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)


FREE DOWNLOAD: These three Malvina Reynolds Songbooks are now available as free PDF's.
The Malvina Reynolds Songbook
There's Music in the Air
Tweedles and Foodles for Young Noodles

New Song Video: I Don't Recall: Watch here

A Song for Now: Open Your Windows and Sing

People under lockdown in Italy are connecting by singing with each other from their windows and balconies. They inspired me to write this song. Here’s a collection of videos 


Listen Here

Lead Sheet PDF

(note: the recording is in the key of A and the lead sheet is in the key of C)

First new album of children’s songs
by Nancy Schimmel in two decades!

Free Download

Malvina Reynolds Childrens Music CD is on YouTube here


Occupella started with song circles at Bay Area Occupation sites and now leads singing at demonstrations, marches and BART stations for peace, justice, the environment and an end to corporate domination. We have singable parodies and updates of familiar songs on our website, You may download and use them at no charge. Besides our general collection, we have a No Fossil Fuel songbook and a new Black Lives Matter songbook to download. We also have a calendar and contact information.

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.

Occupella: Singing in the Lifeboats book now available.

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