Grandma Janice's Poems and Stories

The poems and stories in this collection were selected with the reader’s grandchildren in mind. “The Raggedy Man” and “Little Orphant Annie,” both by James Whitcomb Riley, the Hoosier Poet were favorites of the reader when she was a child on a farm in Indiana. Other favorites were picked up along the way as she read to her own daughter and to her students, while other gems were discovered while looking for poems and stories to include in this collection. It is hoped that this collection will bless the hearts of many children and parents alike as they listen together.


 1. The Raggedy Man by James Whitcomb Riley

 2. The Worm by Ralph Bergengren

 3. My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson

 4. The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

 5. The Duel (The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat) by Eugene Field

 6. I’m Nobody! Who Are You? By Emily Dickenson

 7. Can’t by Edgar Guest

 8. The Things that Haven’t Been Done Before by Edgar Guest

 9. My Kingdom by Robert Louis Stevenson

10. The Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis Carroll

11. The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear

12. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

13. The Kind Old Man by James Whitcomb Riley

14. Only a Dad by Edgar Guest

15. What a Baby Costs by Edgar Guest

16. The Wind by Robert Louis Stevenson

17. At the Seaside by Robert Louis Stevenson

18. Wynken, Blynken, and Nod by Eugene Field

19. Bed in Summer by Robert Louis Stevenson

20. My Bed is a Boat by Robert Louis Stevenson

21. Little Orphant Annie by James Whitcomb Riley

22. The Creation by James Weldon Johnson

23. Genesis 1:1-2:3 KJV

24. All Things Bright and Beautiful by Cecil Frances    Alexander

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