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As it is one of the most beloved of all songs, I’m happy that WHITE CHRISTMAS has been illustrated.

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White Christmas (Irving Berlin’s)
Words and Music by Irving Berlin
Illustrated By Michael Hague

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Bing Crosby’s record sleeve for single recording of White Christmas

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJSUT8Inl14

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White Christmas wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Christmas_%28song%29

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About White Christmas on History.com:
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bing-crosby-introduces-quotwhite-christmasquot-to-the-world

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WHITE CHRISTMAS on SongFacts.com:
http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=4072

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HarperCollins Children’s Books Publisher webpage for the book:
http://www.harpercollinschildrens.com/books/White-Christmas/

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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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GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK

Singable Picture Books of the Great American Songbook and Michael Feinstein’s Foundation for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/09/10/american-songbook-singable-picture-books-and-michael-feinsteins-foundation-for-the-preservation-of-the-great-american-songbook/

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/

 

Being a mom of two and a daily performer, and loving to expound on the subject of Illustrated Song, I determined a while ago not to spend much time including non-singable picture book items in my blog.  There are many many wonderful picture books about musical subjects and music makers, it’s worthy of it’s own blog!  I’ve when I come across them, I put images of them on my Pinterest Page called Music Inspired and Music Education Picture Books, so at least I’ve got a place to collect and keep track of some of what is out in the world.

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Frogs Play Cellos (and other fun facts)
By Laura Lyn DiSiena and Hannah Eliot
Illustrated by Pete Oswald and Aaron Spurgeon

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PINTEREST
NOT NECESSARILY SINGABLE, BUT MUSIC RELATED ON SING BOOKS WITH EMILY’S PINTEREST
Music Inspired and Music Education Picture Books
Because of the ease of “Pinning” my PINTEREST list for Not Necessarily Singable but Music Inspired and Music Education Picture Books has overtime become more comprehensive than the list on my blog (please not, however that, though some have appeared in my blog, most are books I’ve discovered online)
http://pinterest.com/singbooksemily/music-inspired-and-music-education-picture-books/

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The Hero in You 
Words and Music by Ellis Paul
Illustrated by Angela Padron

The songs in this book (and on the CD) include:

  • Albert Einstein Song
  • Augustus Jackson Song
  • Ben Franklin Song
  • Chief Joseph Song
  • Georgia O’Keeffe Song
  • Hero in You Song
  • Jackie Robinson Song
  • Martha Graham Song
  • Mr. Tee Tot Song
  • Nellie Bly Song
  • Rachel Carson Song
  • Rosa Parks Song
  • Thomas Edison Song
  • Woody Guthrie Song

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Each of the tracks on the CD gets a spoken word track to introduce the song and its subject, a real person from history

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Ellis Paul sings his song THE HERO IN YOU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1YguZ2GVz0

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Ellis Paul’s Webpage for his THE HERO IN YOU CD includes links to lyrics pages and a blurb about his inspiration in writing the songs (think SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK),
http://ellispaul.com/index.php?page=cds&family=hero

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Illustrator Angela Padron has a couple full page spread illustration samples from THE HERO IN YOU on her blog:
http://angelapadron.blogspot.com/2014/08/whats-so-great-about-diversity.html

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Some more illustration samples from THE HERO IN YOU in this online interview with illustrator Angela Padron:
http://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2014/07/19/illustrator-saturday-angela-padron/

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GOOD ADVICE
A list of Illustrated Songs that convey really good ideas and great advice.

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/illustrated-songs-that-give-good-advice/

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AMERICAN HISTORY: 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/

This post is an addendum to:
FOX WENT OUT ON A CHILLY NIGHT
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/04/05/the-fox-went-out-on-a-chilly-night-an-old-folk-song-and-a-singable-picture-book/

Addendum 11/28/2014

Peter Spier’s inimitable illustration is reissued in 2014, with artwork restored this illustrated song classic again shines gloriously.  In previous edition, half the pages were black and white.  Peter Spier went back to his original classic pictures and recolorized everything and added color where previously the pages were just black and white. This is very exciting!  It’s one of the kids’ favorite songs in classrooms and they are going to love this reissue.

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2014 reissue cover for FOX WENT OUT ON A CHILLY NIGHT
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Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night (An Old Song), 2014 Reissue
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Peter Spier

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Article about the reissue, here:
http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecotthonors/1962honorfoxwentoutchillynight

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More about the reissue from publisher in Canada:
http://penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/249418/fox-went-out-chilly-night#9780385376167

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Visit Amazon to “Look Inside” and see some of the new pages:
http://smile.amazon.com/Fox-Went-Out-Chilly-Night/dp/0385376162/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1417285215&sr=8-2&keywords=peter+spier+2014

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Peter Spier Author Video for 2014 Reissues of Some of His Work on Random House Publisher’s Website:
http://www.randomhousekids.com/videos/cnr5u7t9f_c-peter-spier-author-video#.VHoORDHF-So

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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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FATHER FOX’S PENNYRHYMES AND FATHER FOX’S FEAST OF SONGS, SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS AND PRINTED MUSIC, TOO!
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/05/father-foxs-pennyrhymes-and-father-foxs-fest-of-songs-singable-picture-books-and-printed-music-too/

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The Fox, a Crafty Character for Singable Picture Books

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/09/26/the-fox-a-crafty-character/

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FOX WENT OUT ON A CHILLY NIGHT
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/04/05/the-fox-went-out-on-a-chilly-night-an-old-folk-song-and-a-singable-picture-book/

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WATSON FAMILY

Singable Picture Books from Nancy Dingman, Aldren A., Clyde and Wendy Watson
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/25/singable-picture-books-by-the-watsons-nancy-dingman-aldren-a-clyde-and-wendy/

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PETER SPIER
The Singable Picture Books of Peter Spier
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/singable-picture-books-of-peter-spier/

This is an addendum to:
GET ON BOARD LITTLE CHILDREN

get on board eleg sbwe
GET ON BOARD LITTLE CHILDREN (Song Sheet with Guitar Chords)
Traditional Words and Music
Additional Lyrics and Adaptation by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Song Page Made by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this page
get on board eleg sbwe

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I had a wonderful experience discovering and a fun time learning the song GET ON BOARD LITTLE CHILDREN.  It was a nice surprise to be watching the Transcontinental Railroad Episode of This is America Charlie Brown and hear GET ON BOARD LITTLE CHILDREN used in the soundtrack, as sung by The Winans.

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Watch it on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4qYUnm4ZYY

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You can watch the video (and hear the song) on Daily Motion:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1932fc_this-is-america-charlie-brown-the-building-of-the-transcontinental-railroad_shortfilms

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WHEN I MET ROBIN, A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK WITH MUSIC AND ILLUSTRATED SONGS
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/01/27/when-i-met-robin-an-illustrated-story-song-book-with-music/

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GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK

Singable Picture Books of the Great American Songbook and Michael Feinstein’s Foundation for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/09/10/american-songbook-singable-picture-books-and-michael-feinsteins-foundation-for-the-preservation-of-the-great-american-songbook/

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ILLUSTRATED SONGBOOKS AND COLLECTIONS (COMPILATIONS) OF CHILDREN’S SONGS WITH MUSIC
This list is populated by books that compile printed music and illustrations for children’s songs

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/illustrated-collections-of-childrens-songs-with-music/

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AURELIUS BATAGLIA
The Singable Picture Books of Aurelius Bataglia
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/01/28/singable-picture-books-of-aurelius-battaglia/

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SPIRITUALS IN SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS

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SUNDAY SCHOOL SONGS
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/sunday-school-songs-in-singable-picture-books/

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AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH

Singable Picture Books Celebrating African American History Month with Songs, Poems and Illustrations by Prominent African American Artists as well as Musical Picture Books Celebrating Important African American Musical Artists
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/04/18/singable-picture-books-celebrating-african-american-history-month/

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A Song Sheet with Guitar Chords for the song GET ON BOARD LITTLE CHILDREN
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/02/22/a-song-sheet-with-guitar-chords-for-the-song-get-on-board-little-children/

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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/

Writing this in November 2014, I hope there will be many more added to this list!

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around the world we go MWB
Around the World We Go
Words by Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrated by Christine Tappin

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Goodnight Moon

Words by Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrated by Clement Hurd

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

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The Little Fir Tree
Story by Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrated by Jim Lamarche (2005)

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The Little Fir Tree
Story by Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrated by Barbara Cooney (1954)

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The Little Fir Tree
Story by Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrated by Barbara Cooney (?) (1954)

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LOVE SONGS OF LITTLE BEAR?

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Website of Margaret Wise Brown:
http://margaretwisebrown.com/

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Margaret Wise Brown wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Wise_Brown

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Article about MWB from Slate Magazine:
http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/roiphe/2012/03/the_restless_life_of_margaret_wise_brown_author_of_goodnight_moon_.html

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MWB in Britannica Encyclopedia:
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/81581/Margaret-Wise-Brown

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Bio on Today In Literature:
http://www.todayinliterature.com/biography/margaret.wise.brown.asp

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MWB on Schoastic:
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/bookwizard/books-by/margaret-wise-brown#cart/cleanup

 

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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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