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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.

1. Wee Sing Nursery Rhymes & Lullabies (Book and Cassette) (2002)

Best Nursery Rhyme Books You Should ReadAge Range: 2 and up Series: Wee Sing Paperback: 64 pages Publisher: Price Stern Sloan; Pap/Cas edition (April 15, 2002) Language: English ISBN-10: 0843177640 ISBN-13: 978-0843177640 Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 13 inches Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 90 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,275,449 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #867 in Children’s Popular Music #3615 in Children’s Folk Tale & Myth Anthologies Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product,…
Author(s): Pamela Conn Beall , Susan Hagen Nipp, et al.

2. 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. Sing-along to songs and lullabies, such as B-I-N-G-O, Good Night Sleep Tight, Hokey Pokey, Hush Little Baby, If You’re Happy and You Know It, Lullaby and Goodnight, One Two Buckle My Shoe, The Wheels on the Bus, and many more. A great read for adults and children alike….
Author(s): Jennifer M Edwards

3. 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 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): Iona, Peter Opie (Editors)

4. 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? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Sally Emerson, Pie Corbett, et al.

5. 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.

6. 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. Included are 53 lessons, each centered around a classic nursery rhyme, and all the tools you’ll need to lead your…
Author(s): Gretchen S. Bernabei, Kayla Shook, et al.

7. 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. These rhymes can help children remember the qualities and achievements of some of our greatest people: from Benjamin Franklin, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Abraham Lincoln,…
Author(s): Willetts Jr, Philo F, Iva Sasheva

8. 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. This volume includes: – All the pretty little horses – Hush, little baby – The muffin man – Twinkle, twinkle little star – Little Tommy Tucker – Bingo – The grand old Duke of York – Old MacDonald had a farm – Girls and boys come out to play – Mary had a little lamb – Wee Willie Winkie – London bridge is falling down – Over the river and through the woods – She’ll…
Author(s): Tomeu Alcover, Duviplay

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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. You can sing along every song with the videos of the YouTube-Channel ItsyBitsyKids. A list of all sheets is here:Are You SleepingBaa Baa Black SheepBINGO Dog SongBaby Bumble BeeFive Little DucksFive Little MonkeysFive Little Speckled FrogsHead And Shoulders, Knees…
Author(s): Matthias Möller-Titel, Anna Heinrich, et al.

12. 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. From the hard-working Red Hen to the foolish Gingerbread Man, these stories will capture children’s interest and spark their imagination page after page, inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading. Each book includes 32 pages of fresh, captivating illustrations, and measures 8″ x 8″….
Author(s): Catherine McCafferty

13. 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

14. 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? This book is a quirky, curious, and sometimes sordid look at the truth behind popular nursery rhymes that uncovers the strange tales that inspired them—from Viking raids to political insurrection to smuggling slaves to freedom….
Author(s): Albert Jack

15. 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. This second edition contains a Postscript updating various contemporary developments, such as the growth of Political Correctness….
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 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.

ABC Nursery Rhymes

Author(s): Kim Mitzo Thompson,Sharon Lane Holm
Publisher: Twin Sisters Productions, Year: 2011, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1345023

The Big Book of Nursery Rhymes (1920)

Author(s): Walter Jerrold & Charles Robinson
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC, Year: 2010, Size: 451 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 1190302

Little Jack Horner

Author(s): Laura Huliska-Beith
Publisher: Scholastic, Year: 2010, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1210522

Jack and Jill

Author(s): Laura Huliska-Beith .
Publisher: Scholastic, Year: 2010, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1210581

Pop Goes the Weasel: The Secret Meanings of Nursery Rhymes

Author(s): Albert Jack
Publisher: Perigee Trade, Year: 2009, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1023831

From Nursery Rhymes to Nationhood: Children's Literature and the Construction of Canadian Identity (Children's Literature and Culture)

Author(s): Elizabeth Galway
Publisher: , Year: 2008, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 509617

Humpty Dumpty and Other Nursery Rhymes

Author(s):
Publisher: Pearson PLC, Penguin Group, Ladybird Books, Year: 2005, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 849433

Hickory Dickory Dock (Nursery Rhyme Collection)

Author(s): Jan Smith
Publisher: , Year: 1998, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 548831

Animal Crackers - Nursery Rhymes

Author(s):
Publisher: Lagardere Publishing, Year: 1996, Size: 4 Mb, Download: cbr
ID: 849321

English Nursery Rhymes for Young Learners (English Nursery Rhymes)

Author(s): Collins
Publisher: , Year: 1986, Size: 21 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 568128

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are truly chart-busters according to The Wall Street Journal, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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