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Hooooooooooo, I dooooooo so love owls!

Songs follow are about feature OWLS

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NANCY STEWART’S OWL SONG
http://www.nancymusic.com/SOM/2010/owl-song.htm

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Sweet Suffolk Owl
Poem Attributed to an Anonymous Author
Music by Thomas Vautor (1619) (Thomas Vautor’s musical setting:www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbkTP7NJXME )
Music by Richard Hundley (1981) (Richard Hundley’s musical setting:www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCOijXQEeqk)
Illustrations Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
You can sing-along with this book I assembled, to view or print, click here:
sweet suffolk owl book for singing

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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
Musical Settings by Various Artists (Including Thomas Arne)
Sing-along with Emily’s instrumental, prepared by Paul Raiman (www.MyRehearsalPianist.com)

(This poem may also be known as “Winter Song,” “Winter’s Song,” “Winter,” “Owl Song,” and, by its first line, “When icicles hang by the wall”)

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Winter Song / When Icicles Hang by the Wall / A Merry Note, a song by William Shakespeare
A page for the Sing Books with Emily SINGABLE ADVENT CALENDAR
SBWE Advent Calendar Winter Song
Winter Song / When Icicles Hang by the Wall / A Merry Note
SBWE SINGABLE ADVENT CALENDAR
Words by William Shakespeare
Music by Thomas Arne
To view or print this page, click here:
SBWE Advent Calendar Winter Song

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WINTER SONG sing-along sheet for “Sing with Me Songbook
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Winter Song / When Icicles Hang by the Wall / A Merry Note
SBWE SINGABLE ADVENT CALENDAR
Words by William Shakespeare
Music by Thomas Arne
To view or print this page, click here:
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Related Post

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SHAKESPEARE
William Shakespeare in Singable Picture Books
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/shakespeare-in-singable-picture-books/

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CLASSICAL MUSIC IN ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/classical-music-in-illustrated-song/

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SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK LISTS FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS AND INTERESTS
Lists of Illustrated Songs for singing and exploring specific subjects

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/song-book-lists-for-all-occasions/

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SING WITH OUR KIDSis an organization located on Mercer Island, WA and clearly has many of the same goals and practices as Sing Books with Emily.  It is so EXCITING to find someone who has similar goals as mine.  I can’t wait to explore the website and resources and get to know Ms. Stewart.

If you need resources for sharing early music with young learners (and learning how incorporating music into your educational practices is one of the very best thing you can do for and with children), SING WITH OUR KIDS is the place to go.

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SING WITH OUR KIDS, THE WEBSITE
Free resources for early learning through community singing
http://singwithourkids.com/

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Nancy Stewart’s Artist Website:
www.Nancymusic.com

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Nancy Stewart’s blog about her SING WITH OUR KIDS project:
http://singwithourkids.blogspot.com/

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Though I approach my work more from a cabaret performer’s angle, I’m excited to explore this website for ideas that I can incorporate into my own work.  SING WITH OUR KIDS also offers tons of information about educational value of the work which will help me to deepen my understanding of how the work is not just edutainment, but how truly beneficial singing songs from picture books is to the learning environment, developing brains, and to the strength of the community.

Ms. Stewart’s vocals and guitar playing are fantastic.  And she writes a lot of original songs, too.  I’ll be trolling her page for illustrations of these songs in hopes of incorporating them into Sing Books visits.

Ms. Stewart’s OWL SONG seemed particularity interesting to me, as I do so LOVE owls.

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Related Posts

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OWLS IN ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/05/25/illustrated-songs-with-owls/

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INFO AND THINKING ABOUT SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/resources-for-inspiration-and-information/

I just read the news that Anne Meara died today.

I’d like to share a little memory, a little moment in time that I’ll never forget, a loving little tribute:

Rest In Peace Dear Anne Meara. I spent an evening with her at HB Studio, it must have been 1992. I’d just moved to NYC and took a song performance class at HB Studio. Somehow I got cast in the Fall Benefit 1992. Charles Nelson Reilly directed and Donna McKechnie staged it. Stiller and Meara did a skit. I got to sit next to Anne Meara and put on makeup in the dressing room. I was scared and star struck out of my mind. She was so nice to me. Many blessings and thank yous to Anne Meara.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/25/arts/anne-meara-comedian-and-actress-dies-at-85.html?_r=0

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Related Posts

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In Memoriam: Memorial Posts for People Who Have Meant the World to Me
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/in-memorium/

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Charles Nelson Reilly and My First Cabaret
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/09/08/charles-nelson-reilly-and-my-first-cabaret/

In this time period, I got to visit the classes of Miss Robin, Ms. Slovensky, Ms. Trojan, Ms. Howard, Ms. Allen, Ms. Everett, Ms. Campbell, Mr. Grasso, Mr. Koppelman, Ms. Mason, Ms. Coffman and Ms. Strickland at Tuckahoe Elementary School and Timber Lane Elementary School.

Here’s what we sang (listed in no particular order),

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The Gettysburg Address
Words by Abraham Lincoln
Music by Mrs. Patel’s 6th Grade Class (Woodmere Elementary School, Woodmere, New York, 1962)
Inscribed and Illustrated by Sam Fink
Sing this song with the accompaniment and melody line, played here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/the-gettysburg-address-piano

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Our Abe Lincoln
Traditional Tune, Sing to the tune of “The Old Gray Mare
Words Adapted by Jim Aylesworth
Illustrated by Barbara McClintock

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All God’s Critters
Words and Music by Bill Staines
Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York, 2009
ISBN 987-0-689-86959-4

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Who is on the United States Money Song
Sing to the Tune of the Can-Can
Words by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Pictures Coordinated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Hear the song and sing-along with Emily at this link:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/who-is-on-the-us-money-song

If you are interested in a copy of this book, please email: SingBooksWithEmily.att.net, or leave a comment to this post.

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beethoven's wig (read along symphony)
Beethoven’s Wig
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Words by Richard Perlmutter
Illustrated by Maria Rosetti

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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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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 Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Click here to view or print the book:
twinkle bat book
Sing “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat” along with me, here:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/twinkle-little-bat-eleg-2010

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Sunshine on My Shoulders
Words by John Denver
Music by John Denver, Mike Taylor & Dick Kniss
Illustrated by Christopher Canyon

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A Fairy Went A-Marketing
Poem by Rose Fyleman
Illustrated by Jamichael Henterly
Musical Setting can be found by Ginger Sands on her collection “The Gift of Make Believe

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Last Song
Poem by James Guthrie
Music by Emily Gleichenhaus and Paul Raiman
Pictures Assembled by Emily Gleichenhaus
To view or print this book, click here:
last song book eleg sbwe
Sing-Along with Emily:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/last-song

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Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
Poem by Eugene Field
Music by Various Artists (Including Carly and Lucy Simon)
Illustrated by Giselle Potter

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The Hippopotamus Song
Words by Michael Flanders
Music by Donald Swann and Michael Flanders
Illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott
ISBN: 0-316-28557-9
This book features printed sheet music

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The Swing
Poem by Robert Lewis Stevenson
Traditional Tune
Illustrated by Julie Morstad
Originally Published in A Child’s Garden of Verses
ISBN 978-1897476482
Sing “The Swing” with Emily:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/the-swing-rls-eleg-sbwe

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The Swing
Poem by Robert Lewis Stevenson
Traditional Tune
Illustrated by Jane Dyer
From Talking Like the Rain (a First Book of Poems)

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The Swing

Poem by Robert Lewis Stevenson
Traditional Tune
Illustrated by Esther Friend, p. 132 of Childcraft, Volume 1, The Poems of Early Childhood (1954)
Originally Published in A Child’s Garden of Verses
To view or print this page, click here:
SWING RLS childcraft Friend ELEG type

Sing “The Swing” with Emily:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/the-swing-rls-eleg-sbwe

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Tomorrow
Words by Martin Charnin
Music by Charles Strouse
From the Musical ANNIE
For classroom use only.

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tomorrow 4 sbwe i love ya tomorrow
Favorite Lyric from
TOMORROW
Poster by Sing Books with Emily
To view or print this poster, click here:
tomorrow 4 sbwe i love ya tomorrow

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TOMORROW Poster 4 SBWE
Poster by Sing Books with Emily
To view or print this poster, click here:
tomorrow sbwe poster

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Time to Rise
Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson
From A Child’s Garden of Verses
Tune by Various Artists including Joanie Bartles
Illustration by Brian Wildsmith

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Late for School

Words and Music by Steve Martin
Illustrated by C.F. Payne
Published by Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group, New York, 2010
ISBN 978-044-6-55702-3

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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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Grandma’s Feather Bed (John Denver’s)
Words and Music by Jim Connor
Adapted and Illustrated by Christopher Canyon

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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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Presidents Name Song for Sing Books with Emily
Song Intro by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Illustrations and Layout Compiled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Sing Sing Books with Emily’s The Presidents Name Song with the melody sing-along track, here:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/presidentsnamesong-melody
If you are interested in a copy of this book, please email: SingBooksWithEmily.att.net, or leave a comment to this post.

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Puff the Magic Dragon
Words and Music by Peter Yarrow and Lenny Lipton
Illustrated by Eric Puybaret

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When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer
Words by Walt Whitman
Music by Various Artists
Pictures by Loren Long

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Words by Jack Norworth
Music by Albert Von Tilzer
Illustrated by Amiko Hirao
Performed by Carly Simon
This edition gets a GOLD STAR for including the FULL song (both verses and chorus) and a fabulous recording of Carly Simon and her delightful arrangement she made for Ken Burn’s documentary Baseball.

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COTTLESTON PIE
Poem by A. A. Milne
Music by Harold Fraser-Simson

Sing the song with Emily’s sing-along track, here

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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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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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I Can Sing a Rainbow
Words and Music by Arthur Hamilton
Book Assembled by Sing Books with Emily
This book is for home and classroom use only.

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A-You’re Adorable with ASL Alphabet
Words and Music by Buddy Kaye, Fred Wise and Sidney Lippman
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
This item is for classroom, home, or library use only.

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HOW DOTH THE LITTLE CROCODILE SONG SHEET W GUITAR CHORDS BY ELEG FOR SBWE
Poem by Lewis Carroll
From ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Music by Various Artists
Crocodile Art by Mo Gleichenhaus
To view or print this PDF song sheet, click here:
how doth the little crocodile sheet – w chords portrait

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TO MS. GODWIN WITH LOVE on 5/4/2015

This time frame also brought the fruition of a musical tribute to my daughter’s 5th Grade Teacher Ms. Godwin.

Mom Ms. Stultz suggested that TO SIR WITH LOVE would be a great song the kids could sing to Ms. Godwin as a thanks and tribute to her for Tuckahoe Elementary School’s Teacher Appreciation Week 2015.  I slightly adapted the music and lyrics to fit the purpose and Paul Raiman of MY REHEARSAL PIANIST, created a melody line on top of the instrumental track so the children could learn the song.  We had two rehearsals with the children and sang for Ms. Godwin on 5/4/2015  I think she was pleased and we all had a lot of fun.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzIAiwdi0Og

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Full post including sing-along resource links, here:
TO MS. GODWIN WITH LOVE, THE POST
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/03/13/for-a-teacher-with-love-if-you-are-ms-g-win-dont-look/

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Related Posts

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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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ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Abraham Lincoln in Singable Picture Books
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/02/01/abraham-lincoln-in-singable-picture-books/

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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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FUNNY SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS

That’s Hilarious! A List of Singable Picture Books that’ll Crack You Up!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/24/thats-hilarious-a-list-of-singable-picture-books-thatll-crack-you-up/

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AMERICAN HISTORY: CELEBRATING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND HER CITIZENS AND TELL STORIES OF AMERICAN HISTORY
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/a-patriotic-list-of-singable-books-for-july-4th/

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LITTLE SONGS, A NOTEBOOK OF SWEET LITTLE SONGS (MOSTLY SINGABLE POETRY) FOR TO SING WHEN YOUR BRAIN FEELS FUZZY
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/little-songs-a-notebook-of-sweet-little-songs-mostly-singable-poetry-for-to-sing-when-your-brain-feels-fuzzy/

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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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JOHN DENVER
The Singable Picture Books of John Denver
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/the-singable-picture-books-of-john-denver/

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PINTEREST
SING WITH ME SONGBOOK FOR SINGBOOKS WITH EMILY (ON PINTEREST)
http://pinterest.com/singbooksemily/sing-with-me-songbook-sing-books-with-emily/

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PINTEREST
FAVORITE SINGABLES ON PINTEREST
Of the hundreds (maybe thousands) of choices, this list on Pinterest displays the top blockbuster favorite Singable Picture Books that we warble together at Sing Books visits:
http://pinterest.com/singbooksemily/

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CHILDCRAFT
The singable poems in Childcraft, Volume 1, The Poems of Early Childhood (1954)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/04/13/childcraft-poems-of-early-childhood-a-singable-collection-of-poetry/

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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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MAGIC: PUFF AND THE ASTRONOMER: DON’T LOSE THE MAGIC
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/04/23/puff-and-the-astronomer-dont-lose-the-magic/

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MANY SONGS, ONE TWINKLY TUNE
Twinkle, ABC, Baa are only 3 of the many songs that use the same familiar tune
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2009/12/17/abc-twinkle-star-baa-blacksheep-singable-books-and-all-the-fix-ins-and-a-youre-adorable-too/

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CLASSICAL MUSIC IN ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/classical-music-in-illustrated-song/

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PETER PAUL AND MARY
SONGS OF PETER PAUL & MARY IN SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/01/31/songs-of-peter-paul-mary-in-singable-picture-books/

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PETER YARROW SONGBOOK SERIES

A list of the Singable Picture Books from the Peter Yarrow Songbook series:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2009/11/30/the-case-for-singing-with-children-from-peter-yarrow/

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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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ALICE IN WONDERLAND AND THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
Illustrated Singable Poems by Lewis Carrol in the ALICE books are found in the original books and in many volumes of illustrated poems for children
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/26/alices-adventures-in-wonderland-and-through-the-looking-glass-singable/

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TO MS. GODWIN WITH LOVE, THE POST
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/03/13/for-a-teacher-with-love-if-you-are-ms-g-win-dont-look/

I had a wonderful time visiting the Bull Run Regional Library on 4/15/2015.

It’s been over a month since then, but after a computer melt down, I’m at last ready to write about the fun.

We had a lovely crowd and it was so much fun to meet lots of new friends.

Here are the books we sang (listed in now particular order),

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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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Waking Up is Hard to Do
Music and Lyrics by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield
Children’s Lyrics by Neil Sedaka
Illustrated by Daniel Miyares

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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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Octopus’s Garden
Words and Music by Ringo Starr
Illustrated by Ben Cort

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I Don’t Want to Live on the Moon
Words and Music by Jeff Moss
Pictures Coordinated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
This item is for classroom, home, or library use only.

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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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Rubber Duckie
Words and Music by Jeffrey Moss
Book Assembled for Sing Books with Emily

This book is for home and classroom use only.

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ABC letters caps WITH SIGN and chords portrait ELEG 4 SBWE
ABCs Chart with ASL Alphabet and Guitar Chords for SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune
Card Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this card, click here:
ABC letters caps WITH SIGN and chords portrait ELEG 4 SBWE

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ZYX letters caps WITH SIGN and chords portrait ELEG 4 SBWE
ZYX Sing Along Card with ASL Alphabet and Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this Sing Along Card, click here:
ZYX letters caps WITH SIGN and chords portrait ELEG 4 SBWE

Sing the ZYX’s along with me!  Just click here:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/zyxs-eleg-2010

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Late for School

Words and Music by Steve Martin
Illustrated by C.F. Payne
Published by Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group, New York, 2010
ISBN 978-044-6-55702-3

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Grandma’s Feather Bed (John Denver’s)
Words and Music by Jim Connor
Adapted and Illustrated by Christopher Canyon

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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Poem by Jane Taylor
Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
This gorgeously illustrated book gets a gold star for using the mostly unacknowledged FULL text of the poem.

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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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A-You're Adorable­_ABCs Book w ASL cover only
A-You’re Adorable with ASL Alphabet
Words and Music by Buddy Kaye, Fred Wise and Sidney Lippman
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
This item is for classroom, home, or library use only.

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Baa Baa Black Sheep Song Sheet with Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
baa baa blacksheep eleg sbwe 1 page

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Baa!  Baa!  Black Sheep
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus

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Sing Books with Emily: Baa Baa Blacksheep


www.youtube.com/watch?v=d79HcTlpAgw
Recorded and directed by Judy Simmons
Related Post:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/10/03/the-sing-books-with-emily-youtube-channel-and-video-series-today-lets-sing-baa-baa-blacksheep/

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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 Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Click here to view or print the book:
twinkle bat book
Sing “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat” along with me, here:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/twinkle-little-bat-eleg-2010

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Words by Jack Norworth
Music by Albert Von Tilzer
Illustrated by Amiko Hirao
Performed by Carly Simon
This edition gets a GOLD STAR for including the FULL song (both verses and chorus) and a fabulous recording of Carly Simon and her delightful arrangement she made for Ken Burn’s documentary Baseball.

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They made a really nice poster to advertise my visit:
2015 04 15 sbwe bull run poster - Copy

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 10:30am,
Bull Run Regional Library
8051 Ashton Avenue
Manassas, VA 20109-2892
Website:
http://www.pwcgov.org/…/Pages/Bull-Run-Regional-Library.aspx

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AMERICAN HISTORY: CELEBRATING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND HER CITIZENS AND TELL STORIES OF AMERICAN HISTORY
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/a-patriotic-list-of-singable-books-for-july-4th/

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FUNNY SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS

That’s Hilarious! A List of Singable Picture Books that’ll Crack You Up!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/24/thats-hilarious-a-list-of-singable-picture-books-thatll-crack-you-up/

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SESAME STREET
Sesame Street in Singable Picture Books
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/sesame-street-in-singable-picture-books/

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SING-ALONG RESOURCES AND PRINTABLE MATERIALS
This is the place to find Print Materials Created by Emily
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/sing-along-resources-2/

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MANY SONGS, ONE TWINKLY TUNE
Twinkle, ABC, Baa are only 3 of the many songs that use the same familiar tune
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2009/12/17/abc-twinkle-star-baa-blacksheep-singable-books-and-all-the-fix-ins-and-a-youre-adorable-too/

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BASEBALL SONGS
The Singable Picture Books of Baseball
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/08/30/the-singable-picture-books-of-baseball/

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BEATLES: THE BEATLES IN SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
The Singable Picture Books of John, Paul, George, and Ringo

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/09/26/the-beatles-in-singable-picture-books/

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JOHN DENVER
The Singable Picture Books of John Denver
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/the-singable-picture-books-of-john-denver/

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NEIL SEDAKA
THE ILLUSTRATED SONGS OF NEIL SEDAKA
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/01/24/the-illustrated-songs-of-neil-sedaka/

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Sing Books at Bull Run Info Post
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2015/04/14/sing-books-tomorrow-at-bull-run-regional-library/

This post is an addendum to the post:
THE ELEMENTS SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/12/08/the-elements-a-terrific-party-trick-song-by-tom-lehrer-a-singable-picture-book-video-and-singable-picture-book-for-grownups/

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Something so cool to go with THE ELEMENTS SONG that I sooooooo want to learn.  One day I’ll buckle down and do it (will take some time and devotion), but until then, I can keep collecting up great stuff like this:

http://ed.ted.com/periodic-videos
A lesson about every single element on the periodic table
Created by the Periodic Videos team using the TED-Ed platform.

ted ed periodic table w vids

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The Elements
Words and Music by Tom Lehrer
Illustrated by PAINLESS LEARNING PLACEMATS

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The Elements” from:

The Elements” from:
Too Many Songs by Tom Lehrer (With Not Enough Drawings by Ronald Searle)
Words and Music by Tom Lehrer
Illustrated by Ronald Searle

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Related Posts

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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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SINGABLE PLACEMATS

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/02/15/singable-placemats/

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THE ELEMENTS SONG

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/12/08/the-elements-a-terrific-party-trick-song-by-tom-lehrer-a-singable-picture-book-video-and-singable-picture-book-for-grownups/

This post has nothing to do with Singable Picture Books, but it does have everything to do with education.  The enrichment of the educational environment has everything to do with my mission for Sing Books with Emily.  This is also a chapter in my own family’s story.

My son Mo lives with dyslexia. He had a miserable experience in elementary school because he was incredibly misunderstood and taught with methods which were antithetical to his brain wiring. He was literally tortured by these ineffective teaching methods (principally as thrust upon him by the “Reading Specials,” who, if she actually knew what she was doing, should have known better, could have identified him and used appropriate methods, like Orton-Gillingham, to teach him, but alas she did not, instead choosing to put frowny faces on his papers when he spelled a word wrong), while simultaneous being told that he was the problem as a learner instead of the practitioners considering that it was the teaching methods (not Mo) which were defective.

If this story sounds familiar to you (as many many children with the milder forms of dyslexia, like Mo, fall through the educational cracks), as it is estimated that as many as 1 in 5 people have some level of dyslexia. This is an excellent video to understand a bit better what dyslexia is and what can be done about to to improve the educational experience of children with dyslexia, which, in turn, would improve the whole wide world around us, since dyslexics are often underestimated, and therefore under nurtured for their intelligence and creativity, and thus for their ability to solve problems and improve the climate for living:


www.youtube.com/watch?v=zafiGBrFkRM

I found this video embedded in this excellent edutopia.com article:

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/dyslexia-in-general-ed-classroom-kelli-sandman-hurley?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=blog-dyslexia-in-general-ed-classroom-custompin&crlt_pid=camp.3f3l5FqIVdyV

This is the quote from the article that resonated so much with me:
“Remember, these students are capable of learning, and many are intellectually gifted — their academic struggles are unexpected in relation to their innate ability to learn.”

It is our experience with this fact that finally lead us to seek an IEP for  him.  Which brings me to another cautionary lesson.  If you feel this is your child’s experience, do not give up the fight to get the IEP and accommodations. For almost every cognitive test, our son was found to be “within normal limits” even though the deficits that showed dyslexia were clearly present, because the testers had an extremely high tolerance for “normal limits,” even tough some of the results were shockingly low.  As a parent, you have the right to say “I am not satisfied,” until you get what you need for your kids to succeed in the classroom.  It will cost you sleepless nights, research, hundreds of dollars in tutoring fees (since the schools are often only set up to teach the most traditional of learners, not any kid who learns differently).  But just keep going, keep going.  Your kid is worth it.


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