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Musical Picture Books
Books That Have Wonderfully Rhythmic Texts
Joanie Calem

Books that have wonderfully rhythmic texts and lend themselves to becoming songs!  I use these in music classes for pre-schoolers through Grade 3.  For most of these, I have created my own melodies.

Books That I Have Created Melodies For, (And You Can Too!): 

Barn Dance, by Bill Martin Jr. And John Archambault
Bear’s New Friend, by Karma Wilson
Bear Snores On, by Karma Wilson
Big Pumpkin, by Erica Silverman
The Big Wide-Mouthed Frog, by Ana Martin Larranaga
Fireflies, Fireflies Light My Way, by Jonathan London
Going To Sleep On The Farm, by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
Goodbye Geese, by Nancy White Carlstrom
Hand Hand Finger Thumb, by Al Perkins
In The Tall Tall Grass, by Denise Fleming
“I Can’t” Said The Ant, by Polly Cameron
Jump, Frog, Jump!, by Robert Kalan
Lala Salama, by Hannah Heritage Bozylinsky
Millions Of Snowflakes, by Mary Mckenna Siddals
North Country Spring, by Reeve Lindbergh
Quiet Night, by Marilyn Singer
Right Outside My Window, by Mary Ann Hoberman
Sleep, Sleep, Sleep, by Nancy Van Laan
Stopping by Woods On A Snowy Evening, by Robert Frost
A Summery, Saturday Morning, by Margaret Mahy
Tanka Tanka Skunk, by Steve Webb
Thanks For Thanksgiving, by Julie Markes
A Weed Is a Seed, by Ferida Wolff
When Winter Comes, Nancy Van Laan
While The World Is Sleeping, by Pamela Duncan Edwards 

Joanie Calem
Joanie Calem is a musician, singer/song-writer, and teacher.  She has been teaching and creating music with children of all ages since 1983.  Joanie studied for many years with Anne Barlin, who is considered one of the “mothers” of the dance therapy field and an experienced teacher of the Dalcroze system. Visit Joanie's website at: http://www.joaniecalem.com/index.html

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