Sesamebookrecordingbackcover

The back cover of a Sesame Street Records book-and-audio set

While the very first singles from Sesame Street were referred to as "book and record" sets on their packaging, they actually only contained song lyrics and pictures inside their books. The first true book and record sets, which contained a storybook and a recording of the text, were released in 1971 from Random House. They consisted of four stories written by Matt Robinson, and read by him in character as "Gordon of Sesame Street". The books were also available separately.

Sesame Street Records released their first series of book and record sets in 1981, featuring audio versions of some of their most well-known storybooks. Many of these sets featured the voices of the show's cast members, as well as a Sesame Street song after the story was completed. The first 24 titles have been reissued many times on records and cassettes since then, usually on the record company currently producing Sesame Street music titles. However, Fisher-Price also produced some titles in the 1980's. Later reissues appeared on Golden Music and Sony Wonder, along with new titles. In 2007, Studio Mouse began making a new series of book and CD sets.

Cover Date Title Label
GiveawayGibson1971Gordon45
1971 Giveaway Gibson Random House
ALotOfHotWaterGordon
1971 A Lot of Hot Water Random House
ThePecanTreeRecord
1971 The Pecan Tree Random House
SixButtonDragonGordon
1971 The Six-Button Dragon Random House
AnybodyCanPlayBRSet
1981 Anybody Can Play Sesame Street Records
BR0003Signs1981
1981 Big Bird Follows the Signs Sesame Street Records
Fisher-Price
BR0006MissingRubberDuckie1stedition
1981 The Case of the Missing Rubber Duckie Sesame Street Records
Golden
BR0010CookieMonsterCookieTree1stVersion
1981 Cookie Monster and the Cookie Tree Sesame Street Records
Fisher-Price
CountCountsPartyBTSet
1981 The Count Counts a Party Sesame Street Records
Fisher-Price
Howtobe-bookandrecord
1981 How to Be a Grouch Sesame Street Records
OscarsBookBRset
1981 Oscar's Book Sesame Street Records
OscarsAlphabet1981BRSet
1981 Oscar the Grouch's Alphabet of Trash Sesame Street Records
BR0004PetShow1stEd
1981 The Sesame Street Pet Show Sesame Street Records
Fisher-Price
Golden
TwiddlebugsAtWorkBRSet
1981 Twiddlebugs at Work Sesame Street Records
DontCryBigBirdBRSetFP
1983 Don't Cry, Big Bird Sesame Street Records
Fisher-Price
Golden
DontForgetTheOatemalBRSet
1983 Don't Forget the Oatmeal! Sesame Street Records
EarlyBirdOnSSBRSet
1983 Early Bird on Sesame Street Sesame Street Records
Golden
ErniesBigMessBR
1983 Ernie's Big Mess Sesame Street Records
Fisher-Price
GoldenErniesBigMessBTSet
1983 Ernie's Big Mess Golden
Ernie's Little Lie book and record set
1983 Ernie's Little Lie Sesame Street Records
Fisher-Price
Book.groverschool
1983 Grover Goes to School Sesame Street Records
Fisher-Price
FPLittleRedHenBRset
1983 The Little Red Hen Sesame Street Records
Fisher-Price
Golden
GoldenLittleRedHenBTSet
1983 The Little Red Hen Golden
LookWhatIFoundBRset
1983 Look What I Found! Sesame Street Records
Fisher-Price
FPNobodyCaresAboutMe
1983 Nobody Cares About Me! Sesame Street Records
Fisher-Price
OscarsRottenBirthdayBR
1983 Oscar's Rotten Birthday Sesame Street Records
Fisher-Price
ShowAndTellBT0020
1983 Show and Tell
Sesame Street Records
Golden
VegetableSoupBRSet
1983 Vegetable Soup Sesame Street Records
Golden
WhatDidYouBringBRSet
1983 What Did You Bring? Sesame Street Records
WhenIsSaturdayBookRecord1983
1983 When Is Saturday? Sesame Street Records
Golden
GreatAlphabetPlay
1986 The Alphabet: The Great Alphabet Play Golden
GoldenBertMopMixupBTSet
1986 Bert and the Missing Mop Mix-Up Golden
GoldenGroverGoesToSchoolBTSet
1986 Grover Goes to School Golden
Big birds big chase
1986 Look & Find: Big Bird's Big Chase Golden
Noimage-big
1986 Numbers: Happy Birthday, Grover! Golden
Shapescolors
1986 Shapes & Colors: Ernie's Favorites! Golden
GoldenBabySisterHerryBTSet
1987 A Baby Sister for Herry Golden
GoldenBertBrokenTeapotBTSet
1987 Bert and the Broken Teapot Golden
Golden1987BirdsBestFriendBTSet
1987 A Bird's Best Friend Golden
Golden1987ErnieGetsLost
1987 Ernie Gets Lost Golden
Golden1987ScaredOfDark13948
1987 Scared of the Dark Golden
ASesameStreetChristmasBT
1987 A Sesame Street Christmas Golden
GoldenAnybodyCanPlayBTSet
1988 Anybody Can Play Golden
WhatsUpAtticBTset
1989 What's Up in the Attic? Golden
Book.bouncebigbird
1992 Bounce Along with Big Bird Golden
Golden14170BigBirdsAdventureBTSet
1994 Big Bird's Adventure Golden
Golden14168OscarsGrouchyDayBTSet
1994 Oscar's Grouchy Day Golden
RositasBlockParty
1994 Rosita's Block Party Golden Press
Sony Wonder
BigBirdsToes
1994 What Big Bird's Toes Know Golden Books
Sony Wonder
ABC-booktape
1996 ABC Sony Wonder
Book.bigbirdband
1996 Big Bird's Band Plays Together Golden Press
Sony Wonder
ElmosNightBeforeXmasBookTape
1996 Elmo's Night Before Christmas Sony Wonder
Elmos-sleepytime-stories
1996 Elmo's Sleepytime Stories Sony Wonder
Book.oscarsgrouchjamboree2
1996 Oscar's Grouch Jamboree Western Publishing
Sony Wonder
Elmo-saves-christmas-booktape
1997 Elmo Saves Christmas Sony Wonder
Emperorsnewfur
1997 The Emperor's New Fur Sony Wonder
Book.afraidelmo
1997 Who's Afraid of Elmo? Sony Wonder
Sillystories
1998 Silly Stories Western Publishing
Sony Wonder
Elmoandthebabyanimals
1999 Elmo and the Baby Animals Golden Press
Sony Wonder
Elmosnewlaugh
1999 Elmo's New Laugh Sony Wonder
Book.erniegetslost2
1999 Ernie Gets Lost Western Publishing
Sony Wonder
Themagicshoes
1999 The Magic Shoes Sony Wonder
Noisycolors
1999 Noisy Colors Golden Books
Sony Wonder
AGrouchsChristmasBT
A Grouch's Christmas Golden Press
0307477061
A Grouch's Christmas Sony Wonder
CelebrateSchool
2007 Celebrate School Studio Mouse
CountingAllAround
2007 Counting All Around Studio Mouse
GetReadyForSchool
2007 Get Ready for School Studio Mouse
GetSetForSchool
2007 Get Set for School Backpack Books
GetGrouchiesOut
2007 Get Your Grouchies Out Studio Mouse
MyFirstSleepover
2007 My First Sleepover Studio Mouse
Firsttriptothefarm
2007 My First Trip to the Farm Studio Mouse
Abbycadabbysnurseryrhymes
2008 Abby Cadabby's Nursery Rhymes Studio Mouse
Abbyspells
2008 Abby Spells Studio Mouse
BertAndErnieWorkTogether
2008 Bert and Ernie Work Together Studio Mouse
Colorsandshapes
2008 Colors and Shapes Studio Mouse
FairlyFurryFairyTales1
2008 Fairly Furry Fairy Tales Studio Mouse
Myfirstinstrument
2008 My First Instrument Studio Mouse
MyFirstPet
2008 My First Pet Studio Mouse
RositaAndElmoReadARecipe
2008 Rosita and Elmo Read a Recipe Studio Mouse
Whatdidelmosay
2008 What Did Elmo Say? Studio Mouse
WhatFoodAmI
2008 What Food Am I? Studio Mouse
AngryBraveandCheerful
2009 Angry, Brave and Cheerful: An Alphabet of Feelings Studio Mouse
ShareAndCareFair
2010 Share and Care, It's Only Fair Studio Mouse

See also

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