Monday, February 11, 2013

Musical Picture Books

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Music is everywhere, and picture books are no exception. Some portray a popular children's song while others tell a story about music, but all are sure to please! 

Hush, Little Baby: A Folk Song with Pictures- For the very youngest listeners, Hush Little Baby is perfect.  As the little one grows older, they will enjoy pointing out and giggling at the silly scenarios.

If You're Happy and You Know It (Raffi Songs to Read)-  What child doesn't like to get to shout "Horray!" at the top of their lungs.  Even if you aren't happy, this book will help you to smile.

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes- A sweet book with adorable pictures for such a classic childhood favorite.

Chirchir Is Singing- This is an adorable story that brings a multicultural musical element to story-time.

Mary and Her Little Lamb-  Will Moses beautifully narrates and illustrates the TRUE story of "Mary Had  a Little Lamb."  The kids will love the details behind one of the most famous childhood songs in America.

Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb- This book is all about rhythm.  The story tells about monkeys playing the drum, but the reading of the book mimics a drum with its rhythmic cadence and nonsense words. 

Boom Bah!- This lively book will make you family want to do a little parade of your own right here and now!

The Farmer in the Dell- A beautiful illustration of the beloved childhood classic. 

Chuck's Band- This book is all about the barnyard becoming musical, but you will howl when you find out what the cat does!

Lullaby Raft- A wonderful way to lay your sweet ones down to bed.

Rhinoceros Tap: 15 Seriously Silly Songs (Book & CD)- At my house, we LOVE Sandra Boynton books, and it's a huge bonus that this one even comes with a CD to help you sing some silly song fun!

So bring out the books, and bring out some instruments too!  Books are a great way to incorporate a love for music into your child's day.


  1. What a fabulous list Becky. We are set for the year lol. Now I have to get some instruments or even make some lol. Thanks for linking in to the kid lit blog hop. Cheers Julie

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  3. Oh, oh, joke, I just wrote a guest post (I'm not sure when the blogger I did it for will make it go live) but I listed Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb as my FAVORITE Dr. Seuss book!! Dum-ditty Dum-ditty Dum-dum-dum. LOVE that book!

    And, I have read that exact Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes book to my kids! Thank you for sharing this great list in the Kid Lit Blog Hop Becki! Hope to see you there again. Cheers! :D

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