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Toddler Talk: Easter Books

Whether you're looking for non-candy Easter gifts or just a fun way to get your toddlers into the Easter spirit, the bookstores are bursting with Easter-themed children's books right now.

I don't know about your local bookstore, but our Barnes & Noble is like a meet-up for toddlers—congregating around the play train table, of course, while parents fuel up on Starbucks. And on our most recent trip, we spent the better part of the day perusing Easter books.

So if you find yourself in a bookstore in the next week or so, check out five of my favorite children's books for Easter:

The Easter Egg by Jan Brett

Jan Brett is a popular wintertime author in my house, with snowy classics like The Mitten, Gingerbread Baby and The Three Snow Bears. But her Easter book is a magnificent display of intricate illustrations (in true Jan Brett style) and a memorable story of kindness.

Happy Easter, Mouse by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond

This was Noah's favorite, probably because he's already familiar with the lovable mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. In this version, Mouse tries to find out who is hiding Easter eggs all over his house in the same engaging way as the original classic.

Happy Easter, Curious George by Margaret and H.A. Rey

Whether your child is familiar with this curious monkey or not, there's a reason he's one of the most beloved children's book characters of all time. This Easter book has the same mischievous curiosity and eventual heroism, all centering around Easter eggs and a missing "Easter Bunny."

The Story of the Easter Bunny by Katherine Tegen and Sally Anne Lambert

They know the story of Santa Claus and Rudolph, but what about the Easter Bunny? Where did he come from? How did he get into the egg-hiding business? What's his deal? Here's a cute backstory on the legendary Bunny, complete with stunning illustrations.

Ollie's Easter Eggs by Olivier Dunrea

As a followup to the holiday book Merry Christmas, Ollie, and as part of the popular Gossie & Friends book series, this is a super-cute Easter story that will have toddlers giggling along. When Gossie, Gertie, BooBoo and Peedie are all dying Easter eggs, a disguised Ollie gets in on the action by creating an unintentional Easter egg hunt.

What are some of YOUR favorite Easter books for toddlers?

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