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Up, Up, Up

Words and Music by Susan Reed
Illustrated by Rachel Oldfield
Published by Barefoot Books 

This book, published by Barefoot Books, comes packaged with a CD that has both a vocal and instrumental track.  It’s a beautiful song, upbeat enough that the kids are totally engaged from the beginning, but still lovely and with a soaring quality like flying free that is the central theme of the song.  As you can sing along with the video below, the vocal and instrumental are in a terrific key for singing.

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Up, Up, Up
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/

I’m so excited to participate in Arlington Community day on Saturday, 5/13/2017 at Woodstock Park and Big Walnut Park (more info on these parks at the very bottom of this post).

As part of the fun, Barston’s Child’s Play Bookstore and Toystore will have a fun activity and some of the books for sale.  So that we can plan ahead, I’m this list is compiled of the songs I will pack into my bags and crates so kids can choose what we sing.

It’ll be a Sing Books with Emily Fun Song Grab Bag.  Kids pick the illustrated songs and we’ll sing whatever they pull out of the boxes.

For many of these songs, I play other instruments, like: limberjacks, kazoo, train whistle, foot tambourine, duck call, glockenspiel or guitar.

I’ll start with this one, since, for a variety of reasons, it is the all time favorite:

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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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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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ah vous dirai-je maman lyrics & chords ELEG 4 SBWE
AH VOUS DIRAI-JE MAMAN ILLUSTRATED SONG SHEET WITH GUITAR CHORDS BY ELEG FOR SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this sheet, click here:
ah vous dirai-je maman lyrics & chords ELEG 4 SBWE

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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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Animal Fair

Traditional Tune
Words Adapted by Ponder Goembel
Illustrated by Ponder Goembel

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America the Beautiful

Poem by Katharine Lee Bates
Music by Samuel A. Ward
Illustrated by Chris Gall

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amoeba hop
Amoeba Hop
Words and Music by Christine Lavin
Illustrated by Betsy Franco Feeney

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a my name is alice kellogg
A My Name is ALICE
Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Jane Bayer
Illustrated by Steven Kellogg

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animals went in two by two
Animals Went in Two by Two
Traditional Words and Tune (sing to the tune of, When Johnny Comes Marching Home)
Illustrated by Wendy Straw

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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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SBWE SBS baa baa blacksheep
Baa Baa Black Sheep w Chords for SBWE Songbook Series
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series

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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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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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big bell little bell
The Big Bell and the Little Bell

Words and Music by Martin Kalmanoff
Illustrated by Alastair Graham

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catalina magdalena hoopensteiner
Catalina Magdalena Hoopensteiner Wallendiner Hogan Logan Bogan Was Her Name

Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Tedd Arnold
Illustrated by Tedd Arnold

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C’mon and Swing in My Tree (The Sunflowers)
Words and Music by Michael Taylor Fontaine
Illustrated by Giselle Potter

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coat of many colors parton boynton-hughes
Coat of Many Colors
Words and Music by Dolly Parton
Illustrated by Brooke Boynton-Hughes

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The Continents Song
Traditional Tune (Sing to the tune of, “He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands”)
Adapted Lyrics
Map created by ephotopix.com
Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus

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Do Re Mi / Doe a Deer
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
From the Musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC
For classroom use only.

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Down by the Bay (Raffi Songs to Read)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott
Raffi Songs to Read

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Down by the Bay (for SBWE)
Traditional Words and Tune
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
down by the bay SBWE w chords & rhymes

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Edelweiss (lyric sheet with guitar chords) Updated
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
From SOUND OF MUSIC
edelweiss w guitar chords (eleg loved one) updated

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fairy went a marketing
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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farmer in the dell plume
The Farmer in the Dell
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Ilse Plume

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Fifty Nifty States
Words and Music by Ray Charles
Book Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus

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Five Green and Speckled Frogs
Traditional Words and Tune
Book Assembled by Emily Gleichenhaus for Sing Books with Emily

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5 Little Ducks
Traditional Words and Tune
Sing to the tune of FIVE LITTLE DUCKS
Words Adapted by Denise Fleming
Illustrated by Denise Fleming

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Five Little Ducks (Classic Books with Holes)

Classic Books with Holes Series
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Penny Ives

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Five Little Owls w chords for SBWE Songbook Series (Updated) 

Rhyme by Anonymous
Tune and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this page, click here:
five little owls w chords ELEG SBWE SBS 2

 

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fox went out on a chilly night spier 2014
Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night (An Old Song), 2014 Reissue
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Peter Spier

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Forever Young
Words and Music by Bob Dylan
Illustrated by Paul Rogers

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SBWE SBS Frere Jacques Brother John w chords
Frere Jacques-Brother John w Chords for SBWE Songbook Series
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series

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froggie went a courtin eleg 4 sbwe
Froggie Went a-Courtin’ for Limberjack and Sing Books with Emily
Traditional Words and Tune
Adaptations by ELEG for Sing Books with Emily
Illustration by Mary Blair from My First Sing-A-Song Book, 1966

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He got down upon his knee and said, “Miss Mousie will you marry me?”
2015 09 24 SBWE cambell & everett 2
Froggie Went a-Courtin’ with limberjack frog

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frosty the snowman wade zahares
Frosty the Snowman
Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
Performed by Kenny Loggins
Illustrated by Wade Zahares

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going to the zoo
Going to the Zoo
Words and Music by Tom Paxton
Illustrated by Karen Lee Schmidt
This book features printed music

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Goodness and Love
Words and Arrangement by Emily Gleichenhaus
Sing to the Tune of GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN
To view or print this page, click here:
goodness-and-love-eleg-sbwe-w-chords

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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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hector-protector-eleg-sbwe
Hector Protector (for SBWE)
Traditional Rhyme and Tune
Chords by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
hector-protector-eleg-sbwe

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HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE SING ALONG BOOK 
Traditional Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme
Book Assembled for SBWE
Illustrations by Various Artists

This book is for classroom use only.

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SBWE SBS Hey Diddle w chords
Hey Diddle Diddle Song Sheet w Chords for SBWE Songbook Series
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series

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SBWE SBS helping
HELPING

Words and Music by Shel Silverstein
Featured in Free to Be You and Me
Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE

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hippity hop to the barber shop fowke sbwe chords
Hippity Hop to the Barber Shop
Traditional Words
Chords, Tune and Adaptations by ELEG for SBWE
From: 
Sally Go round the Sun (300 Songs, Rhymes and Games of Canadian Children)
Songs and Rhymes Collected and Edited by Edith Fowke
Musical Arrangements by Keith MacMillan
Illustrated by Carlos Marchiori

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SBWE SBS hippity hop w chords
Hippity Hop to the Barber Shop w Chords by ELEG for SBWE SBS
Traditional Words
Chords, Tune and Adaptations by ELEG for SBWE
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this page, click here:
SBWE SBS hippity hop w chords

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how doth the little crocodile sheet - w chords portrait
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

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Hush, Little Baby
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Brian Pinkney

 

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I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More
Words by Karen Beaumont
Illustrated by David Catrow

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sing a rainbow - one page
I Can Sing a Rainbow
Words and Music by Arthur Hamilton
Book Assembled by Sing Books with Emily

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I Love the Mountains
Traditional Words and Music
Words Adapted by John Archembault and David R. Plummer
Illustrated by Susan Swan

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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’m Late
From Disney’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Words by Bob Hilliard
Music by Sammy Fain
This book is for home and classroom use only.

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Inch by Inch (The Garden Song)
Words and Music by David Mallett
Illustrated by Ora Eitan

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itsy bitsy spider emberley
The Itsy-Bitsy Spider
Traditional Words and Tune
Adapted and Illustrated by Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley

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I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
Words and Music by John Rox
Illustrations by Bruce Whatley

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I’ve Been Working on the Railroad

Traditional Words and Tune
Edited by Ann Owen
Illustrated by Sandra D’Antonio

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

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Oh, What fun it is to ride in a one…horse…o…pen…SLEIGH!
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Jingle Bells Sung with Limberjack Horse
Poem by James Lord Pierpont
Traditional Tune

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Knick Knack Paddy Whack

Traditional Words and Tune
Arrangements by Mark Collins
Illustrations by Christiane Engel

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kookaburra cantata
Kookaburra (Cantata Learning)
Traditional Words and Tune
Retold by Steven Anderson
Illustrated by Dan Taylor

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The Lady with the Alligator Purse
Traditional Words and Music
Words Adapted by Mary Ann Hoberman
Illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott

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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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little miss muffet eleg sbwe
Little Miss Muffet for SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune
little miss muffet eleg sbw

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Little Turtle Kovalski 01 - Copy edit
The Little Turtle
Poem by Vachel Lindsay
Traditional Tune
Illustrated by Maryann Kovalski

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SBWE SBS Little Turtle w chords
The Little Turtle Song Sheet w Guitar Chords
Poem by Vachel Lindsay
Traditional Tune with Chords by ELEG for SBWE SBS
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series
To view or print this page, click here:
SBWE SBS Little Turtle w chord

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London Bridge is Falling Down (w guitar chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
london-bridge-sbwe-w-chords

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lucy locket w chords 4 sbwe johnstone
Lucy Locket with Guitar Chords for SBWE (Johnstone Illustration)
Traditional Words and Tune
Sing to the Familiar First Verse Tune Used for Yankee Doodle
Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Illustration by Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone
From Dean’s Mother Goose Book of Rhymes, 1977

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SBWE SBS lucy locket w chords
Lucy Locket with Guitar Chords for SBWE SBS
Traditional Words and Tune
Sing to the Same Tune as Yankee Doodle
Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series

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Make New Friends w chords GSSB
Make New Friends (Girl Scout Songbook Song Sheet with Guitar Chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
To view or print this sheet, click here:
Make New Friends w chords GSSB

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Mail Myself to You
Words and Music by Woody Guthrie
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
This item is for classroom, home and library use only.

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The Marvelous Toy
Words and Music by Tom Paxton
Illustrated by Steve Cox

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mary-had-a-little-lamb-for-sbwe
Mary Had a Little Lamb (for SBWE)
Traditional Tune
Words by Sarah Josepha Hale
Page and Arrangement Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
mary-had-a-little-lamb-for-sbwe

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Me and My Animal Friends
Words and Music by Ralph Covert
Illustrated by Laurie Keller

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The More We Get Together
Traditional Words and Music
Illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church

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My Country tis of Thee for SBWE w chords
My Country Tis of Thee for SBWE w Chords
Words by Reverend Samuel Francis Smith
Traditional Tune, Chords Adapted by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
My Country tis of Thee for SBWE w chords

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my favorite things warhola
My Favorite Things

Words by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
Illustrated by James Warhola

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octopus's garden starr cort
Octopus’s Garden
Words and Music by Ringo Starr
Illustrated by Ben Cort

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OLD BLUE 4 SBWE limberjack
Old Blue (arranged by ELEG for SBWE and limberjack dog)

Traditional Words and Tune
Arrangement by ELEG for SBWE

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SBWE SBS old king cole w chords
Old King Cole w Chords for SBWE SBS
Traditional Words and Tune
Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series

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One Elephant Went Out to Play (Classic Books with Holes)

Classic Books with Holes Series
Traditional Words and Tune (Sing to the tune of “Five Little Ducks”)
Illustrated by Sanja Rescek
(This book features a printing of the song’s simple melody, a paragraph on the helpful use of this type of book for emergent readers, and a page of activity ideas using the book and song)

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One Two Three Four Mary at the Cottage Door (for SBWE)
Traditional Rhyme
Tune and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
1234-mary-at-the-cottage-door-eleg-sbwe-w-chords

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one wide river barbara emberley
One Wide River to Cross (also One More River)
Traditional Words and Tune
Adapted by Barbara Emberley
Illustrated by Ed Emberley

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SBWE SBS Ostentation of a Peacock w chords
Ostentation of a Peacock w Chords for SBWE SBS
Words and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Sing to the Traditional Tune Brother John/Frere Jacques
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series

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Over the Rainbow
Words and Music by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
Illustrated by Eric Puybaret
Published by Imagine Publishing Inc.
ISBN 978-1-936140-00-8 (2010 hard cover edition), ISBN-13: 978-1623540449 (2014 boardbook edition)

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pie sat on a pear tree eleg sbwe
A Pie Sat on a Pear Tree
Traditional Rhyme
Tune and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
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A Pie Sat on a Pear Tree
Traditional Rhyme
Tune and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Illustrated by Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone
From: Dean’s Mother Goose Book of Rhymes (1977)

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Port Side Pirates
Words and Music by Oscar Seaworthy
Illustrated by Debbie Harter
Published by Barefoot Books

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Red, Red Robin
Words and Music by Harry Woods
Illustrated by Lori Lee Stultz

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Rhode Island is Famous for You
Words by Howard Dietz
Music by Arthur Schwartz
Book Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
This book is for home and classroom use only.

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row your boat cabrera
Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Traditional Words and Tune
Additional Words by Jane Cabrera
Illustrated by Jane Cabrera

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rubber duckie SPB for SBWE cover only
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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RUBY THE RED NOSE REINDEER
Words by Emily Gleichenhaus
Music by Johnny Marks
Sketch by ELEG
To view or print this song, click here:
ruby-the-red-nose-reindeer-eleg-sbwe-w-chords

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Words and Music by Johnny Marks
Arrangement for SBWE
Art by Eloise (2009)
To view or print this page, click here:
rudolph-the-red-nosed-reindeer-w-chords

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Original Story by Robert L. May
Written for Montgomery Ward Department Store in 1939
Illustrated by Denver Gillen
Set to Music by Johnny Marks (1948)

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She'll Be Comin Round the Mountain SBWE
She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain for SBWE and Limberhorse
Traditional Words and Tune
Adapted by Emily for SBWE
Page by ELEG for SBWE

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Sing…sing a song
Music and Lyrics by Joe Raposo
Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

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SMILE SONG
Words Adapted from a Girl Scout Song
Sing to the tune of 99 Bottles
Chords by ELEG for SBWE

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Smile Song w chords SBWE
SMILE SONG Song Sheet with Guitar Chords for SBWE
Words Adapted from a Girl Scout Song
Sing to the tune of 99 Bottles
Chords by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
Smile Song w chords SBWE

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Smokey the Bear (Illustrated Song)
Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
Pictures Assembled from Resources Online
This book is for classroom use only.

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Snuggle Puppy

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

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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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Star Spangled Banner

Words by Francis Scott Key
Music by J. Stafford Smith
Illustrated by Todd Ouren

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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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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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Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Words by Jack Norworth
Music by Albert Von Tilzer
Illustrated by Amiko Hirao
Performed by Carly Simon

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The Teddy Bears’ Picnic
Words and Music by Jimmy Kennedy
Illustrated by Michael Hague
ISBN 978-0-8050-5349-4

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There’s a Train Out for Dreamland
Music and Lyrics by Frederich H. Heider and Carl Kress
Illustrated by Jane Dyer and Brooke Dyer
ISBN 978-0-06-058022-3

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There Was an Old Woman Tossed Up in a Basket
Traditional Words and Tune Adapted by ELEG
Guitar Chords by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Illustration by Ursula Koering
From Childcraft, Volume 1, The Poems of Early Childhood (1954)

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This Little Light of Mine (Raffi Songs to Read)

Traditional Tune
Additional Words by Raffi
Illustrated by Stacey Schuett

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TO MEET MR. LINCOLN
Poem by Eve Merriam
Illustrated by Marc Simont
Featured in Sing a Song of Popcorn (Every Child’s Book of Poems)
Tune by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
to-meet-mr-lincoln-merriam-eleg-sbwe

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Twinkle Little Bat Song Sheet w Chords  by ELEG for SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Lewis Carroll
Poster Card by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Click here to view or print the poster card:
TWINKLE LITTLE BAT (L. Carroll) song card w chords 4 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 ELEG for SBWE

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TWINKLE LITTLE BAT (L. Carroll) song card w chords 4 sbwe
Twinkle Little Bat Song Sheet w Chords  by ELEG for SBWE
Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Lewis Carroll
Poster Card by ELEG for SBWE

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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

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SBWE SBS twinkle little star w chords
Twinkle Little Star Song Sheet w Chords for SBWE Songbook Series
Words by Jane Taylor
Traditional Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series

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United States State Capitals Song
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus

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up up up
Up, Up, Up

Words and Music by Susan Reed
Illustrated by Rachel Oldfield
Published by Barefoot Books 

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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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We're Sailing to Galapagos lyrics w chords SBWE
We’re Sailing to Galapagos (A Week in the Pacific)
Tune and Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Words by Laurie Krebs
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
We’re Sailing to Galapagos lyrics w chords SBWE

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When Johnny Comes Marching Home (A Song About a Soldier’s Return)
Traditional Tune
Words by Patrick S. Gilmore
Illustrated by Todd Ouren
(This book features printed music, historical information and activities)

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Whole World
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Christopher Corr

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yankee doodle 1776 verse text sbwe eleg w chords
Yankee Doodle for SBWE Sing Along Sheet with Guitar Chords
Traditional Words and Tune Slightly Adapted by ELEG for SBWE
Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE

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Yankee Doodle (A Song from the American Revolution)

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Todd Ouren
(This book features printed music, a page of song history, and activity ideas)

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Yellow Submarine (Sing-A-Song Storybook)
Words and Music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Illustrated by Cathy Holly

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You Are My Sunshine for SBWE
Words and Music by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell
Illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church
To view or print this page, click here:
you are my sunshine eleg sbwe

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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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ZYX Sing Along Card with ASL Alphabet and Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus

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Arlington Community Day Info and Park Locations and Info

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Arlington Community Day info:
https://parks.arlingtonva.us/events/2017-neighborhood-day/

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Woodstock Park
2049 N Woodstock St
Arlington, VA 22207
Website: https://parks.arlingtonva.us/locations/woodstock-park/

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Big Walnut Park
1915 N Harrison St
Arlington, VA 22207
Website: https://parks.arlingtonva.us/locations/big-walnut-park/

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The Sing Books with Emily Repertoire of Illustrated Song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/the-sing-books-with-emily-repertoire-of-illustrated-song/

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Sing Books with Emily’s Upcoming Public Performances
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/emilys-upcoming-performances/

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Note on the choices:

I adore every single song in my repertoire.  Culling a list for a festival event like this one is difficult, since many of my favorites have to be left at home.  Some songs just are not going to work well in a situation where there are so many distractions and competition for time and attention.  Songs that I’ve pulled out of the list might be a bit long or require deep thoughts, they might be poetry, holiday songs, lullabies or ballads, or just simply too complicated (not for every situation, just this one).  A song not finding its way onto this list does not reflect on its quality, just that it doesn’t play well in a festival atmosphere.

So the songs in this list are mostly celebrations, up tempo, and fun sing-alongs.  A few break the rules I wrote above, but that means they are all time favorites.  I’ve also included quite a few rhymes that we can sing to engage the our littlest of friends.

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2017 03 Funny Turkey

This hilarious turkey puppet was a gift from Miss Robin who teaches the Pre-Ks at Tuckahoe Elementary.

I’ve named her Freida the Funny Turkey and decided she needed a song.

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THE TURKEY IS A VERY FUNNY BIRD
Words by Emily Gleichenhaus for Sing Books with Emily
Sing to the tune of If You’re Happy and You Know It

Oh, the turkey is a funny looking bird
You might think that she’s a little bit absurd
But Ben Franklin was a fan
He wanted you to understand
The turkey is the bird that he preferred

Wild turkeys can fly up to the trees
They perch in trees at night so they can sleep
It’s like a safety zone
When up in trees at night they’ve flown
In the morning they just spread their wings and leap

It’s a snood, that thing that dangles from her head
When she gets excited, it turns red
As she goes about her day
That thing must get in the way
I asked her, but, “Gobble” was all she said

Gobble gobble gobble gobble gobble gob
Gobble gobble gobble gobble gobble gob
Gobble gobble gobble gobble
Gobble gobble gobble gobble
Gobble gobble gobble gobble gobble gob

Gobble gobble gobble gobble gobble gob

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Documentation on Ben Franklin’s opinion on the appropriate bird for USA symbol:
http://greatseal.com/symbols/turkey.html

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Related Posts

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IF YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT, an illustrated song
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/12/09/if-youre-happy-and-you-know-it-in-singable-picture-books/

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USEFUL TUNES IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/useful-tunes-in-the-public-domain/

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SONGS BY EMILY
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/songs-by-emily/

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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 

This book comes with a CD that has both a vocal and an instrumental track.

SteveSongs is the performer on the CD.  Whenever you see his name, you know the music and vocals are going to be good.

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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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Related Posts

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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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The singing of birds
It’s the best medicine
Listen and be well

147.
I tried to record
A bird singing in a tree
But it flew away

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Related Posts

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IMPRESSIONS WHILE WALKING, MUSING, DAYDREAMING AND MAGICAL THINKING
Emily’s Poems: Taking walks, observing the world around me, and writing down what I see
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/09/03/impressions-while-walking/

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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

This is a jolly happy sing-along song.  Everything repeats in each verse and chorus except for the first two lines of each verse.  Kids will quickly learn the words and happily sing along.

The book’s CD comes packed with both a vocal track and an additional track with just the instrumental so you can sing it yourself.  The instrumentation is terrific, too.  It’s always extra fun to sing with a well produced arrangement.

The last pages of the book are filled will fantastic illustrated information like the parts of a Galleon style ship, famous pirate ships, famous pirates, and printed sheet music with guitar chords (which, honestly, are a little out of my league with a Bb and the F chord which plagues me).

This is a terrific illustrated song by Barefoot Books.

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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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Barefoot Books webpage for this illustrated song:
http://store.barefootbooks.com/port-side-pirates-3.html

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Related Posts

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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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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 

Published by Barefoot books, this beautifully illustrated book features pages of information about the creatures that inhabit the Galapagos Islands, about the islands themselves and about Charles Darwin.

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I liked the words and illustrations so much, I decided to make up a tune (borrowing a little from others) for it.

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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
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
We’re Sailing to Galapagos lyrics w chords SBWE

Hear the first part of the song to get you started:

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Barefoot Books website page for WE’RE SAILING TO GALAPAGOS
http://store.barefootbooks.com/we-re-sailing-to-galapagos-2.html

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Related Posts

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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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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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SONGS BY EMILY
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/songs-by-emily/

 


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