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Rhymes and Poetry for Preschoolers

Delight your child with the rhythms and sounds in these perfect books for read-alouds.
 
Cover image for Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin!
Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin!
by Lloyd Moss Illustrated by Marjorie Priceman

In this combination counting book and spirited tribute to classical music, the clever, rhythmic verse echoes the sounds that the various instruments in the orchestra create, from the mournful trombone to the swinging trumpet to the sharp violin.

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Hardcover Picturebooks: $12.80

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Hi, Koo!: A Year of Seasons
by Jon J Muth Illustrated by Jon J Muth
Caldecott Honoree and New York Times bestselling author/artist Jon J Muth takes a fresh and exciting new look at the four seasons!

Eating warm cookies
on a cold day
is easy

water catches
every thrown stone
skip skip splash

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Hardcover Picturebooks: $12.59

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¿Cómo dan las buenas noches los dinosaurios?- DAR
by Jane Yolen , Scholastic Illustrated by Mark Teague

In each playful spread of this read-aloud bedtime book, parents are ready to put their kids to bed — but these youngsters just happen to be dinosaurs!

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Paperback Picturebooks: $5.39

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Hardcover Picturebooks: $11.89

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I Spy Little Letters
Series: I SPY Classics
by Jean Marzollo Illustrated by Walter Wick

See the picture? Now read the clue. Then start looking for everything!

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Board Picturebooks: $5.59

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Paperback Picturebooks: $3.59

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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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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
by Bill Martin Illustrated by Eric Carle

A big happy frog, a plump purple cat, a handsome blue horse, and a soft yellow duck — all parade across the pages of this delightful book.  Children will immediately respond to Eric Carle's flat, boldly colored collages.

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Board Picturebooks: $6.36

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You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together
by Mary Ann Hoberman Illustrated by Michael Emberley

Take Turns Reading About Favorite Fairy-Tale Characters with This Innovative Storybook

These eight rhyming two-page tales invite children to read along with a grown-up. Each playful verse is color-coded to indicate whether it is to be read by the adult, the child, or both.

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Paperback Picturebooks: $6.29

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The Wheels on the Bus
by Maryann Kovalski
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Today and Today
by G. Brian Karas , Kobayashi Issa Illustrated by G. Brian Karas

Brian Karas has always been moved and inspired by the haiku poetry of Issa, whose work is taught in schools and loved by children around the world.

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Cover image for Richard Scarry's Best Mother Goose Ever
Richard Scarry's Best Mother Goose Ever
by Richard Scarry
This is a collection of the fifty all-time favorite "Mother Goose" nursery rhymes including Simple Simon, Georgie Porgie Pudding Pie, Little Miss Muffet, Old Mother Hubbard, Peter Piper and Jack Sprat.
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Little Red Book of Nursery Rhymes
by Nila Aye
An illustrated collection of classic nursery rhymes.
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Horton Hears a Who!
by Dr. Seuss

Horton the elephant hears a yell coming from a small speck of dust. Horton is determined to protect the "Whos" living in "Who-ville" on the speck of dust because a person is a person no matter how small.

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Charlie Parker Played Be Bop
by Chris Raschka , Christopher Raschka Illustrated by Chris Raschka

The jazzy, rhythmic, bestselling picture book by award-winning author and illustrator Chris Raschka is just right for young kids who love to listen to the beat!

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Bats at the Beach
by Brian Lies

Quick, call out ! Tell all you can reach:
the night is just perfect for bats at the beach!

So pack your buckets, banjos, and blankets — don't forget the moon-tan lotion — and wing with this bunch of fuzzy bats to where foamy sea and soft sand meet.

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