Children's books based on songs

By Scottish Book Trust

Children's books based on songs

By Scottish Book Trust

A familiar song can help children feel safe and calm. Song picture books are a fun and engaging way to promote their learning and development, while also providing comfort and security. Singing a book promotes bonding, fosters creativity and imagination, and gives a love for reading and music. Have a go and sing-a-long with some of our favourites!

Hey Diddle Diddle

Annie Kubler and Sarah Dellow

£5.99 £5.69

Follow everyone's favourite song with this bright and chunky board book. Beautifully illustrated, this is a brilliant sing-a-long book to share with your wee one. Published by Child’s Play there are more song books in the collection; If You’re Happy and You Know it and The Wheels on the Bus.

Every Little Thing

Cedella Marley, Bob Marley, et al.

£6.99 £6.64

With a powerful message of love, peace and harmony this beautiful book brings Bob Marley's cherished song to life for families everywhere. With a lyrical rhythm and beautiful, colourful pictures, this is the story of a boy who won't let anything get him down, as long as he has the help of three special little birds. Guaranteed to bring a smile to faces of all ages. 

Ye Cannae Shove Yer Granny Off A Bus: A Favourite Scottish Rhyme with Moving Parts

Kathryn Selbert

£6.99 £6.64

With moving parts for little ones this Scots song comes alive in this very funny book where they really can shove Granny off the bus. It is full of colourful illustrations to capture imaginations with moving parts and flaps for revealing fun details.

Elvis Presley's Love Me Tender

ELVIS PRESLEY and Stephanie Graegin

£13.99 £13.29

This charming picture book features the lyrics to the classic Elvis song as the story follows a mother and her young child as they spend time together sharing hugs and cuddles and enjoying the simple pleasures of life. The illustrations are adorable with a soft pastel colour palette that perfectly captures the unconditional love that exists between parent and child. The ideal book for wee ones to drift off to sleep.

All You Need Is Love

John Lennon, Paul McCartney, et al.


This book is a playful and heart warming celebration of love, friendship and togetherness inspired by the world-renowned classic song. Each page features a different group of animals from penguins and elephants to monkeys and birds all coming together to share in the joy of life and love. The beautiful and powerful melody will bring a smile to all children. Love, love, love.

Old Macdonald Had a Phone

Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross

£7.99 £7.59

This playful, funny and clever book is a modern twist on the classic nursery song. Old Macdonald buys a brand-new mobile phone but when the animals get one of their own, before you know it no work is getting done! With bright and colourful cartoon illustrations, this book is a light-hearted reminderabout finding a healthy balance between screen time and real activities.

What a Wonderful World

Bob Thiele, George David Weiss, et al.

£7.99 £7.59

This book is inspired by the classic song made famous by Louis Armstrong and encourages readers to appreciate the beauty and wonder of the world around us. The illustrations are a combination of paint, collage and digital techniques which create a unique and dynamic visual style of the natural world.

Car, Car, Truck, Jeep

Katrina Charman and Nick (Illustrator) Sharratt

£7.99 £7.59

This bold and colourful book about different modes of transport is great to sing along to the tune of Baa, Baa, Black Sheep. The language is simple but it has a wonderful rhythm which makes it ideal for sharing to all ages; from pre-birth to toddlers.

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