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Rhymes and Poetry for Preschoolers

Delight your child with the rhythms and sounds in these perfect books for read-alouds.
 
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Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin: VIOLIN
by Lloyd Moss Illustrated by Marjorie Priceman
Then a trumpet joins in to become a duet; add a French horn and voila! you have a trio -- and on it goes until an entire orchestra is assembled on stage.
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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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The Wheels on the Bus: An Adaptation of the Traditional Song
by Maryann Kovalski
While a grandmother and her grandchildren wait for the bus, they sing the title song with such gusto that they miss their bus.
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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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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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Read-Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young
by Jack Prelutsky Illustrated by Marc Tolon 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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Little Red Book of Nursery Rhymes
by Nila Aye
An illustrated collection of classic nursery rhymes.
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I SPY Little Letters
by Jean Marzollo
The letters of the alphabet are introduced to young children in a clever and engaging way, with pictures of beautiful hand-painted letters, and a playful rhyming text.
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Board Picturebooks : $5.59

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How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?
by Jane Yolen 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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Hardcover Picturebooks : $13.59

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Paperbacks : $5.99

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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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Hardcover Picturebooks : $13.45

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Charlie Parker Played Be Bop
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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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
by Bill Martin Jr. 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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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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Hardcover Picturebooks : $12.80

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