The Best Rhyming Books For Kids

If you’re looking for the best children’s books that rhyme, you’ve come to the right place. Rhyming books are fantastic as they allow children to learn about rhythm and pace whilst enjoying the magic of reading.

Rhyming books for kids can be fun to read and the rhythm found in these books will help children to develop literacy skills such as phonemic awareness.

I have to say, children’s rhyming stories are my favorite type of reading book for both toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten kids. I absolutely love them! 

I’m sure you will also love this collection of rhyming books for kids. I’ll also share some fantastic craft ideas to go alongside one or two of these fun children’s books that I share. 

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What Is Phonemic Awareness?

Rhyming helps a child to develop phonemic awareness, but what does the term Phonemic awareness mean?

A phoneme is a sound and through using words that rhyme either in books, nursery rhymes or songs children are able to develop essential skills such as anticipating the next word in the sentence. By doing this children are able to develop their speech and literacy skills and prepare for the next stage of reading.

The Best Rhyming Children’s Books

Whether you’re looking for the best rhyming books for toddlers or a rhyming books for kids, here is a fabulous list for you to choose from. Enjoy!

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy

An introductory book in the Maclary series, this one’s a great pick to get started with. It has beautiful watercolor illustrations alongside a catchy rhyme.

Hairy Maclary from donaldsons dairy

Ten Little Fish

What could be better than a book full of rhymes that also sharpens your little one’s counting skills and introduces him to underwater creatures? That’s exactly what this book packs in.

ten little fish book for kids

Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom has been one of the top choices for toddler moms across the globe. This magical rhyming story with bright and colorful illustrations became so successful that it is now a 27 minute long animated film too!

room on the broom book

Stick Man

Worked on by the creators of Room on the Broom, Stick Man is another excellent choice to get your hands on. It is a heart warming tale perfect for Christmas!

stick man book

Wait up! That’s not all. Keep scrolling to find some more exciting and fun titles that I’ve absolutely loved.

Parts (Picture Puffin Books)

a book about body parts for children. childrens anatomy book

Dinosaur Roar!

dinosaur roar book for kids

Commotion in the Ocean

commotion in the ocean for kids

Oi Frog! (Oi Frog and Friends)

oi frog kids book

Fox in Socks: Dr. Seuss

fox in socks

Pig the Pug

pig the pug book for kids

What The Ladybird Heard

what the ladybird heard kids book

Some Dogs Do

some dogs do book for kids


funny bones book for preschool kids

Each Peach Pear Plum

each peach pear plumb book for kids

Giraffes Can’t Dance

giraffes-cant-dance preschool book for kids

The Going-To-Bed Book

the going to bed book

Charlie Cook’s Favorite Book

charlie cooks favorite book



A Gold Star for Zog

a gold star for zog book

Night Monkey Day Monkey

night monkey day monkey book for kids

Now that you’ve introduced your little one to fun rhymes, it is time to take it up a notch and get him to try some crafts and activities centered around his favorites! And guess what? I have the list for just that!

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