Fill Your Kids’ Easter Baskets with National Geographic Kids Books + Reader Giveaway!

When I was growing up, my family had a different Easter basket tradition from the normal “hunt for it Easter morning” practice. Instead, my mom put together Easter baskets for us kids a couple weeks before Easter, and then we were allowed to have a little bit of candy from it each day. Honestly, I still haven’t landed on exactly how I want to proceed with Easter baskets for my kids. Do I want them to have a bunch of candy over a few weeks, or should I fill their Easter baskets with candy and other goodies and have the kids hunt for them Easter morning?

Either way, I know I want to look for other options besides just candy. If you’re also looking to avoid sugar overload this year, books are a great way to fill the kids’ Easter baskets (and they last waaayyy longer than chocolate!). National Geographic Kids Books has several new titles for kids of all ages that are perfect for Easter and for celebrating spring.

Somebunny Loves Me by Parry Gripp ($16.99; ages 4-8) contains sweet and silly rhymes to share how children can best understand, appreciate and interact with a variety of fuzzy, feathered or scaly pals. Paired with adorable, full-page photographs, Parry also includes a personal note in the back of the book giving kids and their parents more tips on how to be good pet owners – from how to keep pets safe, clean and healthy to how to best interact with them and even pointers on how to make a pet music video.

Parry is an Emmy-winning singer-songwriter whose quirky, popular tunes including “Nom, nom, nom” and “It’s Raining Tacos” have made his YouTube channel a smash hit with nearly 140 million views. He is an avid animal lover, and his bunny Bruno is often the inspiration behind many of his songs. Check out the Somebunny Loves Me music video and sing along as you and your kids turn the pages (hopefully with their favorite pet by their side!).

Who’s Who in the Bible ($14.99; ages 8-12) profiles everyone you need to know from the Old and New Testaments. From Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden to Paul’s ministry to the ancient world, this beautiful book pairs need-to-know information about Biblical personalities with timeless artwork.

Each vibrant, colorful profile is accompanied by fast facts, including which books of the Bible the person appears in and what he or she is best known for. Feature spreads cover the history, archaeology, and geography associated with notable individuals. An alphabetical index covering more names not mentioned in profiles ensures that kids reading the Bible never have to ask, “Who’s that?”

A Seed is the Start by Melissa Stewart ($17.99; ages 6-9) is a story about the surprisingly diverse world of seeds. Spring is about to, well, spring into action, and the magical seed is where it all begins. Beautiful photography and lyrical text pair with comprehensive picture captions in this book. Learn all about the plant cycle from how seeds grow to the fascinating ways they travel to what it takes for a seed to become a plant. The magic of spring, revealed!

100 Ways to Make the World Better ($9.99; ages 8-12) – Who says kids can’t change the world? If they’ve got the will, Nat Geo Kids can guide the way, with doable activities, hands-on projects, advice from National Geographic explorers, interviews with experts, weird-but-true facts, and more inspiration. In keeping with the Nat Geo Kids mission, the book is full of practical, positive, and powerful ideas that every kid can consider, from simple acts of kindness to creative adventures to good-for-the-planet projects.

Ideas are presented as simple concepts with engaging graphics and photographs, and many are followed by detailed supporting information. Kids get a sense of their own power to make a difference and an understanding of what actions contribute to positive outcomes. Sometimes all it takes is starting with something simple, and before you know it, together we’ve reshaped our planet for the better.

Reader Giveaway: One lucky Jinxy Kids reader will win an Easter book prize pack which includes all four books listed above as well as an adorable plush bunny! To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59 pm ET on 4/2/18. Good luck!

National Geographic Kids Books Giveaway


  1. vickie couturier says

    Who’s Who in the bible,,i like to put bubbles and chalk as well as books in their baskets

  2. Alexandra Y says

    My daughter would be excited to read Somebunny loves me, I like to put little toys in their baskets.

  3. Alyssa Annico says

    ‘A Seed is the Start’ looks perfect for all the upcoming gardening!

  4. Love the giveaway for little sarah

  5. Somebunny Loves Me

  6. John Smith says

    “Let us know which of these books your child would be most excited to read and/or what you like to put in your child’s Easter basket besides candy.” “100 Ways To Make the World Better” looks very promising!

  7. Anne Higgins says

    will start with some bunny loves me

  8. Somebunny Loves Me would be my daughter’s favorite.

  9. Abigail Gibson says

    I am sure 100 Ways to Make the World Better would be my niece’s first choice.

  10. Wanda Flanagan says

    I think my little Bailey would love A Seed to Start

  11. Shakeia Rieux says

    My oldest niece would love the Who’s Who in the Bible.

  12. Jennifer M. says

    100 WAYS TO MAKE THE WORLD BETTER sounds like a thoughtful book!

  13. Michelle Hill says

    A Seed Is The Start

  14. My daughter would like 100 Ways to Make the World Better .

  15. Nicole Martin says

    My son would like Who’s Who in the Bible.

  16. Somebunny Loves Me would be my daughters fave. I like to put bubbles and skipping ropes in the basket.

  17. I’d love to win!

  18. I would love “A Seed Is A Start” book for my daughter. She is fascinated with gardening. We just started growing green beans. She has take on the responsibility to water them every day. This book is perfect for her. I love putting books, figurines and Easter socks in her Easter basket.

  19. “Some bunnies Love me” book my daughter would love and the Whos who bible book

  20. Azeem Isaahaque says

    A seed is the start sounds interesting

  21. Oiying Malcolm says

    My boys would love Some bunny loves me. We love to include books in their basket.

  22. Donna Clifford says

    whos who in the bible

  23. My kids would love this! They are non-fiction kids 🙂

  24. Some bunnies looks super cute!

  25. Susan Hartman says

    A Seed is the Start would probably interest my grandson. He helps me start my seeds in the spring. I had daughters. When they were young I put play jewelry, books and bubbles in their basket.

  26. The book “A Seed is the Start” would interest my nephew

  27. A Seed is the Start would be great for my preschoolers

  28. I like putting books and granola bars in Easter baskets.

  29. A Seed is the Start!

  30. My oldest would like Seed in a Start, she’s into science. My youngest would love the bunny book.

  31. Rajee Pandi says

    Somebunny Loves Me

  32. My kids would like Who’s Who In the Bible.

  33. My daughter would like the 100 Ways to Make the World Better book. I like to put books, small toys and card games in the basket.

  34. Dana Germain says

    Whose who in the Bible

  35. bill norris says

    who’s who in the bible and i add comic books.

  36. Gina Ferrell says

    My daughter would like the book Who’s Who In the Bible.

  37. Robin Abrams says

    My grand kids would love the Somebunny Loves Me book

  38. Who’s Who in the Bible.

  39. Love books!

  40. I think my nieces would love to read all but they are most excited about “Somebunny loves me” 🙂
    Thank You for the chance!

  41. athena graeme says

    The Seed is the Start. My daughter is adopted and her birth parents were farmers, she is ALWAYS asking about plants, farms and how they grow. I think it’s a connection to her roots, but she can’t stay out of the garden.

  42. Some Bunny Loves me! my daughter would love this

  43. Paula Michele Hafner says

    I like to add a book and/or movie plus some small toys like Silly Putty.

  44. Antoinette M says

    I put puzzles, crayons, playdough & gift cards in their baskets.

  45. My little girl would like the Some Bunny Loves Me book the best.

  46. Saundra Orton says

    My grandkids would love this

  47. susan smoaks says

    we would enjoy the 100 Ways to Make the World Better book.

  48. Tonya Mcminn says

    My daughter would love some bunny loves me!!!

  49. Stephanie Sullivan says

    The Bible story. We are trying to get the kids to study the bible more. We always include a book, a practical item (like socks, etc), and candy in their stocking.

  50. Stephanie Larison says

    Somebunny Loves Me would be super cute! I like including books and art supplies in baskets.

  51. 100 Ways to Make the World Better

  52. My children would love the Who’s Who in the Bible book. Aside from candy, my children got new spunbrushes in their baskets.

  53. Stephanie Liske says

    My kids would like 100 Ways to Make the World Better.

  54. 100 Ways to Make the World Better my kids and I are always looking for ways to reduce and recycle

  55. Jennifer Barr says

    A Seed Is The Start

  56. Leah Shumack says

    My daughter would love to have the 100 Ways to Make the World Better book!

  57. Francine Anchondo says

    A Seed is the Start because they want to garden.

  58. Chalk!

  59. Kimmy Ripley says

    100 Ways to Make the World Better looks like a winner for my daughter!

  60. jodi Hassel says

    I think that they would enjoy Somebunny Loves Me the best

  61. kathy pease says

    My granddaughter would love Some Bunny loves me and I like to put dvds in her baasket

  62. I like to put activity books in their Easter baskets.

  63. Peggy Rydzewski says

    My grand daughter would like the book some bunny loves me.

  64. Juanita May says

    Somebunny Loves Me

  65. A Seed is the Start

  66. Jennifer H. says

    A Seed is the Start

  67. I will tell you, my grand niece is a thinker, she like gardening, A seed is the start, likes bunny rabbits because one of her best friens has one, and has asked for one, Some Bunny Loves Me, but the the scientist in this 8 year old would pick, 100 Ways to Make the World Better.

  68. Kristen Patton says

    I would love the Some Bunny loves me book for my baby to be!

  69. Vikki Billings says

    100 ways to make the world better, this is the book that my grandson would like the most.

  70. My kids would like A Seed is the Start

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