FREE Download! 10 children's books with excellent examples of a variety of rhymes and verse. There is a mixture of nonfiction and fiction texts. Rhyming is a craft in texts offering many effects: it helps students develop phonemic awareness, aids memory, helps children make predictions about the predictable text, and it can create mood in a story, poem, nursery rhyme, or songs. Each book example comes with a detailed abstract, listing other literary elements and a basic plot description.