A List of Children's Song Storybooks

These books have well- known children's songs as their text. They are a great resource for teaching music and integrating Language Arts into the music curriculum or vice versa. The list is in alphabetical order by title. Click on the letters below to go to the title you are intersted in.



I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie; by Alison Jackson, illustrated by Judith Byron Schachner; Dutton Books; ISBN: 0525456457 ;
- A clever Thanksgiving twist on "I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly." With its theme of feasting-gone-wild, it's the perfect Thanksgiving book.

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly; by Nadine Bernard Westcott; Little Brown & Co., 1988; ISBN: 0316931276


I'm a Little Teapot; by Iza Trapani; Whispering Coyote Press, 1997; ISBN: 1879085992

I Want to Learn to Fly!; by Judy Barron, illustrated by Cyd Moore; Scholastic Inc., 1995; ISBN: 0590223291

I Was Born About 10,000 Years Ago : A Tall Tale;by Steven Kellogg; Mulberry Books, 1998; ISBN: 0688161561

If You're Happy and You Know It; Nicki Weiss; Greenwillow, 1987; ISBN: 0688064442

If You're Happy and You Know It, Clap Your Hands : A Pop-Up Book; illustrated by David A. Carter; Cartwheel Books, 1997; ISBN: 0590938282

Inch by Inch: The Garden Song; by David Mallett, illustrated by Ora Eitan; HarperTrophy; ISBN: 0064434818; - These classic verses, accompanied by Ora Eitan's bold and colorful illustrations, relate how one little boy carefully tends his garden--and is rewarded with a giant harvest.

Island in the Sun; by Harry Belafonte, Lord Burgess, pictures by Alex Ayliffe, Irving Burgie; Dial Books for Young Readers, 1999; ISBN: 0803723873

It's Raining, It's Pouring; illustrated by Kin Eagle, Roby Gilbert; Whispering Coyote Press, 1998; ISBN: 1879085887(hc), 1879085712 (pbk)

The Itsy Bitsy Spider; illustrated by Lorianne Siomades; Boyds Mills Press, 1999; ISBN: 1563977273

The Itsy Bitsy Spider; illustrated by Iza Trapani; Whispering Coyote Press, 1993; ISBN 1-879085-77-1

The Itsy Bitsy Spider; illustrated by Rosemary Wells; Scholastic Inc., 1998; ISBN: 0590029118
Jingle Bells; Maryann Koalski; Kids Can Press, 1988; ISBN 1-55074-062-8 (pbk), 0-921103-50-6 (hc)

John Henry, by Julius Lester, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney (A Caldecott Honor Book); Penguin Books, 1994; ISBN 0-8037-1606-0 (HC), 0-8037-1607-9 (SC)

Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing; illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist, words by James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938), music by J. Rosamund Johnson (James’ brother); Scholastic Inc., 1995; ISBN 0-590-46982-7; Inspirational illustrations for the song often considered to be the anthem of African-Americans.

The Little Drummer Boy, illustrated by Yoshi Miyake, Katherine Davis, Henry Onorati, Harry Simeone; Troll Associates,1998; ISBN: 0816748098

The Little Drummer Boy; by Ezra Jack Keats, Katherine Davis, Henry Onorati, Harry Simeone; Aladdin Paperbacks, 1987; ISBN: 0689711581

The Little Nut Tree; by Sally Gardner; TambourineBooks, 1993; ISBN 0-688-13297-9

London Bridge is Falling Down; illustrated by Peter Spier; Dell P ublishing, 1992; ISBN 0-440-40710-9

Lullaby and Good Night - Songs for Sweet Dreams; Julie Downing; Simon and Schuster, 1999; ISBN 0-689-81085-7 A new collection of lullabies - not stories - buit the melody is actually incorporated in the illustrations - although a little low key and not connected to the words.