Sing Books with Emily, the Blog

About SING BOOKS WITH EMILY

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RECOGNITION, AWARDS, ACHIEVEMENTS FOR SING BOOKS AND EMILY GLEICHENHAUS

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2013 06 K sing-along & Ms Mo
Emily with the wonderful K teacher Ms. Morgan, 2013 Kindergarten Sing-Along

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY, THE MISSION STATEMENT
SING BOOKS WITH EMILY, which is as educational as it is entertaining, celebrates, collects, documents, explores, archives, performs, evangelizes, contributes to and makes music for the Wonderful World of Illustrated Song in Singable Picture Books

SING BOOKS WITH EMILY engages in the performing arts and promotes emergent literacy.  SING BOOKS WITH EMILY inspires imagination and love for words, stories and music, cultivates and conveys our musical heritage and provides a medium of quality time, musical engagement and positive interaction between children and their caregivers through live performance.

SING BOOKS WITH EMILY THE BLOG collects, documents and archives a comprehensive bibliography of illustrated books, poems and stories that can be sung.

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Sing Books with Emily, a singing storytime, singing illustrated songs.

Sing a song to a child.
The child and the song
are both beautiful.
The child may some day
share that song
with someone else,
bridging the generations and
making something beautiful
that will last.

Sing Books with Emily is a singing storytime with Singable Picture Books.  A Sing Books with Emily gathering is 30-45 minutes of live, educational performing arts joyously delivered by a professional vocalist.  Sing Books with Emily programs fit comfortably in most any setting where children and their caregivers can gather to celebrate the marvelous combination of picture books and song.

To book a gathering, email Emily at either  * emleatha@att.net *  or * singbookswithemily@att.net  *

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“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, Art Song, Country, 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.

I am passionately dedicated to the cause of enriching the lives of children (educators, caregivers, and anyone with an open heart) through song and Singable Picture Books.

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Printable Sing Books with Emily Informational Flyer

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Printable 3-Up Blog Info Slips

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MUSIC IS Poster for Sing Books with Emily
Music (and Sing Books with Emily) is Math, Language, History, Reading and Science

Please print this poster and give it to everyone you know!

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ABOUT SING BOOKS WITH EMILY, THE BLOG
In this blog, I explore the subject of Singable Picture Books and all the elements that go into making them so special, including discussion on the lyrics, music, illustrations, song history, lyricists, composers, illustrators and sing along accompaniment.

SING BOOKS WITH EMILY (the Blog) is intended to be a resource for parents, educators, caregivers and anybody who loves songs, books, children, and the young at heart.  Each post is categorized to make Singable Book Titles, Song History, Lyrics (etc!) easy to find.

The posts and pages in this blog are perpetually UNDER CONSTRUCTION. As the posts about specific Singable Picture Books (or subjects related to them) are intended to be resources, the entries will be edited as information is discovered.

 

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY BLOG MISSION BULLET POINTS
The purpose and mission of the Sing Books with Emily blog is to recognize the wonderful world of Singable Picture Books and with its components:

  • Collect
  • Categorize
  • Catalogue
  • Create
  • Convey
  • Celebrate
  • Document
  • Establish
  • Evangelize
  • Enumerate
  • Explain
  • Share
  • Validate

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY, THE BLOG IS:

  • a Singable Picture Books catalog
  • a cabinet of curiosities for Singable Picture Books
  • a museum of  Singable Picture Books where each post is a mini-exhibit
  • a wonderland of Singable Picture Books
  • a Singable Picture Book library
  • a Musicological Romp through the Wonderful World of Singable Picture Books
  • a Musicological journey through the Wonderful World of Singable Picture Books
  • Curated Museum of Singable Picture Books
  • Curated Collection of Songs in Singable Picture Books
  • Curated Conglomeration of Illustrated Songs
  • Sing Books with Emily: Celebrating the Wonderful World of Illustrated Song in Singable Picture Books
  •  Sing Books with Emily, the Blog is a place where illustrated song is archived, created, documented, explored,  music is made, performed, played, and sung

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY, THE BLOG, POSTS AS EVOLVING EXHIBITS
I like to think of each one of my posts as evolving exhibits about the song, Singable Picture Book, artists, or subject depicted in the post.  So when I find new information or have a new experience, I will add that to the post.

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ABOUT SING BOOKS WITH EMILY, THE PROGRAM IN PERSON

SING BOOKS WITH EMILY is a “Singing Storytime.” Emily SINGS picture books made from your favorite songs (or songs sure to become favorites) in a program of surprising artistic and musical variety from the folksy “Waltzing Matilda” and the funny “Ain’t Gonna Paint No More” to the fanciful “Beautiful Dreamer.” The joyous combination of words, stories, pictures and music delights children and adults of every age.

For a 27 second preview of Sing Books With Emily, this video was made by a wonderful librarian at Arlington County Central Public Library in July 2010:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDKqg4V8iGA

SING BOOKS WITH EMILY can go virtually anywhere.  Please write emleatha@att.net for more information!

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GOALS FOR SING BOOKS WITH EMILY

  • Have Fun
  • Enrich our lives with music and live performance using the vehicle of Singable Picture Books
  • Bring intimate, personal, live performance to children using the vehicle of Singable Picture Books
  • Inspire a love of the music, words and art
  • Inspire and facilitate quality time between children and their caregivers
  • Help kids more fully understand the songs we are singing and to explore facets of the song like its vocabulary, composers and history
  • Compile a complete catalog of Singable Picture Books and articles that provide knowledge about the works and facilitate singing and sharing

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SING BOOKS BIOS WRITTEN FOR EVENTS

A collection of bios I wrote for Sing Books in January 2013
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/01/28/sing-books-descriptions-and-write-ups/

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INTERVIEWS AND ARTICLES
SING BOOKS WITH EMILY IN THE MEDIA

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April 2013, Interviewed about growing up with Hoosier Pie in Indiana by friend from American Food Roots Magazine, video includes a song that mentions pie, by Mo (link in this post of pie related SPBs),
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/04/13/pie-pie-pie-a-celebration-of-pie-in-my-hoosier-family-heritage-and-in-singable-picture-books/

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March 2012, Aurora Hills Library blog post about Sing Books with Emily at the Kids Club Event:
http://library.arlingtonva.us/2012/03/23/ms-emilys-visit-to-aurora-hills/

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February 2012, Mr. Pascal (Assistant Principal at Tuckahoe Elementary School) wrote about “Sing Books with Emily” in his blog:
http://mpascaltuckahoe.wordpress.com/2012/02/03/getting-the-knack-for-kindergarten/

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July 2011 article on Woobridge/Occuquan Patch.com for gathering at Lake Ridge Neighborhood Library in Woodbridge, VA
http://dalecity.patch.com/articles/video-singalong-at-the-library#video-6822799

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July 2011 Lake Ridge Patch “Sing Books with Emily” Brings Classic Tunes to Life”
http://lakeridge.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/sing-books-with-emily-brings-classic-tunes-to-life

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July 2011, my own article for SongSpeak (the blog of the DC Cabaret Network) about applying for the grant from the Arlington County Commission for the Arts:
http://songspeak.wordpress.com/2011/07/21/sing-books-with-emily-and-the-benefits-of-just-showing-up/

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June 2011 video interview on Dale City Patch.com for gathering at Dale City Neighborhood Library in Dale City/Woodbridge, VA
http://dalecity.patch.com/articles/video-singalong-at-the-library#video-6822799

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September 2010, Michael Miyazaki’s blog: DC Cabaret Update:
http://cabaretdc.wordpress.com/2010/09/13/thank-you-emily/

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July 2010, Arlington County Public Library blog post:
http://arlingtonvalib.blogspot.com/2010/07/singing-at-westovers-storytime.html

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July 2010 video by Arlington County Public Library for their “Get Caught Listening” Summer Program:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDKqg4V8iGA

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SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS:  Ways to Describe them:

  • Illustrated Song
  • Book to Sing
  • Sing Me a Story
  • Musical Book
  • Musical Picture Book
  • Picture Book Based on a Song
  • Singable Book
  • Singable Picture Book
  • Book with Music
  • Picture Book with Music
  • Picture Book with Song
  • Children’s Songs Made into Picture Books
  • Singable Story
  • Song Picture Book
  • Song Based Picture Book

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ABOUT SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS

Singable Picture Books are illustrated songs or poems that have been set to music and can be sung.  To put it another way, Singable Picture Books are illustrated books you can sing.  Or, you could say a Singable Picture Book is a song that has been illustrated.  Lyrics are printed on the page and pictures illustrate the thoughts, story and action.

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UPCOMING AND PAST PERFORMANCES
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/emilys-upcoming-performances/

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RECORDINGS
For recordings featuring “Sing Books with Emily” and Emily’s cabaret performances, visit:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/recordings/

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VIDEO
For videos featuring “Sing Books with Emily” and Emily’s cabaret performances, visit:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/video-series/

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PHOTO GALLERY
Pictures from Emily’s Cabaret, Theatre and Sing Books performances, here:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/photogallery/

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CABARET
More about Emily’s cabaret performances on “Emily’s Cabaret Page,” here:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/emily-leatha-eversons-cabaret-page/

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THEATRE, MUSICALS AND VOCAL PERFORMANCES
More about Emily’s Theatrical, Sing Books with Emily and Cabaret Performances, here:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/emilys-performance-history/

5 Responses to "About SING BOOKS WITH EMILY"

Kids love it! Big kids, little kids and medium kids (even some old folks like me).

Emily Leatha Everson has a gift of radience that inspires and simply ignites a burst of stars around her… little ones and big ones. My daughter has certainly been blessed by experiencing her talent and warmth, as well as the rest of the family. Thank You Emily!

i heart your blog!!! this is an amazing idea! Would u maybe be interested in doing a guest post on my blog :)

Hello Kellie! Thanks for your great note! I would LOVE to write a post for your blog.
Will you write to my email: emleatha.att.net and we can “talk” about it.
BEST wishes, Emily

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