Celebrating Picture Books in Rhyme

Hey kids! Do you like picture books that rhyme like the Dr. Seuss books your parents read and grew up with? Every year the folks at Rhyming Picture Book Month (founded by Angie Karcher) run a contest to pick the best rhyming picture books of the year, and it’s voted on by writers just like you!

Today we’re teaming up with RhyPiBoMo to announce the
2016 Best in Rhyme Top 10 Books!
On February 12 at 8pm ET we’ll announce the final two honor books and the winning rhyming book LIVE on the KidLit TV Facebook page!

The Storybook Knight, written by Helen Docherty, illustrated by Thomas Docherty
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

Ada Twist, Scientist, written by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts
Publisher: Harry N Abrams

Teeny Tiny Toady, written by Jill Esbaum, illustrated by Keika Yamaguchi
Publisher: Sterling

Pirasaurs!, written by Josh Funk, illustrated by Michael H Slack
Publisher:Orchard

Cowpoke Clyde Rides the Range, written by Lori Mortensen, illustrated by Michael Allen Austin Publisher: Clarion

Ned, the Knitting Pirate, written by Diana Murray, illustrated by Leslie Lammle
Publisher: Roaring Brook

Good Night, Baddies, written by Deborah Underwood, illustrated by Juli Kangas
Publisher: Beach Lane Books

Hensel and Gretel Ninja Chicks, written by Corey Rosen Schwartz & Rebecca J. Gomez, illustrated by Dan Santat
Publisher: Putnam

Mary Had a Little Glam, written by Tammy Sauer, illustrated byVanessa Brantley-Newton
Publisher: Sterling

Grimelda, the Very Messy Witch, written by Diana Murray, illustrated by Heather Ross           Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

This year you might recognize some of your favorite authors on the Top 20 winners’ list, too!

Be sure to also watch how we celebrate rhyming picture books in our silly parody video!

Who is your favorite rhyming picture book author? We’d love to know.

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