Sing Books with Emily, the Blog

Child’s Play/Classic Books with Hole’s illustration for FIVE LITTLE MEN IN A FLYING SAUCER has an environmental take on this cute counting song.  Each of the Five Little Men are repelled, in turn, by an Earth environmental disaster.  But they come back later to find humans have fixed the problem. We certainly CAN fix the problems!  We just need to do it.

In the mean time, we can sing this song with kids.  It’s friendly, fun, and interesting.  And, it can help spark some interesting conversations.

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Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer (Classic Books with Holes)
Classic Books with Holes Series
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Dan Crisp

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CHILD’S PLAY SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
Child’s Play and their Classic Books with Holes Series = a Treasure Trove of Great Songs and Sing-Along Arrangements
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/06/14/childs-play-and-thier-classic-books-with-holes-series-a-treasure-trove-of-great-songs-and-sing-along-arrengements/

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CLASSIC BOOKS WITH HOLES (CHILD’S PLAY)
Child’s Play and their Classic Books with Holes Series = a Treasure Trove of Great Songs and Sing-Along Arrangements
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/06/14/childs-play-and-thier-classic-books-with-holes-series-a-treasure-trove-of-great-songs-and-sing-along-arrengements/

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PROJECT PUT: PICK UP TRASH
The blog for Project PUT: Pick Up Trash
https://projectput.wordpress.com/

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PROJECT PUT SONG LIST
https://projectput.wordpress.com/2014/05/31/project-put-song-list/

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Sing Books with Emily’s #BeAVoter for #AmericaTheBeautiful

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Sing Books with Emily’s #BeAVoter for #MyCountryTisOfThee #DoAllTheGoodYouCan

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Sing Books with Emily’s #BeAVoter #StarSpangledBanner for 2018 Midterm Elections
#OurFlagIsStillThere

 

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America the Beautiful, an Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/10/08/america-the-beautiful-an-illustrated-song/

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My Country Tis of Thee, an Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/my-country-tis-of-thee-a-singable-picture-book/

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Do All the Good You Can, an Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/07/31/do-all-the-good-you-can-and-sing-right-out-loud/

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Star Spangled Banner, an Illustrated Song
https://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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Sing Books with Emily’s #BeAVoter Songs for 2018 Midterm Elections, #Why I Vote? I vote for #AmericaTheBeautiful #MyCountryTisOfThee #DoAllTheGoodYouCan #OurFlagIsStillThere! That’s why!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2018/11/06/sing-books-with-emilys-beavoter-songs-for-2018-midterm-elections-why-i-vote-i-vote-for-americathebeautiful-mycountrytisofthee-doallthegoodyoucan-ourflagisstillthere-thats-why/

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THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://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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2014 edition with new cover art
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Star Spangled Banner, 2014 Reissue
Words by Francis Scott Key
Music by J. Stafford Smith
Illustrated by Peter Spier

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THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER
Words by Francis Scott Key
Traditional Tune
Ukulele Chords Assembled by Emily Gleichenhaus
Drawing by Emily Gleichenhaus
To view or print this page, click here:
Star Spangled Banner ELEG SBWE w chords

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THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER
Words by Francis Scott Key
Traditional Tune
Ukulele Chords Assembled by Emily Gleichenhaus
Drawing by Emily Gleichenhaus
To view or print this page, click here:
Star Spangled Banner ELEG SBWE no chords

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Star Spangled Banner Imagine This ELEG SBWE cover only
STAR SPANGLED BANNER: OUR FLAG IS STILL THERE
Book supplement for essay
To accompany the singing of STAR SPANGLED BANNER
By Emily Gleichenhaus

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THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://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
https://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
https://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”

https://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

https://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
https://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
https://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
https://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
https://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) 
https://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
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/08/21/star-spangled-banner-post-addenda-8212014/

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The Rockets’ Red Glare (Celebrating the History of  “The Star-Spangled Banner”), a great addition to collection of illustrated histories and settings of our National Anthem
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/09/12/the-rockets-red-glare-celebrating-the-history-of-the-star-spangled-banner-a-great-addition-to-collection-of-illustrated-histories-and-settings-of-our-national-anthem/

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Robin Williams as the American Flag, a Tribute to his Genius, the Stars and Strips, and the Star Spangled Banner
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/05/17/robin-williams-as-the-american-flag-a-tribute-to-his-genius-the-stars-and-strips-and-the-star-spangled-banner/

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KEEP ON SEWING BETSY ROSS, an Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/05/23/keep-on-sewing-besty-ross-a-fun-song-about-the-first-american-flag/

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The Star Spangled Banner, Imagine This, and Ukulele Chords (5/14/2018)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2018/05/14/the-star-spangled-banner-imagine-this-and-ukulele-chords/

1000 Books Before Kindergarten initiative is a wonderful thing to give parents, caregivers, and educators a goal for reading (or SINGING ILLUSTRATED SONGS) to children before they go to elementary school.

Reading aloud (or, in my case, SINGING ALOUD) to children has wonderful benefits for them and for the readers.  Here is just one of many articles on the subject: http://www.reachoutandread.org/our-story/importance-of-reading-aloud/

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Over the River and Through the Wood
Traditional Tune
Poem by Lydia Maria Child
Illustrated by Matt Tavares
Post for this special illustration:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/11/21/a-new-ride-over-the-river/

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Dingle Dangle Scarecrow
Traditional Words and Tune
Arranged by The Topp Twins
Illustrated by Jenny Cooper

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Itsy Bitsy Pilgrim
Words by Jeffrey Burton
Illustrated by Sanja Rescek
Sing to the tune of ITSY BITSY SPIDER
Chords Arranged by ELEG for SBWE

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Itsy Bitsy Pilgrim (song sheet w chords)
Words by Jeffrey Burton
Illustrated by Sanja Rescek
Sing to the tune of ITSY BITSY SPIDER
Chords Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
itsy bitsy pilgrim word w chords

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One Little, Two Little, Three Little Pilgrims

Sing to the Traditional Tune, ONE LITTLE TWO LITTLE
Words Adapted by B.G. Hennessy
Illustrated by Lynne Cravath

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One Little, Two Little, Three Little Pilgrims (song sheet w chords)
Sing to the Traditional Tune, ONE LITTLE TWO LITTLE
Words Adapted by B.G. Hennessy
Illustrated by Lynne Cravath
To view or print this sheet, click here:
One Little Two Little Pilgrims w chords

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do your ears hang low cooper
Do Your Ears Hang Low (as Ill. by Jenny Cooper)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Jenny Cooper
SBWE Blog post dedicated to DO YOUR EARS HANG LOW

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My Favorite Things
Words and Music by Rodgers and Hammerstein
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
Illustrated by Daniel Roode
Published by  QuartoKnows

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ONE TWINKLY TUNE, MANY SONGS COLLECTION FOR SING BOOKS WITH EMILY BINDER COVER
To view or print this page, click here:
one twinkly tune many songs cover & edge

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To help keep track of what was written and when, I assembled this brief history which you can put in the binder with the other sheets:
one twinkly tune many songs brief history
ONE TWINKLY TUNE, MANY SONGS COLLECTION FOR SING BOOKS WITH EMILY BRIEF HISTORY
To view or print this page, click here:
one twinkly tune many songs brief history

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SBWE SBS ABC letters caps w sign no chords

ABCs Chart with ASL Alphabet for SBWE Songbook Series
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this card, click here:
SBWE SBS ABC letters caps w sign no chords

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AH VOUS DIRAI-JE MAMAN ILLUSTRATED SONG SHEET WITH GUITAR CHORDS BY ELEG FOR SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this sheet, click here:
ah vous dirai-je maman lyrics & chords ELEG 4 SBWE

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Twinkle Little Star Song Sheet w Chords for SBWE Songbook Series
Words by Jane Taylor
Traditional Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
SBWE SBS twinkle little star w chords

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SBWE SBS baa baa blacksheep
Baa Baa Black Sheep w Chords for SBWE Songbook Series
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series

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A Pie Sat on a Pear Tree (for SBWE, w chords A7)
Traditional Rhyme
Tune and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
pie sat on a pear tree eleg sbwe A7

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Animal Fair

Traditional Tune
Words Adapted by Ponder Goembel
Illustrated by Ponder Goembel

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America (My Country ’Tis of Thee)
Words by Reverend Samuel Francis Smith
Traditional Tune
Illustrated by Todd Ouren
This link is a PDF with all the words and chords for this book:
my-country-tis-of-thee-for-sbwe-w-chords-wds-4-bk

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America the Beautiful

Poem by Katharine Lee Bates
Music by Samuel A. Ward
Illustrated by Chris Gall

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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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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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up up up
Up, Up, Up

Words and Music by Susan Reed
Illustrated by Rachel Oldfield
Published by Barefoot Books 

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backwards birthday party
The Backwards Birthday Party
Music and Lyrics by Tom Chapin and John Forster
Illustrated by Chuck Groeninck

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I’ve Been Working on the Railroad

Traditional Words and Tune
Edited by Ann Owen
Illustrated by Sandra D’Antonio

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Happy Birthday Song SBWE w uke chords
Happy Birthday Song (for SBWE, w uke chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Adapted for Ukulele by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
Happy Birthday Song SBWE w uke chords

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Happy Birthday Song SBWE no chords
Happy Birthday Song (for SBWE, no chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Adapted for Ukulele by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
Happy Birthday Song SBWE no chords

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Happy Birthday (Sing along with me!)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Yu-hsuan Huang
From Publisher Nosy Crow’s Sing along with me! Series

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY REPERTOIRE OF ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/the-sing-books-with-emily-repertoire-of-illustrated-song/

It’s always a joy for me to visit Reston Regional Library! Today, we sang a bunch of songs, including a coven of spooky ditties for Halloween.

The songs are listed in no particular order.  I kinda like it that way, keeping us creatively open to discovering new things!

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Over in the Hollow
Sing to the Tune of “Over in the Meadow
Words Adapted by Rebecca Dickinson
Illustrated by Stephan Britt

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The Ride-by-Nights
Poem by Walter de la Mare
Tune and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Illustrated by Carolina Rabei
Key Words: Ride by Nights

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Moon River
Words by Johnny Mercer
Music by Henry Mancini
Illustrated by Tim Hopgood

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Moon River (for SBWE)
Words by Johnny Mercer
Music by Henry Mancini
From the movies BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S
Song Sheet and Chords Coordinated for Ukulele by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
Moon River (for SBWE) w uke chords 2

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Do Re Mi / Doe a Deer
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
From the Musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC
For classroom use only.

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My Favorite Things
Words and Music by Rodgers and Hammerstein
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
Illustrated by Daniel Roode
Published by  QuartoKnows

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SBWE SBS TWINKLE LITTLE BAT w chords
Twinkle Little Bat Song Sheet w Chords  by ELEG for SBWE 
Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Lewis Carroll
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this page, click here:
SBWE SBS TWINKLE LITTLE BAT w chords

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat
Published in: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Traditional Tune, Same as “ABC Song” and “Baa Blacksheep
Words by Lewis Carroll
Book Assembled by ELEG for SBWE

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one twinkly tune many songs cover only
ONE TWINKLY TUNE, MANY SONGS COLLECTION FOR SING BOOKS WITH EMILY BINDER COVER
To view or print this page, click here:
one twinkly tune many songs cover & edge

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To help keep track of what was written and when, I assembled this brief history which you can put in the binder with the other sheets:
one twinkly tune many songs brief history
ONE TWINKLY TUNE, MANY SONGS COLLECTION FOR SING BOOKS WITH EMILY BRIEF HISTORY
To view or print this page, click here:
one twinkly tune many songs brief history

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SBWE SBS ABC letters caps WITH SIGN and chords portrait
ABCs Chart with ASL Alphabet and Guitar Chords for SBWE Songbook Series
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this card, click here:
SBWE SBS ABC letters caps WITH SIGN and chords portrait

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SBWE SBS ah vous dirai-je maman lyrics & chords
AH VOUS DIRAI-JE MAMAN W CHORDS FOR SBWE SONGBOOK SERIES
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this sheet, click here:
SBWE SBS ah vous dirai-je maman lyrics & chords

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SBWE SBS twinkle little star w chords
Twinkle Little Star Song Sheet w Chords for SBWE Songbook Series
Words by Jane Taylor
Traditional Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
SBWE SBS twinkle little star w chords

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I’m in Love with a Big Blue Frog
Words and Music by Leslie Braunstein
Performed by Peter Paul & Mary
Illustrated by Joshua S. Brunet
ISBN 978-1-936140-37-4

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

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The Backwards Birthday Party
Music and Lyrics by Tom Chapin and John Forster
Illustrated by Chuck Groeninck

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I’ve Been Working on the Railroad

Traditional Words and Tune
Edited by Ann Owen
Illustrated by Sandra D’Antonio

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do your ears hang low cooper
Do Your Ears Hang Low (as Ill. by Jenny Cooper)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Jenny Cooper
SBWE Blog post dedicated to DO YOUR EARS HANG LOW

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY REPERTOIRE OF ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/the-sing-books-with-emily-repertoire-of-illustrated-song/

SING BOOKS WITH EMILY Saturday, November 3, 2018 10:30am Reston Regional Library 11925 Bowman Towne Dr. Reston, VA 20190

SING BOOKS WITH EMILY
Saturday, November 3, 2018 10:30am

Reston Regional Library
11925 Bowman Towne Dr.
Reston, VA 20190

This is a special Sing Books at Reston Regional Library to celebrate their 1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN!!

More information, here: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/branches/rr/

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Dingle Dangle Scarecrow
Traditional Words and Tune
Arranged by The Topp Twins
Illustrated by Jenny Cooper

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While listening to the song tracks that come with the book, I realized that this would be a great song to sing with the Limberjack Man, as its arms, hands, and feet dingle-dangle (and clickety clack) just like the scarecrow in the song.  The limberjack is just a man, however, and he needed a flippy-floppy hat.  So I set out to figure out how to make one for him. Having accomplished that, I photographed and wrote out the steps.  So, if you, too, just happen to have a limberjack man that needs a hat (and I imagine you can simply increase the measurements and make one for yourself), here are the instructions:

STEP 1:
Cut a 3″ x 3″ paper or card stock in a color that suits your needs (conveniently, Post-Its come in this convenient size!)

Flippy-floppy hat for Limberjack when singing Dingle-Dangle Scarecrow (Sing Books with Emily)

 

STEP 2:
Fold the bottom up about 1/3 the way

Flippy-floppy hat for Limberjack when singing Dingle-Dangle Scarecrow (Sing Books with Emily)

 

STEP 3:
Fold the flap down in half

Flippy-floppy hat for Limberjack when singing Dingle-Dangle Scarecrow (Sing Books with Emily)

 

STEP 4:
Find the middle of the top (but don’t mark it like I did in the picture, this is just to show you)

Flippy-floppy hat for Limberjack when singing Dingle-Dangle Scarecrow (Sing Books with Emily)

 

STEP 5:
Wrap the sides around to that top middle is the point of a cone and the bottom folds become the brim of the hat

Flippy-floppy hat for Limberjack when singing Dingle-Dangle Scarecrow (Sing Books with Emily)

 

STEP 6:
Roll the sides in until the hat fits the limberjack’s head. Secure with Scotch tape on the inside. Use 2 sided tape to secure the outside seam that shows

Flippy-floppy hat for Limberjack when singing Dingle-Dangle Scarecrow (Sing Books with Emily)

 

STEP 7:
Bend the cone tip and brim to make the hat look old and floppy. Tape the hat onto the limberjack’s head in the back so the hat won’t fall off when the limberjack dances

Flippy-floppy hat for Limberjack when singing Dingle-Dangle Scarecrow (Sing Books with Emily)

 

ALL DONE!
Dingle Dangle Scarecrow has a jaunty new flippy-floppy hat!

Flippy-floppy hat for Limberjack when singing Dingle-Dangle Scarecrow (Sing Books with Emily)

Sing Books with Emily’s Dingle Dangle Scarecrow Limberjack with the Flippy Floppy Hat
Hat by Sing Books with Emily
Instructions for making one, here

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SING BOOKS WITH EMILY REPERTOIRE OF ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/the-sing-books-with-emily-repertoire-of-illustrated-song/

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JENNY COOPER AND THE TOPP TWINS
The Illustrated Songs of Jenny Cooper and the Topp Twins

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LIMBERJACK SONGS FOR SBWE
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/10/09/limberjack-songs-for-sing-books-with-emily/

Sing Books with Emily Instagram

I LOVE singing THANKS A LOT, by Raffi. It feels especially relevant at Thanksgivingtime, but really, we should feel free to express gratitude all year long. I brought it along to my performance at Mary Riley Styles Library today. First we sang the whole song as Raffi wrote it, while I played ukulele and library volunteer Jordan held the book and turned the pages. Then I asked 4 kids to share with me things they are thankful for. They said: “my whole family,” “the whole wide world,” “tasteful food,” my mommy and daddy.” Finally, we sang the song a second time filling in the children’s gratitudes. It always feels great to do that activity. And the song, though super simple, is prayer like and meditative. I’m looking forward to singing it again.
Some of the set up for Sing Books this morning at Mary Riley Styles Library. We sure had lots of fun. Next time at MRSL is December 15. Come and sing along!! @LittleCityLibrary
HAPPY THANKSGIVING from Sing Books with Emily OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOOD, an Illustrated Song https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2009/11/20/over-the-river-and-through-the-wood-a-singable-book-lyrics-history-and-sing-along-tracks/
Come Sing Books with Emily this Saturday at Mary Riley Styles Library We'll sing a bunch of songs to celebrate Thanksgiving and a whole lot more favorites! Sing Books with Emily Saturday, November 17, 11 AM at Mary Riley Styles Library 120 N Virginia Ave, Falls Church, VA 22046-3321 @littlecitylibrary
SBWE DAILY SONG 11/8/2018 PREAMBLE SONG (from Schoolhouse Rock), an Illustrated Song BITLY LINK https://bit.ly/2RIQ9Oh There is so much to unpack with the PREAMBLE SONG. This song will be relevant and important for children to know and sing and heard sung as long as we have a United States governed by a Constitution. It seems particularly important right now. For me personally, this was a song I grew up with. Schoolhouse Rock played a huge role in forming my world view and sense of cultural heritage. PREAMBLE SONG was one of my favorites. When I was in Middle School and faced a pop quiz to write out the Preamble to the Constitution, I aced it, because I knew the song. Today’s picture shows a postcard of Mike Wilkins’ art work Preamble, which you can stand in front of by the gift shop at National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. You can enjoy this work while singing two songs to yourself, FIFTY NIFTY STATES (as there is a license plate for every state and the District of Columbia) and THE PREAMBLE SONG (as the plates phonetically express the words of The Preamble). A little note, the song leaves out the words, “of the United States,” at the very beginning. Visit my blog for more information: http://SingBooksWithEmily.wordpress.com Like or Follow Sing Books with Emily on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter Come along and sing along with Emily
#BeAVoter Star Spangled Banner w Sing Books with Emily STAR SPANGLED BANNER in Illustrated Song https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/the-defense-of-fort-mchenry-written-this-day-196-years-ago-by-francis-scott-key/ Link to video on YouTube https://youtu.be/pU_rtFa20bg

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