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Acrocanthosaurus - a tribute to the Oklahoma State Dinosaur, thanks to the Museum of the Red River in Idabel, OK
Ain't It Beautiful - A Born to Do Science song about Cheryl Baker's research on breeding aphid resistant strains of wheat at the USDA.
All My Friends - A Project REACH song about drug-free friends
Alphabet Rag - Do you know your alphabet - backwards?
American Stew - A workshop song, written with 4th graders - we're all part of the American Stew!
The Ancient Chinese Pickle - Written with 4th graders at Richmond Elementary - Never fear, Captain Corndog is here!
Anole in Love - A Born to Do Science love song inspired by Dr. Matt Lovern's research on lizard communication.
The Ants in Your Pants Dance Song Song - It's the ants in your pants dance song to end all ants in your pants dance songs!
Back Off! - A Project REACH song attacking tobacco company advertising aimed at kids.
Bat Man - The bat man studies the tree of life
The Battle of the Green Eyed Potato - Written with 4th graders at Richmond Elementary - a kid tells a tall tale.
Be Creative At Your Library - Theme song for the 2009 summer library programs
Belly Like a Bongo - Play your body like a musical instrument!
Big Red Fire Truck - I'm a big red fire truck. I save lives - that's what I do!
Big World After All - A celebration of cultural diversity.
Birthday Boogaloo - A rock & roll alternative to "Happy Birthday."
Blast Into Books - Verses celebrate Star Wars and Star Trek - great in the movies, but even better in books!
Books, Ahoy! - Sail away aboard three great books: Charlotte's Web, Winnie the Pooh, and Peter Pan.
Boom Town - Celebrates the excitement of building a turn of the century Oklahoma oil boom town.
Born to Do Science - Compares a baby's exploration of her world to the scientific method.
The Brainiacs - A family discovers their genius after turning off the TV.
Camp PBC - Written with 5th graders at Richmond Elementary - a song about kids and parents.
Can It Be Over? - The time has come to say goodbye. How can it be over so soon?
Can You Guess? - Can you guess what I am? It's like a Blue's Clues mystery in a song.
The Cat Came Back - A new version of an old folk song, with a surprise ending.
Catch the Reading Bug - A theme song for the 2008 Summer Library Programs - can you catch the reading bug?
Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo (Mr. Billy) - Dance like a train engine!
Citizen of the World (Will Hale) - Celebrate your global citizenship!
Citizen Scientist - This Born to Do Science song inspired by the research of Dr. Janette Steets illustrates how ordinary citizens be scientists.
Cowboy Dreams - Let's be cowboys together, pardner!
Creepy Crawly Party Time - A workshop song about a bug party - at your house!
Dance Dance Dance - Make up a crazy dance and dance, dance, dance!
Dinosuar ABCs - A is for Allosaurus, etc.
Diving in the Deep Blue Sea - An underwater adventure in a book.
Dog Books - What do you do if your parents won't let you get the pet you want?
Don't Look I'm Making a Book - Tells the story of a girl who gets lost in her work - literally.
Dream Big - Theme song for the 2012 summer library programs.
Drop Everything and Read! (D.E.A.R.) - The perfect way to introduce DEAR time in your classroom!
Eleanor Gerbil - The tale of a lonely boy and his gerbil, inspired by the Beatles' Eleanor Rigby.
Escape of the Bugs - This is a reprise to "The Kid Who Ate a Bug" - the bugs are heading out!
Everybody Wants One - I knew I had to have one - because I saw it on TV!
Everything is Changing - A workshop song about growing up.
Fifty Ways to Say No to Drugs - What would you say if offered drugs in different situations?
Fran - A celebration of Fran, the acrocanthosaurus at the Museum of the Red River in Idabel, OK.
Freedom Shines on America - A workshop song written with fourth graders at Washington Grade Center in Ada, OK.
Fred's Frog Flippy - A watched frog never hops!
Frog Song - What happens if you kiss a frog, she turns into a princess, and she doesn't like it?
The Gentlemen Are Dancing on Their Toes - A circle of puns.
Get a Clue - Got questions? Get a clue at your library!
Get Creative - Let your library inspire you!
Get Outta My Head - Written with 5th graders at Skyline Elementary - a song about standing up for yourself.
Gimme That Green Paper Stuff - Written with 5th graders at Skyline Elementary - money, money, money!
Gimme Vegetables- I'm a lean mean green bean eating machine!
Good Clean Fun - This Project REACH song is an advertisement for good clean alcohol-free fun.
Goodnight Sun (Mr. Billy) - a sweet lullaby.
Grain of Sand - Luminescence dating, from the sample's point of view.
Grandma's House Tonight - A wild car trip around the country to Grandma's House.
Granny Get Funky - Written with 5th graders at Skyline Elementary - this granny knows how to party!
The Great Green Squishy Mean Bibliovore - A cross between a bookworm and a dinosaur...
Green Footprint - A Born to Do Science song, inspired by the research of Dr. Bill Henley.
Hanging Out With Heroes at the Library, Detectives Version
Hanging Out With Heroes at the Library, Dr. Seuss Version
Hanging Out With Heroes at the Library, Live Version - plus many additional verses! Can you guess the hero in each verse?
Hanging Out With Heroes at the Library, Oklahoma Version
Hanging Out With Heroes at the Library (Two of a Kind)
The Hawaiian Alphabet Song - A workshop song that teaches the Hawaiian alphabet.
Hide and Seek - Ready or not!
Horny Toad - Everything you wanted to know and more about the Texas Horned Lizard.
How Many Days? - Dedicated to Monty's wife, Lisa, on their first wedding anniversary - your basic mathematical love song.
Howdy Song - How many languages can you say hello in?
Hummingbird Hum - Bright little jewel of the backyard birds.
I Can't Follow You There - The singer's best friend is becoming a drug user.
I Go Bananas - Go bananas for bananas!
I Took My Dragon For a Walk - What happens if your pet is, shall we say, a bit over-exuberant?
I Wish I Were Back in Hawaii - A workshop song - What can you do in Hawaii? Learn all about it!
I'd Sooner Read- Written for the 1996 Oklahoma reading campaign of the same name.
If Kids Ruled the World - A workshop song written with fourth graders - what a wacky, wacky world it would be!
I'm Not Bald - Really, I'm not - no, really!
Imagine That - In my city children are the most important thing!
Insect Zoo - Guess what I've got in my insect zoo!
It Could Have Been Worse (ScribbleMonster) - Whatever happens, it could've been worse!
It's Hard to Love a Reptile - ...when you know she don't love you back!
It's Not Fair (When Your Mother is a Scientist) - A Born to Do Science Café song; what if your mother was a developmental psychologist?
Jungle Junk - Way up in the treetops talking to Tarzan - an upbeat nonsense song featuring wacky animals.
Junior Detectives Club - Observation, Deduction, and Sheer Determination will lead us to succeed at being super-slueths!
K-Street Rag - An instrumental - ragtime piano.
The Kid Who Ate a Bug - Yes, it's true, he ate a living bug! And the bugs are multiplying...
Left Brain Right Brain - A Born to Do Science song inspired by Dr. Shelia Kennison's research into how the brain parses language.
The Legend of Old Rip - Based on a real local legend. In Eastland, TX, citizens enshrined a live horny toad within the cornerstone of the courthouse.
Library Bookaneers- Hey, ho, whadoya know? Head for the high seas with these rollicking library adventurers!
Lisa Lee Elizabeth - This poor girl has more names than you can count on all your fingers and all your toes put together!
Loose Tooth - It's funny, it's gross - it's the worst way to loose a tooth!
Love This Baby - I don't wait for the sun to shine, I love this baby all the time!
Magical Madcap Tour- A goofy trip around the continents.
Mayday Fair (David Brinkman) - A medieval fair.
Meet the Planets - A whirlwind tour of the Solar System.
Microbe Hunter - A Born to Do Science Café song about hunting for new forms of life.
Mixed Up Wacky Song - This is a workshop song about everything!
The Molecular Eye - A Born to Do Science Café song; how can single celled organisms "see"?
My Brother Stuck a Bean Up His Nose - And it's still there I suppose.
My Friend Jake - Meet a 400 pound gorilla - who likes to read.
My One and Only Vole - A Born to Do Science song inspired by Tomica Blocker's research with monogamous prairie voles.
My Toilet and I - This song is based on a true story of plumbing gone terribly wrong!
My Video Camera - Make a happy movie for a YouTube world.
Never Kool - A Project REACH song - cigarettes are never cool in any situation!
1907 - My great great grandpa was there to celebrate when Oklahoma became a state!
No Alcohol For Me - A Project REACH song - when other kids pressure you to drink, what are you going to say?
No Blues at All - A punny love song.
No Go Tell - A Project REACH song about three things to do if you are bothered by a stranger and need to get help.
Nursery Rhyme Rock and Roll- Favorite nursery rhymes set to a rock & roll beat.
Oddballs Singing Around- An exercise in recording weirdness.
Oklahoma Annie - An Oklahoma cowgirl rides an Oklahoma pony named Oklahoma Annie, who can do anything!
Oklahoma Has Crazy Weather - Written with 4th graders at Richmond Elementary
Oklahoma Heroes at the Library - Can you guess the Oklahoma hero in each verse?
Oklahoma Kids: A Kaleidoscope - We are Oklahoma's future, we shine bright with every color, a kaleidoscope.
Oklahoma Land Rush, 1889 - What's your plan of action when the bugler blows?
Old Pink Dinosaur - This workshop song about a neglected toy is only partially written - can you finish it?
Our Principal Plays in a Rock n Roll Band - I perform this song in schools sometimes, if I can get the principal to participate!
Our Sixth Grade Teacher Is Something Else - Written with 5th graders at Skyline Elementary, about a teacher from outer space!
Out on the Beach - Family fun in the sand and sun.
Pandamonium at the Library - What happens when you teach a little mouse to read?
Patrick the Packrat - You'll find all kinds of cool stuff in Patrick's pockets - but one thing you'll never find is tobacco!
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Paws Claws Scales and Tales - Do you know these famous pets from books?
Paws Claws Scales and Tales Reprise - It's all about a bond of love!
A Pet Like That - Wouldn't it be cool to have a pet like the ones you read about in Dr. Seuss?
Pet Rock - Neighborhood animals gather at night to make rock n roll music.
Photosynthesis Machine - A Born to Do Science song inspired by Dr. Rob Burnap's research on the mechanisms of photosynthesis.
Pirate Treasure - Digging down deep for a pirate treasure!
Pizza, Pizza - Workshop song. If you were a pizza, what kind would you be?
Planet Middle School - Written with 5th graders at Skyline Elementary - students imagine what sixth grade will be like.
Play It On Your Nose - Did you know you have a musical instrument in the middle of your face?
Pop Up Sit Down - It's a song about opposites, and you'll get your exercise.
Popular - A Born to Do Science song inspired by Dr. Lara Mayeux's research into teen popularity.
Predators, Prey, and the Games They Play - A Born to Do Science song inspired by Dr. Barney Luttbeg's research in modeling the movements of predators and prey.
The Princess and the Farmer's Son- Our story-loving hero subdues a dragon and wins the heart of a princess.
Psychology - Can you tell me what's wrong with me? A Born to Do Science song, inspired by the research of Dr. Caleb Lack.
Quarks and Electrons - A Born to Do Science song inspired by Dr. Flera Rizatdinova's work on the ATLAS detector at the LHC.
Reading Makes Me Want to Dance Out Loud - Dance like these picture book characters!
Refrigerator Art - It's a phrase we reserve for the best of the best!
Rock & Roll, Read All About It - It's the history of Rock set to music!
Rocking Around Hawaii - A workshop song that teaches something about each of the islands.
Roswell, New Mexico - Visitors from space find a fun hot spot on an out of the way planet.
Roundy Round - A song about planetary motion, guaranteed to make you dizzy.
Rustbusters - A Born to Do Science song inspired by Dr. Stephen Marek's research on switchgrass rust.
Santa's Laugh - That might be Santa, but how do we know?
The Science Frontier - May we never see its boundary!
Silly Song - This is a silly silly silly silly silly silly silly silly silly silly silly silly song!
Silly Sock Monkey - Written with 5th graders at Richmond Elementary - Sock Monkey fears the bath!
Skeleton Dance- An instrumental.
Sleep Little Devil - An unconventional but still sweet lullaby.
Smoker's Waltz- A Project REACH song. Nicotine is a deadly dance partner that won't let go...
Somebody Dreamed a Dream - Before a thing can be created, first it must be dreamed of.
Something I Ate - A kid fantasizes about swallowing his family.
Space Party - Written with 5th graders at Skyline Elementary - it's a party in outer space!
Stage Fright - The singer overcomes his stage fright.
Stargazer - Could it be that when I look out into space, somebody's out there looking back at me?
Stampede to Read, original - Written for a 1996 Oklahoma reading campaign.
Stampede to Read, version III - A rewrite of Stampede to Read.
Super Flea - Super Flea and is faithful sidekick Mighty Mutt save the day when the evil Dr. Knowital tries to suck all the knowledge from all the library books!
Super Scientist - Dedication, perseverance, and patience are her super powers.
Super Turtle - Written with 4th graders at Richmond Elementary - a theme song for an imaginary TV show.
Take Me to Your Library - Meet a new friend from very far away...
Talk Like a Pirate Day - Arrr! Yo ho ho! Avast! Ahoy!
Technical Hamburger - Written with 4th graders at Richmond Elementary - download and print food from the internet! You heard it here first!
There's a Vampire in Our Basement - An older brother warns of monsters in the house, but can he be trusted?
There's Something Going On at the Library - It's a Mystery! The singer encounters various apparitions in the library.
These Three Flames - for the candle-lighting at a HumanLight celebration.
This Red Ribbon - This red ribbon says I'm drug free!
This Is My Day - Written with 5th graders at Skyline Elementary - a celebration of graduation!
Tickle You Blue - The tickle monster's gonna getcha!
To the Monsters in My Closet - Sing this before you go to bed to keep the monsters out of your head.
Topologically Speaking - Topology is a graduate level subject in mathematics. (Not to be confused with topography!!)
Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet - (live version) A rude little troll visits, and he won't go away...
Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet - (original version) A rude little troll visits, and he won't go away...
Tropeo the Pirate - What does a ruthless pirate do with two runaway kids?
Tsunami Band- A workshop song -Rock out beneath the ocean waves!
USA Science and Engineering Festival Theme Song - This song was a finalist in the 2011 USA Science and Engineering Festival song contest.
Using Your Imagination - You could become a space-bound rocket ship...
Vaccination - A Born to Do Science song inspired by the research of Abby Smith. Vaccinate your children!
Villa Villekulla Hula - I wish I could be like Pippi Longstocking!
Volcanic Rock - A Born to Do Science Café song about volcanoes.
Waialua Bay - Come play with the animals in Waialua Bay
Wacky Week - Written with 4th graders at Richmond Elementary - strange days, indeed!
Way-Out West - There are some mighty strange critters out there, according to the books I've read!
The Webkinz Shake (Mr. Billy) - Shake your Webkinz!
Weird Things Happen On Halloween Night - Each verse tells a creepy story.
The What-If Game - This Project REACH song helps you visualize situations in which a stranger might pose a threat, and what to do about it.
What Is the Shape of the Molecule? - A song about protein molecules and x-ray crystallography.
What Goes On? - A Born to Do Science song inspired by Dr. Karen McBee's research in the Tar Creek superfund site.
When Our Principal Kisses the Pig - In this workshop song students strive to reach their reading goal so they can see their principal kiss a pig.
The Wind Energy Song - The audience becomes a wind farm!
Yawn Along Song - You can't not participate!
Yippi Yi Yo, the Last Wild Books of the West - Sadly, they are extinct now, but in the old West, wild books roamed the land!
You're a Dinosaur - You get to become five different dinos in this song about dinosaur behavior.
Zoomers - I wrote this song for Zoomers Skate Club in Marion, OH.