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!"

Raising a Happy Child 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 :)