Books in the series: Songbooks

The Singing Sack (Book + CD) 28 Song-Stories from Around the World

The Singing Sack (Book + CD) 28 Song-Stories from Around the World

Author: Helen East Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 31/08/2000

28 song-stories from around the world - perfect for storytelling sessions in schools, libraries and at home. Includes a CD making the wealth of diverse sounds accessible to all. Song-stories are as old and as universal as storytelling itself. Each of the 28 song-stories in this collection contains a simple song, which helps the narrative unfold and invites instant participation, whether at school or at home. The collection includes song-stories from all corners of the world, eg Annancy, Puss and Ratta from Jamaica, Spider the Drummer from Sierra Leone and The Raja's Secret from Gujarat. The CD contains performances of all the songs.

Okki-Tokki-Unga Action Songs for Children

Okki-Tokki-Unga Action Songs for Children

Author: Ana Sanderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/11/1994

The greatest ever collection of action songs for little children! Everything from the sizzling Ten fat sausages to the hilarious No laugh race with all manner of toe tapping, hand clapping, nose wiggling, wriggling and giggling in between. Every early years setting and primary school should have one. The collection is in the familiar songbook format with sturdy wire-o binding to keep the book open at the song you're singing. Each song has a simple piano accompaniment and guitar chords and the words are brought to life by illustrator David McKee's wonderfully comical little people, performing all the actions to show you how. Recordings of all the songs with backing tracks are available separately on CD.

Lively Time Playsongs (Book + CD) Baby's Active Day in Songs and Pictures

Lively Time Playsongs (Book + CD) Baby's Active Day in Songs and Pictures

Author: Rachel Fuller Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 07/06/2004

Parents and carers of young children will find a wealth of entertainment for their lively babies and toddlers in this full colour picture songbook. Eight, double-spread pictures tell baby's day from start to finish - waking, dressing and going out, playgroup, shopping, teatime and bedtime. Parents and carers of young children will find a wealth of entertainment for their lively babies and toddlers in this full colour picture songbook. Eight, double-spread pictures tell baby's day from start to finish - waking, dressing, and going out, playgroup, shopping, teatime and bedtime. Interleaved are songs and rhymes for each stage of the day, all with actions for interactive fun. The CD is performed by international folk artists, Sandra Kerr, Leon Rosselson and Janet Russell. All the instruments and sounds are acoustic (non-electronic) - listening fun for everyone.

Sleepy Time Playsongs (Book + CD) Baby's Restful Day in Songs and Pictures

Sleepy Time Playsongs (Book + CD) Baby's Restful Day in Songs and Pictures

Author: Sheena Roberts Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 07/06/2004

Parents and carers of young children will find a relaxing dayful of gentle play for babies and toddlers in this full colour picture songbook. Eight double-spread pictures tell baby's day from start to finish - waking, dressing, going out, in the park, bathtime, massage and bedtime. Parents and carers of young children will find a relaxing dayful of gentle play for babies and toddlers in this full colour picture songbook. Eight double-spread pictures tell baby's day from start to finish - waking, dressing, going out, in the park, bathtime, massage and bedtime. Interleaved are songs and rhymes for each stage of the day, all with actions for interactive fun, relaxation and lullaby. The CD is performed by international folk artists, Sandra Kerr, Leon Rosselson and Janet Russell. All the instruments and sounds are acoustic (non-electronic) - soothing listening for everyone.

Sing a Christmas Cracker Songs for Seasonal Celebrations

Sing a Christmas Cracker Songs for Seasonal Celebrations

Author: Dee Shulman Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 12/11/2007

Sing a Christmas Cracker: 20 fabulous, non-religious songs for singing at Christmas. This useful collection is perfect for winter term and Christmas concerts. The new edition includes a CD of show-stopping backing tracks. 20 fabulous, non-religious songs for singing at Christmas. This useful collection is perfect for winter term and Christmas concerts. The new edition of Sing a Christmas Cracker includes a CD of show-stopping backing tracks. Including Have yourself a merry little Christmas, The silver sleigh ride and Jingle bell rock, this pack is perfect for anyone putting on a seasonal vocal performance - from music groups for children to adult choirs. Also contains simple second parts for voice/ recorder.

Sing Nowell (Music and CD edition) 34 Favourite Carols to Sing and Play

Sing Nowell (Music and CD edition) 34 Favourite Carols to Sing and Play

Author: Jan Betts, Timothy Roberts Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 20/08/2008

A collection of all the favourite classic carols, specially arranged for children to sing. Vocal ranges are carefully chosen to suit young voices, and the piano accompaniments lend firm support while being very easy to play. Now in a beautifully illustrated new edition with CD of all the accompaniments. Sing Nowell contains a collection of all the favourite classic Christmas carols, specially arranged for children to sing. Vocal ranges are carefully chosen to suit young voices, and the piano accompaniments lend firm support while being very easy to play. Sing Nowell is now available as a beautifully illustrated new edition with a double CD insert of performances and backing tracks. Christmas songs include: Once in Royal David's City, Angels from the realms of glory, In the bleak midwinter, O come all ye faithful, and thirty more carols which have become an inseparable part of the essence of Christmas. Whiteboard displays available separately.

Pat a cake, make and shake Make and Play Your Own Musical Instruments

Pat a cake, make and shake Make and Play Your Own Musical Instruments

Author: Sue Nicholls Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/11/2009

Make and play your own musical instruments Pat-a-cake make and shake is a hands-on guide to making musical instruments with everyday objects. Anything from newspapers to balloons can be easily transformed into original soundmakers and musical keepsakes. The book and CD pack contains lively songs, stories and chants for children to sing and play along to. This must-have teaching resource compliments the holistic nature of an early years setting. It enhances communication skills, creativity, mathematics, science, literacy and PSE. The wide variety of activities develop knowledge of musical tone, singing, performance and art and craft skills.

Sing Hey Diddle Diddle (Book + CD) 66 Nursery Songs with Their Traditional Tunes

Sing Hey Diddle Diddle (Book + CD) 66 Nursery Songs with Their Traditional Tunes

Author: Beatrice Harrop Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 29/06/2001

An essential collection of favourite nursery songs in a beautifully-illustrated music edition with piano acompaniments and guitar chords - a standard resource for early years settings. An essential collection of favourite nursery songs in a beautifully-illustrated music edition with piano acompaniments and guitar chords - a standard resource for early years settings.

Bobby Shaftoe Clap Your Hands Musical Fun with New Songs from Old Favorites

Bobby Shaftoe Clap Your Hands Musical Fun with New Songs from Old Favorites

Author: Sue Nicholls Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/1992

Suitable for non-music readers and non-specialists this is a collection of 37 all time favourite songs for young children with new words. It is intended as a means of encouraging children to listen to sounds, discriminate between them, use them in performance and improve their co-ordination. Suitable for non-music readers and non-specialists this is a collection of 37 all-time favourite songs for young children with new words. It is intended as a means of encouraging children to listen to sounds, discriminate between them, use them in performance and improve their co-ordination through actions and movement. Designed for National Curriculum Key Stage 1 it provides an opportunity for children to respond imaginatively to the many opportunities for making up new verses. The book was prepared by a primary music specialist who was the author of Christmas Tinder Box.

Apusskidu Songs for Children

Apusskidu Songs for Children

Author: David Gadsby, Beatrice Harrop Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/09/1996

The most popular children's songbook ever! A great collection of music hall songs, pop songs, noisy songs and happy songs. Includes: The wombling song, Lily the pink, Yellow Submarine and many more. A collection of music hall songs, pop songs, and happy songs, including I'd like to teach the world to sing, Yellow Submarine, and A windmill in old Amsterdam. This music edition includes easy-to-play piano accompaniments, guitar chords and play-along ideas for percussion instruments.

The Singing Storycloth Song-Stories from Around the World with Activities for Music and Poetry

The Singing Storycloth Song-Stories from Around the World with Activities for Music and Poetry

Author: Helen East, Janet Koralambe, Mike McManus, Liz Waugh McManus Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 10/04/2006

A collection of eight song-stories from around the world, collected and retold by Helen East. Each story has a theme related to fabric, and is supported by activities in music. The activities are flexible and can be enjoyed in the classroom in the course of creative work in music, drama, DT, and language. The Singing Storycloth is a collection of eight song-stories from around the world, collected and retold by Helen East. Each story has a theme related to fabric and is supported by activities in music. But there are also activities for making and using a variety of simple puppets. The activities are flexible and can be enjoyed in the classroom in the course of creative work in music, drama, DT, and language, but will also have the potential for short performances at assembly. Puppetry activities are being written by a team of experienced performers and workshop leaders - Liz Waugh MacManus and Mike MacManus of Obelon Arts - with musical activities by Janet Koralambe, music workshop leader and performer with Obelon.

Harlequin (Book + CD) 44 Songs Round the Year

Harlequin (Book + CD) 44 Songs Round the Year

Author: David Gadsby, Beatrice Harrop Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 31/01/2002

A collection of 44 songs for every month, season and celebration in the year. A sparkling collection of 44 songs for all the months, seasons and celebrations in the year. This pack contains a full music songbook with words, melodies, piano accompaniments and play-along percussion ideas. The CD contains a recording of all the accompaniments to sing along with.

Tom Thumb's Musical Maths Developing Maths Skills with Simple Songs

Tom Thumb's Musical Maths Developing Maths Skills with Simple Songs

Author: Helen MacGregor Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2005

A fantastic collection of songs and rhymes with familiar tunes, teaches children the numeracy skills they need in fun and memorable ways. Tom Thumb's musical maths - the book which put the fun into the numeracy hour - is relaunching with a fresh new cover. This wonderfully clever collection of songs and rhymes with familiar tunes, teaches numeracy skills in fun and memorable ways. Completely new is a whole set of content links with the National Numeracy Strategy. Everyone familiar with Bingo Lingo and the support it gives to literacy, will enjoy the support which Tom Thumb's musical maths offers to numeracy. Quick clear links can be found on our music and children's websites.

Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay Songs for Everyone

Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay Songs for Everyone

Author: Beatrice Harrop Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/10/1977

55 enjoyable and engaging songs for all ages and in every style, including folk, pop, music hall and spirituals. Contains many well-known tunes, such as When I'm sixty four, Mango walk, Pack up your troubles, The runaway train and My grandfather's clock. 55 enjoyable and engaging songs for all ages and in a wide range of styles, including folk, pop, music hall and spirituals. Contains many well-known tunes, such as When I'm sixty four, Mango walk, Pack up your troubles, The runaway train and My grandfather's clock. Simple piano accompaniments and guitar chords as well as second vocal parts, recorder and percussion accompaniment ideas are all provided.

Merrily to Bethlehem (Book + CD) 44 Christmas Songs and Carols for Children

Merrily to Bethlehem (Book + CD) 44 Christmas Songs and Carols for Children

Author: David Gadsby, Ivor Golby Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 29/08/2003

44 of the very best Christmas songs and carols from around the world, including Calypso carol, The Virgin Mary had a baby boy, A starry night, the Huron Indian carol and many more. Includes a singalong CD of all piano accompaniments. Merrily to Bethlehem is a perennially popular songbook collection which contains 44 of the very best Christmas songs and carols from around the world. Songs include Calypso carol, The Virgin Mary had a baby boy, A starry night, the Huron Indian carol and many more. The accompanying CD of Merrily to Bethlehem provides backing tracks to all of the songs and is ideal for rehearsing for assemblies and productions at Christmas time.

Flying a Round (Book + CD) 88 Rounds and Partner Songs

Flying a Round (Book + CD) 88 Rounds and Partner Songs

Author: David Gadsby, Beatrice Harrop Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 28/06/2002

A lively collection of rounds and partner songs, graded in difficulty, some original and some familiar, and from all around the world, including Baby sardine, Things that go bump in the night, Junkanoo and Zum gali gali - one for every occasion! A lively collection of rounds and partner songs, graded in difficulty, some original and some familiar, and from all around the world, including Baby sardine, Things that go bump in the night, Junkanoo and Zum gali gali. One for every occasion! There are suggestions for accompaniment on recorder, guitar and percussion. The CD includes performances of all the songs - making this an ideal resource for both music specialists and less confident readers of music.

Apusskidu (Triple CD Pack) Songs for Children

Apusskidu (Triple CD Pack) Songs for Children

Author: David Gadsby, Beatrice Harrop Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 05/06/2007

A collection of music hall songs, pop songs, and happy songs including I'd like to teach the world to sing, Yellow Submarine and I whistle a happy tune. This CD contains performance and backing tracks for all songs contained in the book. A collection of music hall songs, pop songs, and happy songs, including I'd like to teach the world to sing, Yellow Submarine, and I whistle a happy tune. This CD contains performance and backing tracks for all songs contained in the book.

Okki-Tokki-Unga (triple CD pack) Action Songs for Children

Okki-Tokki-Unga (triple CD pack) Action Songs for Children

Author: Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 19/05/2010

Triple CD pack to accompany the best action songbook ever, brimming over with a brilliant repertoire of essential action songs for every child. There are 55 traditional songs and the CD pack includes performance and sing-along backing tracks. Action songs for children. The best action songbook ever, brimming over with a brilliant repertoire of essential action songs for every child. There are 55 traditional songs and the book is decorated throughout by David McKee's hilarious line drawings.

Sonsense Nongs (Book + CD) Michael Rosen's Book of Silly Songs, Daft Ditties, Crazy Croons, Loony Lyrics, Batty Ballads ...

Sonsense Nongs (Book + CD) Michael Rosen's Book of Silly Songs, Daft Ditties, Crazy Croons, Loony Lyrics, Batty Ballads ...

Author: Michael Rosen Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 31/05/2001

Michael Rosen's favourite silly songs - with acrobatic actions, rappy rhymes and an orchestra of annoying noises - includes a singalong CD of all piano accompaniments. Michael Rosen's favourite silly songs - with acrobatic actions, rappy rhymes and an orchestra of annoying noises, including Joe's got a head like a ping-pong ball, Susanna's a fanciful cow and I'm a little wrong note. The songs are excellent for improving both literacy and singing skills and the book comes complete with a singalong CD.

The Handy Band Supporting Personal, Social and Emotional Development with New Songs from Old Favourites

The Handy Band Supporting Personal, Social and Emotional Development with New Songs from Old Favourites

Author: Sue Nicholls Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/03/2004

A songbook containing songs which have a PSE (personal social and emotional development) focus. So there are songs to help with taking turns, washing and dressing, and respecting ourselves and others. The Handy Band is another great songbook from Sue Nicholls, author of Bobby Shaftoe clap your hands and Music Express Foundation Stage. All the songs have a PSE (Personal social and emotional development) focus, so there are songs to help with taking turns, washing and dressing, respecting ourselves and others. Just like Bobby Shaftoe, this songbook uses familiar tunes with new catchy words. Instantly memorable, instantly useful. A handy band of bright new songs to sing with 3-6 year olds.

High Low Dolly Pepper (Book + CD) Developing Music Skills with Young Children

High Low Dolly Pepper (Book + CD) Developing Music Skills with Young Children

Author: Veronica Clark Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 30/08/2002

Teachers can work through this resource, or dip into it. It includes games, poems, songs and stories, and offers children the chance to understand the basic elements which make up music through a collection of varied and humorous material. The CD contains all the songs and stories. Developing basic music skills with songs, rhymes and stories. A wealth of material for cross-curricular learning, including first forays into the science of sound. Photocopiable game sheets and a CD of all the songs and stories. No music reading required.

Tam tam tambalay! And Other Songs from Around the World

Tam tam tambalay! And Other Songs from Around the World

Author: Helen MacGregor Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 14/10/2007

Over 25 songs from all around the world, designed for 4-7 year olds and supported by a wealth of musical developments and imaginative ideas for performance. Over 25 songs from all around the world, designed for 4-7 year olds and supported by a wealth of musical developments and imaginative ideas for performance. The collection includes chants, echo songs, action songs and playground games, many collected in the field by Helen MacGregor and some popular favourites, such as I bought me a cat (USA), Bate bate chocolate (Mexico) and Funga alafia (West Africa). The book includes phonetic transliterations where appropriate and English meanings. Where relevant, songs will be provided in their original scripts (eg Gujarati, Japanese etc) on a website in pdf format so that teachers can download them as handouts or for use on a whiteboard. The CD includes sample performances of each song to help with learning and pronunciation for easy performance. Melody lines are provided at the back of the book.

Banana Splits Ways into Part-Singing

Banana Splits Ways into Part-Singing

Author: Ana Sanderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/1995

Banana Splits brings together a wealth of fun, easy ways into part-singing. There are echo songs, conversation songs, call and response, rounds, chants and much, more more! Banana Splits brings together a wealth of fun, easy ways into part-singing. There are echo songs, conversation songs, call and response, rounds, chants and much, more more! It includes helpful tips on teaching the songs and supporting games and activities. Banana Splits features a huge range of styles including traditional, pop and world eg Rivers of Babylon, El Condor Pasa, Four white horses, Jelly on a plate and Can you dig that crazy gibberish? - to name but a few!

Everyone's Singing, Lord (Book + CD/CD-ROM) Children's Songs for Collective Worship

Everyone's Singing, Lord (Book + CD/CD-ROM) Children's Songs for Collective Worship

Author: Sue Fearon Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/03/2013

38 carefully chosen songs to enrich collective worship in primary schools. 38 carefully chosen songs to enrich collective worship in primary schools. Includes helpful guidance notes with suggestions for actions, stories, themes and celebrations to use all year round. Tuneful songs on thought-provoking subjects.

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