Listed below are a number of wonderful picture books with the texts of songs and beautiful illustrations that I highly recommend.

First and foremost is Tom Paxton, a singer-songwriter whose children’s songs I use a lot:

  • Goin' To The Zoo
  • The Animal Lullaby
  • The Marvelous Toy
  • Engelbert the Elephant
  • Jennifer's Rabbit

Additionally, I draw material and inspiration from all of the following books (listed by title in alphabetical order):

  • A- Froggie Went A-Courtin’ - John Langstaff
  • A-Hunting We Will Go - John Langstaff
  • Animal Boogie - Debbie Harter
  • Big Pumpkin - Erica Silverman
  • Caterpillar Spring - Susan Hood
  • Down By The Station - Will Hillenbrand
  • Earthsong - Sally Rogers
  • Fiddle-I-Fee - Melissa Sweet
  • Goin' To Boston - H. Ellen Margolin
  • Going To Sleep On The Farm - Wendy Cheyette Lewison
  • Howdy-Doo-Di - Woody Guthrie
  • I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Pie - Alison Jackson
  • LaLa Salama - Hannah Heritage Bozylinsky
  • Nathan's Fishing Trip - Lulu Delacre
  • Off We Go - Jane Yolen
  • Over In The Garden - Jennifer Ward
  • Over In the Meadow - John Langstaff
  • Quick As a Cricket - Audrey Wood
  • The Butterfly Alphabet - Kjell B. Sandved
  • The Earth Is Good - Michael DeMunn
  • The Lion And The Little Red Bird - Elisa Kleven
  • The Magic House - Robyn Harbert Eversole
  • The Tree In The Wood - Christopher Manson
  • Too Much Noise - Ann McGovern
  • Train Song - Diane Siebert
  • When Winter Comes - Nancy Van Laan
  • Who Hops - Katie Davis

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