Easter Book Giving Ideas
Easter is one of my favourite times of the year – and not just because of the chocolate, although that makes everything so.much.better. I love that it’s a little bit COOLER (if I say it often enough the Brisbane weather will hear me) and we all have a long weekend to celebrate Easter, eat and go camping – or in our case visit the campers for a day then go home to a comfy bed. It is times like this that Dan and his degenerative spine disease really does come in handy – no having to make an excuse about why I don’t want to camp!
At Easter, ChickPea (above, complete with chocolate on face) and PudStar receive an egg (of the chocolate variety!), some flower seeds or bulbs to plant (new life) and of course a book. The books below are all the Easter books which I am loving this year. The title and/or cover takes you to Australian owned and operated online bookstore Booktopia. To ensure you get your book gifts in time for Easter, I would choose ones which have 1-2 day shipping – and perhaps ring them and check on the mail situation! If you live in the US or would prefer to use Amazon click here. If you live in the UK or would prefer to use Book Depository click here.
I’m going to start with a new one for this year, ‘Little Barry Bilby Had a Fly Upon His Nose’ by Colin Buchanan and Roland Harvey – could you get a more perfect pairing? This one comes with a CD, which I’m fairly tempted at this point to hide; so often has it been played in the last week! It is of course, a re-telling/re-singing of the classic ‘Little Peter Rabbit Had a Fly Upon His Nose’, but featuring an all Aussie animal cast. Love it!
Another that we love all year round in this house is ‘Baby Bilby Where Do You Sleep’ by the gorgeous Narelle Oliver, who you can read more about here. This is a title that you can read all year round – and it’s on my list of ‘must-have’ books for babies.
‘Bilby Secrets’ and ‘Bilby Moon’ are also bilby books which can be read year round. ‘Bilby Secrets’ is part of the Nature Storybooks series which I absolutely love and I wish I’d come up with the idea – a genius combination of narrative and non-fiction writing.
A further ‘Easter but not Easter’ book is ‘Squish Rabbit’ and ‘Brave Squish Rabbit’ by Katherine Battersby. You can read my full review here. UQP have recently released ‘Squish Rabbit’ as a board book which you can purchase here, now they just need to release a toy – pretty please?
Love, love, love anything with Tamsin Ainslie illustrations like this one below!
For readers age five – ten years I would highly recommend ‘Ruby Red Shoes’ and you can read my full review here. I’m guessing most of you already have this exquisite series. Author/illustrator Kate Knapp lives locally and I’ve been so fortunate to get to know the talent behind this series and the Twigseeds brand. You can read more about Kate here.
Then there is Peter Rabbit! How can you go past Peter Rabbit at Easter? There are some gorgeous new Peter Rabbit editions – click on the covers to purchase.Booktopia. You can also compare prices on Fishpond and Bookworld for Australian purchases.If you live in the US or would prefer to use Amazon click here. If you live in the UK or would prefer to use Book Depository click here. Purchases clicked through from the Children’s Books Daily site result in a small commission. Commission is used in part to maintain Children’s Books Daily and to support community groups which connect children with books.