In the Nursery of My Bookhouse

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(4.9 stars; 8 reviews)

Full of delightful nursery rhymes, charming poems and engaging stories, folk and fairy tales, this is the first volume of the "My Bookhouse" series for little ones. Originally published in the 1920's as a six volume set, these books, edited by Olive Beaupre Miller, contained the best in children's literature, stories, poems and nursery rhymes. They progressed in difficulty through the different volumes - this first being intended for the youngest audience. (Summary by Maria Therese) (7 hr 14 min)


Nursery Rhymes, Part 1 3:31 Read by Snapdragon
Sleepy Song, The 1:26 Read by Snapdragon
'Bow, Wow' Says the Dog 1:05 Read by Snapdragon
Nursery Rhymes, Part 2 4:51 Read by Snapdragon
Three Little Kittens 1:24 Read by Snapdragon
Nursery Rhymes, Part 3 5:25 Read by Snapdragon
I Saw a Ship A-Sailing 1:07 Read by Snapdragon
Nursery Rhymes, Part 4 4:23 Read by Snapdragon
Old Mother Hubbard 1:18 Read by KerrieRae Clarke
Nursery Rhymes, Part 5 4:20 Read by Snapdragon
Nursery Rhymes, Part 6 4:53 Read by Snapdragon
Here We Go Round the Mulberry-Bush 1:26 Read by Snapdragon
Nursery Rhymes, Part 7 3:08 Read by Snapdragon
Three Jovial Huntsman 2:13 Read by Aidan Brack
Nursery Rhymes, Part 8 8:09 Read by kandice stehlik
The Little Red Hen and the Grain of Wheat (An English Folk Tale) 3:34 Read by Patti Cunningham
Over in the Meadow 3:14 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
Moon, So Round and Yellow 1:09 Read by Snapdragon
What the Moon Saw 1:53 Read by Snapdragon
The 'Wake Up' Story 4:27 Read by kandice stehlik
Going to London 1:15 Read by Jill Janovetz
Precocious Piggy 2:22 Read by Jill Janovetz
The Cat and the Mouse: An English Folk Tale 2:34 Read by maximoo
Johnny and the Three Goats: A Norse Tale 3:16 Read by laurenburwell
The Clucking Hen 1:11 Read by Verity Kendall
Belling the Cat 2:52 Read by Snapdragon
What They Say 1:07 Read by Donna Winters
The Little Big Man 2:00 Read by Michele Eaton
The Farmer's Boy 2:10 Read by kungfufrijters
The Little Gray Pony 6:05 Read by Patti Cunningham
The Key of the Kingdom 1:11 Read by Elli
The Daring Prince 1:02 Read by Rebecca
What Else the Moon Saw 2:22 Read by Elli
Nell and Her Bird 0:52 Read by Verity Kendall
The Fox and the Stork 2:04 Read by laurenburwell
There Was An Old Man with a Beard 0:48 Read by Phil Chenevert
Clouds 1:03 Read by CaprishaPage
Clouds and Waves 1:47 Read by Elli
Who Likes the Rain 1:19 Read by Phil Chenevert
The Donkey and the Lap Dog 2:15 Read by synflut
The Two Crabs 1:45 Read by Mateo Palfreman
Sir Robin 1:05 Read by Phil Chenevert
The Tale of a Black Cat: An American Folk Tale 2:51 Read by Snapdragon
The Wind and the Sun 2:02 Read by Elli
Who Has Seen the Wind 1:08 Read by CaprishaPage
The Gingerbread Man: A New England Tale 7:21 Read by Snapdragon
The Crow and the Pitcher 2:03 Read by Notum Vocem
Ole-Luk-Oie, The Sandman 9:34 Read by Sandra Luna
Wynken, Blynken and Nod 2:21 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
The Sugar Plum Tree 1:50 Read by Verity Kendall
The Milkmaid and Her Pail 2:24 Read by Rebecca
The Lion and the Mouse 3:30 Read by Jeanni Hall
The Old Shellover 0:48 Read by Amy Gramour
The Little Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings 6:30 Read by Tara Dow
The Dog in the Manger 2:14 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
I Wouldn't Be a Growler 0:51 Read by Verity Kendall
The Jay and the Peacocks 1:33 Read by A Quiet Girl
Strange Lands 1:01 Read by Donna Winters
Snow 0:54 Read by Verity Kendall
The Robin's Christmas Song: A Scotch Folk Tale 4:36 Read by Verity Kendall
Little Gustava 2:35 Read by carissabockhahn
The Magpie's Nest: An English Folk Tale 5:13 Read by Jeanni Hall
The Frog and the Ox 1:55 Read by Elli
'It' 0:44 Read by Verity Kendall
Miss Tabby Gray 5:40 Read by Jeanni Hall
The Kitten and Falling Leaves 1:16 Read by Rebecca
Tale of Peter Rabbit 6:27 Read by Chris Hughes
Rosy Posy 1:20 Read by Jill Janovetz
The Little Engine That Could 7:06 Read by Snapdragon
Try Again 0:56 Read by KerrieRae Clarke
A Quick Running Squash 9:41 Read by Tara Dow
Jack Frost 1:41 Read by Elli
The Cock, the Mouse, and the Little Red Hen 8:31 Read by Julia Niedermaier
Baby Seed Song 1:48 Read by kandice stehlik
The Turtle Who Could Not Stop Talking: An East Indian Fable 4:53 Read by CaprishaPage
White Butterflies 1:17 Read by CaprishaPage
Grasshopper Green 1:42 Read by Rhajimas Holmes
Mother Spider 5:19 Read by Jill Janovetz
Where Go the Boats 1:24 Read by CaprishaPage
Paper Boats by Rabindranath Tagore 1:38 Read by Tara Dow
The Moo-Cow-Moo 1:34 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
The Wee, Wee Mannie and the Big, Big Coo: A Scotch Folk Tale 5:29 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
The Purple Cow 0:47 Read by Rhajimas Holmes
The Little Girl and the Hare: A German Folk Tale 3:37 Read by laurenburwell
The Ass in the Lion's Skin 3:25 Read by Lyman Hopper
Goldilocks and the Three Bears 6:06 Read by Rebecca
Mary Had a Little Lamb 1:03 Read by Elli
The Twin Lambs 12:05 Read by A Quiet Girl
The Swing 1:08 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
Whisky Frisky 0:49 Read by Elli
The Squirrels That Live in a House 10:33 Read by Michele Eaton
The Sheep and the Pig that Made a Home: A Norse Folk Tale 3:56 Read by Michele Eaton
The Laughing Song 1:31 Read by CaprishaPage
How the Home Was Built 7:57 Read by Jeanni Hall
The Flag Goes By 1:15 Read by Notum Vocem
Late 1:09 Read by Rebecca
Noah's Ark 3:42 Read by Amy Gramour
The Bow that Bridges Heaven 1:07 Read by Rebecca
The Hare and the Tortoise 2:47 Read by Michele Eaton
Spring 1:23 Read by Michele Eaton
The Little Half-Chick: A Spanish Folk Tale 7:44 Read by Michele Eaton
A Letter From a Cat 9:13 Read by Jeanni Hall
Fairy and Child 1:49 Read by Jeanni Hall
Merchant, The 1:56 Read by Lyman Hopper
A Sea-Song From the Shore 1:28 Read by Lyman Hopper
Come Little Leaves 1:16 Read by Verity Kendall
Across the Fields 7:19 Read by mhartfeldt
The Little Toy Land of the Dutch 1:38 Read by Lyman Hopper
Teeny-Tiny: An English Folk Tale 3:06 Read by Lyman Hopper
Shingebiss: A Chippewa Indian Tale 5:48 Read by zach
Ten Little Injuns 1:50 Read by Federica
The Shoemaker and the Elves: A German Folk Tale 5:53 Read by Jeanni Hall
A Halloween Story 6:24 Read by Tara Dow
Oeyvind and Marit (A Little Story of Norway) 15:07 Read by Kristel Tretter
Little Pictures From Far Japan 1:31 Read by Chris Caron
The Boy Who Cried Wolf 2:04 Read by Federica
The Duck and the Kangaroo 0:55 Read by Verity Kendall
The Star 1:14 Read by Carmen Stewart
Peter Rabbit Decides to Change His Name 9:44 Read by laurenburwell
The Road to China 1:28 Read by Carmen Stewart
The Boy Who Wanted the Impossible 6:00 Read by Michele Eaton
Chinese Nursery Rhymes 1:28 Read by Kalynda
A Happy Day in the City 21:08 Read by Jeanni Hall
City Smoke 0:57 Read by Verity Kendall
Night and Day 0:53 Read by Verity Kendall
The Babe Moses 4:10 Read by Janet Morris
A Psalm of Praise (Psalm 100) 1:23 Read by Rhajimas Holmes
Little Blue Apron 1:04 Read by Verity Kendall
The Doll Under the Briar Rosebush 7:15 Read by Jeanni Hall
The Elf and the Dormouse 1:31 Read by Federica


Great Classic Stories

(4.5 stars)

A few narrator's had quiet voices or were hard to understand but most read very well