Books for use in Music Class 18

Here are some of my favorite books to use in music class paired with specific songs or as a springboard into lessons.
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The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker
$17.00
Old Black Fly
Old Black Fly
$8.00
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly (Classic Books with Holes)
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly (Classic Books with Holes)
$5.00
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
$14.00
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
$7.00
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? My First Reader
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? My First Reader
$9.00
In My Heart: A Book of Feelings (Growing Hearts)
In My Heart: A Book of Feelings (Growing Hearts)
$14.00
Giraffes Can't Dance
Giraffes Can't Dance
$16.00
Bad Kitty is a favorite to use when teaching the folk song Naughty Kitty Cat. It's a really cute extension and fun for vocabulary.
Bad Kitty
Bad Kitty
$13.00
This book is perfect for a lesson about the conductor. You could assign students the animal/instrument parts and let one conductor direct!
Wendell the Narwhal
Wendell the Narwhal
This book is PERFECT for younger kiddos at the beginning of the year. It shows them it's okay to be silly and have fun as you dance!
Boogie Monster
Boogie Monster
I love using this book to start a class or as a warm-up for my chorus. There are so many options for creative movement and exploration!
Stretch
Stretch
$11.00
This is a really easy book to add to a sub tub for days when you're gone! Includes new verses and wonderful illustrations!
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
$20.00
I absolutely love using this song in conjunction with the popular kids song. This book takes it to the next level with ears going high, etc
Do Your Ears Hang Low?
Do Your Ears Hang Low?
$13.00
This is a fun way to inspire kids to move in creative ways. Super vivid language and beautiful illustrations will encourage new thinking!
How Do You Wokka-Wokka?
How Do You Wokka-Wokka?
$7.00
Perfect companion to teaching Jingle Bells! Love using this book to illustrate some of that vivid language like one horse open sleigh.
Jingle Bells (Little Golden Book)
Jingle Bells (Little Golden Book)
$5.00
This is a fun way to inspire kids to move in creative ways. Lots of fun contrasting words like fast/slow, fierce/meek, for K/1 lessons!
Dinosaur Roar!
Dinosaur Roar!
$15.00
This is a fantastic book to illustrate some of the really vivid language in the Star-Spangled Banner. Great to use with kids!
The Star-Spangled Banner (Reading Rainbow Books)
The Star-Spangled Banner (Reading Rainbow Books)
$11.00
I love using this book to inspire creative movement with students or as a reason to teach and sing the hokey pokey with some of my youngest!
Hokey Pokey: Another Prickly Love Story
Hokey Pokey: Another Prickly Love Story
An awesome and colorful book to provide visuals for a very fun and catchy song!
Walking in a Winter Wonderland
Walking in a Winter Wonderland
$15.00
An awesome and colorful book to provide visuals for a very fun and catchy song!
Singing in the Rain
Singing in the Rain
$10.00
Great product for a Sub Tub. Check out my videos page on my blog to see how I use this for sub plans. MakeMomentsMatter.org/video/
America the Beautiful: Together We Stand
America the Beautiful: Together We Stand
$9.00
Perfect book to use when you teach the folk song "Los Pollitos."
Little Chickies / Los Pollitos: A bilingual lift-the-flap book (Canticos)
Little Chickies / Los Pollitos: A bilingual lift-the-flap book (Canticos)
I used this book to inspire a concert! Check out my videos page on my blog to see how I make it work MakeMomentsMatter.org/video/
What Do You Do With an Idea?
What Do You Do With an Idea?
$9.00
The Nuts: Bedtime at the Nut House
The Nuts: Bedtime at the Nut House
$8.00
Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes
Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes
$11.00
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
$17.00
This book is wonderful for a sub tub and comes with several audio recordings to make teaching/putting in a sub tub so easy!
The Nuts: Sing and Dance in Your Polka-Dot Pants
The Nuts: Sing and Dance in Your Polka-Dot Pants
$17.00
This book is wonderful for a sub tub and comes with several audio recordings to make teaching/putting in a sub tub so easy!
Groovy Joe: Dance Party Countdown (Groovy Joe #2)
Groovy Joe: Dance Party Countdown (Groovy Joe #2)
$16.00
An amazing resource for Black History Month in the music room!
Charlie Parker Played Be Bop
Charlie Parker Played Be Bop
$7.00
An amazing resource for Black History Month in the music room!
A Dance Like Starlight: One Ballerina’s Dream
A Dance Like Starlight: One Ballerina’s Dream
$17.00
An amazing resource for Black History Month in the music room!
Little Melba and Her Big Trombone
Little Melba and Her Big Trombone
$16.00
An amazing resource for Black History Month in the music room!
Juba This, Juba That
Juba This, Juba That
$18.00
An amazing resource for Black History Month in the music room!
Alvin Ailey
Alvin Ailey
$8.00
An amazing resource for Black History Month in the music room!
When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop (Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award for New Talent)
When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop (Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award for New Talent)
$17.00
An amazing resource for Black History Month in the music room!
Trombone Shorty
Trombone Shorty
$17.00
An amazing resource for Black History Month in the music room!
Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books)
Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books)
$15.00
An amazing resource for Black History Month in the music room!
Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat: Candlewick Biographies: Ella Fitzgerald
Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat: Candlewick Biographies: Ella Fitzgerald
$5.00
An amazing resource for Black History Month in the music room! Awesome history and story of Dizzy Gillespie.
Dizzy
Dizzy
This is a super fun book about Ella Fitzgerald and her friend Marilyn Monroe. Great for Black History Month in the music room!
Ella Queen of Jazz
Ella Queen of Jazz
$15.00
This is a fabulous book for vocal exploration! I love using this with Kinders and 1st graders as you explore different sounds and high/low.
Say Zoop!
Say Zoop!
$15.00
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