Books with Music

These books feature stories about music or are written to the lyrics of well-known childhood songs and/or nursery rhymes.

If You’re Happy and You Know It

Citation: McQuinn, A. (2011). If you're happy and you know it! Cambridge, MA: Barefoot Books. Ages: 4 - 8 Grades: PreK - 3 Description:  In this book, McQuinn covers all of the lyrics of the original If You're Happy and You Know It song.  On each page, children from around the world dance along to the Read More

Shake My Sillies Out

Citation: Raffi. (1987). Shake My Sillies Out. New York, NY: Crown Publishers. Ages: 3 months - 3 Grades: PreK Description: In Shake My Sillies Out, animals and campers in woods at Camp Mariposa are struck by the urge to shake, clap, jump, waggle, and eventually go to sleep. Uses: This book can be used by parents and Read More

The Hokey Pokey

Citation: La Prise, L., Macak, C. P., Baker, T., & Hamanaka, S. (1996). The hokey pokey. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. Ages: 4 - 9 Grades: PreK - 3 Description:  In this book, La Prise covers all of the lyrics of the original Hokey Pokey song.  On each page, children Read More

The Animal Boogie

Citation: Harter, D. (2000). The animal boogie. New York: Barefoot Books.  Ages: 2 - 6 Grades: PreK - Grade 1 Description:  Harter’s The Animal Boogie invites readers and listeners into the jungle to see many of the different animals that live there: bears, monkeys, elephants, and leopards. The animals wiggle and shake throughout the jungle. Read More


Citation: Calmenson, S., & Degen, B. (2008). Jazzmatazz! New York, NY: HarperCollins Childrens Books.  Ages: 2-8 Grades: PreSchool - Grade 2 Description: With rhyming text, Calmenson tells the story of what happens when a piano playing mouse enters into a house on a cold, winter’s day.  Eventually, the piano playing mouse has the whole family, Read More

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