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2004 Award
(Putumayo $15.98 Score:) Soothing lullabies from many lands sung with authentic instruments in the language of each land. Songs from Brazil, Madagascar, Canada, Scotland, Japan, Argentina, and more. Perfect for snuggle-down time. All ages.

Age: Infants,Toddlers,Preschool,Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
Dream With Me Tonight II
(Sandman Records $12.98 Score:) Melodie Crittenden’s beautiful voice makes you want to find your blankie and get cozy. The original music composed by Lanny Sherwin is lovely and right on target for setting the mood for bedtime. From the title song “Dream with Me Tonight” to the instrumentals at the end of the recording, this will do the trick for naptime (just be careful that you don’t fall asleep too!). PLATINUM AWARD ’03. New for , Dream With Me Tonight (Volume 2) features Gene Miller. The title song

Age: Infants,Toddlers,Preschool. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
Songs From the Street
(Sony $49.98 Score:) The Street is Sesame. Need we say more? Parents, themselves old Sesame Streeters, will relish hearing their old favorites in this three-CD box set featuring over 63 remastered tracks with performances from the past 35 years by such famous visitors as Tony Bennett, Billy Joel, Bobby McFerrin, Pete Seeger, James Taylor and Stevie Wonder, the Dixie Chicks, Hootie & the Blowfish, Lena Horne, and even Destiny’s Child. Includes such standards as “Bein’ Green,” “Sing,” “C is for Cookie,” and “Rubber Duckie.“ All ages.

Age: Toddlers,Preschool. Award Year: 2004.

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Under the Shady Tree
(Two Tomatoes $14.99 Score:) Laurie Berkner is back with a happy collection of original music and a bright voice to match. Berkner has just the right balance of creating music for children with a strong musical quality that will appeal to parents as well. All ages.

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

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2004 Award
O Mickey, Where Art Thou?
(Disney $18.98 Score:) The leading Bluegrass singers are included in this collection of classic Disney songs with their own special twang. Songs include “Circle of Life,” “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah,” and “When You Wish upon a Star.” If you love bluegrass/country and Disney, this one’s for you. All ages.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Awards
Finding Nemo Read-along
(Disney $9.98 Score:) This CD/book set of this year’s runaway hit would make a great take-along choice for early school-age kids who have enjoyed the movie. Revisiting a story you already know builds confidence and can often engage a reluctant reader. Kids can read along in the 72-page book that follows the story of Nemo’s dad as he travels the Great Barrier Reef to rescue his son from a dentist’s fish tank in Sydney.

Age: Early School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2004 Award
(Listening Library $25 Score:) Stanley Yelnats is convinced that his family’s curse is responsible for his landing in a juvenile detention center, Camp Green Lake. Once at the camp, Stanley and the other boys are forced to dig holes in the broiling sun, looking for something for the warden. A quirky story that weaves back and forth in time between Stanley’s time at the camp and the “cause” of the family curse, dating back to the time of his great, great grandfather. 10 & up.

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2004 Award
Li'l Dan the Drummer Boy
(Simon & Schuster $18.95 Score:) Li’l Dan, who loves playing his drum, is a slave on a plantation during the Civil War. When the Union soldiers tell him he is free, Dan is happy but lost. He goes along with the soldiers and his drumming saves his new friends. Romare Bearden’s art for this story was done many years ago, but it was never published. Narrated by Dr. Maya Angelou. 6–10.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2005 Award
Baby Einstein: Lullaby Classics
(Buena Vista $9.98 Score:) We're not usually big fans of synthesized music, but this is a pleasing collection that includes selections by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Dvorak, and others. Also, Baby Vivaldi and Baby Galileo: Concert for Little Ears.

Age: Infants,Toddlers. Award Year: 2005.

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2005 Award
Childrens Songs
(Rock Me Baby Records $16.99 Score:) New for 2005, Children's Songs, a collection of 38 best-loved traditional songs and rhymes in English, Spanish, and French. (415) 255-4719. "Skidamarink," "I'm a Little Teapot," and "All Around the Mulberry Bush" are among the 37 classics Susie Tallman performs with stylish wit and energy in Classic Nursery Rhymes. PLATINUM AWARD '03.

Age: Toddlers,Preschool. Award Year: 2005.

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