Easter is still a few weeks away, but with delivery times taking longer due to the Covid-19 pandemic, you should order your Easter books now.
Below are some fun new releases that are sure to delight your young readers. While some are not holiday specific, they do embody the spirit of the holiday. Or you can check out these delightful spring books that would also brighten everyone’s day.
Synopses are provided by publishers.
AGES 0 AND UP
GOD IS GREAT, GOD IS GOOD, by Sanna Anderson Baker, The Estate of Sanna Anderson Baker, et al., Harry N. Abrams, Feb. 11, 2020, Board Book, $8.99 (ages 0-3)
Originally published in 1987 and now available as a board book for the first time, God Is Great,God Is Good showcases Tomie dePaola’s unmistakable illustration style against this poetic text based on passages from the Bible’s Book of Job.
AGES 2 AND UP
EGGS ARE EVERYWHERE: (BABY’S FIRST EASTER BOARD BOOK, EASTER EGG HUNT BOOK, LIFT THE FLAP BOOK FOR EASTER BASKET), by Chronicle Books and Wednesday Kirwan , Chronicle Books, Feb. 4, 2020, Board Book, $10.99 (ages 2-4)
The Easter egg hunt is on! With this bright and colorful hands-on toddler board book, the Easter tradition of the egg hunt comes to life in a playful, interactive way. Young children will turn the wheel to hide brightly colored Easter eggs inside baskets, under flowers, behind rocks, and even in hands. After the egg is hidden, it’s time to guess where it is! Lift the flap for the reveal in this game-in-a-book.
TOO MANY BUNNIES, by Tomie dePaola, Little Simon, Jan. 28, 2020, Board Book, $8.99 (ages 2-5)
Spring is here! That means it’s time for the Hopkins family to plant their beautiful gardens. But when fifteen eager rabbits try to dig, rake, plant, and water at the same time, will any work get done?
From award-winning author Tomie dePaola comes a story about what happens when you have too many bunnies.
AGES 3 AND UP
HAZEL AND TWIG: THE LOST EGG, by Brenna Burns Yu, Candlewick, March 17, 2020, Hardcover, $16.99 (ages 3-7)
Hazel and Twig are playing in the meadow one day when they discover an egg. “Let’s hatch it together!” suggests Hazel, and they sit on it to keep it warm. But an egg takes a very long time to hatch, so the sisters decide to bring the egg home with them. Hazel dreams of all the ways they will take care of their new pet after it hatches — building it a nest, teaching it to fly, and finding worms for it to eat. But is there a bird out there who will miss their egg?
DADDY LOVES YOU!, by Helen Foster James and Petra Brown, Sleeping Bear Press, March 15, 2020, Hardcover, $15.99 (ages 3-5)
From the author-illustrator team that created Grandma Loves You! comes a touching story just for Daddy and his newest little bunny. Told in charming verse with signature bunny characters, this book celebrates the unique relationship a father has with his child and the deep love they share, this pair’s adventures and tender moments will warm the heart.
AGES 5 AND UP
NO REST FOR THE EASTER BEAGLE (PEANUTS), by Tina Gallo, Charles M. Schulz, et al., Simon Spotlight, Jan. 28, 2020, Hardcover, $17.99 (ages 5-7)
It’s almost Easter and Snoopy is exhausted! He still has lots of eggs to color and hide. When Lucy recommends that the Easter Beagle take a break, it’s up to the Peanuts Gang to color and hide all the eggs. Everyone wants to help, but are they up to the task?