Best Board Books for a Baby’s Easter Basket

If you’re filling a baby’s Easter Basket, there’s no shortage of great board books to choose from. However, in the sea of ​​choice, there is a lot of garbage out there, so I went down to the bookstore to see which were mass-printed bunny and egg books and which were really worth it.

I also made a point of looking for spring-themed books but not necessarily Easter.

Board books tend to have a shorter shelf life before kids move on to picture books, so I like to find books that will round out reading time past Easter. Here are 21 board books that I think are perfect for a baby’s Easter basket:

1. I am a Rabbit

Okay, let’s get this one out of the way. I love this book, and I would die for this bunny. Not only is it a sweet story with gorgeous illustrations, but the book is a great size and height for an Easter Basket and kids love it. I will never shut up about it so you may as well buy a copy and join my “I Am a Bunny” cult. Find it at Amazon and Target.

Peter Rabbit Little Library

2. Peter Rabbit Little Library

This set includes four small books – colors, numbers, animals and opposites – illustrated with beautiful small watercolors. Find it on Amazon.

Peter Rabbit Easter Fun lift up flap board book

3. Peter Rabbit Easter Fun

It’s Easter, and Peter and his sisters are hiding Easter eggs for all their friends to find in the forest. I like this book because there is a lot to look at on each page, and the flaps are sturdy. I prefer this to the traditional original story in the Peter Rabbit Touch and Feel Board Book which is equally good but may be a bit longwinded for younger readers. Find it on Amazon.

Easter Bunny, Where

4. Easter Bunny, Where Are You?

This little adventure in finding where the Easter Bunny is hiding has a variety of animals (and the noises they make) behind sturdy flaps. Find it at Amazon and Target.

I'm not that rabbit...

5. That’s not my rabbit…

That’s not me… books are a timeless food that kids love, so the bunny version is perfect for Easter. Not only does each page have a different texture, but there is a mouse visible on each page. Find it on Amazon.

Teeny Tiny Bunny board book

6. Teeny Tiny Bunny

The springtime read-aloud has colorful illustrations and bouncy rhymes. A little rabbit plants a garden so that a storm can destroy all the seeds. (Bummer.) Fortunately, all of his little farm friends help the rabbit replant everything—including slugs with shovels, which cracks me up. Find it at Amazon and Target.

A Hot Chick board book

7. A Hot Chick

This hot little chick just wants to find a place on the farm to cool off. As he searches, he is joined by more hot chicks with the same mission. The illustrations are adorable and the double meaning put a smile on my face which is useful for any board book I have to read 8 zillion times. It was absolutely delightful. Find it at Amazon and Target.

Scrambled Eggs mix and match board book for kids

8. Scrambled Eggs

These board books have split pages so you can make fun egg combinations like A pirate egg! Making a moonwalk or A disco egg! Sailing the seven seas. It was fun and I spent way too long making the egg combo at the bookstore. Find it at Amazon and Target.

We are going to do an Egg Hunt

9. We are going to do an Egg Hunt

This family of bunnies embarks on an exciting lift-the-flap Easter egg hunt. It’s well illustrated, the story is sweet and it’s a nice introduction to counting. Find it at Amazon and Target.

Where is Bunny?  lift the flap book

10. Where is Bunny?

I love the graphic illustrations in this book and the flaps are all felt instead of paper which adds to its texture and fun. You can turn it into a fun memory game and it even has a little mirror on the back. Find it at Amazon and Target.

Calm Bunny baby yoga book

11. Calm Bunny

It’s a surprisingly cool book with step-by-step instructions to guide kids through a soothing series of basic yoga poses where they pretend to be a rabbit and then a snake, etc. I feel like this would be a fantastic wind-down book for kids who need to move around a bit before they go to bed. Find it on Amazon.

Yoga Bunny

12. Yoga Bunny

This sweet book is a fun way to introduce children to child’s pose and other basic movements. Bunny is practicing her poses and wants her friends to do yoga with her, but Lizard is too tired, Fox is in a hurry, and Bird has hiccups. (And I’ll be too busy watching a murder documentary, namaste.) Very quiet and a good book for kids to move around without going crazy. Find it at Amazon and Target.

Peek-A-Boo Haiku

13. Peek-A-Boo Haiku

This lift-the-flap book has beautiful illustrations where you guess what animal is depicted. I found it lyrical and engaging even though I still don’t understand what haiku is. Find it at Amazon and Target.

I'll Hold Your Hand

14. I’ll Hold Your Hand

This book is about a parent who supports and loves a child through life’s milestones, from learning to walk to the first day of school and all the highs and lows in between. I may or may not have cried in the bookstore reading this one. Find it at Amazon and Target.

Pop Up Peekaboo Frog

15. Pop Up Peekaboo Frog

I love books that are fun to read with a burst of education. It’s a journey from tadpole to frog, where you explore all the pop-ups and flaps along the way. This is not an Easter book but has a spring vibe for any child who is fascinated by nature and the outdoors. Find it at Amazon and Target.

My First 100 Animal Words

16. My First 100 Animal Words

I was first drawn to this book by the bright cover and the perfect basket size but this is a great book. Each spread is dedicated to 8 to 12 animal words—from axolotl (I had to google it) to armadillo, from cassowary to krill, from tardigrade to tadpole and more! It’s more than cats and dogs so I think it would be interesting to a child for a while. Find it at Amazon and Target.


17. Under the Ground

Raise flaps and peer through holes to find ants and rabbits, pipes and trains, fossils, and even lava! The concept of this book will appeal to children who love science, nature, and dirt. It’s a cool book that’s not too ‘fluffy’ or ‘sweet’ for kids who aren’t into that. Find it on Amazon.

Who Laid These Eggs?

18. Who Laid These Eggs

Kids can lift the flaps to discover all the different animal nests and eggs—and learn a simple fact about each species. Featured creatures include robins, alligators, ostriches, salmon, butterflies, seagulls, snakes, and chickens, with children retrieving eggs from the cage. Find it on Amazon.

Bee: A Peek-Through Board Book

19. Bee: A Peek at the Board Book

Fly with Bee in his very busy day and peek through holes to discover the busy life of this helpful insect. This is a great book to teach children how bees pollinate plants to help them grow and work together in their important work. Find it on Amazon.

Plant the Little Seed

20. Plant the Small Seed

This clever book follows the seed throughout its life cycle. Children interact with the book as they move their fingers to water the seeds, clap their hands for the sun to shine after the rain, and shoo away a hungry breast. I LOVE that this book nailed the interactive aspect without any tabs, flaps or doors. Find it at Amazon and Target.

The Great Easter Egg Hunt

21. The Great Easter Egg Hunt

Kids will have fun finding hidden eggs as they follow Bear and his friends on an egg hunt through the woods, by the river, and even into the Rabbit’s home. It’s like a smaller version of Where’s Waldo with beautiful pictures in the woods. The cover does not do this book justice. Find it at Amazon and Target.

Easter Board Books Can Be More Than Easter

While many of these books focus on the theme of Easter, many of them feature nature, spring, and animals that will be read long after the Easter Bunny has left. Let me know if you have any other favorites to add!

See also: 30+ First Easter Basket Ideas for a Baby

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