6 Seasonal Books to Share with Children this Easter
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With the Easter holidays fast approaching, you may already be thinking about how to keep the children entertained. We’ve rounded up some EGGcelent books to share with children for some quiet, screen-free time together and celebrate the vibrancy of Spring and Easter.
1. Five Little Easter Bunnies – Martha Mumford & Sarah Jennings
This fun rhyming lift-the-flap story takes children on an exciting Easter egg hunt, with colourful eggs to find and count on each page. A great interactive book to engage young children, and full of wonderful seasonal illustrations to inspire their imaginations, including cute ducklings, lambs, chicks and bunnies.
2. We’re Going on an Egg Hunt – Laura Hughes
Join four little bunnies as they go on an Easter adventure hunting for eggs in this beautifully illustrated books. The exciting lift-the-flap feature makes finding the eggs even more fun for young children. With echoes of the much-loved children’s classic, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, this is sure to be a hit with children and parents alike.
3. Fluffy Chick – Rod Campbell
A wonderful touch-and-feel book from the bestselling author of Dear Zoo that’s perfect for young children. You will be introduced to a range of springtime farm animals, including the adorable Fluffy Chick, with sensory panels that little hands will love to explore.
4. Peter Rabbit: Great Big Easter Egg Hunt – Beatrix Potter
The much-loved family favourite, Peter Rabbit, returns for an exciting Easter egg hunt. Children will enjoy helping Peter find all the Easter eggs hidden beneath the flaps, with Beatrix Potter’s iconic characters and charming illustrative style.
5. Supertato: The Great Eggscape! – Sue Hendra & Paul Linnett
A hilarious new Easter-themed instalment in this bestselling series, with Supertato and his archnemesis, the Evil Pea! Someone has stolen all the Easter eggs in the supermarket – luckily the spudly Supertato has a plan to get them back and save Easter. Laugh-out-loud storytelling, memorable characters, and excellent illustrations make this a fun story that kids will love being read to over and over again.
6. Easter Story – Heather Amery
This beautiful, vibrant book gives children a fun introduction to the story of Easter, retold in simple and accessible language that is suitable for young children. Help children to learn about the reason why we celebrate Easter with this engaging and bright storybook.
Are you feeling inspired for some fun Easter storytime with the kids? We hope these seasonal Easter and Spring themed books get you and your family excited for Easter and give you the perfect EGGScuse to cuddle up and share some wonderful stories to be enjoyed at Easter and all year round!
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