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I grew up listening to this song at Christmastime, especially as sung by Johnny Mathis.  For Sing Books purposes, it’s a Winter Song and we can sing it well into each New Year,and nobody has to be of any particular religious persuasion to sing-along.  It is a delightful and engaging song.

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Winter Wonderland (Sleigh Bells Ring, Are You Listening?)

Words by Dick Smith
Music by Felix Bernard
Illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers
1992, ISBN 0-0439-13657-1

This book is so teeny-tiny.  Just 5.5 inches square, and only published in a little paper booklet.  The pictures are beautifully painted.  Whey they didn’t choose to make a full size, hardcover version of this, I do not know.  The format is disappointing, though the rendering is not.

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPrINX6KcoM
As soon as this intro plays, I’m transported back to my Indiana home, in the house where I grew up.  Relatives are about to arrive on Christmas Eve.  A fire is in the fireplace and the scent of the Christmas tree, wassail (which my dad is making in the Crock Pot) and my mom’s perfume (Chanel No. 5) are in the air.   This song (and the rest of this album) are playing off of a reel to reel tape player.  Excitement, magic, warmth and love are in the air.  I can feel it like it all happened yesterday.

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Winter Wonderland wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Wonderland

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I don’t exactly understand what this is, but a shimmeringly illustrated webpage with the lyrics to this song:
http://www.ezgeta.com/winter.html

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WINTER WONDERLAND
Words by Dick Smith
Music by Felix Bernard

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening
In the lane, snow is glistening
A beautiful sight
We’re happy tonight
Walking in a winter wonderland.

Gone away is the bluebird
Here to stay is a new bird
He sings a love song
As we go along
Walking in a winter wonderland.

In the meadow we can build a snowman
Then pretend that he is Parson Brown
He’ll say, “Are you married”
We’ll say, “No man,
But you can do the job
When you’re in town.”

Later on, we’ll conspire
As we dream by the fire
To face unafraid
The plans that we’ve made
Walking in a winter wonderland.

In the meadow we can build a snowman
Then pretend that he’s a circus clown
We’ll have lots of fun with mister snowman
Until the other kiddies knock him down.

When it snows, It’s so thrilling
Though your nose gets a chilling
We’ll frolic and play, the Eskimo way
Walking in a winter wonderland.

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WINTER

Singable Picture Books for Winter
Some of these are sung at Christmastime, but this is a list of songs about Winter that you can sing all season long!
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/12/21/singable-picture-books-for-winter/

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CHRISTMAS

A Collection of Singable Picture Books that celebrate CHRISTMAS!
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/28/singable-picture-books-for-christmas/

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HANUKKAH, PASSOVER, SEDER AND OTHER JEWISH HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

A fun list of books to sing and celebrate Hanukkah and other Jewish Holidays and Traditions
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/26/singable-picture-books-for-hanukkah/

 

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Around the World We Go
Words by Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrated by Christine Tappin

The words to this delightful and open minded verse, encouraging children to engage with the world of people of different cultures and in different places, can be sung to the tune of FARMER IN THE DELL.

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THE ILLUSTRATED SONGS OF MARGARET WISE BROWN
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/11/26/the-illustrated-songs-of-margaret-wise-brown/

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LULLABIES IN SINGLE SONG SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/03/20/illustrated-lullabies-in-single-singable-picture-books/

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LULLABIES: ILLUSTRATED LULLABIES IN COMPILATIONS
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/illustrated-lullabies-in-compilations/

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POETRY SINGABLE POETRY IN COMPILATIONS

An list of  singable poems from compilations of poetry for children
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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POETRY, SINGABLE POETRY IN INDIVIDUALLY ILLUSTRATED SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
A list of individually illustrated poems that have been set to music and can be sung
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/poems-individually-illustrated-spb/

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USEFUL TUNES IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/useful-tunes-in-the-public-domain/

This post is an addendum to:
Goodnight Songs, a Singable Picture Book Compilation of Lullabies with Words by Margaret Wise Brown
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/03/19/goodnight-songs-a-singable-picture-book-compilation-of-lullabies-with-words-by-margaret-wise-brown/

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goodnight songs
Goodnight Songs
Words by Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrated by 12 Award-Winning Picture book Artists
Music by John Proutt and Emily Gary

I am working on a project to find favorite Singable Picture Books that were published in 2014.  2014 is a disappointing year for the lover (and singer) of illustrated songs.  Not that many  new were published and I spent most of the year creating my own (only marginally acceptable clip art compilations of pictures and words) books for songs I’ve desperately wanted to sing with kids in classrooms, though, in every case, I’ve been delighted with the musical tracks that Paul Raiman has made for me to sing these songs.

GOODNIGHT SONGS is a bright star in the dark night, however.  It is comprised of posthumously discovered manuscripts of songs and verse written by Margaret Wise Brown.  AMAZING!  The songs written by John Proutt and Emily Gary lovingly suit each verse.  The pictures by a constellation of marvelous illustrators are rich in color and deeply enjoyable.

Though, as person who sings illustrated songs to children in classrooms, the book leaves me CRAVING what is not offered.   Unfortunately, though I enjoy this book for it’s pictures and as a collection, I can’t use it in Sing Books visits.  Ideally, each song would get it’s own illustrated book, with a picture for every idea or line in the text so that the child can turn pages and enjoy more pictures and text in smaller chunks.  When singing to children in classes, they would get tired of looking at one single illustration for the whole song.  It would also be terrific for teachers, librarians, and children at home to have a CD which includes a vocal sing-along for each song (like is offered in this book), but ALSO an instrumental track so teachers and children can sing-along themselves. Kids would love to hear their teachers sing the song and children would get so much (confidence, independent learning, out loud singing & reading practice) out of singing THEMSELVES with the songs.

Amy Gary, the editor of the Margaret Wise Brown Estate, who got this collection published, writes in the introduction that she was sorting through a trunk of previously unpublished material by MWB and that “the trunk also contained musical scores of Margaret’s words put to music.”  Margaret Wise Brown’s sister explained that “near the end of her life Margaret had become focused on writing songs for children.  As she listened to children go about their lives, she realized that they made up songs about whatever it was they were doing at the time.  She wanted to capture that spirit in her songs…During what turned out to be her last year, Margaret traveled to France on a book tour.  She was under contract to create songs for a new children’s record company…Her collaborators were some of the best-known singers and songwriters of her day, including Burl Ives and Rosemary Clooney.”

My question is, where are THOSE songs?  Where are books with verse AND music written by Margaret Wise Brown?  Where are the books with songs written by some of the best-known songwriters of MWB’s day and that would have been sung by Burl Ives and Rosemary Clooney?  Oooooo!!!  The very thought of it sends me WAY WAY over the Goodnight Moon!!

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, Amy Gary (editor of Margaret Wise Brown Estate) and Sterling Publishing, PLEASE make individual books for each of these songs (especially the ones with music by the “best-known songwriters” of MWB’s day, those which would have been sung by Rosemary Clooney!) and please include a CD with vocal sing-along track AND instrumental.  Doing so would greatly enrich the lives of many children and would give teachers, librarians, and caregivers marvelous musical, literary treats to share.

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THE ILLUSTRATED SONGS OF MARGARET WISE BROWN
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/11/26/the-illustrated-songs-of-margaret-wise-brown/

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LULLABIES IN SINGLE SONG SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/03/20/illustrated-lullabies-in-single-singable-picture-books/

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LULLABIES: ILLUSTRATED LULLABIES IN COMPILATIONS
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/illustrated-lullabies-in-compilations/

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POETRY SINGABLE POETRY IN COMPILATIONS

An list of  singable poems from compilations of poetry for children
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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POETRY, SINGABLE POETRY IN INDIVIDUALLY ILLUSTRATED SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
A list of individually illustrated poems that have been set to music and can be sung
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/poems-individually-illustrated-spb/

What joy it was to visit the classes of Mr. Mitchell (K), Ms. Slovensky (1), Ms. Howard (2), Ms. Allen (2), Ms. Everett (K), Ms. Campbell (K), Ms. Anctil (K), Ms. Mason (K) at Tuckahoe Elementary School, Ashlawn Elementary School, Timber Lane Elementary School, and Carlin Springs Elementary School.

With each group, we sang a selection of songs from the following list (in mostly alpha order),

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ah vous dirai-je maman lyrics & chords ELEG 4 SBWE
AH VOUS DIRAI-JE MAMAN ILLUSTRATED SONG SHEET WITH GUITAR CHORDS BY ELEG FOR SBWE
Traditional Words and Tun
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this sheet, click here:
ah vous dirai-je maman lyrics & chords ELEG 4 SBWE

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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 this card, click here:
letters caps WITH SIGN

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ABCs by ELEG for SBWE

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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All God’s Critters
Words and Music by Bill Staines
Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York, 2009
ISBN 987-0-689-86959-4

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Baa Baa Black Sheep Song Sheet with Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
baa baa blacksheep eleg sbwe 1 page

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The Big Bell and the Little Bell

Words and Music by Martin Kalmanoff
Illustrated by Alastair Graham

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Birds, a Poetic Companion (Inspired by Jack Prelutsky’s “Bird Lullaby”)
Music by Jack Prelutsky
Photos of  birds found online and by Erika Edelberg

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COTTLESTON PIE little song sheet sbwe
COTTLESTON PIE
Poem by A. A. Milne
Music by Harold Fraser-Simson
To view or print this sheet, click here:
COTTLESTON PIE little song sheet sbwe

Sing the song with Emily’s sing-along track, here

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COTTLESTON PIE
Poem by A. A. Milne
Music by Harold Fraser-Simson

Sing the song with Emily’s sing-along track, here

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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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A Fairy Went A-Marketing
Poem by Rose Fyleman
Illustrated by Jamichael Henterly
Musical Setting can be found by Ginger Sands on her collection “The Gift of Make Believe

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Goodbye, Summer Song Sheet with Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Words and Music by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Art by Eloise Gleichenhaus
To view or print this sheet, click here:
goodbye summer by eleg 4 sbwe

Sing with Emily, here:

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Grandma’s Feather Bed (John Denver’s)
Words and Music by Jim Connor
Adapted and Illustrated by Christopher Canyon

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

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Late for School

Words and Music by Steve Martin
Illustrated by C.F. Payne
Published by Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group, New York, 2010
ISBN 978-044-6-55702-3

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Octopus’s Garden
Words and Music by Ringo Starr
Illustrated by Ben Cort

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Oh Mother Dear Please Listen Up by ELEG for SBWE
Oh Mother Dear Please Listen Up Song Sheet avec Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Sing to the Tune of Twinkle Little Star
Words by Emily Gleichenhaus
Adapted from Ah vous dirais-je Maman
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
Oh Mother Dear Please Listen Up by ELEG for SBWE

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Puff the Magic Dragon
Words and Music by Peter Yarrow and Lenny Lipton
Illustrated by Eric Puybaret

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SCINTILLATE, SCINTILLATE ILLUSTRATED SONG SHEET WITH CHORDS BY ELEG FOR SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Coordinated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this page, click here:
scintillate scintillate globule vivific by ELEG for SBWE

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Time to Rise
Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson
From A Child’s Garden of Verses
Tune by Various Artists including Joanie Bartles
Illustration by E. Mars and M. H. Squire

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Time to Rise
Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson
From A Child’s Garden of Verses
Tune by Various Artists including Joanie Bartles
Illustration by Brian Wildsmith

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Sing…sing a song
Music and Lyrics by Joe Raposo
Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

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Sweet Suffolk Owl
Poem Attributed to an Anonymous Author
Music by Thomas Vautor (1619) (Thomas Vautor’s musical setting: www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbkTP7NJXME )
Music by Richard Hundley (1981) (Richard Hundley’s musical setting: www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCOijXQEeqk)
Illustrations Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
You can sing-along with this book I assembled, to view or print, click here:
sweet suffolk owl book for singing

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Time to Rise
Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson
From A Child’s Garden of Verses
Tune by Various Artists including Joanie Bartles
Illustration by Brian Wildsmith

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TWINKLE LITTLE BAT (L. Carroll) song card w chords 4 sbwe
Twinkle Little Bat Song Sheet w Chords  by ELEG for SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Lewis Carroll
Poster Card by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Click here to view or print the poster card:
TWINKLE LITTLE BAT (L. Carroll) song card w chords 4 sbwe

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twinkle little star sheet w chords by ELEG for SBWE
Twinkle Little Star Song Sheet with Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Words by Jane Taylor
Traditional Tune
Page Coordinated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus for SBWE
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
twinkle little star sheet w chords by ELEG for SBWE

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Winter Song
Poem by William Shakespeare
From Shakespeare’s play LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST
Introduction by Alice Provensen
Illustrated by Melanie Hall
Musical Settings by Various Artists (Including Thomas Arne)
Sing-along with Emily’s instrumental, prepared by Paul Raiman (www.MyRehearsalPianist.com)

(This poem may also be known as “Winter Song,” “Winter’s Song,” “Winter,” “Owl Song,” and, by its first line, “When icicles hang by the wall”)

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When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer
Words by Walt Whitman
Music by Various Artists
Pictures by Loren Long

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You’re a Grand Old Flag
Words and Music by George M. Cohan
Illustrated by Warren Kimble

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ZYX Sing Along Card with ASL Alphabet and Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this Sing Along Card, click here:
ZYX letters caps WITH SIGN and chords portrait ELEG 4 SBWE

Sing the ZYX’s along with me!  Just click here:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/zyxs-eleg-2010

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Ms Anctil asked me to join them in a class sing-along.  My daughter Eloise had Ms. Anctil for Kindergarten and I still treasure Elois’s MY SONG AND POETRY NOTEBOOK that Ms. Anctil’s lucky students compiled throughout the year, and the lucky kids in her current class have just begun compiling theirs.

The page the children were working on was for a song called I AM SPECIAL to but sung to the tune of FRERE JACQUES.  Which is extra fun because any song set to the tune of FRERE JACQUES can be sun in a round, which is what I got to do with the class.

This is how it goes:

I AM SPECIAL
Sing to the tune of Frere Jacques

I am special,
I am special
If you look, you will see
Someone very special
Someone very special
It is me, it is me!!

This is an excellent example of using a song to spur emergent reading skills.  The words are easy to sing to the familiar tune and learn by listening, but then the child can match the words already known to the words seen printed on the page.

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FOURTH OF JULY AND OTHER HOLIDAYS CELEBRATING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND HER CITIZENS AND TELL STORIES OF AMERICAN HISTORY
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/a-patriotic-list-of-singable-books-for-july-4th/

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FUNNY SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS

That’s Hilarious! A List of Singable Picture Books that’ll Crack You Up!
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/24/thats-hilarious-a-list-of-singable-picture-books-thatll-crack-you-up/

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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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POETRY SINGABLE POETRY IN COMPILATIONS

An list of  singable poems from compilations of poetry for children
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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POETRY, SINGABLE POETRY IN INDIVIDUALLY ILLUSTRATED SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
A list of individually illustrated poems that have been set to music and can be sung
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/poems-individually-illustrated-spb/

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JOHN DENVER
The Singable Picture Books of John Denver
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/the-singable-picture-books-of-john-denver/

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MANY SONGS, ONE TWINKLY TUNE
Twinkle, ABC, Baa are only 3 of the many songs that use the same familiar tune
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2009/12/17/abc-twinkle-star-baa-blacksheep-singable-books-and-all-the-fix-ins-and-a-youre-adorable-too/

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THE SONGS WE SANG AT TUCKAHOE, CARLIN SPRINGS AND CLAREMONT ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN THE 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/the-many-marvelous-songs-we-sang-at-tuckahoe-claremont-and-carlin-springs-elementary-schools-in-arlington-va-in-the-2013-2014-school-year/

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JOHN DENVER
The Singable Picture Books of John Denver
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/the-singable-picture-books-of-john-denver/

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND AND THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
Illustrated Singable Poems by Lewis Carrol in the ALICE books are found in the original books and in many volumes of illustrated poems for children
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/26/alices-adventures-in-wonderland-and-through-the-looking-glass-singable/

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BIRDS

For the love of birds!
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/06/25/for-the-birds-a-list-of-singable-picture-books-to-celebrate-our-tuneful-feathered-friends/

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BRIAN WILDSMITH
The Singable Picture Books of Brian Wildsmith
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/07/29/the-singable-picture-books-of-brian-wildsmith/

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JACK PRELUTSKY
The Singable Picture Books of Jack Prelutsky
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/10/10/singable-picture-books-of-jack-prelutsky/

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JACK NELSON AND STEVE ROLLINS
THE SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS OF STEVE NELSON AND JACK ROLLINS
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/05/23/the-singable-picture-books-of-steve-nelson-and-jack-rollins/

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CHILD’S GARDEN OF VERSES

Most Robert Louis Stevenson’s book of poetry for children have been set to music
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/03/28/a-childs-garden-of-verses-singable-poems-by-robert-louis-stevenson/

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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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PINTEREST
SING WITH ME SONGBOOK FOR SINGBOOKS WITH EMILY (ON PINTEREST)
http://pinterest.com/singbooksemily/sing-with-me-songbook-sing-books-with-emily/

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SING-ALONG RESOURCES AND PRINTABLE MATERIALS
This is the place to find Print Materials Created by Emily, Service Providers, Vendors, Audio and Video to help you SING-ALONG!
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/sing-along-resources-2/

This is a special year for Hanukkah falling over Thanksgiving for the first time since 1888 and won’t again for thousands of years.

In Sing Books visits, we have been acknowledging Hanukkah in song:

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Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Susan L. Roth

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A great sing-along here:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLqG3BqMC8E

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Interesting article about the 2013 convergence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah, here:
http://www.ibtimes.com/thanksgivukkah-2013-3-facts-you-need-know-about-thanksgiving-hanukkah-hybrid-holiday-1484988

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For a list of all the Illustrated Hanukkah Songs I’ve found so far, click the link below.

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SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS FOR JEWISH HOLIDAYS
A fun list of books to sing and celebrate Hanukkah!

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/26/singable-picture-books-for-hanukkah/

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Related Articles

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SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS FOR JEWISH HOLIDAYS
A fun list of books to sing and celebrate Hanukkah!

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/26/singable-picture-books-for-hanukkah/

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Hanukkah Oh Hanukkah, a Girl Scout Song for Troop 2740
http://brownietroop2740.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/hanukkah-oh-hanukka-a-girl-scout-song-for-troop-2740/

Thoughts for the many educational uses for CHELSEA MORNING

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Chelsea Morning
Words and Music by Joni Mitchell
Illustrated by Brian Froud

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Addendum, 11/6/2013
CHELSEA MORNING for Halloween

Though the song itself doesn’t scream HALLOWEEN, I found myself reaching for it when assembling stacks of songs to share for Sing Books visits when we were thinking about Halloween fun.  The reason is the book’s illustrations, pictures filled with fanciful fairies and creatures, owls and incense, it seemed like just the thing when celebrating this time filled with fanciful costumes and imagination.

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Addendum, 11/6/2013
CHELSEA MORNING for Christmas

The lyric is there…

Woke up, it was a Chelsea morning, and the first thing that I heard
Was a song outside my window, and the traffic wrote the words
It came a-reeling up like Christmas bells, and rapping up like pipes and drums

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Addendum, 11/6/2013

CHELSEA MORNING, a song for the senses

Children are learning about all sorts of things in elementary school, not the least of which is to observe and experience the world around them with the use of all 5 senses:  SIGHT, SMELL, TASTE, TOUCH, HEAR and the sensual, beautiful vocabulary in this wonderful song  encompasses them all.

I would encourage teachers to use this song to explore the subject of the human senses.

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Addendum, 11/6/2013

Exploring the “chewy” descriptive words in CHELSEA MORNING

If a teacher is interested in giving an example of what descriptive words as enhancements to writing, the song CHELSEA MORNING is a terrific resource.

Description Words

Metaphors

Similes

Details

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BOTH SIDES NOW, A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK (SONG BY JONI MITCHELL)
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/03/07/both-sides-now-a-singable-picture-book-and-my-business-with-the-cloud-artwork-at-the-corcoran/

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SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDERS, A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/01/10/sunshine-on-my-shoulders-a-singable-picture-book/

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OVER THE RAINBOW, A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/03/08/over-the-rainbow-a-singable-book/

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JONI MITCHELL
SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS OF JONI MITCHELL
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/04/07/joni-mitchell-in-singable-picture-books/

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CIRCLE GAME, A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK (SONG BY JONI MITCHELL)
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/04/07/the-circle-game-a-singable-picture-book/

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FOLK SONGS
A List of Folk Songs in Singable Picture Books

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HALLOWEEN

A list of spooky, fun, funny and evocative songs for our favorite October Holiday
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/10/30/halloween-singable-picture-books-ooooooooeeeeeeeee/

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CHRISTMAS

A Collection of Singable Picture Books that celebrate CHRISTMAS!
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/28/singable-picture-books-for-christmas/

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songs from alice, carroll, broadwood, folkard
Songs from Alice and Through the Looking Glass
Words by Lewis Carroll
Music by Lucy E. Broadwood
Illustrated by Charles Folkard

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SONGS FROM ALICE IN WONDERLAND AND THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, available online  and for free at Project Gutenberg
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/36308/36308-h/36308-h.htm
This site offers images of each page in the book, plus PDFs and midi files to hear the music.

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This post on the blog WONDERLAND SONGS displays images of all the sheet music in the book:
http://wonderlandsongs.com/sheetmusic.php

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See all the ALICE singables I’ve found so far:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/26/alices-adventures-in-wonderland-and-through-the-looking-glass-singable/

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Related Posts

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ALICE IN SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/26/alices-adventures-in-wonderland-and-through-the-looking-glass-singable/

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POETRY SINGABLE POETRY IN COMPILATIONS

An list of  singable poems from compilations of poetry for children
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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POETRY, SINGABLE POETRY IN INDIVIDUALLY ILLUSTRATED SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
A list of individually illustrated poems that have been set to music and can be sung
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/poems-individually-illustrated-spb/

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LITTLE SONGS, A NOTEBOOK OF SWEET LITTLE SONGS (MOSTLY SINGABLE POETRY) FOR TO SING WHEN YOUR BRAIN FEELS FUZZY
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/little-songs-a-notebook-of-sweet-little-songs-mostly-singable-poetry-for-to-sing-when-your-brain-feels-fuzzy/


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