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Poetry & Songs

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Online Resources

  • The Mother Goose Pages
    This well organized page contains the text to many nursery rhymes and children’s songs. The author has included tips for using Mother Goose with young children and recommended other good books and resources to use. The rhymes themselves are presented alphabetically and grouped by themes.

Print Resources

S.016.80881 B75i 
Brewton, John Edmund and Sara Westbrook Brewton. Index to Children’s Poetry. New York: Wilson, 1942 – 1965.

This dictionary index and its two supplements provide title, subject, author, and first line entries for collections of poems for children. The series is continued by the Brewtons’ Index to Poetry for Children and Young People.

S.016.8081 B75in 
Brewton, John Edmund and Sara Westbrook Brewton. Index to Poetry for Children and Young People, 1964-1969. New York: Wilson, 1972 – .

Like its predecessor, Index to Children’s Poetry, this dictionary index provides title, subject, author, and first line indexing to children’s poems in collections. Supplements after 1982 are written by G. Meredith Blackburn.

S.398 OP3o 1952 
Opie, Iona and Peter Opie. eds. The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1952.

The nursery rhymes in this collection are arranged alphabetically by the most prominent word. The Opies have included commentary with each rhyme and indexed the book by first line and by notable figures. The 1997 edition is also available, call number S. 398.8 Ox221997.

S.016.7846 P442i 
Peterson, Carolyn Sue and Ann D. Fenton. Index to Children’s Songs: A Title, First Line, and Subject Index. New York: H. W. Wilson Company, 1979.

This book indexes more than 5,000 songs from 298 children’s books that were published between 1909 and 1979.