It’s nearly Easter and Head Preparatory School Librarian Jenny Jones has a selection of books to recommend as an alternative (or addition) to that pile of chocolate eggs!
Recommended Easter reading for children
Spot’s First Easter by Eric Hill
It’s an Easter classic! Join Spot and his friend Helen as they look for the eggs that the Easter Bunny has hidden.
The flaps in this book are very durable, the text is very simple for the very young egg hunters and there’s an element of counting involved. It’s educational and fun!
Published by Puffin
That’s Not My Bunny by Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells
This series of novelty board books delights our Nursery pupils as they love to crowd around at storytime and feel the different textures on each page.
This title features many different bunnies, some of them have rough paws, some woolly tails and some have eyes that are just a bit too shiny to be the one that we’re looking for.
Will the mouse find his bunny by the end of the book?
Published by Usborne
We’re Going on an Egg Hunt by Laura Hughes
This time it’s some Easter bunnies going on an egg hunt and there are lots of flaps to lift so that you can look for them too and help them count them too. Watch out though because there’s a wolf about and it’s not chocolate that he’s after…
This is a charming book which is fun to share with little ones as they can really take part in the hunt.
Published by Bloomsbury
Mr Impossible and the Easter Egg Hunt by Roger Hargreaves
Mr Happy isn’t going to leave the egg hunt in the hands of Mr Lazy again after the debacle that occurred last year so he’s chosen Mr Impossible so that his friends have more of a challenge.
Luckily his they all have unique skills that enable them to discover even the most impossible of hiding places. Everyone loves the Mr Men and this is a sweet, seasonal tale with sparkly eggs on the cover.
Published by Egmont
The Great Easter Egg Scramble by Timothy Knapman and David Walker
It’s party time and the Easter bunny has taken his eye off the ball (or should that be eggs). He’s forgotten to deliver the eggs he was meant to deliver to his friends.
With so many different species of egg-laying animals to deliver to will he get the right egg to the right parents?
This book features ‘real’ eggs and not just chocolate ones and it’s a gentle introduction into the idea that many different creatures lay eggs, not just chickens.
Published by Macmillan
Grendel: A Cautionary Tale About Chocolate by David Lucas
Grendel is a little monster who loves chocolate more than anything in the whole world so when he is granted three wishes his thoughts naturally turn to the sweet treat.
This is the myth of Midas retold with a chocolate twist and is just perfect for gifting at Easter as a story that reminds us of the most important things in life.
Published by Walker
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