Sisters’ Choice: science songs, animal songs, childrens music

  sisters choice quilt
Nancy Schimmel
  Malvina Reynolds
Song Lyrics
(Ear to the Ground)
  Books & Recordings: childrens music,
science songs,
animal songs, and more
Song Clips
  Songs from:
That's Not Fair

  Nancy Schimmel Songs: Audio and Lyrics
  Nancy Schimmel Poems
  Sun, Sun Shine: lyrics and activities
  Environmental Parodies
  Sunflower Project
(kids' gardening)




Nancy has five songs in the new Green Songbook, a collection of songs and resources whose focus is caring for the Earth. Each of the 42 songs in The Green Songbook has been selected and organized by chapters to focus on different aspects of eco-sustainability. Whether you are looking for just the right song to sing around a campfire, teach a science lesson, celebrate nature, lead a social change discussion, or inspire good habits with children, you will find songs to love and share in this book. The guitar arrangements are just right for beginning players
Not only will you find wise, powerful, and beatiful songs inside, you'll find advice and suggestions from leaders who have spent years growing their knowledge about the Earth and ecology in order to pass it along to you. You'll find websites to visit, books to read, organizations to check out, and lists of things you can do at home and at school that will make your life and our planet “greener.”
5% of the proceeds from the purchase of this book will fund free teacher trainings with Guitars in the Classroom, a non-profit program promoting music integration in the Pre-K-12th grade general classroom. The book can be ordered at



Occupella organizes informal public singing at Bay Area occupation sites, marches and at BART stations. We sing to promote peace, justice, and an end to corporate domination, especially in support of the Occupy movement.

Music has the power to build spirit, foster a sense of unity, convey messages and emotions, spread information, and bring joy to participants and audience alike. 

We have an extensive online songbook of singable parodies, rewrites and traditional songs and some original songs written for OWS

Story Lists

List of Traditional Stories about Peace and War

List of Folktales with Active Heroines

List of Folktales with Adoption Themes

List of Ecology Stories to Tell

List of Bilingual Ecology Books for Children

List of Environment Song Audio Tapes for Children

List of Books with Rhyme, Alliteration and other Word Play

Sister’s Choice is the name of the quilt square at the top of this page, the logo of Sisters’ Choice, a small company creating books and recordings of storytelling and songs for children and adults. Like other members of the Children’s Music Network, we “recognize children’s music as a powerful means of encouraging cooperation ... celebrating diversity ... building self-esteem ... promoting respect and responsibility for our environment ... and cultivating an understanding of nonviolence and social justice.”

P.O.Box 2067
Berkeley, CA 94702-0067
fax: 530-544-8811

This web site designed by Malvina Reynolds' grandaughter, Nancy Ibsen, with thanks to Gina, Jodi, Claudia, Irene and Ken