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Enormous JOY this week singing in the classes of Ms. Morgan (K), Ms. Harris (K), Ms. George (1), Ms. Hissong (1), Ms. Risutek (1), Ms. Howard (2), Ms. Allen (2), Mr. Koppelman (2), Mr. Grasso (3), Ms. Coffman (3), Ms. Strickland (3), at Tuckahoe Elementary School and Timber Lane Elementary School.

In each class, we sang a selection of songs from the following list (arranged in no particular order),

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old lady who swallowed a dreidel
I Know and Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dreidel
Adaptation by Caryn Yacowitz
Illustrated by David Slonim

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frosty the snowman wade zahares
Frosty the Snowman
Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
Performed by Kenny Loggins
Illustrated by Wade Zahares
ISBN 978-1-62354-012-8

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Hanukkah, Oh Hanukka
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Olga and Aleksey Ivanov

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Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Susan L. Roth

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I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
Words and Music by John Rox
Illustrations by Bruce Whatley

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My Favorite Things
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
Illustrations by Renee Graef

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My Favorite Things

Words by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
Illustrated by James Warhola

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The Marvelous Toy
Words and Music by Tom Paxton
Illustrated by Steve Cox

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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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Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night (An Old Song), 2014 Reissue
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Peter Spier

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The Farmer in the Dell
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Ilse Plume

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Preamble
Art by Mike Wilkins (1987)
Smithsonian American Art Museum
http://americanart.si.edu
Sing this with THE PREAMBLE SONG from SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK   (and FIFTY NIFTY STATES, too!)
Preamble Song
Words and Music by Lynn Ahrens
Preamble Text by Gouverneur Morris
From SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK

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Preamble Song
Preamble Text by Gouverneur Morris
Music and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
From SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK 

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Preamble of the Constitution of the United States of America
Sing this with THE PREAMBLE SONG from SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK 
Preamble Song
Preamble Text by Gouverneur Morris
Music and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Page Coordinated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this page, click here:
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Preamble of the Constitution of the United States of America
Sing this with THE PREAMBLE SONG from SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK 
Preamble Song
Preamble Text by Gouverneur Morris
Music and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Page Coordinated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this page, click here:
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Preamble Song:  a Girl Scout Song for Troop 2740
Preamble Song GSSLyrics
The Preamble Song (Preamble Excerpt)
Words by Gouverneur Morris
Music by Lynn Ahrens
To view or print this page, click here:
Preamble Song GSSLyrics

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The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States

Sing this with THE PREAMBLE SONG from SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK   (and FIFTY NIFTY STATES, too!)
Preamble Song
Preamble Text by Gouverneur Morris
Music and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Inscribed and Illustrated by Sam Fink
From: The Constitution of the United States of America (With Benjamin Franklin’s Address to the Delegates Upon the Signing of the Constitution)

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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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I’m a Manatee
Words by John Lithgow
Music by Bill Elliott
Illustrated by Ard Hoyt

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There’s a Train Out for Dreamland
Music and Lyrics by Frederich H. Heider and Carl Kress
Illustrated by Jane Dyer and Brooke Dyer
ISBN 978-0-06-058022-3

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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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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/

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sing Books With Emily’s Top 10 Favorite Illustrated Songs of 2014 (and a few others, too)
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/12/05/sing-books-with-emilys-top-10-favorite-illustrated-songs-of-2014-and-a-few-others-too/

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

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TOM PAXTON

The Singable Picture Books of Tom Paxton
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/10/11/the-singable-picture-books-of-tom-paxton/

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RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN

Singable Picture Books of Rodgers & Hammerstein Songs
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/04/10/a-few-favorite-singable-books-part-59-rodgers-hammerstein/

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JOHN LITHGOW
The Singable Picture Books of John Lithgow
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/23/the-singable-picture-books-of-john-lithgow/

Not just Manhattan, this book sings about urban gardens in Chicago, Atlanta, Toronto, Seattle, and Washington DC.  The last pages called GREEN MATTERS give info about gardening in cities and list a few resources.  It’s a fun song, but you can learn about gardening in a city and even some geography, too.  The colorful pictures in the book draw you in with the activity of planting, growing and harvesting.  And I love Caspar Babypants’ recording of the song, with his friendly/funky voice accompanied by guitar and what sounds like a Hawaiian lap steel slide guitar giving some nice flavor.  I love this book.

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old manhattan has some farms cover
Old Manhattan Has Some Farms
Words by Susan Lendroth
Traditional Tune, Sing to the Tune of Old MacDonald
Includes a downloadable song from Caspar Babypants
Illustrated by Kate Endle

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Publisher Charlesbridge webpage for this book:
http://www.charlesbridge.com/productdetails.cfm?PC=5876

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Link to the song as performed by Caspar Babypants:
http://babypantsmusic.com/album/150469/old-manhattan-has-some-farms

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Interview with author Susan Lendroth about writing the book:
http://www.goodreadswithronna.com/2014/08/15/an-interview-with-susan-lendroth-author-of-old-manhattan-has-some-farms/

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Related Posts

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

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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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GARDEN SING-ALONG
A list of songs to inspire us to look around us in a garden and enjoy, observe, appreciate and preserve the natural world around us

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/garden-sing-along-song-choices-for-singable-expeditions-at-tuckahoe-elementary-or-for-any-garden-sing-along/

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Old MacDonald in Singable Picture Books
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/07/17/%E2%80%9Cread-sing-play-abc-sing-along%E2%80%9D-a-singable-book-letter-p-tune-of-%E2%80%9Cold-macdonald-had-a-farm%E2%80%9D/

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Caspar Babypants Songs For Books Webpage:
http://babypantsmusic.com/songs-for-books

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Sing Books With Emily’s Top 10 Favorite Illustrated Songs of 2014 (and a few others, too)
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/12/05/sing-books-with-emilys-top-10-favorite-illustrated-songs-of-2014-and-a-few-others-too/

I was given the honor of a request to select a list of my favorite Illustrated Songs published in 2014.  I’m always on the hunt for Illustrated Songs old and new, but putting this list together provided a wonderful opportunity to look and look again for Singable Treasures published just this year.  Looking again unearthed a couple of jewels I’d not run across before.  Most of my research and comments about each book in this list will be found in the posts about them.  Just click on the title for a book to arrive at a post I assembled about it.  Each post might include song history, videos, sing along tracks, personal musings and experience with the song, children’s artwork, audio clips and much more.  In a couple cases, I’ve written an additional comment directly below the book information.

The books are listed in alphabetical, not rank, order.  Not all these are in my regular repertoire, but they are all fantastic examples of Illustrated Song.

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further adventures of owl and the pussycat
The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-Cat
Music by Julia Donaldson
Words  by Julia Donaldson
Original Poem by Edward Lear
Illustrated by Charlotte Voake
ISBN 978-0141332888 (2013 hardcover)
ISBN 978-0141332970 (2014 paperback)

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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

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honeyky hanukah
Honeyky Hanukah
Words and Music by Woody Guthrie
Illustrated by Dave Horowitz
With CD Recording by The Klezmatics

This is one of the exciting discoveries I made when doing extra research for this list.  I’m currently working to get sing-along music made and can’t wait to add it to the Sing Books repertoire.

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hero in you2
The Hero in You 
Words and Music by Ellis Paul
Illustrated by Angela Padron

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old lady who swallowed a dreidel
I Know and Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dreidel
Adaptation by Caryn Yacowitz
Illustrated by David Slonim

This is another exciting discovery that resulted from putting this list toghter.  Not only is this an adorable Chanukah song, but a terrific opportunity to explore masterworks of art and geography, too.

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itsy bitsy pumpkin
The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin
Adaptation by Brandy Cooke
Illustrated by Sanja Rescek

This adaptation of Itsy-Bitsy Spider is a cute sing-along for the preschool set.

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may the stars drip down
May the Stars Drip Down
Words and Music by Jeremy Chatelain
Music by the Band Cub Country
Illustrated by Nikki McClure

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my country tis song reveals the history murphy collier
My Country ‘Tis of Thee: How One Song Reveals the History of Civil Rights
Lyrics to “America, My Country ‘Tis of Thee” by Samuel Francis Smith (1831)
Book by Claire Rudolf Murphy
Lyrics by Various Artists
Illustrated by Bryan Collier

Importantly, this song has its roots in 18th century England as “God Save the King.”

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

I knew that OCTOPUS’S GARDEN was coming out months in advance and eagerly anticipated it.  I love this book and it is one of my personal favorite Illustrated Songs in the Sing Books repertoire.

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old manhattan has some farms cover
Old Manhattan Has Some Farms
Words by Susan Lendroth
Traditional Tune, Sing to the Tune of Old MacDonald
Includes a downloadable song from Caspar Babypants
Illustrated by Kate Endle

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space song rocket ride
Space Song Rocket Ride
Words and Music by Sunny Scribens (using elements of the song AND THE GREEN GRASS GREW ALL AROUND)
Illustrated by David Sim
CD Performance by Mark Collins
Published by Barefoot Books 

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Honorable Mentions
These are wonderful editions of wonderful songs.  I’ve created this Honorable Mention category as the titles in it are reissues of previously published titles.  

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fox went out on a chilly night spier 2014
Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night (An Old Song), 2014 Reissue
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Peter Spier

This reissue of Peter Spier’s FOX WENT OUT ON A CHILLY NIGHT is a MUST HAVE.  It’s such a great song and this new edition includes newly colorized pages.  In the first edition of the book, only half the pages were in color, the other half were black and white drawings (in Peter Spier’s incredibly detailed style).  In this edition, everything has been newly colored, every page.  It’s beautiful and an improvement on the nearly perfect first edition.

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Over the Rainbow
Words and Music by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
Illustrated by Eric Puybaret
Published by Imagine Publishing Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1623540449 (2014 boardbook edition)

The hardcover, original release of this book was a couple years ago, but I’m delighted to see that 2014 saw the release of the board book edition, so I could put this wonderful song (and gorgeous illustration) on the list.  This book, with its beautiful colors, and lyrics which have touched and inspired generations of dreamers all over, deserves to be poured over and sung again and again.

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Star Spangled Banner, 2014 Reissue
Words by Francis Scott Key
Music by J. Stafford Smith
Illustrated by Peter Spier

This is a reissue of Peter Spier’s incredible illustration for this song.  It is very detailed with restored color. This edition includes all verses from the poem, not just the first verse which Americans know as their National Anthem.  The last few pages include a historical account, giving context for the song.

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Published in the last half of 2013, these books are also marvelous and deserve a spot on a favorites list.

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Frosty the Snowman
Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
Performed by Kenny Loggins
Illustrated by Wade Zahares
ISBN 978-1-62354-012-8

Published in November 2013, so close to 2014 and this is a delightful rendition!  This is in the regular Sing Books repertoire, much loved by young and old.

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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
Link to page with sheet music

Published in September 2013, this lovely book of poems and lullabies includes sheet music (plus more of his music can be found on his website) and one of the favorite new songs in the Sing Books repertoire, BIRD LULLABY, so sweet and charming!

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maria had a little llama
Maria Had a Little Llama/María Tenía una Llamita
Written and Illustrated by Angela Dominguez
(Henry Holt BFYR/Macmillan, $16.99)
978-0-8050-9333-9
Aug 20, 2013

Learn a little Spanish and delight in the wonderful Peruvian inspired pictures.

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senor pancho had a rancho
Señor Pancho Had a Rancho (and Old MacDonald)
Words by René Colato Laínez,
Illustrated by Elwood Smith
(Holiday House, $16.95)
978-0-8234-2632-4
Jul 1, 2013

Senor Pancho and the sounds the barnyard animals make in Spanish live side-by-side with Old MacDonald in this hilarious (and sneakily educational) Illustrated Song.

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Terrific Music Related (but not singable) Titles Published in 2014

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Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar
By Keith Richards and Theodora Richards

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mister and lady day
Mister and Lady Day: Billie Holiday and the Dog Who Loved Her

By Amy Novesky
Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton
(Harcourt Children’s Books/HMH, $16.99)
978-0-15-205806-7

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tito puente
Tito Puente: Mambo King/Rey del Mambo
By Monica Brown
Illustrated by Rafael López
(Rayo/HarperCollins, $17.99) 978-0-06-122783-7

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frogs play cellos
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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Related Posts and Links

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Playing by the book
Reviews of kids’ books and the crazy, fun stuff they inspire us to do
http://www.playingbythebook.net/

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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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BAREFOOT BOOKS

A Collection of Singable Picture Books and Singable Picture Book Videos put out by Barefoot Books
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/01/16/singable-picture-books-and-singable-picture-book-videos-from-barefoot-books/

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BEATLES: THE BEATLES IN SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
The Singable Picture Books of John, Paul, George, and Ringo

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/09/26/the-beatles-in-singable-picture-books/

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WOODY GUTHRIE
The Singable Picture Books of Woody Guthrie
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/03/19/the-singable-picture-books-of-woody-guthrie/

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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/

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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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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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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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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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THE SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS OF JULIA DONALDSON

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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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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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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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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/

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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GARDEN SING-ALONG
A list of songs to inspire us to look around us in a garden and enjoy, observe, appreciate and preserve the natural world around us

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/garden-sing-along-song-choices-for-singable-expeditions-at-tuckahoe-elementary-or-for-any-garden-sing-along/

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Sing Books With Emily’s Top 10 Favorite Illustrated Songs of 2014 (and a few others, too)
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/12/05/sing-books-with-emilys-top-10-favorite-illustrated-songs-of-2014-and-a-few-others-too/

This is a cute board book adaptation if ITSY BITSY SPIDER for preschoolers.

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itsy bitsy pumpkin
The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin
Adaptation by Brandy Cooke
Illustrated by Sanja Rescek

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Publisher Simon & Schuster’s webpage for this book:
http://books.simonandschuster.com/The-Itsy-Bitsy-Pumpkin/Sonali-Fry/9781481405058

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Related Posts

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ITSY BITSY (OR TEENY WEENY) SPIDER, a Singable Picture Book
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/09/03/%E2%80%9Cread-sing-play-abc-sing-along%E2%80%9D-a-singable-book-letter-u-tune-of-%E2%80%9Ceensy-weesy-spider%E2%80%9D/

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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/

This is just SUCH a FANTASTIC Illustrated Song.  It’s adorable, fun, funny, and FILLED with art references from which children can explore and get a deeply meaningful lesson in art history (see thumbnail images and links to artworks below).  It might be fun, too, to explore a little geography, if you look at a map with the children to see where you’d have to go to view each of these masterworks of art.

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old lady who swallowed a dreidel
I Know and Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dreidel
Adaptation by Caryn Yacowitz
Illustrated by David Slonim

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Illustrator David Slonim’s webpage for this marvelous illustration:
http://www.davidslonim.com/project/i-know-an-old-lady-who-swallowed-a-dreidel/

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OLD LADY/DREIDEL Chanukah Poster on David Slonim’s website:
http://www.davidslonim.com/i-know-an-old-lady-chanukah-poster/

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About the book on Scholastic website:
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/book/i-know-old-lady-who-swallowed-dreidel#cart/cleanup

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The book’s trailer on YouTube:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=frGrGzvlYos

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The pictures in THERE WAS AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A DREIDEL allude to the following masterpieces (listed in alphabetical order).  Each painting title is linked to the picture’s webpages on the museum website where it lives.

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american gothic 2
American Gothic
1930
Grand Wood
Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL
AMERICAN GOTHIC WIKI

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The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicoleas Tulp
1632
Rembrandt van Rijn
The Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis
The Hague, Netherlands
THE ANATOMY LESSON OF DR. NICOLEAS TULP WIKI

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whistler's mother
Arrangement in Gray and Black No. 1 (Whistler’s Mother)
1871
James Abbott McNeill Whistler
Musee d’Orsay
Paris, France
WHISTLER’S MOTHER WIKI

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campbell soup cans
Campbell’s Soup Cans
1962
Andy Warhol
The Museum of Modern Art
New York, NY
CAMPBELL’S SOUP CANS WIKI

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christina's world
Christina’s World
1948
Andrew Wyeth
The Museum of Modern Art
New York, NY
CHRISTINA’S WORLD WIKI

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DANCE (1)
Dance (I)
1909
Henri Matisse
The Museum of Modern Art
New York, NY
DANCE (1) WIKI

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doctor-and-doll
Doctor and Doll

1929
Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell Museum
Stockbridge, MA
DOCTOR AND DOLL WIKI

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milkmaid vermeer
The Milkmaid
1660
Johannes Vermeer
Rijksmuseum
Amsterdam, Netherlands
THE MILKMAID WIKI

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mona lisa
Mona Lisa (La Giaconda)
1503-1506
Leonardo da Vinci
Musee de Louvre
Paris, France
MONA LISA WIKI

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nighthawks
Nighthawks
1942
Edward Hopper
The Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL
NIGHTHAWKS WIKI

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the scream
The Scream
1893
Edvard Munch
Nasjonalmuseet
Oslo, Norway
THE SCREAM WIKI

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spectrum II
Spectrum II
1966-1967
Elsworth Kelly
Saint Louis Art Museum
St. Louis, MO
Elsworth Kelly WIKI

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starry night
The Starry Night
1889
Vincent van Gogh
The Museum of Modern Art
New York, NY
THE STARRY NIGHT WIKI

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The Thinker
The Thinker

1903
August Rodin
Musee Rodin
Paris, France
THE THINKER WIKI

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thinker on a rock flanagan
Thinker on a Rock
1997
Barry Flanagan
National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Washington, DC
THINKER ON A ROCK WIKI
I’ve included this because this sculpture, which resides in the National Gallery Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC is one of my very favorite of all works of art.  I love its whimsy and reference.  It is funny, clever and profound all at once.  I’m also including it since I was worried teachers might night appreciate my bringing in a picture of the original THE THINKER, being a naked man and all, though, the sculpture (and its copy, like the one in Philadelphia, sits right out in the open for anyone of any age or sensibility to see).  But since THINKER ON A ROCK is a great alternative, I’m including it here and will gleefully share a picture of it with children in classrooms as part of the romp through art history that this book affords.

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SUCCINCT STORY OF HANUKKAH HERE

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PAULINE GLEICHENHAUS’S NY TIMES COOKBOOK LATKE RECIPE

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Items Mentioned in the Song

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Dreidel

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Gelt

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Oil

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Latkes

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Applesauce

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Brisket

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Related Posts

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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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I KNOW AN OLD WOMAN/THERE WAS AN OLD LADY  (AND VARIATIONS) IN SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/10/15/i-know-an-and-there-was-an-awful-lots-of-things-to-sing-about/

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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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PINTEREST
SINGABLE ART ON PINTEREST
this list on Pinterest displays images of Singable Art, works of art that are about songs, support a song, or the subject of a song:
http://pinterest.com/singbooksemily/

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SINGABLE ART
SING BOOKS WITH EMILY SINGABLE ART GALLERY
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/singable-art-gallery/

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Sing Books With Emily’s Top 10 Favorite Illustrated Songs of 2014 (and a few others, too)
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/12/05/sing-books-with-emilys-top-10-favorite-illustrated-songs-of-2014-and-a-few-others-too/

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
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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Related Posts

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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/

A song by Woody Guthrie, Illustrated by Dave Horowitz and recorded by the Klezmetics!

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honeyky hanukah
Honeyky Hanukah
Words by Woody Guthrie
Illustrated by Dave Horowitz
With CD Recording by The Klezmatics

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YouTube of the song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lX6gvpYXbEo

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HONEYKY HANUKKAH
Song by Woody Guthrie

It’s Honeyky Hanukah ’round and around,
Honeycake Hanukah, eat them down,
Latkes and goody things all over town,
It’s Honeyky Hanukah time.

It’s Honeyky Hanukah, shaky my hand,
My candles are burning all over this land,
To light the dark for the man passing by,
It’s Honeyky Hanukah time.

It’s Honeyky Hanukah, kissy my cheek,
The light in the window, it burns for a week,
I’ll open my present and take a little peek,
It’s Honeyky Hanukah time.

It’s Honeyky Hanukah, makes me feel glad,
This box for Mother and this box for Dad,
For sister and brother, nice ribbons I’ll tie,
It’s Honeyky Hanukah time.

It’s Honeyky Hanukah, huggy me tight,
It’s Hanukah day, and it’s Hanukah night,
If you’ve got no money, well, that’s all right,
It’s Honeyky Hanukah time.

It’s Honeyky Hanukah, kiss me some more,
We’ll sing and go dancing around on the floor,
Your kiss is nicer than cakes from the store,
It’s Honeyky Hanukah time.

It’s Honeyky Hanukah, brush my hair,
Let’s dance a big hora and jump in the air,
You look lots pettier to me every year
At Honeyky Hanukah time.

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Interesting info about Woody Guthrie, his family and how the song came to be recorded, here:
http://hipquotient.com/woody-guthries-yiddishe-mama/

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The lyrics on Woody Guthrie website:
http://www.woodyguthrie.org/Lyrics/Honeyky_Hanukah.htm

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Illustrator Dave Horowitz’s webpage for Honeyky Hanukah:
http://www.horowitzdave.com/hanukah.html

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Nice review by Kirkus:
https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/woody-guthrie/honeyky-hanukah/

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Publisher Random House’s webpage for HONEYKY HANUKAH:
http://www.randomhousekids.com/books/detail/234554-honeyky-hanukah#.VHUJB4vF-Sq

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Publisher’s Weekly writes about the book:
http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-385-37926-7

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Related Posts

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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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Sing Books With Emily’s Top 10 Favorite Illustrated Songs of 2014 (and a few others, too)
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/12/05/sing-books-with-emilys-top-10-favorite-illustrated-songs-of-2014-and-a-few-others-too/


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