Bunnies are so fluffy, cuddly and gentle, and there are so many wonderful stories about rabbits. The list below includes some well-loved classics and fantastic new rabbit stories and fact books. For little ones that love rabbits, animals and all things spring this is a great list.
Books About Rabbits
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Fiction Books About Rabbits
Little Bunny Foo Foo: The Real Story by Cori Doerrfeld
Little Bunny Foo Foo is a hilarious twist on the classic nursery rhyme. In this version of the story, Little Bunny Foo Foo simply wants her cupcakes back that the tricky mice stole from her kitchen. As she chases the mice down the Fairy tells her to be nice, but the Fairy does not know what really happened and who is at fault. The ending has a fun surprise that Little Bit and I loved.
Lion vs. Rabbit by Alex Latimer
Lion vs. Rabbit is a fun story that reminds us that we should not bully others. Lion bullies the other animals and no one is able to make him stop. Rabbit shows up and is able to win several competitions against Lion. Little Bit and I enjoy the twist at the end and the hidden bunnies throughout.
The Golden Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
The Golden Bunny is a collection of bunny stories and poems by Margaret Wise Brown that has come back into print. The illustrations have a classic Golden Book look to them.
10 Hungry Rabbits by Anita Lobel
10 Hungry Rabbits head to the garden to find vegetables that Mama can use in her soup. This is a great book to practice counting and colors. Each rabbit finds vegetables that match a color and count up from 1 to 10, example 1 purple cabbage and 2 white onions.
The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit by Emma Thompson
The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit continues the classic story of Peter Rabbit. Peter Rabbit is sad and wants a change of scenery. When he hides in a basket he begins a new adventure.
Quiet Bunny by Lisa McCare
Quiet Bunny loves the forest and all the animals that live there. He loves the sounds that all the animals add to the forest and wants to add to the forest noises but can’t make the sounds the other animals make. I like the lesson Quite Rabbit learns that everyone is special in their own way and we should be proud of that.
Time for a Hug by Phillis Gershator
Time for a Hug is a sweet story of a little rabbit and their mom. Throughout the day the little rabbit plays with their mom and gives hugs.
Hooray for Hoppy! by Tim Hopgood
Hooray for Hoppy! is a spring tale of the five senses through the eyes of Hoppy the bunny. As spring arrives Hoppy sees, hears, smells, tastes, and feels the world around him changing. I love the colorful spring filled illustrations.
Hide and Seek Bunnies by Roger Priddy
Hide and Seek Bunnies is a board book with lift flaps perfect for little hands. The book shows different places you might find a bunny if you look for them. The photographs and illustrations are mixed on each page to create a colorful book.
Ready Rabbit Gets Ready! by Brenna Maloney
Ready Rabbit Gets Ready is a silly story that all kids can relate too. Ready Rabbit’s mom is calling him to get up and ready for the day, but Ready Rabbit is so busy playing that he forgets what he should be doing. The pictures in the book are photographs of a stuffed toys bunny and toys.
What Noise Does a Rabbit Make? By Carrie Weston
Raggety-Taggle listens to the other animals around the farm and wonders, ‘What Noise Does a Rabbit Make?”. Raddety-Taggle quickly learns that making a noise is not always the best thing. I love the colorful and bright pictures.
What Does Bunny See?: A Book of Colors and Flowers by Linda Sue Park
What Does Bunny See? Is a rhyming story about a rabbit that is playing in the garden and exploring all the different types of flowers. Each page shows a different color flower and names it. This is a great book for reading about flowers and learning colors. This book is also on our flower book list.
Zomo: the Rabbit by Gerald McDermott
Zomo is a tale from West Africa on how the rabbit earned wisdom. The illustrations are bright and colorful and fun to look at.
Nonfiction Books About Rabbits
Pet Rabbits Up Close by Jeni Wittrock
Pet Rabbits Up Close features large up close photographs of different rabbit parts. The photographs are great for little ones that are learning about rabbits. The facts given are basic and helpful for little ones that are just beginning to learn about rabbits.
Cuddly Rabbits by Katie Kawa
Cuddly Rabbits is an easy reader book with simple text and full page photographs of rabbits. The facts given are basic information about pet rabbits. This is a great book for teaching about pets.
Do You Really Want a Rabbit? By Bridget Heos
Do You Really Want a Rabbit is a great book to read before getting a rabbit as a pet. The book talks about how to take care of your rabbit, play with them and what they like. The illustrations show what happens if you take care of your rabbit and what happens if you don’t.
Rabbits, Rabbits & More Rabbits by Gail Gibbons
Rabbits, Rabbits & More Rabbits has a lot of information on rabbits, types of rabbits, how to take care of them, what a burrow looks like and rabbit body parts. The book is similar to other Gail Gibbons books and includes easy facts that are great for little ones.