Songs Inspired by Children’s Books

Lisa Chellman pointed me in the direction of Artists for Literacy in the comments the other day. They have more than 300 songs inspired by books that you can search through. How cool is that? I love it!

Apprently there’s 700 plus songs inspired by books, and they have two CDs with them on it–Songs Inspired By Literature: Chapter One
and Songs Inspired By Literature – Chapter Two, but it seems that all the songs aren’t yet listed on their site.

I’ve been going through the list, looking for children’s and YA books. Some of the ones I found are:

Song: Prince Caspian
by Phish in the album Billy Breathes
based on the book: Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis

Song: Narnia (Steve Walsh Vocal Version)
by Steve Hackett in the album Please Don’t Touch
based on the Narnia Series by C. S. Lewis

Song: Who Wrote Holden Caulfield?
by: Green Day in the album Kerplunk!
based on the book: The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger

Song: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
by: Elton John in the album Good Bye Yellow Brick Road
based on the book: The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Song: White Rabbit
by Jefferson Airplane in the album Surrealistic Pillow
based on the book: Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Song:I Am The Walrus
By: Beatles in the album Magical Mystery Tour
based on the book: Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Song: Mock Turtle Song
by Steely Dan in the album Catalyst
based on the book: Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Song: Alice
by Tom Waits in the album Alice
based on the book: Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Song: Barefoot Children
by Jimmy Buffett in the album Barometer Soup
based on the book: The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Song: Return To Pooh Corner
by Kenny Loggins in the album Return To Pooh Corner
based on the book: The House At Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne

Song: House At Pooh Corner
by Loggins & Messina in the album Sittin In
Based on the book: Winnie The Pooh by A.A. Milne

Song: Charlotte Sometimes
by The Cure in the album Staring At The Sea: The Singles
based on the book Charlotte Sometimes by Penelope Farmer

Song: Tom Sawyer
by Rush in the album Moving Pictures
based on the book The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

Song: Bucking Bronco
by Scarth Locke
based on the poem “Bucking Bronco” by Shel Silverstein



Know another? Let me know.

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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2 Responses to Songs Inspired by Children’s Books

  1. Music Oline says:

    Nice blog good content I enjoy reading it. Thanks!

  2. Cheryl says:

    Thank you. 🙂

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