Easter Basket Book Recommendations

Surely I’m not the only parent who wondered in a panic…how am I going to fill my kids’ Easter baskets with all the local stores closed due to the coronavirus?

The Haunted Bookshop wants to help. Angela will even deliver books in an Easter basket to your front porch Sunday morning in select neighborhoods.

Books will outlast those little toys we would’ve picked up from the Target dollar bins and won’t cause cavities like baskets filled with marshmallow candies. Because how many dentists are open right now?

They’ll keep your kid occupied while you pilfer the chocolate out of their eggs.

Here are some suggestions of story books.

For your 0-3 Easter chickadees, no basket is complete without Usborne’s touchy-feely books. Seasonal ones we suggest are That’s Not My Chick… and That’s Not My Bunny… Scholastic has an interactive board book, Farm Tails, for your lamb’s tactile delight.

If your cool cat is 4-8, Pete the Cat’s Big Easter Adventure or The Great Eggscape are just what the basket needs.

If your bunny is more into the classics, The Velveteen Rabbit or Watership Down charms. For your 8-12 year old, delight them with Bunnicula.

A basket of activity books should buy you a few minutes of alone time with your morning coffee. We have everything from sticker books and origami to Wipe-Clean dry erase books, bird-watching, rocks and minerals, Where’s Waldo and more. Oliver Jeffers 3-in-1 card deck is kid-friendly and family fun.

For the young writer or illustrator, we have books on how to create your own magazines or comics and Storymatic activity cards.

For the outdoorsy kids we have Usborne’s My Very First Outdoor Book for 3 years and up, to Survival! A Step-By-Step Guide to Camping and Outdoor Skills for ages 9 to 12.

And there are so many more. I miss seeing the kids in the shop and helping parents and grandparents pick out books for their kids! So if you need specific recommendations, feel free to put your child’s age and interests in the comments and I’ll make suggestions.

In addition to the porch drop-offs, Angela is also at the shop for curbside, no contact pickups.

Y’all have a happy and healthy Easter!

Stay safe. Read a book. Wash those hands. And eat Easter chocolates.

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