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Nursery Rhymes for Babies

Tune your little one's ears to the magical cadences of rhyming tales.
 
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The Itsy-Bitsy Spider
by Rosemary Wells

Young readers follow the familiar spider through her famous waterspout climb and beyond, as she encounters a blowing fan, a mischievous mouse, a wily cat, and more in this charming expansion of the popular song.

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Read-Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young
by Jack Prelutsky Illustrated by Marc Brown

First published in 1986 and just as fresh and relevant today, this widely acclaimed, child-friendly poetry anthology is now being reissued with a striking new jacket.

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Hardcover Picturebooks : $15.96

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Read to Your Bunny
by Rosemary Wells Illustrated by Rosemary Wells

From bestselling author/illustrator Rosemary Wells comes a charming, rhyming story that children will want to hear again and again. This gem of a book celebrates reading through an intimate story and vibrant, bunny-filled pictures.

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Paperback Picturebooks : $3.19

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The Real Mother Goose Board Book
by Scholastic Illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright , Blanche Fisher Wright

With color illustrations on every other page, this book includes classic nursery rhymes such as "Sing a Song of Sixpence," "Wee Willie Winkie," "The Cat and the Fiddle," "Mary Had a Little Lamb," and many more.

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The Tale of Peter Rabbit
by Beatrix Potter , David McPhail Illustrated by David McPhail

Since it was first published in 1902, Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit has become one of the undisputed classics of children's literature — so classic, in fact, that generations of children have grown up thinking of it as a traditional folktale.

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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
by Bill Martin Jr. , John Archambault Illustrated by Lois Ehlert

"A told B, and B told C, I'll meet you at the top of the coconut tree."

In this lively alphabet rhyme, all the letters of the alphabet race each other up the coconut tree. Will there be enough room? Oh, no — Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!

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Clap Your Hands
by Lorinda Bryan Cauley

Reach for the sky, wiggle your toes
Stick out your tongue and touch your nose.

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The Everything Book
by Denise Fleming

This collection of simple works introduces colors, shapes, numbers, animals, food, and nursery rhymes. The Everything Book is a complete preschool library in one volume. Full-color illustrations. Baby/Preschool.

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Humpty Dumpty
by Daniel Kirk Illustrated by Daniel Kirk

Humpty Dumpty is an egg on a mission to get the best seat in the house for King Moe's birthday parade, no matter how high he has to climb. Timid King Moe also has a mission: to hide from the parade's jugglers, clowns and onlookers, or at least find a seat belt in his coach.

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Moo, Baa, La La La!
by Sandra Boynton

Ideal for reading aloud, this classic book encourages youngsters to imitate the sounds made by Boynton's seriously silly signature animals.

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Little Red Book of Nursery Rhymes
by Nila Aye

An illustrated collection of classic nursery rhymes.

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Wrinkles
by Pam Miller Illustrated by Bob Ostrom

All Rookie Readers actively engage young readers, encouraging language development, building fluency, and promoting independent reading. By targeting a skill, like learning about rhymes, young readers are building fundamental reading skills with the help of fun, lively, colorfully illustrated stories.

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Sir Mike
by Robyn Hood Black Illustrated by David Murphy

All Rookie Readers actively engage young readers, encouraging language development, building fluency, and promoting independent reading. By targeting a skill, like learning about rhymes, young readers are building fundamental reading skills with the help of fun, lively, colorfully illustrated stories.

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Ice Cream Everywhere!: A Rhyme Time Reader
by Marjorie Blain Parker Illustrated by Stephanie Roth

It's in a dish; it's in your hair! Watch out! Ice cream's everywhere!

Rhyming text describes different ways of eating ice cream and how to clean up afterwards. After enjoying read-aloud time with this repetitive rhyming reader, kids will soon be recognizing words and reading on their own!

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Mother Goose: A Collection of Classic Nursery Rhymes
by Michael Hague Illustrated by Michael Hague

Here is Michael Hague's selection of his favorite Mother Goose rhymes. "The full-color pictures are lovely to look at; some are enclosed paintings while others wander over an expanse of white page". — Booklist

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The Biggest Snowball Fight!
by Angela Shelf Medearis Illustrated by Jackie Snider

The action-packed rhymes in this whimsical story of winter cheer are great fun for kids to recognize and recite this holiday season — if they can stop giggling enough to join in !

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My Very First Mother Goose
Illustrated by Rosemary Wells

A collection of more than sixty nursery rhymes including "Hey Diddle, Diddle," "Pat-a-Cake," "Little Jack Horner," and "Pussycat, Pussycat."

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The Big Fat Cow That Goes Kapow
by Andy Griffiths

In these ten easy-to-read stories, there is a mixed-up cow that says "meow," a mole called Noel who plays rock and roll in a hole, and a boy named Mike who rides a bike with a very big spike.

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There Was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea
by Jennifer Ward , Jennifer Zeiger Illustrated by Steve Gray

Skinny ol' Coyote delights readers as he swallows his way though this delicious southwestern-flavored retelling of a beloved rhyme. As Coyote gets bigger, the story becomes zanier.

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