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A Little Guide to Trees by Charlotte Voake | Eden Children’s books

With no chocolates or chicks in sight, this is a lovely spring-themed antidote to all of the standard Easter fare. A Little Guide to Trees is written and illustrated for little nature lovers and will provide some gorgeous inspiration for springtime walks. As well as the beautiful watercolour pictures, there are intriguing facts and tips for identifying trees and a scrapbook for children to fill in and keep.

Peppa Pig: Peppa’s Easter Egg Hunt | Ladybird

In Peppa's Easter Egg Hunt, Peppa and George go on a fun, egg-filled hunt organised by their good-humoured Grandpa. The bright illustrations of the famous and well-loved piggy alongside her cheeky brother are a great introduction to the Easter tradition for young children.

Hey Duggee: Follow that Egg! | Ladybird

Duggee and the Squirrel Club have a new mission! This time they have to find a curious egg that has left the nest and bring it back to its mummy before it breaks. This is a lovely little board book with bright and engaging pictures familiar from the popular CBeebies show and good inspiration for some hands-on Easter egg crafting.

The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde | Red Fox Picture Books

This beautifully illustrated edition of Oscar Wilde’s classic story is a more serious take on the Easter theme. When a giant banishes the neighbouring children from playing in his well-tended garden, winter comes and spring refuses to return until the children are allowed in again. This is a moving read for this time of year – with its message of renewal – and a great introduction to a world famous author.

Princess Poppy On Barley Farm: A Sticker Storybook by Janey Louise Jones | Picture Corgi

Princess Poppy takes a springtime visit to the farm and meets the baby animals, including an especially mischievous fluffy black lamb she names Sooty. With 76 colourful stickers, little readers can complete the pictures to go with the story. A lovely activity book for sitting out those spring showers over the Easter holidays.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl | Puffin

A more challenging story for smaller children, this tale of poor Charlie winning a golden ticket and exploring the whoopsy wiffling world of Wonka’s factory is a brilliant introduction to Roald Dahl. It’s a charming bedtime read for little chocoholics who can drift off dreaming of chocolate rivers and never-ending gobstoppers.

Peter Rabbit: Easter Egg Hunt by Beatrix Potter | Puffin

This is the perfect read for fans of Beatrix Potter’s most famous floppy-eared creation. Little ones can accompany Peter Rabbit on his egg hunt – pull the tabs, peek at the pop-ups and look under the flaps as they help Peter and his friends find their Easter eggs.

Chicken Nugget: Scrambled Egg by Michelle Robinson | Puffin

Chicken Nugget – the smallest in his family – is going to be a big brother and is given the important job of looking after the latest addition. The only problem is that Baby Benedict is still in an egg. Can Chicken Nugget keep him safe before he hatches? The latest brilliant instalment in the hilarious Chicken Nugget series is a great eggy adventure for Easter.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Easter Colours | Puffin

The iconic illustrations from Eric Carle’s insatiable caterpillar are used in this bright board book to celebrate Easter, it’s great for little ones who are just getting to grips with colours and shapes. Green leaves, white lambs, yellow chicks and bright red ladybirds burst on the pages in an explosion of joyful spring colours.

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