Reading is a fundamental skill that all children must learn. As children begin to read, it’s essential to make the process enjoyable and exciting for them. One way to do this is by incorporating fun rhymes about books and reading into their learning.
These rhymes can help children develop their language skills and encourage them to continue reading throughout their lives. In this article, we have compiled 15 fun rhymes about books and reading for kids that are sure to make reading a blast!
Amazing play poems that will inspire your kids to read more
Read to Me – by Jane Yolen
Read to me riddles and read to me rhymes
Read to me stories of magical times
Read to me tales about castles and kings
Read to me stories of fabulous things
Read to me pirates and read to me knights
Read to me dragons and dragon-book fights
Read to me spaceships and cowboys and then
When you are finished – please read them again
Reading in Bed – by Helen H. Moore
Oh, what could be better
Than reading in bed,
Or thinking about
All the books that you’ve read?
With someone who loves you,
A father, a mother,
A doll, or a pet,
Or a sister or brother,
A grandma, a grandpa,
An uncle, an aunt –
(Can you think of anything better?
While outside the sky
Is all twinkling with light,
From stars that shine down
As we sleep through the night.
Oh, what could be better
Than sleeping in bed,
When the books that you love
Fill the dreams in your head?
I Met a Dragon Face to Face – by Jack Prelutsky
I met a dragon face to face
the year when I was ten,
I took a trip to outer space,
I braved a pirate’s den,
I wrestled with a wicked troll,
and fought a great white shark,
I trailed a rabbit down a hole,
I hunted for a snark.
I stowed aboard a submarine,
I opened magic doors,
I traveled in a time machine,
and searched for dinosaurs,
I climbed atop a giant’s head,
I found a pot of gold,
I did all this in books I read
when I was ten years old.
I Opened a Book – by Julia Donaldson
I opened a book and in I strode.
Now nobody can find me.
I’ve left my chair, my house, my road,
My town and my world behind me.
I’m wearing the cloak, I’ve slipped on the ring,
I’ve swallowed the magic potion.
I’ve fought with a dragon, dined with a king
And dived in a bottomless ocean.
I opened a book and made some friends.
I shared their tears and laughter
And followed their road with its bumps and bends
To the happily ever after.
I finished my book and out I came.
The cloak can no longer hide me.
My chair and my house are just the same,
But I have a book inside me.
Library Poem – by Julia Donaldson
Everyone is welcome to walk through the door.
It really doesn’t matter if you’re rich or poor.
There are books in boxes and books on shelves.
They’re free for you to borrow, so help yourselves.
Come and meet your heroes, old and new,
From William the Conqueror to Winnie the Pooh.
You can look into the Mirror or read The Times,
Or bring along a toddler to chant some rhymes.
The librarian’s a friend who loves to lend,
So see if there’s a book that she can recommend.
Read that book, and if you’re bitten
You can borrow all the other ones the author’s written.
Are you into battles or biography?
Are you keen on gerbils or geography?
Gardening or ghosts? Sharks or science fiction?
There’s something here for everyone, whatever your addiction.
Reading is Fun – By Mark Beckwith
Reading is fun, fun fun fun
Reading is fun for everyone
I can see
I can tell
You really read so well
I can read all by myself
Reading the adventures of Peter Pan
Reading about the powers of Robot Man
Reading how to build my own new bike
Reading about the movies stars I like
Reading a story about the wild old west
Reading about the pirates and their treasure chest
Reading about the monsters late at night
Reading in the sheets with my best flashlight
A Book is a Place – by Clyde Watson
A book is a place
where you can go
whenever you wish:
just open it up
and step in!
For if you can read
you can sail seven seas,
explore lost kingdoms
with magic keys…
Climb snowy mountains,
Fly to the moon,
Speak with ghosts,
Hear mermaids croon…
Swim with whales
through sea-green depths,
Tame wild horses and…
When you come back
and close your book
and sit there with a dreamy,
It’s because you know
you can go
anywhere you wish
just open a book
and step in!
Books – By Helen H. Moore
If you read a few, then you’ll know it’s true:
Books are good for you!
Chefs read cook books,
Pirates? “Hook” books!
Little kids read lift-and-look books!
We read books of poems and prose –
Some of these and some of those.
Read some too, and you’ll agree,
Books are good for you and me!
I Love to Read a Mystery – by Kenn Nesbitt
I love to read a mystery.
It’s my favorite kind of book.
There’s one I like a lot about
a butler and a cook.
I had it here this morning.
It was in my reading nook.
But now my book is missing.
Was it stolen by a crook?
Could they have used a fishing pole
to snag it with a hook?
I wonder if my mystery was
the only thing they took?
I hope that I can find it.
Will you come and help me look?
Then we can solve “The Mystery
of the Missing Mystery Book.”
Open A Book – by Jane Baskwill
Open a book
And you will find
People and places of every kind;
Open a book
And you can be
Anything that you want to be;
Open a book
And you can share
Wondrous worlds you find in there;
Open a book
And I will too
You read to me
And I’ll read to you.
Books! Books! – by Lenore Hetrick
I feel there’s just one song to sing –
And that’s a song of books!
I can’t think of another thing,
Except them and their looks.
All year companions, these bleak soldiers
Never left my side.
Summer evenings, winter dawns –
With me they did abide.
Books! Books! Right and left!
Knowledge by the yard.
Books! Books! Build and heft,
And problems daunting hard.
Books with dates and books with songs,
And books that make you cry.
Books that like great city throngs
Went ever surging by.
Awake it was a world of books!
There is no Frigate like a Book – By Emily Dickinson
There is no Frigate like a Book
To take us Lands away
Nor any Coursers like a Page
Of prancing Poetry.
This Traverse may the poorest take
Without oppress of Toll;
How frugal is the Chariot
That bears the Human Soul!
Pass The Poems, Please – By Jane Baskwill
Pass the poem please
Pile them on my plate
Put them right in front of me
For I can hardly wait
To take each tangy word
To try each tasty rhyme
And when I’ve tried them once or twice
I’ll try them one more time:
So pass the poems please
They just won’t leave my head
I have to have more poems
Before I go to bed.
The Land of Story-Books – by Robert Louis Stevenson
These are the hills, these are the woods,
These are my starry solitudes;
And there the river by whose brink
The roaring lions come to drink.
I see the others far away
As if in firelit camp they lay,
And I, like to an Indian scout,
Around their party prowled about.
So, when my nurse comes in for me,
Home I return across the sea,
And go to bed with backward looks
At my dear land of Story-books …
Good Books – by Edgar Albert Guest
Good books are friendly things to own.
If you are busy they will wait.
They will not call you on the phone
Or wake you if the hour is late.
They stand together row by row,
Upon the low shelf or the high.
But if you’re lonesome this you know:
You have a friend or two nearby.
The fellowship of books is real.
They’re never noisy when you’re still.
They won’t disturb you at your meal.
They’ll comfort you when you are ill.
The lonesome hours they’ll always share.
When slighted they will not complain.
And though for them you’ve ceased to care
Your constant friends they’ll still remain.
Good books your faults will never see
Or tell about them round the town.
If you would have their company
You merely have to take them down.
They’ll help you pass the time away,
They’ll counsel give if that you need.
He has true friends for night and day
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