Purpose of this Blog...

You may have noticed that not all books are equal in capturing children's imaginations and in cultivating those innocent, tender souls. My goal is to help you find the ones that do!
(Painting by Mary Cassatt: "Mrs Cassatt Reading to her Grandchildren" -1888)

Friday, March 22, 2013

Book Themed Easter Baskets (They're Sugar Free!)

You can have fun playing Easter Bunny this year - with books!

Somebunny loves you!
For babies and toddlers, I love all these cute combinations with board books for your child's Easter basket from A Lovely Lark...

 Ollie, by Olivier Dunrea

 The Tiny Seed, Eric Carle

Pat the Bunny, Dorothy Kunhardt

And this, from You Are My Fave would be perfect for a preschooler...
Gossie, Olivia Dunrea

How about these fun little pom-pom chicks?  Hide them in plastic eggs and pair them with a couple of cute Coco books...

Coco, Sloane Tanen/Stefan Hagen

For ages 4-8, one of my favorite Easter books is Patricia Polacco's Rechenka's Eggs.  You can read about it in my past post, "Why Eggs for Easter", here.

Wouldn't it be adorable in a basket with these unique tin eggs from My Sweet Muffin?

And they'd look so cute on an Easter Egg tree! (Go here for my past post.)

Looking for more ideas for 4-8 year olds? In case you missed it, yesterday's post had several more book recommendations for Spring and Easter reading, here

I think it's such a great idea to pair books with other non-candy items like chalk, play dough, bubbles, crayons, stuffed animals, stickers, stamps, and garden or beach toys. 

Of course, food items such as goldfish crackers and Laughing Cow Mini Babybel cheeses are fun treats too, that can be tucked into plastic eggs...along with maybe just a few jelly beans and chocolate eggs? (More about eggs in my next post!)


  1. These are all such sweet ideas! And I need to get my little hands on Rechenka's Eggs. Looks like such a beautiful book!

    1. Heather - you and your daughter will LOVE Rechenka's Eggs!

  2. Fantastic books!! I love all the adorable ideas for basing an Easter Basket off any one of these great books. Cute cute cute!! Can't wait to make my baby's first Easter Basket this year!!!

  3. Wow, what a wonderful Easter egg tree, in such a cute home!...never seen anything like either of them! :-p

    In serious, though, that "Somebunny loves you" picture is SOO cute!

    Good work, Mom!

    <3 Jon