Books Based on Traditional Songs      Books based on Original Songs         Picture Books with a Song in the Story           Books With A Beat   

These stories have a song that repeats several times as the story is told, giving children a chance to join in every time it is sung.


Lizard’s Song, by George Shannon 
Bear keeps forgetting the song Lizard teaches him until Lizard realized the key to “owning” a song.

Mama Don’t Allow, by Thatcher Hurd 
The popular song by the same title becomes part of this wonderful story!

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, by Eric Litwin

Pete the Cat: I Love My white Shoes, by Eric Litwin

Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes, by Eric Litwin

Pickin’ Peas, by Margaret Read Macdonald 
A little girl sings as she picks peas, only to be followed by a pesky rabbit who takes her peas
and her song!

Singing Chick, by Victoria Stenmark