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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 first letter of the song title below to find the title you are intersted in.

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Dem Bones; illustrated by Bob Barner; Chronicle Books, 1996); ISBN: 0811808270

Down By the Bay (Raffi Songs to Read) Raffi, Nadine Bernard Westcott; Crown Publishing, 1990; ISBN 0-517-56644-3 (trade) 0-517-56645-1 (pbk)

Down By the Bay, Henrick Drescher; Good Year Books, 1994, ISBN: 0673362019: find the Big Book format here.
Down By the Station; by Will Hillenbrand; Harcourt Trade Publishers, 1999; ISBN: 01520180421999

Down By the Station; Anne Kubler, Jess Stockham; Child's Play International Ltd., 2003; ISBN: 0859531236

Down by the Station; illustrated by Pam Paparone; HarperFestival, 2002; ISBN: 0694015725

Earthsong: Based on the Popular Song 'Over in the Meadow'; by Sally Rogers, illustrated by Melissa Bay Mathis; Dutton Books, 1998; ISBN: 0525458735; - A great environmental twist on the classic "Over in the Meadow" featruing endangered species from all over the world. My grade one classes performed this for Earth Day last year.

Engine, Engine Number Nine, by Stephanie Calmenson, illustrated by Paul Meisel, Stacey Schett; Disney Press, 1970; ISBN: 0786801557 (hc), ISBN: 0786821272(lib bdng). Available in Big Book form as well. A rewriting of the children's poem

The Erie Canal; illustrated by Peter Spier (song by Thomas Allen - used by permission); Doubleday, 1970; ISBN 0-385-05234-0 - Another Peter Spier classic, illustrated with historically accurate pictures of life on the Erie canal and with historical notes in the back.

Evening: An Appalachian Lullaby; Paulette Livers Lambert: Roberts Rinehart Publishing, 1995; ISBN: 1570980128

Farm Yard Song; Christopher Manson illustrator North-South Books, 1992; ISBN 1-55858-169-3 (trade 1-55858-170-7 (pbk)

Fiddle-I-Fee; by Melissa Sweet; Little Brown and Co., 1994; ISBN: 0316825220 (see Farm Yard Song and "Cat Goes Fiddle-I-Fee")

Five Little Ducks; Raffi, et al; Crown Publishing, 1992; ISBN: 0517583607

Five Little Ducks; Anne Kubler, Penny Ives; Child's Play International, 2003; ISBN: 0859531414 ;

Five Little Ducks; by Mary Gruetzke, illustrated by Ivan Bates; Orchard Books, 2006; ISBN: 0439746930; This is my favorite version of htis classic nursery song.
The Farmer in the Dell; by Alexandra Wallner; Holiday House, 1998; ISBN: 0823413829


There are literally hundreds of versions of this song in book form. Our favorite is above but find All Farmer in the Dell links at Amazon HERE. ;

Five Little Pumpkinsks; pictures by Dan Yaccarino; HarperFestival from HarperCollins, 1998;
ISBN: 0-694-01177-0. See our activities for Five Little Pumpkins page HERE.

Follow the Drinking Gourd; story and pictures by Jeanette Winter; Dragonfly Books - Alfred A. Knopf, 1988; ISBN 0-679-81997-5 - Story of the Underground Railroad including the text of the actual folk song used by slaves to tell how to find the way north to freedom. *Find our lesson plan for this book and a description of how the book can be turned into a MusicTale here.

Follow The Drinking Gourd
; by Bernardine Connelly, Yvonne Buchanan (illustrator); Rabbit Ears, 2004; ISBN: 1591977630 — THe classic song is sung by Taj Mahal and the story read by Morgan Freeman in the accompanying CD.

The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night
: An old song illustrated by Peter Spier Doubleday 1961 ISBN 0-385-01065-6 (ACaldecott winner). *Make this book into a MusicTale!

The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night; illustrated by Wendy Watson; Lothrop,Lee and Shepard Books, 1994; ISBN 0-688-10765-6 (HC) 0688-10766-4 (pbk)

Frog Went A-Courting; by John Langstaff, illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky; Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1955; ISBN 0-15-230214-X (HC), 0-15-633900-5 (pbk); A Caldecott Medal winner

Froggie Went A-Courting; retold with pictures by Chris Conover; Farrar, Straus, and iroux, 1986; ISBN 0-374-42474-8/0470 - This is the English version of this tune with “Heigh-ho says Rowley” instead of the American “Unh-hunh, Uhn-hunh”.

Frog Went A-Courting A Musical Play in Six Acts; Dominic Catalano; Boyd Mills Press, 2004; ISBN: 1590782852 — Another version

 

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