The days are growing longer, the weather is warming and Easter is growing near. One of the things I love most about the holiday is the many creative ideas for Easter baskets. Not only can we fill them with sweet treats and fun crafts, but I love the trend of stuffing a few books inside. We’ve decided to round up just a few board books, picture books, and early readers, that are sure to celebrate and value our kids’ uniqueness, celebrate the togetherness of family and friends and welcome all of the many surprises that Spring has to offer.
One Love by Cedella Marley
Adapted from one of Bob Marley’s classic hits, this book celebrates the joy of a community working together to transform their neighborhood.
Perfect for ages: 1-4
Whose Toes Are Those? by Jabari Asim
This is a playful verse that celebrates a beautiful brown baby’s adorable little toes. Match this with the adorable Whose Knees Are These? for a perfect Easter combo.
Perfect for ages: 1-3
My Heart Fills With Happiness by Monique Gray Smith
This board book is a beautiful reminder of all the simple joys that fill our hearts with happiness.
Perfect for ages: 0-2
Jayden’s Impossible Garden by Mélina Mangal
Many kids live in bustling cities filled with tall buildings, people, and traffic. This book is a cool reminder that we can find beauty and discover nature’s wonder in every community, even in the middle of the city.
Perfect for ages: 4-9
Marley and the Family Band by Cedella Marley
Easter is the perfect time to celebrate family and the things that connect you. This book is a celebration of family and how music has the power to bring people together. No family knows how to bring people together with music better than the Marleys.
Perfect for ages: 4-8
I Am Smart, I Am Blessed, I Can Do Anything by Alissa Holder and Zulekha Holder-Young
We can never resist tucking this feel-good and inspirational book into little baskets. With a wonderful mantra that kids could recite every day, this will surely become a bedtime classic.
Perfect for ages: 3-7
Adventures of Zora and the Magical Mask: Coloring and Activity Book by Danielle Fairburn-Bland
This is 40-pages of fun. Zora is a curious and creative girl who loves to try new things. She is adjusting to her new normal and finding ways to enjoy life and stay safe.
Perfect for ages: 3-8
Nature Lover: Jada Jones # 6 by Kelly Starling Lyons
Spring is springing and Jada Jones is headed outdoors. On a class field trip with her class and Pop-Pop in tow, Jada is eager to show all she knows. But is she ready for all the things that nature brings?
Perfect for ages: 6-8
You Can Do It Yasmin by Saadia Faruqui
Yasmin loves Spring. She especially loves that during spring, everything is so green. When she tries her hand at gardening, she realizes that it’s not as easy as she thought. Will she turn out to be a great plant mom?
Perfect for ages: 5-8