Books that have been put to a melody, so that the book is sung rather then read. This section also has books that have been paired with instrumental cues and movement cues.


"Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?": A unique picture book written by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle that could be used to teach animals and colors.

"Chicka Chicka Boom Boom": This is a popular children's book that teaches the alphabet. It can easily be put with a melody because it rhymes and repeats the words "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" throughout the book Strutzel). The authors of this book are Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault.

"Five Little Monkeys" series: A popular song ("Five Little Monkeys") that has been made into a puicture book. There are several books in the series like "Five Little Monkeys Bake a Birthday Cake," "Five Little Monkeys Was a Car," and many more (Strutzel). The author of this book series is Eileen Christelow.


Strutzel, Michelle. (May 27, 2011). Friday Five: Books to sing. [Web log comment]. Retrieved from

Tague, Daniel. (December 19, 2007). Read and Sing for Christmas: Up On the Housetop. [Web log comment] Retrieved from sing-for-christmas-up-on.html


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