Early Literacy - Singing

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Songs are a natural way to slow down and learn language. Check out these books you and your child can sing to and books with Rhyme and poetry.


Linda Saport
Description: A traditional lullaby presented with music, a note on the origin of the song, and pastel illustrations which reflect its possible connection to slaves in the American South
Call Number: E Sap
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Maurice Sendak
Description: A boy sings the praises of his favorite soup, with a reason to love it for each month of the year
Call Number: E Se
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Will Hillenbrand
Description: In this version of a familiar song, baby animals ride to the children's zoo on the zoo train. Printed music on last page
Call Number: E Hil
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Raffi, Jose Aruego, Ariane Dewey
Description: When her five little ducks disappear one by one, Mother Duck sets out to find them. Includes musical notation
Call Number: E Raf
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Peggy Rathmann
Description: An unobservant zookeeper is followed home by all the animals he thinks he has left behind in the zoo
Call Number: E Rat
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Dr Seuss
Description: Presents an illustration of the principle that things are not always what they might appear to be. Helps stimulate reading skills
Call Number: Ei Seu
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Elizabeth Bluemle, Randy Cecil
Description: A young boy who likes to "wokka-wokka, shimmy-shake, and shocka-shocka" gathers his neighbors together for a surprise celebration
Call Number: E Blu
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Sylvia Long
Description: In this variation on an old lullaby, a baby rabbit is shown an assortment of wonders by its adoring parent
Call Number: E Lon
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2016
Karen Beaumont, David Catrow
Description: In the rhythm of a familiar folk song, a child cannot resist adding one more dab of paint in surprising places
Call Number: E Bea
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Walt Whippo, Bernard Zaritzky, Joan Paley
Description: Based on the song of the same title, a little white duck causes a commotion in its pond
Call Number: E Whi
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Mary Ann Hoberman, Nadine Bernard Westcott
Description: This expanded version of the traditional rhyme shows what happens after the lamb gets to school. Includes music on the last page
Call Number: E Hob
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Pamela Duncan Edwards, Elicia Castaldi
Description: Rhyming tale of a sick dolly, the care she receives from her doctor and Miss Polly, and the treat she is offered when she becomes well
Call Number: E Edw
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Lisa Shulman, Ashley Wolff
Description: A female Old MacDonald builds a farm in her workshop
Call Number: E Shu
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Boni Ashburn, Kelly Murphy
Description: In this variation on the folk song "Over the Meadow," the occupants of a medieval castle spend their day spinning, cleaning, cooking, and dancing, until they receive a special surprise from their dragon neighbors
Call Number: E Ash
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Eric Litwin, James Dean
Description: Pete the Cat gets into colorful adventures while out walking in his new white shoes
Call Number: E Lit
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Jan Thomas
Description: As three dust bunnies, Ed, Ned, and Ted, are demonstrating how much they love to rhyme, a fourth, Bob, is trying to warn them of approaching danger
Call Number: E Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Iza Trapani
Description: Follows a family of bears on a fun-filled outing as their gentle boat ride down the stream turns into a fast-paced adventure
Call Number: E Tra
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Nancy (Nancy E.) Shaw, Margot Apple
Description: Records the misadventures of a group of sheep that go riding in a jeep
Call Number: E Sha
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Nadine Bernard Westcott
Call Number: BB Wes
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Sylvia Long
Description: An illustrated collection of familiar nursery rhymes
Call Number: E Lon
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Ann Owen, Sandra D'Antonio
Description: Presents an illustrated version of the traditional song along with some discussion of its folk origins. Includes music and the words to ten verses
Call Number: E Ant
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Alexandra Wallner
Description: An illustrated version of the traditional game song accompanied by music
Call Number: E Wal
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Mem Fox, Tricia Tusa
Description: A wizard's hat blows into town, changing people into different animals when it lands on their heads
Call Number: E Fox
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Simms Taback
Description: Presents the traditional version of a famous American folk poem first heard in the U.S. in the 1940's with illustrations on die-cut pages that reveal all that the old lady swallows
Call Number: E Tab
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Harriet Ziefert, Rebecca Doughty
Description: Rhyming text presents the characteristics of things which are frequently experienced or observed in the lives of children
Call Number: E Zie
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Michael Rosen, Helen Oxenbury
Description: Brave bear hunters go through grass, a river, mud, and other obstacles before the inevitable encounter with the bear forces a headlong retreat
Call Number: E Ros
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
Shel Silverstein
Description: A boy who turns into a TV set and a girl who eats a whale are only two of the characters in a collection of humorous poetry illustrated with the author's own drawings
Call Number: J 811 Sil
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2011
Mary Ann Hoberman, Nadine Bernard Westcott
Description: Expands on the familiar song to include a girl, a poodle, a toad, and a rooster who, along with Yankee Doodle, open a restaurant called Yankee Doodle's Noodles. Includes music
Call Number: E Hob
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2011
All The Pretty Little Horses : A Traditional Lullaby
Linda Saport
E Sap
Pete The Cat : I Love My White Shoes
Eric Litwin, James Dean
E Lit
Chicken Soup With Rice
Maurice Sendak
E Se
Rhyming Dust Bunnies
Jan Thomas
E Tho
Down By The Station
Will Hillenbrand
E Hil
Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Iza Trapani
E Tra
Five Little Ducks
Raffi, Jose Aruego, Ariane Dewey
E Raf
Sheep In A Jeep
Nancy (Nancy E.) Shaw, Margot Apple
E Sha
Good Night, Gorilla
Peggy Rathmann
E Rat
Skip To My Lou
Nadine Bernard Westcott
BB Wes
Green Eggs And Ham
Dr Seuss
Ei Seu
Sylvia Long's Mother Goose
Sylvia Long
E Lon
How Do You Wokka-Wokka?
Elizabeth Bluemle, Randy Cecil
E Blu
The Ants Go Marching
Ann Owen, Sandra D'Antonio
E Ant
Hush Little Baby
Sylvia Long
E Lon
The Farmer In The Dell
Alexandra Wallner
E Wal
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!
Karen Beaumont, David Catrow
E Bea
The Magic Hat
Mem Fox, Tricia Tusa
E Fox
Little White Duck
Walt Whippo, Bernard Zaritzky, Joan Paley
E Whi
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly
Simms Taback
E Tab
Mary Had A Little Lamb
Mary Ann Hoberman, Nadine Bernard Westcott
E Hob
Toes Have Wiggles, Kids Have Giggles
Harriet Ziefert, Rebecca Doughty
E Zie
Miss Polly Has A Dolly
Pamela Duncan Edwards, Elicia Castaldi
E Edw
We're Going On A Bear Hunt
Michael Rosen, Helen Oxenbury
E Ros
Old MacDonald Had A Woodshop
Lisa Shulman, Ashley Wolff
E Shu
Where The Sidewalk Ends : The Poems & Drawings Of Shel Silverstein
Shel Silverstein
J 811 Sil
Over At The Castle
Boni Ashburn, Kelly Murphy
E Ash
Yankee Doodle
Mary Ann Hoberman, Nadine Bernard Westcott
E Hob