Baby Boogie

A Parents’ Choice Approved Award Winner

Baby Boogie is the library's very own mix of original tunes by local children’s musician David Howie plus familiar childhood songs and rhymes.

Our library has created two music CDs to help children get ready to read. Listening to rhymes and music sparks brain development, leading to success with language and reading. What a fun way to learn and grow!

Buy Baby Boogie for $12

  • Buy it in Champaign-Urbana at Art Mart Toys, Bella Bambini, or Checkered Moon.
  • Buy it at the Main Library Checkout Desk.
  • For mail orders, contact Donna Pittman at 217/403-2048 or

Play List

I Like to Bounce  1:53
Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush  1:00
Hickory Dickory Dock   0:10
Eensy Weensy Spider  1:22
This Old Man  1:18
My Mom-Mom-Mommy  0:51
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe  0:13
Five Little Ducks   1:56
Skip to My Lou  1:12
Hey Diddle, Diddle  0:29
Old King Cole  1:52
I Like Music 2:22
Jim Along Josie  1:43
Mama and Papa and Uncle John 0:14
Shoo Fly! 0:58
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (instrumental) 2:01
Are You Sleeping?  1:42
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star  1:54
Goodnight, Sleep Tight  2:46

Green Packaging

We're pleased to say that the plastic tray in our CDs is made of 100% recycled, post-consumer bottles, and the cardboard is 100% Green Forestry Practices Certified stock, printed with vegetable-based inks.

Tips for Reading to Babies

It's never too soon to read to your baby!

  • Talk to your baby while you read.
  • Newborns love to hear your voice.
  • Show your baby that reading is fun.
  • Read the same books over and over again.

See more reading tips and our recommended books for babies.

Baby Boogie, CD cover

Sample Tracks

Take a listen to these original tunes by David Howie and Janice N. Harrington.

I Like to Bounce, mp3
My Mom, Mom, Mommy,

Coloring Sheet

Download our great cover artwork by illustrator Mary Anne Lloyd.


Want to sing along? We've got the lyrics.

"What I Like" CD cover

Our Other Great CD

Your child can keep growing with our second CD, What I Like, featuring more of David's lively songs and childhood favorites.

David Howie, walking with guitar

More About David Howie

David Howie’s work for children includes 10 CDs for Catholic Kids Net, a national company. He is known to local audiences for his appearances around town as a guitarist-vocalist and as the leader of the band Sons & Daughters, which performed for 15 years starting in 1992.