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Books for Singing

Here’s a list of musical storytime books that can be sung or chanted.  Starred titles are personal favorites.

  • Over at the Castle by Boni Ashburn
  • Old Black Fly by Jim Aylesworth **
  • I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont  **
  • Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef by Marianne Berkes
  • Row, Row, Row Your Boat by Jane Cabrera
  • Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Jane Cabrera
  • Monster Mash by David Catrow
  • Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow
  • Farmyard Beat by Lindsey Craig
  • Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes and Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by James Dean & Eric Litwin
  • Jamberry by Bruce Degen
  • Oh, No! by Candace Fleming **
  • The Jazz Fly by Matthew Gollub
  • Push! Dig! Scoop! by Rhonda Greene
  • On Top of Spaghetti  by Paul Brett Johnson **
  • There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight by Penny Parker Klostermann
  • Who Took the Cookies from the Cookie Jar? by Bonnie Lass
  • Old Manhattan Has Some Farms by Susan Lendroth
  • The Nuts: Bedtime at the Nut House and Sing and Dance in Your Polka-Dot Pants by Eric Litwin
  • The Croaky Pokey by Ethan Long **
  • Hush Little Baby by Sylvia Long
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. & John Archambault
  • I Know a Wee Piggy by Kim Norman
  • Nighty-Night, Cooper by Laura Numeroff
  • Hush Little Digger by Ellen Olson-Brown
  • Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea by Jan Peck
  • There Was an Old Sailor by Claire Saxby
  • Rah, Rah, Radishes! and Go, Go, Grapes! by April Pulley Sayre
  • Port Side Pirates by Oscar Seaworthy **
  • Dinosaur Pet by Marc Sedaka
  • Hiccupotamus by Steve Smallman
  • The Shape Song Swingalong by SteveSongs
  • Let’s Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy by Jan Thomas
  • The Bear Went over the Mountain by Iza Trapani  (and others by this author)
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly: A Play Rhyme by Nadine Bernard Westcott
  • This Old Band by Tamera Will Wissinger
  • Trashy Town by Andrea Zimmerman
  • When the Wind Blew by Alison Jackson
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