The 13 Best Rabbit Books for Kids: Bunny Books to Love

Best Rabbit Books for Kids: Bunny Books to Love

Every spring, I feel inspired to read some of my favorite rabbit books when I see the little bunnies hopping around my yard. Even as my children get older, these stories about rabbits do not get old. 

Hop into this adorable, curated list of heartwarming tales that celebrate bunnies

From mischievous antics to heart-touching friendships, these stories will captivate young readers and leave them eager for more cuddly adventures. So, gather around, grab your favorite bunny plushie, and dive into the magic of these beloved rabbit tails (tales)!

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The Best Rabbit Books

Best Children’s Books About Bunnies

Knuffle Bunny

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems

Knuffle Bunny tells the story of the classic childhood conundrum – a lost lovey! When Trixie’s beloved Knuffle Bunny gets left behind somewhere during the day her Dad helps her retrace their steps so Trixie and her beloved Knuffle Bunny can be united once more.

Why We Love This Book: As someone whose child had beloved “monkey doodles”, this story hits close to home. It perfectly captures the love of a child and their most precious toy.
Appropriate for ages: 3+
Find This Book in Father’s Day Books/ Bunny Children’s Books

Bunnys Book Club

Bunny’s Book Club by Annie Silvestro

Bunny has loved books since the first time he stumbled on a librarian reading outside to children. But when cold weather set-in, he couldn’t hear the stories anymore. So he set out with a plan.

He snuck into the library in the middle of the night to “borrow” some books for his home. Soon his woodland friends want to get in on the reading fun, but when they get caught one late night at the library, things don’t go quite as they planned.

Why We Love This Book: Aside from the cuteness of woodland critters reading books, we love that the ending shows that the library is a welcome home to book lovers of all creatures!
Appropriate for Ages: 2-6
Find This Book In Rabbit Books / Kids Books About Books

bunnicula and other halloween books for kids

Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery by Deborah Howe

Chester, a cat, and Harold, a dog, live in perfect harmony with their family until a new pet is brought onto the scene. When the family brings home a new bunny named Bunnicula, Chester is convinced he is Dracula’s rabbit.

When weird things start to happen, they are convinced that Bunnicula is a vampire rabbit! Hijinks ensue. It’s the first in a series and the second one is even funnier/

Find this book in The 17 Best Chapter Books to Read Aloud / Halloween Books for Kids / Children’s Books About Bunnies

Best Bunny Books for Babies

pat the bunny

Pat the Bunny (Touch and Feel Book) by Dorothy Kunhardt 

This touch-and-feel book is perfect for little ones to feel the soft bunny and look in the mirror.  It’s such a cute classic that launched interactive board books for babies and spawned a million spoof books!

Why we love this book: We love that this board book is multi-sensory
Find this book in Books for Newborns / Books for a 1-Year-Old / Interactive Books For Kids / Bunny Books for Babies

Guess How Much I Love you and more kids books about love

Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

I love that this book is about a father and his son. The baby bunny is talking about how much he loves his dad who tells the baby bunny how much he loves him in return.  “I love you to the moon and back”.  Truer words are hard to find. We cannot think of a more perfect Father’s Day picture book.

Why We Love This Book: This book coined one of our favorite lines from a book ever “I love you to the moon and back”
Good For Ages:0-5
Find this book in Father’s Day Picture Books / Bedtime Books / Books for a 2-Year-old / Rabbit Books for Babies

Goodnight Moon and other books for a 2-year-old

 Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

This classic children’s literature is beloved by generations of readers and listeners. The quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day. This is one of the most popular bedtime stories for babies ever written.

Why We Love This Book: Soothing, repetitive phrases guide children to sleep.
Appropriate for ages 0-4
Find this book in Newborn Books / Best Board Books / 1-year-old Books / 2-year-old Books / Bedtime Books / Classic Kids Books/ Bunny Books

the runaway bunny

The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown

This book is a charming tale about a mother’s love. This bunny book is all about a young bunny who wants to run away and a mother explaining all the lengths she’ll go to find him again. It’s a classic book for 1-year-olds for a reason!

Find this book in Books for 1-Year-Old / Rabbit Books

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Bunny Books for Kids

Duck Rabbit

Duck Rabbit by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

This Rabbit book is exceptionally clever and hilarious. It is based on the optical illusion that is a duck or rabbit depending on how you look at the picture. In each illustration, children can look at this book from two points of view.

Why We Love This Book: Besides being hilarious, this book teaches kids that there will always be another point of view. This book is interactive and allows children to see when to let go of an argument.
Appropriate for ages: 3-8
Find this book in Interactive Books / Children’s Rabbit Books

The Rabbit Listened

The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld

This is one of my favorite books for 4-year-olds. I gift it all the time. When Taylor is sad, every animal tries to help by offering different advice from shouting to crying but they don’t make the sadness go away. But the rabbit sits there and listens. What a lesson for kindness, empathy, and dealing with emotions!

Why We Love This Book: A wonderful way to explore sitting with sadness.
Appropriate for ages 2-6
Find this book in Books for a 4-year-old / Books about Feelings/ Bunny Children’s Books

bunny slopes

Bunny Slopes by Claudia Rueda

This book about winter is fun and interactive. As you Shake, tap, and tilt the book, you can help Bunny go skiing. This book is completely adorable and trust me when I say kids never get tired of trying to get that bunny down the hill!
Find this book in children’s books about winter / Interactive Books For Kids / Bunny Books
Appropriate for ages 2-5 years

Classic Stories About Rabbits

peter rabbit

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter’s Tales of Peter Rabbit are some of the most beloved stories in children’s literature. Her fantastic illustrations and Peter’s engrossing escapades have stood the test of time.

I was so pleased when I learned there would be a movie adaptation of the series. This book should be on every kid’s bookshelf! And don’t forget to watch the Netflix book adaptation!

Why I Like This Book: This is a classic that withstands the test of time. There is nothing cuter than talking animals and the illustrations are beautiful and so realistic.
Appropriate for ages: 3-7
Find This Book In: Books about Rabbits / Best Animal Books

Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh

The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne

Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, and Christopher Robin have lived in the hearts of children for generations. This edition features the complete works of A. A. Milne’s stories and is essential for any home library.

Why We Love This Book: This is such a heartwarming classic book for kids. We dare you to read it without crying.
Appropriate for ages 
0-6
Find this book in
Rabbit Books / Best Audiobooks for Kids / Best Animal Books for Kids

Velveteen Rabbit

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

This edition of the classic story about rabbits has a beautiful cloth cover with gold embossing. You will find all the original artwork inside.

The Velveteen Rabbit was once a beloved toy and is now an old and discarded toy. When a fairy comes to save him from the trash, he becomes a real rabbit.

Why We Love This Book: This is a beautiful story that will touch all the emotions of any adult reading it, but kids will see the magic of a toy becoming real.

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