With Love From Raffi

Today I want to share an amazing series with all of you. These books are extremely fun to read, because they are all songs. Without even realizing it, you will be reading to the tune of each children’s song. Children are drawn to repetition, making these books something every child will love. So without further ado, and in no particular order – I bring you Raffi!!

Paperback Editions

Each paperback has the sheet music to the song on the last page!

Baby Beluga

Illustrated by Ashley Wolff

Picture Book

29 Pages

Ages Baby-3

Dragonfly Books / Random House

Raffi’s most popular and beloved song about the “little white whale on the go” is available in a sturdy board book edition–just the right size for babies and toddlers!

Singing supports and encourages even the youngest child’s speech and listening skills, which makes Baby Beluga perfect for early learning. Join this adorable baby whale in a busy day at sea, culminating in a warm mother-child bedtime ending. With its delightful illustrations, this is the ideal sing-along for a whole new generation of readers.

Spider On The Floor

Illustrated by True Kelley

Picture Book

27 Pages

Ages Baby-3

Dragonfly Books / Random House

A perfectly silly song about a busy spider who climbs up an old woman, and along the way, manages to ensnare lots of critters in its web – including a family dog, a snake, an alligator, a skunk, an octopus, an elephant, a moose, and even a dinosaur! Whew!

Down By The Bay

Illustrated by Bernard Westcott

Picture Book

32 Pages

Ages Baby-3

Dragonfly Books / Random House

Raffi’s hilarious version of the classic song about strange events that happen down by the bay, where the watermelons grow…

Singing supports and encourages even the youngest child’s speech and listening skills, which makes Down by the Bay perfect for early learning. In this friendly board book edition, irresistible art by Nadine Bernard Westcott depicts wonderfully amusing creatures such as a bear combing his hair, a goose kissing a moose, and a whale with a polka-dot tail. Very young children will find this book both entertaining and instructive in early language skills such as rhyme, rhythm, and repetition, and will delight in hearing it read or sung aloud to them.

Five Little Ducks

Illustrated by Jose Aruego & Ariane Dewey

Picture Book

32 Pages

Ages Baby-3

Dragonfly Books / Random House

This board book featuring a counting song by Raffi makes the perfect “addition” to your springtime reading list!

Babies and toddlers willl love counting down as first five little ducks, then four, then three, then two, then one go out to play, not to return. Mother Duck waits until spring returns and with it her five ducks, all grown up-along with their new families of baby ducks. With sweet illustrations by veteran children’s book artists Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey, this lovely counting song will invoke squeals of delight.

Wheels On The Bus

Illustrated by Sylvie Kantorovitz Wickstrom

Picture Book

32 Pages

Ages Baby-3

Dragonfly Books / Random House

Raffi’s delightful rendition of the classic song about the bus that goes “all around town!”

Singing supports and encourages even the youngest child’s speech and listening skills, which makes Wheels on the Bus perfect for early learning. With its charming illustrations, this is the ideal sing-aloud for a whole new generation of readers.

Board Book Collection

If You’re Happy And You Know It

Illustrated by Cyd Moore

Board Book

32 Pages

Ages Baby-3

Knopf Books for Young Readers / Random House

This sturdy board book is an especially fun way for children to sing and clap along to this beloved traditional song. In this adorable Raffi version, it’s Monkey’s birthday and all his friends are getting together to celebrate . . . but shhh, it’s a surprise! Join in as Rabbit makes the invitations, Hedgehog brings the balloons, Fox makes the dessert, and all the animals shout “Hooray!”when Monkey arrives at the party.

Everything Grows

Illustrated by Nina Mata

Board Book

32 Pages

Ages Baby-3

Knopf Books for Young Readers / Random House

Raffi’s beloved song celebrating the earth is available for the first time in a board book edition that readers will treasure as they grow. Perfect for Earth Day!

From children to animals, from leaves on a tree to fish in the sea, everything grows. Raffi’s popular and catchy song encourages kids to take in the world around them and appreciate the way everything is growing together. Lush illustrations by Nina Mata show families interacting with a community garden and marveling at the interconnectedness of the earth in this timely and timeless song and story.

Shake My Sillies Out

Illustrated by Maple Lam

Board Book

32 Pages

Ages Baby-3

Knopf Books for Young Readers / Random House

Shake, clap, jump, and wiggle your way through this classic Raffi sing-along book!

Join a group of happy campers on a fun moonlit night in this beloved Raffi Song to Read. The rhythm, rhyme, and repetition of singing support and encourage speech and listening skills, laying the foundations for later reading.

Rise And Shine

Illustrated by Sydney Hanson

Board Book

32 Pages

Ages Baby-3

Knopf Books for Young Readers / Random House

Raffi’s beloved song about waking up and seizing the day is available for the first time in a board book edition that readers will treasure.

All through the forest, animals are waking up and venturing out to find their friends and start their days. Raffi’s song is a wonderful wake-up call that encourages kids to greet the world around them. Singing supports and encourages even the youngest child’s speech and listening skills, which makes Rise and Shine perfect for early learning. With its delightful illustrations, this is the ideal sing-aloud for a whole new generation.

About The Author

Raffi Cavoukian

A renowned singer known by his first name alone, Raffi was a pioneer in quality recordings for children on his independent label, Troubadour. For millions of fans, Raffi’s music was the soundtrack of their childhoods, and they took his signature song “Baby Beluga” to heart. These “beluga grads” now share his music with their own children. Raffi has been described by the Washington Post and the Toronto Star as “the most popular children’s entertainer in the English-speaking world” and “Canada’s all-time children’s champion.”

Raffi is a music producer, author, entrepreneur and ecology advocate. In 2010, he founded the Raffi Foundation for Child Honouring—a global movement that views honouring children as the best way to create sustainable, peacemaking cultures. Raffi has received the Order of Canada, the Order of BC, the U.N. Earth Achievement Award, and four honorary degrees.

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Huge thanks to the amazing people at Random House for gifting me this incredible series so that I could share them with you. You can click on any of the above book images to purchase that book or you can visit my Amazon store below to see them all!

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To everyone who is reading this, thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

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