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Rhyming Picture Book Bibliography

If you’ve been around children’s literature long, you know that editors often say they don’t like rhyming books. What they really mean is they don’t like bad rhyme. Presented here is a bibliography of recent rhyming picture books. Study these as examples of successful books in this category.

I’ve edited it to include only titles 2005 and after.

Rhymed Picture Books

  • Even More Parts by Tedd Arnold (Puffin 2007)
  • Goodnight, Sweet Pig by Linda Bailey (Kids Can Press 2007)
  • Five Little Ducks by Ivan Bates (Scholastic 2006)
  • My Granny Went to Market by Stella Blackstone (Barefoot Books 2006)
  • Out for the Count by Kathryn Cave (Francis Lincoln 2006)
  • Click, Clack, Splish, Splash: A Counting Adventure by Doreen Cronin (Simon & Schuster 2006)
  • Llama, Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney (Viking 2005)
  • G Is for One Gzonk!: An Alpha-number-bet Book by Tony DiTerizzi (Simon & Schuster 2006)
  • A Squash and a Squeeze (Book and CD) by Julia Donaldson (Macmillan Children’s Books 2007)
  • One Ted Falls out of Bed by Julia Donaldson (Henry Holt 2006)
  • The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson (Puffin 2005, reprint 2006)
  • Cha-Cha Chimps by Julia Durango (Simon & Schuster 2006)
  • Down in Louisiana by Johnette Downing (Pelican 2007)
  • Estelle Takes a Bath by Jill Esbaum (Henry Holt 2006)
  • Beetle Bop by Denise Fleming (Harcourt 2007)
  • Zoo’s Who by Douglas Florian (Harcourt 2005)
  • Where the Giant Sleeps by Mem Fox (Harcourt 2007)
  • The Magic Hat by Mem Fox (Voyager 2006)
  • In My Backyard by Valarie Giogas (Sylvan Dell 2007)
  • Ten Little Wishes by Andrea Gosline (HarperCollins 2007)
  • Red Are The Apples by Marc Harshman (Harcourt 2007)
  • A Child’s Bedtime Companion (Hardcover) by Sandy Henry (Ambassador 2005)
  • Winter Lights: A Season in Poems & Quilts by Anna Grossnickle Hines (Greenwillow 2005)
  • A House Is A House For Me by Mary Ann Hoberman (Puffin, Gift Edition 2007)
  • You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You: Very Short Stories to Read Together by Mary Ann Hoberman (Little Brown Young Readers, August 2006)
  • You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together by Mary Ann Hoberman (Little Brown Young Readers, August 2007)
  • Collected Poems for Children by Ted Hughes (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007)
  • Pajama Light by Gale Sypher Jacob (Dutton,2006)
  • If Mom Had Three Arms by Karen Kaufman Orloff (Sterling 2006)
  • Rough, Tough Charley by Verla Kay (Tricycle Press 2007)
  • How Do I Love You by Leslie Kimmelman (HarperCollins 2005)
  • Seven Spunky Monkeys by Jackie French Koller (Harcourt 2005)
  • Big Is Big (and little, little) by J. Patrick Lewis (Holiday House 2007)
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Jack Martin (Little Simon; Mini Book & CD edition October 2006)
  • Ohio Thunder by Denise Dowling Mortensen (Clarion Books 2006)
  • When Sheep Sleep by Laura Numeroff (Abrams 2006)
  • The Wizard by Jack Prelutsky (Greenwillow June 2007)
  • Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant: And Other Poems by Jack Prelutsky (Greenwillow 2006)
  • I Saw an Ant on the Railroad Track by Joshua Prince (Sterling 2006)
  • I Saw an Ant in a Parking Lot by Joshua Prince (Sterling 2007)
  • While Mama Had a Quick Little Chat by Amy Reichert (Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books 2005)
  • Won’t You Be My Kisseroo? by Joanne Ryder (Harcourt 2008)
  • Won’t You Be My Hugaroo? by Joanne Ryder (Harcourt 2008)
  • Very Hairy Bear by Alice Schertle (Harcourt 2007)
  • Baby Can’t Sleep by Lisa Schroeder (Sterling 2005)
  • There Was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea by Jennifer Ward (Rising Moon 2007)
  • Jazz Baby by Lisa Wheeler (Harcourt 2007)
  • Mammoths on the Move by Lisa Wheeler (Harcourt 2006) ( Booklist Notable)
  • One Dark Night by Lisa Wheeler (Voyager 2006)
  • Falling For Rapunzel by Leah Wilcox (Puffin 2005)
  • Bear Feels Sick by Karma Wilson (Margaret K. McElderry 2007)
  • Ten Naughty Little Monkeys by Suzanne Williams (HarperCollins 2007)
  • Let’s Go Visiting by Sue Williams (Harcourt 2006)
  • How to Bake an American Pie by Karma Wilson (Margaret K. McElderry 2007)
  • How Do Dinosaurs Play With Their Friends by Jane Yolen (Scholastic 2006)
  • Rhymes and Riddles (Word Play) (Paperback) (HarperCollins 2007)

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4 Comments
  • Lisa Schroeder
    July 25, 2007

    How fun to see my book on the list. :)

    Thanks for sharing – a lot of great books here.

  • darcy
    July 25, 2007

    Lisa–

    Baby Can’t Sleep is a great book!

    Darcy

  • macky pamintuan
    August 5, 2007

    Hey, I see my books too. Thanks. I agree, lots of nice books here.

  • Twylla
    June 12, 2010

    I can’t locate the bibliography for rhyming picture books. Can you tell me where to look? Thanks.