- Two nursery rhymes illustrated by Iza Trapani, both of which have many more verses than the original rhymes: Baa Baa Black Sheep and The Itsy Bitsy Spider
- A couple of old folk songs illustrated by Peter Spier, who always does amazingly intricate, busy scenes: The Erie Canal and The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night: An Old Song. The Fox Went out on a Chilly Night is also a Caldecott Honor book.
- The Grand Old Duke of York by Maureen Roffey (more verses than the nursery rhyme)
- Hush Little Baby: A Folk Song with Pictures, by Marla Frazee (who is the same woman who illustrated the wonderful book Everywhere Babies)
- This Little Light of Mine by Raffi, illustrated by Stacey Schuett
- Several board books illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott, including Down by the Bay, The Lady with the Alligator Purse, Miss Mary Mack, and Skip to My Lou (Skip to My Lou is a particular favorite–especially the illustration of the sheep unzipping their fleece suits and jumping into a giant bathtub)
- You are My Sunshine, illustrated by Caroline Church, which would be good as a first book. It’s charming but very short.
- Last but by no means least, The Wheels on the Bus pop-up book by Paul Zelinsky, which I mentioned in a previous post.
Do you have any suggestions of other sing-along books we should read?