Category: children’s stories

  • "’Twas the Night Before Christmas," illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith

              pictures by Jessie Willcox Smith (1863-1935)     – – –     written, very likely, by either Henry Livingston, Jr. (1748-1828) or Clement Clark Moore (1779-1863)                         originally titled “A Visit from St. Nicholas”     now popularly […]

  • Butterfly Wisdom, poet unknown

            Gutenberg.org has recently uploaded a book called Pages for Laughing Eyes by Unknown. In it are short yarns for children, some themed to the winter holidays, and quite a few poems, making it a good book to take out for bedtime stories. Two of the poems, “Butterfly Wisdom” and “When I […]

  • Punky Dunk and the Spotted Pup

    _____         PUNKY DUNK AND THE SPOTTED PUP     THIS LITTLE STORY IS TOLD AND THE LITTLE PICTURES WERE DRAWN FOR A GOOD LITTLE CHILD NAMED         ______________________________     Published in the Shop of P.F. VOLLAND & CO. CHICAGO COPYRIGHT, 1912, P. F. VOLLAND & CO., CHICAGO, […]

  • The Babes in the Wood: a Randolph Caldecott Picture Book

    ____________   Printed in Great Britain     ____________   author anonymous   THE BABES IN THE WOOD   ____________     ________________________   The Babes in the Wood                             Now ponder well, you parents deare,             […]