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Best Nursery Rhyme Books You Should Read

Our list of some of the best Nursery Rhyme books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

101 Nursery Rhymes & Sing-Along Songs for Kids (2013)

 Best Nursery Rhyme Books You Should ReadA collection of 101 nursery rhymes and sing-along songs for kids with pictures included. The collection contains traditional nursery rhymes, such as Baa Baa Black Sheep, Do You Know the Muffin Man, Hickory Dickory Dock, Humpty Dumpty, Mary Had A Little Lamb, Ring A-Round the Roses, This Old Man, and many more.
Author(s): Jennifer M Edwards

The Oxford Dictionary Of Nursery Rhymes (1992)

 Best Nursery Rhyme Books You Should ReadPaperback: 467 pages Publisher: Oxford University Press (1992) Language: English ASIN: B000IXXI3K Package Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 1.5 inches Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,597,373 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #402705 in Reference (Books) Would you l…
Author(s): Iona, Peter Opie (Editors)

Dancing and Singing Games (The Kingfisher Nursery Library) (1992)

 Best Nursery Rhyme Books You Should ReadSeries: Kingfisher Nursery Library Paperback: 32 pages Publisher: Kingfisher Books (July 30, 1992) Language: English ISBN-10: 0862728908 ISBN-13: 978-0862728908 Package Dimensions: 8.8 x 8.7 x 0.2 inches Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies) Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,166,528 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Author(s): Sally Emerson, Pie Corbett, et al.

The Big Book of Nursery Rhymes and Children’s Songs: P/V/G (2004)

 Best Nursery Rhyme Books You Should Read(Music Sales America). A treasury of 169 all-time favorite songs for children and young people! Nursery rhymes, campfire songs and folk tunes plus traditional game and activity rhymes all gathered together in one great collection. Songs include: Baa Baa Black Sheep * Dry Bones * Humpty Dumpty * Jack and Jill * Mary Had a Little Lamb * Pop Goes the Weasel * The Farmer and the Dell * The Wheels on the Bus * and many more.
Author(s): Hal Leonard Corp.

Text Structures From Nursery Rhymes: Teaching Reading and Writing to Young Children (Corwin Literacy) (2017)

 Best Nursery Rhyme Books You Should ReadA Revolutionary Strategy for Teaching Writing to Children How can we shape young students, often just learning how to hold a pencil, into capable writers? This groundbreaking book offers the solution: a clear framework for guiding children to write in any style, from narrative to persuasive. The key lies in using familiar text structures to break down a story into its main components, immediately thrusting students into the role of the writer.
Author(s): Gretchen S. Bernabei, Kayla Shook, et al.

Nursery Rhymes for Modern Times Vol I Great Americans (2019)

 Best Nursery Rhyme Books You Should ReadThese educational nursery rhymes are about 25 great Americans. Rhymes can entertain. And our brains are “wired” to remember them, just as many remember Mother Goose rhymes. But this book’s rhymes and illustrations also can educate. They can prime a lifetime of learning. So children may be better prepared to learn, to learn how to learn, and to excel in school and life.
Author(s): Willetts Jr, Philo F, Iva Sasheva

Children’s songs & nursery rhymes for easy piano. Vol 1. (Volume 1) (2016)

 Best Nursery Rhyme Books You Should ReadThis collection features some of the most popular children’s songs and nursery rhymes arranged for easy piano. Every song comes with a melody version and a chord version with lyrics.
Author(s): Tomeu Alcover, Duviplay

Farm Nursery Songs (2018)

 Best Nursery Rhyme Books You Should ReadThis book about farming is written in song, Sung to popular tunes so you can sing along! Sing them with your family and with your friends, Sing them loud and proud until the book ends. Farming is something we should all know about, So learn while you sing, and check this book out!
Author(s): Jessica Peters

StoryTime STEM: Nursery Rhymes: 10 Favorite Rhymes With Hands-On Investigations (2019)

 Best Nursery Rhyme Books You Should ReadWhat better way to get young children excited about STEM than through beloved nursery rhymes? Children explore ways to keep Humpty Dumpty from breaking after a fall, design a system for Jack and Jill to bring water down the hill without carrying it, build a catapult to help the cow jump over the moon, and many more. Each nursery rhyme comes with three STEM activities and companion recording sheets. A joyful way to spark a love of science in little learners!
Author(s): Immacula A. Rhodes, Immacula Rhodes

The ItsyBitsyKids Nursery Rhyme Songbook: 40 lead sheets arranged for voice and guitar (2019)

 Best Nursery Rhyme Books You Should ReadA beautifully presented collection of famous nursery rhymes and fairy stories that perfectly capture the loveliness of childhood. The sheets are arranged for voice and guitar and lovely illustrated by ItsyBitsyKids. To make this as easy as possible every song includes chord boxes for the guitar. The ItsyBitsyKids Nursery Rhyme Songbook is ideal for children of all ages.
Author(s): Matthias Möller-Titel, Anna Heinrich, et al.

Mother Goose Rhymes (2002)

 Best Nursery Rhyme Books You Should ReadIn this beloved collection, children will be entranced by these whimsical and memorable, classic rhymes!Between the pages of the Brighter Child(R) Keepsake Stories books are the classic tales of magic, imagination, and inspiration that will delight children again and again.
Author(s): Catherine McCafferty

Nicola Bayley’s Book of Nursery Rhymes by Nicola Bayley (2013-09-05) ()

 Best Nursery Rhyme Books You Should ReadPaperback Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd (1653) ASIN: B01K2W0WO4 Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,124,653 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Author(s): Jan 1, 1653

Pop Goes the Weasel: The Secret Meanings of Nursery Rhymes (2009)

 Best Nursery Rhyme Books You Should ReadWho was Mary Quite Contrary, or Georgie Porgie? How could Hey Diddle Diddle offer an essential astronomy lesson? Do Jack and Jill actually represent the execution of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette? And if Ring Around the Rosie isn’t about the plague, then what is it really about?
Author(s): Albert Jack

Swearing: A Social History of Foul Language, Oaths, and Profanity in English (1998)

 Best Nursery Rhyme Books You Should ReadTracing the history of swearing from ancient Anglo-Saxon traditions and those of the Middle Ages, through Shakespeare, the Enlightenment and the Victorians, to the Lady Chatterley trial and various current trends, Geoffrey Hughes explores a fascinating, little discussed yet irrespressible part of our linguistic heritage.
Author(s): Geoffrey Hughes

Best Nursery Rhyme Books You Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some nursery rhyme books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

A Modern Parents' Guide to Nursery Rhymes: Because It's Two O'Clock in the Morning and You Can't Remember "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" - Over 70 Classic Rhymes

Author(s): Jennifer Griffin
ID: 3241931, Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Year: 2022, Size: 156 Mb, Format: pdf

Comparative Studies in Nursery Rhymes

Author(s): Lina Eckenstein
ID: 3432920, Publisher: Litres, Year: 2021, Size: 195 Kb, Format: epub

Popular Rhymes and Nursery Tales

Author(s): J. O. (James Orchard) Halliwell-Phillipps
ID: 3685095, Publisher: Independently published, Year: 2020, Size: 819 Kb, Format: epub

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