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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
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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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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My First Real Mother Goose Board Book
by Blanche Fisher Wright Illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright

A collection of familiar Mother Goose rhymes, including "Jack Be Nimble," "To Market," and "Ring Around the Rosie." From "Baa, Baa Black Sheep" to "Ring Around the Rosie," this book has the Mother Goose rhymes children know and love.

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The Tale of Peter Rabbit
by Beatrix Potter 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. But the exciting story of the mischievous rabbit and Mr.

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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
by John Archambault , Bill Martin Jr. 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.
Significantly, Cauley pays close attention to detail as well as mood, and the clothing choices of her characters are as much fun to note as their happy faces.
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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 Illustrated 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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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

Mike is all ready to fight the dragon he thinks he sees but then is happy to realize it is just his pet dog.

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Ice Cream Everywhere!
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
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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Rhyme Time Reader: Penguin's Big Hill (Lvl 1)
by Dana Regan Illustrated by Dana Regan

A penguin and his friends decide to slide down the big snow hill.

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Big Fat Cow that goes Kapow
by Andy Griffiths Illustrated by Terry Denton
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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by Jennifer Zeiger Illustrated by Steve Gray

Photos, maps, and informative text offer a clear view of the coyotes' role in nature. Whether they are stalking through the fallen leaves on a forest floor or sneaking into backyards, coyotes often appear mysterious and sneaky.

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Ten Playful Penguins
by Emily Ford Illustrated by Russell Julian
Ten playful penguins shout, "Hip, hip, hooray!"
Good food, good friends, and lots of fun: Now that's a perfect day.

In this sweet rhyming book, touchable plastic penguins disappear as you turn the pages of this zoo adventure!
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Little Red Book of Nursery Rhymes
by Nila Aye
An illustrated collection of classic nursery rhymes.
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