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Children’s Poetry Day

by Smithsonian Digital Library

The Libraries has some wonderful examples of children's books, many of which include poems for little ones. This particular late 19th-century item includes illustrations by with pictures by Helen Allingham, Kate Greenaway, Caroline Paterson, and Harry Furniss.

William Allingham, Rhymes for the young folk, [1887].

"Happy Thought" by Robert Louis Stevenson

The world is so full of a number of things,

I'm sure we should be as happy as kings.

From Classic Poems for Children

Elizabeth Periale

Related:

"Wild Child" Slate

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