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With the exciting turn of weather into spring comes an abundance of books featuring adorable bunnies. Start the season with some wonderful tales that spotlight rabbits. Children will love hearing these stories--some because of their message of flowers and green grass, and some simply because they showcase the overall general cuteness of bunnies!

Check out some books about rabbits on the Bunny Books Book List.
     Cover Art: Five Funny Bunnies: Three Bouncing Tales

Fingerplays & Songs
Robbie the Rabbit

Robbie the rabbit is fat, fat, fat.
(pat your belly)
His soft little paws go pat, pat, pat.
(tap hands together)
His soft little ears go flop, flop, flop.
(arms overhead, wave hands)
And when Robbie runs,
He goes hop, hop, hop!
(hop three times)

Cover Art: Bunny Cakes

Bunny, Bunny

Bunny, white bunny,
With ears so tall,
(place fingers behind ears)
And your two pink eyes,
(point to eyes)
And a mouth so small
(point to mouth)
Wiggle goes one ear!
(wiggle one finger)
Wiggle goes the other!
(wiggle other finger)
Hop, hop, hop, hop,
home to your mother!
(hop four times)

Cover Art: Home for a Bunny Home for a Bunny
A bunny searches the spring-time forest for a home of his own.
Cover Art: Bunny's Lessons Bunny's Lessons
A stuffed rabbit learns much from Charlie, his constant companion, including the meaning of the words "loud," "ouch," and "messy," but also about saying you are sorry and knowing you are loved.

New Books

Big Little Brother



Aunt Ant

more New Picture Books

Storytimes at your Library
Many storytimes require registration and fill up early. Registration is available online, by phone and in person.
  • Baby Storytime - for children birth to 24 months.
    Delight and stimulate your baby's senses with books and music.
  • Toddler Storytime - for children ages 2 and 3.
    Nurture a love of books. Learn letters, sounds, and new words.
  • Preschool Storytime - for children ages 4 to 6.
    Enjoy stories together and build language skills.
  • Family Storytime - for children 2 years old and up.
    Share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement with your children.
  • World Language Storytime - for children 2 years old and up.
    Experience the world in other languages.
see all Storytimes at Hennepin County Library

see all events at Hennepin County Library

Jane Jane Boss, Birth to Six Librarian
Learn more about early literacy at Birth to Six website

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