A List of Easter-iffic Books

THE EASTER SHOP
Here are our recommendations for those celebrating Easter from ages 6-8!

DreamWorks Trolls World Tour: One Big Party!
By Elle Stephens
ISBN 9780593122440 | Random House Children’s Books

In the beginning, it’s all glitter and happiness in Troll Village until Queen Poppy and Branch make a surprising discovery–there are other Troll worlds beyond their own, each defined by a different genre of music! When a mysterious threat puts all the Trolls across the land in danger, Poppy, Branch, and their band of friends must embark on an epic quest do the impossible: create harmony among the diverse Trolls to unite them against certain doom.

Elbow Grease: Get Out and Play
By John Cena
Illustrated by Dave Aikins
ISBN 9780525577584 | Random House Children’s Book

A fun-filled leveled reader from multi-talented mega celebrity John Cena! Elbow Grease loves to race, splash and play with his four monster truck brothers: Tank, Flash, Pinball and Crash! The brothers enjoy a play day in this Step 1 reader based on John Cena’s Elbow Grease picture book series!

 

Elbow Grease: My Monster Truck Family
By John Cena
Illustrated by Dave Aikins
ISBN 9780525577553 | Random House Children’s Book

A fun and fast-paced leveled reader from multitalented mega celebrity John Cena! Elbow Grease has four big brothers–each one special and unique in his own way. Meet tough Tank, fast Flash, smart Pinball, brave Crash, and of course Elbow Grease, who never gives up, in this Step 1 reader based on John Cena’s Elbow Grease picture book series!

God Gave Us Easter
By Lisa Tawn Bergren
Illustrated by Laura J. Bryant
ISBN 9780307730725 | WaterBrook

In this new addition to a popular line of illustrated books for readers aged three and up, God Gave Us Easter features the adorable polar bear Little Cub, talking with her father and learning about God’s design for the Easter season and what it really means to Little Cub and her family.

Happy Easter, Little Critter
By Mercer Mayer
ISBN 9780307117236 | Random House Children’s Book

Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter is celebrating Easter in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether he’s dyeing eggs, searching for baskets, or snacking on sweets, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect way to celebrate the Easter holiday!

Minecraft Woodsword Chronicles: Ghast in the Machine! 
By Nick Eliopulos
Illustrated by Alan Batson
ISBN 9781984850621 | Random House Children’s Book

The adventures continue in the fourth Minecraft chapter book based on one of the most popular video games of all time. Jodi, Ash, Morgan and their fellow Minecraft players go out into the real world to find clues to the identity of the mysterious and sinister Evoker King. Not only do they need to find out who–or what–he is, but they need to know if it’s really possible for him to escape the game! Because if he can, that could spell big trouble both in the game and out!

Mulan
By Mary Tillworth
ISBN 9780736440530 | Random House Children’s Book

Join Mulan and her friends Mushu, Cri-Kee, and more as they set out to save Mulan’s father and the Chinese empire from an enemy invasion. This Step 2 deluxe Step into Reading leveled reader is based on the classic Disney Princess film Mulan. Step 2 readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. For children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.

Narwhal’s Otter Friend: A Narwhal and Jelly Book
By Ben Clanton
ISBN 9780735262492 | Tundra Books

Dive into three new stories about the joy of adventure and the power of friendship! In the first story, Otty the otter makes her debut splash; while Narwhal greets her with immediate enthusiasm, Jelly’s not so sure about her . . . mostly because he worries she’ll take his place as Narwhal’s best friend. Readers will easily see why Narwhal’s so excited to meet Otty, a boisterous explorer who even has a snail friend who’s a real live sea captain! But readers will also relate to Jelly’s uneasiness seeing his best friend making a new pal.

Onward: A Day with Dad
ISBN 9780736440516 | Random House Children’s Book

Kids will love this Step 3 Step into Reading leveled reader based on Disney/Pixar Onward-with more than 30 sparkling stickers! Step 3 readers feature engaging characters in easy-to-follow plots about popular topics. For children who are ready to read on their own.

Onward: Oh, Brother!
ISBN 9780736439497 | Random House Children’s Books

Kids will love this Step 2 Step into Reading leveled reader- based on Disney Disney/Pixar Onward–with more than 30 stickers! Step 2 readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. For children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.

Onward: The Deluxe Junior Novelization
By Suzanne Francis
ISBN 9780736440509 | Random House Children’s Books

Set in a suburban fantasy world, Disney/Pixar’s Onward introduces two teenage elf brothers who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there. The voice cast includes Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), and Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water). Hardcover deluxe edition.

Onward: The Junior Novelization
By Suzanne Francis
ISBN 9780736439657 | Random House Children’s Book

Set in a suburban fantasy world, Disney/Pixar’s Onward introduces two teenage elf brothers who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there. The voice cast includes Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), and Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water).

PAW Patrol: Mighty Twins
By Tex Huntley
ISBN 9780593121344 | Random House Children’s Book

Adventure Bay is in trouble and it’s up Chase, Marshall, and the rest of Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol to save the day! This time they get a little help from two new Mighty Pups. Step 1 readers feature big type and easy words. Rhymes and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story. For children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading.

Paw Patrol: The Pups Save the Bunnies
Illustrated by Mike Jackson
ISBN 9781101931684 | Random House Children’s Books

There are lots of creatures in the woods. Where are they hiding and what are they doing? In this innovative lift-the-flap book, little ones can pore over the beautiful collaged pages and explore under rocks and logs to learn lots of interesting facts about the forest. This is a perfect introduction to the outdoors.

Plants vs. Zombies Volume 15: Better Homes and Guardens
By Paul Tobin
Illustrated by Christian Gillenardo-Goudreau
ISBN 9781506713052 | Dark Horse Books

Plant pals Nate and Patrice suggest a brilliant idea: thwart any attack from the zombies by putting defending plants named “Guard-ens” inside homes, as well as in yards! But as soon as Mr. Stubbins informs zombie leader and Pop Smarts lover Dr. Zomboss, he quickly becomes obsessed with circumventing this idea with an epically evil one of his own–building cages disguised as homes to trap all the tasty brains (and the people they reside within) before the Guard-ens can get there. The plants, Nate, Patrice, and Crazy Dave must now counter Dr. Zomboss’s havoc-filled scheme!

The Princess in Black and the Bathtime Battle
By Shannon and Dean Hale
Illustrated by LeUyen Pham
ISBN 9781536202212 | Candlewick Press

The Princess in Black is in a very stinky situation. A foul cloud is plaguing the goat pasture, and it smells worse than a pile of dirty diapers or a trash can on a hot summer day. But every time the Princess in Black and her friend the Goat Avenger manage to get rid of the odor, they accidentally blow it to another kingdom! Other masked heroes and their trusty companions show up to help, but how do you battle a stench when your ninja moves fail? Fans with a nose for slapstick will be tickled to see the six stalwart friends join their wits to take on an impossibly beastly stink.

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