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All About the Books

All about the books: A fun skit for your staff to perform, to get kids excited about reading!

Hi everyone!

So I've had a few of you request lyrics for a video I recently posted to my Facebook page. I figured I'd post it here so that everyone can read!

Every year, my principal asks me to put together a skit for the end of the year, to either perform live at the end-of-the-year assembly, or record and show to the students and parents. The purpose of the skit is to promote reading throughout the summer.

I had several teachers request that we perform “All about the books,” based on Meghan Trainor's “All about the bass.” I found this skit recorded by the Nashville Public Library:

I loved it, but wanted to change the lyrics to make them more suitable for our reading program. Here are the lyrics we used:

You know I’m all about the books, ‘bout the books,

No trouble!

I’m all about the books, ‘bout the books,

No trouble!

I’m all about the books, ‘bout the books,

No trouble!

I’m all about the books, ‘bout the books.

Yeah it’s pretty clear

I got no book fines

So I can take them, take them,

And read them on my time.

I got the book, book, that all the kids chase

All the right books in all the right places

I read the magazines

And the chapter books

I love biographies

Or stories with a hook

I love the book fair

Go have a look

Every book at Cheshire’s perfect

From the bottom to the top

Yeah my Mama she told me

Don’t worry about the fines (Waa, waa, waa-ooh, wah wah…)

She says make sure you read them

And turn them back in on time (stories, stories, books, and stories, stories)

You know reading a little each night isn’t really that hard (Waa, waa, Waa-ooh, wah wah…)

So if that’s what you’re into then go ahead and start.

Because you know I’m all about the books, ‘bout the books,

No trouble!

I’m all about the books, ‘bout the books,

No trouble!

I’m all about the books, ‘bout the books,

No trouble!

I’m all about the books, ‘bout the books.

I’m bringing books back

Go and put them in your backpack

Now I’m just sayin’ this is where it’s at.

I’m here to tell you

Every book at Cheshire’s perfect

From the bottom to the top

Yeah my Mama she told me

Don’t worry about the fines (Waa, waa, waa-ooh, wah wah…)

She says make sure you read them

And turn them back in on time (stories, stories, books, and stories, stories)

You know reading a little each night isn’t really that hard (Waa-ooh, wah wah…)

So if that’s what you’re into then go ahead and start.

Because you know I’m all about the books, ‘bout the books,

No trouble!

I’m all about the books, ‘bout the books,

No trouble!

I’m all about the books, ‘bout the books,

No trouble!

I’m all about the books, ‘bout the books.

You know I’m all about the books, ‘bout the books,

No trouble!

I’m all about the books, ‘bout the books,

No trouble!

I’m all about the books, ‘bout the books,

No trouble!

I’m all about the books, ‘bout the books.

And here is our video:

We used random books from the library, random puppets from my puppet collection, and made up the instrument parts. (I'm the one playing the triangle, and Jeana in pink made up the shakere part. Can you tell she used to be a music teacher??) I found the karaoke music for “All about the bass” by “Zoom Karaoke,” and just had us singing over the music.

I have to say, I love the people I work with! They are so fun and willing to do whatever…and even though they were a bit nervous about singing at first, I think they sound pretty awesome! 🙂

If you do something like this, I'd love to see it! Feel free to comment below with any skits your school puts together. Have fun!

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