There is a wealth of wonderful picture books that are illustrated songs; these are great choices for singing storytimes. For stories on characters who sing, check out our suggestions below. For a craft project, make a Ribbon Stick or other craft from this page of suggestions.
App: Moo, Baa, La, La, La! by Sandra Boynton. Loud Crow.
Howe, James. HORACE AND MORRIS JOIN THE CHOIR (BUT WHAT ABOUT DOLORES?). Three friends who do everything together deal with the fact one of them does not get into the school choir.
Litwin, Eric. PETE THE CAT: I LOVE MY WHITE SHOES. Pete the Cat sings about his white shoes, which turn colors when he steps in mud, strawberries, and other things.
MacDonald, Margaret Read. PICKIN’ PEAS. Both a little girl and a rabbit sing in this adaptation of a popular folksong, set in a garden.
Portis, Antoinette. FROODLE. A bird wants to sing a different song in this story filled with onomatopoeia.
Raposo, Joe. SING. Kids and parents will sing along with this picture book version of the popular “Sesame Street” song.
Shannon, George. LIZARD’S SONG. Bear wants to learn how to sing Lizard’s song.
Tafolla, Carmen. FIESTA BABIES. In this celebration of fiestas, the babies sing, and march in a parade.
Thomas, Jan. LET’S SING A LULLABY WITH THE BRAVE COWBOY. A cowboy tries to sing his young calves to sleep.
Also see the previous Singing storytime ideas page from February 2009.