Rabbits, Eggs & Chocolates – Our Easter/Eostre Reading List

One of our favourite times of year has arrived !

Both of my young ones have their birthdays in March & we celebrate
Eostre & (depending on the moon) Easter too.

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It is a busy time.
Finding time to do lessons, decorate the house three times
(one for each birthday & Easter too),
make cakes & gifts all while trying to keep
up with regular everyday stuff
can seem a bit daunting.

Over the years, I have developed a few systems
to smooth things out –
one of my most enjoyable is the “holiday book stash“.
On major holidays, my husband & I
(or the appropriate holiday figure – Easter Bunny, Santa or even the Hallowe’en Fairy)
give each child a book related to that time of year.
It doesn’t take long for the pile to grow.  These
special books come out one at a time
over the days leading up to the holiday.  This keeps them
fresh & interesting because they aren’t
lying around all year.

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The Easter/Eostre Reading List 2013

Hopper’s Easter Surprise – Kathrin Siegenthaler
The Country Bunny & the Little Gold Shoes – Du Bose Heyward
The Story of the Easter Bunny – Katherine Tegen
The Bunny Who Found Easter – Charlotte Zolotow
The Night Before Easter – Natasha Wing
The Easter Chick – Geraldine Elschner
Rechenka’s Eggs – Patricia Polacco
The Golden Egg – A.J. Wood
The Whispering Rabbit – Margaret Wise Brown
When All the Planets Came Together !! – Anne L. Terio
50 Easter Things to Make & Do – Usborne Activities

& our favourite !

easter egg book

Other Rabbit books
(after all, this is their month at our house !)

In the Rabbit Garden – Leo Lionni
The Story of the Rabbit Children – Sibylle von Olfers
The Tale of Peter Rabbit – Beatrix Potter
The Tale of Benjamin Bunny – Beatrix Potter
The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies – Beatrix Potter
The Runaway Bunny – Margaret Wise Brown
Getting to Know Nature’s Children – Rabbits – Merebeth Switzer

Bunny Month

Other Easter/Eostre/Rabbit stories can be found in these books:

Circle Round – Starhawk, Diane Baker, Anner Hill – Eostre Stories
All Year Round – A. Druitt, C. Fynes-Clinton, M. Rowling – The Easter Garden
Story Chest – Ed. Barbara Ireson – The Flying Rabbit; The Hare
Trickster Tales – R. Walker – Brer Rabbit & the Share Crops

You can also find quite a few Aesop’s Fables
which feature rabbits or hares  – most notably,
The Tortoise & the Hare.

We also have a rabbit-y game to play !

rabbits

This list spans several age groups &
also ties neatly into my
Kindergarten &  Grade 2 curriculum in several places.
Planning ahead & slowly building this book collection makes it so easy to
weave these festivals into our days.

Why not start your own collection this year ?

Have a hoppy time!

Elizabeth

PS  An image that inspires me …

hare

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2 Responses to Rabbits, Eggs & Chocolates – Our Easter/Eostre Reading List

  1. annettemarie says:

    Definitely some new stuff here. I’m pinning this to my Easter board.

    Thank you for visiting Waldorf Wednesday. Hope to see you back this week!
    http://ourseasonsofjoy.com/waldorf-wednesday-link-up/waldorf-wednesday-31/

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