Historic Bibliographies and Reference Aids
Rhymes of Children: A Select Bibliography of English Language
Compiled by: Barbara C. Orbach
Publication Date: August 14, 1980
Abrahams, Roger D. Jump-rope rhymes, a dictionary.
Austin, Published for the American Folklore Society by the University
of Texas Press  xxiv, 228 p. (Publications of the American
Folklore Society. Bibliographical and special series, v. 20)
Bolton, Henry Carrington. The counting-out
rhymes of children. New York, D. Appleton, 1888. 121 p.
GR485.B53 1888; Detroit, Singing Tree Press, 1969. 121 p. GR484.B53
Brady, Eilís. All in! all in! A selection
of Dublin children's traditional street-games with rhymes and
music. Dublin, Vomhairle Bhéaloidias
Éireann, 1975. xv, 195 p.
Brewster, Paul G., ed. Children's games and
rhymes. In Duke University, Durham, N.C.
Library. Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore. The
Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore; the folklore
of North Carolina. v. 1. Durham, N.C., Duke University Press
 p. 29-219. Reprinted in New York by Arno Press in 1976.
GR110.N8D8, v. 1.
Cumnock, Scot. Academy. Those dusty bluebells; children's rhymes
from the Cumnock area. Cumnock (Ayrs.), The Academy, 1965. 32
Daiken, Leslie H., ed. Out goes she; Dublin street games. [Chester
Springs, Pa.] Dufour Editions  44 p.
Douglas, Norman. [Rhymes] In his London
street games. [2d ed., rev. and enl.] London, Chatto and Windus,
1931. (The Dolphin books, ) p. 27-58.
GV75.D7 1931; London Street Games, 2d ed., was reprinted in Detroit
by Singing Tree Press in 1968 (GV75.D7 1968).
East Orange, N.J. Vernon L. Davey Junior High School. Folk jingles.
In its Davey sprouts; a book of original writing and folk lore
written and collected by seventh and eigth [sic] grade pupils
in the Vernon L. Davey Junior High School, East Orange, New Jersey.
1935-1940. Compiled by Dorothy Mills Howard. [East Orange] 1940.
Emrich, Duncan, comp. The nonesense
book of riddles, rhymes, tongue twisters, puzzles and jokes from
American folklore. New York, Four Winds Press  266p.
Evans, Patricia H., comp. Jump rope rhymes. San Francisco,
Porpoise Bookshop, 1954. 32 p.
Evans, Patricia H., comp. Rimbles; a book of children's
classic games, rhymes, songs, and sayings. Garden City, N.Y.,
Doubleday, 1961. 157 p.
Fowke, Edith F. Ring around the moom. Toronto, McClelland and
Stewart, 1977. 160 p.
Fowke, Edith F., comp. Sally go round the sun; 300
children's songs, rhymes, and games. Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday
Gomme, Alice B. M., Lady, ed. The traditional games
of England, Scotland, and Ireland. London, D. Nutt, 1894-98.
2 v. (A dictionary of British folklore, edited by G. Laurence
Gomme. Pt. 1, v. 1-2)
GR141.G5; Reprinted with an introduction by Dorothy Howard in
New York by Dover Publications in 1964 (2 v. GR141.G5 1964).
Gregor, Walter. Counting-out rhymes of children. Darby, Pa.,
Norwood Editions, 1973. 32 p.; Reprint onf the 1891 ed.
Gullen, F. Doreen. Traditional number rhymes and games. London,
University of London Press, 1950. 144 p. (Publications of the
Scottish Council for Research in Education, 32)
Knapp, Mary, and Herbert Knapp. One potato, two potato ...;
the secret education of American children. New York, W.W. Norton,
1976. 274 p.
Langstaff, John M., and Carol Langstaff. Shimmy shimmy coke-ca-pop!
A collection of city children's street games and rhymes. Garden
City, N.Y., Doubleday  95 p.
Larrick, Nancy, comp. The wheels of the bus go round and round.
San Carlos, Calif., Golden Gate Junior Books  46 p.
Lowenstein, Wendy J. Shocking, shocking, shocking; the improper
play rhymes of Australian children. Prahran, Vic., Fish and Chip
Press, 1974. 47 p. (Australian folklore occasional paper, no.
Newell, William W. Games and songs of American children. New
ed. rev. and enl. New York, Harper, 1903. sv, 282 p.
Reprinted with a new introduction and index by Carl Withers in
New York by Dover Publications in 1963 (289 p. GV1203.N53 1963).
Opie, Iona A., and Peter Opie. Children's games in street and
playground. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1969. xxvi, 371 p.
Opie, Iona A., and Peter Opie, comps. I saw Esau; traditional
rhymes of youth. London, Williams and Norgate  95 p.
Opie, Iona A., and Peter Opie. The lore and language of schoolchildren.
Oxford, Clarendon Press  xviii, 417 p.
----- Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1967. xix, 417 p.
Ritchie, James T. R. Golden City. Edinburgh, Oliver & Boyd,
1965. 182 p.
Rutherford, Frank. All the way to Pennywell; children's rhymes
of the North East. Durham, University of Durham Institute of
Education, 1971. 145 p.
Shaw, Frank, comp. You know my Anty Nelly? Liverpool children's
rhymes. London, Wolfe Pub., 1970. 134 p.
Turner, Ian. Cinderella dressed in yella. Melbourne, Heinemann
Educational Australia, 1969. 153 p.
------ New York, Taplinger Pub. Co.  153 p.
Turner, Ian. June Factor, and Wendy J. Lowenstein. Cinderella
dressed in yella. 2d ed. Richmond [Australia] Heinemann Educational
Australia, 1978. 173 p.
The Whim-wham book. Collected by Emrich, Duncan.
New York, Four Winds Press . 173 p.
Withers, Carl, comp. A rocket in my pocket; the rhymes and chants
of young Americans. [New York] H. Holt  214 p.