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Info & Thinking about Singable Picture Books

Find information and inspiration for and about Singable Picture Books and the power of music to educate, entertain, heal, and bring people together.

Below, you will find headings for:

  • Articles and Online References
  • Sing Books with Emily, Blog Resources
  • Emily’s Thoughtful Meanderings on the Subject of Singable Picture Books
  • Educational Organizations That Specialize in Using Music as a Teaching Tool
  • Lists of Singable Picture Books Elsewhere Online
  • Various catch-phrases to Describe Singable Picture Books

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Articles and Online References

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Brian Eno’s “This I Believe: on NPR = Singing: The Key To A Long Life
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/brian-enos-this-i-believe-on-npr-singing-the-key-to-a-long-life/

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Developing Linguistic Competence through Song Picture Books
Mary Renck Jalongo and Karen D’Angelo Bromley, The Reading Teacher,  Vol. 37, No. 9 (May, 1984), pp. 840-845
Published by: International Reading Association
http://www.jstor.org/pss/20198634

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Favorite Songs and Finger Plays
This link offers a free, printable book filled with lyrics and gesture instructions to accompany the words.  The introduction to this book speaks eloquently for the value of music in the classroom and any educational setting.
http://www.district196.org/ec/ParentingIdeas/Songbook.pdf

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Group Time: Sit, Sing, and Bring Them Together!
From the Scholastic.com website, thoughts on how music can bring a classroom of kids together for group activities: http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3747145

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“A Harlem Renaissance Retrospective: Connecting Art, Music, Dance, and Poetry,” a lesson plan by Maureen Carroll
http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/harlem-renaissance-retrospective-connecting-252.html

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Kennedy Center ArtsEdge, Class Manual, “Set a Poem to Music Creating Songs from Poetry in Print”
This class manual makes use of “Singable Picture Books”
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/12/29/kennedy-center-artsedge-set-a-poem-to-music-creating-singable-songs-from-poetry-in-print/

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LitTunes.com
Filled with information and Lesson Plans for using music in the classroom
http://www.corndancer.com/tunes/tunes_main.html

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LitTunes.com Mission Statement
This mission statement alone effectively articulates a solid case for the use of music in the classroom
http://www.corndancer.com/tunes/tunes_mission.html

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Mother Goose, A Scholarly Exploration, A Starting Point for Emergent Literacy

From the Eclipse Project of Rutgers University
Since Mother Goose rhymes are so often sung, their support of emergent literacy go hand in hand.
http://eclipse.rutgers.edu/goose/literacy/

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Music/Literacy Connection
An Article published online by the Town of Hull, MA
http://www.town.hull.ma.us/public_documents/hullma_jacobsclass/connolly/Music-Literacy%20Connection

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Music and Literacy Research References
This listing is an online bibliography supporting the use of music with emergent readers
http://www.actionfactor.com/pages/research.html

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National Institute of Environmental Health Services Sing Along Pages and the Educational Value of Music and Singing Songs:

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/07/17/national-institue-of-environmental-health-services-kids-pages-of-sing-along-songs/

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NELLIE EDGE
Articles supporting the use of rhyme, music and Singable Picture Books for literacy:

Give Young Readers “Books That Sing and Rhyme”: Build Confidence, Motivation and Reading Stamina!
Take Advantage of How the Brain Learns Best
http://www.nellieedge.com/articles_resources/Resources_singRhyme.htm

Unique Features of Shared Literacy Experiences with Read and Sing Big Books, Little Books and Song Language Charts 
http://www.nellieedge.com/articles_resources/SharedLiteracy.htm

Accelerate Literacy within a Love of Language: Information About Nellie Edge Read and Sing Big Books™
Here, the site is selling you their SPBs, however, the pitch they make to support to excellent use of their books is an equally good pitch for anybody’s Singable Picture Book!
http://www.nellieedge.com/Read-Sing-Big-Books.htm

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One Elephant Went Out to Play

Dr. Hilary Minns from the Institute of Education, University of Warwick writes how books like “Elephant” (with rhyming text, music and rhythmic word patters) are helpful to emergent readers.
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/27/one-elephant-went-out-to-play/

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Promoting Literacy Through Music (Laura Woodall and Brenda Ziembroski)
http://www.songsforteaching.com/lb/literacymusic.htm

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“Read a Song: Using Song Lyrics for Reading and Writing,” a lesson plan by Melissa Weimer

http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/read-song-using-song-1026.html

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Read Me a Song: Teaching Reading Using Picture Book Songs
Written by Dr. Wanda J. Routier for International Reading Association Convention on 5/5/2003
http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/detailmini.jsp?_nfpb=true&_&ERICExtSearch_SearchValue_0=ED479645&ERICExtSearch_SearchType_0=no&accno=ED479645

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Singable Books: Sing and Read Your Way to English Proficiency
Written by Betty Ansin Smallwood (Center for Applied Linguistics) and Erin Flynn Haynes (University of California, Berkeley) on www.cal.org (website for the Center for Applied Linguistics)
2008 article published on Center for Applied Linguistics website
http://www.cal.org/resources/digest/singable.html

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Singable Songs for Storytimes
Written by Nancy Stewart on www.NancyMusic.com
A booklet teaching the educational value of music and singing for early literacy.
http://www.nancymusic.com/workshops/Singable%20songs%20for%20story%20times%20pdf.pdf

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“Singing Across the Curriculum” by William P. Bintz
http://www.reading.org/Libraries/Inspire/07-RT-63-8-Bintz.pdf

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“Singing and Songwriting Support Early Literacy Instruction” by John A. Smith

http://www.reading.org/Libraries/Inspire/Teaching_Reading.pdf

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Singlish.com
This site offers information and resources for teaching the english language using familiar songs and music, which includes the use of Singable Picture Posters and CDs with familiar songs that include vocal and instrumental tracks to use with the posters.
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/09/25/singlish-com-and-singable-picture-posters/

The “What is Singlish” page does a nice job articulating how the use of music and greatly enhance and improve the process of learning, how singing the songs preserves our musical heritage, and how much FUN and effective it is to learn by singing:
http://www.singlish.com/what.html

Singlish.com Slogan
…Building language the fun way.  Accelerating language & learning through music, movement and visuals.

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“Sing, Sing, Sing a Song,” an article from the International Reading Association

http://www.magnetmail.net/actions/email_web_version.cfm?recipient_id=70042553&message_id=1246152&user_id=IntReading

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Ten Great Reasons to Sing (by Dr. Jean)

Dr. Jean, who has a great website about the benefits of music in the classroom, has posted TEN great reasons to sing and some great quotes praising the power of music.  Read it all here:
http://www.drjean.org/html/monthly_act/act_2009/06_Jun/pg01.html

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Using Song Picture Books to Support Emergent Literacy

Published in Childhood Education, Fall 1997
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3614/is_199710/ai_n8771454/

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“Using Songwriting to Build Awareness of Beginning Letter Sounds,” a lesson plan by Jennifer Prior

http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/using-songwriting-build-awareness-274.html

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Voices, Hearts, Lungs as Spiritual Instruments
Written by Darryl Tippens for The Christian Chronicle
http://www.christianchronicle.org/article2159056~Voices,_hearts,_lungs_as_spiritual_instruments
I do not espouse any one religion.  However, this article has wonderful things to say about the importance of SONG of SINGING in our spiritual lives.  I think you can replace the name of the specific religion mentioned in this article with the name of ANY religion and the ideas within are just as powerful and important.  The article the great Mennonite hymnologist Mary Oyer who wrote, “We have a wonderful heritage. I think we will keep it only if we sing. We have to sing much more. We have to practice by doing it. Sing more. Keep singing. Sing. Sing. Sing. Sing before church. Sing during church. Sing after church. Just do it.”

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Sing Books with Emily, Blog Resources

Singable Bookshelf
The Singable Bookshelf, a central feature of this blog, is a listing of Singable Picture Books that have been covered in my blog posts.
Titles A-E: http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/bookshelf-2-a-m/
Titles F-J: http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/bookshelf-2-f-j/
Titles K-O: http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/bookshelf-2-k-o/
Titles P-S: http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/bookshelf-2-n-z/
Titles T-Z: http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/bookshelf-2-u-z/
(Titles are added daily, so please check it often for more Singable Picture Book fun!)       

Sing Books with Emily Blogroll
Information and Inspiration can be found in all websites listed on the blog roll on my home page:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/

Sing Books with Emily Sing-Along Resources
This page is filled with information and items to help you SING-ALONG with your favorite songs and Singable Picture Books:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/sing-along-materials/

Sing Books with Emily Singable Picture Book Lists for All Occasions
This page contains links to lists of Singable Picture Books based on subjects like Authors, Seasons and Holidays:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/song-book-lists-for-all-occasions/

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Emily’s Thoughtful Meanderings on the Subject of Singable Picture Books

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Art in each of us, to see, to sing, perchance to dream
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/06/20/art-in-each-of-us-to-see-to-sing-perchance-to-dream/

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Beauty/Freedom/Significance/Insignificance (personal and musical)
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/01/16/beautyfreedomsignificanceinsignificance-personal-and-musical/

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Be Kind…good advice from the Dalai Lama…and sing to others
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/be-kind-good-advice-from-the-dalai-lama/

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Benefits of Teaching with Songs (Including Stickiness)
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/03/01/videos-discuss-benefits-of-teaching-with-songs-including-stickiness/

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Books Take Flight in Imagination and Song
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/02/26/books-take-flight-in-imagination-and-song/

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BOOKS:  There’s nothing quite like a REAL book (for singing)
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/01/11/yes-its-sing-books-with-emily-books/

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BOOK OF LIFE (by David Kracov)
This is what happens when you SING a book:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/02/23/book-of-life/

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BROADWAY MUSICALS: A JEWISH LEGACY (Fabulous Documentary)
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/01/14/broadway-musicals-a-jewish-legacy-fabulous/

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CELEBRATING HOLIDAY FUN
In Praise of Holiday Celebration (with lots of SONG) from Dr. Jean and a Wonderful Teacher Friend
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/12/10/in-praise-of-holiday-celebration-with-lots-of-song-from-dr-jean-and-a-wonderful-teacher-friend/

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CELESTIAL SOUNDING CELESTA
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/02/24/celestial-sounding-celesta/

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Comfort in a Song, the Power of Music
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/11/01/comfort-in-a-song-the-power-of-music/

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Communicative Power of Music from Ravi Shankar Interviewed by George Harrison
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/11/12/a-thought-about-the-communicative-power-of-music-from-ravi-shankar-interviewed-by-george-harrison/

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C
rafting Yourself an Artist:  “No matter what you are doing, always be an artist.”
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/07/31/crafting-yourself-an-artist/

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Creating Self and Music Making
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/creating-self-and-music-making/

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David McCullough on The Diane Rehm Show about The Greater Journey: POWER OF MUSIC AND THE ARTS AND THE LOVE OF LEARNING
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/12/09/david-mccullough-on-the-diane-rehm-show-about-the-greater-journey-power-of-music-and-the-arts-and-the-love-of-learning/

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Doug Bowles’ “This I Believe” Statement on Facebook…an inspiration
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/12/12/doug-bowles-this-i-believe-statement-on-facebook-an-inspiration/

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Elaine Stritch on Performing and Being Alive
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/09/27/elaine-stritch-on-performing-and-being-alive/

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Embarrassing Moments…for a good cause
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/07/26/i-embarrass-myself-but-it-is-for-a-good-cause/

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Fanny Crosby Story, the Power of Music
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/01/02/fanny-crosby-story-the-power-of-music/

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The Folk Process and Peter Yarrow’s Songbook Series
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2009/12/03/the-folk-process/

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Folk Singer Josh White on History Detectives (“Believe” and “If not now, when?”)
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/09/18/folksinger-josh-white-on-history-detectives/

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From New York Times Book Review, another endorsement for books with illustrations
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/12/07/from-new-york-times-book-review-another-endorsement-for-books-with-illustrations/

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GEORGE BELLOWS: Something George Bellows Said
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/something-artists-george-bellows-said/

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Give Me the Banjo, Another Testament to the Power of Music, Part 1
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/09/23/give-me-the-banjo-another-testament-to-the-power-of-music/

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Give Me the Banjo, Another Testament to the Power of Music, Part 2
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/09/24/give-me-the-banjo-a-documentary-and-the-power-of-music/

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GIVING VOICE TO THE UNSINGALBE HEARTSONG
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/25/giving-voice-to-the-unsingable-heartsong/

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Greenwich Village (music that defined a generation), a terrific, inspiring documentary
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/greenwich-village-music-that-defined-a-generation-a-terrific-inspiring-documentary/

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GROUP SINGING
Spontaneous Group Singing: 3 Examples of the Human Spirit Overflowing
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/04/19/spontaneous-group-singing-3-examples-of-the-human-spirit-overflowing/

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Human Need to Make Pictures (and sing them, too)
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/09/02/human-need-to-make-pictures-and-sing-them-too/

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Illustrated Songs in the Early 20th Century
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/01/15/illustrated-song-in-the-early-20th-century/

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In the Bleak Midwinter, A Singable Poem, A Simple Gift

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/12/26/in-the-bleak-midwinter-a-singable-poem-a-simple-gift/

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In the Bleak Midwinter, The February Blizzard of 2010, A Singable Poem, A Simple Gift

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/02/07/in-the-bleak-midwinter/

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Irish Chamber Orchestra – Music Education, the power of music
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/03/15/irish-chamber-orchestra-music-education-the-power-of-music/

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Italian Book Mobile
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/12/09/sing-books-christmas-wish-2012/

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JAMES ABBOTT McNEILL WHISTLER: Something Whistler Said…
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/06/28/something-whistler-said/

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John Denver on Singing (The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, 1974)
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/12/27/john-denver-on-singing-the-tonight-show-with-johnny-carson-1974/

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JOY in Singable Picture Books
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/09/24/the-songs-we-sang-ms-as-ks-first-visit-with-class-of-20112012/

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LANDFILL HARMONIC (life affirming and uplifting example of the best in the human spirit)
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/12/15/land-fill-harmonic-life-affirming-and-uplifting-example-of-the-best-in-the-human-spirit/

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Lentil, a book about the power of music and what can happen when you learn to play the harmonica
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/lentil-a-book-about-the-power-of-music-and-what-can-happen-when-you-learn-to-play-the-harmonica/

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Life is Delicious (and music makes it so)
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/11/06/life-is-delicious-and-music-makes-it-so/

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Live Performance, the Power of Music, Lady Rizo
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/27/live-performance-the-power-of-music-lady-rizo/

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The Little Drummer Boy, A Singable Picture Book, A Simple Gift
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/12/24/the-little-drummer-boy-a-singable-picture-book-a-simple-gift/

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Making Music at Colonial Williamsburg
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/12/17/making-music-at-colonial-williamsburg/

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The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes
This documentary about the work of Garrison Keillor creating weekly “Prairie Home Companion” radio shows is filled with wonderful references to the power and glory that music plays on our lives:
http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/features/documentary/

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MARTHA GRAHAM QUOTE (MY FRIEND JILL AND ELOISE’S BUNNY ART)
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/06/02/something-martha-graham-said-and-my-friend-jill/

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Memory Land and the Road to Sing Books
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/07/14/memory-lane-and-the-road-to-sing-books/

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Miss Rumphius and Making Something Lastingly Beautiful
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/28/miss-rumphius-and-making-something-lastingly-beautiful/

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MUSIC HAS CHARMS…
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/02/22/music-has-charms-to-soothe/

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MUSIC IS EVERYWHERE
This is a collection of posts that capture MUSIC in some of the most unlikely places.  These posts remind us how music is everywhere all the time.  Just listen.

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MUSIC IS: Musical Musings, 1/30/2013
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/02/04/musical-musings-1302013/

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Music and Pictures
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/01/20/music-pictures/

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MUSIC USED IN HIGHLY EFFECTIVE CLASSROOMS
27 Characteristics of Highly Effective Teachers (my favorite one) INCORPORATE MUSIC INTO THE CLASSROOM
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/08/12/27-characteristics-of-highly-effective-teachers-my-favorite-one-incorporate-music-into-the-classroom/

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MUSIC INSTINCT SCIENCE AND SONG: Bobby McFerrin in Singable Picture Books (Plus, the Music Instinct and Catching Songs)
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/06/09/bobby-mcferrin-the-music-instinct-science-song-catching-songs-and-in-singable-picture-books/

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MUSIC: RAISON D’ETRE
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/02/11/music-raison-detre/

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“Music underscores everything,” says Dick Clark, “…it really is one of the three most important things in our lives…”:

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/21/dick-clark-music-underscores-everything/

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NATIONAL PARKS (and PRAISE for National Park Rangers)
Singable Picture Books that illustrate songs with origins in locations of United States history which are in the care of the National Park Service
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/09/in-praise-of-national-park-rangers/

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NUGGETS OF ADVICE FOR CABARET SINGING (January 2013)

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NY Times Book Review, “Let’s Go Reading in the Car,” makes a good point!
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/05/31/ny-times-book-review-lets-go-reading-in-the-car-makes-a-good-point/

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NY Times on Charisma:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/21/in-new-york-times-times-a-gift-from-the-musical-gods/

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ON BEING’s Krista Tippet Interviews Dr. Bessel van der Kolk Regarding Healing after Trauma (and she says something about the importance of people singing together)
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/07/23/krista-tippet-on-being-interviews-dr-bessel-van-der-kolk-regarding-healing-after-trauma-and-she-says-something-about-the-importance-of-people-singing-together/

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One Song Can Change Everything…a great message (and poster) from EMI Music Publishing
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/12/11/one-song-can-change-everything-a-great-message-and-poster-from-emi-music-publishing/

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OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES: A LYRIC FROM BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND AND CHILDREN WHO LISTEN

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/12/11/out-of-the-mouths-of-babes-a-lyric-from-blowin-in-the-wind-and-children-who-listen/

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Personal Experience of Paper and Singing Books
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/02/29/cellulose-hero-and-the-personal-experience-of-paper-and-singing-books/

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Pessimistic Pollyanna and the Purpose of Art

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/12/27/pessimistic-polyanna-and-the-purpose/

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Peter Yarrow Songbook Series, the Importance of Singing for Others and the Folk Process
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2009/11/30/the-case-for-singing-with-children-from-peter-yarrow/

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Pete Seeger: the Power of Song
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/13/pete-seeger-the-power-of-song/#

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Power of Music: Book of Slave Songs of the United States, Investigated by History Detectives

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/06/23/power-of-music-book-of-slave-songs-investigated-by-history-detectives/

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Power of Music from the mouth of my babe…
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/10/09/the-power-of-music-from-the-mouth-of-my-babe/

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REASON TO SING (THE HIPPOPOTAMUS SONG)
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/05/05/reason-to-sing-the-hippopotamus-song/

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Simple Gifts, a Singable Picture Book:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/12/10/simple-gifts-a-singable-picture-book/

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Simple Gifts at the White House:

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/12/23/simple-gifts-at-the-white-house/

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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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Singable Picture Books, like candy that’s good for you!

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/09/24/singing-singable-picture-books-like-candy-thats-good-for-you/

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Singable Picture Books, make something beautiful that will last.
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/09/16/my-philosophy-for-sing-books-with-emily/

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(Singable) Picture Books, Short on Words, BIG on Ideas, Imagination, Creativity, and Joy
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/10/12/astonished-by-new-york-times-article/

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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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Sing Books with Emily and the DC Cabaret Network (and What the DC Cabaret Network Means to Me)
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/07/06/sing-books-with-emily-and-the-dc-cabaret-network/

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Singing: lyrics, poetry and praises

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/06/16/singing-lyrics-poetry-and-praises/

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SINGING MAKES PEOPLE SMARTER AND HAPPIER
Singing, Music and Music Appreciation Makes for Happier and Smarter People Who Perform Better in School
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/08/13/singing-music-and-music-appreciation-makes-for-happier-and-smarter-people-who-perform-better-in-school/

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Singing to Others is Cultural and Artistic Enrichment (a “This I believe” moment)

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/09/15/this-i-believe-singing-to-others-is-an-act-of-cultural-and-artistic-enrichment/

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Singing Together:  Garrison Keillor and the Star Spangled Banner
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/03/17/star-spangled-banner-and-the-man-on-the-radio-in-the-red-shoes/

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Singing to My Grandmother
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/08/13/singing-to-my-grandmother/

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SING TODAY!  YOU CAN’T GO BACK AGAIN…SO SING NOW!
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/06/04/enjoy-today-sing-today/

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Song and Collective Identity on NPR Backstory Podcast
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/11/26/song-and-collective-identity-on-npr-backstory-podcast/

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SONG SET-UP:  IT’S ALL IN THE SET-UP
How to use the same songs for wide ranges of ages

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/11/28/its-all-in-the-set-up/

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Spalding Gray: Reincarnation and Telling (and singing) Your Story
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/spalding-gray-reincarnation-and-telling-and-singing-your-story/

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Steven Kellogg (Author and Illustrator) on the Art of the Picture Book (and the musicality of pictures and words)
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/04/12/steven-kellogg-authorillustrator-on-the-art-of-the-picture-book/

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Steven Tyler on American Idol (I really like some of the things he says…)
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/02/06/something-steven-tyler-said/

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The Storytelling Animal, compelling for those who practice the art of telling stories, teaching, and communicating with song
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/09/12/the-storytelling-animal-compelling-for-those-who-practice-the-art-of-telling-stories-teaching-and-communicating-with-song/

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SUZANNE VEGA ASKS “WHAT DO YOU REVEAL ONSTAGE?” IN NY TIMES:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/06/29/suzanne-vega-in-ny-times-blog-asked-what-do-you-reveal-onstage/

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A Thought about Music and Singing

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/06/17/a-thought-about-music-and-singing/

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Venice, Italy and Singable Picture Books, what do they have in common? 
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/12/05/what-do-spbs-and-venice-have-in-common/

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Video Master Class in Live Performance Assembled by Michael Miyazaki (and my personal take-aways)

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/10/01/video-master-class-in-live-performance-assembled-by-michael-miyazaki/

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WEAKNESS MIGHT REVEAL PURPOSE
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/a-weakness-might-reveal-purpose/

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WHOLE CHILD
Teaching the Whole Child…music and the experience of live performance are important
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/03/05/teaching-the-whole-child-music-and-the-experience-of-live-performance-are-important/

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WHY TEACH MUSIC
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/03/08/why-teach-music/

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Yes…this is why we have music in schools
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/01/11/yes-this-is-why-we-have-music-in-schools/

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Young@Heart, the Chorus, the Documentary (and “Forever Young” a Singable Picture Book)
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/12/17/youngheart-chorus-sings-forever-young-a-singable-picture-book/

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Educational Organizations That Specialize in Using Music as a Teaching Tool

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BETH’S MUSIC NOTES

Blog of an elementary school music teacher
http://bethsmusicnotes.blogspot.com

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KID’S MUSIC COMPANY (NEW ZEALAND)
Body & Brain Development for Life
http://www.kidsmusic.co.nz/body-brain-development-for-life/

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MUSIC ADVOCACY GROUNDSWELL
For today’s students to succeed tomorrow, we need a comprehensive education that includes music taught by exemplary music educators!
advocacy.nafme.org

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Singlish.com
This site offers information and resources for teaching the english language using familiar songs and music, which includes the use of Singable Picture Posters and CDs with familiar songs that include vocal and instrumental tracks to use with the posters.
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/09/25/singlish-com-and-singable-picture-posters/

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SongsForTeaching.com
http://www.songsforteaching.com/index.html

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Lists of Singable Picture Books from Elsewhere Online

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Best Children’s Music (Click the “Bookstall” link)
http://www.bestchildrensmusic.com/

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Book Lists for Music Teachers on MelodySoup.com:
http://melodysoup.blogspot.com/p/books-lists-for-music-teachers.html#.UqZeHPRDuSo

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Books to Sing: 

http://www.waldsfe.org/book%20lists/bookstosing.htm

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BOOKS TO SING (Song Based Picture Books)
Book Links, July 2005, by Sue McCleaf Nespeca, Preschool through early elementary school:
http://www.ala.org/ala//aboutala/offices/publishing/booklinks/resources/BookstoSing.pdf

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Music and the Brain: Children’s Books:

http://www.musicandthebrain.org/Chidrens-Books.htm

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MusicKit: 

http://www.musickit.com/songstory.html

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Nellie Edge: 

http://www.nellieedge.com/FavoriteBooksThatSing.htm

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“Playing by the Book” blog (single article), a discussion about Singable Picture Books, including many links: 
http://www.playingbythebook.net/2010/03/17/fantastic-fiction-for-kids-picture-books-with-songs/

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Read Write Think:
http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson1026/songbooks.html

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Selected Trade Books for Music Teachers in Elementary Grades: 

https://docs.google.com/View?id=d5c4d9q_146gjg9h3cb

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Singable Books:

http://www.nwaea.k12.ia.us/documents/filelibrary/word/iclc/singablebooklist_Smallwood_2011_815DFE1D55B55.pdf

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Songs for Teaching (multiple lists):

Songs for Teaching: Picture–Song Storybooks
(http://www.songsforteaching.com/newlin/picturesongstorybooks.htm)

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Songs for Teaching: More Picture-Song Storybooks

(http://www.songsforteaching.com/newlin/picturesongstorybooks2.htm)

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Songs for Teaching: Picture-Song Storybooks III

(http://www.songsforteaching.com/newlin/picturesongstorybooks3.htm)

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Songs for Teaching: Multicultural Songbooks for Children

(http://songsforteaching.com/songbooks/multicultural.htm)

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Story-Lovers: 

http://www.story-lovers.com/listsbookssing&danceto.html

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Books to Sing or Chant
Complied by Sharla Dance
http://www.waldsfe.org/book%20lists/bookstosing.htm

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The bibliography for SALLY GOES ROUND THE SUN works as a terrific list of Singable Picture Books worth tracking down:

SGRTS 157 - bibliography edit
Sally Go round the Sun (300 Songs, Rhymes and Games of Canadian Children) - bibliography
Words and Music by Various Artists
Songs and Rhymes Collected and Edited by Edith Fowke
Musical Arrangements by Keith MacMillan
Illustrated by Carlos Marchiori

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Various Catch-Phrases for Singable Picture Books

  • Singable Picture Book
  • Illustrated Song
  • Book to Sing
  • Book You Can Sing
  • Picture Song Book
  • Song Lyric Picture Book
  • Singable Book
  • Singable Songs for Storytimes
  • Singable Story
  • Singable Storybook
  • Sing Me a Story
  • Picture Book Made from a Song
  • Song Made into a Picture Book
  • Song in a Picture Book
  • Picture Book Song
  • A Picture Book and a Song
  • Sing Along Story
  • Sing Along Book
  • Sing Along Picture Books
  • Sing Along Stories
  • Sing Along Storybooks
  • Sing Aloud Story
  • Books that Involve Music

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Related Posts and Pages

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PRAISE FOR SING BOOKS WITH EMILY
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/praise-for-sing-books-with-emily/

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Emily’s Theatrical Review Quotes and Audience Comments
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/quotes-from-published-theatrical-reviews-and-audience-comments/

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EMILY’S THEATRICAL, CABARET AND SING BOOKS ACHIEVEMENTS
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/emilys-theatrical-cabaret-and-sing-books-awards-and-achievements/

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY IN THE MEDIA
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/sing-books-with-emily-in-the-media/

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EMILY’S THEATER, MUSICALS AND VOCAL PERFORMANCES
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/emilys-performance-history/

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EMILY’S PERFORMANCE REMINISCENCES & OTHER CURIOS
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/emilys-performance-reminiscences-other-curios/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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