A nursery rhyme for every night of the year


An inspirational, entertaining nursery rhyme for each and every night of the year.

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Allie Esiri’s beautiful gift anthology, A Nursery Rhyme for Every Night of the Year, is a definitive collection of nursery rhymes, with enchanting illustrations by Emily Faccini. The book includes 366 rhymes – traditional classics as well as favourite rhymes of today – each accompanied by an enlightening introduction. Perfect for reading aloud and sharing with children of all ages.

Rhymes include ‘Oranges and Lemons’, ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’, ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’, ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ and ‘Rock-A-Bye Baby’, alongside modern songs such as ‘Do Re Mi’; with new entries from writing stars Floella Benjamin, Brian Bilston, Rod Campbell, Joseph Coelho,
Julia Donaldson and Michael Rosen, all making this the most joyful book to read together, every night of the year.

Each month includes rhymes on different themes:

January: Winter, Bedtime
February: Love, Pancake Day
March: Spring, Women’s Day, Riddles
April: April Fool’s Day, Spring Festivals, Tongue-Twisters
May: May Day, Farm, Market, London
June: Playground Games, Animals
July: Weather Lore, Travel, Classics
August: Sea, Rivers, Outdoors
September: Back to School
October: Food, Action Songs, Halloween
November: History, Divali, Thanksgiving
December: Lullabies, Festive Rhymes

Allie Esiri’s daily introductions teach the significance of the nursery rhyme; offering historical facts, answers to riddles, helpful instructions for the action rhymes, football fans’ playful variants and much more. The day-to-day format of the anthology invites readers to share one of the great nursery rhymes every day – or night – of the year.

Additional information

Weight 700 g
Dimensions 24.2 × 16.6 × 4.6 cm


Macmillan Children's Books





xxiv, 438




398.8 (edition:23)


Children – juvenile / Code: J