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A Child’s Thought

A Child's ThoughtA Children’s Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.

At seven, when I go to bed,
I see such pictures in my head.

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A Good Play

A Good Play

A Children’s Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.

We built a ship upon the stairs
All mde of the back-bedroom chairs,

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An Autumn Greeting

An Autumn GreetingAnonymous.

‘Come’, said the Wind to the Leaves one day.
‘Come over the meadow and we will play.’

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At the Seaside

At the Seaside PoemA Children’s Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.

When I was down beside the sea
A wooden spade they gave to me.

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Bed in Summer

Bed in Summer

A Child’s Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.

In Winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candlelight.

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Briar Rose

The Story of Briar RoseThe original Sleeping Beauty Fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm.

When their wish of having a daughter is granted, the king and queen have a party to which the fairies are invited. However one is a witch and casts a spell which comes to pass on Briar Rose’s fifteenth birthday.

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Buttercups and Daisies

Poem of Buttercups and DaisiesA Spring Poem by Mary Howitt.

Buttercups and daisies – Oh the pretty flowers,
Coming ere the Springtime, To tell of sunny hours.

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Edgar Allan Poe's 'Eldorado'The children’s poem by Edgar Allan Poe.

Gaily bedight,
A gallant knight,

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Escape at Bedtime

Escape at Bedtime PoemA lovely bedtime poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.

The lights from the parlour and kitchen shone out
Through the blinds and the windows and bars;

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Fall, Leaves, Fall

Fall, Leaves, Fall by BronteA beautiful poem by Emily Bronte.

Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away
Lengthen Night and shorten day;

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Foreign Lands

Foreign Lands PoemA poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Up into the cherry tree
Who should climb but little me?

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From a Railway Carriage

From a Railway Carriage PoemA poem for kids by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Faster than fairies, faster than witches,
Bridges and houses, hedges and ditches;

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How doth the Little Crocodile

How doth the Little Crocodile PoemThe funny poem by Lewis Carroll.

How doth the little crocodile
Improve his shining tail,

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How Pleasant to know Mr Lear

How Pleasant to Know Mr Lear PoemA funny poem about and by Edward Lear.

How pleasant to know Mr. Lear,
Who has written such volumes of stuff.

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Hush Little Baby

Hush Little Baby SongAn anonymous bedtime poem.

Hush, little baby, don’t say a word,
Papa’s gonna buy you a mockingbird.

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I remember, I remember

I remember poem by HoodThe poem by Thomas Hood.

I remember, I remember,
The house where I was born,

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Jimmy Scarecrow’s Christmas

Jimmy Scarecrow's Christmas StoryA lovely Christmas Story by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman.

Jimmy Scarecrow is sad in the winter as he has nothing to keep him busy. But he hears jingle bells and a very nice old man offers him a job!

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Johnny Cake

Johnny Cake StoryThe original Gingerbread Man story by Joseph Jacobs.

This Johnny Cake hops out of the oven and rolls off down the lane, scoffing as he goes. Is anyone he meets faster than him?

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Jorinda and Jorindel

Jorinda and Jorindel FairyTaleA fairy tale from the Grimm Brothers.

Poor Jorinda is trapped as a bird in the fairy’s castle. Her fiance, Jorindel must find a way to approach the castle without being turned to stone. Can he free her?

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Lazy Jack

Lazy Jack StoryA story by Joseph Jacobs.

Jack’s mother is fed up with his laziness and sends him out to get work. Each day he finds work and each night manages to ruin his reward.

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Lullaby, oh, Lullaby

Lullaby, oh, Lullaby PoemA lovely sleepy poem by Christina Rossetti.

Lullaby, oh, lullaby!
Flowers are closedand lambs are sleeping;

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Monday’s Child

Monday's Child RhymeThe famous anonymous rhyme.

Monday’s child is fair of face,
Tuesday’s child is full of grace,

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Mr and Mrs Spikkey Sparrow

Mr and Mrs Spikkey Sparrow  PoemA lovely poem by Edward Lear.

On a little piece of wood,
Mr. Spikky Sparrow stood;

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My Shadow

My Shadow PoemA poem for kids by Robert Louis Stevenson.

I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me,
And what can be the use of him is more than I can see.

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Picture-books in Winter

Picture-books in Winter PoemA wintry poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Summer fading, winter comes,
Frosty mornings, tingling thumbs,

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Pirate Story

Pirate Story PoemA fun children’s poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Three of us afloat in the meadow by the swing,
Three of us aboard in the basket on the lea.

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Rain in Summer

Rain in Summer PoemA seasonal poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

How beautiful is the rain! After the dust and heat,

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Robin Redbreast

Robin Redbreast PoemA Christmas Poem by William Allingham.

Goodbye, goodbye to Summer!
For Summer’s nearly done;

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Spring PoemA lovely seasonal poem by William Blake.

Sound the flute! Now it’s mute!
Bird’s delight, Day and night,

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Star Light

Star Light RhymeA sleepy rhyme, anonymous.

Star Light Star bright,
The first star I see tonight,

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Summer Sun

Summer Sun PoemA happy summer poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Great is the sun, and wide he goes,
Through empty heaven without repose;

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Swing, Swing

Swing, Swing PoemA fun poem by William Allingham.

Swing, Swing, Sing, Sing,
Here my throne and I am King.

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The Beginning of the Armadillos

The Beginning of the Armadillos StoryA wonderful Just-So story by Rudyard Kipling.

The hedgehog and the tortoise have avoided being ‘lunch’ for the young jaguar as he just can’t tell which is which. Until now. They must learn each others skills if they are to further confuse him and avoid being eaten.

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The Cat That Walked By Himself

The Cat That Walked By Himself StoryAnother sacred story from Rudyard Kipling about the beginnings of things.

In times when all animals were wild, the woman set about making them all tame, so that they could all work together. But the cat is having none of it.

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The Dog and the Shadow

The Dog and the Shadow PoemA wonderful telling of the Aesop fable; a poem by Richard Scrafton Sharpe.

A hungry dog some meat had seized,
And, with the ample booty pleased,

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The Duck and the Kangaroo

The Duck and the KangarooA great poem for kids by Edward Lear.

Said the Duck to the Kangaroo, ‘Good gracious! how you hop!
Over the fields and the water too, As if you never would stop!’

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The Fly-Away Horse

The Fly-Away Horse PoemA lovely bedtime poem for children by Eugene Field.

Oh, a wonderful horse is the Fly-Away Horse –
Perhaps you have seen him before;

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The Happy Prince

The Happy Prince StoryA wonderful classic for children from Oscar Wilde.

This statue is of the late Prince who was always happy. But now he sits outside the castle walls and sees hardship and suffering and it makes him sad. A sparrow takes shelter on him and they become friends, doing good deeds all over the town.

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The Jumblies

The Jumblies PoemA lovely, inspiring poem from Edward Lear.

They went to sea in a Sieve, they did,
In a Sieve they went to sea:

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The Land of Nod

The Land of Nod PoemA dreamy poem for children by Robert Louis Stevenson.

From breakfast on through all the day,
At home among my friends I stay,

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The Lobster-quadrille

The Lobster-quadrille PoemThe funny poem by Lewis Carroll.

Will you walk a little faster? said a whiting to a snail,
There’s a porpoise close behind us, and he’s treading on my tail.

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The Mouse, the Cock and the Cat

The Mouse, the Cock and the Cat PoemA cautionary tale by Richard Scrafton Sharpe.

A Silly young Mouse, Ventur’d out of the house,
In spite of his mother’s advice;

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The New Vestments

The New Vestments PoemA very funny poem by Edward Lear.

There lived an old man in the kingdom of Tess,
who invented a purely original dress;

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The Night before Christmas

The Night Before ChristmasThe famous Christmas Poem by Clement Clarke Moore.

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house…

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The North Wind

The North Wind RhymeThe Anonymous Rhyme.

The North wind doth blow and we shall have snow,
And what will poor robin do then, poor thing?

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The Old Woman and Her Pig

The Old Woman and Her Pig StoryA funny short story by Joseph Jacobs.

This woman goes to great lengths to get her pig home; requesting the help of a host of strangers who all need a little persuasion.

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The Owl and the Pussycat

The Owl and the Pussycat PoemThe famous poem by Edward Lear.

The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea,
In a beautiful pea-green boat.

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin

The Pied Piper of HamelinThe famous poem by Robert Browning.

Into the street the Piper stept, Smiling first a little smile,
As if he knew what magic slept. In his quiet pipe the while;

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The Rainbow

The Rainbow PoemA lovely poem by Christina Rossetti.

Boats sail on the rivers,
And ships sail on the seas;

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The Remarkable Rocket

The Remarkable Rocket StoryA children’s story by Oscar Wilde.

Nobody knows better how remarkable this rocket is than the Remarkable Rocket himself. He considers the Prince very honoured to have him perform at the wedding. But being a sensitive soul, his tears dampen more than just the occassion and his ‘letting off’ is not quite what he expected.

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The Rock and the Bubble

The Rock and the Bubble PoemA lovely moral poem by Louisa May Alcott.

Oh! a bare, brown rock, Stood up in the sea,
The waves at its feet, Dancing merrily.

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The Straw, The Coal and The Bean

The Straw, The Coal and The Bean StoryA strange trio in this short story for kids by the Brothers Grimm.

These three make a narrow escape from death just to find themselves at the rivers brink. Find out why beans have black seams!

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The Sun’s Travels

The Sun's Travels PoemA poem for kids by Robert Louis Stevenson.

The sun is not a-bed, when I,
At night upon my pillow lie;

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The Swing

The Swing PoemA fun poem for children by Robert Louis Stevenson.

How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?

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The Walrus and the Carpenter

The Walrus and the Carpenter PoemA poem from Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll

The sun was shining on the sea,
Shining with all his might:

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The Wind

The Wind PoemA lovely short poem for children by Christina Rossetti.

Who has seen the wind?
Neither I nor you.

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Topsy Turvey World

Topsy Turvey World PoemA delightful poem by William Brighty Rands

If the butterfly courted the bee,
And the owl the porcupine;

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Trees PoemA poem by Sarah Colleridge.

The Oak is called the king of trees,
The Aspen quivers in the breeze,

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Whether the weather

Whether the weather RhymeAn anonymous rhyme.

Whether the weather be fine,
Or whether the weather be not,

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Windy Nights

Windy Nights PoemA poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Whenever the moon and stars are set,
Whenever the wind is high,

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Winter PoemA frosty poem by William Shakespeare

When icicles hang by the wall,
And Dick the shepherd blows his nail

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Winter Time

Winter Time PoemA wintry poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Late lies the wintry sun a-bed,
A frosty, fiery sleepy-head;

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Wynken, Blynken and Nod

Wynken, Blynken and Nod PoemA lovely bedtime poem  Eugene Field.

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night, sailed off in a wooden shoe…
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