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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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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 joni mitchell
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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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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Arroz Con Leche (Popular Songs and Rhymes from Latin America)
Traditional Rhymes and Tunes
Edited by Lulu Delacre
Illustrated by Lulu Delacre

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Feliz Navidad

Words and Music by Jose Feliciano
Illustrated by David Diaz

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Feliz Navidad (Teach Me…Learning Songs & Traditions in Spanish)
Traditional Words and Tunes by Various Artists
Text by Anna Maria Mahoney
Illustrated by Barb Bjornson

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joven para siepre (forever young in spanish) dylan rogers
Joven Para Siempre (Forever Young, Spanish Edition)
Words and Music by Bob Dylan
Illustrated by Paul Rogers

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grandmother's nursery rhymes jaramillo elivia
Grandmother’s Nursery Rhymes (Las Nanas de Abuelita)
Traditional Words and Tunes
Adaptations by Nelly Palacio Jaramillo
Illustrated by Elivia
http://us.macmillan.com/grandmothersnurseryrhymeslasnanasdeabuelita/NellyPalacioJaramillo

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los mariachis ruesqa and polanco
Los Mariachis
Words by Rita Rosa Ruesga
Traditional Tune (sing to the tune of “Ten Little Monkeys”)
Illustrated by Euliser Polanco

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Muu, Moo! (Animal Nusery Rhymes)
Selected by Alma Flor Ada adn F. Isabel Campoy
English Versions by Rosalma Zubizarreta
Illustrated by Vivi Escriva
(All rhymes are printed in both Spanish and English)

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Rin, Rin, Rin (Do, Re, Mi) (A Picture Book in Spanish and English)
Words and Music by Jose-Luis Orozco
Illustrated By David Diaz

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This book includes two pages of lyrics in the back, one page with the English lyrics and one page with the lyrics in Spanish. 
sing raposo lichtenheld 2
Sing…sing a song
Music and Lyrics by Joe Raposo
Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

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SPANISH
Singable Picture Book in Spanish

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MOTHER GOOSE AND NURSERY RHYME COMPILATIONS

A list containing compilations of Mother Goose and Nursery Rhyme Singable Picture Books, including links and resources for learning, singing, and playing the tunes
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/mother-goose-singable-picture-books-rhymes-and-songs-in-compilations/

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MOTHER GOOSE AND NURSERY RHYMES INDIVIDUALLY ILLUSTRATED
Mother Goose and Nursery Rhymes with Individually Illustrated Singable Picture Books

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BOB DYLAN
The Singable Picture Books of Bob Dylan
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/11/15/the-singable-picture-books-of-bob-dylan/

The Moon is a central feature, or has a part to play, in many a wonderful song and Singable Picture Book.

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“The Cow Jumped Over the Moon” a singable Rhyme

Jolly Rhymes Of Mother Goose: Mary Had A Little Lamb, This Little Pig Went To Market, Wee Willie Winkie, Jack & Jill, Barber Barber Shave A Pig, Simple Simon
Traditional Words and Tunes
Published by Platt & Munk (1941)
(In the absence of a cover image for this book, I was able to locate an illustrated plate from the book of “The Cow that Jumped Over the Moon”)

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“The Fox went out on a chilly night.  He prayed to the MOON to give him light…”

Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night (An Old Song)

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Peter Spier
Published by Dell Dragonfly Books, New York, 1961
ISBN 0-440-40829-6

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“The Fox went out on a chilly night.  He prayed to the MOON to give him light…”
fox went out wendy watson
Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night
Traditional Words and Music
Illustrated by Wendy Watson
ISBN 0-688-10766-4

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Good King Wenceslas
Traditional Tune (Tempus adest floridum)
Words by John M. Neale
Illustrated by Tim Ladwig
(This book has sheet music in the back and a page of historical information about the song)

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Goodnight Moon (Lullaby for Soprano and Orchestra) (and The Runaway Bunny Concerto)
CD Recording
Original Story by Margaret Wise Brown
Musical Composition by Glen Roven

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I Don’t Want to Live on the Moon

Words and Music by Jeff Moss
Illustrated by Dagmar Fehlau

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I Don’t Want to Live on the Moon
Words and Music by Jeff Moss
Pictures Coordinated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
This item is for classroom, home, or library use only.

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Last Song (A Lullaby)
Poem by James Guthrie
Music by Emily Everson Gleichenhaus and Paul Raiman
Illustrated by Eric Rohmann
Sing-Along with Emily:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/last-song

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Last Songa page for the Sing Books with Emily SINGABLE ADVENT CALENDAR
SBWE Advent Calendar Last Song
Last Song (A Lullaby)
Poem by James Guthrie
Music by Emily Everson Gleichenhaus and Paul Raiman
To view or print this page, click here:
SBWE Advent Calendar Last Song
Sing-Along with Emily:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/last-song

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Moon

Music Map Series: Multicultural Song 2
Published by Koomzaal
Traditional Words and Tune

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The Moon
Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson
Illustrated by Tracey Campbell Pearson
(This poem by RLS is from “A Child’s Garden of Verses.” Robert Louis Stevenson’s poems are wonderfully musical and singable which is why so many have been set to music.  My favorite version of “The Moon” is by Ted Jacobs, on his album “A Child’s Garden of Songs,” Track 14, you can preview the song by clicking here:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002EIS9HW/ref=dm_dp_trk14?ie=UTF8&qid=1266672852&sr=8-1)

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The Moon
Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson
Musical Settings by Various Artists
Illustrated by Denise Saldutti
ISBN 0-06-443098-7

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Moon Song

Poem by Mildred Plew Meigs
Illustrated by Chris Conover
Sing along with Ginger Sands’ excellent vocals, Track 1, or instrumental, Track 11 on her album “Gift of Make-Believe”:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Gift-of-Make-Believe/dp/B0019VU8QU/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1267562676&sr=8-4

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Mrs. Moon Lullabies for Bedtime

Words and Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Clare Beaton
(This book, published by Barefoot Books, features a sing-along CD)
Published by Barefoot Books 

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Over the Moon (the Lullaby Project to Benefit Cancer Research)
Music and Words by Various Artists
Conceived and Created by Kate Dawson and Jodi Glucksman
Forward by Julie Andres and Emma Walton Hamilton
Illustrated by Various Artists

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“…they danced by the light of the moon…”

The Owl and the Pussycat

Words by Edward Lear
Musical Settings by Various Artists
Illustrated by Jan Brett
(The poem has been set to music a few times. But, for a tune to sing along, I suggest the “Owl and the Pussycat,” vocal track by Lorraine Nelson Wolf on her album “Come Follow Me,” Track 16)
Sing “O&P” along with Emily:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/o-p-eleg-061909

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“…they danced by the light of the moon…”

The Owl and the Pussycat

Words by Edward Lear
Musical Settings by Various Artists
Illustrated by James Marshall
(The poem has been set to music a few times. But, for a tune to sing along, I suggest the “Owl and the Pussycat,” vocal track by Lorraine Nelson Wolf on her album “Come Follow Me,” Track 16)
Sing “O&P” along with Emily:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/o-p-eleg-061909

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Over the Moon (A Book of Nursery Rhymes)

Words and Tunes by Various Artists
Illustrated by Charlotte Voake

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Paul Revere’s Ride
Music by Various Artists
Words by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Illustrated by Ted Rand

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Paul Revere’s Ride
Music by Various Artists
Words by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Illustrated by Monica Vachula

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silver moon jack prelutsky
The Silver Moon (Lullabies and Cradle Songs)
Words and Music by Jack Prelutsky
Illustrated by Jui Ishida

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Moon Song by Mildred Plew Meigs in:

The Tall Book of Make Believe

Illustrated by Garth Williams

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“…seventeen times as high as the moon…”
tossed up in a basket eleg 4 sbwe
There Was an Old Woman Tossed Up in a Basket
Traditional Words and Tune Adapted by ELEG
Guitar Chords by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Illustration by Ursula Koering
From Childcraft, Volume 1, The Poems of Early Childhood (1954)
Page Coordinated by ELEG
To view or print this page, click here:
tossed up in a basket eleg 4 sbwe

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Tomie’s Little Book of Poems
Words and Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Tomie DePaola
(Singable Poems include, “Time to Rise,” by Robert Louis Stevenson and “God Bless the Moon,” a traditional rhyme)

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Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
Poem by Eugene Field
Music by Various Artists (Including Carly and Lucy Simon)
Illustrated by David McPhail

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Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
Poem by Eugene Field
Music by Various Artists (Including Carly and Lucy Simon)
Illustrated by Giselle Potter

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“A Trip to the Moon” (or “Le Voyage dans la lune”), a French silent film from 1902, on YouTube.com:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JDaOOw0MEE

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Addendum, 8/22/2013

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google doodel debussy
I put this post together at least a month before it published (written sometime in July 2013, published 8/22/2013) and by coicidnece, the Google Doodle on this day is:
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/aug/22/claude-debussy-google-doodle

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seasonal_blue_moon - earthsky.org
And, there just happens to have been a Blue Moon in the sky:
http://earthsky.org/tonight/blue-moon-from-dusk-until-dawn-night-of-august-20-2013

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MOON
The moon in Singable Picture Books
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/08/22/the-moon-in-singable-picture-books/

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Sing Books, its own reward (over the moon for a little girl and “I Don’t Want to Live on the Moon”)
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/03/17/sing-books-its-own-reward-over-the-moon-for-a-little-girl-and-i-dont-want-to-live-on-the-moon/

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SESAME STREET
Sesame Street in Singable Picture Books
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/sesame-street-in-singable-picture-books/

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SING ALONG RESOURCES AND PRINTABLE MATERIALS
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/sing-along-resources-2/

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There Was an Old Woman (Tossed Up in a Basket), an Illustrated Singable Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/09/03/there-was-an-old-woman-tossed-up-in-a-basket-a-singable-mother-goose-nursery-rhyme/

I know that illustrators can’t just pull books out of a hat or anything, but I love the books by Giselle Potter and I WISH more of them were Singable!  Two of my very favorite Singable Picture Books to share with children (C’mon an Swing in My Tree and Wynken, Blynken, and Nod) are illustrated by Ms. Potter.

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C’mon an Swing in My Tree (The Sunflowers)
Words and Music by Michael Taylor Fontaine
Illustrated by Giselle Potter

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Moo, Moo, Brown Cow, Have You Any Milk?
Traditional Tune (Sing to the Tune of
Baa!  Baa!  Black Sheep“)
Words Adapted by Phillis Gershatoe
Illustrated by Giselle Potter

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Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
Poem by Eugene Field
Music by Various Artists (Including Carly and Lucy Simon)
Illustrated by Giselle Potter

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Giselle Potter’s website:
http://www.gisellepotter.com/

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An interview with Giselle Potter on the great blog “Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast,”
http://blaine.org/sevenimpossiblethings/?p=1322
This blog post/interview includes images of original artwork for 2 page spreads from Ms. Potter’s illustration of Wynken, Blynken, and Nod

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It’s probably possible to sing this as an ABC book and since it’s such a great lookin’ book, I wanted to put it in the list:
to do a book of alphabets and birthdays stein potter

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Gabriella’s Song, Not Necessarily Singable, but a great book for music appreciation

Gabriella’s Song
By Candace Fleming
Illustrated by Giselle Potter
Storyline Teaching lesson and activity plan for “Gabriella’s Song”
http://www.storylineresources.com/teacher-resource-books-for-storyline-teaching/gabriellas-song-storyline/

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THE SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS OF GISELLE POTTER

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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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FAVORITE SINGABLES ON PINTEREST
Of the hundreds (maybe thousands) of choices, this list onPinterest displays the top blockbuster favorite Singable Picture Books that we warble together at Sing Books visits:
http://pinterest.com/singbooksemily/

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pete the cat and his four groovy buttons
Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons
Story by Eric Litwin
Music by Eric Litwin
Created by James Dean
Illustrated by James Dean

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Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes
Story by Eric Litwin
Music by Eric Litwin
Created by James Dean
Illustrated by James Dean
ISBN 978-0-06-191024-1
YouTube about the book, here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUVgSWsyIE8

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pete the cat i love my white shoes
Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes
Story by Eric Litwin
Music by Eric Litwin
Created by James Dean
Illustrated by James Dean

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pete the cat magic sunglasses
Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses
Story by Eric Litwin
Music by Eric Litwin
Created by James Dean
Illustrated by James Dean

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pete the cat saves christmas
Pete the Cat Saves Christmas
Story by Eric Litwin
Music by Eric Litwin
Created by James Dean
Illustrated by James Dean

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pete the cat wheels on the bus
Pete the Cat Wheels on the Bus
Based on the Creation  James Dean
Illustrated by James Dean

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An amazing array of Pete the Cat related information and activities on this page:
http://www.harpercollinschildrens.com/feature/petethecat/

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Website of song and story writer Eric Litwin
http://www.ericlitwin.com/

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Website of creator and illustrator James Dean
http://www.petethecat.com/

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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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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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