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By Oxford Owl, posted on 22nd March 2022

Easter Holiday Reads

Looking for books to read with your child this Easter break? Take a look at some of our most popular springtime titles for ages 2-8, for inspiration.

Ballet Bunnies: Trixie is Missing

Swapna Reddy, Binny Talib

Suitable 5+

It’s the day before the big show, and Millie and her friends, the Ballet Bunnies, have a busy day planned ahead. Between a visit to the Costume Shop, a delightful cup of hot chocolate, and a successful dance rehearsal, everything seems to be going to plan. Until Millie checks her bag and finds that Trixie is missing!

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Free Activities:

Ballet Bunnies Activity Pack

Mr Bunny’s Chocolate Factory

Elys Dolan

Suitable 2+

Go behind the scenes of Mr Bunny’s chocolate factory in this hilarious picture book and winner of the 2018 Laugh Out Loud Book Awards (Lollies)!

An irresistible look at the workings of Mr Bunny’s chocolate factory! Packed with cross-over humour to amuse kids and big kids too with artwork full of details for poring over time and time again. 
The perfect picture book for Easter, but also with a great all-year round appeal.

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The Easter Story

Brian Wildsmith

Suitable 2+

A beautiful edition of Brian Wildsmith’s enduring Easter story.

The story of Easter is told here through the eyes of the donkey that carried Jesus into Jerusalem. This beautiful and sensitive retelling from Brian Wildsmith, one of our most acclaimed children’s authors of the 20th century, is perfect for sharing with children. It is presented in a beautiful gift format with stunning foil design on a clothbound hardback cover.

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Turbo Bunnies

Matty Long

Suitable 2+

Nothing can beat the thrill of Whizz Kart Racing-and Team Turbo is the best team around! But when their drivers, the Turbo Bunnies, become rivals, things quickly spin out of control. CRASH!

Have the wheels come off Team Turbo forever? Or can they get back on track?
A hilarious story about teamwork and friendship, from prize-winning author and illustrator Matty Long.

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Mayor Bunny’s Chocolate Town

Elys Dolan

Suitable 2+

Mr Bunny is back . . . and this time he’s running for mayor. Coop Town needs some urgent repairs-and Mr Bunny is promising to make it great again. At first, the chicken electorate is wowed by Mr Bunny’s promises of new chocolate houses, new chocolate parks, new chocolate swimming pools-as well as his bold claim that chocolate will repel hungry foxes.
But what will happen when the truth comes home to roost?

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Free Activity:

Colouring in Mr Bunny

Lenny makes a Wish

Paula Metcalf

Suitable 2+

Lenny the rabbit is resting beside a pond when he spots a little fish all by herself. They play together, but will they be able to stay friends when rabbits live on land, and fish live in water?
With fun to read aloud rhyming text and lovely illustrations from Paula Metcalf, this is a celebration of the enduring power of special friendships.

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The Hungry Hen

Richard Waring, Caroline Jayne Church

Suitable 2+

A greedy fox who lives up on a hill gazes down at a plump hen. He watches her eat and eat and each day she becomes plumper still. So the fox decides to wait for her to fatten up before he sneaks down to farm in search of his meal. In doing so, he gets thinner and thinner. When the hen is so big that only her enormous head can be seen squeezing out of her coop, the skinny, desperate fox runs down the hill to gobble her up. But this is a story with a very unexpected ending . . .

A great story to enjoy at Easter time and beyond if you’re looking for something with more ‘bite’ than chocolate!

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The Chicken who Liked Chocolate

Teresa Heapy, Sarah Horne

This book is a Read With Oxford Stage 6 chapter book.

Suitable 7+

In this egg-stra-ordinary chapter book, Charlie the chicken has a taste for chocolate. Now she wants more and more – but how can she get it?

This Read with Oxford Stage 6 book has short chapters, an engaging story and humorous illustrations. Tips for parents and fun after-reading activities help you to get the most out of the story.

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