Children's books for an 'eggcellent' Easter


Your Easter break won't be complete without an 'eggcellent' book to share with your family!

  • Pick a Perfect Egg

    Author: Patricia Toht Illustrator: Jarvis
    Publisher: Walker Books
    Interest age: 2-5

    A charming invitation to decorate real eggs, before joining in with an egg hunt. Inspiring for art lovers, yet accessible for young readers too. Delightful.

  • Egg Drop

    Author: Mini Grey
    Publisher: Red Fox
    Interest age: 4+
    Reading age: 6+

    Egg has attitude! A burning ambition to fly and a refusal to accept that it can't. But it is very young and knows next to nothing.

  • Egg!

    Author: Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Interest age: 2-4

    Six eggs are having a lovely time when a seventh egg appears – but this egg is totally the wrong way around! Containing only one word - 'egg' - this picture book is delightfully expressive and funny, as well as being a clever story about acceptance.

  • The Odd Egg

    Author: Emily Gravett
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Interest age: 3-5

    All the birds have laid an egg and are eagerly anticipating the arrival of their chicks, but poor Duck can’t understand why he hasn’t produced an egg too.

    Then Duck finds a big, spotted egg – the most beautiful egg he has ever seen – and claims it for his own.

    One by one, eggs hatch for Hen, Owl, Parrot and Flamingo, but despite waiti…

  • Eggs!

    Author: Katie Dale Illustrator: Jenny Løvlie
    Publisher: Nosy Crow
    Interest age: 4-5

    A fantastic lift-the-flap counting book staring five different, gorgeously illustrated animals hiding in their eggs. Can you find them and count them?

  • Foxy and Egg

    Author: Alex T. Smith
    Publisher: Hodder
    Interest age: 4+
    Reading age: 6+

    When Foxy Dubois invites Egg to stay for breakfast she has only one thing on her mind; serving him up with toast!

  • The Cow That Laid an Egg

    Author: Andy Cutbill Illustrator: Russell Ayto
    Publisher: HarperCollins
    Reading age: 4+

    A madcap, yet moving, story about having the courage of one's convictions, even when others doubt you.