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Singable Picture Books for Winter

Posted on: December 21, 2010

These Singable Picture Books for Winter are sure to warm the COLDEST day!

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Candy Cane Song EPG ELEG SBWE w guitar chords
Candy Cane Song (by EPG & ELEG for SBWE with Guitar Chords)
Poem by Eloise Pauline Gleichenhaus
Tune by Her Mother Emily
To view or print the this song sheet with guitar chords, click here:
Candy Cane Song EPG ELEG SBWE w guitar chords

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Childcraft, Volume 1, The Poems of Early Childhood (1954)
Published by Field Enterprises Educational Corporation
Edited by J. Morris Jones
Words and Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Various Artists
This book contains many illustrated Wintery singable poems.

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DUST OF SNOW (w chords)
Poem by Robert Frost
Tune and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
dust-of-snow-sbwe-w-chords

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DUST OF SNOW (no chords)
Poem by Robert Frost
Tune and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
dust-of-snow-sbwe-no-chords

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Five Little Penguins Slipping on the Ice
Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Steve Metzger
Illustrated by Laura Bryant

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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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Frosty the Snowman

Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
Illustrated by Richard Cowdrey

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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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With guitar
itsy-bitsy-snowman
Itsy Bitsy Snowman
Words by Jeffrey Burton
Illustrated by Sanja Rescek

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Itsy Bitsy Snowman (lyric sheet with guitar chords)
Words by Jeffrey Burton
Traditional Tune
Chords prepared by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this sheet, click here:
itsy-bitsy-snowman-word-w-chords

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Jingle Bells 4 SBWE limberjack
JINGLE BELLS (for SBWE and Limberjack)
Song by James Pierpont
Arranged by ELEG for SBWE and Limberjack Horse
To view or print this sheet, click here:
Jingle Bells 4 SBWE limberjack

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Jingle Bells (Sing and Read Storybook)
Poem by James Lord Pierpont
Traditional  Tune
Illustrated by Darcy May

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

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Poetry for Young People: The Seasons

Edited by John N. Serio
Illustrated by Robert Crockett
(Singable poems include “Sumer is icumen in” an ancient round, “maggie and milly and molly and may,” by ee cummings, “The Wild Swans at Coole” by W.B. Yeats)

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Poetry Speaks to Children

Edited by Elise Paschen
Illustrated by Judy Love, Wendy Rasmussen, Paula Zinngrabe Wendland
(Comes with a CD of artists and authors reading the poems)
Letter to Bee” by Emily Dickinson is on p. 3
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” is printed on p. 4 and a recording of Robert Frost reading his poem is on Track 3 of the CD

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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Poem by Robert Frost
Illustrated by Susan Jeffers
(Can be sung to the tune of “Greensleeves)

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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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There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow
Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Lucille Colandro
Illustrated by Jared Lee
A teacher created a terrific page of activities to accompany this book:
http://www.teachingheart.net/oldlady.html

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twinkle little star sheet w chords by ELEG for SBWE
Twinkle Little Star Song Sheet with Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Words by Jane Taylor
Traditional Tune
Page Coordinated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus for SBWE
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
twinkle little star sheet w chords by ELEG for SBWE

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Walking in a Winter Wonderland
Words and Music by Felix Bernard and Richard B. Smith
As Sung by Peggy Lee
Illustrated By Tim Hopgood

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Who Has Seen the Wind ELEG SBWE w eleg guitar chords
WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND (with Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE)
Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Traditional Tune
To hear the tune for singing this poem, click here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/who-has-seen-the-wind-eleg-1
To view or print the SBWE Singable Poster Sheet with Chords for “Who Has Seen the Wind,” click here:
Who Has Seen the Wind ELEG SBWE w eleg guitar chords

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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
(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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Winter Wonderland (Sleigh Bells Ring, Are You Listening?)

Words by Dick Smith
Music by Felix Bernard
Illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers
1992, ISBN 0-0439-13657-1

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WITNER SONGS that need fabulous illustrations:

  • Sleigh Bells (Music by Leroy Anderson, Lyrics by Mitchell Parish)
    “Just hear those sleigh bells ring-a-ling…”
  • Marshmallow World (Music by Peter DeRose, Lyrics by Carl Sigman)
    “It’s a marshmallow world in the winter…”
  • Jingle Bells (the WHOLE song illustrated) (Traditional Tune, Words by Lord Pierpont)
  • Let It Snow (Music by Jule Styne, Lyrics by Sammy Cahn)
  • Winter Wonderland (Music by Felix Bernard, Lyrics by Dick Smith)
  • Snow (from White Christmas) (Words and Music by Irving Berlin)
  • Snowfall (Music and Lyrics by Claude and Ruth Thornhill)

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Related Posts

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HOLIDAY SONGS FOR EVERYBODY
Sing these songs and bring folks together from any background!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/10/30/holiday-songs-for-everybody/

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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!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/12/21/singable-picture-books-for-winter/

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CHRISTMAS

A Collection of Singable Picture Books that celebrate CHRISTMAS!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/28/singable-picture-books-for-christmas/

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HANUKKAH, PASSOVER, SEDER AND OTHER JEWISH HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

A fun list of books to sing and celebrate Hanukkah and other Jewish Holidays and Traditions
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/26/singable-picture-books-for-hanukkah/

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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
https://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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