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.
|Sailor Song; by Nancy Jewell, illustrated by Stefano Vitale; Clarion Books,
1999; ISBN: 0395825113;
- As a mother tucks her young child into bed, she sings him a dreamy story of a sailor on his way home from the sea--a song of the ocean, but also of a wood, a field, and a snug little country house. Nighttime illustrations depict the sailor's journey from ocean to wood to field to the bedroom where the child is waiting.
|She'll Be Coming Around the Mountain (Bank Street Ready-To-Read); Emily Coplon, et al ; 1994; Gareth Stevens - Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing, 1997; ISBN: 0836816897 (hc), 0553373404 (pbk)|
Stephens Feast; Jean Richardson, illustrated by Alice Englander; Dent Childrens
Books, 1991; ISBN 0-460-88079-9; - Wonderful story to accompany
the Christmas carol, Good King Winceslas.
Summertime from Porgy and Bess; by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heywood, and Ira Gershwin;
paintings by Mike Wimmer; Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers;
ISBN 0-689-80719-8; - Simple use of the first verse only of this classic illustrated
with romanticised yet beautifully realistic portrayals of one
summer day in the life of a rural black family earlier in the
Take Me Out to the Ballgame, Jack Norworth, Alec Gillman (Illustrator0; Aladdin Picture Books - Simon & Schuster, 1999; ISBN: 0027359913
|The Teddy Bears' Picnic; by Jimmy Kennedy, illustrated by Alexandra Day; Simon & Schuster, 1991; ISBN: 0671755897|
|The Teddy Bear's Picnic; as sung by Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, illustrated by Bruce Whatley; Harpercollins Juvenile Books, 1996; ISBN: 006027302X|
|Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear : A Classic Action Rhyme; illustrated by Michael Hague; William Morrow & Co., 1998; ISBN: 0688152511|
Them Bones; Ian Dicks and David Hawcock; Delacourte Press - Bantam Doubleday,
1993; ISBN 0-385-31045-5; - An absolutely delightful book that
is totally unique. It is a book of the text to the well-known
song (The toe bones connected to the ankle bone, etc.) with
each phrase folding out of the book and eventually creating a
four foot high skeleton. The music for the song is fully integrated
into the text. Unfortunately out of print. Demand that doubleday
republish it and perhaps we can make it available again!
There Ain't No Bugs on Me; as sung by Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, illustrated by Bruce Whatley; Harpercollins Juvenile Books; ISBN: 0060281421 1999; - The bears from "The Teddy Bears' Picnic" are back in this second book-and-tape set from Jerry Garcia and David Grisman.
There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight: The Great Chicago Fire Of, 1871; by Robert Quackenbush; Out of Print; ASIN: 0397322674
|There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly; Simms Taback; Viking Childrens Books, 1997; ISBN: 06708693921997
- Inventive die-cut artwork offers young readers of all ages a rollicking, eye-popping version of the well-loved poem about the old lady who swallowed a fly, a spider, a bird, a cat, a dog, and worse. A Caldecott Honor Book
|There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly; by Glen Hay; Inchworm Press, 1998; ISBN: 1577193342|
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Trout!; by Terri Sloat, Reynolds Ruffins (Illustrator;Henry Holt & Company, Inc.; ISBN: 0805042946; - Another twist on the Old Lady - that captures the scenery and wildlife of the Pacific Northwest.
|This Land Is Your Land; words and music by Woody Guthrie, paintings by Kathy Jakobsen,
with a tribute by Pete Seeger, Little, Brown and Co., 1998; ISBN
- A wonderful book and tribute to this most classic of all Woody Guthrie songs.
This Old Man ; illustrated by Pam Adams; Childs Play Intl Ltd, 1995; ISBN:
0859530272; also available in a Big Book format
This Old Man; illustrated by Carolyn Bracken; Golden Books, 1993; ISBN: 0307748286
|This Old Man; Carol Jones illustrator; Houghton-Mifflin Co. 1990; ISBN 0-395-90124-3
(pbk) or 0-395-54699-0 (hc);
- This peep-through-the-hole book depicts the travels of "this old man" and his young companion through the house and garden. The engaging pictures are filled with action and humor and things to count and discover.
|Today Is Monday, illustrated by Eric Carle; Scholastic Books- Philomel Books, 1997; ISBN: 0399219668 (hc), 0698115635 (pbk) - Also available in Big Book format.|
|Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star; illustrated by Iza Trapani (Illustrator), Jane Taylor ; Whispering Coyote Press, 1998; ISBN: 1580890156|
The Twelve Days of Christmas; illustrated by Louise Brierley; Candlewick Press, 1995; ISBN1-56402-525-X
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