Hippity Hoppity Easter's On Its Way! 7 Board & Picture Books Starring the Easter Bunny

Whether the Easter Bunny is a little clumsy with deliveries or battling with a Leprechaun, young readers will delight in these books featuring the holiday's leading animal.



Peter Easter Frog by Erin Dealey. illus. by G. Brian Karas. Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy. ISBN 9781481464895. 
Toddler-PreS–A friendly frog takes over the Easter Bunny’s responsibilties in this cheeky Easter story. The happy frog hops through the forest with a basket of Easter eggs, encountering a variety of creatures along the way, including a turtle, a cow, a sheepdog, a squirrel, and finally, the Easter Bunny himself. 

The Easter Bunny’s ­Present Hunt by Mieke Goethals. illus. by author. Clavis. ISBN 9781605376202. 
K-Gr 2–A search-and-find book about the Easter Bunny’s journey delivering presents to sleeping animals across the world. This book provides a fun way for kids to read about the Easter Bunny while interacting with the book. 

The Spring Rabbit: An Easter Tale by Angela McAllister. illus. by Christopher Corr. Frances Lincoln. ISBN 9780711272583. 
PreS-Gr 3–Spring, a pale-skinned young woman with green eyes, awakens from her winter slumber and discovers an injured bird. To rescue the bird, Spring transforms it into an animal better able to warm itself in the cold—a fluffy rabbit. 

Five Little Easter Bunnies by Martha Mumford. illus. by Sarah Jennings. Bloomsbury. ISBN 9781547607341. 
PreS-Gr 1–Spring has sprung in this delightful adventure that brings five little Easter bunnies through fields of animals, over a river, and through a beautiful carnival. This interactive lift-the-flap book allows young children to truly engage with the story by assisting the bunnies as they look for eggs, prizes, and even a frog.

One Busy Bunny by Robie Rogge. illus. by August Ro. Little Simon. ISBN 9781665903769. 
Baby-Toddler–A busy bunny has a hip-hopping adventure on Easter morning in this 3D novelty board book. As the bunny journeys across the pond, field, and farm, each critter it encounters receives an egg, much to the critters’ delight. At the end, the bunny earns a well-deserved respite and an egg of its own.

Peter Cottontail’s Hoppy Easter by Jennifer Sattler. illus. by author. Sleeping Bear. ISBN 9781534111684. 
Toddler-PreS–This nice pastel-colored board book puts a new spin on the popular song by making Peter a wee bit clumsy. Everyone is waiting for the sweet treats that the bunny brings to all members of the family—but can Peter get there this year without dropping or eating all the treats? 

 Leprechaun vs. Easter Bunny by Todd Tarpley. illus. by Stephanie Laberis. ­Little, Brown. ISBN 9780316374262. 
PreS-Gr 2–Since Easter and St. Patrick’s Day are so close together, it was only time before the Easter Bunny and the Leprechaun started some beef with each other. This laugh-out-loud picture book should be a staple for all children’s libraries holiday sections.

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