I love getting to take a sneak peek at Scholastic Book Club selections every month and share them with you. This month I chose to peek at their Easter Picture Books. This 5 pack of Easter themed books is a great mix of stories focusing on different parts of the holiday. Don’t forget to enter for a chance to win all 5 books from Scholastic Book Clubs.
The Best Easter Prize – by Kristina Evans is a sweet (maybe too sweet) book about doing the right thing. It’s Easter morning and after church is a big Easter egg hunt and whoever finds the most wins the prize. At first, our heroine can’t find any but then she hits the jackpot only to find a crying friend who has an empty basket. Of course, she offers her some of her eggs (sweet) but then they cross the finish line holding hands (too sweet). My dislike of sickly sweet picture books aside, the story as a whole is cute. My kids enjoyed it and the lesson is valuable.
The Biggest Easter Basket Ever
by Steven Kroll is another story about cooperation and how two helpful hands are better than one, and a whole bunch of hands is way better! Clayton and Desmond both want to win the town’s biggest Easter basket competition but after making their own baskets they sneak a peek at the competition and realize they don’t stand out. Luckily as the story progresses they figure out working together is key. My son loved this book but some younger friends (young 4-year-olds) lost interest in the middle. I love this author and I love how working together is presented in a practical way instead of simply because it’s the right thing because I think the former is easier for young kids to grasp.
Peter Rabbit’s Happy Easter – by Grace Maccarone is an interesting tale about how Peter Rabbit became the Easter Bunny. The book has a few loose ends I really wish would be tied up but before I get to that let me give you a quick taste of the book. The story is how Peter wants to make his mom forgive him for being naughty so he steals ( although he doesn’t see it that way) eggs from neighboring farms to give her as a gift. Before he gives them to her paint falls on them and they get colored all different beautiful colors. His mom tells him not to steal and so he returns them at night becoming the Easter Bunny.
Ok, here are my issues… I don’t mind naughty characters, in fact, I usually really enjoy them. But sneaking back to return something you stole without apologizing left a bad taste. I know why the author wrote it like that to turn him into the Easter Bunny, but it still didn’t sit well with me. The illustrations by David McPhail really stole the show. I thought they were beautiful.
The Best Easter Eggs Ever! – by Jerry Smath is my favorite book in this pack. The story follows the Easter bunny and his 3 young assistant bunnies as they prepare for their big day. The Easter Bunny is getting tired and a little bored of his polka dot design for the eggs and decides to send out his assistants in search of new designs. The little bunnies head out with one egg and paints to all different places to find inspiration. When one of the little bunnies is captivated by the night sky she doesn’t notice how dark it is and how lost she has gotten. The Easter Bunny and his other assistants find her and in the morning the new designs are celebrated.
My son loves an inside look at any sort of secret places like the Easter Bunny’s or Santa’s workshop so he was drawn into this book immediately. I liked the illustrations and how detailed they were, it certainly got me excited about Easter.
The Night Before Easter – by Natasha Wing is an Easter version of the classic “Twas The Night Before Christmas”. With fun pictures and an Easter Bunny so joyful I wanted to apply for his job. This book was a hit at our house! My son was engaged through the whole book guessing at the rhymes and listening intently from one page to the next.
Of all the books this was the only one that really engaged my toddler as well. She pointed out animals and loved the little boy in the book. Great Easter book.
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What was the last book you read with a child?
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Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of the Easter Picture books to review. Copies were also received to offer as a sweepstakes prize. All opinions are mine.
Lovely books. The last book I read with my son the original Adventure of Winnie the Pooh.
Stacey Piper says
Cute Books! The last ones we read were: with my daughter, Dora’s Detective Adventure and with my son, I Can Tie My Shoes. 🙂
I’m currently reading Farmer Boy to my eight and four year olds.
We are reading Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great by Judy Blume.
Binky for the two year old. Bob sight words for the 5 year old. Thanks for the chance to win.
Just read the The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza to my 2 kiddos.
Too Big, Too Small, Just Right
This morning I read my one-year-old one of his favorites–Llama Llama Red Pajama.
Those look like good books.
I read a chapter in Milly-Molly-Mandy this morning to my son.
The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear
Melanie Tanner says
Last night we read Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs by Byron Barton. Cute book.
S. Jones says
Peck, Peck, Peck by Molly Carroll with my 2 year old, and my 4 1/2 year old read Up, Pup (a BOB reader) to me.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear this morning to our 18 month old! We love all things books!
I read, coincidentally, an Easter book to my daughter last night called “The Easter Story” by Allia Zobel-Nolan
Joyce M says
The Stars in the Sky
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Carla Reed says
Actual Size by Steve Jenkins. My son loves Jenkins’ illustrations!
I’m Mighty and I Stink by Kate McMullen. My son loves her books.
Each week we pick an animal and get some non-fiction books from the library to learn about it. This week was dolphins, so the last thing I read with my kids was “A Dolphin’s Life” or something like that. =)
Mouse Soup with my littles before bed last night. 😉
Kristy LaVella says
I just finished reading “Read to Tiger” by S.J. Fore to my 3 year old son last night=) All three of my kids LOVE to read!
Erika P. says
Amelia Bedelia Helps Out by Peggy Parish
Drina M. says
We just finished reading The Bearanstein Bears and The Bad Dream.
Last book I read with my little man was “Good night, Little Bear”. It’s his favorite bedtime story, and I like it, too. Thanks for this contest, and for the review.
Carie Johnson says
My five year old and I are reading Ninjas and Night – a Magic Tree House book. I read Baby Likes Peek a Boo with my eight month old twin girls this morning.
We just read his favorite bible story book.
Loving the Easter books! We read Fred & Ted Go Camping. Found it at the library yesterday (didn’t even know they had a series of books aside from the original), and my kids have been cracking up and asking for it over and over!
Kirsten Moss says
Red fish, blue fish, one fish, two fish by Dr. Suess in honor of his upcoming birthday.
Last night we read Sandra Boynton’s Blue Hat Green Hat, Toy Story 2, and a few chapters from Little House at Plum Creek. Each kid picks one bedtime story and they can each listen to the other kids’ stories as well.
The last book my daughter and I read was Sailor Moo. It is her current favorite, and I love it too!
we just finished reading Tollins by Iggulden! 🙂
Rachel Hoggan says
I would love to win! The last book I read to my son was Maisy’s Rainbow Dream
Berenstein bears and baby makes three – been a favorite at our house since baby #3 was born last June
Rebecca B says
Cute books! The last book I read to my daughter was yesterday at the library. Horray for Fish! by Lucy Cousins. She likes the Maisy books better! 🙂
Jennifer Hughes says
The last book I read with my child was “Pete the Cat”. It’s a wonderful way to learn colors as well as talk about how things may happen but we don’t have to get upset about them.
Katie Davis says
What lovely books! Today I read “Elmer’s Day” to my 20 month old daughter. She loves to hear this one over and over in one sitting. Thanks for the giveaway!
Tessa Craig says
I’ve read tons of books today to my 4yr old, but her current favorite is Wacky Wednesday (Dr. Seuss)!
Erin Westrom says
Just read Everywhere Babies with my 2 yr old, Bob Books Kids with my 4 yr old and finished Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing with my 6 yr old!
The last book I read was 3 minute bedtime stories with my daughter.
Michelle Carter says
Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton
The last book I read with my son was Happy Baby.
Today has been a day full of stories. The last one we read before their nap was Curious George and the Snow. But only because I told my toddler he had to pick something besides When Dinosaurs Came With Everything, since we already read that three times today. And yesterday. And the day before.
We just read “Who Loves You Baby” and “Happy Birthday Little Pookie” before naptime. I love holiday books!
Jen Ketcher says
Sounds crazy, but the last book I read this morning with my son was “The Ultimate Guide to Tractors.” Yep, I have a house full of BOYS. We love our machines!
I’m expecting a baby in June so I’ve been reading books to my (2 year old) daughter about becoming a big sister. Her latest favorite (that she insists I read to her every day at least once) is “Too Small For Honey Cake” by Gill Lobel.
Cinderella to my daughter :-). Thank you for the opportunity!
Kendra Schlegel says
We read Goodnight Gorilla several times already this morning!
I’m a new big brother by Nora Gaydos
How do Dinosaurs Say Good Night
It is my daughters favorite book. She is one.
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems
I read a Captain Zap book! We love books with a message behind it. Thanks for the giveaway!
Little Rabbit Lost by Harry Horse
Star Wars Darth Maul’s Mission…. My son bought it at the book fair it’s a prized possession.
The last book we read today was Winter Days in the Big Woods- My first little house books.
Thanks for the chance to win.
we read the spot gets a new sister book 5 minutes ago.
nadia pipola says
The last book I read to my daughters was “Where are Baby’s Easter Eggs?”.
Melissa R says
Llamma Llamma Mad at Momma
I read Biscuit’s Snowy Day to my son before bed.
Tonight I read Fancy Nancy to my daughter.
I just finished reading Baby’s Farm; Llama, llama nighty night; My Little Bunny, and I love you through and through to my 2 year old.
we just read guess how much i love you!
We read the scriptures and a chapter of R. Friend Swallows Her Pride before bed tonight. Love reading to kids!
JoDeen Wolff says
We read Sparkling Easter Eggs today.
We read The little hen makes a pizza (very cute even though none of the animals help make the pizza hen gives them some pizza and in the end the animals help do dishes), Food alphabet board book, Curious George rides a Bike, and 1 poem from poems and prayers for the very young!
Little hen makes a pizza, curious george rides a bike, Food Alphabet board book, poems and prayers for the very young.
Nonfiction about seahorses and The Cricket in Times Square
We are currently reading Chew & Chica, part of the Pupply Place series.
I read “Hot Soup” with my 4 yr. old daughter. It’s a watch me read book. and, “My Shoes Take Me Where I Want To Go” with my 3 yr. old son.
Tina Roggenkamp says
I *think* it was The Lorax, but I wouldn’t put money on it.
Charlotte’s Web, with a second grader I am tutoring 🙂
Christina Y says
Just read The Napping House for nap time. We love reading books!!
Dawn Marie Jackson says
Last night I read my 3 yr old’s library book Lego City All Aboard
my 6 yr old’s library book King Bidgood’s Bathtub (?)
and yesterday to my prek students I read Never Shout in a Zoo
We read Henry the Green Engine…
The last book we read was The Fantastic Mr Fox.
I love holiday books! We read Creepy Things by Rod Campbell and Scruffy Teddy’s book of opposites today.
Tina Savasuk says
I would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity. The last book we read was David Gets in Trouble by David Shannon.
The last book I read was Machines at Work. I always read it with my son before he naps.
We just read Pinkalicious -Pink around the Rink this morning.
There’s a tiger behind my couch
My son is grown, so I didn’t read to a child today. I went to the library to get the book, The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke because we need an extra for our literature circle at school. (I teach fourth grade.)
The last book we read was “Olivia the Magnificent”. My daughter is really into figuring out magic these days 🙂
Allison G. says
We read The Construction Crew by Lynn Meltzer and Go Dog Go! today.
Those look cute. The last book I read was called “The Bus Ride” (a bunch of animals get on a bus – very repetitive for my early reader – but then a bee gets on and they all get off, scared).
the last book i read was the jellybeans and the big book bonanaza
Christina Cabrera says
Last book I read with my youngest daughter was “If you give a pig a pancake”
I just read Press Here. My kids love reading and when we find a good interactive book it’s even better!
Our bedtime book tonight was “I Wanna Iguana.” Of course, we read it twice in a row. That’s how we roll around here.
I just read The Little Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly with my grandaughter. I love Easter books so very much.
“Building a Road” by Henry Pluckrose
We read What Do You Do With A Tail? today, as well as a lot of some Bakugan manual that my son picked out himself at the library.
Yve R says
Read Runny Babbit with my 7 yo girl and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See with my 10 month old boy. 🙂
The Snuggliest Snuggle in the World by Sarah Nash
Jennifer Lunny says
I read The Gruffalo along with several others to my 4 yr old son last night.
Jen Shaud says
We read Noah’s Ark by Jan Brett this morning. My son loves it.
Julie Cannon says
I read “The Day it Rained Hearts” to my preschoolers today. They have loved it many times since we read it at Valentine’s Day.
Thomas & Friends Look & Find book. Thanks for the giveaway!! 🙂
I read “Goodnight Moon” to my 2-month-old daughter last night before bed.
Dr. Seuss week at school… The Cat in the Hat Comes Back
Tonight we read “Emergency Vehicles” with peek-a-boo flaps and a whole bunch of our “Nursery Rhymes” book from Grandma.
I read selections from:
Peace tales : world folktales to talk about
Stories to solve : folktales from around the world
I also told the story of The Caliph & The Gardner from our Earthschooling curriculum.
Today & every day the last week or so, my son wants to read The Mitten by Jan Brett over & over!
Tonight before bed we read God gave us you.
Tonight we read “One Gorilla” and “Stone Soup.”
Holly C says
Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? by Dr Seuss
Amanda Starr says
The last book was an Arthur book, I can’t recall which though
The last books I read was Curious George and the dino tracks
Heather Carr says
The last book my 5 year old and I read was The Man Who Walked Between the Towers. And I just read Ten on the Sled to my 2 year old:)!
We read Going on a Bear Hunt which is my daughter’s favorite this week.
Julie Baniewicz says
Great Giveaway…the last book I read my kids was The Gruffalo
The last book that I read with my daughter was Lady and the Tramp!
Big Red Barn and Goodnight Gorilla to my 1 yr old at his bedtime.
Tonight we read The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Goodnight Moon has been one of our favorites but my son ripped it to pieces!
Amanda Gammon says
Green Eggs and Ham 🙂
The last book we read was Goodnight Moon. Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway!
Little Mouse and the Big Cupcake by Thomas Taylor. My nearly four year old daughter just loves it! She likes to “read” it back to me.
We read Monster Trucks and If Wishes Were Horses.
Sarah Allen says
Just finished reading Bedtime for Frances to my daughter.
Tara Lapierre says
The last book we read was a color of my own and a book about brave firemen.
Jennie Link says
We just read Just Saving My Money that we picked out from the library
Elizabeth Leslie says
The last book I read with my two year old daughter, Payton, was Salty Hands – the story of a girl and a deer. Happy Easter!
Today we read, per popular request, The Lorax and The Wonderpets Save the Hedgehog.
Jennifer G says
We are reading “Thomas’s big day”.
Debbie Moore says
Friday, I read Clifford at the Circus and Bearymore to my preschool students. It was Circus Day. Even if I don’t win, was happy to see there’s a book called the Biggest Easter Basket Ever. My students love that series!
Green Eggs and Ham
Kathryn Juel-Guy says
The last book we read to our son was “The Cat in the Hat” in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday.
Thanks for the chance to win. Today we read a chapter from the “Wonderful Wizard of Oz” and The New Baby by Mercer Mayer.
The last book I read with a child was Cat In The Hat by Dr. Seuss. My daughter loves that book, and there has been a lot of attention placed on Seuss this week in honor of his birthday and Read Across America Day.
Dawn P says
We are reading the “how to train your dragon” books. We read everyday and my girls love books!
Vanessa Willis says
“Every Cowgirl Needs Cowgirl Boots”
Jackie Higgins says
I just read “Roly-Poly Egg” to my son before tucking him in!
We just read Let’s Say Hi to Friends Who Fly! by Mo Willems.
Tonight I read my princess and prince Olivis and the Super Sour Lemonade Stand! Loved how friends worked together to make everyone happy!!
The last book we read was “In the Tall, Tall Grass”. I’m not sure what tonight’s bedtime selection will be.
That’s good! That’s bad! By Margaret cuyler to my (almost) 5 year old daughter and Avatar the last airbender -the lost adventures to my 7 year old son.
The last book I read to my preschoolers was “In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb” by Marion Dane Bauer. It is a wonderful book for the beginning of March.
Around the town all year round
We read the Magic Tree House “Civil War on Sunday.”
We read I Am Small by Emma Dodd
Rachel V says
It was Froggy Eats Out by Jonathan London and Frank Remkiewicz
We just finished reading Llama Llama Red Pajama.
Danielle S says
Dragon stew – my son loves the “boy” humor!
The last book I read with my daughter was Sailor Moo Goes to Sea. It is our favorite right now.
Sonya Enger says
I read “The Lorax” with my 7 yr old before bedtime last night. 🙂
We read Bear’s Loose Tooth for nap today.
tara autobee says
The Foot Book by Dr Seuss, its become a new faavorite. (:
My Truck is Stuck
Katey Burkhart says
Cute books! The last book I read with my daughter tonight was The Grouchy ladybug 🙂
We read many books before bed time tonight, but the last one was The Mitten by Jan Brett.
Jennifer Plotnitskiy says
We read “Fancy Nancy Sees Stars” and “Fancy Nancy: Spectacular Spectacles.”
Brown bear, Brown bear a classic that is loved by my 1 year old daughter.
I keep boxes of books and movies that are only put out for the season great to see Easter books I don’t have many easter books !
C. Evans says
Hallmark’s Interactive Storybook, Coopers Bedtime.
sarah m says
Flat Stanley, Flat Again
Three Little Pigs
My Truck is Stuck
Becky Reed says
I am reading to my kiddos The Boxcar Children.
Very nice! The last book we read was The Gruffalo.
Amanda Prim says
I read “The Easter Egg Farm” with my son.
The Lorax is the #1 book in our house right now that or the Cat in the Hat!
James herriot’s stories for children are a big hit right now, as is Paddington Bear.
I just put my daughter to bed after reading “Look at Me: A Book About Differences.”
Still celebrating Read Across America, so we read “one Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish” I would love to win these books. They sound fabulous!
Chris M. says
We just read Arthurs Sleepover before bedtime. Hope We win!
Marnie @ Carrots are Orange says
I love this entry! The last book I read with my 2.5 year old was The Last Snake in Ireland and with my 13 month old, Dr. Seuss’s ABCs.
We read several tonight before bed. One of our all time favorites to read to our 20 month old twins at bedtime is A Night Night Prayer by Amy Parker.
Read Olivia Acts Out to both kids tonight. I love when one of them gets the subtle humor.
The Cat and the Hat 🙂
We would love new books! We just finished reading “Pet Show” by Ezra Jack Keats and “In a People House” by Dr. Seuss writing as Theo. LeSeig. Thanks!
Those books look great! Thank you for the opportunity to win them! We read our bible and family devotion book at bedtime tonight. Thanks again and also thank you for your focus on reading to children!
We read Pinkalicious tonight!
Just finished reading The Dream Jar and made our own dream jar. Loved the book!
Per my 4 year old daughter’s request, we read some Bible stories. We are not more religious than the average family, but both of my girls have really taken a shine to “The Good Samaritan.”
The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear
I work with children everyday and we enjoy story time. The children all call out to hear “The Big Hungry Bear. ” … stomp and sniff sniff….. find the strawberry 🙂 love it
My 4-year-old’s current favorite book is “Elmer” and I think we’ve read it every day for the past 2 weeks!
The last book we read together was the Bible 🙂
Today my son and I read _Meet the Pokemon_ together.
D.W.’s lost blankie
I would love to win these books! I love to read to my little boys! The last book that I read to my boys was, “Can You Make a Piggy Giggle”.
Today we read The Very Busy Spider and The Cat in the Hat. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!