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Mother Goose Day with Ms. Tracy


Do you know why May 1 is so special? It is Mother Goose Day. 

Mother Goose is the imaginary author of hundreds of songs, games, children’s stories and rhymes over many centuries. The exact person of Mother Goose is not known and is believed to be a Bostonian woman in the seventeenth century. Others say that Mother Goose’s origins come from the French legend where King Robert II had a wife that told tales. There are also ties to England that the tales where collected and translated in English and brought to the United States in 1786. Mother Goose is celebrated May 1 to remind everyone about the imagination that these tales have and the lesson that are taught to challenge us to become better.

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mother-goose-dayThe following are available as eBook titles:

Ants Go Marching One by One by Frankie O’Connor

Pete the Cat and the Itsy Bitsy Spider by James Dean

The Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson

Five Little Pumpkins by Various Authors

Humpty Dumpty by Charles Reasoner

My Book of Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes by Edric Vredenburg

Nursery Rhyme Time by Mother Goose

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe by Various Authors

Peter Piper by Various Authors

Rain, Rain, Go Away by Melissa Everett

Real Mother Goose by Blanche Fisher Wright

Row Row Row Your Boat by Iza Trapani

The House that Jack Built by Diana Mayo

The Secret Destiny of Pixie Piper by Annabelle Fisher

Anytime Nursery Rhymes by Susan Gesell

The Carnival of Cats by Charles Ghigna

Farmyard Rhymes by Clare Beaton

Five Little Bunnies by Dan Yaccarino

Here We Go ‘Round the Mulberry Bush by Iza Trapani

Hey Diddle Diddle by Charles Reasoner

Hickory Dickory Dock by Charles Reasoner

It’s Raining, It’s Pouring by Peter, Paul and Mary

The Itsy Bitsy Spider by Various Authors

Jack and Jill by Various Authors

Japanese Nursery Rhymes by Danielle Wright

Chinese and English Nursery Rhymes by Faye-Lynn Wu

Mother Engelbreit’s Mother Goose by Mary Engelbreits

Miss Muffet, or What Came After by Marilyn Singer

Oh Where Or Where Has My Little Dog Gone? By Iza Trapani

I’m a Little Teapot by Iza Trapani

Additional Resources:

Watch a Video: The Story of Mother Goose on PBS Learning Media

Watch a Video: Super Why’s Mother Goose Game on PBS Learning Media

Play a Game: Super Why: Wonder Red’s Rhyme Racer on PBS Kids

Play a Game: Sesame Street: Grover’s Rhyme Time on PBS Kids

Rhyme with Sesame Street: Son’s of Poetry on PBS Learning Media

Sing on Sesame Street: Adam Sandler: A Song About Elmo on PBS Learning Media


Hello! My name is Ms. Tracy and I am a librarian assistant in the Austintown and Michael Kusalaba Library. I am a new librarian assistant and I enjoy reading nonfiction books about travel and animals. My favorite part about being a librarian is helping all of the wonderful people that I get to meet.