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Product Type: Audio
Age: Preschoolers

 


2007 Award
Fascinating Creatures
(Frances England $12.97 Score:) Once in a while a new and distinctive voice arrives with songs that are bright and clever and totally on the mark for young listeners. This is one of those! Englandís indie-rock style will pass the car test and you may even find yourself tapping your foot and singing along. A keeper! Francesengland.com

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2007.

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2008 Award
Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?
(by Martin Waddell/ illus. by Barbara Firth, Candlewick $14.99 Score:)

Martin Waddellís well loved storybook about a little bear who cannot sleep comes to life in this wonderful combo package that includes a book, DVD, CD, and activity stickers with play scene. The DVD includes a lightly animated version of the story adapted from Barbara Firthís illustrations. It is narrated by Dan Russell and is accompanied by music that fits the soothing bedtime storybook. Turn the disk over and it can be listened to with the picturebook. One track includes signals for turning the pages. Packed in a carry case, this is an ideal take along for plane or auto rides and quiet times when a story is just the ticket. 3-6

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2008. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2008 Award
Baby Brains, The Smartest Baby in the World
(Candlewick $14.99 Score:)

What a joy to find a tall tale like Baby Brains in a perfect little package with a DVD that reverses to a CD, a hard covered book and play stickers and scene for retelling the Simon Jamesí funny story. Itís about a precocious baby who grows up very fast and is so smart he is picked to travel to outer space. But smart as he is there is something missing. Baby Brains is taking a space walk when he announces to the world that he wants his Mommy! Early school lagged kids will see the humor and truth in this funny little story.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2008.

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2008 Award
Beethoven's Wig 4, Dance Along Symphonies
(Rounder $14.99 Score:)

Another entertaining sequel to the winning series of classical music with some mighty silly lyrics. Richard Perlmutter has created these ditties to such old favorites as The Moonlight Sonata, Swan Lake, The Habenera of Carmen and The Washington Post. Play them with his singing or play them straight up as instrumentals that kids can use for conducting or dancing along. These are not quite as amusing as the first CD, but as series go, it's pretty good.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2008. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2008 Award
Raffi Songs of Our World
(Rounder $14.95 Score:)

As always Raffi's choices of music are pleasing. He does not sing down to his young audience. This collection of songs from many cultures is sung in Japanese, Chinese, English, Spanish and represents many cultures of the world. It would have been nice if the lyrics came with a translation for those of us who like to know. But, that said, this is a fine choice.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2008. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2008 Award
Make Your Own Someday
(The Jimmies $15 Score:)

Brad, Tim, Matt, Ashley and Dan are the Jimmies- one the brightest additions to the world of children's music. You'll want to get up and dance when you put on "Make Your Own Someday: Silly Songs for the Shorter Set." Remember our rule is that everyone in the car needs to be happy with our selections--and the Jimmies get that - blending lyrics that are fun for kids without being so sappy that the front seat occupants are rolling their eyes. They introduce kids to instruments and different musical styles in a pleasant, upbeat way that you will not mind hearing often!

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2008. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2008 Award
A Child's Christmas
(Rock Me Baby Records $15.99 Score:)

We're big fans of Susie Tallman. She has an engaging voice and a wit that comes through in her music for children. A Child's Christmas is a wonderful collection of holiday standards including Deck the Halls, Santa Claus is Coming to Town and We Wish You a Merry Christmas...intermixed with Merry Christmas greetings in various languages. A great choice for the holidays- it will get everyone in the holiday spirit!

Age: Infants, Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2008. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2008 Award
Blue Moo
(Rounder $11.98 Score:)

I just want to give Sandra Boynton and Michael Ford a hug for coming through with a wonderful collection of witty music that is performed by a really interesting mix of performers including John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting, Patti LuPone, Neil Sedaka, B.B. King and Davy Jones of Monkey fame. Highlights include Davy Jones singing "My Personal Penguin"...it's just so nice to hear his voice again and sing a song that's fun...and Patti LuPone singing the Rabbit Tango as only she could! The collection is right on target for kids without being about going to the potty or about your three year old's responsibility to the global community. It's happily and beautifully smart, intelligent and entertaining.

Age: Toddlers, Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2008. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2009 Award
The Ants Go Marching
(illus. by Dan Crisp, Childs Play $8.99 Score:)

We liked this oversized paperback book with tons of ants to count and a camp song to sing. Now a new edition has come out with a CD that has two tracks. One has the song being sung while the other is for karaoke singers.  Enjoy!

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2009.

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2003 Award
Down at the Zoo
( $12.99 Score:) Powered by a strong beat and clever lyrics, here's an amusing collection of songs in a wide range of styles including calypso, country, disco, and swing, about going to the zoo. Songs like "Jungle Swingers," "Snake House," and "The Funky Yak" will entertain the 3-7 crowd (and their parents). Obviously a good choice if you're on the way to the zoo!

Age: Toddlers,Preschool. Award Year: 2003.

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