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Rhymes of Children: A Select Bibliography of English Language Materials

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 [1969] 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 1969.

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 [1952] 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 p.
PZ8.3.C915 Th

Daiken, Leslie H., ed. Out goes she; Dublin street games. [Chester Springs, Pa.] Dufour Editions [1965] 44 p.

Douglas, Norman. [Rhymes] In his London street games. [2d ed., rev. and enl.] London, Chatto and Windus, 1931. (The Dolphin books, [8]) 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. p. 25-39.

Emrich, Duncan, comp. The nonesense book of riddles, rhymes, tongue twisters, puzzles and jokes from American folklore. New York, Four Winds Press [1970] 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.
PZ.E86 Ri

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 [1970] 160p.

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.
GR485.G48 1973.

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.
GR105.K38 1976

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 [1973] 95 p.
GR480.L36 1973

Larrick, Nancy, comp. The wheels of the bus go round and round. San Carlos, Calif., Golden Gate Junior Books [1972] 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. 5)

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 [1947] 95 p.
PZ.3.O6 I

Opie, Iona A., and Peter Opie. The lore and language of schoolchildren. Oxford, Clarendon Press [1959] xviii, 417 p.
----- Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1967. xix, 417 p.
GR475.O67 1967

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.
GR485.S5 1970

Turner, Ian. Cinderella dressed in yella. Melbourne, Heinemann Educational Australia, 1969. 153 p.
------ New York, Taplinger Pub. Co. [1972] 153 p.
GR480.T8 1972

Turner, Ian. June Factor, and Wendy J. Lowenstein. Cinderella dressed in yella. 2d ed. Richmond [Australia] Heinemann Educational Australia, 1978. 173 p.
GR485.T87 1978

The Whim-wham book. Collected by Emrich, Duncan. New York, Four Winds Press [1975]. 173 p.

Withers, Carl, comp. A rocket in my pocket; the rhymes and chants of young Americans. [New York] H. Holt [1948] 214 p.
PZ8.3.W76 Ro


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