33 favorite preschool rhyming books – teaching skills | WHs Answers

Few rhymes are as simple as “mouse” and “house,” but Reid Kaplan found a fun way to turn it into a story. The book also includes a few pages of fun activities for kids to let their creative side run wild.

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18. The house that Jack built


This children’s song is almost 200 years old and tells the story of Jack building a house and all the mishaps he and the animals get into. Jenny Snow has brought this happy, rhyming story back to life with the illustrations set in a lush Caribbean setting.

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19. Cats Don’t Like That by Andy Wortlock


Cats are feisty little creatures, but that’s why we love them! This is a great book to add to your shopping cart if you are thinking of bringing home a cat as children do not always fully understand how independent cats can be.

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20. Chester van Chime, Who Forgot How to Rhyme by Avery Monsen


This is one of the more complex rhyming books as it is about a boy who has forgotten how to rhyme. Rhyming couplets are never completed and it’s up to the kids to help Chester find the word he’s looking for. This is great for working on their prediction skills and understanding skills while enjoying the silly story.

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21. There’s a dinosaur in the toilet! by Horace Hughes


Friendship comes in all shapes and forms, and even a dinosaur in your toilet might prove to be a worthy friend! Teach children about loneliness and kindness through this hilarious, rhyming story accompanied by beautifully detailed illustrations.

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22. Pete The Cat and The Missing Cupcakes by Kimberley and James Dean


Pete the Cat and all his crazy adventures are a staple among kindergarten kids. Whether he’s throwing a pizza party, wearing new shoes, or finding missing cupcakes, Pete is a rhyming sidekick that every preschooler loves. Serve these favorite rhymes with a cupcake on the side and kids will be begging for more!

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23. Frog on a log? by Kes Gray and Jim Field


Children just love absurd animal couplets and this book offers just that. The frog is grumpy because the log gives him splinters, but the cat takes the mat and the mule takes the chair. But where will the dog sit? Dive into this hilarious story to find out!

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24. Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see? by Bill Martin Jr


Brown Bear is a classic rhyming book that can be found in almost every kindergarten classroom. The large, medium-sized pictures and simple rhyme make this the perfect book for preschoolers. Kids will love singing along to the simple rhyme and will soon know the whole story by heart.

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25. Pig the Stinker by Aaron Blabey


What makes boobs so irresistible! The Aaron Blabey Pig the Pug book series introduces us to a pug who’s up to all sorts of troubles through captivating rhymes. This time he’s a stinky little puppy because he’s been rolling in all kinds of food. How will he ever get clean!

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26. I Will Paint No More by Karen Beaumont


It’s not often that a children’s book rolls around with this level of artistry, but Karen Beaumont has created the perfect story for it. The bright and colorful illustrations are absolutely mesmerizing and tell the story of a creative child who just can’t stop coloring. He covers himself from head to toe in paint as he sings a silly song kids will love.

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27. Llama Llama Red Pajamas


If your child is having trouble falling asleep or is afraid to be alone at night, share this adorable book about a scared little llama because funny animal rhymes are a sure-fire way to cure late-night troubles. He calls and calls for his mom, but gets scared when she doesn’t answer. The endearing illustrations and rhythmic rhyme make it a great bedtime story for little ones.

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28. I’m a Hungry Dinosaur by Janeen Brian & Ann James


Hungry little dino is trying to bake a cake but he’s making quite a mess. In this fun book, the text is sometimes even more colorful than the colorful illustrations with lots of sound words. This makes it a great book for preschoolers to read along with and replicate the sounds and movements.

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29. Alice Schertle’s Little Blue Truck


The little blue truck drives across the countryside and to the farm, meeting all kinds of animals along the way. Each animal has a unique sound that is reflected in the book, and brightly colored text encourages children to read along.

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30. Room on the Broomstick by Julia Donaldson


How much space does a witch have on her broomstick? Read along to find out! The book has been around for more than 20 years and still delivers captivating rhymes along with colorful illustrations that keep kids entertained.

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31. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat by Lucille Colandro


If you’re looking for a Halloween rhyme book, this should be your go-to place. The funny nonsense rhymes and colorful illustrations tell the story of an old lady who swallows some strange things one by one. It’s a themed take on the classic There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly that’s guaranteed to get the kids laughing.

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32. Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner


Snowmen never look the same the next morning, which begs the question, what do they do at night? Let the kids’ imaginations run wild as they think of what snowmen do at night to make them so deformed the next morning, then read this classic story to see if you can find some answers.

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33. Rhyme Crime by Jon Bergerman


This is a simple story about a criminal who replaces stolen items with rhymes, so don’t be surprised if instead of a hat you find a cat! These silly rhyming crimes are a laughing stock and the simple illustrations are eye-catching and hilarious.

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