Bibliography of Books with Rhyme and Repeated Lines

This extended list of books with repeated lines was a project begun by Vijaya Srinivasan on the Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (QIAT) mailing list (, supplemented by several already-existing bibliographies cited in the references at the end of the list. Many of the books will be available in school or public libraries. Most of the links provided go to the Amazon bookstore. If you have additional suggestions, contact Judy Kuster

  1. Aardema, Verna Why Mosquitos Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale
  2. Alborough, J. Hug
  3. Alborough, J. Yes
  4. Alborough, J. Tall
  5. Alborough, Jez Where's My Teddy?
  6. Aliki My five senses
  7. Aliki Go Tell Aunt Rhody
  8. Allen, Pamela Bertie and the bear
  9. Allen, R.V., ed. I Love Ladybugs
  10. Archambault, J. & Martin, Jr. B. A Beautiful Feast for a Big King Cat
  11. Asch, Frank Goodbye House
  12. Asch, Frank Here Comes The Cat
  13. Asch, Frank Just Like Daddy
  14. Asch, Frank Moonbear's Shadow
  15. Asch, Frank Happy Birthday, Moon
  16. Asch, Frank Mooncake
  17. Asch, Frank Moongame
  18. Asch, Frank Moonbear's Dream
  19. Asch, Frank Moonbear's Skyfire
  20. Asch, Frank Moonbear's Pet
  21. Asch, Frank Moonbear's Bargain
  22. Asch, Frank Moondance
  23. Asch, Frank Moonbear's Canoe
  24. Asch, Frank Moonbear's Friend
  25. Asch, Frank Popcorn
  26. Asch, Frank Bear Books: Set of 5
  27. Asch, Frank Moonbear's Shadow
  28. Astley, Judy When one cat woke up
  29. Aylesworth, J. Naughty Little Monkeys
  30. Aylesworth, Jim Old Black Fly
  31. Baer, Gene THUMP, THUMP, Rat-a-Tat-Tat
  32. Baker, Alan Two tiny mice
  33. Baker, Keith Who is the beast?
  34. Barrett, Judi Animals Should Definitely Not Act Like People
  35. Barton, Byron Dinosaurs, dinosaurs
  36. Bennett, Jill Teeny Tiny
  37. Blackstone, Stella Bear on a Bike
  38. Blake, Quentin Mr. Magnolia
  39. Boniface, William Five Little Ghosts
  40. Boynton, Sandra Blue Hat, Green Hat
  41. Boynton, Sandra Doggies
  42. Boynton, Sandra Yellow Hat, Red Hat
  43. Boynton, Sandra Moo Baa La La La
  44. Brandenberg, Franz Aunt Nina, good night
  45. Brown, Margaret Wise Goodnight Moon
  46. Brown, Margaret Wise Home for a bunny
  47. Brown, Margaret Wise The Important Book
  48. Burningham, J. Mr. Gumpy's Outing
  49. Burningham, J. Mr. Gumpy's Motor Car
  50. Butler, Dorothy A Happy Tale
  51. Campbell, Rod Dear Zoo
  52. Carle, Eric The Very Busy Spider
  53. Carle. Eric The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  54. Carle, Eric 1, 2, 3 to the Zoo
  55. Carle, Eric Have You Seen My Cat?
  56. Carle, Eric Today is Monday
  57. Carle, E. The Very Quiet Cricket
  58. Carle, Eric Do You Want To Be My Friend?
  59. Carle, Eric Rooster's Off to See the World
  60. Carle, Eric The mixed-up chameleon
  61. Carle, Eric The secret birthday message
  62. Carlson, Nancy How to Lose All Your Friends
  63. Carlson, N. I Like Me
  64. Carlstrom, Nancy White Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?
  65. Christelow, Eileen Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
  66. Colandro, Lucille There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books
  67. Colandro, Lucille There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Shell
  68. Colandro, Lucille There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover
  69. Colandro, Lucille There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves
  70. Colandro, Lucille There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat
  71. Colandro, Lucille There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell
  72. Colandro, Lucille There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick
  73. Colandro, Lucille There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose
  74. Colandro, Lucille There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow
  75. Cooney, Barbara Miss Rumphius
  76. Cowley, Joy Mrs. Wishy-Washy
  77. Cowley, Joy The Tiny Woman's Coat
  78. Cowley, Joy Who Will Be My Mother
  79. Coxe, Molly Whose Footprints?
  80. Croser, J. & Vassiliou, S. Stuck in the Mud (Magic Beans)
  81. Dale, Penny Ten in the Bed
  82. Day, D. King of the Woods
  83. Delaney, Antoinette Gunnywolf
  84. De Regniers, Beatrice Schenk Going for a walk
  85. De Regniers, B.S. How Joe the Bear and Sam The Mouse Got Together
  86. Dijs, C. Are You My Mommy?
  87. Droyd, Ann Goodnight iPad
  88. Dr. Suess Green Eggs and Ham
  89. Dr. Seuss My Many Colored Days
  90. Dr. Suess The Cat in the Hat
  91. Doyle, Charlotte You Can't Catch Me
  92. Dugan, Bill Let's Go Shopping
  93. Dunbar, Joyce Four Fierce Kittens
  94. Emberley, Ed Klippity klop
  95. Ernberley, Edward & Einberley, Barbara Drummer Hoff
  96. Eastman, P.D. Are You My Mother?
  97. Ernst, Lisa Campbell Up to Ten and Down Again
  98. Falwell, Cathryn Shape Capers
  99. Faulkner, Matt Jack and the Beanstalk
  100. Flack, Marjorie Ask Mr. Bear
  101. Fox, Mem Shoes From Grandpa
  102. Fox, Mem Time For Bed
  103. Fox, Mem Whoever You Are
  104. Fox, Mem Hattie and the Fox
  105. Framst, Louise Susy Kelly's Garden
  106. Framst, L. On My Walk
  107. Freymann, Saxton Knock, Knock
  108. Gag, Wanda Millions of cats
  109. Galdone, P. The Three Little Pigs
  110. Gale, Leah The Animals of Farmer Jones
  111. Galdone, Paul The three billy goats gruff
  112. Galdone, Paul The Gingerbread Man
  113. Galdone, Paul The Teeny, Tiny Woman
  114. Galdone, Paul Henny Penny
  115. Gelman, Rita Golden I Went to the Zoo
  116. Gilman, Phoebe Jillian Jiggs
  117. Ginsburg, Mirra The Chick and the Duckling
  118. Golden Books The Three Little Pigs
  119. Golden Books The Little Red Hen
  120. Gordon, J. R. Two Badd Babies
  121. Grabien, Deborah A Dark, Dark Tale
  122. Greeley, V. Where's My Share?
  123. Grindley, S. Don't Rock the Boat!
  124. Grindley, S. Knock, Knock! Who's There?
  125. Guarino, D. Is Your Mama A Llama?
  126. Guy, G. F. Black Crow, Black Crow
  127. Hamsa, B. Dirty Larry
  128. Hawkins, C. Old Mother Hubbard
  129. Hayes, S. This is the Bear and the Picnic Lunch
  130. Hennesy, B.G. Jake Baked the Cake
  131. Henkes, Kevin Kitten's First Full Moon
  132. Hill, Eric Where's spot?
  133. Hoberman, M. A House is a House for Me
  134. Hogrogian, Nonny One fine day
  135. Holzwarth, W. & Erlbruch, W. The Story of the Little Mole
  136. Hopgood, Tim Wow! Said the Owl
  137. Hutchins, Pat 1 Hunter
  138. Hutchins, Pat The Doorbell Rang
  139. Hutchins, Pat Little Pink Pig
  140. Hutchins, Pat Rosie's Walk
  141. Hutchins, Pat Titch
  142. Hutchins, P. Ten Red Apples
  143. Hutchins, P. We're Going on a Picnic!
  144. Ivimey, J. Complete version of ye Three blind mice
  145. Jovanovich, Harcourt Brace Mike's Kite
  146. Jindrich, Jerry But that wasn't the best part (Free from Chateau Meddybemps
  147. Johnson, Tony Yonder
  148. Jonas, Ann Color dance
  149. Kahn, J. You Can't Catch Me
  150. Kalan, R. Stop, Thief!
  151. Kalan, Robert and Byron Barton Jump, Frog, Jump!
  152. Kalan, R. Stop, Thief!
  153. Kellogg, Steven Pinkerton behave!
  154. Kent, J. The Fat Cat
  155. King, B. Sitting on the Farm
  156. King-DeBaun, P. Storytime Revised
  157. King-DeBaun, P. Storytime, Just For Fun!
  158. Knowles, T. No, Barnaby
  159. Koontz, R. This Old Man: The Counting Book
  160. Kovalski, M. The Wheels on the Bus
  161. Krauss, R. Noel the Coward
  162. Kraus, R. Big and Little
  163. Krauss, Ruth The Carrot Seed
  164. Kraus, Robert Come Out and Play, Little Mouse
  165. Kraus, Robert Where are You Going, Little Mouse?
  166. Kraus, Robert Leo the Late Bloomer
  167. Kraus, Robert Whose mouse are you?
  168. Langstaff, J. Ol' Dan Tucker
  169. Langstaff Oh, A-Hunting We Will Go
  170. Lawston, L. Can You Hop?
  171. Lewis, Kevin Chugga Chugga Choo Choo
  172. Lewis, Kevin Tugga Tugga Tugboat
  173. Lindbergh, Reeve There's a COW in the Road!
  174. Lindbergh, Reeve The Day the Goose Got Loose
  175. Livingston, M. Dilly Dilly Piccalilli
  176. Lobel, A. The Rose in My Garden
  177. Lobel, Arnold A treeful of pigs
  178. Locker, Thomas Catskill Eagle
  179. Lockwood, P. & Vulliamy, C. Cat Boy!
  180. Long, Melinda How I Became a Pirate
  181. McBratney, Sam Guess How Much I Love You
  182. MacDonald, E. Mike's Kite
  183. McGilvray, R. Don't Climb Out of the Window Tonight
  184. McGuire, L. Brush Your Teeth Please
  185. McKissack, Fredrick and Pat Constance stumbles
  186. McKissack Patricia C. and Clovis MartinWho is coming
  187. McNair, P., & Shioleno, C. Quick Tech Readable, Repeatable Stories and Activities
  188. Marshall, J. The Three Little Pigs
  189. Martin Jr., Bill and Archambault, John Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
  190. Martin Jr, Bill and Carle, Eric Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
  191. Martin Jr, Bill and Carle, Eric Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear?
  192. Martin Jr., Bill Fire! Fire! Said Mrs. McGuire
  193. Martin Jr., Bill The Braggin' Dragon
  194. Martin Jr., BillGood Night, Mr. Beetle
  195. Masurel, C. & Henry, M.H. Good Night!
  196. Mayer, M. I Was So Mad
  197. Mayer, M. Me, Too
  198. Mayer, Mercer What Do You Do With a Kangaroo?
  199. Maxner, J. Nicholas the Cricket
  200. Metzger, Steve Five Little Sharks Swimming in the Sea
  201. Meyer, M Baby Sister Says No
  202. Meyer, M. Just For You
  203. Miller, S.S. Three Stories You Can Read to Your Dog
  204. Miranda, Anne To Market, To Market
  205. Mosel, Arlene Tikki Tikki Tembo
  206. Most, B. If the Dinosaurs Came Back
  207. Munsch, Robert Love You Forever
  208. Munsch, R. Mortimer
  209. Munsch, R. Mud Puddle
  210. Myers, Tim Good Babies: A Tale of Trolls, Humans, a Witch and a Switch
  211. Neitzel, Shirley The Jacket I Wear in the Snow
  212. Nelson, J. Peanut Butter and Jelly
  213. Numeroff, Laura Joffe If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
  214. Patricelli, Leslie Yummy Yucky
  215. Parr, Todd We Belong Together: A Book About Adoption and Families
  216. Patricelli, Leslie Quiet Loud
  217. Peek, Merle Mary wore her red dress and Henry Wore His Green Sneakers
  218. Peppe, R. The House That Jack Built
  219. Perkins, Al Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb
  220. Pienkowski, J. Eggs for Tea
  221. Pienkowski, Jan Little Monsters
  222. Pienkowski, J. Pet Food
  223. Pienkowski, J. Phone Book
  224. Pizer, A. It's A Perfect Day
  225. Pomerantz, Charlotte Flap your wings and try
  226. Prelutsky, Jack (Ed.) The Random House book of poetry for children
  227. Pryor, A. The Baby Blue Cat Who Said No
  228. Quackenbush, R. She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain
  229. Raffi The Wheels on the Bus
  230. Raffi 5 Little Ducks
  231. Raschka, Chris Yo! Yes?
  232. Rathman, Peggy Good Night, Gorilla
  233. Reader's Digest Brush Your Teeth Please
  234. Rice, Eve Goodnight, Goodnight
  235. Rice, Eve At Grammy's House
  236. Roach, Van Allen I Love Ladybugs
  237. Roach, Van Allen Ten Times
  238. Roach, Van Allen At the Carnival
  239. Roach, Van Allen I can spell dinosaur
  240. Roach, Van Allen At the zoo
  241. Roach, Van Allen A dream in a wishing well
  242. Roach, Van Allen Chasing butterflies
  243. Roach, Van Allen Three dogs at my door
  244. Robart, R. The Cake That Mack Ate
  245. Roberts, John Maddox King of the Wood
  246. Roffey, Maureen I spy at the zoo
  247. Rogers, P. & Rosen, M. What's Wrong with Tom?
  248. Rosen, Michael We're Going on a Bear Hunt
  249. Ross, Tony Super Dooper Jezebel
  250. Sawicki, N. J. The Little Red House
  251. Scieszka, J The True Story of the Three Little Pigs!
  252. Sendak, M. Chicken Soup With Rice
  253. Sendak, M. Pierre: A Cautionary Tale in Five Chapters and a Prologue
  254. Serfozo, M. Who Said Red?
  255. Shannon, G. Dance Away
  256. Shannon, G. The Piney Woods Peddler
  257. Shaw, Charles G. It Looked Like Spilt Milk
  258. Shiefman, V. Sunday Potatoes, Monday Potatoes
  259. Silverstein, Shel A giraffe and a half
  260. Slate, Joseph Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten
  261. Sloat, T. The Thing That Bothered Farmer Brown
  262. Slobodkina, E. Caps For Sale
  263. Stead, Philip A Sick Day for Amos McGee
  264. Stevens, J. The House That Jack Built
  265. Stevens, H. The Fat Mouse
  266. Swanson, Susan Marie Swanson The House in the Night
  267. Taback, Simms Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
  268. Tafuri, Nancy Have You Seen My Duckling?
  269. Tyler, Jenny and Hawthorn, Philip Who's Making That Mess?
  270. Van Laan, Nancy A Mouse in my House
  271. Van Laan, N. Possum Come A-Knockin
  272. Van Laan, N. The Big Fat Worm
  273. Viorst, Judith Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
  274. Vipont, E. The Elephant and the Bad Baby
  275. Waber, B. Bearsie Bear and the Surprise Sleepover Party
  276. Waddell, MartinOwl Babies
  277. Waddell, M. Sailor Bear
  278. Wadsworth, O. Over in the Meadow
  279. Watanabe S. How Do I Put It On?
  280. West, Colin "Buzz, Buzz, Buzz" Went Bumblebee
  281. West, Colin I Don't Care! Said the Bear
  282. West, Colin "Pardon?" said the giraffe
  283. West, C. "Not Me", Said the Monkey
  284. West, C. I Bought My Love a Tabby Cat
  285. West, C. Hello, Great Big Bullfrog!
  286. West, C. Have You Seen the Crocodile?
  287. Wilburn, K. The Gingerbread Boy
  288. Wildsmith, Brian Mother Goose: A Collection of Nursery Rhymes
  289. Williams, L The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
  290. Williams, Sue I Went Walking
  291. Wilson, Karma and Chapman, Jane Bear Snores On
  292. Wing, N. Hippity Hop, Frog on Top
  293. Winters, Kari-Lynn On My Walk
  294. Wolff, Ferida and Kozielski, Dolores On Halloween Night
  295. Wolkstein, D. Step By Step
  296. Wood, A. King Bidgood's in the Bathtub
  297. Wood, Audrey and Wood, Don The Napping House
  298. Wood, A. Moo, Moo, Brown Cow
  299. Wood, Audrey Silly Sally
  300. Wylie, J. and D. A More or Less Fish Story
  301. Yolen, J. Owl Moon
  302. Zimmerman, Andrea Trashy Town
  303. Zimmermann, H. W. Henny Penny

Helpful Web Resources (where many of the books were suggested)

  • AAC Intervention's Books With Repeated Lines
  • Michelle Solomon and Lavinia Pereira's list of Repetitive Books: An effective therapeutic strategy for children diagnosed with apraxia of speech
  • Judy Kuster's Resources - all now incorporated into the above bibliography
  • Goodreads Popular Children's Repetition Books
  • Scholastic's Rhyme and Repetitions Books with Free Teaching Resources
  • Plano Independent School District's Books with Repeated Lines
  • Ohio Literacy Resource Center's Predictable Patterns Book
  • Margaret (Dee) Fish, Here's How to Treat Childhood Apraxia of Speech Plural Publishing contains a list of books with repetitive lines

    added May 14, 2012