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Singable Poetry, A List of Illustrated Compilations of Children’s Poetry with Singable Poems

Posted on: April 17, 2011

Celebrating Since April is Poetry Month and Put a Poem in Your Pocket Day (April 14) please enjoy this list of Illustrated Compilations of Children Poetry that contain poems that can be sung.

Find information about National Poetry Month and Put a Poem in Your Pocket Day, on Poets.org (website of the Academy of American Poets), here:
http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/41

Lots of great info and ideas for Put a Poem in Your Pocket Day on Poets.org:
http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/406

This list is perpetually UNDER CONSTRUCTION.  If you know of a Singable Poem in a Singable Picture Book that you don’ t see here, please let me know!

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The 20th Century Children’s Poetry Collection
Selected by Jack Prelutsky
Words and Tunes by Various Artists
Illustrated by Meilo So

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100 essential american poems
100 Essential American Poems
Poems and Musical Settings by Various Artists
Edited by Leslie M. Pockell
ISBN 978-0-312-36980-4
Though this collection of poetry is not illustrated, it contains many poems which have been set to music and each poem is given a short but insightful and informative introduction to illuminate understanding and give context to the poem (or song).

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Alice in Wonderland

Written by Lewis Carroll
Illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger

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Alice in Wonderland
Text and Poems by Lewis Carroll
Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Maraja

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Alice Through the Looking Glass
Written by Lewis Carroll
Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

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The Annotated Alice (The Definitive Edition)
(Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass)
Written by Lewis Carroll
Introduction and Notes by Martin Gardner
Illustrated by John Tenniel 

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All Night All Day (A Child’s First Book of African American Spirituals)
Words and Tunes by Various Artists
Edited by Ashely Bryan
Illustrated by Ashley Bryan

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And the Green Grass Grew All Around (Folk Poetry from Everyone)
Edited by Alvin Schwartz
Illustrated by Sue Truesdell
This is a treasure of a book.  It is filled with folk poetry, printed music, information, resources and jaunty-delightful illustrations!

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Animal Friends, A Collection of Poems for Children

Words and Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Michael Hague

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Animal Poems (A new selection of verse for young children compiled by Polly Richardson)
Words and Music by Various Artists
Compiled by Polly Richardson
Illustrated by Meg Rutherford

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Animals Animals
Poems and Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Eric Carle

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The Animals’ Christmas
Words and Music by Various Artists
Stories and Poems Compiled by Anne Thaxter Eaton
Illustrated by Valenti Angelo

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The Barefoot Book of Classic Poems

Compiled and Illustrated by Jackie Morris
(The Land of Counterpane is illustrated on p. 23)

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Beauty of the Beast (Poems from the Animal Kingdon)

Poems and Music by Various Artists
Selected by Jack Prelutsky
Illustrated by Meilo So

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Big Book of Little (A Classic Illustrated Edition)

Poems, Songs and Rhymes by Various Artists
Compiled by Cooper Edens
Illustrated by Various Artists
(“I Had a Little Pony” is printed and illustrated on p. 36, this can be sung to the tune of “The Little Turtle“)

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The Big Golden Book of Poetry

Words and Music by Various Artists
Edited by Jane Werner
Illustrated by Gertrude Elliott
Published by Golden Press, 1949
(Includes a printing and illustration for “The Star” by Jane Taylor)

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The Bill Martin Jr. Big Book of Poetry

Poems Selected by Bill Martin Jr.
Words and Music by Various Artists
Forward by Eric Carle
Illustrated by Various Artists

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Calico Pie (and Other Nonsense by Edward Lear)
Poems by Edward Lear
Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Dale Maxey

Illustrated with Art from the Collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Celebrate America in Poetry and Art
Words and Music by Various Artists
Illustrated with Artwork from the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Edited by Nora Panzer

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Celebrating America (A Collection of Poems and Images of the American Spirit)
Words and Music by Various Artists
Poetry Compiled Laura Whipple
Illustrated with Art from the Collections of the Art Institute of Chicago

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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

For more information and an evolving list of Singable Poems from Childcraft, click the title.

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A Children’s Treasury of Poems
Words and Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Linda Bleck
This compilation includes, and we sang:
“How Doth the Little Crocodile”  (Words by Lewis Carroll)
“Little Turtle” (Poem by Vachel Lindsay, Traditional Tune)
The Owl and the Pussycat” (Poem by Edward Lear, Musical Composition by Janene Ping and Lorraine Nelson Wolf)
“The Swing”  (Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson, Traditional Tune)

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A Child’s Book of Poems
Illustrated by Gyo Fujikawa
Various authors
(Various composers who set poems to music)
Poems include:
The Little Elf (by Kendrick Bangs) is printed and illustrated on p. 24
The Owl and the Pussycat (Edward Lear)

A Child’s Garden of Verses
Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson
Illustrated by Various Artists
Musical Settings by Various Artists
Many poems in “A Child’s Garden of Verses” are singable, all poems are listed below.  If the title is blue, click on it for a link to post about singing that poem:
At the Seaside
Auntie’s Skirts
Autumn Fires
Bed in Summer
Block City
Christmas At Sea
Cow, The
Dumb Soldier, The
Escape At Bedtime
Fairy Bread
Farewell to the Farm, A
Foreign Children
Foreign Lands
From a Railway Carriage
Good Boy, A
Happy Thought
Lamplighter, The
Land Of Counterpane, The
Land of Nod, The
Looking Glass River
Marching Song
Moon, The
My Bed Is a Boat
My Shadow
Nest Eggs
Picture Books in Winter
Pirate Story
Rain
Singing
Sun’s Travels, The
Swing, The
Time to Rise
To Any Reader
To My Mother
Where Go the Boats
Wind, The
Windy Nights
Young Night Thought

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A Child’s Garden of Verses
Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson
Musical Settings by Various Artists
Illustrated by Susan Bonners

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A Child’s Garden of Verses
Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson
Musical Settings by Various Artists
Illustrated by Gyo Fujikawa

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A Child’s Garden of Verses
Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson
Musical Settings by Various Artists
Illustrated by The Jolly Jump-Ups

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A Child’s Garden of Verses
Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson
Musical Settings by Various Artists
Illustrated by E. Mars and M.H. Squire
This edition, published in 1902 by Rand McNally, is online at: http://www.childrensbooksonline.org/child_garden_verses/index.htm
This edition, published in 1902 by Rand McNally, is also online at: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/25617/25617-h/25617-h.htm

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A Child’s Garden of Verses
Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson
Musical Settings by Various Artists
Illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen

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A Child’s Garden of Verses
Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson
Musical Settings by Various Artists
Illustrated by Brian Wildsmith

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A Child’s Garden of Verses
(LP Recording)
Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson
Music by Gwyn Conger
Sung by Frances Archer and Beverly Gile

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A Child’s Garden of Verses  (Selections from)
(CD Recording)
Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson
Music by Rita Leonard
Sung by Rita Leonard

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A Child’s Garden of Verses
(CD Recording)
Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson
Music by Seymour Barab
Sung by Russell Oberlin

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A Child’s Introduction to Poetry
Poems and Music by Various Artists
Text and Editing by Michael Driscoll
Illustrated by Meredith Hamilton

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Chimney Corner Poems
Words and Music by Various Artists
Selected by Veronica S. Hutchinson
Illustrated by Lois Lenski

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Classic Poetry: An Illustrated Collection
Poems by Various Artists
Music by Various Artists
Poems Selected by Michael Rosen
Illustrated by Paul Howard

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The Classic Treasury of Children’s Poetry
Words and Tunes by Various Artists
Illustrated by Louise Betts Egan

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Climb Into My Lap (First Poems to Read Together)
Poems and Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Kathryn Brown

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The Complete Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh
(This edition ncludes “When We Were Six” and “When We Were Very Young” but NOT the poems from “Winnie-the-Pooh” or “House at Pooh Corner”)
Words by A. A. Milne
Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard

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Days to Celebrate (A Full Year of Poetry, People, Holidays, History, Fascinating Facts, and More)
Poems Collected and Text Written by Lee Bennett Hopkins
Poems and Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Stephen Alcorn

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Diane Goode’s Christmas Magic (Poems and Carols)
Poems, Words and Tunes by Various Artists
Illustrated by Diane Goode

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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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The Duck & the Kangaroo
Poem by Edward Lear
Music by William Mathias
Illustrated by Jane Wattenberg

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Eleven and Three are Poetry
Poems and Music by Various Artists
Compiled by Sally Nohelty
Illustrated by Kelly Oechsli
Singable Poems include:

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Eloise Wilkin’s Poems to Read to the Very Young

Words and Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Eloise Wilkin
(Singable Poems include:  “Time to Rise,” “The Cow,” “The Little Turtle,” The Swing,” and ”Who Has Seen the Wind“)

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Emma’s Poem (The Voice of the Statue of Liberty)
Book Written by Linda Glaser
Illustrated by Claire A. Nivola
This book features the poem “The New Colossus”
Poem by Emma Lazarus
Music by Irving Berlin

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Every Child’s Book of Nursery Songs
(Published in England under the title:
Faber Book of Nursery Songs)
Selected by Donald Mitchell
Arranged by Carey Blyton
Illustrated by Alan Howard

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The Everyman Book of Nonsense Verse

Poems by Various Artists
Illustrated by Various Artists
(“Cottleston Pie” by A. A. Milne is printed on p. 212)

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The Fairies’ Ring (A Book of Fairy Stories and Poems)

Collected and Adapted by Jane Yolen
Illustrated by Stephen Mackey
(“Fairies” is printed and illustrated on pages 18 and 19)

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Fairyland in Art and Poetry
Words and Music by Various Artists
Illustrated with Artwork from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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A Family of Poems (My Favorite Poetry for Children)

Selected by Caroline Kennedy
Illustrated by Jon Muth
This book includes the Singable Poems:
“The Swing” by RLS is printed and illustrated on pps. 105-106
Who Has Seen the Wind by Christina Rossetti is printed and illustrated on p. 75

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Forget-Me-Nots Poems to Learn by Heart
Words and Tunes by Various Artists
Poems Selected by Mary Ann Hoberman
Illustrated by Michael Emberley

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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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Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich

Contains Traditional Words and Tunes
Original Poems and Adaptations by Adam Rex
Illustrated by Adam Rex

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Free to Be You and Me (Special 35th  Anniversary Edition)

Words and Music by Marlo Thomas and Friends, Various Artists
Illustrated with Originally Published and New Artowk by Various Artists

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Free To Be You And Me (and Free To Be A Family)
Words and Music by Marlo Thomas and Friends, Various Artists
Illustrated by Various Artists

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The Giant Golden Book of Elves and Fairies

Words and Music by Various Artists
Selected by Jane Werner
Illustrated by Garth Williams

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The Gift of Make-Believe (Read and Sing Along Lyric Book)
Words by Various Artists
Tunes by Ginger Sands and Various Artists
Illustrations derived from published works of Various Artists
Poems set to music:
Moon Song (Poem by Mildred Plew Meigs, Illustrated by Garth Williams from “The Tall Book of Make-Believe,” Music by Ginger Sands)
A Fairy Went A-Marketing (Poem by Rose Fyleman, Illustrated by Meg Wahlberg from “Poems of Early Childhood, Vol 1 of Childcraft 1949, Music by Ginger Sands)
“The Duel” (Poem by Eugene Field, Illustrated by Roger Dubbins from “Poems of Early Childhood, Vol 1 of Childcraft 1949, Music by Ginger Sands)
The Land of Counterpane (Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson, Illustrated by Garth Williams from “The Tall Book of Make-Believe,” Music by Ginger Sands)
The Unicorn (Poem and music by Shel Silverstein, Arrangement based on 1968 recording by The Irish Rovers, Illustrated by Goeff Brittingham)
“The Lollipop Tree” (Words and Music by Joseph Darion and George Kleinsinger, Illustrated by Milo Winter)
The Little Elf (Poem by John Kendrick Bangs,  Illustrated by Garth Williams from “The Tall Book of Make-Believe,” Music by Ginger Sands)
The Fairies (Poem by Rose Fyleman, Illustrated by Goeff Brittingham, Music by Ginger Sands)
“Wynken, Blynken and Nod” (Poem by Eugene Field, Illustrated by Garth Williams from “The Tall Book of Make-Believe,” Music by Lucy Simon)
“Over the Rainbow” (Words and Music by E.Y. Harburg and Harold Arlen, Illustrated by Sue Piozet)
CD of vocal and instrumental tracks available at: 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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The Gobble-us’ll Git You Ef You Don’t Watch Out (James Whitcomb Riley’s Little Orphant Annie)
Poem by James Whitcomb Riley
Illustrated by Joel Schick
Musical Settings by Various Artists

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The Golden Books Family Treasury of Poetry

Selected with Commentary by Louis Untermeyer
Illustrated by Joan Walsh Anglund
(Calico Pie is printed and illustrated on p. 221)

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The Golden Book of Poetry (A Big Golden Book)

Words and Music by Various Artists
Edited by Jane Werner
Illustrated by Gertrude Elliott
Published by Golden Press, 1947
(Includes a printing and illustration for “The Star” by Jane Taylor)

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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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goodnight songs celebration seasons
Goodnight Songs: A Celebration of the Seasons
Illustrated by Various Artists
Music by Emily Gary and Tom Proutt

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When We Were Very Young
Poems by A. A. Milne
Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard
Dutton Children’s Books, New York, 2009
ISBN 978-0-525-47930-7

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Hank in Hand (An American History Through Poetry)
Collected by Lee Bennett Hopkins
Music and Poetry by Various Artists
Illustrated by Peter M. Fiore

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Here’s a Little Poem (A Very First Book of Poetry)

Words and Music by Various Artists
Collected by Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters
Illustrated by Polly Dunbar
Halfway Down” is printed and illustrated on p. 16

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The House at Pooh Corner
Story and Poems by A. A. Milne
Illustrated by E. H. Shepard

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The Hums of Pooh
Poems by A. A. Milne
Music by Harold Fraser-Simson
Illustrated by E. H. Shepard

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Illustrated Treasury of Read-Aloud Poems for Young People
(More than 100 of the World’s Best-Loved Poems for Parent and Child to Share)

Words and Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Various Artists
Published by Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc. (2003)
“The Bee” (Also titled “The Level Bee” or first line “Like trains of cars on tracks of plush” is printed and illustrated on pgs. 32-33)

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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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A Pot o’ Gold: A Treasury of Irish Stories, Poetry, Folklore, and (of Course) Blarney
Words and Music by Various Artists
Compiled by Kathleen Krull
Illustrated by David McPhail

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Land of Nod (and Other Poems for Children by Robert Louis Stevenson)
Selected by Michael Hague
Illustrated by Michael Hague

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Learsongs
Poems by Edward Lear
Cover Illustrations by Edward Lear
Musical Settings by William Mathias
This work has musical settings of 5 Edward Lear poems:
Calico Pie, The Duck and the Kangaroo, The Owl and the Pussycat, Uncle Arly, The Pelican Chorus
Product description here: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780193374683.do

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Leave Your Sleep
Album by Natalie Merchant
This album contains musical settings of 27 poems for young people, including:
maggie and milly and molly and may,” by ee cummings

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LIMERICKS
Sing any Limerick with one tune.
For example:
“There was an old man with a beard…”
Hear the tune, here:
http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/limerick-tune-there-was-an-old

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Limericks by Lear
Verses by Edward Lear
Sing to a Traditional Tune
Illustrated by Lois Ehlert
Published in 1965 by World Publishing Company
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 65-22152
Sing along using this tune which works for every limerick:
http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/limerick-tune-there-was-an-old
This book includes singable poems:


The Lobster Quadrille (and Other Poems for Children)
Edited by Lucy Simon
Illustrated by Susan Bennett
CD: Carly & Lucy Simon Sing Songs for Children
The poems illustrated and set to music in the book, and on the CD:
Wynken, Blynken and Nod (Eugene Field)
Calico Pie (Edward Lear)
The Lamplighter (Robert Louis Stevenson)
The Owl and the Pussycat (Edward Lear)
Sleep, Baby, Sleep (Traditional Lullaby)
The Lamb (William Blake)
The Lobster Quadrille (Lewis Carroll)
Who Has Seen the Wind (Christina Rossetti)
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)
A Red, Red Rose (Robert Burns)
A Pavane for the Nursery (William Jay Smith)

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Lyrics Pathetic and Humorous from A-Z
Limericks by Edmund Dulac
Sing to a Traditional Tune
Illustrated by Edmund Dulac
To view or print a PDF, click here:
lyrics pathetic and humorous a-z 1

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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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The New Kid on the Block
Poems by Jack Prelutsky
Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by James Stevenson
Singable Poems in this book include:
BLEEZER’S ICE CREAM (p. 48-49, Music by Natalie Merchant)

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Nonsense Songs, Stories, Botany and Alphabets
Words by Edward Lear
Illustrated by Edward Lear

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Now We Are Six

Poems by A. A. Milne
Illustrated by E. H. Shepard

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Ogden Nash’s Musical Zoo
Poems by Ogden Nash
Music by Vernon Duke
Illustrated by Frank Owen

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Ogden Nash’s Zoo

Poems by Ogden Nash
Illustrated by Etienne Delessert
(See “Ogden Nash’s Musical Zoo” for tunes by Vernon Duke)

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Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats
Words by T.S. Eliot
Set to Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber in the musical CATS
Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
Note: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical CATS is based on this book of poetry!  He set most of these songs to music (although, they will have to be re-arranged to fit the book…I’ll get back to you on that soon.  Until then, enjoy the poems and songs…something about cats prowling the night and living in their own secret world is very Halloweeny!

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Once Upon a Poem (Favorite Poems That Tell Stories)
Forward by Kevin Crossley-Holland
Various poets
Illustrations by Peter Bailey, Sian Bailey, Carol Lawson, Chris McEwan
(Singable Poems include: “Jabberwocky” [by Lewis Carroll], “The Man from Snowy River” [by A.B. “Banjo” Paterson], “The Highwayman” [by Alfred Noys], “Wynken, Blynken and Nod” [by Eugene Field])

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The Owl and the Pussy-Cat and Calico Pie
Poems by Edward Lear
Musical Settings by Various Artists
Illustrated by Irma Wilde
Sing “O&P” along with Emily: http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/o-p-eleg-061909

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The Oxford Book of Christmas Poems
Edited by Michael Harrison and Christopher Stuart-Clark
Poems by Various Artists
Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Various Artists

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Oxford Book of Poetry for Children
Music and Poems by Various Artists
Poems Selected by Edward Blishen
Illustrated by Brian Wildsmith
1987 Re-issue ISBN 978-0192760319

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A Paper Zoo (a Selection of Animal Poems)
Selected by Renee Karol Weiss
Poems and Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Ellen Raskin

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Penguin book of Nonsense Verse
Verse by Various Artists
Music by Various Artists
Edited by Quentin Blake
Illustrated by Quentin Blake
Singable Poems include:
BLEEZER’S ICE CREAM (Poem by Jack Prelutsky, Music by Natalie Merchant) is featured on p. 47-48

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The Pelican Chorus (and Other Nonsense)

Poems by Edward Lear
Illustrated by Fred Marcellino

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Piping Down the Valleys Wild (a Merry Mix of Verse for All Ages)
Poems and Music by Various Artists
Edited by Nancy Larrick
Illustrated by Ellen Raskin

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The Poems and Hums of Winnie-the-Pooh
Words by A. A. Milne
Illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard

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Poems of A. Nonny Mouse 
Words and Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Henrik Drescher
Described as, “An illustrated collection of primarily traditional or anonymous verses,” many of which can be sung.

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Poems of Robert Herrick
Poems by Robert Herrick
Musical Settings by Various Artists
Illustrated Ellen Raskin

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poems to learn by heart
Poems to Learn by Heart
Collected by Caroline Kennedy
Poems and Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Jon J Muth
For a full list of Singable Poems in this book, click the title.

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Poetry for Young People: American Poetry
Edited by John Hollander
Illustrated by Sally Wern Comport
(Singable Poems include:  “Casey at the Bat” by Ernest Thayer, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost, “O Captain! My Captain!” by Walt Whitman)

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Poetry for Young People: Animal Poems

Edited byJohn Hollander
Illustrated by Simona Mulazzani
(Singable Poems include: “The Frog and the Mouse” by Anonymous [think “Froggie Went A-Courtin'”], “How Doth the Little Crocodile” by Lewis Carroll, “The Owl and the Pussycat” by Edward Lear)

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Poetry for Young People: Edward Lear

Edited by Edward Mendelson
Illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith
(Singable Poems include: “The Owl and the Pussycat” and “Calico Pie”)

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Poetry for Young People: Emily Dickinson

Edited by Frances Schoonmaker Bolin
Illustrated by Chi Chung

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Poetry for Young People: Lewis Carroll
Edited by Edward Mendelson
Illustrated by Eric Copeland
(Singable Poems include: Beautiful Soup, The Walrus and the Carpenter, Lobster Quadrille, Twinkle Little Bat, How Doth the Little Crocodile)

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Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost
Words and Music by Various Artists
Edited by Gary D. Schmidt
Illustrated by Henri Sorensen

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Poetry for Young People: Robert Louis Stevenson
Edited by Frances Schoonmaker
Illustrated by Lucy Corvino
(Singable Poems include: Bed in Summer, The Swing, The Land of Counterpane)

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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)

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The Pooh Songbook

(Containing The Hums of Pooh, The King’s Breakfast, and Fourteen Songs from When We Were Very Young)
Poems by A. A. Milne
Music by H. Fraser-Simson
Illustrated by E. H. Shepard

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Random House Book of Poetry for Children

(A Treasury of 572 Poems for Today’s Child)
Words and Music by Various Artists
Selected by Jack Prelutsky
Illustrated by Arnold Lobel
Singable Poems include:
maggie and milly and molly and may

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Read-Aloud Poems for Young People

Edited by Glorya Hale
Illustrated by Various Artists

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Riley Child-Rhymes with Hoosier Pictures
Poems by James Whitcomb Riley
Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Will Vawter

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Science Verse

Poems, Traditional Words and Tunes
Words Adapted by Jon Scieszka
Illustrated by Lane Smith

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Side by Side (Poems to Read Together)

Traditional Words and Tunes
Collected by Lee Bennett Hopkins
Illustrated by Hilary Knight

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Silly Songs and Sad
Illustrated by Ellen Raskin

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Sing a Song of Popcorn (Every Child’s Book of Poems)
Illustrated by Nine Caldecott Medal Artists
Words and Music by Various Artists
Published by Scholastic Inc., New York
ISBN 0-590-40645-0

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Songs from Alice (Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass)
Poems by Lewis Carroll
Illustrated by Charles Folkard
(This book, ISBN 0-7136-1959-7, includes Carroll’s poem texts and Folkard’s Illustrations)

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Songs from Alice (Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass)
Poems by Lewis Carroll
Music by Don Harper
Illustrated by Charles Folkard
(This book, ISBN 0-8234-0358-0, includes Carroll’s poem texts, printed music composed by Don Harper and Folkard’s Illustrations)

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(set slip cover)
(poems illustrated)
(music illustrated)
Songs of Innocence
Poems by William Blake
Music by Ellen Raskin as well as Various Artists
Illustrated by Ellen Raskin

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The Songs of Sesame Street in Poems and Pictures

Words (and Music) by Various Artists
Illustrated by Normand Chartier*


The Sugar Plum Tree (and Other Verses)
Poems by Eugene Field
Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Fern Bisel Peat

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Talking Like the Rain: A Read-to-Me Book of Poems

Selected by X.J. Kennedy and Dorothy M. Kennedy
Illustrated by Jane Dyer
(Who Has Seen the Wind by Christina Rossetti is printed and illustrated on p. 71)

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There Was an Old Man with a Beard
Limerick by Edward Lear
Traditional Tune
Illustrated by Kelly Oechsli
Sing the limerick tune with Emily, here:
http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/limerick-tune-there-was-an-old

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Three Blind Mice
Complete Version of Ye Three Blind Mice

Traditional Tune
Words by John Imivey
Illustrated by Walton Corbould

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Through the Magic Window (Wynken, Blynken & Nod and Other Bedtime Rhymes)
Poems by Eugene Field
Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Bob Petillo

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The Tighty Whitey Spider (And More Wacky Animal Poems I Totally Made Up)
Traditional Tunes
Words Adapted by Kenn Nesbitt
Illustrated by Ethan Long

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Tomie’s Little Book of Poems
Words and Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Tomie DePaola
(Singable Poems include, “Time to Rise,” by Robert Louis Stevenson and “God Bless the Moon,” a traditional rhyme)

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Tomie dePaola’s Rhyme Time

Illustrated by Tomie dePaola
(The Land of Counterpane is illustrated on p. 26)

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Toots and Twiddles: Tunes for the Young
Words and Music by Various Artists
Arranged by John Loesberg
Find “Halfway Down” on p. 22

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Water Sings Blue
Poems by Kate Coombs
Illustrated by Meilo So
ISBN-13: 978-0811872843

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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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When the Frost is on the Punkin
Poem by James Whitcomb Reilly
Illustrations by Glenna Lang
Musical Settings by Various Artists
(This book prints all but the last verse of the poem.)

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When We Were Very Young

Poems by A. A. Milne
Illustrated by E. H. Shepard
This book includes the following poems that have been set to music:
“Halfway Down”

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Where the Sidewalk Ends
Poems by Shel Silverstein
Music by Shel Silverstein
Illustrated by Shel Silverstein
Poems with tunes include:  “The Unicorn” and “Helping

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Who Has Seen the Wind (An Illustrated Collection of Poetry for Young Poeple from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston)

Edited by Kathryn Sky-Peck

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Winnie-the-Pooh

Story and Poems by A. A. Milne
Illustrated by E. H. Shepard

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Winter Poems

Poems by Various Artists
Music by Various Artists
Selected by Barbara Rogasky
Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman

A Merry Note” (also called “Winter Song,” and known by its first line “When icicles hang by the wall“) from Shakespeare’s LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST is found on p. 14

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The World of Christopher Robin

(The Complete When We Were Very Young & Now We Are Six)
Words by A. A. Milne
Illustrated by E. H. Shepard

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A World of Poetry
Words and Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Various Artists
Selected by Michael Rosen

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The World of Pooh
(The Complete Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner)
Words by A. A. Milne
Illustrated by E. H. Shepard

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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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WATSON FAMILY

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

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ILLUSTRATED COLLECTIONS (COMPILATIONS) OF CHILDREN’S SONGS WITH MUSIC
This list is populated by books that compile printed music and illustrations for children’s songs

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/illustrated-collections-of-childrens-songs-with-music/

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CHILD’S GARDEN OF VERSES

Most Robert Louis Stevenson’s book of poetry for children have been set to music
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/03/28/a-childs-garden-of-verses-singable-poems-by-robert-louis-stevenson/

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

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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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ASHLEY BRYAN
The Singable Picture Books of Ashley Bryan
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/06/06/the-singable-picture-books-of-ashley-bryan/

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IMPORTANT DATES AND CELEBRATIONS

Important Dates for the Singable Picture Book Calendar
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/01/28/important-dates-for-the-singable-picture-book-calendar/

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SING A POEM FOR PUT A POEM IN YOUR POCKET DAY

About Put a Poem in Your Pocket Day and poems you can sing when you pull them out of your pocket!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/04/14/sing-a-poem-for-put-a-poem-in-your-pocket-day-april-14/

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A. A. MILNE

Almost all Pooh and Poetry by A. A. Milne and Illustrated by E. H. Shepard is Singable!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/05/04/a-few-favorite-singable-books-the-world-of-a-a-milne/

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CHILD’S GARDEN OF VERSES

Most Robert Louis Stevenson’s book of poetry for children have been set to music
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/03/28/a-childs-garden-of-verses-singable-poems-by-robert-louis-stevenson/

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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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EDWARD LEAR

A list of books with musical settings of, and illustrating Singable Picture Book versions of, Edward Lear’s poems:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/02/03/singable-picture-book-spotlight-1302011-edward-lear-and-william-mathias-learsongs/

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POETRY SINGABLE POETRY

An ever-expanding list of  singable poems from compilations or singable poems creating individual Singable Picture Books
https://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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TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR

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

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