Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Musical Books: Guest Post by Marcia Maynard

Young children who like music and books, will enjoy these sing-along-books with cds.

The Journey Home from Grandpa's PB w CD (Sing Along With Fred Penner)
The Journey Home From Grandpa's, by Jemima Lumley, Sophie Fatus and sung by Fred Penner.
A family drives down a bouncy, bumpy road as they travel home from Grandpa's house. They pass a variety of vehicles such as train, a tractor and even a barge along their fun journey.

Whole World Mini Edition HC w CD (Book & CD)
Whole World, by Christopher Corr and Fred Penner, is a book with vibrant illustrations and a cd of cheerful music. Facts about different creatures and environments are in the back of the book, as well as the musical notes to this well known song.

Animal Boogie (Hardcover with CD)

Animal Boogie is and award winning book by Debbie Harter. Come stomp with an elephant and flap with a bird, as jungle animals boogie, woogie, oogie. Children, teachers and parents will have fun dancing and singing along with the story. Animal Boogie has catchy song and is easy to learn.

All the books come in paperback with cd and can be seen at Barefoot Books.

Marcia Maynard is a former kindergarten teacher and reading specialist. She currently blogs about preschool activities at

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  1. Thank you! I've been digging around for some new music to play in my classroom. These would be great!

  2. You're welcome. These books are cheerful both in music and pictures. I just received a fun new one in the mail, Here We go Round the Mulberry Bush. This one features 4 kids from around the world and follows their daily routine, sung to the Mulberry Bush tune. Available through the link.

  3. Pawan, Thanks for commenting. Marcia wrote this guest post for my blog and I must agree with you that these books look like a great addition to any classroom library!

  4. We like musical books, too. One of our favorites is Puff the Magic Dragon by Peter Yarrow. Awesome illustrations.



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