Sing Books with Emily, the Blog

Singable Picture Books with Sneaky Educational Content

Posted on: August 15, 2011

Kids won’t think about taking their medicine with this list.  Just sing these Singable Picture Books and they’ll learn something on accident!

I cannot think of many songs that would not fit into this category, since each song can be put into a context, like history, environment, language, science…almost any field of study you can think of.  You can use a song to introduce a context and explore the world around the song (where it came from, why it was written, who wrote it, when it was written, what the words mean…) to learn and learn and learn.

Because this list has grown exceptionally long and since there are too many books in this category that can reasonably fit into a single list, please feel free to search this entire blog and roam around to find songs to teach and explore almost any lovely subject under the sun.

My blog page:
Singable Picture Book Lists for Special Occasions & Interests
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/song-book-lists-for-all-occasions/
Has lists of links to lists of Illustrated Songs that explore specific subjects.

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Here is a sampling of books with wonderfully sneakily educational content:

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50 thematic songs
50 Thematic Songs Sung to Your Favorite Tunes
Traditional Tunes
Lyric Adaptations by Meish Goldish
Illustrations by Norma Ortiz and Sue Dennen
ISBN 0-439-06162-8

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ABCs

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus

If you are interested in a copy of this book, please email: SingBooksWithEmily.att.net, or lave a comment to this post.

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ABCs
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Click here for the Sing Books with Emily “ABC’s” Lyrics Poster Card:
ABC’s sbwe sing along card

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ABCs with American Sign Language Alphabet
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Click here to view or print my ABC card with American Sign Language Alphabet:
letters caps WITH SIGN

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Sing Books with Emily: The ABCs

www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pclfJ27UDs

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ABCs
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by PAINLESS LEARNING PLACEMATS

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Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address Illustrated
Book by Jack E. Levin
Speech (Lyrics) by Abraham Lincoln
Music by Mrs. Patel’s 6th Grade Class (Woodmere Elementary School, Woodmere, New York, 1962)
Illustrated with archival period photographs by Various Artists

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A-Is an Alligator
Poster Card by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Click here to view or print the poster card:
A-Is an Alligator lyrics poster card

Sing “A-Is an Alligator“ to the Tune of “A-You’re Adorable
Words Adapted by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Sing this song along with,
Alphabeasties (and other Amazing Types),
Alphabet Flash Cards and Floor Puzzles

(Alphabet Flash Cards and Floor Puzzles)
By Sharon Werner and Sarah Forss

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Alphabeasties (and other Amazing Types)
Words and Illustrations by Sharon Werner and Sarah Forss
Sing this to the tune of the ABC Song.

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Alphabeasties (and other Amazing Types),
Alphabet Flash Cards and Floor Puzzles

(Alphabet Flash Cards and Floor Puzzles)
By Sharon Werner and Sarah Forss
Sing this to the tune of the ABC Song.
Or, sing this with, A-Is an Alligator
Poster Card by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Click here to view or print the poster card:
A-Is an Alligator lyrics poster card

Sing “A-Is an Alligator“ to the Tune of “A-You’re Adorable
Words Adapted by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus

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Amoeba Hop
Words and Music by Christine Lavin
Illustrated by Betsy Franco Feeney
This book features a study of amoeba life, printed music and a live recording of “Amoeba Hop” by the amazingly hilarious and talented singer/songwriter Christine Lavin.

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A My Name is ALICE
Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Jane Bayer
Illustrated by Steven Kellogg

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animals went in two by two
Animals Went in Two by Two
Traditional Words and Tune (sing to the tune of, When Johnny Comes Marching Home)
Illustrated by Wendy Straw
This book seems to be currently available only in Australia.

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Ants Go Marching (Classic Books with Holes)

Traditional Words and Tune (sing to the tune of, When Johnny Comes Marching Home)
Illustrated by Dan Crisp

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Beauty of the Beast (Poems from the Animal Kingdon)

Poems and Music by Various Artists
Selected by Jack Prelutsky
Illustrated by Meilo So

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Benjamin Franklin Founding Father
Words by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Sing to the tune of “Ode to Joy” (by  Ludwig van Beethoven)
Illustrated with Online Images of Artwork by Various Artists
View or print a copy of this book, with my compliments, here:
Benjamin Franklin Founding Father Song Book by ELEG for SBWE

To hear how the song goes, here’s a little scratch recording of me singing the song (into my little digital recorder),
http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/benjamin-franklin-founding

This book is intended for use at home or in the classroom only. 

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beethoven's wig (read along symphony)
Beethoven’s Wig
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Words by Richard Perlmutter
Illustrated by Maria Rosetti

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Both Sides Now
Words and Music by Joni Mitchell
Illustrated by Alan Baker
ISBN 0-590-45668-7

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The Buck Stops Here: The Presidents of the United States
Text by Alice Provensen
Sing with Sing Books with Emily’s ”The Presidents Name Song”
Illustrated by Alice Provensen
ISBN978-0-670-01252-7
Sing Sing Books with Emily’s The Presidents Name Song with the melody sing-along track, here:
http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/presidentsnamesong-melody
More information about the song, here:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/02/23/the-presidents-name-song-a-singable-picture-book/ 

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The Constitution of the United States of America (With Benjamin Franklin’s Address to the Delegates Upon the Signing of the Constitution)
Inscribed and Illustrated by Sam Fink
The Preamble to the Constitution (which you can SING, thanks to Lynn Ahrens and School House Rock) is printed and illustrated in this AMAZING book.  It’s a tall, heavy book with fabulous illustrations which illuminate a complete printing of the US Constitution and includes a chronology of and historical information about constitutional creation.
You can hear a clip of Lynn Ahrens singing The Preamble, on Track 4 of this link:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/recsradio/radio/B0000033XR/ref=pd_krex_dp_001_004?ie=UTF8&track=004&disc=001

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The Continents Song
Traditional Tune (Sing to the tune of, “He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands”)
Adapted Lyrics
Map created by ephotopix.com
Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus

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Days to Celebrate (A Full Year of Poetry, People, Holidays, History, Fascinating Facts, and More)
Poems Collected and Text Written by Lee Bennett Hopkins
Poems and Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Stephen Alcorn

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Dem Bones

Traditional Tune
Traditional Words
Illustrated by Bob Barner

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Emma’s Poem (The Voice of the Statue of Liberty)
Book Written by Linda Glaser
Illustrated by Claire A. Nivola
This book features the poem “The New Colossus,” 
Poem by Emma Lazarus
Set to Music as “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor” by Irving Berlin

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Dites-Moi,”
found in:

Getting to Know You
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
Illustrated by Rosemary Wells
Published by HarperCollinsPublishers, New York, 2002
ISBN 0-06-626845-5

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Dites-Moi
Words (in English) by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
Illustrated with Artwork by Student of Tuckahoe Elementary School
Book Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this booklet, click here:
dites-moi SPB eng SBWE ELEG 07 2011
For educational use only.

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don't laugh at me - glin dibley
Don’t Laugh at Me
Words and Music by Steve Seskin and Allen Shamblin
Afterword by Peter Yarrow
Illustrated by Glin Dibley
This book features printed music and a sing-along CD.

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The Elements
Words and Music by Tom Lehrer
Illustrated by PAINLESS LEARNING PLACEMATS

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The Elements” from:

The Elements” from:
Too Many Songs by Tom Lehrer (With Not Enough Drawings by Ronald Searle)
Words and Music by Tom Lehrer
Illustrated by Ronald Searle

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Emma’s Poem (The Voice of the Statue of Liberty)
Book Written by Linda Glaser
Illustrated by Claire A. Nivola
This book features the poem “The New Colossus”
Poem by Emma Lazarus
Music by Irving Berlin

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The Erie Canal
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Peter Spier

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Fifty Nifty States
Words and Music by Ray Charles
Book Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
For educational use only.

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Fifty (50) United States (One Page for Each State and a Few Interesting Facts
Book Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus

I do not have the publising rights to sell a book containing ”Fifty Nifty States” lyrics (as written by Ray Charles).  But I’ve created this book with a page for each state, in alphabetical order, which you can use to sing the song, after the intoduction.

If you are interested in a copy of this book, please email: SingBooksWithEmily.att.net, or leave a comment to this post.

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Fifty Nifty States
Words and Music by Ray Charles
Illustrated by PAINLESS LEARNING PLACEMATS

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Fifty Nifty States
Words and Music by Ray Charles
Illustrated by PAINLESS LEARNING PLACEMATS

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Five Little Ducks (Raffi Songs to Read)

Traditional Tune
Traditional words
Illustrated by Ariane Dewey

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Five Little Gefiltes

Traditional Tune (Sing to the tune of “Five Little Ducks”)
Words Adapted by Dave Horowitz
Illustrated by Dave Horowitz

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The Gettysburg Address
Words by Abraham Lincoln
Music by Mrs. Patel’s 6th Grade Class (Woodmere Elementary School, Woodmere, New York, 1962)
Inscribed and Illustrated by Sam Fink

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The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln
Speech (Lyrics) by Abraham Lincoln
Music by Mrs. Patel’s 6th Grade Class (Woodmere Elementary School, Woodmere, New York, 1962)
Illustrated  by Michael McCurdy

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Gettysburg Address in Translation
Link to the Google Books rendering of this book, HERE
By Kay Melchisedech Olson
Speech (Lyrics) by Abraham Lincoln
Music by Mrs. Patel’s 6th Grade Class (Woodmere Elementary School, Woodmere, New York, 1962)
Published by Capstone Press (2008)
ISBN: 978-1429628457

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This is a print at the Library of Congress, a great image:

The Gettysburg Address
For original and highest quality downloadable images, click here:
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=rbpe&fileName=rbpe13/rbpe133/1330330f/rbpe1330330f.db&recNum=0&itemLink=r?ammem/rbpebib:@field(NUMBER+@band(rbpe+1330330f))&linkText=0

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I loved the covers of these two books containing the Gettysburg Address.


The Gettysburg Address
By Abraham Lincoln
Published by Penguin Books Great Ideas (2009)

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The Gettysburg Address (and Other Writings)
By Abraham Lincoln
Published by Fall River Press (2010)

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The Ghouls Come Haunting One by One
Traditional Tune: Sing to the Tune of “The Ants Go Marching” (which is an adaptation of “When Johnny Comes Marching Home”)
Words Adapted by Tom McDermott
Illustrated by Liz McGrath

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Gobble It Up (A Fun Song About Eating)

Words and Music by Jim Arnosky
Illustrated by Jim Arnosky

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The Green Mother Goose (Saving the World One Rhyme at a Time)
Traditional Words and Tunes
Words Adapted by Jan Peck and David Davis
Illustrated by Carin Berger

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Hank in Hand (An American History Through Poetry)
Collected by Lee Bennett Hopkins
Music and Poetry by Various Artists
Illustrated by Peter M. Fiore

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The Handmade Alphabet
Sing to the Tune of “ABC Song
Written and Illustrated by Laura Rankin

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Hey, Little Ant
Sing to the Tune of “Five Little Ducks
Words by Phillip and Hannah Hoose
Illustrated by Debbie Tilley

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Hole in the Bottom of the Sea
Traditional Tune
New Lyrics by Christine Lavin
Illustrated by Betsy Franco Feeney

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A House is a House for Me
Words by Mary Ann Hoberman
Music by Fred Penner
Illustrated by Betty Fraser
Preview Fred Penner’s musical setting and recording here:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000US343W/ref=dm_dp_trk7?ie=UTF8&qid=1290454196&sr=1-1

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I Love the Mountains
Traditional Words and Music
Words Adapted by John Archembault and David R. Plummer
Illustrated by Susan Swan

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I’m A Turkey!
Spoken Word Song
Written by Jim Arnosky
Illustrations by Jim Arnosky
This book comes with permission to download the Spoken Word Song from a website

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I’m a Manatee
Words by John Lithgow
Music by Bill Elliott
Illustrated by Ard Hoyt
(This book includes a vocal and instrumental track on a sing-along CD as well as a printed music…TERRIFIC!!)

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Inch by Inch (The Garden Song)
Words and Music by David Mallett
Illustrated by Ora Eitan

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I See the Rhythm
Words and Music by Various Artists
Text by Toyomi Igus
Illustrated by Michele Wood
http://iseetherhythm.com/books/i-see-the-rhythm-book/

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I See the Rhythm of Gospel
Words and Music by Various Artists
Text by Toyomi Igus
Illustrated by Michele Wood

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I Was Born About 10,000 Years Ago
Traditional Words and Tune (same tune as ”She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain“)
Words Adapted by Steven Kellogg
Illustrated by Steven Kellogg
ISBN 0-688-13412-2

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Knick Knack Paddy Whack

Traditional Words and Tune
Arrangements by Mark Collins
Illustrations by Christiane Engel
(I love this version of “Knick Knack,” published by Barefoot Books, for the clever arrangement, adding a new instrument with each number, and terrific CD that includes a great vocal by SteveSongs, but best of all a singable instrumental track that gets toes a-tappin’ and perfect for singing along)

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Lady Liberty (A Biography)
Book Written by Doreen Rappaport
Illustrated by Matt Tavares
This book features the poem “The New Colossus,” 
Poem by Emma Lazarus
Set to Music as “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor” by Irving Berlin

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Leave Your Sleep
Album by Natalie Merchant
This album contains musical settings of 27 poems for young people, including:
maggie and milly and molly and may,” by ee cummings

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Let Freedom Sing

Traditional Words and Tune
Text by Vanessa Newton
Illustrated by Vanessa Newton
(This special and joyously illustrated book, with text about heros of the civil rights movement and a page of information and lyrics for songs that lifted the spirits of those facing the challenges of that time, contains the lyrics for “This Little Light of Mine.”)

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Museum ABC, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Illustrated with details of artwork from the collections of New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art

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NINE PLANETS IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM
A book and post about singing the 9 planets is coming soon (even if scientists now say Pluto is no longer a planet…that can be a good item for class discussion)

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Ogden Nash’s Musical Zoo
Poems by Ogden Nash
Music by Vernon Duke
Illustrated by Frank Owen

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Ogden Nash’s Zoo

Poems by Ogden Nash
Illustrated by Etienne Delessert
(See “Ogden Nash’s Musical Zoo” for tunes by Vernon Duke)

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Our Abe Lincoln
Traditional Tune, Sing to the tune of “The Old Gray Mare
Words Adapted by Jim Aylesworth
Illustrated by Barbara McClintock

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Over in the Meadow (Barefoot Books)
Words by Olive A. Wadsworth
Words Adapted by Jill McDonald
Music by Mabel Wood Hill
Illustrated by Jill McDonald
Published by Barefoot Books 

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Over in the Meadow
Based on the Original Version by Olive A. Wadsworth
Words by Olive A. Wadsworth
Music by Mabel Wood Hill
Illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats

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Over in the Meadow (Classic Books with Holes)

Words by Olive A. Wadsworth
Music by Mabel Wood Hill
Illustrated by Michael Evans

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P is for Pilgrim

Traditional Tune (Sing to the Tune of the ABC Song)
Written by Carol Crane
Illustrated by Helle Urban
(Find a teacher’s guide for this book, here: http://www.gale.cengage.com/pdf/TeachersGuides/PilgrimGuide.pdf)

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People in Your Neighborhood
Words and Music by Jeffrey Moss
Illustrated by Richard Brown
ISBN 0-307-12247-6

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The Pledge of Allegiance
Traditional Words
Music by Irving Caesar
Illustrated by Matthew Skeens

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Preamble
Art by Mike Wilkins (1987)
Smithsonian American Art Museum
http://americanart.si.edu
Sing this ART with The Preamble Songfrom School House Rock
Additional Lyrics by
Music by Lynn Ahrens

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Presidents Name Song - cover only 2
Presidents Name Song for Sing Books with Emily
Song Intro by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Illustrations and Layout Compiled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Sing Sing Books with Emily’s The Presidents Name Song with the melody sing-along track, here:
http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/presidentsnamesong-melody
If you are interested in a copy of this book, please email: SingBooksWithEmily.att.net, or lave a comment to this post.

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PRESIDENTS NAME SONG
Song Intro by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Illustrations by Painless Learning Placemats
Sing Sing Books with Emily’s The Presidents Name Song with the melody sing-along track, here:
http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/presidentsnamesong-melody

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The Rainforest Grew All Around
Traditional Tune (“Green Grass Grew All Around)
Text and Word Adaptations by Susan K. Mitchell
Illustrated by Connie McLennan
(This book includes, besides lyrics, panels of information about each plant or animal mentioned in the song.  It has won many a parent and educator’s choice awards.)

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Rhode Island is Famous for You
Words by Howard Dietz
Music by Arthur Schwartz
Book Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
For educational use only.

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School House Rock
Conjunction Junction/Interjections  (Complete Illustrated Lyrics to the School House Rock Classics)

Conjunction Junction” Words and Music by Bob Dorough
Interjections” Words and music by Lynn Ahrens
Illustrated by Phil Kimmelman and Associates
Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing

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School House Rock
I’m Just a Bill/Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here (Complete Illustrated Lyrics to the School House Rock Classics)

I’m Just a Bill” Words and Music by Dave Frishberg
Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here” Words and music by Bob Dorough
Illustrated by Phil Kimmelman and Associates
Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing

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School House Rock (The Official Guide)
By Tom Yohe and George Newall (Creators of School House Rock)
(This book is filled with lyrics, trivia, synopses, and illustrations for each song)

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School House Rock, The Box Set
Produced by Kid Rhino Records
(This set has 4 CD’s with all the classic songs.  The Box is set up like the denim cloth 3 ring binders you remember from school days, filled with loose leaf college ruled pages and “hand written” notes about the songs, composers, creators and animators.)

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School House Rock Songbook
(10 Songs from the Classic TV Series

(Printed Sheet music)
Published by Hal Leonard

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School House Rock DVD Collection
(Contains all the song animations.  AHHHHH, brings me back to the good ol’ days.)

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Science Verse

Poems, Traditional Words and Tunes
Words Adapted by Jon Scieszka
Illustrated by Lane Smith

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Sing a Song of Safety
Words by Irving Caesar
Music by Gerald Marks
Illustrated by Mike adn Joyce MacDonald (Published by Henry N. Abrams, NYC, 1989)
Illustrated by Rosie O’Neill (Original Publication in 1937 )

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Sing a Song of Safety
Words by Irving Caesar
Music by Gerald Marks
Illustrated by Rosie O’Neill (Original Publication in 1937 )

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Sing with Me Play-Along and Counting Songs
Words and Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by
Published by Random House NY
ISBN 978-0394888101

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Skeleton Dance
(AKA “Dem Bones”)

Singable Picture Book Video from SuperSimpleSongs.com
Super Simple Songs YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/supersimplesongs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e54m6XOpRgU

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Song of the Presidents (words by Oscar Brand) cover only 2
Song of the Presidents
Words by Oscar Brand
Sing to the Tune of Yankee Doodle
Book Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus

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The Sparrow
Words and Music by Jill Leger
Illustrated by Jill Leger
Sing-Along on Youtube with a karaoke video of “The Sparrow”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hlxqa-eXTVw
Hear Emily’s recording of “The Sparrow” on: http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/the-sparrow-eleg-by-jill-leger

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Star Spangled Banner

Words by Francis Scott Key
Music by J. Stafford Smith
Illustrated by Peter Spier
(When it comes to creating accurately detailed pictures that are fun to look at and respect the intelligence of children, you can’t find a better illustrator than Peter Spier.  This book features printed music and a detailed essay about the song.)

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Star Spangled Banner

Words by Francis Scott Key
Music by J. Stafford Smith
Illustrated by Todd Ouren
(This book features printed music and historical information)

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The Star-Spangled Banner
Words by Francis Scott Key
Music by J. Stafford Smith
Edited by Barbie H. Schwaeber
Illustrated by Frank Ordaz

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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Poem by Robert Frost
Illustrated by Susan Jeffers
(Can be sung to the tune of “Greensleeves)
Sing “Stopping by Woods” along with Emily:
http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/stopping-by-woods-eleg-2010

By singing this song, singers learn a classic poem by one of America’s greatest poets as well as the tune of an ancient song.

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take me home country roads
Take Me Home, Country Roads

Words and Music by  John Denver, Taffy Nivert and Bill Danoff
Words Adapted by Christopher Canyon
Illustrated by Christopher Canyon
ISBN 978-1584690726

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“Tempus adest floridum”
FLOWER CAROL
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated with Art by Giuseppe Arcimboldo
Book Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print a copy of the BOOKLET, click here:
flower carol arcimboldo
To view or print a copy of the ONE PAGER, click here:
flower carol arcimboldo one pager

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Thanks & Giving: All Year Long

Marlo Thomas and Friends (Various Artists)
This book includes songs, printed music and singable poems by wonderful artists.
Companion CD includes recordings of many songs, poems and stories included in the book:
http://www.amazon.com/Thanks-Giving-Year-Long-Companion/dp/B000641Z54/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1274562057&sr=1-1

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Thanksgiving Day Alphabet
Traditional Tune (Sing to the Tune of the ABC Song)
Written by Beverly Vidrine
Illustrated by Alison Davis Lyne

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Them Bones
Traditional tune
Traditional words
Illustrated by Ian Dicks
(This books folds out to become a 4.5 foot tall skeleton.  Sing to the tune of the spiritual “Dem Bones”)

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This Jazz Man

Traditional Tune (Sing to the Tune of  “This Old Man”)
Words Adapted by Karen Ehrhardt
Illustrated by R. G. Roth

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turn turn turn seeger halperin
Turn! Turn! Turn!
Words From Ecclesiastes (c. 250 BCE, Translated into English in 1607)
Arranged and adapted with Music by Pete Seeger (in 1961)
Illustrated by Wendy Anderson Halperin (in 2003)
Sung by US, Today

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The Twelve Days of Christmas in Florida (Twelve Days of Christmas, State By State)

Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Frank Remkiewicz
Illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz
(One of these “Twelve Days of…” books has been created for every state and even some cities, including New York City!)

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United States State Capitals Song
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
If you are interested in a copy of this book, please email: SingBooksWithEmily.att.net, or lave a comment to this post.

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Waltzing Matilda
Traditional Folk Tune Arranged by Christina Macpherson
Poem by A.B. “Banjo” Paterson
Illustrated by Desmond Digby

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Waltzing Matilda (Refrain Poster Card)
Traditional Folk Tune Arranged by Christina Macpherson
Poem by A.B. “Banjo” Paterson
Card by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To print or view the above poster featuring the “Waltzing Matilda” refrain lyrics, click here:
waltzing matilda refrain for book 7X7

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We’re Sailing to Galapagos (A Week in the Pacific)

Traditional Tune
Words by Laurie Krebs
Illustrated by Grazia Restelli
(Published by Barefoot Books, this beautifully illustrated book features pages of information about the creatures that inhabit the Galapagos Islands, about the islands themselves and about Charles Darwin)

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We Shall Overcome (A Song That Changed the World)

By Stuart Stotts
Forward by Pete Seeger
With Illustrations by Terrance Cummings
(This is not a book that you can just sit down and sing, but it is ABOUT the SONGS that helped galvanize the civil rights movement, some of which have been illustrated into Singable Books)

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We the Kids (The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States)

Forward by David Catrow
Illustrated by David Catrow
Sing this book with “The Preamble Song” from “School House Rock”
Additional Lyrics by
Music by Lynn Ahrens
(More information about the song, here: http://www.schoolhouserock.tv/Preamble.html)

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When I First Came to This Land

Words and Music by Oscar Brand
Illustrated by Doris Burn

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When I First Came to This Land

Words and Music by Oscar Brand
Words Adapted by Harriet Ziefert
Illustrated by Simms Taback

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When Marian Sang
Words and Music by Various Artists
Text by Pam Munoz Ryan
Illustrated by Brian Selznick
This book is peppered throughout with songs that Marian Anderson sang throughout her wonderful life.

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Who is on the United States Money Song
Sing to the Tune of the Can-Can
Words by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Pictures Coordinated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus

If you are interested in a copy of this book, please email: SingBooksWithEmily.att.net, or leave a comment to this post.

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Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin

Words by Lloyd Moss
Illustrated by Marjorie Priceman
(You can sing “Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin” to the tune of “Reuben, Reuben”)

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ZYXs, a Singable Picture Book
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Sing the ZYX’s along with me!  Just click here:
http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/zyxs-eleg-2010

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ZYXs

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Click here to view or print my ZYX card:
zyx’s sbwe sing along card
Sing the ZYX’s along with me!  Just click here:
http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/zyxs-eleg-2010

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 ZYXs with American Sign Language Alphabet
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Click here to view or print my ZYX card with American Sign Language Alphabet:
ZYX letters caps WITH SIGN
Sing the ZYX’s along with me!  Just click here:
http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/zyxs-eleg-2010

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Sing Books with Emily:  The ZYXs

www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqgXi_aR-lo

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Sing Along with lots of songs on Sing Books with Emily’s Video Series and YouTube Channel

Sing Books with Emily YouTube Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/singbookswithemily

Also view the videos, here:
SBWE VIDEO SERIES
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/video-series/

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SING SCIENCE SONGS TO FAMILIAR TUNES

I found a wonderful collection of songs online created by Ingrid Sherwood, a primary teacher in a Maryland public charter school.

Though this set of songs does not have illustrations, children, educators, and caregivers can use these songs to learn science content to the tune of familiar songs.  Maybe children would enjoy illustrating these songs themselves!

http://www.lulu.com/items/volume_71/11472000/11472564/1/print/6592754_6592754.pdf

SINGING SCIENCE
Ingrid Sherwood
Primary Teacher,
Monocacy Valley Montessori
Public Charter School,
Frederick County Public Schools, Maryland

Please use the SEARCH box of WordPress to search my blog for help singing tunes used in this link that are unfamiliar to you.

In fact, Ms. Sherwood has created a whole series of books filled with songs to help kids learn science.
Click here for her online “store,” where everything is free of charge and easy to download in PDF files.
This is a wonderful resource.  Thank you Ms. Sherwood!
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/songsbysherwood

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A note about the songs in this list and most of the songs included in this blog:

“SING BOOKS” IS SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST SINGING SONGS WITH PICTURE BOOKS.  IT IS EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL ENRICHMENT
I like to share with the children that the songs we sing together (and every Singable Picture Book in this blog) represent many genres of American song, including The Great American Songbook, Folk, Broadway and Bluegrass.  Many of these songs have important cultural relevance and are loaded with educational content like science, geography, poetry, history, music, art, civics, and robust vocabulary.

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Related Posts

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COUNTING

Counting (and math) in Singable Picture Books
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/09/22/counting-and-math-in-singable-picture-books/

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SINGABLE POETRY

An ever-expanding list of  singable poems from compilations or singable poems creating individual Singable Picture Books
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/04/17/singable-poetry-a-list-of-poems-that-can-be-sung-from-illustrated-compilations-of-poetry-and-singable-picture-books/

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WEE SING

Wee Sing, Singable Picture Books on Many Themes and Fabulous Sources for Printed Music
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/10/wee-sing-singable-picture-books-on-many-themes-and-fabulous-sources-for-printed-music/

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SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK LISTS FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS AND INTERESTS
Singable Picture Book Lists for Special Occasions & Interests
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/song-book-lists-for-all-occasions/

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND VIDEO SERIES
Emily’s Sing-Along Videos
http://www.youtube.com/user/singbookswithemily

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SBWE VIDEO SERIES

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/video-series/

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SINGABLE PLACEMATS

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/02/15/singable-placemats/

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EARTH’S BEAUTY AND BOUNTY, STEWARDSHIP AND BEING GREEN

Celebrate Earth’s beauty and bounty, being green, and environmental stewardship with this lovely list of Singable Picture Books:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/01/06/singable-picture-books-with-a-green-theme/

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BACK TO SCHOOL

Celebrating a return to school day routine and nurturing the skills of getting along with others and good citizenship
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/14/singable-picture-books-for-back-to-school/

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Abraham Lincoln in Singable Picture Books
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/02/01/abraham-lincoln-in-singable-picture-books/

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AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH

A list of Singable Picture Books that celebrate February is African American History Month
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/04/18/singable-picture-books-celebrating-african-american-history-month/

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GEOGRAPHY SONGS IN SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/12/05/geography-songs-in-singable-picture-books/

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