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Rebus Books


Rebus books have pictures in place of some of the words. They can be fun for beginning readers to explore with little assistance.






Rau, Dana Meachen
J628.92 RAU

"Easy to read text with rebuses explores the job of a firefighter"--Provided by publisher.
Amery, Heather
JE AMERY

Lost in the woods, a tired and hungry little girl finds the home of the three bears where she helps herself to food and goes to sleep.
Marzollo, Jean
J811 MARZO

A poem with a rebus format, in which the speaker professes love equal to that of a bird for a tree, a flower for a bee, and a lock for a key.
Capucilli, Alyssa Satin
JE CAPUC

One after another, the animals in a barn wake each other up with the unique sounds they make.
Capucilli, Alyssa Satin
JE CAPUC

A cumulative rhyme featuring rebuses, in which a parrot, a tiger, a lion, a peacock, and other inhabitants of a city zoo wake up and startle each other.
Cole, Joanna
JER COLE

Neitzel, Shirley
JE NEITZ

A cumulative verse with rebuses in which a young boy has a wonderful day at the zoo, despite a series of mishaps with the animals.
Davis, Lee
JE DAVIS

P.B. the teddy bear celebrates his birthday with a cake, a party for his friends, and lots of presents. Told in rebus form.
Christensen, Bonnie
J811.54 CHRIS

Presents a collection of verses that use pictures in place of some words.
Highlights for Children
JE REBUS

Forty-four stories kids can read by following the pictures.
Cocca-Leffler, Maryann
JER COCCA

This rebus book is about a silly boy.
Edwards, Roberta
JER EDWAR

In space, kids ride around on jet bikes, go for pizza in the family rocket, and read scary stories about people living on Earth. Full color.
Lewison, Wendy Cheyette
JER LEWIS

A little boy's runaway snowball wreaks village-wide havoc! Simple rhyming text and funny illustrations describe the snowball's path through town. The silly ending will leave kids giggling. Picture Readers combine rebus pictures, super-simple vocabulary, and cut-out flash cards to develop and reinforce reading skills.
Banks, Kate
JE BANKS

A bird, a monkey, and a snake lose their home in a tree and go looking for a new home, encountering various jungle animals on the way. Features rebuses, which are identified with labels in the margins of the pages.
Lewis, J. Patrick
JE LEWIS

Rhymed text, featuring rebuses, describes the wonders of the store run by Mr. Nickel and Mrs. Dime.
Hooks, William
JER HOOKS

A retelling, in rebus format, of the traditional tale in which three clever billy goats outwit a big, ugly troll.
Winter, Jeanette
J398.8 WINTE

Simple rebus illustrations are used to present the familiar cumulative nursery rhyme about the antics that go on in the house built by an unsuspecting Jack.
Neitzel, Shirley
JE NEITZ

A young girl names all the clothes that she must wear to play in the snow.
Frank Schaffer Publications
J372.218 READI (PTC)

"Features: simple rebus pictures that encourage individual learning time; reproducible activities for building vocabulary and print awareness; Rebus dictionary and flash cards for extra practice and review; ideal activities for English language learners."--Cover.
Frank Schaffer Publications
J372.21 READI (PTC)

"Features: simple rebus pictures that encourage individual learning time; reproducible activities for building vocabulary and print awareness; Rebus dictionary and flash cards that reinforce age-appropriate vocabulary; ideal activities for English language learners."--Cover.
Banks, Kate
JE BANKS

Afraid to swim across the river because of the hippopotamus there, a turtle takes inspiration from other animals in trying other ways to get across. Features rebuses.
Isadora, Rachel
J782.42 ISADO

A favorite children's song, "The Green Grass Grew All Around," becomes a colorful book filled with African wildlife.
Lamut, Sonja
JER LAMUT

A fun tale about a noisy house.
Sierra, Judy
JER SIERR

Rhyming text with rebuses follows a group of animals through their first day of school.
Neitzel, Shirley
JE NEITZ

Rhymes and rebuses show children making breakfast for their mother, complete with flowers and a tray.
Dodds, Siobhan
J793.73 DODDS

This "first picture book dictionary" offers 12 well-known childhood experiences, explained in simple sentences.