to explore more about a podcast episode – authors, books, links, and belligojinks, click on the stuff below.  each episode will be connected to ways you can explore more.  all book references will be linked to WorldCat, an online library catalog where you find books at a library near you.


Discover more podcasts @ kidslisten.org



Check out joke books and learn more about children’s book author Michael Dahl.



Rube Goldberg’s Website – Great information about machine contests and more!

Mental Floss Article, with great list of little known Rube Goldberg facts




From the Roald Dahl website – The B.F.G.

Online copy of Rootabaga Stories at Archive.org

Carl Sandburg’s Rootabaga Stories

Carl Sandburg Stops Making Sense at the Poetry Foundation

Rootabaga Stories read aloud at Librivox.com


Poetry Through the Ages – The Mischievous Limerick

Edward Lear Limericks @ NonsenseLit.org








Lydia Maria Francis Child Biography

Over the River and Through the Wood, illustrated by David Catrow


Over the River & Through the Wood: A Holiday Adventure, by Linda Ashman

Grandfather’s House



I Saw Esau – The Schoolchild’s Pocket Book edited by Iona & Peter Opie illustrated by Maurice Sendak


Peter Piper’s Practical Principals of Plain and Perfect Pronounciation by John Harris, first published in London in 1813, and in the U.S. in 1836.  This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org



b_f_sing_fig_green_112116_sp_ep_halloween_pod Justin Roberts new album – Lemonade

YouTube Video of “Me and My Kangaroo”

jr-kangaroo_3 lemonade-cover-hi-res

b_f_soundcloud_ep_7_111516_ep_7_exStories 1,2,3,4 by Eugene Ionescostories1234

Great interview with Ionesco in The Paris Review.

Wonderful interview with Etienne Delessert



b_f_ep_6_ex_092316Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll

Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll

jabberwockybaseJabberwocky by Lewis Carroll, Illustrated by Graeme Base





Scary Stories, More Scary Stories and Scary Stories 3scarystories by Alvin Schwartz

goosebumpsR.L. Stine’s Goosebumps Series – Check out Creepy Creatures for a good scary start!







About Jack Prelutsky

Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant and Other Poems, by Jack Prelutsky, illustrationsby Carin Berger

CD Recording by the San Diego Symphony of Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant

Oxford English Dictionary blog post about portmanteau words

Through the Looking Glass, chapter six, Humpty Dumpty



Alligator Pie by Dennis Lee, pictures by Frank Newf

Explore more about Dennis Lee

Explore more about Frank Newfeld

b_f_soundcloud_ep_1_masters_072916_ep_3_exBanff National Park, Mountain WIT’s Wild Sings Album

GOat Sheep GOat, a YouTube video by Wild Sings


be sure to watch the video of nina & aurora singing Moose, Alpaca so you can learn the hand movements too!




nurseryrhymedict The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes, by Iona and Peter Opie (editors)

The Secret History of Nursery Rhymes by Linda Alchin

Gammer Gurton’s Garland 

Vaughn Williams Memorial Library – Roud #13191 Collection of English folk songs and dances categorized by Steve Roud using the Roud Index. The index is used to help with version comparison over time.

Nursery Rhyme Comics

His Shoes Were Far Too Tight, Masterminded by Daniel Pinkwater, illustrated by Calef Brown.

About Edward Lear (1812-1888) at Poetry Foundation

Edward Lear’s Works