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Mother GooseClassical Poems for Children

This is a collection of classical poems for children written by a variety of poets such as Christina Rossetti, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Edward Lear. The poems range from fun and lively to solemn and thought provoking. The poems can be printed from the browser by clicking on the "Print" button below each poem. Margins may need to be adjusted depending on the device that is being used.

A Baby Sermon by George MacDonald
A Child's Evening Prayer by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
A Guinea Pig ~Anonymous
A Light Exists in Spring by Emily Dickinson
A Morning Hymn by Christopher Smart
A Riddle by Christina Rossetti
Above the Bright Blue Sky by Albert Midlane
After Apple-Picking by Robert Frost
All Things Bright and Beautiful by Cecil Frances Alexander
An Alphabet (Part 1) by Edward Lear
An Alphabet (Part 2) by Edward Lear
An Autumn Greeting ~Anonymous
An Evening Hymn by Thomas Ken
Answer to a Child's Question by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
At the Seaside by Robert Louis Stevenson
At the Zoo by William Makepeace Thackeray
Bed in Summer by Robert Louis Stevenson
Buttercups and Daisies by Mary Howitt
Caterpillar by Christina Rossetti
Covetousness by Peter Idley
Eletelephony by Laura Richards
Evening (In words of one syllable) by Thomas Miller
Ferry Me Across the Water by Christina Rossetti
Flint by Christina Rossetti
Gentle Jesus, Meek and Mild by Charles Wesley
God to be First Served by Robert Herrick
Good Night and Good Morning by Richard Monckton Mines, Lord Houghton
Happy Thought by Robert Louis Stevenson
Humpty Dumpty's Song by Lewis Carroll
Little Things by Julia A Carney
Looking Forward by Robert Louis Stevenson
Mary's Lamb by Sarah Hale
Morning Prayer by Ogden Nash
My Mother by Ann Taylor
My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson
Now the Day is Over by Sabine Baring-Gould
Nonsenses by Edward Lear i | ii | iii | iv | v | vi | vii | viii
Old Mother Hubbard by Sarah Catherine Marine
Once in Royal David's City by Cecil Frances Alexander
Our Saviour's Golden Rule by Isaac Watts
Rising in the Morning by Hugh Rhodes
Robin Redbreast by William Allinghamn
The Baby Dance by Ann Taylor
The Blind Boy by Colley Cibber
The Canary by Elizabeth Turner
The Cow by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Exhortation of a Father to His Children by Robert Smith
The Father's Vineyard ~Anonymous
The Field Mouse by Cecil Frances Alexander
The First Tooth by Charles and Mary Lamb
The Lamb by William Blake
The Land of Counterpane by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Little Doll by Charles Kingsley
The Migration of the Grey Squirrels by William Howitt
The Rainbow by Christina Rossetti
The Rooks by Jane Browne
The Sheep by Ann and Jane Taylor
The Star by Jane Taylor
The Story of Fidgety Philip by Heinrich Hoffman
The Story of Johnny Head-in-the-Air by Heinrich Hoffman
The Vulture by Hilaire Belloc
The Wind by Christina Rossetti
There was a Little Girl by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
There was a Naughty Boy by John Keats
Time to Rise by Robert Louis Stevenson
To His Son, Benedict from the Tower of London by John Hoskyns
Topsy Turvy World by William Brighty Rands
Trees by Sarah Coleridge
Tumbling ~Anonymous
Two Little Kittens ~Anonymous
Upon the Swallow by Robert Herrick
What Are Heavy? by Christina Rossetti
What Does the Bee Do? by Christina Rossetti
What is Pink? by Christina Rossetti
Where Did You Come From, Baby Dear? by George MacDonald
Whole Duty of Children by Robert Louis Stevenson
Where Go the Boats? by Robert Louis Stevenson
Winter Time by Robert Louis Stevenson
You are Old, Father William by Lewis Carroll
Young and Old by Charles Kingsley

Flash Printable Poems: This is a list of poems that are lightly illustrated and can be printed. The poems are delivered as Flash files and require the device or browser to be able to use the Flash format.