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Little Readers: 5 Fun Books that Rhyme

Five Rhyming Books

To be fair, most children’s books rhyme– and really, they all should, shouldn’t they? (Or is it just me who gets a bit annoyed when a kids’ book doesn’t rhyme… insert that little eye roll emoji right here…) I love the flow and rhythm created by rhyming stories, and so does Vienna. She spends a lot of time “reading” books lately and I love listening to her make up little rhymes (some aren’t words at all, of course) and she mimics the rhythm and rhymes of her favourite stories. It’s so sweet.

Here are five of our favourite books that rhyme! I’ll have to do subsequent versions of this list because it was nearly impossible to only pick five. For this round I’ve included three books that are greater for kids who have longer attention spans (age 2.5 seems to be good, Aria is not quite there with some of these), and two that are all time favourites for both of my girls: I mean, Goodnight Moon? A classic that can’t be missed. And for some reason they have always loved the book Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? which is noticeable given the teeth marks and wear on the corners of this book. 😉 Finally, Jillian Jiggs gets a spot on the list because this is my favourite book from my own childhood.

I hope you enjoy these fun books as much as us! xo

The Gruffalo

Julia Donaldson
A fun rhyming story about a mouse that tricks a gruffalo. The quick pace and fun plot line keep little readers’ engaged. My husband really likes this story too! 😉

Jillian Jiggs
Phoebe Gilman

A story about a girl who’s room looks like it has been lived in by pigs! This fun story follows the adventures of Jillian’s imagination, where it’s just too fun to clean up! This was my favourite book as a child and I love reading it to my girls.

Little Blue Truck
Alice Schertle

My girls are in love with the Little Blue Truck. Vienna now reads it to Aria from memory, which is impressive! And now this little blue truck is taking over holidays with Christmas and Halloween versions too.

Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?
Dr. Seuss
A hit with both my girls! When Vienna was a baby I carried it around in my diaper bag because of its small size. It turns out she loves the rhymes and copying the sounds, and now this is one of Aria’s favourites, too. It’s short and fun and perfect for little ones!

Goodnight Moon

Margaret Wise Brown
This classic book with simple illustrations is the perfect bedtime story. And, chances are, you read it when you were a kid, so it’s a nice story to pass between generations. You can’t go wrong with a classic like this.



Little Library: 5 Books About Love & Life

5 books for babies

We love to read! And I’m excited to start sharing books for reading with your little ones in my new Little Library section! To kick things off I’m sharing five of our most LOVED books, about love and life. These books always remind me that although this motherhood gig may be hard, it is so worth it. I hope you enjoy these special Little Library books as much as we do. xo

Guess How Much I Love You Sam McBratney
The book with the famous line “I love you right up to the moon– and back.” This is a story all about the love between a parent and child, with Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare sharing bigger and bigger measures of their love for one another. It is a must have for all first libraries! I read this book to Vienna every night when she was little. It’s also sure to make any Mom with grown children tear up 😉

I Love You More Laura Duksta
This sweet story shares a parent and a child’s perspective on what love looks like. Full of fun rhyming comparisons, you can read this book from either side (perspective) with its flip-in-the-centre format. Vienna of course loves to flip this book!

I Wish You More Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Tom Lichtenheld
A book all about good wishes: wishes for curiosity and wonder, for friendship and strength , for joyous days and quiet moments. It is such a sweet and meaningful story for littles, and great for about age three. We bought this for Vienna’s third birthday and she really loves it!

Little You Richard Van Camp
A book that celebrates the joys babies bring into the world and the potential of all children. This book has short rhymes and beautiful illustrations. Aria especially loves looking at the pictures of this book.

Someday Alison McGhee & Peter H. Reynolds
Perhaps the sweetest book I have ever read to my girls. This simple yet beautiful story of motherhood, love, and life fills my heart up every single time I read it. I will read this book to my girls as long as they will let me.