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This information is an Addendum to the post:
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THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/the-defense-of-fort-mchenry-written-this-day-196-years-ago-by-francis-scott-key/

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Addendum 8/21/21014

Thank Goodness it was re-broadcast recently or I might not have see it, a C-Span3 (American History Channel) broadcast of a 7/3/2014 panel lecture/presentation/discussion at the Library of Congress called MYTHS SURROUNDING THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER

To watch the video of the excellent, eye opening talk, click here:
http://www.c-span.org/video/?320280-1/myths-surrounding-starspangled-banner

Some things I learned from the video:

  • Francis Scott Key did not ride out the battle on a British Ship.  He was transferred to his own American ship, which was tethered to a British ship for the duration of the battle and for about 3 days after the battle while the British gathered themselves together to leave, after making arrangements with the British for the release of Key’s friend and client Dr. Beanes.
  • Francis Scott Key, like many Americans at the time knew it,  knew the tune to To Anacreon in Heaven and purposefully wrote his song (not poem) to the melodic structure of that existing tune.  This is something done all the time, even today, setting new words to familiar tunes, and Key did this on purpose after the Battle of Fort McHenry and while he waited on his own ship to be released by the British.

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Wiki for the song To Anacreon in Heaven, the tune for which Francis Scott Key wrote the words that became known as THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER and the USA National Anthem
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_Anacreon_in_Heaven

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Who is Anacreon?
Anacreon was a Greek lyric poet, notable for his drinking songs and hymns. Later Greeks included him in the canonical list of nine lyric poets.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anacreon

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Related Posts

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THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/the-defense-of-fort-mchenry-written-this-day-196-years-ago-by-francis-scott-key/

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Star-Spangled Banner, Another Illustrated Rendition, this one from the Smithsonian Institution
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/10/25/star-spangled-banner-another-illustrated-rendition-this-one-from-the-smithsonian-institution/

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STAR SPANGLED BANNER ON ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/02/07/star-spangled-banner-on-antiques-roadshow/

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The Defense of Fort McHenry, written this day (September 14, 2010) 196 years ago by Francis Scott Key, became our National Anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner”

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/the-defense-of-fort-mchenry-written-this-day-196-years-ago-by-francis-scott-key/

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FLAG DAY, JUNE 14

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/06/14/june-14-is-flag-day-celebrate-with-singable-picture-books/

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FOURTH OF JULY AND OTHER HOLIDAYS CELEBRATING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND HER CITIZENS AND HISTORY
A list of Singable Picture Books celebrating the Fourth of July
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/a-patriotic-list-of-singable-books-for-july-4th/

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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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Smithsonian Magazine, November 2013, 101 Objects that Made America
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/11/28/smithsonian-magazine-november-2013-101-objects-that-made-america/

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Girl Scouts Songs for Troop 2740 Songbook Resources Page
http://brownietroop2740.wordpress.com/girl-scouts-songs-troop-2740/

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SINGABLE SITES IN WASHINGTON DC – HISTORY
A list of song titles with links to posts of songs that will enrich your experience, or are directly related to, historical locations in (or near) Washington, DC
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/singable-sites-in-washington-dc-history/

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THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER, a Patriotic Girl Scout Song for Troop 2740
http://brownietroop2740.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/the-star-spangled-banner-a-patriotic-girl-scout-song-for-troop-2740/

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MUSICIAN BADGE with Mrs. G for Girl Scout Juniors Troop 2740, the Singable Hike in Washington, DC
http://brownietroop2740.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/musician-badge-with-mrs-g-the-singable-hike-in-washington-dc/

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THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS, a Patriotic Girl Scout Song for Troop 2740
http://brownietroop2740.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/the-gettysburg-address-a-patriotic-girl-scout-song-for-troop-2740/

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MUSICIAN BADGE with Mrs. G, Meeting Activities, for Girl Scout Juniors Troop 2740: HOW TO SING A SONG FOR PERFORMANCE OR JUST FOR FUN
http://brownietroop2740.wordpress.com/2014/01/16/musician-badge-with-mrs-g/

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Washington DC Singable Hike #1: STAR SPANGLED BANNER (at SMAH) and GETTYSBURG ADDRESS  (at LM) 
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/washington-dc-singable-hike-1-star-spangled-banner-at-smah-and-gettysburg-address-at-lm/

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STAR SPANGLED BANNER POST ADDENDA, 8/21/2014
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/21/star-spangled-banner-post-addenda-8212014/

The ABC Song (Alphabet Song) shares its tune with many other songs, the first of which I could find is Ah Vous Dirai-je Maman (a French nursery song for which Mozart wrote 12 variations, that many think was written for Twinkle Little Star, an easy mistake to make since the nursery tune is the same).  It is so much fun to explore this seemingly simple song and find oneself strolling down paths of history, music, art, language, and culture.

But, as Maria says, let’s start at the very beginning, with the ABCs:

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ABC Sing Along Card by ELEG for SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune
Card Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this card, click here:
ABC’s sbwe sing along card

Or join me at a Sing Books gathering and sing-along with my ABC book,

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ABCs by ELEG for SBWE

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus

If you are interested in a copy of this book, please email: SingBooksWithEmily.att.net, or lave a comment to this post.

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Whole shelves of libraries and bookstores are devoted to ABC books, but here are a few of my favorites:

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ABCs
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by PAINLESS LEARNING PLACEMATS

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Alphabet Cut-Out Letters ABC (by Eeboo)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Melissa Sweet
What a fun way to sing your ABC with these beautifully illustrated, colorful, cut-out letters! 

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Charley Harper ABC
Art by Charley Harper
Published by AMMO Books

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ABC, National Museum of American History
By Florence Cassen Mayers
Illustrated with items from Washington, DC’s National Museum of American History

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ABC3D
By Marion Bataille

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Ed Emberley’s ABC
See photo spread and details of the book, here:
http://www.lab-curio.com/book/ed/ABC.html

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G is for One Gzonk (ABC Flash Cards)
Sing to the Tune of “ABC Song
Illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi (AKA Tiny DiTerlooney)

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The Handmade Alphabet
Sing to the Tune of “ABC Song
Written and Illustrated by Laura Rankin

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Museum ABC, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Illustrated with details of artwork from the collections of New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art

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My Own ABC Book
Sing to the Tune of ABC Song
Illustrated by Lois Lenski
Published by Platt & Munk (1922)

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The Utter Zoo
Sing to the Tune of ABC Song
Poem by Edward Gorey
Illustrated by Edward Gorey

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SING ALPHABET SONG WITH AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

After a conversation with the wonderful teacher Ms. Anctil in March 2011 about using the American Sign Language Alphabet to help kids learn their ABCs and using the hand signs as an interesting activity I made poster cards to help kids learn their American Sign Language Alphabet with ABC poster cards:

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ABCs with American Sign Language Alphabet
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Click here to view or print this card, click here:
letters caps WITH SIGN

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OTHER ILLUSTRATED SIGN LANGUAGE ALPHABETS

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ABCs: Sign Language Alphabet
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by PAINLESS LEARNING PLACEMATS

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Sign Language Alphabet Card
By Hammerpress Letterpress

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Alphabet Song wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alphabet_song

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I Love this Madrigal ABC, Vintage Sesame Street.  Maybe a new tune to learn for singing the letters:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDDFh7Un3Ps

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Madrigal ABCs, a Singable Picture Book Video (and possible alternate tune)
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/09/23/madrigal-abcs-a-singable-picture-book-video-and-possible-alternate-tune/

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Addendum 9/12/2012
ABC SONG FOREVER

We sang the ABCs and ZYXs in Ms. Everett’s Kindergarten class this past week and afterwards a little boy raised his hand and said “Can I teach you how to sing the ABC Song forever?”  I said “Of Course!”  and he sang,

A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z

Now I know my A B

C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z

Now I know my A B

(And on and on)

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Related Posts

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

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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/

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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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SONG/BOOK SETS

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/songbook-sets/

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY VIDEO SERIES

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/video-series/

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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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5 Songs, 1 Tune: a Set of Illustrated Songs
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/10/05/sbwe-singable-picture-book-set-5-songs-1-tune/

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ABCs, an Illustrated Song
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/abcs-an-illustrated-song/

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Ah vous dirai-je Maman, an Illustrated Song Sheet by ELEG for SBWE for the Cute French Nursery Song, from which Came the Tune for Twinkle Little Star
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/ah-vous-dirais-je-maman-an-illustrated-song-sheet-by-eleg-for-sbwe-for-the-cute-french-nursery-song-from-which-came-the-tune-for-twinkle-little-star/

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Baa Baa Blacksheep, an Illustrated Song
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/baa-baa-blacksheep-an-illustrated-song/

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Oh Mother Dear Please Listen Up, a Singable English Translation/Adaptation of French Nursery Song, Illustrated Song Sheet avec Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/ah-vous-dirais-je-maman-a-singable-translation-and-song-sheet-with-guitar-chords-by-eleg-for-sbwe/

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Scintillate Globule Vivific, an Illustrated Song
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/scintillate-scintillate-globule-vivific-an-illustrated-song-sheet/

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TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE BAT, an Illustrated Song

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/twinkle-twinkle-little-bat-a-singable-poem-with-pictures-and-a-play-on-a-classic/

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TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR, an Illustrated Song
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/twinkle-little-star-the-song-the-list/

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ZYXs, an Illustrated Song
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/zyxs-an-illustrated-song/

The rhyme “Baa, Baa Black Sheep” is a standard in most Mother Goose anthologies.  The rhyme, first published in the mid-1700’s, was written as  a complaint about the poor (as in the poor boy who lives down the lane) oppressed at the hands of the rich (giving up his wool to the king, the master, the dame).

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

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Baa!  Baa!  Black Sheep
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus

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Sing Books with Emily: Baa Baa Blacksheep


www.youtube.com/watch?v=d79HcTlpAgw
Recorded and directed by Judy Simmons
Related Post:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/10/03/the-sing-books-with-emily-youtube-channel-and-video-series-today-lets-sing-baa-baa-blacksheep/

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Baa Baa Black Sheep
Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Iza Trapani
Illustrated by Iza Trapani

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Moo, Moo, Brown Cow, Have You Any Milk?
Traditional Tune (Sing to the Tune of BAA BAA BLACKSHEEP)
Words Adapted by Phillis Gershatoe
Illustrated by Giselle Potter

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Related Posts

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

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

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SONG/BOOK SETS

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/songbook-sets/

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY VIDEO SERIES

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/video-series/

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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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5 Songs, 1 Tune: a Set of Illustrated Songs
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/10/05/sbwe-singable-picture-book-set-5-songs-1-tune/

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ABCs, an Illustrated Song
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/abcs-an-illustrated-song/

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Ah vous dirai-je Maman, an Illustrated Song Sheet by ELEG for SBWE for the Cute French Nursery Song, from which Came the Tune for Twinkle Little Star
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/ah-vous-dirais-je-maman-an-illustrated-song-sheet-by-eleg-for-sbwe-for-the-cute-french-nursery-song-from-which-came-the-tune-for-twinkle-little-star/

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Baa Baa Blacksheep, an Illustrated Song
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/baa-baa-blacksheep-an-illustrated-song/

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Oh Mother Dear Please Listen Up, a Singable English Translation/Adaptation of French Nursery Song, Illustrated Song Sheet avec Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/ah-vous-dirais-je-maman-a-singable-translation-and-song-sheet-with-guitar-chords-by-eleg-for-sbwe/

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Scintillate Globule Vivific, an Illustrated Song
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/scintillate-scintillate-globule-vivific-an-illustrated-song-sheet/

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TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE BAT, an Illustrated Song

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/twinkle-twinkle-little-bat-a-singable-poem-with-pictures-and-a-play-on-a-classic/

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TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR, an Illustrated Song
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/twinkle-little-star-the-song-the-list/

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ZYXs, an Illustrated Song
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/zyxs-an-illustrated-song/

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GISELLE POTTER
The Singable Picture Books of Giselle Potter
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/07/29/giselle-potter-spbs/

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IZA TRAPANI
The Singable Picture Books of Iza Trapani
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/05/21/the-singable-picture-books-of-iza-trapani/

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america sings carl cramer
America Sings (Stories and songs of Our Country’s Growing)

Traditional Music and Lyrics
Collected and Told by Carl Cramer
Arrangements by Edwin John Stringham
Illustrations by Elizabeth Black Cramer
Copyright 1942 by Carl Cramer

This book includes stories for each song, associated with a character from folk legend or a historical figure.  The book also has delightful illustrations and printed music for each song.  Only unfortunate thing is that music does not include guitar chords.  That would have been a nice addition since the arrangement are all simple and it would be fun to sit down and play tunes on the guitar, though the arrangements

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Songs Listed in Alpha Order:

  • A Ship A-Sailing
  • Banks of the Sacramento, The
  • Blow, Boys, Blow
  • Boatman Dance, The
  • Boll Weevil, The
  • Boston Come All-Ye
  • Cumberland Gap
  • Davy Crockett
  • Down in a Coal Mine
  • Dutch Lullaby
  • Fais Do-Do
  • Follow the Drinking Gourd
  • Four Little White Doves
  • Get Along Cayuse, Get Along
  • Good-By Old Paint
  • High, Betty Martin
  • John Henry
  • Low Bridge, Everybody Down (Erie Canal)
  • Lowlands Low
  • Maple Sweet
  • New England, New England
  • Old Brass Wagon
  • Old Dan Tucker
  • Old Smokie
  • Shantyman’s Life, The
  • Stormalong
  • Texas Rangers
  • Way Down in the Paw-Paw Patch

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

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PINTEREST
MUSIC INSPIRED SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS COLLECTED BY SING BOOKS WITH EMILY ON PINTEREST
http://pinterest.com/singbooksemily/music-inspired-and-music-education-picture-books/

My daughter and I were watching The Muppet Show episode with Julie Andrews and it was fun to see her version of I WHISTLE A HAPPY TUNE:

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Julie Andrews Sang the song on the Muppet Show

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXT3-ahLZ2U

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Julie Andrews Muppet Show appearance wiki:
http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_217:_Julie_Andrews

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I Whistle a Happy Tune from

Getting to Know You
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
Illustrated by Rosemary Wells
Published by HarperCollinsPublishers, New York, 2002
ISBN 0-06-626845-5

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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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GETTING TO KNOW YOU

16 Rodgers and Hammerstein Songs Illustrated into a picture book byRosemary Wells with links to posts about the songs
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/04/10/a-few-favorite-singable-books-part-59-rodgers-hammerstein/

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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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ROSEMARY WELLS
The Singable Picture Books of Illustrator Rosemary Wells
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/05/26/the-singable-picture-books-of-illustrator-rosemary-wells/

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OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY SING BOOKS WITH EMILY THE CABARET
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/sing-books-with-emily-the-cabaret/

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I WHISTLE A HAPPY TUNE, A SONG IN A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/04/08/i-whistle-a-happy-tune-a-song-in-a-singable-picture-book/

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ADVICE, GOOD ADVICE
Illustrated songs that dole out a healthy helping of sound counsel
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/illustrated-songs-that-give-good-advice/

I had a marvelous time at the Gainsville Neighborhood Library in Haymarket, VA.  The sweet library is situated in a beautiful regional park and I was glad to have gotten there early so I could sit outside and smell the flowers a little.

We started out with just a few kids, but by the end, we filled the Children’s Section with kids and their caregivers.  I met some very nice people who I sincerely hope to see again!

Here’s what we sang, listed in alpha order:

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We sang this song with the glockenspiel playing the parts of the Big Bell and the Little Bell

The Big Bell and the Little Bell

Words and Music by Martin Kalmanoff
Illustrated by Alastair Graham
(This book is packaged with a CD with two recordings of the song!)

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

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We sang this with my very own rubber duckie!
rubber duckie SPB for SBWE cover only
Rubber Duckie
Words and Music by Jeffrey Moss
Book Assembled for Sing Books with Emily
This book is for home and classroom use only.

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sing raposo lichtenheld 2
Sing…sing a song
Music and Lyrics by Joe Raposo
Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

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smokey the bear song 1 - smaller
Smokey the Bear (Song)
Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, 1952

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smokey the bear song 2 - smaller
Smokey the Bear (Conservation Pledge, Flip side of Smokey the Bear Song)
Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, 1952

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smokey the bear book eleg sbwe cover only
Smokey the Bear (Illustrated Song)
Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
Pictures Assembled from Resources Online
This book is for classroom use only.

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We talked about how 2014 is the 200th Anniversary of The Star-Spangled Banner and how you can see this very flag in Downtown DC at the Smithsonian Museum of American History

Star Spangled Banner

Words by Francis Scott Key
Music by J. Stafford Smith
Illustrated by Todd Ouren
(This book features printed music and historical information)

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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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Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Words by Jack Norworth
Music by Albert Von Tilzer
Illustrated by Amiko Hirao
Performed by Carly Simon
This edition gets a GOLD STAR for including the FULL song (both verses and chorus) and a fabulous recording of Carly Simon and her delightful arrangement she made for Ken Burn’s documentary Baseball.

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We sang this with accompaniment from train whistle and glockenspiel

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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Yankee Doodle (A Song from the American Revolution)

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Todd Ouren
(This book features printed music, a page of song history, and activity ideas)

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Yankee Doodle with 1776 Verse, Text Poster for SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune
Poster Assembled by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this poster, click here:
yankee doodle 1776 verse text sbwe eleg

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Yankee Doodle, Declaration of Independence verse, Poster
Painting by John Trumbull, 1818
Poster Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this poster, click here:
yankee doodle 1776 verse eleg sbwe

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

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I performed Sing Books on
Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 11am

SING BOOKS WITH EMILY at Gainesville Neighborhood Library
Gainesville Neighborhood Library
James S. Long Park
4603 James Madison Highway
Haymarket, VA 20169-2526
703-792-5660

Gainesville Neighborhood Library website:
http://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/library/Pages/Gainesville-Neighborhood-Library.aspx

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Two very sweet messages in my guest book:

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Victoria wrote:
Beautiful singing.  Lots of fun!

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Richard wrote:
Lots of fun!

Thank you!

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Related Posts

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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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EMILY’S UPCOMING (AND PAST) PERFORMANCES
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/emilys-upcoming-performances/

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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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EDUCATIONAL CONTENT

A list of SPBs with fun and sneakily educational content.  The kids won’t even know they’re learning!
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/singable-picture-books-with-sneaky-educational-content/

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

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

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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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MUCH MORE INFO AND MANY MORE LISTS, HERE:
SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS AND INTERESTS
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/song-book-lists-for-all-occasions/

For the last few summers, I’ve gotten the huge delight of visiting libraries in Virginia’s Prince William County Library System.

The 2014 summer reading program theme is  PAWS TO READ, with an adorable dog illustration on the front cover of the publication.

paws to read

In honor of  PAWS TO READ, I assembled a list of books that feature our furry friends:

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Bozo at the Dog Show (Capitol Record-Reader)
Music by Billy May

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The Comic Adventures of Old Mother Hubbard and Her Dog
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Tomie dePaola

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Dog Train

Words by Sandra Boynton
Music by Sandra Boynton and Michael Ford
Illustrated by Sandra Boynton

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“The dog takes a cat…”

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

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Give the Dog a Bone
Additional words by Steven Kellogg
Illustrations by Steven Kellogg

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“…it’ll hold eight kids and four hound dogs…”

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

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How Much is that Doggie in the Window
Words and Music by Bob Merrill
Words Adapted by Iza Trapani
Illustrated by Iza Trapani

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I HAD A LITTLE DOG
Words and Music by Key Wilde & Mr. Clark
Illustrated by Key Wilde
YouTube video link:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=0crOJJYwujY

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“Give a dog a bone…”

Knick Knack Paddy Whack

Traditional Words and Tune
Arrangements by Mark Collins
Illustrations by Christiane Engel
(I love this version of “Knick Knack,” published by Barefoot Books, for the clever arrangement, adding a new instrument with each number, and terrific CD that includes a great vocal by SteveSongs, but best of all a singable instrumental track that gets toes a-tappin’ and perfect for singing along)
Published by Barefoot Books 

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=9–t3zl4NkY
Knick Knack Paddy Whack
Traditional Words and Tune
Arrangements by Mark Collins
Illustrations by Christiane Engel
Singable Picture Book Video from Barefoot Books:
http://www.youtube.com/user/barefootbooks

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Knick Knack Paddy Whack
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky

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Me and My Animal Friends
Words and Music by Ralph Covert
Illustrated by Laurie Keller

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New York State of Mind

Words and Music by Billy Joel
Illustrated by IZAK

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Oh Where, Oh Where Has my Little Dog Gone
Original Rhyme by Sarah Josepha Hale
Words Adapted by Iza Trapani
Illustrated by Iza Trapani

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Old Blue Taylor Holton
Old Blue (You Good Dog You)
Traditional Words and Tune
Story by Mark Taylor
Illustrated by Gene Holton
Sing OLD BLUE with Emily:

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Old Blue (You Good Dog You) (Printed Music)
Traditional Words and Tune
Arranged by Mark Taylor

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Old Mother Hubbard and Her Wonderful Dog

Traditional Words and Tune
Additional Words and Adaptations by James Marshall
Illustrated by James Marshall

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Related Posts

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JAMES MARSHALL

The Whimsical, Wacky, Wallop of Singable Picture Books by James Marshall
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/20/the-wonderful-world-of-james-marshall/

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The Songs We Sang at Dumfries Neighborhood Library, 7/9/2014
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/07/09/the-songs-we-sang-at-dumfries-neighborhood-library-792014/

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SANDRA BOYNTON

The Singable Picture Books by Author, Illustrator, Songwriter Sandra Boynton:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/sandra-boyntons-singable-picture-books/

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IZA TRAPANI
The Singable Picture Books of Iza Trapani
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/05/21/the-singable-picture-books-of-iza-trapani/

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DOGS IN ILLUSTRATED SONGS
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/07/09/dogs-in-illustrated-songs/

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PAWS TO READ online Calendar 2014:
http://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/library/Documents/Calendar%20of%20Events/2014_06-8interactive.pdf


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