Dave is upset to lose his favourite toy, which later turns up at the school fair. How can he get Dogger back? This heart-warming story has a little more text than the others listed and is ideal to read to more than one child. This time the story is in the pictures as Rosie the hen takes a walk and is unaware of the fox not far behind. A magical story about the power of the imagination. A scary message, but children see the joke.
The perfect adventure story, told in rhyme and pictures. The Bear Hunt is packed with excitement, anticipation, and movement. Wonderfully interactive and one for the whole family to enjoy together. Max is sent to bed without his supper and he goes on an incredible journey to the land where the wild things are. He is not scared and becomes king of the wild things. An unforgettable fantasy adventure.
Demands participation. Search this website. Quick book search. Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet and Allan Ahlberg Puffin An all-time wonder—one to read again and again and to take you and your children into nursery rhymes and fairy stories. Can dogs fly? Very funny and life-enhancing. The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler Macmillan A brilliant rhyming text and fabulous illustrations combine to tell a memorable story of a very cunning mouse.
Doing the Animal Bop by Jan Ormerod, illustrated by Lindsey Gardiner Oxford Children will want to dance along with this one as you read about overexcited animals and the strange ways they move. Rumble in the Jungle by Giles Andreae, illustrated by David Wojtowycz Orchard A noisy and entertaining book, perfect for bedtime, and a chance to meet all the animals in the jungle.
Owl Babies by Martin Waddell, illustrated by Patrick Benson Walker Owls again, but this time a warm and comforting story of parental love. Click for my full review of The Pout-Pout Fish. Llama Llama Red Pajama does wonderful double duty as a rhyming picture book and a perfect book for bedtime. Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas. The Snatchabook by Helen and Thomas Docherty.
Another perfect picture book for bedtime, The Snatchabook has a bit of everything—softly flowing rhymes, a dose of mystery, and a dollop of sweet sentiment. With its gentle rhymes, Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site quiets your little truck lover to get him ready for bed. Click for my full review of Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site.
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson. But his tale of the enormous Gruffalo helps this cunning mouse talk his way out of all sorts of tight spots. Ada Twist Scientist by Andrea Beaty. Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton. Get ready for a Barnyard Dance! From sunrise to sunset, the Big Red Barn is just teeming with activity! There are pigs and horses, sheep and goats, geese and cows.
Join the fun! Fox Walked Alone by Barbara Reid. When Fox wakes from a nap, he sees an unusual sight. Animals of all kinds are passing by. Two by two, the animals continue on their way…with more animals joining as they go.
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Where do you think the animals are going? Guess Again! You see…this is not your ordinary rhyming book! Delightfully entertaining watercolor illustrations accompany a sweet rhyming story about a little girl banished to the time-out chair. Lions are wild. Bears are wild. Whales, wolves, and tigers are wild. Iggy Peck Architect by Andrea Beaty. Young Iggy Peck is an architect. From the time he was two, Iggy has been building things. He built a tower with diapers and glue and a sphinx from clods of dirt. He built churches and chapels from peaches and apples and a castle with chalk.
Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans. In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines. And one of those little girls is Madeline. First published in , this beloved rhyming picture book has been making children smile for decades. Its delightful plot and predictable rhyme make Madeline the perfect bedtime read-aloud! Over in the Meadow by Olive A.
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You may find your library shelves filled with wonderful versions of Over in the Meadow , a classic nursery song from the late s. This delightful version places Olive A. Ten on the Sled by Kim Norman. This is a one rhyming picture book you may find yourself singing instead of reading! Would you like to read some of my favorite rhyming picture books with your children? Click to download my list to take to your local library. Looking for MORE books? You can find more great library lists here! Send me the weekly e-newsletter for great tips on reading and spelling. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
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The books listed on this page are wonderful. I have several of them in my own library, and I love reading the stories to my kids and pausing to see if they can fill in the blanks. Thanks for the great list. My little ones and I had lots of fun with pausing and them filling in words too. Chicka-Chicka-Boom-Boom was a favorite for that!
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We read a few on this list regularly. I know what you mean, Alison. But your kids will come back to these sort of picture books when they get even older. Basically, so many picture books are such wonderful books that all ages can and do enjoy them!
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Do you know who sank the boat? Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman Zany, silly fun, this is one rhyming story that is sure to make your kids laugh out loud. A memorable book with a special secret at the end.