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Singable Picture Books and Singable Picture Book Videos from Barefoot Books

Posted on: January 16, 2011


The Sing Books with Emily Singable Bookshelves are loaded with Singable Picture Books from the publisher Barefoot Books.  Barefoot Books’ illustrations are vibrant and fun with terrific song choices and fantastic arrangements.

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Visit the Barefoot Books website:
http://www.barefootbooks.com/

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Barefoot Books YouTube Page:
http://www.youtube.com/user/barefootbooks
The videos include animated versions of some of their best Singable Picture Books.

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Singable Picture Books and Singable Picture Book Videos from Barefoot Books:

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The Animal Boogie
Traditional Words and Music
Musical Arrangement by Fred Penner
Illustrated by Debbie Harter
(This book, published by Barefoot Books, comes packaged with a CD that has a vocal and an instrumental sing-along track)
Published by Barefoot Books 

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=25_u1GzruQM
The Animal Boogie
Traditional Words and Music
Musical Arrangement by Fred Penner
Sing-Along Video from Barefoot Books:
http://www.youtube.com/user/barefootbooks

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The Barefoot Book of Blessings From Many Faiths and Cultures

Words and Music by Various Artists
Compiled by Sabrina Dearborn
Illustrated by Olwyn Whelan
Published by Barefoot Books 

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The Barefoot Book of Classic Poems

Words and Music by Various Artists
Compiled and Illustrated by Jackie Morris
Published by Barefoot Books 

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Creepy Crawly Calipso
Words by Tony Langham
Illustrated by Debbie Harter
(This book, published by Barefoot Books, features a sing-along CD)
Published by Barefoot Books 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKClvjPCgUI
Creepy Crawly Calipso
Words by Tony Langham
Illustrated by Debbie Harter
Sing-Along Video from Barefoot Books:
http://www.youtube.com/user/barefootbooks

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Dinosaur Rap

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Dragon on the Doorstep
Words and Music by Stella Blackstone
Illustrated by Debbie Harter
(This book, published by Barefoot Books, comes packaged with a CD that has a vocal and an instrumental sing-along track)
Published by Barefoot Books 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7S_my0LLpEs
Dragon on the Doorstep
Words and Music by Stella Blackstone
Illustrated by Debbie Harter
Music Performed by Fred Penner
Sing-Along Video from Barefoot Books:
http://www.youtube.com/user/barefootbooks

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Driving My Tractor
Words and Music by Jan Dobbins
Illustrated by David Sim
Song on CD Performed by SteveSongs
Published by Barefoot Books 

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lj_odhwo81s
Driving My Tractor
Words and Music by Jan Dobbins
Illustrated by David Sim
Sing-Along Video from Barefoot Books:
http://www.youtube.com/user/barefootbooks

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farmer's life for me
A Farmer’s Life for Me
Words by Jan Dobbins
Music by Flannery Brothers
Illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith
Published by Barefoot Books 

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr1sQ7kGYlY
A Farmer’s Life for Me
Words by Jan Dobbins
Music by Flannery Brothers
Illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith
Published by Barefoot Books 
Sing-Along Video from Barefoot Books:
http://www.youtube.com/user/barefootbooks

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The Farmyard Jamboree

Words by Margaret Read MacDonald
Music by Bob King
Illustrated by Sophie Fatus
(This book, published by Barefoot Books, features a CD with a single vocal track of the song.  It is one of the few Barefoot Book CDs which does not include an instrumental track…I wish it did!)
Published by Barefoot Books 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8tHwQ9Qwzk
The Farmyard Jamboree
Words by Margaret Read MacDonald
Music by Bob King
Illustrated by Sophie Fatus
Singable Picture Book Video from Barefoot Books:
http://www.youtube.com/user/barefootbooks

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Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush (Barefoot Books)

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Sophie Fatus
(This book, published by Barefoot Books, comes packaged with a CD featuring Fred Penner’s vocals on one track and an instrumental sing-along on another track.)
Published by Barefoot Books 

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjlwUnVXQ4U
Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush (Barefoot Books)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Sophie Fatus
Singable Picture Book Video from Barefoot Books:
http://www.youtube.com/user/barefootbooks

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hole in the bottom of the sea (barefoot)
A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea (Barefoot Books)
Based on Traditional Words and Tune
Adapted by Jessica Law
Illustrated by Jill McDonald
Published by Barefoot Books 

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A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea (Barefoot Books)
Based on Traditional Words and Tune
Adapted by Jessica Law
Illustrated by Jill McDonald
Performed by The Flannery Brothers
Video for the rendition by Barefoot Books

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1Qn2bcZRTo

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If You’re Happy and You Know It

Traditional Tune
Words Adapted by Anna McQuinn
Illustrated by Sophie Fatus
(This book, published by Barefoot Books, comes with a CD, printed music and pages of interesting facts)
Published by Barefoot Books 

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=71hqRT9U0wg
If You’re Happy and You Know It
Traditional Tune
Words Adapted by Anna McQuinn
Illustrated by Sophie Fatus
Singable Picture Book Video from Barefoot Books:
http://www.youtube.com/user/barefootbooks

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Journey Home from Grandpa’s House

Words and Music by Jemima Lumley
Illustrated by Sophie Fatus
(This book, published by Barefoot Books, is packaged with a CD that includes a Fred Penner vocal and an instrumental track for sing-along.)
Published by Barefoot Books 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKcrsv_t8Ko
Journey Home from Grandpa’s House
Words and Music by Jemima Lumley
Illustrated by Sophie Fatus
Singable Picture Book Video from Barefoot Books:
http://www.youtube.com/user/barefootbooks

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Knick Knack Paddy Whack

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

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

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Magic Train Ride
Words by Saly Crabtree
Illustrated by Sonia Esplugas
(This book, published by Barefoot Books, features a sing-along CD)
Published by Barefoot Books 

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Mother Goose Remembers
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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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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outdoor opposites barefoot
Outdoor Opposites
Words by Brenda Williams
Music by
Illustrated by Rachel Oldfield
Published by Barefoot Books 

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=112S-Ql9A5M
Outdoor Opposites
Words by Brenda Williams
Music by
Illustrated by Rachel Oldfield
Published by Barefoot Books 
Sing-Along Video from Barefoot Books:
http://www.youtube.com/user/barefootbooks

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Over in the Meadow (Barefoot Books)
Words by Olive A. Wadsworth
Words Adapted by Jill McDonald
Music by Mabel Wood Hill
Illustrated by Jill McDonald
Published by Barefoot Books 

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6ljGXMMB-g
Over in the Meadow
Sing-Along Video from Barefoot Books:
http://www.youtube.com/user/barefootbooks

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The Parrot Tico Tango
Words by Anna Witte
Music by Jenny Crook and Henry Sears
Illustrated by Anna Witte
Song Performed by Brian Mador
Published by Barefoot Books 

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAnI3sQVIzI
The Parrot Tico Tango
Words by Anna Witte
Music by Jenny Crook and Henry Sears
Illustrated by Anna Witte
Song Performed by Brian Mador

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Playtime Rhymes for Little People

Words and Tunes 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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Port Side Pirates
Words and Music by Oscar Seaworthy
Illustrated by Debbie Harter
Published by Barefoot Books
This book features a sing-along CD that includes a vocal and an instrumental sing along track

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qAngsMJD3I
Portside Pirates
Sing-Along Video from Barefoot Books:
http://www.youtube.com/user/barefootbooks

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Shape Song Swingalong
Words and Music by SteveSongs
Illustrated by David Sim
Published by Barefoot Books 

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=Umu58RxNL7I
Shape Song Swingalong
Sing-Along Video from Barefoot Books:
http://www.youtube.com/user/barefootbooks

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space song rocket ride
Space Song Rocket Ride
Words and Music by Sunny Scribens (using elements of the song AND THE GREEN GRASS GREW ALL AROUND)
Illustrated by David Sim
CD Performance by Mark Collins
Published by Barefoot Books 

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Space Song Rocket Ride
Sing-Along Video from Barefoot Books:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAHy_2IFFGA

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Up, Up, Up

Words and Music by Susan Reed
Illustrated by Rachel Oldfield
(This book, published by Barefoot Books, comes packaged with a CD that has both a vocal and instrumental track)
Published by Barefoot Books 

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lrd0TiER_J0
Up, Up, Up
Sing-Along Video from Barefoot Books:
http://www.youtube.com/user/barefootbooks

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Walking Through the Jungle

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Debbie Harter
(This book, published by Barefoot Books comes packaged with a 2 track sing-along CD with Fred Penner’s vocals on one track and an instrumental on the other)
Published by Barefoot Books 

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We All Go Travelling By
Words by Sheena Roberts
Musical Arrangements by Fred Penner
Illustrated by Siobhan Bell
(This book features a sing-along CD, but not an instrumental track)
Published by Barefoot Books 

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We All Go Travelling By
Words by Sheena Roberts
Musical Arrangements by Fred Penner
Illustrated by Siobhan Bell
Sing-Along Video from Barefoot Books:
http://www.youtube.com/user/barefootbooks

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We’re Sailing to Galapagos (A Week in the Pacific)

Tune and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Words by Laurie Krebs
Illustrated by Grazia Restelli
Published by Barefoot Books 

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Whole World
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Christopher Corr
(This book, published by Barefoot Books, includes a CD of the song sung by Fred Penner, pages of information for children about regions of the earth, and printed music)
Published by Barefoot Books 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODftYTD3Rbs
Whole World
Sing-Along Video from Barefoot Books:
http://www.youtube.com/user/barefootbooks

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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!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/singable-picture-books-with-sneaky-educational-content/

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BAREFOOT BOOKS

A Collection of Singable Picture Books and Singable Picture Book Videos put out by Barefoot Books
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/01/16/singable-picture-books-and-singable-picture-book-videos-from-barefoot-books/

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

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LULLABIES IN SINGLE SONG SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/03/20/illustrated-lullabies-in-single-singable-picture-books/

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

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MOTHER GOOSE AND NURSERY RHYMES – INDIVIDUALLY ILLUSTRATED
Mother Goose and Nursery Rhymes with Individually Illustrated Singable Picture Books
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/08/23/mother-goose-and-nursery-rhymes-with-individually-illustrated-singable-picture-books/

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MOTHER GOOSE AND NURSERY RHYME COMPILATIONS

A list containing compilations of Mother Goose and Nursery Rhyme Singable Picture Books, including links and resources for learning, singing, and playing the tunes
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/mother-goose-singable-picture-books-rhymes-and-songs-in-compilations/

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5 Responses to "Singable Picture Books and Singable Picture Book Videos from Barefoot Books"

My son and I LOVE all the Barefoot Singalongs. We watch them almost every day on Youtube :)

My daughter LOVES them all, she cannot eat without watching them on youtube

Thank you for your email! Yes, the YouTubes by Barefoot Books are terrific. So well done. I love that their books come with wonderful sing-along tracks (the same tunes as used in the YouTubes). They do a great job. Best wishes and Happy Singing!!

There’s a new Barefoot Book called “The Shape Song Swingalong” by SteveSongs. My son loves it! I just posted about it on my blog not long ago. The video for it is up on Youtube now too. Also, The Parrot Tico Tango has been re-released as a singalong book!

Nichole! This is excellent information. THANK YOU! I’ll get one and add the info to my blog post about Barefoot Books. Best wishes!

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