A WITS community member recently asked us for suggestions for rhyming picture books for a first grader and specified “not Dr. Seuss.” Frankly, I appreciated that direction! Dr. Seuss is great, but many, many excellent children’s books have come out since 1957 when the “Cat in the Hat” was published.
Here are ten rhyming picture books, all published in the last decade:
“Some Pets” by Angela DiTerlizzi
“Rosie Revere, Engineer” by Andrea Beaty
“The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes: The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath (Amazing Scientists)” by Julia Finley Mosca
“La Princesa and the Pea” by Susan Middleton Elya
“Grandma’s Tiny House” by JaNay Brown-Wood
“Rhyming Dust Bunnies” by Jan Thomas
“Gazpacho for Nacho” by Tracey C. Kyle
“Nothing Rhymes with Orange” by Adam Rex
“The Road Home” by Katie Cotton
Want to make sure WITS students have access to these excellent books? Send us one of these titles included in our Amazon wish list. If you use Amazon to send a gift to WITS, make sure to include a gift note with your name and email address so we can thank you. Happy reading!