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I was musing about WHEN I HEARD THE LEARN’D ASTRONOMER and made a mental connection with PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON.  I decided to sing the two songs together as a set since they both seem to be driven by the same underlying philosophy.

I brought the two books into a class two weeks ago and tried to simply and clearly articulate why these two songs go together, when a child raised her hand and said,

“They both mean DON’T LOSE THE MAGIC.”

A kindergartner managed to sum up, simply and clearly what I was trying to say.  I was so struck by it, that I let it slip which child said it.  I hope she reminds me sometime that it was her so that I can properly give credit where credit is due.

These two songs made a terrific complimentary song set. WHEN I HEARD THE LEARN’D ASTRONOMER is an American Art Song with words by a great 19th c. American Poet with music by a contemporary Art Song composer.  PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON is a beloved folk song by Peter Yarrow and famously sung by Peter Paul & Mary, written during the great folk music revival of the 1960′s.  Talk about how both mean of the songs mean DON’T LOSE THE MAGIC.

I’ve not made a definitive choice yet about order, but I’ve been singing WHEN I HEARD THE LEARN’D ASTRONOMER first and PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON second.

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When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer
Words by Walt Whitman
Music by Various Artists
Pictures by Loren Long

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Puff the Magic Dragon
Words and Music by Peter Yarrow and Lenny Lipton
Illustrated by Eric Puybaret

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Related Posts

 

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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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Peter Yarrow and “The Folk Process”

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2009/12/03/the-folk-process/

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Two Books Participating in “The Folk Process”

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2009/12/04/two-books-participating-in-the-folk-process/

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ILLUSTRATED COLLECTIONS OF CHILDREN’S SONGS WITH MUSIC
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/illustrated-collections-of-childrens-songs-with-music/

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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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PETER YARROW SONGBOOK SERIES

A list of the Singable Picture Books from the Peter Yarrow Songbook series:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2009/11/30/the-case-for-singing-with-children-from-peter-yarrow/

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PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON, A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/05/06/puff-the-magic-dragon-a-singable-picture-book/

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WHEN I HEARD THE LEARN’D ASTRONOMER, A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/02/24/when-i-heard-the-learnd-astronomer-a-singable-poem-by-walt-whitman/

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ILLUSTRATED SONG/BOOK SETS
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/songbook-sets/

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PUFF AND THE ASTRONOMER: DON’T LOSE THE MAGIC
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/04/23/puff-and-the-astronomer-dont-lose-the-magic/

On 4/11/2014, I lead the second of my two one-hour Singable Expeditions in the Tuckahoe Elementary Discovery Schoolyard Outdoor Classroom in April. I had been asked to write a song based on outdoor classroom rules that were written by children at Tuckahoe which this same group of children and I had begun learning in the first session.  We started by rehearsing that song.

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Tuckahoe Discovery Schoolyard Rules Tune
THE TUCKAHOE ELEMENTARY DISCOVERY SCHOOLYARD OUTDOOR CLASSROOM RULES TUNE PRINTABLE SONG SHEET (WITH GUITAR CHORDS)
TEDSOCRT, for Short
Rules by Students of Tuckahoe Elementary School in Arlington, VA
Additional Words by Emily Gleichenhaus
Tune by Emily Gleichenhaus
Accompaniment Track Prepared by Paul Raiman of www.MyRehearsalPianist.com
Sing along with the instrumental accompaniment:

To view or print this song sheet, click here:
Tuckahoe Discovery Schoolyard Rules Tune

The central feature of the second session was the idea of the wonderful world of COLLECTIVE NOUNS, as captured in friend Jill Leger’s song, THE SPARROW.  The song is about a sparrow who travels and has adventures all over the world meeting groups of animals and learning their group names.  Not only is learning and discovering group names (also called collective nouns, collective terms, group nouns, group terms) a fun and interesting way to explore the marvelous creatures of the world, but it is also an excellent way to increase and revel in vocabulary!  I love to tell kids that one of the MANY fun things about singing songs is that you get to say/sing/use/explore fabulous words that we don’t use in our every day language.  And the words used in COLLECTIVE NOUNS can be descriptive, hilarious, thought provoking, fascinating, witty, joyous and gorgeous!

I took a marvelous list of Collective Noun Terms that I found on Wikipedia and highlighted the garden related ones on the list.  And went through the beautifully illustrated books A ZEAL OF ZEBRAS (Woop Studios), and WILD ANIMALS (Brian Wildsmith) and BIRDS (Brian Wildsmith) to find gorgeous illustrations of Collective Nouns.  We enjoyed going through these lists and books, finding (or imagining) these items, birds, flowers, animals in our immediate surroundings.  Then we made note of certain garden items that we saw for which group names were not listed.  For these, we cam up with some marvelous ideas.  I would encourage any caregiver or educator to replicate this activity.  It was fun, thought provoking, creative and vocabulary building.

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I asked the children to look around them or items in the garden for which group names could not be found on our list or in our books.

Only beans of “Three Sisters” were given collective terms in our list.   The children have been taught that “The Three Sisters” is the combination of beans, corn and squash that the Native Americans taught the white settlers to plant.  The three foods are plated all together so that when the corn stalk grows, it provides a pole to support the bean vines and the squash leaves cover the ground to keep the soil moist.  In addition, eating this combination of foods provides good nutrition.

Beans, on our list, was given the collective term “a hill of beans,” but the children came up with a couple others:
A bar of beans (since beans come sometimes in a row inside a pod)
A pattern of beans (since one of the girls had recently participated in and activity of making a picture with beans of different varieties which were richly pattered with spots and colors.

Here are the other garden items and collective terms the kids came up with:

CORN
An audience of corn
A light of corn
A field of corn

DAFFODILS
A field of daffodils
A jingle-jangle of daffodils
A twinkling of daffodils
A tea party of daffodils

TEDDY BEARS
(in case they were hiding in the garden for a picnic)
A fuzz of teddy bears

TULIPS
A rainbow of tulips
A solar system of tulips
A necklace of tulips
A collage of tulips
A crown of tulips

SQUASH
A meadow of squash
A disco of squash
A waterfall of squash
A gumball machine of squash

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For the remainder of the time, we enjoyed a GARDEN SING-ALONG in the outdoor space. We rehearsed THE TUCKAHOE ELEMENTARY DISCOVERY SCHOOLYARD OUTDOOR CLASSROOM RULES TUNE so the kids can help teach the song to their classmates (and so everyone knows the rules and behavioral expectation in the outdoor spaces) and then we sang a bunch of songs culled from my list of GARDEN SING-ALONG SONG CHOICES.

Here are the songs we sang in Singable Expeditions Session 2:

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A Fairy Went A-Marketing
Poem by Rose Fyleman
Illustrated by Jachimael Henterly
Musical Setting can be found by Ginger Sands on her collection “The Gift of Make Believe

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All God’s Critters
Words and Music by Bill Staines
Illustrated by Kadir Nelson

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Amoeba Hop
Words and Music by Christine Lavin
Illustrated by Betsy Franco Feeney

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Birds, a Poetic Companion (Inspired by Jack Prelutsky’s “Bird Lullaby”)
Music by Jack Prelutsky
Photos of  birds found online and by Erika Edelberg

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

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

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Inch by Inch (The Garden Song)
Words and Music by David Mallett
Illustrated by Ora Eitan

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The Sparrow
Words and Music by Jill Leger
Illustrated by Jill Leger
Sing-Along on Youtube with a karaoke video of “The Sparrow”:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hlxqa-eXTVw
Hear Emily’s recording of “The Sparrow” on:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/the-sparrow-eleg-by-jill-leger

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The Teddy Bear’s Picnic
Words and Music by Jimmy Kennedy
Illustrated by Michael Hague
ISBN 978-0-8050-5349-4

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Books that Feature Collective Noun Terms

I tell the children that if they are interested in expanding vocabulary, a great place to start is with the words used for animal groupings:

  • An AMBUSH of tigers
  • A SHREWDNESS of apes.
  • A WEDGE of swans.
  • An OSTENTATION of peacocks.
  • A TROUBLING of hummingbirds.
  • A SHIVER of sharks.

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Brian Wildsmith’s BIRDS
Text by Brian Wildsmith
Illustrated by Brian Wildsmith
When we sing The Sparrow we talk about the names of animal groups and how exploring the names of animal groups is a great way to enhance your vocabulary). This artful book explores bird group names like “a stare of owls.”

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Brian Wildsmith’s WILD ANIMALS
Text by Brian Wildsmith
Illustrated by Brian Wildsmith
When we sing The Sparrow we talk about the names of animal groups and how exploring the names of animal groups is a great way to enhance your vocabulary). This artful book explores bird group names like “an ambush of tigers.”

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Exaltation of Larks (Group Terms, Real and Fanciful, from the 15th to the 21st Centuries)
James Lipton
(Yes!  This is the same James Lipton that interview actors on the show Inside the Actor’s Studio)

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Zeal of Zebras
Words and Art by Woop Studios
When we sing The Sparrow we talk about the names of animal groups (and how exploring the names of animal groups is a great way to enhance your vocabulary) this artful book explores an alphabet full of animal group names (like “an ostentation of peacocks” or “an embarrassment of pandas”)

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Buy limited prints of Woop Studios Art Posters depicting Collective Noun Groups
http://www.woopstudios.com/shop/templates/product_listing.aspx?category_id=2&category=limited-edition-prints

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Other Sources for COLLECTIVE NOUNS (also called COLLECTIVE TERMS):

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A wiki article, Appendix: Glossary of collective nouns by subject
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:Glossary_of_collective_nouns_by_subject

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A list on Wikipedia of Collective Nouns in English:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_collective_nouns_in_English

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A wiki explaining what a collective noun is:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collective_noun

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Related Posts

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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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BIRDS

For the love of birds!
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/06/25/for-the-birds-a-list-of-singable-picture-books-to-celebrate-our-tuneful-feathered-friends/

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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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BRIAN WILDSMITH
The Singable Picture Books of Brian Wildsmith
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/07/29/the-singable-picture-books-of-brian-wildsmith/

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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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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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ACTIVITIES:  SINGABLE ACTIVITIES
This is a list of activities that parents, caregivers and educators can use to find fun way to incorporate Illustrated Songs and Music into their everyday lives and classroom curriculum
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/singable-activities/

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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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SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS AND INTERESTS

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/song-book-lists-for-all-occasions/

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SONGS BY EMILY
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/songs-by-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/

On 4/4/2014, I lead the first of my two one-hour Singable Expeditions in the Tuckahoe Elementary Discovery Schoolyard Outdoor Classroom in April.  For this first session, I was asked to write a song based on outdoor classroom rules that were written by children at Tuckahoe.  That is what we started the session doing.  I brought my guitar, passed out the illustrated lyric sheets and we began to learn and sing:

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Tuckahoe Discovery Schoolyard Rules Tune
THE TUCKAHOE ELEMENTARY DISCOVERY SCHOOLYARD OUTDOOR CLASSROOM RULES TUNE PRINTABLE SONG SHEET (WITH GUITAR CHORDS)
TEDSOCRT, for Short
Rules by Students of Tuckahoe Elementary School in Arlington, VA
Additional Words by Emily Gleichenhaus
Tune by Emily Gleichenhaus
Accompaniment Track Prepared by Paul Raiman of www.MyRehearsalPianist.com
Sing along with the instrumental accompaniment:

To view or print this song sheet, click here:
Tuckahoe Discovery Schoolyard Rules Tune

My second goal for this first session was to help the children begin to make connections between themselves, garden inspired songs, and their surroundings in the garden.  I introduced the song  Inch by Inch (The Garden Song) and passed out lyric sheets.  We talked about some of the ideas in the song (care of the earth; that plants need water, soil and sunshine to grow; that plants really do like music).  I told the group that, as a cabaret singer, I think that every song has got a lyric in it that somehow encapsulates what the song is about to the singer and that this lyric can be different for each person who sings the song.  For me, the most important line is “tune my body and my brain to the music from the land.”  I felt strongly that this was exactly what we were attempting to do with our Singable Expeditions in the Garden.  A strong runner up for me, however, is “Mother Earth will make you strong if you give her love and care.”   Then we sang the song.

To help make a solid connection between us, the idea of growing plants, and the ideas expressed in the song, we planted sunflower seeds in cups.  I tried to make sure all the materials were organic or could be recycled.  I chose a variety of sunflower seed that would not grow too high.  Each participant filled the 5 oz cup about 2/3s the way up with organic potting soil and put in a seed, gave the seed a little push and covered it over again with about an inch of additional soil and gave that a little pat, too. Then each child gave the cup a little water, covered the whole thing with foil and put it all in a labelled zipper plastic storage bag for transport home.

After planting the seeds, we sang Inch by Inch (The Garden Song) again, with hopes of feeling a more personal connection to the ideas expressed in the song.

We had a bit of time left, so we rehearsed  again and then sang a few more graden related songs, chosen from the list I compiled:
Garden Sing-Along Song Choices
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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All God’s Critters
Words and Music by Bill Staines
Illustrated by Kadir Nelson

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Birds, a Poetic Companion (Inspired by Jack Prelutsky’s “Bird Lullaby”)
Music by Jack Prelutsky
Photos of  birds found online and by Erika Edelberg

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Inch by Inch (The Garden Song)
Words and Music by David Mallett
Illustrated by Ora Eitan

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Sunshine on My Shoulders
Words and Music by John Denver
Illustrated by Christopher Canyon

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Related Posts

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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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BIRDS

For the love of birds!
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/06/25/for-the-birds-a-list-of-singable-picture-books-to-celebrate-our-tuneful-feathered-friends/

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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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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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ACTIVITIES:  SINGABLE ACTIVITIES
This is a list of activities that parents, caregivers and educators can use to find fun way to incorporate Illustrated Songs and Music into their everyday lives and classroom curriculum
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/singable-activities/

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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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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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SONGS BY EMILY
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/songs-by-emily/

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April 8/2014, Eloise visits portrait of Marian Anderson at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.

My daughter Eloise and I visited the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery this weekend.  Since Eloise had recently written a biography about Marian Anderson, we were delighted to find a portrait of Marian Anderson at the museum.  The picture is Eloise with the portrait painted by artist Betsy Graves Reyneau.

When I posted this picture on my Facebook page, my cousin Paula Heil Fisher (who is a NYC opera librettist and producer) said that it was quite a coincidence for Eloise to have visited the painting and to have written the bio this year since this is the 75th anniversary of the event during which this portrait depicts Marian Anderson.  And, it turns out, that the soprano (Alyson Cambridge) who will sing at the concert celebrating the 75th anniversary of Marian Anderson’s famous Easter Day concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, 75th ANNIVERSARY MARIAN ANDERSON CELEBRATION: “Of Thee We Sing”, which will be held at Constitution Hall (the very place where Marian Anderson was NOT allowed to sing) is singing in Paula’s new opera CLARMIONDE this summer in at the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice in the Catskill Mountains.

Marian Anderson paved the way for many marvelous things to happen!

If want so see the 75th ANNIVERSARY MARIAN ANDERSON CELEBRATION: “Of Thee We Sing” concert, you can!  It will be televised on BET on June 28, 2014.

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Wall card for portrait of Marian Anderson (painted by artist Betsy Graves Reyneau) at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.

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A wonderful Singable Picture Book about Marian Anderson:

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When Marian Sang
Words and Music by Various Artists
Text by Pam Munoz Ryan
Illustrated by Brian Selznick
This book is peppered throughout with songs that Marian Anderson sang throughout her wonderful life.
For an exploration of the book and the songs within it, click the title.

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Related Posts

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WHEN MARIAN SANG, A PICTURE BOOK ABOUT MARIAN ANDERSON WITH SONGS
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/08/17/when-marian-sang-an-important-picture-book-with-song-lyrics/

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MY COUNTRY TIS OF THEE, A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/my-country-tis-of-thee-a-singable-picture-book/

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TOLERANCE AND COMPASSION
Singable Picture Books Celebrating Tolerance and Compassion (another list inspired by Nikki)
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/singable-picture-books-celebrating-tolerance-and-compassion-another-list-inspired-by-nikki/

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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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WHOLE WORLD IN SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/09/02/whole-world-in-singable-picture-books/

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Baby’s Goodnight Book (Lullabies adn Bedtime Stories)
Words and Tunes by Various Artists
Illustrated by Kay Chorao, Amy Flynn, Jean Hirashima, Lisa McCue

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Baby’s First Lullabies

Illustrated by Sophie Keen
(Lullabies are illustrated in the book with a CD that has vocal and instrumental tracks: Twinkle Twinkle, Sleep Baby Sleep, Rock-A-Bye-Baby, Golden Slumbers, Go To Sleep My Baby, Brahms Lullaby, All Through The Night, All The Pretty Horses)

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Bedtime in the Jungle
Sing to the Tune of “Over in the Meadow”
Words Adapted by John Butler
Illustrated by John Butler

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Bed Bed Bed
Music and Lyrics by They Might Be Giants
Illustrated by Marcel Ozama

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Bedtime Sing to Me
Traditional Music
Original Compositions and Lyric Adaptations by Diane C. Ohanesian
Illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott

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The Book of Lullabies (Wonderful Songs and Rhymes Passed Down from Generation to Generation for Infants and Toddlers)
Traditional Words and Tunes
Compiled by John M. Feierabend
Illustrated by Diana Appleton

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A Children’s Treasury of Lullabies
Words and Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Linda Bleck
This compilation includes:
Frere Jacques
“Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”

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A Child’s Book of Lullabies
Words and Music by Various Artists
Illustrated with Paintings by Mary Cassatt

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The Drowsy Hours (Poems for Bedtime)
Poems by Various Artists
Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Peter Malone
Selected by Susan Pearson

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Fisherman Lullabies
With Music by Clyde Watson
Illustrated by Wendy Watson

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Fishing for a Dream (Ocean Lullabies and Night Verses)
Words and Tunes by Various Artists
Collected and Illustrated by Kate Keisler

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Hush Songs (African American Lullabies
Words and Music by Various Artists
Selected by Joyce Carol Thomas
llustrated by Brenda Joysmith

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Julie Andrews’ Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies

Selected by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton
Illustrated by James McMullan
(This anthology contains nearly 40 singable poems, songs and lullabies, including:  “All Things Bright and Beautiful” by Cecil Frances Alexander,  “Not While I’m Around” by Stephen Sondheim, and “Nature Boy” by Eden Ahbez.  For an alphabetical index of the Singable Poems in this book, click the title to reach the posting of 12/25/2009)

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Lullabies (and Illustrated Songbook)
Words and Music by Various Artists
Illustrated with Artwork from the Collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
A Companion CD found here:
http://www.amazon.com/Lullabies–Songbook-Companion-Welsh-Traditional/dp/B00000083Z/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1310668853&sr=1-1

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Lullabies & Goodnight (A Collection of Lullaby Poetry Featuring the Artwork of Mary Cassatt.)
Words and Music by Various Artists
Illustrated with Artwork by mary Cassatt

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Lullabies and Night Songs
Words by Various Artists
Music and Arrangements by Alec Wilder
Pictures by Maurice Sendak
Edited by William Engvick
LOC Catalog Card Number: 65-22880

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Lullaby Baby
(50 Songs to Read, Sing, and Hear)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Audrey Ficociello

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The Lullaby Songbook
Words and Music by Various Artists
Edited by Jane Yolen
Musical Arrangements by Adam Stemple
Illustrated by Charles Mikolaycak

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Mrs. Moon Lullabies for Bedtime

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

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

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

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Sleep, Baby Sleep

Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Maryann Cusimano Love
Illustrated by Maria van Lieshout

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Sleep, Baby, Sleep (and Other Well-Loved Lullabies)
Words and Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Susie Lacome

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Sleep, Black Bear, Sleep
Traditional Music
Words Adapted by Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple
Illustrated by Brooke Dyer

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Sleepytime Songs

Compiled by Peter Yarrow
Illustrated by Terry Widener
Collection of lullabies, illustrated from the:
The Peter Yarrow Songbook Series

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Starry Night, Sleep Tight (A Bedtime Book of Lullabies)
Words and Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Gail Yerrill

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Star light, Star Bright
Rhymes and Riddles Selected by Sam Leaton SebestaWords
Traditional Words and Tunes
Published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (A Bedtime Book of Lullabies)
Illustrated by Gail Yerrill
(Lullabies include “All the Pretty Little Horses,” “Wee Willy Winkie,” “Lavender’s Blue,”  and, of course, “Twinkle Little Star”)

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“Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”

Published in: Usborne First Picture Nursery Rhymes
Traditional tune, Same as “ABC Song” and “Baa Blacksheep”
Words by Jane Taylor
Illustrated by Jo Litchfield

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (and other favorite bedtime rhymes)

Illustrated by Sanja Rescek

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A Week of Lullabies
Poems and Music by Various Artists
Compiled and Edited by Helen Plotz
Illustrated by Marisabina Russo

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Related Posts

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BIRDS

For the love of birds!
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/06/25/for-the-birds-a-list-of-singable-picture-books-to-celebrate-our-tuneful-feathered-friends/

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AMY JUNE BATES
The Singable Picture Books of Illustrator Amy June Bates
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/the-singable-picture-books-of-illustrator-amy-june-bates/

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CARLY SIMON
The Singable Picture Books of Carly Simon
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/08/22/the-singable-picture-books-of-carly-simon/

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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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LINDA BLECK’S CHILDREN’S TREASURIES
Children’s Treasuries by Linda Bleck (with many singable treasures)
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/03/03/childrens-treasuries-by-linda-bleck-with-many-singable-treasures/

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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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ILLUSTRATED LULLABIES IN COLLECTIONS
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/illustrated-lullabies-in-compilations/

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OCEANS AND SEAS
A list of Singable Picture Books that celebrate the Oceans and Seas
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/songs-of-the-oceans-and-seas/

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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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RECORDINGS BY EMILY
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/recordings/

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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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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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SPECIAL OCCASIONS AND INTERESTS
This page is a list filled with links to lists of Singable Picture Books for special occasions and interests
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/song-book-lists-for-all-occasions/

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TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR

The song, the poem, and its spin-offs!
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/twinkle-little-star-the-song-the-list/

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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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WATSON FAMILY

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

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All the Pretty Little Horses (A Traditional Lullaby)

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Linda Saport

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Ancient Rhymes (A Dolphin Lullaby)
Words and Music by John Denver and bob Samples
Illustrated by Christopher Canyon
This book includes a CD with the song sung by John Denver

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Are You Sleeping
Words Adapted by Debbie Tafton O’Neil
Illustrated by Benrei Huang

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Birds, a Poetic Companion (Inspired by Jack Prelutsky’s “Bird Lullaby”)
Music by Jack Prelutsky
Photos of  birds found online and by Erika Edelberg

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Day is Done
Words and Music by Peter Yarrow
Illustration by Melissa Sweet

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Dreamcatcher
Words and Music by Anne Hills
Illustrated by Liz Pazson

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goodnight my angel billy joel yvonne gilbert
Goodnight, My Angel (a Lullabye)
Words and Music by Billy Joel
Illustrated by Yvonne Gilbert

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Hush-a-Bye Mountain
Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Illustrated by Leanna Leithauser

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Hush, Baby Ghostling

Traditional Words and Tune (Sing to the tune of “Hush Little Baby”)
Words Adapted by Andrea Beaty
Illustrated by Pascal Lemaitre

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Hush, Little Alien
Traditional Words and Tune (Sing to the tune of “Hush Little Baby”)
Words Adapted by Daniel Kirk
Illustrate dby Daniel Kirk

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Hush, Little Baby

Traditional Rhyme and Tune
Illustrated by Marla Frazee

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Hush, Little Baby

Traditional Words and Tune (Sing to the tune of “Hush Little Baby”)
Words Adapted by Sylvia Long
Illustrated by Sylvia Long
(This adaptation has a wonderful “non-material” theme where the mother offers the gift of viewing  lovely things in nature)

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Hush, Little Baby
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Brian Pinkney

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Hush, Little Baby
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Jeanette Winter

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Hush, Little Baby
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Margot Zemach

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Hush Little Digger
Traditional Words and Tune (Sing to the tune of “Hush Little Baby”)
Words Adapted by Ellen Olson-Brown
Illustrated by Lee White

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Hush, Little Dragon

Traditional Words and Tune (Sing to the tune of “Hush Little Baby”)
Words Adapted by Boni Ashburn
Illustrated by Kelly Murphy

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Hush, Little Horsie
Traditional Tune (Sing to the tune of, “Hush Little Baby“)
Words by Jane Yolen
Illustrated by Ruth Sanderson 

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Hush Little Polar Bear
Traditional Words and Tune (Sing to the tune of “Hush Little Baby”)
Words Adapted by Jeff Mack
Illustrated by Jeff Mack

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Hush, Little Puppy

Traditional Words and Tune (Sing to the tune of “Hush Little Baby”)
Words Adapted by April Pulley Sayre
Illustrated by Susan Winter

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Jennifer’s Rabbit
Words and Music by Tom Paxton
Illustrated by Elizabeth Miles

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Jennifer’s Rabbit

Words and Music by Tom Paxton
Illustrated by Wallace Tripp

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Jennifer’s Rabbit
Words and Music by Tom Paxton
Illustrated by Donna Ayers

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

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

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

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

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Last Song
Poem by James Guthrie
Music by Emily Gleichenhaus and Paul Raiman
Pictures Assembled by Emily Gleichenhaus
To view or print this book, click here:
last song book eleg sbwe
Sing-Along with Emily:

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

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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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Mockingbird
Traditional Words and Tune (Sing to the tune of “Hush Little Baby”)
Words Adapted by Allan Ahlberg
Illustrated by Paul Howard

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Moon Song

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

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Now the Day is Over
Hymn Words and Music by Sabine Baring-Gould
Illustrated by Preston McDaniels

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Once: A Lullaby
Words and Music by bp Nichol
Illustrated by Anita Lobel
This book features printed music.

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One Drowsy Dragon
Sing to the tune of “Five Little Ducks
Words by Ethan Long
Illustrated by Ethan Long

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Pajama Time
Words by Sandra Boynton
Music by Michael Ford
Illustrated by Sandra Boyton
(I suggest trying to find the large format board book version of this song, as it also comes with a sing-along CD with Adam Bryant performing the song.  This song can be found also in Sandra Boynton’s book “Philadelphia Chickens“)

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Silent Night
Traditional Words and Tune by Joseph Mohr and Franz Gruber
Words Adapted by Juliet Groom
Illustrated by Tim Warnes

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sweet dreams jewel bates
Sweet Dreams
Words and Music by Jewel
Illustrated by Amy June Bates

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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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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Poem by Jane Taylor
Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
(This gorgeously illustrated book gets a gold star for using the mostly unacknowledged FULL text of the poem)

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Traditional Tune
Words Adapted by Rosemary Wells
Illustrated by Rosemary Wells

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Twinkle, Twinkle, You’re My Star
Traditional Tune
Words Adapted by  Sandra Magsamen
Illustrated by Sandra Magsamen

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When You Wish Upon a Star
Music by Ned Washington
Words by Leigh Harline
Illustrated by Eric Puybaret

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

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

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Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
Poem by Eugene Field
Music by Various Artists (Including Carly and Lucy Simon)
Illustrated by Fern Bisel Peat

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

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

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Related Posts

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BIRDS

For the love of birds!
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/06/25/for-the-birds-a-list-of-singable-picture-books-to-celebrate-our-tuneful-feathered-friends/

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AMY JUNE BATES
The Singable Picture Books of Illustrator Amy June Bates
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/the-singable-picture-books-of-illustrator-amy-june-bates/

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CARLY SIMON
The Singable Picture Books of Carly Simon
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/08/22/the-singable-picture-books-of-carly-simon/

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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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LINDA BLECK’S CHILDREN’S TREASURIES
Children’s Treasuries by Linda Bleck (with many singable treasures)
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/03/03/childrens-treasuries-by-linda-bleck-with-many-singable-treasures/

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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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ILLUSTRATED LULLABIES IN COMPILATIONS
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/illustrated-lullabies-in-compilations/

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OCEANS AND SEAS
A list of Singable Picture Books that celebrate the Oceans and Seas
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/songs-of-the-oceans-and-seas/

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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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RECORDINGS BY EMILY
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/recordings/

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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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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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SPECIAL OCCASIONS AND INTERESTS
This page is a list filled with links to lists of Singable Picture Books for special occasions and interests
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/song-book-lists-for-all-occasions/

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TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR

The song, the poem, and its spin-offs!
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/twinkle-little-star-the-song-the-list/

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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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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 lovely book trailer quickly visits many of the artists:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKBGO95kp14
/www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKBGO95kp14

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A marvelous article about this collection in Publisher’s Weekly:
http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-book-news/article/61225-goodnight-songs-collects-never-seen-margaret-wise-brown-works.html

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A segment from NPR’s Morning Edition about this project:
http://www.npr.org/2014/03/07/287117381/publisher-releases-lullabies-from-goodnight-moon-author

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Interesting article with images in NY Daily News:
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/goodnight-songs-presents-poems-goodnight-moon-writer-article-1.1713248

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Related Posts

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LULLABIES

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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/

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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A video of illustrator Nikki McLure on being an artist and making “May the Stars Drip Down”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRBGoraYG3M
www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRBGoraYG3M

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This iTunes Books preview has some great images from the book
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/may-the-stars-drip-down/id804695910?mt=11

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You can hear the song and read the lyrics at this link:
http://cubcountry.bandcamp.com/track/the-stars-drip-down

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Related Posts

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SINGABLE BOOKSHELF K-O
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/bookshelf-2-k-o/

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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/

Thanks to snow days on Monday and Tuesday and P/T Conferences on Thursday and Friday, we only got one Sing Books this week.  And, Wednesday was the regularly scheduled “Early Release” day for Tuckahoe Elementary, so the children only went to school for a half-day…they must be counting their lucky stars this week!

The Sing Books visit was incredibly fun with Ms. Allen and Ms. Howard’s combined group.  This collection of 2nd Graders loves to make requests for the next visit (and I certainly LOVE to grant those requests).  But I though instead of just writing their requests in my book, I’d start requiring that they “submit requests in writing.”  They ran to their desks and searched the floor for scraps of paper to write their requests.  I taped them in my book:

2014 03 05 Sing Books list and requests - Copy

As a performer and artist, few things are more satisfying than this.  The kids know these songs and they love them because we spend this time singing together.  It just makes me heart SING!

For the next visit the requests are:

  • There’s a Train Out for Dreamland
  • Marvelous Toy
  • Grandma’s Feather Bed (2 requests)
  • Rubber Duckie
  • Fifty Nifty States
  • I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
  • Big Bell and the Little Bell
  • Late for School

You bet! I’ll bring them all!

We sang these songs we sang:

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All God’s Critters
Words and Music by Bill Staines
Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York, 2009
ISBN 987-0-689-86959-4

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The Hippopotamus Song
Words by Michael Flanders
Music by Donald Swann and Michael Flanders
Illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott
ISBN: 0-316-28557-9
This book features printed sheet music

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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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Who is on the United States Money Song
Sing to the Tune of the Can-Can
Words by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Pictures Coordinated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Hear the song and sing-along with Emily at this link:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/who-is-on-the-us-money-song

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Winter Song
Poem by William Shakespeare
From Shakespeare’s play LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST
Introduction by Alice Provensen
Illustrated by Melanie Hall
Sing-along with Emily’s instrumental, prepared by Paul Raiman (www.MyRehearsalPianist.com)

(This poem may also be known as “Winter Song,” “Winter’s Song,” “Winter,” and, by its first line, “When icicles hang by the wall”)

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

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Yellow Submarine (Sing-A-Song Storybook)
Words and Music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Illustrated by Cathy Holly

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Relates Posts

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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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FOURTH OF JULY AND OTHER HOLIDAYS CELEBRATING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND HER CITIZENS AND HISTORY
A list of Patriotic Singable Picture Books
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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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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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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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/

I had the pleasure of singing to 3 classes of adorable preschoolers (ages 3-5) at a private school just up the street from my house.  The children were incredibly engaged and well behaved and the teachers and administrators were kind and gracious.  We had a wonderful time singing the illustrated songs listed here:

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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 my ABC card with American Sign Language Alphabet:
letters caps WITH SIGN

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All God’s Critters
Words and Music by Bill Staines
Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York, 2009
ISBN 987-0-689-86959-4

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A-You’re Adorable with ASL Alphabet
Words and Music by Buddy Kaye, Fred Wise and Sidney Lippman
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
This item is for classroom, home, or library use only.

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bird lullaby 4 sbwe cover only
Birds, a Poetic Companion (Inspired by Jack Prelutsky’s “Bird Lullaby”)
Music by Jack Prelutsky
Photos of  birds found online and by Erika Edelberg

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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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We sang this one along with Emily’s limberjack horse:
SBWE Advent Calendar Jingle Bellsr
Jingle Bells
Poem by James Lord Pierpont
Traditional  Tune
To view or print this SBWE Singable Advent Calendar page for “Jingle Bells,” click here:
SBWE Advent Calendar Jingle Bells

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Oh, What fun it is to ride in a one…horse…o…pen…SLEIGH!
2013 12 limberjack4

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

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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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Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Words by Jack Norworth
Music by Albert Von Tilzer
Illustrated by Amiko Hirao
Performed by Carly Simon

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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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Twinkle Little Bat SBWE Sing-Along Poster Card
Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Lewis Carroll
Poster Card by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Click here to view or print the poster card:
TWINKLE LITTLE BAT SBWE sing along card
Sing “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat” along with me, here:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/twinkle-little-bat-eleg-2010

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Yellow Submarine (Sing-A-Song Storybook)
Words and Music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Illustrated by Cathy Holly

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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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Related Posts

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ADVENT CALENDAR
Sing Books with Emily Singable Advent Calendar
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/the-sing-books-with-emily-singable-advent-calendar/

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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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FOURTH OF JULY AND OTHER HOLIDAYS CELEBRATING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND HER CITIZENS AND HISTORY
A list of Patriotic Singable Picture Books
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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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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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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