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Watership Down

by Richard Adams

Watership Down is a heroic fantasy/political novel about a small group of rabbits. Although living in their natural environment, they are anthropomorphized, possessing their own culture, language, proverbs, poetry, and mythology. Evoking epic themes, the novel recounts the rabbits’ odyssey as they escape the destruction of their warren to seek a place in which to establish a new home, encountering perils and temptations along the way.

Creating a Peaceable Kingdom: How to Live with More Than One Pet

by Cynthia D. Miller

For those animal lovers who choose, or are chosen, to live with more than one pet and want to maintain a harmonious household. The book is full of tips for creating an efficient care routine, introducing animals to one another, and keeping all animals and people of the household happy and healthy.

Rabbits Gentle Hearts, Valiant Spirits Inspirational Stories of Rescue, Triumph, and Joy

by Marie Mead and Nancy LaRoche

A rabbit’s reputation as passive creature often obscures the fact they are complex, amusing, and sometimes challenging companions. They are highly intelligent and social animals who develop their full potentail only when given ample time to play and socialize – both with their human caregivers and ideally, other rabbits. Despite the fact that most of the stories begin with rescues from traumatic situations, the happy endings of these true accounts will leave readers inspired.

Rabbit Health in the 21st Century: A Guide for Bunny Parents

by Kathy Smith

This user-friendly book on pet rabbit health from a caretaker’s perspective is written for people with little or no medical or veterinary background. Its goal is to help rabbit owners play a more active, informed role in their rabbit’s health care decisions.

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House Rabbit Handbook: How to Live with an Urban Rabbit

by Marinell Harriman

Marinell Harriman, founder of the House Rabbit Society, wrote this book so that people
who have house rabbits (now the fourth most popular pet in the United States) would have a handy reference guide. More than 100 pictures, medical information, diet
information, how to introduce rabbits to each other and other animals. If you buy
one rabbit book, this is the one to get.

The Relaxed Rabbit: Massage for Your Pet Bunny

by Chandra Moira Beal, RMT and Maia

In The Relaxed Rabbit: Massage for Your Pet Bunny, professional Massage Therapist and her mini-lop rabbit, Maia, share basic massage strokes specifically designed for pet rabbits, offering the layperson a step-by-step routine to practice on companion rabbits at home.

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Stories Rabbits Tell: A Natural and Cultural History of a Misunderstood Creature

Stories Rabbits Tell takes a comprehensive look at the rabbit as a wild animal, ancient symbol, pop culture icon, commercial “product” and domesticated pet. The first book of its kind, Stories Rabbits Tell provides invaluable information and insight into the life and history of an animal whom many love, but whom most of us barely know.

Getting Started: Clicking with Your Rabbit

by Joan Orr

Clicker training is a great way for people to bond with their bunnies and improve their bunny’s quality of life. It is also can be used to help improve rabbit behavior and to make shy bunnies more adoptable. Find out how you can clicker train your rabbit in Clicking with Your Rabbit.

Clicking with Your Rabbit is available for purchase at

Disapproving Rabbits
Disapproving Rabbits

Disapproving Rabbits is our favorite bunny picture book! Anytime you need a good belly laugh just look for a Disapproving Rabbit!

“Try as hard as you like, there’s just no pleasing a disapproving rabbit.

Long thought of as mindless raiders of gardens and happy couriers of colored eggs, it’s almost as if rabbits have been getting the best of us for years, secretly disapproving of all our non-rabbit ways.”

Animal Talk: Interspecies Telepathic Communication

by Penelope Smith

Penelope Smith is an internationally known interspecies telepathic communicator, and in
this book she shares her methods for animal communication. There are also tapes,
videos, and workshops available.

When Animals Speak: Advanced Interspecies Communication

(formerly published as Animals: Our Return to Wholeness)

by Penelope Smith

In this book, Penelope shares stories of animals who have come into her life and what
they have had to say to her. The stories she has to tell are both joyful and

There is Eternal Life for Animals

by Niki Behrikis Shanahan

Do pets go to heaven? This book is about the afterlife of animals from a Christian perspective. According to the Bible, all animals go to heaven! This well-researched book is a comfort for those who have lost a pet.

Animal Prayer Guide

by Niki Behrikis Shanahan

A guide to praying for animals with sample prayers and blessing services for numerous situations, which can be personally customized.

Childrens’ Books

Between a Wink and a Dream

by T.R. Vannatta and Laura Telford (illustrator)

T.R. Vannatta and Laura Telford, residents of Austin, Texas and former rabbit owners,
wrote and illustrated this delightful story of family matriarch Theadora Thatcher Rabbit
and her many children.

Ten Little Rabbits Board Book

by Virginia Grossman and Sylvia Long (illustrator)

Weaving, fishing, and storytelling are all part of this spirited book that celebrates
Native American traditions as it teaches young children to count from one to ten. Beautiful

How Jackrabbit Got His Very Long Ears

by Heather Irbinskas and Kenneth Spengler (illustrator)

Jackrabbit has been chosen by the Great Spirit to lead Bobcat, Tortoise, and Roadrunner
to Earth and introduce them to their desert homes. But Jackrabbit does not listen to what
the Great Spirit tells him about each new creature and he makes up stories in answer to
their questions about themselves – answers which often make them feel bad. How Jackrabbit
Got His Very Long Ears is a sensitive, original tale which teaches children to listen
carefully, to treat others kindly, and to understand we are all special in our own way.

Marshmallow (Clare Newberry Classics)

by Clare Turlay Newberry (a Caldecott Honor Book)

A charming story with delightful drawings. Oliver the cat lived with Miss

Tilly. Then one day she came home with a surprise – a baby bunny named Marsmallow!
Oliver’s curiosity about the new bunny soon leads to friendship and agreement with Miss
Tilly that… A bunny’s a delighful habit, and no home’s complete without a rabbit.

The Runaway Bunny

by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd (illustrator)

Once there was a little bunny who wanted to run away. But no matter how or where he
decided to go, his mother answered his challenge by indicating how she would catch him –
for she loved her little bunny very much.

Liplap’s Wish

by Jonathon London and Sylvia Long (illustrator)

Liplap wishes his grandmother, who recently died, was with him and he
can’t believe that he will never see her again. It isn’t until Liplap’s
mother tells him the ancient bunny legend about the stars in the sky that
Liplap realizes his grandmother will always be with him. Liplap’s Wish is
a story about love, loss, and remembrance.

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