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Nursery Rhyme Books for Babies

Remember reading Mother Goose’s stories as a child, hearing about silly adventures in rhyming verses. When your little reader begins his/her learning journey, these timeless classics are perfect. As you read a story about Peter Rabbit or a nursery rhyme called Ba, Ba Black Sheep, you and your little one will not want to wait until the next time you can read together.

Nursery rhyme books for Babies used to be plentiful in bookstores and libraries. I have a lovely collection of infant and toddler nursery rhyme books that I’ve read to my three small children throughout the years. I’m not sure, but I’m thinking it’s a supply and demand situation. With so many literary and entertainment options available nowadays, it’s likely that parents’ interest in and understanding of nursery rhymes has waned. I’m not sure, but I believe nursery rhymes and poetry play an important role in our children’s learning to read.

To help parents I’ve collected a list of nursery rhyme books for babies so that parents can make their little ones’ childhood better.

Top 10 Best Great Books of Nursery Rhymes for Kids

1. Puffin’s Nursery Rhyme Book

The Puffin Book of Nursery Rhymes

Over 250 nursery rhymes for infants and young children are included in this large-format hardcover book (22cm x 29cm). Raymond Briggs’ illustrations make the book a wonderful gift for friends and family.

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2. Nursery Rhymes for Children

A Child's Treasury of Nursery Rhymes

“A Child’s Treasury of Nursery Rhymes” is divided into four sections and comprises roughly 75 famous nursery rhymes and melodies: Toddler Time takes place in the schoolyard. The artwork in this book is fantastic.

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3. Nursery Rhymes by Orchard

The Orchard Book of Nursery Rhymes

The Orchard Book of Nursery Rhymes is now available in a bigger edition, with 75 of the most popular nursery rhymes (25cm x 27cm). Several of the illustrations in this book are quite cute.

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4. Nursery Rhymes Illustrated by Usborne

Usborne Illustrated Book of Nursery Rhymes

Usborne Illustrated Nursery Rhymes is a medium-format book with a lovely style and a beautifully illustrated collection of 100 nursery rhymes (17cm x 22cm). It has lovely cushioning on the cover, making it a lovely book to give as a present to someone special. A number of books are included in the Nursery Rhyme Gift Basket, including this one.

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5. Pictures of Nursery Rhymes

Nursery Rhyme Picture Book - Usborne (Rhymes)

It is Usborne Nursery Rhyme Book, a gorgeous large-format board book (24cm 26cm x 24cm) with one nursery rhyme and graphics on each double-page spread. It is a must-have for any nursery rhyme fan. The top 13 most popular nursery rhymes are provided, and the tabs are large, making it easy for children to choose a rhyme they prefer.

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6. The book Twinkle, Twinkle by Eric Carle

Eric Carle's Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star and Other Nursery Rhymes: A Lift-the-Flap Book (The World of Eric Carle)

The larger-format book (21cm x 21cm) is due out in 2022, and it’s just adorable. It’s a classic lift-the-flap book with Eric Carle’s instantly familiar drawings that older babies and toddlers will love reading. Five nursery rhymes are included in the book, with the final line of each rhyme buried behind a flap for the children to discover. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, Old MacDonald Had a Farm, Hickory Dickory Dock, Itsy Bitsy Spider, and Five Monkeys Floating on the Bed are just a few of the nursery rhymes included in this book.

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7. Baby Rhymes for Lucy Cousins

Lucy Cousins' Book of Nursery Rhymes

Lucy Cousins’ Introducing Nursery Rhymes for Babies is a charming, vibrant tiny board book (15 cm x 18 cm) that serves as a wonderful introduction to nursery rhymes for babies. Lucy Cousins created the illustrations for the Maisy books. If the illustrations look familiar, it’s because she created them herself.

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8. Children’s Nursery Rhymes by Clare Beaton

Clare Beaton's Nursery Rhymes (Clare Beaton's Rhymes)

Clare Beaton has designed a substantial board book in Nursery Rhymes, which measures 17cm by 16.5cm and is excellent for young children to read aloud on their own. Each of the seven nursery rhymes is included, with each double-page spread highlighting a different tune or lyric. Clare Beaton’s charming collection of nursery rhyme books is a treat, and each book in the series is outstanding.

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9. Action Rhymes by Clare Beaton

Clare Beaton's Action Rhymes (Clare Beaton's Rhymes)

Claire Beaton’s Action Rhymes is a lovely board book that students can use to improve their movement and coordination skills. It includes seven classic nursery rhymes and easy-to-follow activities.

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10. There are three Peaches Pears Plums

Each Peach Pear Plum (Picture Puffin Books)

One of my all-time favorite nursery rhyme books for infants and young children is Every Peach, Pear, and Plum. This fantastic product is an I Spy game that invites youngsters to hunt for their favorite characters from popular nursery rhymes until the end of the book, when they all have an afternoon picnic together. It will be a group read-aloud due to the excellent pictures by Janet and Allan Ahlberg, as well as the rhymes and rhythms. It was one of my kids’ favorite books, and I can still recite it to them!

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Keeping their children happy and entertained is one of the most difficult aspects of having a newborn. We give youngsters informative and entertaining nursery rhymes to assist parents who are parenting rebellious children alone. While you’re out and about, our website includes a book that will entertain or perhaps interest your child. Some of the more popular titles include “Old MacDonald Had A Farm” and “I’m A Little Teapot.” Please send us an email if you can’t locate a title you’re looking for.

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