Little Library Bookshelf: Hopping Reads

Hop into spring with rabbit books chosen by children’s librarian Heather Blake from the Vernon Area Public Library.
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Here is a bunny with ears so funny.
And here is his home in the ground.
At the first sound he hears, he perks up his ears,
And hops right into the ground!


Whenever I think of rabbits I think of spring, and not because they are sitting out in my garden eating the buds off of my flowers! But because snow will be gone, all animals start returning, and you may even catch a glimpse of sweet baby animals too.  These six books are all very different stories about bunnies – some are ninjas, some are naughty, some look like different animals – but all are bunny-licious!


Hopping Good Reads by pbinmyhair

Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

Is a duck sometimes a rabbit? Or wait…is a rabbit sometimes a duck? You and your little ones can decide when you read this very silly book showing that how you see the world is all about how you look at it!




Ninja Bunny by Jennifer Gray Olson

All super awesome ninjas know rules 1-10 (if you don’t or forgot, they are listed in this book). But Ninja Bunny learns there is one rule more important than all the others that a ninja must keep in mind.




Chloe by Peter McCarty

Chloe has a very large family and loves spending time with them. One night something arrives that she believes disrupts family time. But she figures out how to make the best of it and gets everyone to join in too!




Little White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes

This little Rabbit has a very powerful imagination – if he wonders about something – it happens to him. He flutters with butterflies, how fun! He is as still as a rock. When he encounters a cat, he scoots as quickly as possible! But there is one thing Rabbit doesn’t wonder about, and that is who loves him.




Two Bunny Buddies by Kathryn O. Galbraith, illustrated by Joe Cepeda

Friends don’t always get along, but the point is to make up quickly, still be friends, and have lunch together!




Poop-di-doop! by Stephanie Blake

Now, the little bunny in this book is very naughty. But will an encounter with a wolf change his tune or just alter it a little? Either way, this book is sure to get some giggles.





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Melissa is mom to 4. She used to dream of traveling the world, now she dreams of a clean kitchen. She can be found on most social media sites as @PBinmyHair because with this much hair and four kids, you're bound to find something in it.

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