Books about Easter don’t have to be just about searching for Easter eggs. Sometimes the perfect book about Easter is one that focuses on Easter animals such as bunnies, ducks and lambs. I’ve rounded up some absolutely adorable Easter animal books no young child (or you) can resist.
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Picture Books about Easter and Spring Animals
Marshmallow: “A bunny’s a delightful habit, No home’s complete without a rabbit.” Oliver is a tabby cat who is always the center of attention. Marshmallow is a baby rabbit who moves into Oliver’s home. At first Oliver does not welcome Marshmallow, but the little bunny’s charms are impossible to resist. This is the true story of how Oliver and Marshmallow become friends.
The Little Rabbit: “The warm, cuddly world of a real rabbit family is introduced to young readers in enchanting photographs.”–Children’s Books of the Year, Child Study Assn.
Beatrix Potter The Complete Tales: This complete and unabridged collection contains all 23 of Beatrix Potter’s Tales in one deluxe volume with all their original illustrations. The stories are arranged in the order in which they were first published so they may be read in their proper sequence.
Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!: Mr. McGreely’s garden smells yum, yum, yummy. While he’s dreaming of his mouth-watering carrots, the bunnies are diving over fences and swimming trenches to get the veggies first!
The Black Rabbit (Junior Library Guild Selection): Rabbit has a problem. There’s a large black rabbit chasing him. No matter where he runs — behind a tree, over the river — the shadowy rabbit follows. Finally in the deep, dark wood, Rabbit loses his nemesis — only to encounter a real foe! Kids who like to be in on the secret will revel in this humorous look at shadows and friendship.
Pat the Bunny (Touch and Feel Book): The original classic touch and feel book that has been entertaining babies for over 60 years.
Duck! Rabbit!: A clever take on the age-old optical illusion: is it a duck or a rabbit? Depends on how you look at it. Readers will find more than just Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s signature sense of humor here–there is also a subtle lesson for kids who don’t know when to let go of an argument. This is a smart, simple story that will make readers of all ages eager to take a side, Duck! Rabbit! makes it easy to agree on at least one thing: reading it again!
It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny: Sick of being a bunny, P. J. Funnybunny takes off to become a bear. Hibernation gets dull, so he tries being a bird. And so it goes, with beavers, pigs, possums, and skunks–till P. J. realizes that bunnyhood is for him.
The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes: This beloved tale of a mother bunny who dreams of being one of the official Easter Bunnies but must first prove herself to old Granfather Bunny, has won the hearts of generations and continues to appear on our best-seller list every Easter.
Little White Rabbit: One bright spring day a little white rabbit sets out from home on an adventure. What does he find? Look! Everything is new. Anything is possible.
I Am a Bunny: In the spring, Nicholas likes to sniff the flowers, and in the summer, watch the frogs in the pond. In the fall, he watches the animals getting ready for winter, and in winter, watches the snow falling from the sky. This beautifully illustrated, gentle story is one of Golden’s most beloved titles.
The Velveteen Rabbit: Or How Toys Become Real: Originally published in 1922, the classic story of a toy rabbit who loves a boy so much he eventually becomes real has charmed children—and adults—for nearly a century. This heirloom edition, containing Margery Williams’ original text paired with gorgeous paintings by award-winning illustrator Charles Santore, is sure to be treasured by families for many years to come.
The Runaway Bunny: A little bunny keeps running away from his mother in an imaginative and imaginary game of verbal hide-and-seek; children will be profoundly comforted by this lovingly steadfast mother who finds her child every time. The Runaway Bunny, first published in 1942 and never out of print, has indeed become a classic.
Home for a Bunny (Little Golden Book): Generations of children have followed this furry, lovable bunny on his springtime journey to find a home. A family favorite since 1956, Margaret Wise Brown’s simple yet playful tale is perfectly complemented by Garth Williams’s exquisite artwork—and is now back in print as a Little Golden Book Classic.
The Little Lamb: “Delectable photographs illuminate this appealing story of a little girl and a lamb.”–Child Study Assn.
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