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Nineteen Delightful Melodies
May Carols
Youthful Recreations
Goody Two Shoes
Nursery Rhymes and Children's Songs---contains the following tunes:Baa, Baa Black Sheep; Bye, Baby Bunting; Do You Know the Muffin Man; Eensy, Weensy Spider; Go Tell Aunt Rhody; Frere Jacques; Go 'Way from My Window; Golden Slumber; Here We Go Looby Loo; Hickory, Dickory Dock; Hot Cross Buns; Jack Sprat; Lightly Row, London Bridge; Michael, Row the Boat Ashore; Old McDonald Had a Farm; On a Farm; Pat-a-Cake, Pease Porridge Hot; Pop! Goes the Weasel; Raisins and Almonds; Ring Around a Rosy; See-Saw Marjoire Daw; and, Where is Thumbkin? This music book is 8-1/2 inches by 5-1/2 inches and contains 32 pages plus a music manuscript page for writing your own song.
May Carols--- contains the following tunes: All in a Garden Green; Catalonian Birdsong; Court Jester; Dancing Master; Helston Furry Dance; Les Bouffons; May Day Carol; Maypole Dance; Maypole Ribbondance; Merry Milkmaids; Minuet; Nuts in May; Pavanne; Queen of the May; Someone Might be Watching (with words); Sorcova (The Wishing Carol, with words); The First of May; The Gentle Maiden; The Haymaker's Carol; The Merry Month of May; The Nightingale; The Turtle Dove; The Woods So Wilde; and, Western Wynde. The book is 8-1/2 inches by 5-1/2 inches and contains 32 pages.
BK#4
Goody Two-Shoes~
Believed to be the earliest known children's story in English.  It is thought to have been written by Oliver Goldsmith and published in 1765.  In the story, Miss Goody Two shoes only owned one shoe.  When she was given a pair of shoes, she ran through the streets and neighborhoods, accosting passersby and announcing that she had "Two shoes! Two Shoes!"  The title of the book has now become a household phrase, "Little Miss Goody Two-Shoes."
BK#501
Youthful Recreations~
This book recreates one published in Philadelphia, around 1850 and describes the favorite games and pastimes that were popular and were to last well beyon the turn-of-the century.  A great overall lok at how the youth of the day "passed their time." 
3 5/8"x6". 30 pages.
BK#502
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Twenty-Four Easy-to-Play Nursery Rhymes
Nineteen Delightful Melodies in C---(suitable for any instrument in c such as harp, flute, fife, recorder or harmonica)--Music has always played a vital role in the cultural development of this country, from the days of colonial America to today's rich and divers popular music, representing musical tastes from many old-world countries.  This collection of songs ranges in scope from well-known nursery songs to universally recognized classical pieces and songs bornof our own American tradition.  Features such famous songs as Campton Races, Oh Susanna, Hot Cros Buns, London Bridge and more. 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" 20 pages.BK # 807
24 Easy  5-Note Melodies in D ~contains these songs: All Through the Night; An Estonian Lullaby; Berry Dhone; Bye, Baby Bunting; Cape Cod Girls; Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes; Eensy, Weensy Spider; Go Tell Aunt Rhody; Hot Cross Buns; Jingle Bells; La Volta; Lightly Row; Long, Long Ago; Ode to Joy; Oh, How Lovely is the Evening; Oh, When the Saints Go Marching In; Pop! Goes the Weasel; Portsmouth; Rigadoon; St. Anthony's Chorale; Shepherd's Hey; The Banks of the Ohio; and, The Streets of Laredo. Book size is 8-1/2 inches by 5-1/2 inches and contains 32 pages plus one page with music manuscript for writing your own song.
BK # 823
A Book of Twenty-Four Easy-to-Play Five-Note Melodies in D
Homestead Ballad of America~ Lyrical history of the US as reflected in the songs, stories and music of more than 36 American Folk songs. BK # 834
Homestead Ballad of America
Big Mountain Fiddle Tunes~ Colorful Collection of traditional American fiddle tunes.
Features "Possum Up the Tree", "Buttons & Bows" and more. BK #808
Big Mountain Fiddle Tunes Book
Jump Rope Rhymes and Games
Beginning Weaving Projects
The Button Book
Weaving Songs and Games
The ABC Hornbook in America
Children's Card Games
#110 JUMP ROPE BOOK~
Our Jump Rope Book contains 18 historical children's jump rope rhymes and games.  Featured selections include:  "Suzie Doozy", "Miss Mary Mack", "I'm A Little Dutch Girl" and more.  20 pages.
#211 CHILDREN'S CARD GAMES~ Our Children Card Games Book includes the rules for 12 historical  card games, such as  Authors, concentration, My Ship Sails and War.  Includes the history of cards and fun card facts.  32 pages
#626 THE BUTTON BOOK~ Delightful pocket book that includes button crafts, games, projects, history and complete button collecting information. Do you remember playing with buttons as a child?  32 pages.
#402 ABC HORNBOOK IN AMERICA~ Traces the history and use of the hornbook in early American schools.  Includes a facsimile of a hornbook to cut out.  Features nostalgic illustrations.  32 pages.
#617 BEGINNING WEAVING PROJECTS~
For the beginning weaver.  Excellent companion to use with our Colonial Loom and My First Weaving Loom.  Includes history of weaving and instructions for  basic weaving as well as patterns and projects.  Excellent resource material for museum educators.
#620 WEAVING SONGS & GAMES~
Colorful collection of such weaving songs as 'Weaver in the Middle' and weaving games such as 'Pass the Yarn  Ball.' All contributions were gathered from England, Scotland and Ireland and brought to the new world.  32 pages