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Picture Books with Strong Rhyme and Rhythm

Here is a list of recommended children's picture books with strong rhyme and rhythm. Books like these really help children learn to read - the rhyme and rhythm make it easier for kids to memorise the book, and memorisation is an essential step on the journey to reading. Some books will be represented by reviews, others by youtube videos, so you can gain some idea of the books. Do seek the books out at your local library or book store!

Source: http://www.thebookchook.com/2014/12/a-list-of-picture-books-with-strong.html

The Book Chook: Children’s Book Review, You Can Never Run Out of Love

What is the children's picture book, You Can Never Run Out of Love, all about? Read all about it at The Book Chook.

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Pig in a Wig

Pig in a Wig

"Kids love rhyme, and rightly so. Add a rollicking rhythm and a rhyming read-aloud captures even the wriggliest young readers! When Pig finds a wig, all sorts of problems crop up and he lurches from one disaster to another." Read more at The Book Chook.

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Baby's First Bank Heist

Baby's First Bank Heist

Read the review at The Book Chook.

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The Detective Dog

The Detective Dog

Donaldson must be one of the world’s greatest children’s writers of rhythm and rhyme in English. Her stories rollick along and sweep audiences up into the fictive dream. They are wonderful also because the rhyme and rhythm make it easier for children to memorise them, an important step on the road to reading. Not a word too many; not a word wasted and the satisfying story is always paramount:

“There once was a dog with a keen sense of smell.
She was known far and wide as Detective Dog Nell.
Sniff, sniff, sniff. Time after time,
Nell the Detective solved crime after crime.”

Read more at The Book Chook.

The Book Chook: Children’s Book Review, The Ugly Five

So many opportunities for performance with this picture book by Julia Donaldson, written in a strong, rollicking rhythm and great rhyme. Read more at The Book Chook.

The Everywhere Bear

"Donaldson obviously knows kids and schools, and gifts us with a jaunty rhyming tale about a teddy bear who goes home with each child in Class One until the day he becomes lost. His adventures continue but he finally makes it back to his school friends who wonder exactly what he got up to. Students would love to have a class bear of their own I’m sure, and could set up a plan on how to go about this using ideas from the book." Read the whole review at The Book Chook.

Giveaway and Reviews: Children’s Picture Books about Animals 2017 (2)

Where are some wonderful recently published children's picture books with an animal theme? Read a review at The Book Chook.

Children's Book Review, The Brothers Quibble

The Brothers Quibble is a children's picture book, written and illustrated by Aaron Blabey and published by Penguin Books Australia, 2014. It has the distinction of being chosen as this year's book for NSS: National Simultaneous Storytime.

Spalding Quibble ruled the roost.
He shared it with no other.
But then his parents introduced
a brand new baby brother.

Uh oh.

A picture book about love (and war) from the award-winning author of Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley, The Dreadful Fluff and Noah Dreary.

The Magic Hat - Medium.m4v

The Magic Hat by Mem Fox and Tricia Tusa, read aloud on Youtube.

Children's Book Review, Sally Snicker's Knickers

Sally Snicker's Knickers is a children's picture book written by Lynn Ward, illustrated by Anthea Stead, and published by Walker Books Australia, 2014. I've previously reviewed Ward's The Big Beet. From the publisher: _There's something very special about little Sally Snickers, for Sally never wears a hat, she'd rather wear her knickers! ... Fun rhyming text.

Kids' Book Review: Review: Clementine's Walk
"It is a beautiful day and Clementine would love to go for a walk in the sunshine, but no-one has time to take her out. Everyone is far too busy, especially after Clementine stumbles into their various projects and makes even more mess. Poor Clementine." Wonderful rhyme and rhythm.
Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort

When little aliens fly down to Earth, they don't come to visit because they want to meet the Earthlings. They simply want to steal everybody's underpants! Read aloud on Youtube. Suggested in great rhyming picture book list at Story Mama.

CHILDREN'S BOOK REVIEWS - TEN TINY BABIES by Karen Katz

Margaret K. McElderry Books, ©2008 hard cover One baby after another does different things ... counting up to ten. Whether they are spinning, bouncing, or just wiggling these are beautiful pictures with big happy baby faces. This is a counting book for toddlers. Review from The Reading Tub.

Noni the Pony by Alison Lester

A satisfying and delightful rhyming pony story for young children by the much-loved Alison Lester. A read aloud.

Zog by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Zog, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, read aloud. Read a mini review at Story Mama.

Goodnight, Mice! By Judy Watson and Frances Watts

The Wodonga Library is making Story Time with Mrs Mac available online. A new title will be uploaded each fortnight, with Mrs Mac reading wonderful children's books and singing songs and rhymes with the help of her new assistant Bluey, who is now a regular feature at Story Time.

Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

This gorgeous book was written by Janet and Alan Ahlberg... I've just enjoyed reading it, for our Grand daughter... Feel welcome to watch!

The Terrible Plop by Ursula Dubosarsky and Andrew Joyner

The Terrible Plop read by Elsie Egan , Written by Ursula Dubosarsky 2009

Madeline, by Ludwig Bemelmans

Bedtime story - Madeline, by Ludwig Bemelmans. Madeline is about a strong little French girl afraid of nothing, and what happens when, in the middle of the night, something is not right.

Duck in the Truck

Words Alive ELI volunteer reads Duck in the Truck by Jez Alborough.

Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss

"A person's a person no matter how small." A reading of the Dr. Seuss classic "Horton Hears a Who" with funny voices and effects. A great bedtime story for the kids. "Horton Hears a Who" written by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) Copyright 1954 and 1982 Published by Random House ISBN 0-394-80078-8 Music provided by Incompetch, Royalty Free Music.

Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson

Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson, read aloud by melvilkimberly

The Very Hungry Bear - by Nick Bland (© Scholastic Australia)

Bear was in a grumpy mood, he hadn't eaten any food! Text and illustrations copyright © Nick Bland, 2008 First published by Scholastic Press, a division of Scholastic Australia Pty Limited, 2008 Reproduced by permission of Scholastic Australia RECORDED AND BROADCAST WITH PERMISSION http://www.readtomychild.com.au

The Very Cranky Bear - by Nick Bland (© Scholastic Australia)

Text and illustrations copyright © Nick Bland, 2008 First published by Scholastic Press, a division of Scholastic Australia Pty Limited, 2008 Reproduced by permission of Scholastic Australia RECORDED AND BROADCAST WITH PERMISSION http://www.readtomychild.com.au

Children's Book Review, Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants

Ever since I was introduced to ballads as a child in primary school, I've enjoyed that way of telling a tale. Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants combines ballad with picture book - two of my favourite formats. Read more at The Book Chook.