Here is a parrot that looks like a carrot. Barnyard Dance! Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle A muddy country road is no match for Blue, the little pick up—that is, until he gets stuck while pushing a dump truck out of the muck. The Magic Hat by Mem Fox When a magic hat sails into town it transforms the townspeople one by one into a variety of different animals.
The presentation of the rhyming couplets offers the opportunity for children to make a guess at which animal will indeed be next. Mighty, Mighty Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker A story of co-operation and teamwork amongst construction vehicle friends is a must for truck lovers. Commotion in the Ocean , Rumble in the Jungle , Cock-a-doodle-doo! Farmyard Hullabaloo and Dinosaurs Galore!
My girls have both adored them too.
25 Great Picture Books That Rhyme
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In the first book of a series, best friends Rip and Red have just started fifth grade. Their common passion: basketball. Am I a Bully? Written by Hope Gilchrist, illustrated by Zoe Jordon. Toby makes his friends laugh when he teases a classmate over his weird clothes. This independently published paperback helps children recognize when teasing crosses the line into bullying. This sweet story prepares kids for how short-lived teasing can be. On the first day of school, Victoria picks on Chrysanthemum because she has the same name as a flower, and Chrysanthemum wilts under the ridicule.
Then the students learn that a teacher has a similar name, and all of a sudden Chrysanthemum is cool. Published by Mulberry Books. Particularly good for an anxious or literal child, this rhyming book helps distinguish between teasing and bullying. Published by Boys Town Press.
In a fast-paced chapter book that will appeal to reluctant readers, Marley thinks seventh grade will be boring until he draws attention from the school bully. Digger pushes Marley down in the hallway, and the drama unfolds. Bonus: If your child is a fan of Star Wars, there are loads of references. Levine Books. She tells him that her mom has depression too, and she sees a therapist to help her feel better. An actress on TV shows such as Orange Is the New Black , Guerrero shares the heartbreaking story of her Colombian parents being deported when she was She also reveals how she battled depression, and had suicidal thoughts in her early 20s.
Back to Front and Upside Down! Written and illustrated by Claire Alexander.
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This sweet picture book follows Stan, a puppy, and his animal classmates. When he finally does, he learns that with help — and lots of practice — he can succeed. This inspirational chapter book captures the challenges students with dyslexia face daily, not just in reading but in self-esteem. The main character, Ally, has been able to hide her inability to read in every school — until now.
Published by Puffin Books. In this sturdy book with beautiful heart-shaped cutouts, a girl explains that her heart is full of feelings. Each spread focuses on a different emotion, such as happiness, bravery, and fear. This is when my heart is sad. Seuss, illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher. This little-known Dr. Seuss story gives young kids a groundwork for describing their feelings, normalizing the experience of having multiple emotions. Bonus: It will also help toddlers and preschoolers learn colors.
The witty illustrations in this book may be even more powerful than the text.
An astronaut in space holds a picture of his family. A wrestler cries in the locker room. A tattooed biker regrets running over a squirrel. The final image of a father and son is particularly heartwarming.
But then the color palette of the illustrations changes as Sophie cries a little and lets the outdoors comfort her. This plus-page activity book uses writing and drawing to help kids work through their emotions. Published by Art With Heart. So many bedtime books are super sugary but this one is funky and bright! I love the space theme and the illustrations are great! My Truck is Stuck! The story is simple. A truck is stuck and even though other vehicles come to help, nothing budges until a tow truck arrives. The best part is the cargo of bones in the truck are slowly stolen by hungry gophers while the others work to free the truck.
The illustrations make me giggle. Especially the guy in the moving van who is blowing bubbles. I have never understood that but it makes me laugh. I should warn you that she loves anything with a baby of any sort in it. In it, the baby and family go from the city to the farm asking about the sounds the people and animals make around them.
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The text is sweet and rhymes and the bright, colorful illustrations are so adorable. Very sweet book for children learning about animal sounds. And if the reader is my son? My daughter actually sits looking at these pages instead of simply trying to eat the book. Which in my opinion is a great review from a 6-month-old!
Many alphabet books are great tools but this one not only entertains it never gets old. Flip flop flee. This book celebrates all sorts of babies and all the every day things babies do. My daughter points out all the babies on each page as I read the rhyming text. I love this book because of its diversity, inclusion, and acceptance of all babies and families.
The illustrations are full of depictions of all sorts of families showering their smallest most precious member with love. What I assumed were two mommies my husband thought was a husband and wife. I thought a lady was a grandma and my son said it was just an older mom.
This is why I love this book. What she does see is all sorts of happy babies in all sorts of families being the norm and this is the world we want her to know. Flashing Fire Engines by Tony Mitton is a favorite at our house. Normally even after my son and I read the books we review I grab them to do the write-up. I know the whole thing off by heart as does my son, so no need to grab it for reference. The book is a rhyming masterpiece. Somehow keeping up the rhyming pace as it explains how firefighters fight fires and rescue people! Details like what gear they wear, and how hoses and hydrants work are included as well as ladders and sirens.
My son loves this book and as an adult who has read it hundreds of times. A Violin by Lloyd Moss is a big hit at our house and if you have a child into music or musical instruments this is a great book. You count the instruments as they come on stage for a performance. Not only is this a great counting book. It introduces musical instruments in its rhyming text and super fun pictures. The day we bought it I had to sit in the back with him on the way home. Ten on the Sled by Kim Norman is a really fun and educational book. But instead of squeezing onto a bed these cold weather animals pile on and off the sled one at a time.
What is wonderful from an educational sense is not just the obvious counting element. But as each animal exists the sled the verb used for each animal begins with the same letter as the animal does. This was fantastic for my son who wanted to sound every animal and verb out. Add a fun rhyming sing-song text and this is a great option for a holiday gift.
One Duck Stuck by Phyllis Root looks like an everyday book, but inside you will find a brilliantly repetitive storyline, that promotes teamwork, and mathematical skills!
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My class was nuts about this book a few years ago and my son has greatly enjoyed it since infancy. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. All of Dr. They have no obvious race which makes them universal and inclusive. While there are only 50 words used in the whole book, its easy rhymes make it a great choice for learning about rhyming.