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
  The Green Songbook
  Environmental Parodies
  Sunflower Project
(kids' gardening)

Parents' Choice Gold Award

Hushabyes for Young and Old
SCR 469-2

RealAudio Song Clip
QuickTime Song Clip (624k)

Gentle yet engaging, this music is guaranteed to relax everybody from babies to CEOs. Old favorites from Brahms to Malvina Reynolds, new pieces by Candy Forest, Nancy Schimmel and Linda Hirschhorn are played on acoustic instruments (Candy at the piano and Emil Miland playing cello) and sung by family: Candy and her brother, Ben Mordush, with a cameo appearance by The Singing Rainbow Youth Ensemble.

The music is selected for its quieting quality and arranged to encourage deep relaxation of body, mind and spirit.


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