Easter in Australia – Five Books to Give Instead of Chocolate!

Date :
March 21, 2021

Even in Australia, the Easter Bunny and chocolate reigns supreme at Easter – but this doesn’t have to be the case! If you’d love to introduce some new traditions to your child’s Easter celebrations, wrapping up a few Easter-themed books in beautiful foil wrapping is a great idea, and you’ll create memories they’ll treasure forever. We’ve come up with a few great Australian Easter-themed books to help you out, in addition to May Gibbs‘ wonderful Australian children’s classics. Read on to find out more.  


The Books

The Easter Bunnyroo by Susanna Chambers

In this gorgeous story, a little girl and her father find an orphan who needs their help. She has long ears, big feet, and rather oddly, a built-in basket! Who is she, and where does she come from? The little girl is absolutely convinced that she’s the Easter Bunny. Don’t take our word for it though – read it, and you be the judge.  

Grug and His First Easter by Ted Prior

Ted Prior’s iconic character is back, and this time, it’s Easter! Join Grug on another quirky, magical adventure as he discovers what Easter’s all about! This book is especially great for parents who grew up reading Grug themselves – you can introduce him to a whole new generation of readers who are sure to love him, too. 

The Easter Bunny’s Helpers by Anne Mangan and Tamsin Ainslie

When the Easter Bunny has trouble delivering easter eggs to children in Australia and needs help, Australian animals are very keen to pitch in! Will they actually help him deliver the eggs on time? Find out in this adorable, uniquely Australian adventure. 

Little Bilby’s Aussie Easter Egg Hunt by Yvonne Mes

This is a board book for babies and toddlers up to 4 years old that is such a pleasure to read out loud. It tells the story of Little Bilby using rhyme, repetition, and animal noises, which is so important to early literacy, and explores Australian animals in their natural habitat.  

The Smallest Bilby and the Easter Games by Nette Hilton

When bunnies decide to resign from delivering Easter Eggs to children, a big problem emerges. Who is going to deliver all the Easter Eggs now? Many animals in the Australian bush are keen to fill the position, but they’re not all up to the task. To solve this, the bunnies decide to hold the Easter Games, so the animals can easily decide which Aussie animal will deliver eggs on Easter Sunday.  

For more fabulous Australian Easter ideas and inspiration, May Gibbs has you covered! Visit our page today and soak up the goodness!


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