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Fabulous Children’s Rhyming Books

Are you ready to explore these fabulous children’s rhyming books? Discover captivating escapades, eccentric characters, and boundless flights of fancy with each page turned. Whether delving into timeless classics or contemporary masterpieces, these works promise to captivate your imagination and leave you yearning for more. These rhyming books for kids are ideal for reading aloud to kids at home, in preschool or library, being aimed at preschool children aged 2-5.

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Bizzy Bear: Nursery Time

Illustrated by Benji Davies
0-2
Robust, busy board books to entertain babies and toddlers Five easy-to-use sliders, a rhyming story and lots to spot and say in this series of bright, interactive board books for toddlers! This story needs YOU! By pushing, pulling and turning the mechanisms, little hands can move the story onto the…
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Bizzy Bear: Football Player

Illustrated by Benji Davies
0-2
Five easy to move sliders, a rhyming story and lots to spot and say in this series of bright, interactive board books for toddlers! Bizzy Bear is a football player today and it's time for the big game! Help him make passes to his teammates and score goals! A funny…
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Bizzy Bear: Breakdown Truck

Illustrated by Benji Davies
2-5
Five easy-to-use sliders, a rhyming story and lots to spot and say in this series of bright, interactive board books for toddlers! When the rabbit family's car breaks down, who do they call? Bizzy Bear, of course! Little readers will love to use the chunky mechanisms to help him drive…
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Christmas Street

Written by Jonathan Emmett Illustrated by Ingela P Arrhenius
2-5
This spectacular lift-the-flap Christmas alphabet story is a book, a fold-out play-scene, and a beautiful festive frieze to decorate your room!   Everyone is busy on Christmas Street! Who is baking gingerbread? Who is wrapping presents? And who's that coming down the chimney? Find out in this perfect Christmas gift…
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When I Became Your Sister

Written by Susannah Shane Illustrated by Britta Teckentrup
2-5
A heart-warming picture book about the love between siblings, featuring shimmering gold foil on every page! Whether they're adventuring in the forest, sharing berries, or wishing on shooting stars, there's nothing this little raccoon cub loves more than spending time with their big sister. With a gentle rhyming text by…
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When I Became Your Brother

Written by Susannah Shane Illustrated by Britta Teckentrup
2-5
A heart-warming book celebrating the bond between a brother and his sibling, featuring flurries of gold foil on every page! A beautiful, reassuring picture book about the love between a brother and his younger sibling. Whether chasing butterflies, sharing pinecones, or snuggling down at bedtime, there's nothing this little fox…
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There’s a Mouse in My House

Written by Ross Collins
2-5
The long awaited sequel to the award-winning favourite, There's a Bear on My Chair, from bestselling author and illustrator, Ross Collins. The tables have turned in this fantastically funny rhyming picture book. This time, it's Bear who has an unwelcome guest, and that cheeky mouse just won't leave. He's making…
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Nabil Steals a Penguin

Written by Nishani Reed Illustrated by Junissa Bianda
2-5
Get ready for this fast-paced and big-hearted rhyming adventure about a penguin who loves curry! When Pierre the penguin tries Nabil's delicious biriyani rice, Pierre decides to leave the zoo and go home with him! But Nabil will be in BIG TROUBLE if his mum finds out. And Pierre is…
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D is for Dog

Written by Em Lynas Illustrated by Sara Ogilvie
2-5
Bound into this playful and energetic rhyming text featuring an adorable cast of dogs. Whether it's getting marvellously muddy, leaping and lolloping or hiding under the bed with a stolen slipper, a dog's life is so much FUN. This hilarious alphabet celebration of canine capers is perfect for dog lovers…
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When I Became Your Mummy

Written by Susannah Shane Illustrated by Britta Teckentrup
2-5
A heart-warming book celebrating the special bond between mothers and their children, featuring flurries of rose gold foil on every page! When I became your mummy, and you cuddled close to me, I knew right from that moment just how strong our love would be. A beautiful, reassuring picture book…
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The Cat and the Rat and the Hat

Written by Em Lynas Illustrated by Matt Hunt
2-5
A raucous, rhyming tale that will have children (and adults) in fits of laughter! Cat is sitting on his favourite mat, when who should come along but Rat with a very nice hat? Cat wants Rat's hat and will stop at NOTHING to get it. But when Bat arrives wearing…
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National Trust: Look What I Found on the Farm

Written by Moira Butterfield Illustrated by Jesús Verona
2-5
Discover a world of wonder on a farmyard walk, with this beautiful picture book from the National Trust. Today we're on the farm. Let's go!Past the gate where daisies grow . . .Look what I found!A tuft of sheep's wool, soft as a woolly jumper. Set off on a farmyard…
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A Bear is a Bear

Written by Karl Newson Illustrated by Anuska Allepuz
2-5
A bear is a bear, except when he's not. What would he be, if a bear FORGOT? Poor bear! He's all confused. Is he a bird? A moose? A fox? Or maybe even a . . . squirrel? And now winter is coming . . . perhaps Bear should curl…
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The Princess and the Peas

Written by Caryl Hart Illustrated by Sarah Warburton
2-5
A heartwarming reinvention of The Princess and the Pea, this funny reassuring picture book is perfect for royally fussy eaters everywhere! Lily-Rose May will not eat her peas. She will not! Even when her father turns them into the most fabulous smoothies, shakes or cupcakes, Lily can always tell they…
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The Princess and the Giant

Written by Caryl Hart Illustrated by Sarah Warburton
2-5
This quirky reinvention of Jack and the Beanstalk is the perfect picture book for any princess who wants to be the hero of her own tale. Princess Sophie is very resourceful sort of princess. And when the grumpy old giant at the top of beanstalk keeps everyone awake all night…
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When a Dragon Loves Christmas

Written by Caryl Hart Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw
2-5
A delightful rhyming picture book perfect for any little dragon getting ready to celebrate Christmas! This festive addition to the When a Dragon . . . series by award-winning creators Caryl Hart and Rosalind Beardshaw is full of recognisable pre-school behaviour. When it's time to celebrate Christmas, does a dragon…
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Princess Daisy and the Dragon and the Nincompoop Knights

Illustrated by Steven Lenton
2-5
A hilarious rhyming story for princesses who are definitely NOT princessy. When a truly terrifying sound wakes everyone up, clever Princess Daisy soon figures out the problem, but her father, the King, just won't listen - how can a princess defeat a dragon? Then when the knights who come to…
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Kitsy Bitsy’s Noisy Neighbours

Written by Polly Faber Illustrated by Melissa Crowton
2-5
A riotously funny picture book about kindness and community. The animals of Park View Rise all love their high-rise home. It's peaceful, calm and quiet - no one here would cause a riot... But when Honky Tonk sings much too loudly, Smart Alec's DIY goes all wrong and Sugar Plum's…
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Wanda’s Words Got Stuck

Written by Lucy Rowland Illustrated by Paula Bowles
2-5
A magic-filled rhyming picture book, perfect for any child who feels anxious about talking. Wanda the witch is so shy she can't talk! No matter how hard she tries, the words won't come out. But when another nervous little witch called Flo joins her class, it seems that Wanda's not…
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I’ll Be There

Written by Karl Newson Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw
2-5
A heart-warming celebration of parental love that follows baby animals as they explore the world. In this calming, rhyming picture book, a little polar bear wobbles on ices floes, a tiny tiger cub learns to roar, and an owl chick faces a fear of the dark. Who will be there…
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