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Rootabaga Stories book cover
Author:  Carl Sandburg
Title:  Rootabaga Stories

Short stories.
c1922 - HUMOROUS

 

 
Author:  Carl Sandburg
Title:  Sandburg Treasury

Short stories and poetry.
c1970 - VARIETY

 

 
Author:  Carl Sandburg
Title:  Wedding Procession of the Rag Doll and the Broom Handle

Who was in it? the slickery spoon-lickers, the tin pan bangers and many more.
c1967 - HUMOROUS

 

The Great Turtle Drive book cover
Author:  Steve Sanfield
Title:  The Great Turtle Drive

A cowboy tries to make money by selling turtles to a restaurant…but turtles walk very slowly, putting a crimp in his plans for riches after a turtle drive.
c1996 - Tall tale style, Humorous solo

 

Slender Ella and Her Fairy Hogfather book cover
Author:  Vivian Sathre
Title:  Slender Ella and Her Fairy Hogfather

Slender Ella, a pig forced into servitude by her stepmother and 2 horrid stepsisters, goes to the hoedown with the help of her Fairy Hogfather and marries the handsome and plump son of the Goldsnoots of Diamond Snout Hay Ranch.
c1999 - HUMOROUS

 

Just Enough to Make a Story book cover
Author:  Nancy Schimmel
Title:  "The Tailor" from Just Enough to Make a Story

Folktale, a poor tailor saves to make a coat, when it is worn out, he makes a jacket, then a vest, then a cap, then a button, then just enough to make a story.
c1982 - SERIOUS

 

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village book cover
Author:  Laura Amy Schlitz
Title:  Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village

For slightly older students.
c2007 - Serious solo, serious duo

 

The Monster Who Ate My Peas book cover
Author:  Danny Schnitzlein
Title:  The Monster Who Ate My Peas

A young boy agrees to give a disgusting monster his soccer ball and bike. Then the monster asked for his puppy, which was going too far.
c2001 - Verse choir, solo humorous

 

 
Author:  Alvin Schwartz
Title:  Fat Man in a Fur Coat and Other Bear Stories

True accounts and humorous anecdotes.
c1984 - VARIETY

 

Squids will be Squids: Fresh Morals, Beastly Fables book cover
Author:  Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith
Title:  Squids will be Squids: Fresh Morals, Beastly Fables

Contemporary fables with tongue-in-cheek morals address such topics as homework, curfews, and television commercials.
c1998 - HUMOROUS DUO, VERSE CHOIR

 

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs book cover
Author:  Jon Scieszka
Title:  The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

Story of the three little pigs from the wolf's point of view.
c1989 - HUMOROUS

 

Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Mostly True Stories of Growing Up Scieszka book cover
Author:  Jon Scieszka
Title:  Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Mostly True Stories of Growing Up Scieszka

The author of The True Story of the Three Little Pigs entertains us with his boyhood.
c2008 - Humorous solo

 

Judy Scuppernong book cover
Author:  Brenda Seabrooke
Title:  Judy Scuppernong

Poems describe the daily experiences of four girls growing up in a small town in Georgia in the early 1950s.
c1990 - VARIETY

 

Words by Heart book cover
Author:  Ouida Sebestyen
Title:  Words by Heart

A young black girl struggles to fulfill her papa's dream of a better future for their family in the southeastern town where, in 1910, they are the only blacks.
c1979 - SERIOUS

 

 
Author:  Elizabeth Sechrist
Title:  One Thousand Poems for Children

Poetry.
c1946 - VARIETY

 

 
Author:  Peter Seeger
Title:  Foolish Frog

A foolish bullfrog explodes with pride when he hears someone singing a song about him.
c1973 - HUMOROUS, VERSE CHOIR

 

Story of Mrs. Lovewright and Purrless Her Cat book cover
Author:  Lore Segal
Title:  Story of Mrs. Lovewright and Purrless Her Cat

Mrs. Lovewright gets a cat with a mind of its own.
c1985 - HUMOROUS, DUO

 

Chicken Soup with Rice; A Book of Months book cover
Author:  Maurice Sendak
Title:  Chicken Soup with Rice; A Book of Months

Story in rhyme.
c1976 - VERSE CHOIR

 

Pierre; A Cautionary Tale in Five Chapters and a Prologue book cover
Author:  Maurice Sendak
Title:  Pierre; A Cautionary Tale in Five Chapters and a Prologue

Stories in rhyme.
c1962 - HUMOROUS, VERSE CHOIR

 

The Good Master book cover
Author:  Kate Seredy
Title:  The Good Master

Two cousins, one spirited, spend an adventurous summer on a ranch on the Hungarian plains.
c1935 - HUMOROUS, SERIOUS

 

The White Stag book cover
Author:  Kate Seredy
Title:  The White Stag

Legendary story of the Huns and Magyars' long migrations from Asia to Europe where they hope to find a permanent home.
c1937 - SERIOUS

 

The Cremation of Sam McGee book cover
Author:  Robert Service
Title:  The Cremation of Sam McGee

Constantly suffering from the cold, Sam makes his companion on the Arctic trail promise to cremate him when he dies, which the companion does -to his great surprise.
c1907 - VERSE CHOIR

 

Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories book cover
Author:  Dr. Seuss
Title:  "Gertrude McFuzz" in Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories

A plain bird is jealous of a bird with a bigger, fancier tale.
c1958 - VERSE CHOIR

 

 
Author:  George Shannon
Title:  Bean Boy

An orphan with only a tin cup of beans learns to survive with the help and advice of kindly people he meets.
c1984 - HUMOROUS

 

 
Author:  Marjorie Sharmat
Title:  Two Ghosts on a Bench

Bored with haunting their bench, two ghosts pass the evening by telling each other stories of what has happened, or could have happened there.
c1978 - HUMOROUS

 

 
Author:  Esther Shephard
Title:  Paul Bunyan

Tall tale of the famous logger.
c1924 - HUMOROUS

 

I Am Really a Princess book cover
Author:  Carol Diggory Shields
Title:  I Am Really a Princess

A child imagines herself a princess and contrasts her everyday life with one she could have in a castle with infinitely permissive parents.
c1993 - HUMOROUS

 

I Wish My Brother was a Dog book cover
Author:  Carol Diggory Shields
Title:  I Wish My Brother was a Dog

Older sibling imagines how much better it would be if brother Andy were a dog instead of a baby, doing tricks and being banished to the outside when he got too noisy.
c1997 - HUMOROUS

 

Lunch Money and Other Poems about School book cover
Author:  Carol Diggory Shields
Title:  Lunch Money and Other Poems about School

23 humorous poems about school.
c1995 - HUMOROUS, VERSE CHOIR

 

Falling Up book cover
Author:  Shel Silverstein
Title:  Falling Up

Poems.
c1996 - HUMOROUS

 

The Giving Tree book cover
Author:  Shel Silverstein
Title:  The Giving Tree

A tree gives its all to a growing boy.
c1964 - SERIOUS

 

A Light in the Attic book cover
Author:  Shel Silverstein
Title:  A Light in the Attic

Poems.
c1981 - HUMOROUS

 

Where the Sidewalk Ends book cover
Author:  Shel Silverstein
Title:  Where the Sidewalk Ends

Poems.
c1974 - HUMOROUS

 

Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros? book cover
Author:  Shel Silverstein
Title:  Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?

There are lots of things a rhinoceros can do around one's house, including eating bad report cards before one's parents see them, tiptoeing downstairs for a midnight snack, and collecting extra allowance.
c1983 - VERSE CHOIR

 

When Shlemiel Went to Warsaw and Other Stories book cover
Author:  Isaac Singer
Title:  When Shlemiel Went to Warsaw and Other Stories

Eight stories based on traditional Jewish themes from Eastern Europe.
c1968 - HUMOROUS

 

Zlateh the Goat and Other Stories book cover
Author:  Isaac Singer
Title:  Zlateh the Goat and Other Stories

Seven tales from middle-European Jewish folklore and legend.
c1966 - VARIETY

 

Mirror Mirror book cover
Author:  Marilyn Singer
Title:  Mirror Mirror

There are two sides to every story, and in this collection, two poems for every verse.  Read the poems from top to bottom, then the lines are reversed to read from bottom to top! Classic fairy tales with two witty views.
c2010 - Serious duo

 

There Was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Trout book cover
Author:  Teri Sloat
Title:  There Was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Trout

Set in the Pacific Northwest, this variation on the traditional cumulative rhyme describes the silly consequences of an old woman’s fishy diet.
c1998 - VERSE CHOIR

 

 
Author:  Doris Buchanan Smith
Title:  Return to Bitter Creek

An illegitimate child in the South learns the meaning of love and family life.
c1986 - SERIOUS

 

Skeeter book cover
Author:  K. Smith
Title:  Skeeter

The adventures of two young boys befriended by an old black man who is a legendary hunter.
c1989 - SERIOUS

 

Glasses: Who Needs 'Em? book cover
Author:  Lane Smith
Title:  Glasses: Who Needs ‘Em?

A boy is unhappy about having to wear glasses, until his doctor provides an imaginative list of well-adjusted eyeglass wearers.
c1991 - HUMOROUS SOLO or DUO

 

Mrs. Biddlebox book cover
Author:  Linda Smith
Title:  Mrs. Biddlebox

Odd Mrs. Biddlebox wakes up on the wrong side of her bunk and decides to "cook this rotten morning."  An amusing, unique story in rhyme.
c2002 - Humorous duet, solo or verse choir

 

The War with Grandpa book cover
Author:  Robert K. Smith
Title:  The War with Grandpa

Upset about giving up his room to his grandpa, Pete declares war in an attempt to get it back.
c1984 - SERIOUS

 

 
Author:  Zilpha K. Snyder
Title:  Today is Saturday

24 poems about a day free of cares.
c1969 - VARIETY

 

Brave Potatoes book cover
Author:  Toby Speed
Title:  Brave Potatoes

Potatoes set off across the darkened fairgrounds to enjoy the rides, but Chef Hackemup has other plans for them.
c2000 - VERSE CHOIR, HUMOROUS SOLO or DUO

 

Maniac Magee book cover
Author:  Jerry Spinelli
Title:  Maniac Magee: A Novel

After his parents die, Magee's life becomes legendary as he accomplishes athletic and other feats which awe his contemporaries.
c1990 - SERIOUS

 

Raising Sweetness book cover
Author:  Diane Stanley
Title:  Raising Sweetness

Sweetness, one of eight orphans, living with a man who is an unconventional housekeeper, learns to read and writes an important letter to improve their situation. Would be good for a boy, will need editing.
c1999 - HUMOROUS SOLO

 

Children of the Dust Bowl: The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp book cover
Author:  Jerry Stanley
Title:  Children of the Dust Bowl: The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp

The plight of migrant workers during the Depression and the school built for their children. Also for older children.
c1992 - SERIOUS

 

I Am an American: A True Story of Japanese Internment book cover
Author:  Jerry Stanley
Title:  I Am an American: A True Story of Japanese Internment

Japanese-Americans and evacuation and relocation.
c1994 - SERIOUS

 

Dominic book cover
Author:  William Steig
Title:  Dominic

Brave, generous dog, sets off on an adventurous hike and comes into a fortune.
c1972 - HUMOROUS

 

 
Author:  William Steig
Title:  Gorky Rises

Gorky, the frog, concocts a magic flying potion and he flies around the world and changes a rock into an elephant with the last of the magic potion.
c1980 - HUMOROUS

 

Solomon the Rusty Nail book cover
Author:  William Steig
Title:  Solomon the Rusty Nail

If he scratches his nose and wiggles his toes at the same time, young Solomon rabbit turns into a rusty nail. One day he unwisely teases a cat.
c1985 - HUMOROUS

 

Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale book cover
Author:  John Steptoe
Title:  Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale

Mufaro's two beautiful daughters, one bad- tempered, one kind and sweet, go before the king who is choosing a wife.
c1987 - HUMOROUS

 

Treasure Island book cover
Author:  Robert Louis Stevenson
Title:  Treasure Island

Classic adventure tale.
c1911 - SERIOUS

 

American Tall Tales book cover
Author:  Adrien Stoutenberg
Title:  American Tall Tales

Folklore.
c1966 - HUMOROUS

 
   
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