15 Best Rhyming Books for Beginning Readers

There is a reason that children’s books rhyme. When teaching reading and spelling, patterns using rhyming words really helps. For example, if a child can read the word cat, they can figure out how to spell bat, fat, hat, mat, and sat just by replacing the beginning letter. Research shows that learning to manipulate words through rhyming is a crucial reading and spelling skill. If you care for a young child, stop by the library and borrow as many rhyming books as you can or simply purchase them by clicking any of the links below.

Our 15 favorite books that promote rhyming are: 

Four Fur Feet By Margaret Wise

Zoo-Looking By Mem Fox

Three Little Kittens By Paul Galdone

Is Your Mama a Llama? By Deborah Guarino

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom By Bill Martin Jr.

Giraffes Can’t Dance By Giles Andreae

Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? By Bill Martin

Ten on the Sled By Kim Norman

Big Red Barn By Margaret Wise Brown

Green Eggs and Ham By Dr. Seuss

Bear Snores On By Karma Wilson

There’s a Wocket in My Pocket! (Dr. Seuss’s Book of Ridiculous Rhymes) By Dr. Seuss

Kermit the Hermit By Bill Peet

Hush! A Thai Lullaby By Minfong Ho

Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin By Lloyd Moss


  1. I found Hush! at the library for sale along with Is Your Mama A Llama? and Big Red Hen. They are great reads!

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