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Books With Rhyme and Poetry

Animal Trunk: Silly Poems to Read Aloud

by Charles Ghigna
ISBN: 9780810942004

Simple poems about the animal kingdom are enhanced by beautiful illustrations by Belgian artist Gabriel.

Be Glad Your Nose Is on Your Face and Other Poems

by Jack Prelutsky
ISBN: 9780061576539

This analogy of U.S. Children's Poet Laureate Jack Prelutsky's poems includes fifteen new poems paired with beautiful illustrations that add an additional layer to the other crafty, witty poems.

Chicken Soup with Rice

by Maurice Sendak
ISBN: 9780060255350

A boy expresses his love for eating chicken soup with rice throughout the year with a poem for each month.

Down by the Station

by Will Hillenbrand
ISBN: 9780152018047

Beautiful illustrations accompany this familiar song about a group of baby animals on their way to the zoo. Music on the last page encourages children to sing-along and participate.

Green Eggs and Ham

by Dr. Seuss
ISBN: 9780394800165

The classic story follows Sam I Am as he tries to convince a young friend that green eggs and ham are great and should be eaten everywhere.

How Do You Wokka-Wokka?

by Elizabeth Bluemle
ISBN: 9780763632281

Jazzy rhythms, silly rhymes, and bright illustrations accompany this zany tale of a group of multiethnic children who "wokka-wokka, shimmy-shake, and shocka-shocka" ending in a fun celebration with their neighbors.

Magic Hat

by Mem Fox
ISBN: 9780152010256

A magical hat, leaving a trail of sparkles and glitter, turns the townspeople into fun-loving animals, and readers are drawn into the mystery of what animal the next person will turn into.

Miss Polly Has a Dolly

by Pamela Duncan Edwards
ISBN: 9780399238574

Children will enjoy reading along to this expanded version of the popular street rhyming chant (Miss Polly has a dolly who is sick, sick, sick).

Rhyming Dust Bunnies

by Jan Thomas
ISBN: 9781416979760

A group of rhyming dust bunnies encounter resistance from a fourth dust bunny, only to learn that he is trying to warn them of impending danger from the broom and vacuum cleaner.

Sheep in a Jeep

by Nancy E. Shaw
ISBN: 9780395411056

A group of five sheep get into all sorts of shenanigans in this fun rhyming misadventure.

Such a Silly Baby!

by Richard and Steffanie Long
ISBN: 9780811851343

Fun rhyming book about a mother who can't keep up with her bustling baby. The baby gets switched with a chimpanzee but ends up having a great time at the zoo.

Sylvia Long's Mother Goose

by Sylvia Long
ISBN: 9780811820882

A beautifully illustrated, unique, and imaginative take on the familiar Mother Goose nursery rhymes.

Toes Have Wiggles, Kids Have Giggles

by Harriet Ziefert
ISBN: 9780399236174

Whimsical and fun book that uses great illustrations to provide a different look at everyday objects and experiences.

Where the Sidewalk Ends

by Shel Silverstein
ISBN: 9780060256678

Classic collection of the author/illustrator's light verse accompanied by humorous drawings.

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