Here are our recommendations for those celebrating Easter from ages 0-2!
100 First Things to Know
ISBN 9781465489784 | DK
Help your little one learn important vocabulary and build knowledge with this first word and picture book. Cleverly designed to inform and entertain, 100 First Things to Know takes your little one on an exciting learning adventure. As they point to the pictures and say the words, children can soon recognize colors, shapes, and patterns, count to 10, learn about life cycles, and name weathers and seasons. They will also be introduced to words from the worlds of art, music, math, and science.
Baby Touch and Feel Bunny
ISBN 9780756689872 | DK
A small touch and feel book full of cuddly bunnies, this is a gift your little one is sure to adore. Babies will explore different textures and expand their senses as they discover the tactile elements of Baby Touch and Feel: Bunny. This padded board book promotes sensory development and early language skills, and is the perfect size for small hands to hold.
With simple images that are clearly labeled, and an amazing range of novelty textures, Baby Touch and Feel books capture the attention of the very youngest children and create an experience they’ll want to repeat again and again.
Bizy Bear: Train Engineer
Illustrated by Benji Davies
ISBN 9781536209853 | Candlewick Press
Come along for a train ride with Bizzy Bear in this board book full of sliders to push, pull, and turn. Join Bizzy Bear as he guides the big green steam engine across the city, through the level crossing, and then up into the high mountains. But where are he and his passengers going, and will they get there on time?
Bounce! Bounce! Bunny
ISBN 9781465492999 | DK
Featuring familiar characters from Crunch! Munch! Bunny, join Binky the Bunny on a brand new journey as she tries to discover just what makes her special. Teach your little ones all about the power of self-confidence and how they can learn to help others, with this sturdy board book that’s ideal for preschoolers. Hop along with Binky as she meets her animal friends, including Pony, Ducky, Puppy, and new friend Kitty. Featuring playful rhyming text, this story is perfect for reading out loud again and again.
Can you Guess Animals?
By Eric Carle
ISBN 9781524786366 | Penguin Young Readers Group
Spot the animals in this guessing-game board book featuring The Very Hungry Caterpillar! Which animal has wrinkly gray skin and a long trunk? It’s an elephant! Try to guess which animal will appear on the next page from the colorful close-ups and clever clues from The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Eric Carle’s beautiful classic illustrations bring the animals to life on the page!
Can you Guess Food?
By Eric Carle
ISBN 9781524786373 | Penguin Young Readers Group
Look for the colorful foods in this guessing-game board book featuring The Very Hungry Caterpillar! Which fruit is yellow and tart? It’s a lemon! Use the close-up art to guess which food item will appear on the next page as The Very Hungry Caterpillar eats through this book, giving clues along the way. Eric Carle’s colorful illustrations are tasty and vibrant, bringing life to each page of this board book.
Harris Finds his Feet
By Catherine Rayner
ISBN 9781680105964 | Tiger Tales
A beautiful story of a child’s journey to independence. Grandpa shows Harris how to hop high into the sky, to climb to the tops of the mountains, and to run very fast. Harris not only learns about the world around him but also the importance of finding his own feet…
Hey, Baby! B Baby’s Day in Doodles
By Andrea Pippins
ISBN 9781984849519 | Random House Children’s Book
Follow a baby throughout the day, from napping to snacking to playing–and everything in between! High contrast, lively illustrations combine with gorgeous, colorful photographs to showcase the warmth and tenderness between a mommy and her baby. This affectionate look at babyhood is sure to appeal to new parents and grandparents, who will recognize their own little one in the pages.
By Leslie Patricelli
ISBN 9780763663193 | Candlewick Press
The Easter Bunny is coming! It’s time to dye eggs. Did you know that red and blue make purple? That blue and yellow make green? That an art project may result in a multicolored Baby? There are bunny ears to wear (for the dog and cat, too) and an Easter basket to put out before bedtime. What will Baby find inside it the next morning?
Pop-Up Peekaboo! Baby Animals
ISBN 9781465490513 | DK
This colorful pop-up peekaboo book follows animal parents and their babies as they play hide-and-seek in the rain forest. Babies and toddlers can lift big flaps and see peekaboo surprises pop up from the pages: a naughty baby monkey swinging from a tree, a lively baby tree frog leaping through the leaves, a baby elephant who loves to splish splash in the lake, and a sleepy baby sloth hanging upside down from the branches of his tree. The lively, read-aloud rhymes encourage literacy and early learning, while the surprise pop-up rain forest scenes will delight curious preschoolers.
There was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight
By Penny Parker Klostermann
Illustrated by Ben Mantle
ISBN 9781984892423 | Random House Children’s Books
We all know that “there was an old lady” who swallowed lots of things. Now meet the old dragon who swallows pretty much an entire kingdom! Will he ever learn a little moderation?! This rollicking rhyme is full to bursting with sight gags, silly characters, and plenty of burps! Parents and kids alike will delight in Ben Mantle’s precisely funny illustrations and in Penny Parker Klostermann’s wacky rhymes.
Where is the Very Hungry Caterpillar?
By Eric Carle
ISBN 9781524786328 | Penguin Young Readers Group
Where Is The Very Hungry Caterpillar? With a lift-flap on every spread, this sturdy casebound board book lets little readers join in the fun as they search for this beloved character. Is he hiding in the grass? No, that’s a chirpy cricket. Is he nibbling the strawberry? No, that’s an ant. Find out where everyone’s favorite caterpillar is hiding!
Where’s the Chick?
Illustrated by Ingela P Arrhenius
ISBN 9781536207514 | Candlewick Press
Five beautifully illustrated spreads show a series of baby animals hiding behind bright felt flaps. A textile, sensory read that’s perfect for sharing with babies and toddlers, featuring a mirror reveal on the final spread.
Who’s Hiding in the Woods
Illustrated by Katharine McEwen
ISBN 9781536208207 | Candlewick Press
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.
Find these books at your favorite local book store or at Indigo’s Easter Shop.