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Egg-cellent Books to Fill Those Easter Baskets

Egg-cellent Books to Fill Those Easter Baskets

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.  

Board Books

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

Festival of Colors  by Sabir Sehgal & Surishtha Sehgal

This board book introduces children to the Indian holiday of Holi through a pair of siblings gathering flowers to make colorful powders just in time for the celebration.

Perfect for ages: 0-2

Picture Books

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

Why Am I Here? A Child’s Book About Purpose by Naomi Dunsen-White 

This is a beautiful, inspiring picture book that invites children to consider their unique path and place in this world, leading them into a future full of possibilities.

Perfect for ages: 3-8

I Am Golden by Eva Chen

This picture book is a beautiful ode to the immigrant experience. It shows kids that they can embrace and love their unique qualities.

Perfect for ages: 3-8

Early Readers

Parker Grows a Garden by Parker Curry & Jessica Curry

Parker is growing her own backyard garden! She plants tulips with Nana and herbs and vegetables with Mom Mom. After patiently waiting all winter long, Parker sees her garden bloom!

Perfect for ages: 4-6

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

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

Ty’s Travels: All Aboard by Kelly Starling Lyons

Ty wishes his family would play with him, but everyone is too busy before dinnertime.  Luckily Ty knows what to do…  Time for fun.  Celebrate the power of imagination with this easy reader.

Perfect for ages: 4-6

Kanika Mobley

Hi! I'm Kanika. I'm a mother and 20+ year educator. I started my career as a kindergarten teacher and fell in love with helping kids discover their reading identities. As they asked for certain books, I tried with all my might to keep the classroom library filled with high-engaging books that were both mirrors and windows for their experiences.

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