I’ll read to you, you’ll sing to me.
— Emily Arrow

Emily Arrow creates music and books for young people. With ukulele in hand, her mindful approach fosters a love for music and reading at home or in the classroom!

A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Emily is an award-winning children’s songwriter. Her albums Storytime Singalong, Vol. 1 & 2 include #1 songs on SiriusXM’s Kids' Place Live and have received The Lennon Award, National Parenting Products Award and a Parents’ Choice Gold Award.

Emily’s debut picture book, Studio: A Place for Art to Start is releasing March 3, 2020 with Tundra Books! She is also the writer of the library series My Feelings, My Choices Series (Capstone Publishing), and forthcoming A Kid’s Guide to Ukulele: 25 Songs (Fox Chapel Publishing).

To learn more about Emily’s recent creative projects, check out Emily’s Portfolio.


Past Appearances

LA Times Festival of Books
Portland Festival of Books, resident emcee
Plum Creek Festival
Charlotte Huck Children’s Literature Festival
Sheboygan Children’s Literature Festival
Books and Music (BAM!) Fest

Indie Bookshops including:
Parnassus Books (Nashville, TN), Blue Bunny Books (Dedham, MA), Vroman’s Bookstore (Pasadena, CA), Once Upon A Time (Montrose, CA), Diesel (Los Angeles, CA), Book Bug (Kalamazoo, MI), Blue Willow Bookshop (Houston, TX), Book People (Austin, TX), Stories Bookstore (Brooklyn, NY)

Emily began writing for children during her time as a K-6 music educator in Los Angeles. Her YouTube channel has over 11K subscribers and kick-started her tour of book festivals, schools, and libraries across the country. Strumming her ukulele nationwide, Emily is an official Kala artist.

The Bow & Arrow Book Club Subscription is a fan favorite, leading Emily to open Singalong, a 1 year pop-up shop in Nashville, TN. Stay tuned for more pop-ups in your city!

Photographs by Alex Crawford