Poems Every Child Should Know


Read by Kara Shallenberg

(4.6 stars; 40 reviews)

This anthology of poetry, published in 1904, contains such favorites as The Raven, My Shadow, and The Village Blacksmith, as well as many lovely poems that may be unfamiliar. Most of the poems in this collection are short enough for children to memorize.

(8 hr 7 min)

Chapters

Preface 5:08 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Arrow and the Song; The Babie; Let Dogs Delight to Bark and Bite; Little Dr… 6:24 Read by Kara Shallenberg
True Royalty; Playing Robinson Crusoe; My Shadow; Little White Lily 5:20 Read by Kara Shallenberg
How the Leaves Came Down; Wee Willie Winkie; The Owl and the Pussy-Cat 5:58 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod; The Duel 4:36 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Boy Who Never Told a Lie; Whatever Brawls Disturb the Street; Bluebell of S… 4:13 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Casabianca; The Captain's Daughter 3:50 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Village Blacksmith; Sweet and Low; The Violet; The Rainbow 5:51 Read by Kara Shallenberg
A Visit from St. Nicholas; The Star-Spangled Banner 6:03 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Father William; The Nightingale and the Glow-worm 3:55 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Jack Frost; The Owl; Little Billie 5:26 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Butterfly and the Bee; An Incident of the French Camp; Robert of Lincoln 6:43 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Old Grimes; Song of Life; Fairy Song 4:29 Read by Kara Shallenberg
A Boy's Song; Buttercups and Daisies; The Rainbow; Old Ironsides 5:04 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Little Orphant Annie; O Captain My Captain 5:23 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Ingratitude; The Ivy Green; The Noble Nature; The Flying Squirrel 6:40 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Warren's Address; The Song in Camp; The Bugle Song 5:28 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Three Bells of Glasgow; Sheridan's Ride 6:00 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Sandpiper; Lady Clare 6:48 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Lord of Burleigh 4:53 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Hiawatha's Childhood 4:52 Read by Kara Shallenberg
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud; John Barelycorn; A Life on the Ocean Wave 5:34 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Death of the Old Year; Abou Ben Adhem 4:31 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Farm-Yard Song, A 3:35 Read by Kara Shallenberg
To a Mouse; To a Mountain Daisy 5:56 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Barbara Frietchie 3:35 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Lochinvar 3:41 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Lord Ullin's Daughter; The Charge of the Light Brigade 5:11 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Tournament; The Wind and the Moon 5:08 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Jesus the Carpenter; Letty's Globe; A Dream; Heaven is not Reached at a Single … 5:14 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Battle of Blenheim 3:30 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Fidelity; The Chambered Nautilus 6:17 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Crossing the Bar; The Overland-Mail; Pibroch of Donuil Dhu 5:47 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Marco Bozzaris 5:48 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Death of Napoleon; How Sleep the Brave; The Flag Goes By; Hohenlinden; My O… 7:54 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Old Folks at Home; The Wreck of the Hesperus 6:10 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Robert Bruce's Address to his Army; The Inchcape Rock 6:00 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Finding of the Lyre; A Chrysalis 4:44 Read by Kara Shallenberg
For a' That and a' That; The New Arrival 4:50 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Brook; The Ballad of the Clampherdown 6:19 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Destruction of Sennacherib; I Remember, I Remember; Driving Home the Cows 6:02 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Krinken; Stevenson's Birthday 4:07 Read by Kara Shallenberg
A Modest Wit; The Legend of Bishop Hatto 6:57 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Columbus; The Shepherd of King Admetus 6:07 Read by Kara Shallenberg
How They Brought The Good News From Ghent to Aix 5:04 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Burial of Sir John Moore at Corunna; The Eve of Waterloo 6:10 Read by Kara Shallenberg
King Henry of Navarre; Ivry 6:25 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Glove and the Lions; The Well of St. Keyne 5:26 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Nautilus and the Ammonite; The Solitude of Alexander Selkirk 5:13 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Homes of England; Horatius at the Bridge (Part 1) 11:39 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Horatius at the Bridge (pt. 2) 11:50 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Planting of the Apple Tree 4:24 Read by Kara Shallenberg
June; A Psalm of Life; Barnacles 5:27 Read by Kara Shallenberg
A Happy Life; Home, Sweet Home; Juliet of Nations; Woodman, Spare That Tree 5:41 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Abide With Me; Lead, Kindly Light; The Last Rose of Summer; Annie Laurie 4:52 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Ship of State; America; The Landing of the Pilgrims 5:40 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Lotos-Eaters; Moly 5:39 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Cupid Drowned; Cupid Stung; Cupid and my Campasbe; A Ballad for a Boy 8:52 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Skeleton in Armour 6:35 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Revenge 8:41 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Sir Galahad; A Name in the Sand 6:17 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Voice of Spring; The Forsaken Merman 10:52 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Banks o' Doon; The Light of Other Days; My Own Shall Come to Me 4:58 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Ode to a Skylark; The Sands of Dee 4:55 Read by Kara Shallenberg
A Wish; Lucy; Solitude; John Anderson; The God of Music 5:45 Read by Kara Shallenberg
A Musical Instrument; The Brides of Enderby 10:55 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Lye; L'Envoi 4:47 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Contentment; The Harp That Once Through Tara's Halls; The Old Oaken Bucket 5:05 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Raven 9:03 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Arnold Von Winkelried 4:43 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Life I Know Not What Thou Art; Mercy; Polonius' Advice; Antony's Speech; The Sk… 6:04 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Choir Invisible; The World is Too Much With Us; Sonnet on His Blindness; Sh… 6:40 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard 8:48 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Rabbi Ben Ezra 10:17 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Prospice; Recessional; Ozymandias of Egypt 5:43 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Mortality; On First Looking Into Chapman's Homer 5:56 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Herve Riel 8:04 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Problem, The 6:19 Read by Kara Shallenberg
English Flag, The 5:47 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Man With the Hoe 4:11 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Song of Myself (excerpts) 8:59 Read by Kara Shallenberg

Reviews

I like this.

(4 stars)

Beautiful poems, really.

Exquisite poetry for the young and young at heart

(5 stars)

KayRay does an excellent job of bringing each of these poems to life. Some were quite familiar, for some, hearing the entire poem opened up a new understanding of the one or two familiar lines I knew, and some were entirely new gems. One of the best audio books I have listened to!

Thank you Kara Shallenburg!

(5 stars)

For using your lovely voice to make these delights available here on the internet.

OMG!

(5 stars)

I can't believe you have this book. I have my mother's copy from her childhood, 1916. She read for me when I was a child. We memorized many together.

Fabulous

(5 stars)

As usual Kayray is marvelous. The poems are a delight and I plan to share them with my grandchildren so they stay "alive".

poems are the best thing ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(5 stars)

If you don't like this poem book you must be stupid.

good

(4.5 stars)

It was amazing, but I have to say, it wasn’t the best. Some of the poems were not good, but most of them were. So, good job!

Love it!

(5 stars)

I love the poems and they are read very well. I liked hearing more verses of the common poems like Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.