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  • Age Range: 3 - 6 years

  • Grade Level: Preschool - 1

  • Hardcover: 40 pages

  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (July 2, 2019)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 1250120365

  • ISBN-13: 978-1250120366

Bunny in the Middle

by Anika Denise

A Kids' Indie Next List Pick!"


This sweet picture book acknowledges the special place each sibling occupies in a family. Middle kids are lucky to have someone bigger to help them—and someone smaller who needs them. They know how to assert themselves when their opinions are important; how to relent when a battle isn’t worth it; and how to negotiate conflicts to make all siblings equally happy. Sometimes middles lead; sometimes they follow; and sometimes they forge their own paths. When you’re in the middle, “you’re not too small for the big stuff” (going to school) “and not too big for the small stuff” (playing with a dollhouse). Life’s not always rosy, though; think hand-me-downs and shared bedrooms. But here’s the thing: “The best part of middle is… / you are loved all around.” What’s better than that?" -Kirkus

"The author deftly describes precise situations that require compromise. . . Denise employs Photoshop, Procreate and pencil for scenes brimming with affection. This creative team parents three girls and here shares insights honoring the child who’s sometimes overlooked."―School Library Journal

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