Here is a selection of favorite songs illustrated as picture books and board books.
Raffi     
Baby Beluga
Presents the illustrated text to the song about the little white whale who swims wild and free.
E RAFFI 1997


    
De colores and other Latin-American folk songs for children
J 781.6298 DE COLOR 1994


    
Down by the bay
In this song, two children imagine their mothers asking, "Did you ever see a goose kissing a moose, a fly wearing a tie, or llamas eating their pajamas down by the bay?"
E RAFFI


Raffi     
The spider on the floor
Presents the illustrated text to the song about the curious spider. Includes musical notation.
E RAFFI 2002


    
The wheels on the bus
Presents an illustrated version of the traditional song and a list of matching movements.
E WHEELS-ON-T


Ajhar, Brian     
Home on the range
In this illustrated version of the familiar song, a young boy is transported from his city apartment to life on the range.
E AJHAR 2004


Berkner, Laurie     
Victor Vito and Freddie Vasco, two polar bears on a mission to save the Klondike Café!
Two polar bears take a road trip across the United States to find exciting new foods to serve at their Klondike Cafe. Includes sheet music and road trip map.
E BERKNER + CD


Burris, Priscilla     
Five green and speckled frogs
Five frogs eat bugs as they sit on a log, but one by one they jump into the cool pool until all are gone.
EBURRIS


Cabrera, Jane     
Here we go round the mulberry bush
A version of the well-known song featuring animals going to school, learning, going home, and getting ready for bed.
E CABRERA


Cabrera, Jane     
If you're happy and you know it
An elephant, a monkey, and a giraffe join other animals to sing different verses of this popular song that encourages everyone to express their happiness through voice and movement.
E CABRERA 2005


Cabrera, Jane     
Old MacDonald had a farm
The inhabitants of Old MacDonald's farm are described, verse by verse.
E CABRERA


Cabrera, Jane     
The wheels on the bus
In this version of the classic song, animal passengers roar, flap, and chatter while riding a bus.
E CABRERA


Cabrera, Jane     
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
A version of the well-known song featuring animals from around the world as they wonder about the twinkling star.
E CABRERA JANE


Dale, Penny     
The boy on the bus A Sing-along Story Book
Various farm animals make their own sounds as a young boy takes them on a bus ride through the countryside.
J782.42 DALE


Dean, James     
Pete the cat, I love my white shoes
Pete the Cat gets into colorful adventures while out walking in his new white shoes.
E LITWIN ERIC


Dobbins, Jan     
Driving my tractor [sound recording]
The reader is invited to count the animal passengers riding in a tractor traveling on a bumpy road.
TBE-CD DOBBINS


Emberley, Rebecca     
If you're a monster and you know it
Monsters sing their own version of this popular song that encourages everyone to express their happiness through voice and movement.
E EMBERLEY


Emmett, Jonathan     
She'll be coming 'round the mountain
A new version of the traditional American folk song, in which the expected guest will be wearing frilly pink pajamas and juggling with jelly when she comes.
J782.42 EMMETT


Fatus, Sophie     
Here we go round the mulberry bush
Presents ten verses of the popular song, with illustrations of children from different cultures as they get ready for school.
J 782.42 FATUS 2007 +DISC


Frazee, Marla     
Hush, little baby : a folk song with pictures
In an old lullaby a baby is promised an assortment of presents from its adoring parent.
E FRAZEE 1999


Guthrie, Woody     
This land is your land
This well-known folk song is accompanied by a tribute from folksinger Pete Seeger, the musical notation, and a biographical scrapbook with photographs.
J 782.4216 GUTHRIE 1998


Hillenbrand, Will     
Down by the station
In this version of a familiar song, baby animals ride to the children's zoo on the zoo train.
E HELLENBRAND 1999


Hillenbrand, Will     
Fiddle-i-fee
In this cumulative nursery rhyme, a farmer and his wife prepare for a new baby as their animals secretly meet at night to plan a surprise of their own.
E HILLENBRAND 2002


Hillenbrand, Will     
Here we go round the mulberry bush
A traditional nursery song is expanded to tell the story of a young child's first day at school.
E HILLENBRAND


Hoberman, Mary Ann     
Bill Grogan's goat
Presents the familiar rhyme about a pesky goat that gets in trouble for eating shirts off the clothesline.
E HOBERMAN 2002


Hoberman, Mary Ann     
The eensy weensy spider
An expanded version of the familiar children's finger-play rhyme describing what the little spider does after being washed out of the water-spout.
E HOBERMAN 2000


Hoberman, Mary Ann     
Yankee Doodle
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.
E HOBERMAN 2004


Hort, Lenny     
The seals on the bus
Different aniamls--including seals, tigers, geese, rabbits, monkeys, and more--make their own sounds as they ride all around the town on a bus.
E HORT 2000


Jackson, Alison     
The ballad of Valentine
An ardent suitor tries various means of communication, from smoke signals to Morse code to skywriting, in order to get his message to his Valentine.
E JACKSON


Johnson, Paul Brett     
Little Bunny Foo Foo : told and sung by the Good Fairy
In an adaptation of the children's song, the good fairy tells of her efforts to make the naughty bunny behave and what happens when these efforts fail.
E JOHNSON PAUL


Lithgow, John     
I got two dogs
A song celebrating two dogs that are as different as they could be, and both well-loved by their owner.
E LITHGOW 2008 +DISC


Long, Ethan     
The croaky pokey
Frogs sing and do their own version of the Hokey Pokey.
E LONG


Mallett, David     
Inch by inch : the garden song
Inch by inch, row by row, a child grows a garden with the help of the rain and the earth. Based on a popular folksong.
E MALLETT 1995


Paxton, Tom     
Going to the zoo
Enthusiastic siblings describe the animals at the "zoo, zoo, zoo."
E PAXTON 1996


Penner, Fred     
The cat came back
A persistent and indestructible cat keeps coming back, despite his owner's attempts to give him away.
E PENNER 2005


Sayre, April Pulley     
If you're hoppy
In rhyming text reminiscent of the traditional song, "If you're happy and you know it," presents various animals that are hoppy, sloppy, growly, flappy, or slimy, scaly, and mean.
E SAYRE


Sedaka, Marc     
Dinosaur pet
Provides new lyrics to the tune of Sedaka's song, Calendar Girl, in which a dinosaur hatches in January, then grows bigger every month of the year. Accompanying CD has a performance of the title song as well as two original songs.
E SEDAKA


Seeger, Pete     
Abiyoyo : based on a South African lullaby and folk story
Banished from the town for making mischief, a little boy and his father are welcomed back when they find a way to make the dreaded giant Abiyoyo disappear.
E SEEGER 2001


Sloat, Teri     
There was an old lady who swallowed a trout
Set on the coast of the Pacific Northwest, this variation on the traditional cumulative rhyme describes the silly consequences of an old woman's fishy diet.
E SLOAT


Taback, Simms     
There was an old lady who swallowed a fly
"...version of a famous American folk poem first heard in the U.S. in the 1940's."
E TABACK 1997


Thomas, Jan     
Let's sing a lullaby with the Brave Cowboy
Brave Cowboy tries to sing his young calf pals to sleep on a dark, dark night, with humorous results.
E THOMAS JAN


Trapani, Iza     
I'm a little teapot
Expanded verses of a familiar song tell how a teapot dreams of visiting China, Mexico, the opera, a jungle, and other places while waiting to be used to serve tea.Music and lyrics on last page.
E TRAPANI 1996


Trapani, Iza     
Row row row your boat
Follows a family of bears on a fun-filled outing as their gentle boat ride down the stream turns into a fast-paced adventure.
E TRAPANI 1999


Trapani, Iza     
The bear went over the mountain
In this expanded version of the traditional song, a bear goes exploring near his home in the mountains, using all five senses throughout the four seasons.
E TRAPANI


Tyler, Gillian     
Froggy went a-courtin'
Illustrates the well-known folk song about the courtship and marriage of the frog and the mouse.
E FROGGY 2005


Wallner, Alexandra     
The farmer in the dell
Illustrations supplementing the children's folk song show the wife, nurse, cat, dog, rat, and cheese trying to get the farmer out of the dell.
E FARMER-1 2000


Westcott, Nadine Bernard     
Skip to my Lou
E WESTCOTT 2000


Whippo, Walt     
Little white duck
Based on the song of the same title, a little white duck causes a commotion in its pond.
E WHIPPO 2000


Zanes, Dan     
Jump up! [sound recording]
An illustrated collection of one original and four traditional songs: "Jump up!," "Going to Boston," "Hal an Tow," "Mango Walk," and "Sail Away Ladies."
TBJ 782.4208 ZANES + Book


  Updated February 2014