Books about Rabbits

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Rabbits are sweet and fluffy, and they can be mischievous too. Here are some of our favourite bunny books.

  • Hop Little Bunnies

    Author: Martha Mumford Illustrator: Laura Hughes
    Publisher: Bloomsbury
    Interest age: 2-4

    In a field, four little bunnies are sleeping until noon. Yet, when they wake up, it’s time to hop! The popular nursery song is given an adorable makeover (with actions and animal noises very much encouraged) in this picture book.

  • I Want a Bunny!

    Author: Tony Ross
    Publisher: Andersen Press
    Interest age: 3-5

    This new instalment in The Little Princess’ adventures reminds children of the responsibilities of owning a pet, as well as depicting the kind of “frenemy” friendship that children often experience. Totally relatable for children, as well as making us laugh.

  • A Tricky Kind of Magic

    Author: Nigel Baines
    Publisher: Hodder
    Interest age: 9-11
    Reading age: 8+

    This action-packed, black and white graphic novel is witty, original and dynamic with a unique take on grief, and learning to find the magic in life after the loss of a loved one.

  • The Velveteen Rabbit: Or How Toys Become Real

    Author: Margery Williams Illustrator: Sarah Massini   
    Publisher: Nosy Crow
    Interest age: 4-8
    Reading age: 6+

    Since 1922, The Velveteen Rabbit has grabbed the hearts of families everywhere. It's the story of a toy rabbit who becomes 'Real' through a little boy's love - and a lovely reminder for children to keep believing in magic and imagination and hope.

  • Wed Wabbit

    Author: Lissa Evans
    Publisher: David Fickling Books
    Interest age: 7+
    Reading age: 9+

    Don't be fooled by the cutesy title. The particularly 'Wabbit' in the story is anything but sweet! Fidge is a clever, slightly cynical 11 year old who is flung into the world of her little sister Minnie's favourite story - the world of the Wimbley Woos.

  • The Unbelievable Biscuit Factory

    Author: James Harris
    Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
    Interest age: 9-11
    Reading age: 8-9

    A laugh-out-loud story that definitely doesn’t include orange fluffy monsters, a biscuit factory that’s actually a super-secret science lab and a judo-kicking superhero rabbit wearing glasses. Fast-moving, funny – and all-round fabooly.

  • Magnificent Mabel and the Rabbit Riot

    Author: Ruth Quayle Illustrator: Julia Christians
    Publisher: Nosy Crow
    Interest age: 6-8
    Reading age: 7+

    Mabel is desperate for a pet rabbit, and absolutely furious when her big sister is given on for her birthday. Deciding Meg doesn't know how to care for a rabbit, Mabel takes matters into her own hands... Mabel's no nonsense approach to life is hilarious and her observation that "sometimes life isn't even fair" will resonate with young readers, who will love …

  • The Great Rabbit Rescue

    Author: Katie Davies Illustrator: Hannah Shaw
    Publisher: Simon and Schuster Children's Books
    Interest age: 7+
    Reading age: 7+

    Davies attracts young readers with her familiar plot, engaging characters, and understanding of nine year-olds' minds.

  • Ready! said Rabbit

    Author: Marjoke Henrichs
    Publisher: Scallywag Press
    Interest age: 2-5

    It is a lovely day so Dad and Rabbit decide to go to the park. Getting ready for a day out will be a familiar scenario for many young children and this funny picture book is sure to strike a chord with any adult who has experienced delays when attempting to leave the house. 

  • Rabbit's Bad Habits

    Author: Julian Gough Illustrator: Jim Field
    Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
    Interest age: 6-7
    Reading age: 6-7

    Gentle Bear wakes up early from hibernation one day and decides to build a snowman. Grumpy, know-it-all Rabbit comes along, and then Wolf, too. A beautiful modern classic about friends and sharing.

  • Press Start! Game On, Super Rabbit Boy!

    Author: Thomas Flintham
    Publisher: Nosy Crow
    Interest age: 6-8
    Reading age: 5+

    Aimed specifically at early readers, this super-fun colourful and accessible story will appeal to young gamers, and any child who enjoys simple yet engaging books.

    Mae gan y llyfr penodau hwn ddarluniau blociog lliwgar iawn wedi'u dylunio'n arbennig i edrych fel Minecraft a Lego, fel bo'n apelio'n fawr at y rhai ifanc sy'n chwarae'r gemau hyn. Dyma'r cyntaf…

  • Lizzie and Lucky: The Mystery of the Disappearing Rabbit

    Author: Megan Rix Illustrator: Tim Budgen
    Publisher: Penguin Random House
    Interest age: 6-8
    Reading age: 5+

    Perfect for animal lovers and mystery fans alike, this gentle series stars a Deaf character and her beloved dog. Can Lizzie and Lucky find Ruby, the star magician’s rabbit?

    Mae yna gystadleuaeth hud yn y dref ac mae Lizzie, ei chi Lucky a'i ffrind Ted yn llawn cyffro i'w gweld. Bydd yr enwog Lady Azeena'n perfformio gyda'i chwningen Ruby – ac mae hi'n fydda…

  • Zoopertown: X-Ray Rabbit

    Author: Jem Packer Illustrator: Emily Fox
    Publisher: Bloomsbury
    Reading age: 3+

    When all the food goes missing it's up to the Zooperheroes to save the day. A fun, comic book-style story full of action.

  • That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown

    Author: Cressida Cowell Illustrator: Neal Layton
    Publisher: Hachette
    Interest age: 5-6
    Reading age: 6+

    Emily and her toy rabbit, Stanley, love to go on adventures together.

  • Ollie’s Magic Bunny

    Author: Nicola Killen
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Interest age: 3-5

    One day, Ollie takes her toy bunny outside to play in the rainy, windy day. Despite the weather, Ollie and Bunny go on a marvelous adventure, aided by the yellow umbrella. Perfect for all owners of favourite bears, bunnies and other special friends.

  • Warning! This Book Contains Rabbits!

    Author: Tim Warnes
    Publisher: Little Tiger Press
    Interest age: 4-6
    Reading age: 5+

    Mole and The Lumpy-Bumpy Thing (which looks suspiciously like a crocodile) discover a magic hat. Even more surprisingly, the magic hat keeps producing bunnies - so many, in fact, that it starts to become a bit of a problem.

  • Too Many Carrots

    Author: Katy Hudson
    Publisher: Curious Fox
    Interest age: 4-6

    Rabbit loves carrots so much that his whole burrow is full of them, and there's no room for him to sleep! Katy Hudson explores the themes of friendship and sharing in this charming and beautifully illustrated picture book.

  • A Lullaby for Little One

    Author: Dawn Casey Illustrator: Charles Fuge
    Publisher: Nosy Crow
    Interest age: 0-4

    This heartwarming rhyming story is beautifully illustrated by Charles Fuge - with the huggiest and loveliest bunnies imaginable.

  • The World of Peter Rabbit: Hide and Seek!

    Author: Rachel Bright Illustrator: Nicola Kinnear
    Publisher: Puffin
    Interest age: 4-5

    Everyone’s favourite rabbit in a blue jacket is back – and this time, he’s using all of his ingenuity to outwit his old enemy, Mr Tod the fox.

  • Grab that Rabbit!

    Author: Polly Faber and Briony May Smith
    Publisher: Pavilion
    Interest age: 3-5

    Hodge has been eating the carrots in Mrs Sprat’s garden, but gets stuck in the hedge. Will Mrs Sprat make rabbit pie for dinner, or try to forgive? Reminiscent of Peter Rabbit, this beautifully illustrated rhyming picture book is, ultimately, a tale of friendship.