them too 🙂

  3. Acorn Books avatar

    We love Mr Bunny’s Chocolate Factory, such a funny read! Another bunny book to add to your list would be Hooray for Hoppy by Tim Hopgood, I adore his illustrations #Readwithme

    1. Catherine avatar

      Thank you for the recommendation. I haven’t heard of Hooray for Hoppy but it’s a great title 🙂

  4. Jayne SMABL avatar

    What a lovely selection of books and some of which are new to us! Happy Easter 🙂 #MMBC

    1. Catherine avatar

      Thank you Jayne! I hope you had a lovely Easter 🙂

  5. mumjd avatar

    I haven’t come across any of these titles and thinking about it, I don’t think we actually ever had any Easter books, in comparison to our stack of Xmas titles

    1. Catherine avatar

      I have only bought this one, Easter isn’t a big celebration in our house.

  6. shelllouiseblog avatar

    I love the idea of giving books at Easter instead of chocolate. We have the Father Christmas book, but we haven’t read it yet.

    1. Catherine avatar

      A Boy Called Christmas is brilliant, as are all the others by Matt Haig and Chris Mould.

  7. sarahmo3w avatar

    I do remember the kids having a couple of Easter books when they were little, but they read them all year round. We’ve never really done Christmas books either. Does that make us unusual?

    1. Catherine Friess avatar

      I don’t think so. The Night Before Easter is the only Easter picture book I have ever bought. I also don’t specifically think about buying books for Christmas, only if I see a book that I like 🙂

  8. Bec @IshMotherBec avatar

    These all look great! We don’t have many Easter-specific books apart from a couple of religious ones, but I think ‘The Rhyming Rabbit’ will be coming off the bookshelf this week? #ReadWithMe

    1. Catherine avatar

      The Rhyming Rabbit is a great book for this time of year!!

  9. Kim Carberry avatar

    Aww! What adorable books!
    I miss my girls being little and loving books like this x

    1. Catherine avatar

      They’re not too little for the Matt Haig book. It’s a great story and the first in the series is being made into a film.

  10. crummymummy1 avatar

    I had no idea there was a night before Easter book – love the idea! #MMBC

    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s an Easter version of The Night Before Christmas 🙂

  11. BrookeVS avatar

    Great list! There’s also a new debut picture book, Easter Elf, that just came out that I like too: http://journeytokidlit.com/rochelle-groskreutz-debut-picture-book/ Check it out! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

    1. Catherine avatar

      Easter Elf is such a great title. Thank you for the recommendation Brooke 🙂

  12. Lilyfae avatar

    We adore Rabbits don’t lay eggs! I like the look of May contain Rabbits too.
    We have the Mr Men and the Impossible Egg hunt Too and some of the Where’s the Easter bunny type books which they both adore!

    1. Catherine avatar

      Rabbits Don’t Lay Eggs is fabulous and we love Cally Johnson-Isaac’s illustrations. Mr Men and the Impossible Egg Hunt sounds fun 🙂