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best rhyming books for children

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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!!

Books that RHYME for kids to develop phonological awareness!  Lots of rhyming ideas!

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

Picture of Duck in the Truck
Duck in the Truck by Jez Alborough

On the Moon by Stan and Jan Berenstain

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

The Best Rhyming Children's Books: Is Your Mama a Llama?

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

Picture of Ted and Friends with QR code

Ted and Friends, by Phil Roxbee Cox and Stephen Cartwright includes 12 awesome and simple phonetic stories: Fat Cat on a Mat, Ted in a Red Bed, Big Pig on a Dig, Hen’s Pens, Fox on a Box, Frog on a Log, Ted’s Shed, Sam Sheep can’t Sleep, Shark in the Park, Toad Makes a Road, Goose on the Loose, Mouse Moves House.
Picture of Cow Takes a Bow and Other Tales CV

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.

Giraffe in the Bath and Other Tales

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.

Unicorns in Uniforms and Other Tales

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.

Raccoon on the Moon and Other Tales

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!

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  1. My children have so many of these books, but I see a few I would like to add to our collection!!

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