• If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • Files spread between Dropbox, Google Drive, Gmail, Slack, and more? Dokkio, a new product from the PBworks team, integrates and organizes them for you. Try it for free today.


Books with a Beat

Page history last edited by Jane McManus 1 year, 5 months ago

Books with a Beat – Rhythmic Read-Alouds, titles suggested by PUBYAC; compiled by Vicky Dworkin, 10/09; And sing along books, compiled by Carling Shilling, 8/4/10.

see also: Lively Picture Books


A-hunting we will go! by Steven Kellogg.

All Aboard for Dreamland by Melani Harby

Animal Boogie by Debbie Harter 

The Aunts Go Marching by Maurie Manning

The Babies on the Bus by Karen Katz

Baby Beluga by Raffi

Baby Danced the Polka by Karen Beaumont

Bear's Day Out by Michael Rosen

Bee-bim bop! by Linda Sue Park

Beetle Bop by Denise Fleming (2007)  

Bedtime at the Swamp by Kristyn Crow

Bounce by Doreen Cronin

The Boy on the Bus by Penny Dale  

Bradley McGogg, the very fine frog by Tim Beiser ; illustrated by Rachel Berman.

Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum by Lisa Wheeler 

Boogie Knights by Lisa Wheeler

Boom Chicka Rock by John Archambault ; illustrated by Suzanne Tanner Chitwood.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr. 

Bugtown Boogie by Warren Hanson

Cadillac by Charles Temple

Catalina Magdalena Hoopensteiner Wallendiner Hogan Bogan Logan by Tedd Arnold

Charlie Parker Played Be-Bop by Chris Raschka 

Chato's Kitchen by Gary Soto

Chato and the Party Animals by Gary Soto

Chicka-Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin

Chicka-Chicka 1 2 3 by Bill Martin

Chicky Chicky Chook Chook by Cathy McClennan

Clickety Clack by Rob Spence

Cool Daddy Rat by Kristin Crow

Cows in the Kitchen

Crocodile Beat by Gail Jorgensen

Dancin' in the Kitchen by Wendy Gelsanliter (1998)

The Deep Blue Sea: a book of colors by Audrey Wood

Dinosaur Roar by Paul Stickland (1994)

Dinosaurumpus by Tony Mitton 

Down by the Cool of the Pool by Tony Mitton 

Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night by Wendy Watson

Frog Went A-Courtin' by John Langstaff

Giddy Up Let's Ride

Going to the Zoo by Tom Paxton

Green eggs and ham by Dr. Seuss

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson 

Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb by Al Perkins

Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush by Sophie Fatus

Here's Bojangles 

Hey Mr. Choo-Choo, Where are you going by Susan Wickberg

How do You Wokka-Wokka? by Elizabeth Bluemle

Hush Little Dragon by Boni Ashburn

I Ain't Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont   

I Got Two Dogs by John Lithgow

I Saw an Ant on the Railroad Track by Joshua Prince

I Went Walking by Sue Williams

I'm Still Here in the Bathtub by Alan Katz

If You're happy and You Know It by Jane Cabrera

If You're Happy and You Know It: Jungle Edition by James Warhola  

An island in the sun by Stella Blackstone

Any books by Jane Cabrera

Jamberry by Bruce Degen  

Jazz Baby by Lisa Wheeler

Jazzmatazz! by Stephanie Calmenson 

Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear by Nancy White Carlstrom

Jungle Beat by Jim Post 

The Lady with the Alligator Purse Nadine Bernard Westcott

Let's play in the forest while the wolf is not around by Claudia Rueda

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams

Llama Llama misses Mama by Anna Dewdney

Llama, Llama, Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney

Mabel O'Leary put peas in her ear-y by Mary Delaney.

The maestro plays by Bill Martin, Jr

Mama Don't Allow by Thacher Hurd***

Max Found Two Sticks by Pinkney 

Miss Mary Mack by Mary Ann Hoberman

Monkey and Me by Emily Gravett  

Old Black Fly by Jim Aylesworth

Old MacDonald Had a Farm by Jane Cabrera

Old MacDonald Had a Woodshop by Lisa Shulman

Over in the Meadow by Jane Cabrera

Over the river: a turkey's tale by Derek Anderson.

Park Beat by Jonathan London 

Peanut Butter and Jelly by Nadine Westcott

Pete the Cat Books

Please, Baby, Please by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee 

Please, Puppy, Please by Spike Lee & Tonya Lewis Lee

Plumply, dumply pumpkin by Mary Serfozo

Possum Come A-knockin' by Nancy Van Laan 

Potato Joe by Keith Baker 

Punk Farm by Jarrett J. Krosoczka 

Rap a Tap Tap- Here’s Bojangles, Think of That! by Leo Dillon

Rattlebone Rock by Sylvia Andrews

Roadwork by Sally Sutton

The Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis

Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp by Carol Diggory Shields

The Scrubbly Bubbly Carwash by Irene O'Garden

17 Kings and 42 Elephants by Margaret Mahy

Shake dem Halloween bones by w. Nikola-Lisa

Shake My Sillies Out by Raffi

Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw 

Silly Sally by Audrey Wood

Sitting on the Farm by Bob King 

Smelly Locker: Silly Dilly School Songs by Alan Katz 

Snake Alley Band by Elizabeth Nygaard

Soon Baboon Soon by Horowitz

Spider on the Floor by Raffi

The straight line wonder by Mem Fox

Stretch by Doreen Cronin 

Tanka Tanka Skunk by Steve Webb

This Land Is Your Land by Woody Guthrie

Who ate all the cookie dough? by Karen Beaumont

There once was a man named Michael Finnegan by Mary Ann Hoberman

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly by Simms Taback

There Was an Old Monster by Rebecca, Ed, and Adrian Emberley

Think of That by Leo and Diane Dillon

This is the house that was tidy & neat by Teri Sloat

This Jazz Man by Karen Ehrhardt

This Little Chick by John Lawrence

Tikki, tikki, tembo by Arlene Mosel

Today is Monday by Eric Carle

Trout, Trout, Trout! A fish chant by April Sayre 

Two Sticks by Orel Protopopescu 

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Who ate all the cookie dough? by Karen Beaumont

Who took the cookies from the cookie jar? by Bonnie Lass and Philemon Sturges

Wiggle by Doreen Cronin

Window Music by Anastasia Suen

Zin, Zin a Violin by Lloyd Moss


(*** I wanted that song for a storytime I did a couple of seasons ago, but I wondered the same thing.  So, since our department is on a separate level than Adult Services and people are always remarking about how it's so quiet upstairs and so--well--normal downstairs, I rewrote the song so it wasn't as rebellious in nature, thus:

 They don't allow no hand-clapping upstairs (clap, clap) They don't allow no hand-clapping upstairs (clap, clap) That's OK, that's just fine, We can clap our hands in Storytime, They don't allow no hand-clapping upstairs (clap, clap)

 And so on, with foot-stomping, song-singing (la, la, la), etc. --Nancy Whetstone, PUBYAC contributor 1-4-2011)

Comments (0)

You don't have permission to comment on this page.