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Songs Inspired by Children's Literature

Fairy Tales, Nursery Rhymes and Poetry

These song lyrics that were inspired by Children's Literature are available from a variety of albums:

A Boy, A Dog, and a Frog  – Recess!
Angry (When Sophie Gets Angry) – The Learning Station
Animal Dads – Two of a Kind
Cool Books – Recess! 
Cranes Over Hiroshima – Two of a Kind
The Dot – Liz Buchanan
Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel) – Jonathan Sprout
Eyebrows Touch the Moon (Rain Makes Applesauce) – The Learning Station
The Gingerbread Girl Rap – Jim Rule
Gingerbread Man Poem – Linda Brown
The Gingerbread Man – Ron Brown
The Gingerbread Man – Susan Harrison
The Giving Song (The Giving Tree) – The Learning Station
Green Eggs and Ham – The Learning Station
Harriet The Spy – Two of a Kind
Hey, Little Ant – Two of a Kind
Hey There, Goldilocks – Ron Brown
Hi! Fly Guy – Recess!
Horns to Toes – Two of a Kind
I Know an Old Lady (. . . Who Swallowed a Fly) – The Learning Station
Kitten's First Full Moon – Recess! 
Keep On Reading – Jack Hartmann
Little Bear – Recess!
Literacy in Motion – The Learning Station
Little Henny Penny – Ron Brown
The Lion and the Mouse – Jack Hartmann
The Little Red Hen – Fran Avni
The Little Red Hen – Ron Brown
Mama Don't Allow – Two of a Kind
Miss Lucy Had a Baby – Traditional Song
Mr. Popper's Penguins – Recess!
No, No, No (No David!) – The Learning Station
Pancakes for Breakfast – Recess! 
Read a Book – Two of a Kind
The Royal Children – Liz Buchanan
Sad, Bad, Terrible Day (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day) – The Learning Station
Slow and Steady – Susan Harrison
Special Friends (Yo! Yes?) – The Learning Station
Swimmy – Two of a Kind
Tappy Tappy (Tiki Tiki Tembo) – The Learning Station
The Three Bears – Liz Buchanan
Three Brown Bears Poem – Linda Brown
The Three Bears Rap – Ron Brown
Three Billy Goats Gruff – Liz Buchanan
The Three Little Pigs – Ron Brown
The Three Little Pigs Rap – Jim Rule
The Three Piggy Opera – Liz Buchanan
The Tortiose and the Hare – Liz Buchanan
The Ugly Duckling Blues – Susan Harrison
The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Liz Buchanan
We Love Books – Cherry Carl
Wild Things (Where the Wild Things Are) – The Learning Station
Wild Things (Where the Wild Things Are) – Two of a Kind

Nursery Rhymes Set to Songs
Grandmother's Glasses – Fingerplay
Hey Diddle Diddle – With Accompanying Science Extension Activity
Hickory, Dickory, Dock – With Accompanying Science Extension Activity
Humpty Dumpty – Jack Hartmann
I Know an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly – Traditional Folk Song
If You're Happy and You Know It Clap Your Hands! – Traditional
Jack and Jill – Jack Hartmann
Jack and Jill – With Accompanying Science Extension Activity
Jack Be Nimble – Jack Hartmann
Little Bo Peep – Traditional
Little Miss Muffett – With Accompanying Science Extension Activity  
Los Pollitos (Spanish Nursery Rhyme) – Liz Buchanan
Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary – With Accompanying Science Extension Activity
The Nursery Rhymes Sidewalk Chant
Old King Cole – Jack Hartmann
Peas Porridge Hot, Peas Porridge Cold – Jack Hartmann
The Three Little Kittens – Liz Buchanan
Today Is Monday – Traditional
Tommy Thumb – Fingerplay
Top 33 Nursery Rhyme Songs – Kiboomu
Two Little Blackbirds – Fingerplay

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