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Train Songs in Singable Picture Books

Posted on: February 16, 2014

I admit to being a train lover, and a few of these songs with trains in them are among my very favorites to share with kids:

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“The Bee”

(Also titled “The Level Bee” or first line “Like trains of cars on tracks of plush”)
The Bee” is Printed and Illustrated (by Jessie Wilcox Smith) on pgs. 32-33 of
An Illustrated Treasury of Read-Aloud Poems for Young People
Words and Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Various Artists
Published by Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, New York (2003)

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canadian railroad trilogy
Canadian Railroad Trilogy
Words and Music by Gordon Lightfoot
Illustrated by Ian Wallace

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Dog Train

Words by Sandra Boynton
Music by Sandra Boynton and Michael Ford
Illustrated by Sandra Boynton

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Down by the Station
Words and music by Lee Ricks and Slim Gaillard
Words adapted by Jennifer Riggs Vetter
Illustrations by Frank Remkiewicz

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Down by the Station (Classic Book with Holes)
Published by Child’s Play, a Classic Book with Holes
Traditional Words and Music
Illustrated by Jess Stockham

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Elizabeth’s Song
Words and Music to the Song “Freight Train” by Elizabeth Cotten
Story by Michael Wenberg
Illustrated by Cornelius Von Wright

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Follow the Drinking Gourd (the Story of the Underground Railroad)
Traditional Words and Tune
Story by Bernardine Connelly
Illustrated by Yvonne Buchanan

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get on board eleg sbwe portrait
GET ON BOARD LITTLE CHILDREN (Portrait Song Sheet with Guitar Chords)
Traditional Words and Music
Additional Lyrics and Adaptation by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Song Page Made by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this page:
get on board eleg sbwe portrait

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get on board eleg sbwe
GET ON BOARD LITTLE CHILDREN (Song Sheet with Guitar Chords)
Traditional Words and Music
Additional Lyrics and Adaptation by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Song Page Made by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this page
get on board eleg sbwe

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Get on Board (Holton) 2 - Copy
GET ON BOARD LITTLE CHILDREN (Printed Music)
From: When I Met Robin
Words and Music by Various Artists
Story by Ralph Allan Dale
Illustrated by Aurelius Battaglia

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Get on Board (Holton) 1 - Copy
GET ON BOARD LITTLE CHILDREN (Partial Lyrics)
From: When I Met Robin
Words and Music by Various Artists
Story by Ralph Allan Dale
Illustrated by Aurelius Battaglia

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I’VE BEEN WORKING ON THE RAILROAD, is featured in:

A Children’s Treasury of Songs
Words and Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Linda Bleck

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I’ve Been Working on the Railroad

Traditional Words and Tune
Edited by Ann Owen
Illustrated by Sandra D’Antonio
(This book features printed music, pages of information about the song and railroads, and activity ideas.)

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I’ve Been Working on the Railroad (an American Classic)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott

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i've been working on the railroad jill weber
I’ve Been Working on the Railroad (let’s sing a song)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by

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i've been working on the railroad jim becker
I’ve Been Working on the Railroad
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by

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i've been working on the railroad smithsonian
I’ve Been Working on the Railroad (Smithsonian American Favorites)
Traditional Words and Tune
Edited by Laura Gates Galvin
Illustrated by Daniel Brown

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I’ve Been Working on the Railroad

www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLWya3o8rTY
Singable Picture Book Video from Speakaboos.com
Speakaboos Youtube Page:
http://www.youtube.com/user/speakaboos

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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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The Runaway Train
Traditional Words and Music
Illustrated by Lucy Barnard

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Sleepytown Express krauss
The Sleepytown Express
Words and Music by Haven Gillespie
Illustrated by Tracy Krauss

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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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The Train of States
Written and Illustrated by Peter Sis
Though not singable, this book is an excellent companion to both Fifty Nifty States  and United States State Capitals Song. The states, each depicted as a train car are assembled in the order in which they were ratified. 

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Train Song

Poem by Diane Siebert
Illustrated by Mike Wimmer
Sing to the Tune of “ABC”

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train they call the city of new orleans
The Train they Call the City of New Orleans
Words and Music by Steve Goodman
Illustrated by Michael McCurdy

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transportation songs twin sister productions
Transportation: Boats and Planes and Traveling Trains!
Words and Music by Various Artists, including Kim Mitzo Thompson and Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand
Illustrated by Mark Paskiet
ISBN: 1-882331-84-2

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Related Posts

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TRAINS INSPIRE MUSIC
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/07/08/trains-inspire-music/

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TRAINS
Train Songs in Singable Picture Books:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/train-songs-in-singable-picture-books/

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POETRY SINGABLE POETRY IN COMPILATIONS

An list of  singable poems from compilations of poetry for children
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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POETRY, SINGABLE POETRY IN INDIVIDUALLY ILLUSTRATED SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
A list of individually illustrated poems that have been set to music and can be sung
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/poems-individually-illustrated-spb/

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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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