Monday, March 7, 2011

New 2011 Spring and Easter Children's Books

I perused through a few new release lists and discovered several new spring and Easter children's books titles. Thus far we've only read one and highly recommend it -- Little White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes. I've noticed a few of the other new titles below at our school book fair and hope to check them out next time I work the cash register. Let me know if there are any other new spring/Easter titles, and I'll be sure to add them here.

What new 2011 books are you looking forward to reading this spring? Please don't limit your responses to spring/Easter themed titles! Somehow I plan to get my hands on a copy of Just Being Audrey by Margaret Cardillo and Julia Denos. I adore Audrey Hepburn's movies and this children's book has fantastic looking illustrations.

Visit PW Spring 2011 Children's Announcements for a long list of new spring releases by publisher.

Easter Books
Big Bunny by Betseygail Rand, illustrated by Colleen Rand [Tricycle Press]
Who Hid the Easter Eggs by Pirkko Vainio [NorthSouth]
Madeline at the White House by John Bemelmans Marciano [Viking Juvenile]
Happy Easter, Peter! [Frederick Warne and Company]
Counting Chicks: A Hop Movie Tie-In by Kirsten Mayer [LB Kids]
Hop: Meet the Easter Bunny [LB Kids]
Slide and Find Easter by Roger Priddy [Priddy Books]
Splat the Cat: Where's the Easter Bunny? by Rob Scotton [HarperFestival]
Benny's Chocolate Bunny by Janee Trasler [Cartwheel]
Easter Sparkling Surprise by Elizabeth Spurr, illustrated by Colleen Madden [Sterling]

Spring Books
Little White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes [Greenwillow Books]
Wake Up! Wake Up!: A Springtime Lift-The-Flap Book by Nancy Davis [Little Simon]
Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A Book of Changing Seasons by Il Sung Na [Knopf Books for Young Readers]
Spring Is Here! by Will Hillenbrand [Holiday House]
In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb by Marion Dane Bauer illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully [Holiday House]
Migrant by Maxine Trottier, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault [Groundwood Books]
Marley: Marley Springs Ahead! by John Grogan, illustrated by Richard Cowdrey [HarperFestival]
Quiet Bunny’s Many Colors by Lisa McCue [Sterling]

More 2011 Bunny Themed Books:
Hoppy Passover! by Linda Glaser and Daniel Howarth [Albert Whitman]
Goldie and the Three Hares by Margie Palatini, illustrated by Jack E. Davis [Katherine Tegen Books]
Suki, the Very Loud Bunny by Carmela D'Amico, illustrated by Steve D'Amico [Dutton Juvenile]
If You're Hoppy by April Pulley Sayre, illustrated by Jackie Urbanovic [Greenwillow Books]
Ribbit Rabbit by Candace Ryan, illustrated by Mike Lowery [Walker Books]
Pretty, Pretty Bunny by Dave Horowitz [Putnam]
Good Night, Little Bunny: A Changing-Picture Book by Emily Hawkins, illus. by John Butler [Templar]
The Woods by Paul Hoppe [Chronicle]
Bunny's Lesson by Harriet Ziefert, illustrated by Barroux [Blue Apple Books]
You're Finally Here! by Malanie Watt [Hyperion]
I Like You the Best by Carol Thompson [Holiday House]
Felicity & Cordelia: A Tale of Two Bunnies by Lisa Jahn-Clough [Farrar, Straus and Giroux]
Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake Michael Kaplan, illustrated by Stephane Jorisch [Dial]


Debbie's World of Books said...

I'll have to check out the Splat the Cat one. I didn't realize how much of impression those made on my 3 yr old until I said something went splat and the first thing out of her mouth was "like Splat the cat!"

Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

We really loved Little White Rabbit here too. We just got 2011 releases from Tiger Tales for review and our absolute favorite was A Little Bit of Love - very sweet book in every way :)