20 of the Best Rhyming Books for Kids


Check out this list of engaging and downright silly rhyming books for kids. Teaching the skill of rhyming is a breeze with these fun children’s books.

The ability to recognize and produce rhyming words is an important foundational skill that will help children as they learn to read.  Rhyming is fun, rhyming activities and rhyming games are a blast,  and rhyming books are often the most enjoyable book to read.  Here is a list of some of my favorite rhyming books for kids.

Before you begin, you may want some tips about teaching rhyme to kids. Check out my article about how to teach rhyming words to kids in preschool and kindergarten.

20 of the best rhyming books for kids

I’m sure that your kids will enjoy reading them over and over again.  Encourage them to find the rhyming words as you read. Soon, they will be completing your sentences with the appropriate rhymes. I hope that you will find a few new favorites.

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Rhyming Dust Bunnies

This is hands-down one of my favorite rhyming books for kids.  It will surely bring on the giggles and is a great way to introduce the concept of rhyming.

Billy Bloo is Stuck in Goo

This silly book reminds me of a modern-day Dr. Seuss book (It’s better….I’m not a huge Seuss fan).  I love that the book challenges kids, “What would YOU do?

Mouse Mess

Your kids will love watching this naughty mouse make a huge rhyming mess in the kitchen.  Simple story and easy-to-remember rhymes….this is a great book to revisit time and time again.

See You Later, Alligator

A tortoise says goodbye to all of his friends before leaving on an adventure.  Your kids will enjoy the silly, rhyming good-byes and you will find that you start to use them yourself.

Here Comes theBig, Mean Dust Bunny

Teachers agree that kids absolutely love this rhyming dust bunny book as much as the first one. It really teaches rhyming words in a fun way.

Whose Knees Are These?

Don’t count this book out because it is a board book.  This sweet rhyming book is great for older kids too.  I think it would be so much fun to make a class knee book after reading this one.

Fun Dog, Sun Dog

Kids will enjoy the rhyming story about this mischievous dog.  This book is perfect for your pet theme or for your animal-loving kids.

The Wonkey Donkey

This is the book made famous by the viral video of a grandma reading to her grandson.  Okay……not every adjective describing the donkey actually rhymes, but enough of them do to make that hilarious book a great choice.  You can talk about which adjectives rhyme with donkey….and which don’t.

If you want to see the viral video…..here it is. 😊

What Rhymes with Me

This one is not a storybook.  The book presents a word and children are given the task of looking through a page of images to find the rhyme.  You can extend the book by asking kids to make up silly rhymes to go with all of the leftover images.

Lines That Wiggle

This is a fantastic rhyming book that takes a rhyming look at many different types of lines.  Not only does it give kids rhyming practice…..it also provides a great way to draw your kids’ attention to the different types of lines that form letters.  This would work really well to introduce a pre-writing activity.

Silly Sally

Silly Sally meets all kinds of animals on her way to town in this silly rhyming story.

A Frog in the Bog

This is a humorous book that kids will want to read again and again.  The repetition and rhyming are great for preschoolers.  Read this a few times and your kids will easily memorize the silly rhymes and finish the sentences.

Is Your Mama a Llama?

When my kiddo was really young, he went to music therapy once a week.  I loved going with him.  His music therapist often used this sweet, rhyming book in her sessions.  This one brings back good memories of those early years.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

This is a favorite rhyming book that also teaches the letters of the alphabet.  I LOVE the cadence of this fun-to-read book.

The Very Cranky Bear

A group of animals tries to figure out why Bear is so cranky.  The beautiful illustrations bring the book to life.

Starry Safari

Take your kids on a fun animal adventure with this safari-themed rhyming book.  I love the lyrical text!

I Can Do It Too!

A quick, sweet rhyming story that encourages self-confidence and independence.

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site

Here is a great rhyming book for your construction-loving kiddos.


A classic rhyming book that is fun for adults to read and for kids to hear.

Sheep in a Jeep

The simple text in this funny rhyming book is great for a read-aloud, but will also be great as children grow to become readers.

I hope that you find my list of rhyming books helpful.  Do you have some favorite rhyming books for kids? I would love to hear about them.  Check out these additional literacy activities and books for preschoolers.

Are you looking for additional rhyming activities for your kids?  Check out the following activities in my store:

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