Beyond Dr. Seuss: Ten Rhyming Picture Books

By Ellen Werner, Program Director

A WITS community member recently asked us for suggestions for rhyming 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

I’m Just No Good at Rhyming: and other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups” by Chris Harris

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!