I am excited to bring you the best rhyming books for children! We created a free printable book list to take with you to the library, so you can easily read these with your kids — check it out below!! We have chosen some classics for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, and some collections that are perfect for all ages. Challenge your children to listen to more mature rhymes — they may surprise you with their understanding and interest!!
Learning to rhyme helps develop language learning skills. A child can rhyme words long before they can read! This is because they are focusing on the word’s ending phonemes and they don’t even know it! Books that rhyme are a wonderful tool you can use to advance your child phonemic awareness.
We build rhyming confidence through reading books that rhyme, practicing and playing with rhymes, and memorizing nursery rhyme poems. Pretty soon, your child will be rhyming without any prompting from you! What fun you will have with our amazing, and complex, language!
Best Rhyming Books
Down by the Bay by Raffi
Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See? by Eric Carle
Jamberry by Bruce Degen
Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton
Moo Baa La La La by Sandra Boynton
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Time for Bed by Mem Fox
Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw
Moose on the Loose by Kathy-Jo Wargin
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss
There’s a Wocket in my Pocket by Dr. Seuss
Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss
The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
Put Me in the Zoo by Robert Lopshire
Is Your Mama a Llama by Deborah Guarino
Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld
Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? by Nancy Carlstrom
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
The Frogs and Toads All Sang: A Collection for Rhyming Poems by Arnold Lobel
Mud is Cake: A Collection by Pam Munoz Ryan
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.
Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas
The following six titles are included in this wonderful hardcover edition, Cow Takes a Bow and Other Tales by Punter & Blunt: Cow takes a Bow, Snail brings the Mail, Bee makes Tea, Underpants for Ants, Croc gets a Shock, Crow in the Snow.
A collection of fun, phonics stories for young readers. Stories included: Giraffe in the Bath, Chimp with a Limp, Spider in a Glider, Hyena Ballerina, Seal at the Wheel, Ape’s Great Escape.
For beginner readers: phonics-based text is cleverly blended with a funny story. Includes six stories: Unicorns in Uniforms, Flamingo Plays Bingo, Lizard in a Blizzard, Poodle Draws Doodle, Weasels with Measles, and Axolotl Finds a Bottle.
A collection of six funny stories, each told with rhythmic text and phonic repetition specially designed to develop essential language and early reading skills. Suitable for reading aloud or beginner readers. Guidance notes at the back explain how parents can help their children get the most out of this book. The six stories are: Llamas in Pajamas, Goat in a Boat, Raccoon on the Moon, Bug in a Rug, Kangaroo at the Zoo, and Mole in a Hole.
I made a list of rhyming books that you can bring with you to find at your library! Enjoy!