Songs Children Sing

music by Aline Shader

Songs Children Sing is a website dedicated to singing and celebrating songs written by Aline Shader

Having written over 200 songs and many musicals, Aline loved the sound of young voices, the smiles on young faces and the joy that comes from singing together. Songs are listed by title, subject, year composed, year copyrighted, voicing, solos, musical form, song details, performance options and suggested uses. Some songs have recordings for your listening pleasure!

Sheet music downloads are free but require an email address (your email will not be shared). Click on the songs you like, then click the PDF icon at the bottom of the page.

Please enjoy these songs with your school, community group or at home with your family and please let us know where they are being sung!


Aline’s family and friends

Special Thanks

Here in My House was published by Walter Ehret at Coronet Press. A collection of ten of Aline’s songs was published by Cynthia and Bob Schuneman at E. C. Schirmer Music Company and later acquired by MorningStar Music Publishers. We would like to thank the Ehret family and Mark and Ginny Lawson for their commitment to promoting and distributing vocal and instrumental music.

Many thanks also to Charlotte Brumit, Ruth Ross, Anna Zonderman and Joy Douglass
for their perseverance, love of Aline’s music and dedication to her legacy.

This website would not be possible without Matthew Wright. We all thank you!

Listen Now!

Aline Shader provides a wonderful opportunity for children to become involved with music.

-Yo-Yo Ma

Aline Shader writes beautifully for children’s voices. She has a unique ability to join sensitive text with singable melody. Her songs are innovative and engaging. Kids love to sing them and audiences love to hear them.

-Charlotte Brumit

Aline’s songs are sung again and again by all who come in contact with them.

-Johanna Hill Simpson

Aline’s songs are irresistible in both their musical and narrative composition.

-Geoffrey Pierson

The wonderful little songs in this collection by Aline Shader provide the ideal way to introduce youngsters to quality music. Each song imparts a lovely message of kindness, love, and understanding to all of us.

-Ron Della Chiesa

Aline Shader combines intelligence and humor in songs that are perfect for children’s choruses.

-Mary Beth Bowman

This charming music is filled with moments in time that are put into song.

-Nancy Loder