Everyone loves storytime, especially little bunnies! There are many benefits to reading with your little one, regardless of age. Make some of your together time storytime too! Here are some bunny themed stories for a variety of ages and reading levels that you can all enjoy! So snuggle up with your favorite lovey and get reading!
Guess How Much I Love You, written by Sam McBratney and illustrated by Anita Jeram is a sweet story about Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare at bedtime. It’s a perfect goodnight story that showcases the unconditional love of an adult for a child. The adorable illustrations add depth to a simple but lovely story. The book is rated for preschoolers and up, and is a perfect read for letting little bunnies know how loved they are.
The Runaway Bunny, written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd, is a true classic, originally published in 1942. It is the story of a little bunny who tells his mother that he wants to run away, and mother bunny assures him that she will always find him. It is a tale about the enduring and unconditional love of mother for child. Colorful and sweet illustrations combine with the simple but beautiful writing to make this a children’s tale that endures.
Our own Avery the Aviator snowgoose takes us on an adventure from Cricket Island all the way to the arctic, teaching lessons about bravery and conservation along the way. This book also features Avery’s pals, Boris Bearealis the polar bear and Aurora the angora rabbit! This sweet book is perfect for your little future adventurer and teaches that they can overcome their own new and unfamiliar obstacles with bravery and friendship.
Little White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes is a story about a young rabbit who wanders through the world wondering all sorts of things. In the end, he returned home, and never wondered whether he was loved. Complete with darling illustrations, this is a story about creativity and questioning, capped off with the comfort of being where you belong.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter tells the story of young Peter Rabbit and his adventure through Mr. McGregor’s garden. When he finally gets home, his mother gives him chamomile tea and puts him to bed. This classic, originally published in 1902, features beautiful illustrations. The best thing about this book may be that there’s more than 20 other Beatrix Potter books to explore once you’re done!
6. Little Star
This sweet board book is the perfect little bedtime story to let your little one know how loved they are each night. Featuring sweet illustrations, the book shows a big bunny telling a little bunny just how loved they are. What a wonderful way to send your little one to sleep each night, feeling loved and happy.
Bunicula by Deborah and James Howe is a classic middle grade novel, perfect for bigger bunnies age 8-12. It’s the story of how Chester the Cat and Howard the Dog react to a new pet in the household; a peculiar bunny. This story packs enough comedy to keep it from being scary, and is a great chapter book to read at any time.
Redwall, by Brian Jacques, is the story of the peace loving mice of Redwall Abbey, and how they defend themselves and their beautiful abbey from the dreadful Cluny the Scourge! The first book in a series of novels, this book is most notable for its charming and unforgettable cast of characters, including the incomparable and heroic Basil Stag Hare, who helps the Abbey mice in their time of need!The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld is a sweet story about encountering a disappointment. When Taylor runs into a big disappointment, all the animals come by to try to help, but it was the rabbit that stayed with him and listened. In the end, it was the rabbit’s steadfast presence that helped Taylor get past their frustration and sadness and start moving forward again. A dear story of true friendship, like the friendship you share with your own bunny!