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Wednesday, May 1 is National Mother Goose Day, a day to celebrate the beloved storybook character that has delighted children for decades. She has defined children’s fiction as the imaginary author of French fairy tales and English nursery rhymes. Pull up a chair and read these books to your kids about Mother Goose this month and all year through.

  1. Original Mother Goose by Blanche Fisher Wright is a full-color collection of Mother Goose rhymes, with a real cloth binding and beautiful cover art.
  2. The Real Mother Goose, also by Blanche Fisher Wright, has been enjoyed by millions of children for 75 years. Your small child will love the lively, colorful pictures in this enchanting introduction to Mother Goose.
  3. Favorite Nursery Rhymes from Mother Goose by Scott Gustafson includes 45 rhymes such as Itsy Bitsy Spider and Hickety, Pickety, My Black Hen.
  4. Very First Mother Goose by folklorist Iona Opie has 60 treasured rhymes to delight and inspire, backed by watercolor illustrations by Rosemary Wells.
  5. Sylvia Long’s Mother Goose by bestselling artist Sylvia Long brings an enchanting collection of more than 75 classic Mother Goose rhymes. The author’s love of nature shines through in this charming compilation featuring timeless favorites as Mary Had a Little Lamb, Old Mother Hubbard, and Rock-a-bye Baby.
  6. My First Mother Goose by Tomie dePaola includes classic fairy tales like Humpty Dumpty, Georgie Porgie, Little Miss Muffet and the Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe.
  7. Mother Goose Treasury: A Beautiful Collection of Favorite Nursery Rhymes for Children by illustrator Priscilla Lamont allows kids to get swept away with their imaginations, a treasure they will love for years to come. Take lots of journeys to remarkable places and far-away lands with classic favorites such as Do You Know the Muffin Man, This is the Way, It’s Raining It’s Pouring, Pop Goes the Weasel, and Row Row Row Your Boat. If you love this one, you’ll want to collect all the titles available in the Parragon Treasury Collection.
  8. Richard Scarry’s Best Mother Goose Ever introduces toddlers to all the beloved nursery rhymes of Mother Goose, featuring his signature artwork and 50 classic rhymes. This timeless collection celebrates its 50th anniversary, making this a must-have for kids of all ages.
  9. Read to Your Baby Every Day: 30 classic nursery rhymes to read aloud by artist Chloe Giordano includes all the timeless rhymes you yourself grew up with, such as Hey, Diddle Diddle; Baa, Baa, Black Sheep; Hush Little Baby; This Little Piggy; Hickory, Dickory, Dock; Little Bo-Peep; Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star; Pussy-cat, Pussy-cat; Mary Had a Little Lamb; Row, Row, Row Your Boat; London Bridge; One, Two, Buckle My Shoe; Rub-a-dub-dub; Pat-a-Cake; Old MacDonald; Rock-a-Bye Baby; I’m a Little Teapot; The Wheels on the Bus; This Old Man; Jack and Jill; Little Miss Muffet; Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush; Old Mother Hubbard; The Muffin Man; and Pop! Goes the Weasel.
  10. My First Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes is a delightful board book by illustrator Lisa McCue. You and your children will have a blast reciting the classic rhymes of Mother Goose, offset by fanciful, bright watercolors.
  11. Nursery Rhymes Board Book: Illustrated Classic Nursery Rhymes by Wonder House Books contains a wonderfully illustrated collection of nursery rhymes including favorites like Jack and Jill, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and Humpty Dumpty. The padded cover and stylish design makes the perfect gift for little ones who are just setting out on their reading journey.
  12. Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes: 25 Classic Illustrated Verses by Mora Moon is a handpicked collection of timeless tales known for captivating young hearts for generations. The pretty illustrations capture the wonder and whimsy of childhood adventures, from the playful behavior of mischievous mice to the moonlit jumps of happy cows. This will surely become a staple of your bedtime story routine.

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