May 1 is National Mother Goose Day. This selection of resources for all ages can be found or requested at Lititz Public Library. Rhyme is an important component of children’s speech development (and can be a fun trip down memory lane for us slightly older folks).
For a wide variety of rhymes:
Mary Engelbreit’s Mother Goose : one hundred best-loved verses – This highly illustrated hardcover treasury includes everyone’s favorite time-honored characters–Little Bo-Peep, Humpty Dumpty, Old King Cole, Jack and Jill, and many, many more. Readers will enjoy Mary Engelbreit’s interpretations of the mouse running up the clock, piggies going to market, and children dancing ’round the mulberry bush.
Favorite nursery rhymes from Mother Goose / illustrated by Scott Gustafson – From nonsense to lessons learned, these 45 rhymes include the very well known (Itsy Bitsy Spider) and the somewhat familiar (Hickety, Pickety, My Black Hen). The truly fantastic pictures speak more than a thousand words as artist Scott Gustafson riffs in paint on themes present and imagined in each verse.
Arnold Lobel book of Mother Goose / selected and illustrated by Arnold Lobel – Knopf is proud to reissue the complete and unabridged Arnold Lobel-illustrated treasury of Mother Goose rhymes, originally published in 1986 as The Random House Book of Mother Goose and unavailable for several years.
Individual Favorite Mother Goose Rhymes can be found in J 398.8.
For older children who are familiar with Mother Goose Rhymes:
The Mother Goose diaries / by Mother Goose with Chris Colfer – Mother Goose has had centuries of thrilling adventures and finally, she’s allowing her favorite readers to take a peek at all her secrets. Who else gossiped with Queen Elizabeth I, taught geography to Napoleon, marched for equal rights with Martin Luther King Jr., and served as Andy Warhol’s muse? With Chris Colfer’s trademark wit and humor, fans will love getting the inside scoop on Mother Goose.
Whatever happened to Humpty Dumpty? : and other surprising sequels to Mother Goose rhymes / by David T. Greenberg – Adding his own deliciously wicked twists to 20 original, familiar rhymes, the illustrator’s drawings bring the right mix of sly humor and macabre absurdity to these subversive verses. Full-color illustrations.
Hello Kitty tells fairy tales / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. – Robin Penguin — Hello Mother Goose — The ugly quackling — Pinocchio Penguin — Little Red Bunny Hood
Nursery rhyme singing time with Mother Goose Club. – Baa Baa’s rhyme time bonanza — Hickory dickory dock rocks — One, two, buckle my shoe Eep counts to ten — Itsy bitsy spider time — Teddy bear boogie woogie
We sign. Rhymes – Timeless Mother Goose and nursery rhyme classics
Rock ‘n learn. Nursery rhymes / Rock ‘N Learn ; rhymes selected or written by Melissa Caudle. –
Brother and Sister Goose join Mother Goose to make these classical favorites more enjoyable. Kids learn 43 rhymes using upbeat pop-style music with either traditional or new melodies. The playful geese lead children through each rhyme, teaching them about safety, manners, and accepting responsibility.
The Official Home of the Mother Goose Society
Tips for Celebrating Mother Goose Day