If you go to Barnes and Noble or search “children’s Easter books” on Amazon today, the majority of the books you will see are just, well, subpar. But if you dig a little deeper, you can find some wonderful, enriching books that children won’t be bored with after five seconds. Books with beautiful and quality illustrations that will keep their attention year after year.
It makes me sad when people fall into the trap of thinking that children will only enjoy books with characters they knows about (Dora’s Easter Surprise or Thomas the Trains’ Easter Eggpress, anyone?). I am not against these books. But just want us to have higher standards for children and not deprive them of the treasured stories that have brought joy to so many generations of children.
I’ve written about my love of quality children’s books before, but good books are like good friends (and I am sure I am accidentally quoting someone with that!). But they are. Children can make lifelong memories with good books. Don’t you hold dear the books you read as a child? So make sure you aren’t surrounding children with the watered-down, mass-marketed stuff. Instead, give them books that will entertain, challenge, amuse, and intrigue.
Today I’ve selected some great books to have in your homes this Spring or give to the children in your life (great Spring birthday presents!). Many of these are considered classics, but there are a few newer ones we love, too. Any of these would be great additions to Easter baskets!
I have written little descriptions of each one, but please comment below if you have any questions or suggestions of your own! I am sure I have forgotten to include some good ones! Click on photo for direct Amazon link.
Hope you enjoyed my Spring and Easter Books for Children. Happy Reading!