Getting ready for Spring? How about some new books on rabbits to use along with old favorites like Margaret Wise Brown’s The Runaway Bunny? Here are some suggestions for a “Bunny” storytime, that avoids using the Easter Bunny as a character, so that the non-Christian kids at your storytime won’t feel left out. An easy craft is to make a Bunny collage: have the outline of a rabbit on paper, then let the kids glue on things like cotton balls or cloth scraps to make their bunnies. For a stretching activity, do “The Bunny Hop” dance, after reading Teddy Slater’s The Bunny Hop.
French, Vivian. NOT AGAIN, ANNA! Anna goes everywhere with her stuffed animal rabbit, while she learns the colors. A flap book that is great with younger preschoolers.
Gorbachev, Valeri. NICKY AND THE BIG BAD WOLVES. Nicky and his many siblings are afraid of wolves, until his mother comes up with a clever solution to help him.
Jeram, Anita. ALL TOGETHER NOW. Mommy Rabbit adopts Little Duckling and Miss Mouse.
McCarty, Peter. LITTLE BUNNY ON THE MOVE. Bunny travels over railroad tracks, past sheep, through meadows to reach home.
Roth, Carol. LITTLE BUNNY’S SLEEPLESS NIGHT. Since he is an only child, Little Bunny invites his friends for a sleepover, hoping the company will cure his insomnia.
Rylant, Cynthia. BUNNY BUNGALOW. A new home for the bunny family.
Slater, Teddy. THE BUNNY HOP. Girls ignore Bunny Rabbit until he learns to dance the Bunny Hop, in this easy reader.