I love holiday books, but it makes me sad putting them away at the end of the holiday. Why not get creative with this year’s Easter basket books and choose books that can stay on the shelf all year round! Here are ten of our favorite bunny themed books.
Bunny Roo, I Love You by Melissa Marr
I usually discover my newest adorable children’s books in museum gift shops or on illustrator’s websites, but this one I actually found in the grocery store! It was such a pretty cover, and I love the story. This book tells how different animals welcome their babies into the world, and how it is very similar to how we welcome human babies.
Wolfie The Bunny by Ame Dyckman
A cute story about a bunny family that adopts a baby wolf. The suspicious little sister is worried her new wolf brother will “Eat them all up!” An incident at the carrot store bring these siblings together at the end. You have to love the bright acrylic painted illustrations and happy ending.
Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
Ignore the weird names in this book (little nut brown hare?) and you’ll love this book. A baby bunny tries to out-do the parent bunny by saying they love them the most. The ending makes me a little teary-eyed…
Not a Box by Antoinette Portis
This book will inspire your little one to “think outside the box.” The little bunny character uses his imagination to transform a cardboard box into different things. A great read for kids that love playing with or in cardboard boxes….isn’t that all of them?
Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt
How cute will this book look in your kiddo’s Easter basket? The pastel colors are my favorite. The pages are touch and feel and have interactives like “stick your finger through the ring” etc. I bought this for my nephew last Easter and he loved it! Splurge for the hardcover and not the spiral bound book, because it is less likely to tear!
Marshmallow by Clare Turlay Newberry
Another perfect pastel bunny book, this Caldecott winner is about a baby bunny named Marshmallow that develops a friendship with a tabby cat named Oliver.
Creepy Carrots by Peter Brown
I love Peter Brown books like Mr. Tiger Goes Wild and The Curious Garden, and this one is great too! This book is a little spooky but definitely not scary. The little bunny Jasper loves eating carrots, but….are the carrots trying to get their revenge?? You’re little one will like the surprise twist at the end.
A little girl writes to her bunny about all the things she loves to do together with him. It has a great message and the illustrations are so cute and colorful with a little touch of shiny foil. Perfect for the bookshelf in a colorful nursery.
http://amzn.to/2o1EaMpRunaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
In this classic bunny book the little bunny runs away and plays hide and seek with the Mama Bunny who finds him everytime no matter what. For the kids that worry no one will ever come find them (This was me…) this will give them a little bit of comfort.
Too Many Carrots by Kate Hudson
Is there such a thing as too many carrots? Rabbit doesn’t seem to think so…not at first anyway. When his burrow gets overcrowded with carrots his friends try to help. This book is about friendships and sharing. A little bit text-heavy but with a lot of cute illustrations. I recommend it for Kindergarten and up!