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Lullabies Open Dreamy Worlds

Lullabies Open Dreamy Worlds

The best lullaby CDs soothe stressed parents long after baby outgrows them, says reviewer Kathy O'Connell. Here are some recommendations.

March 2012
Jazzy, Piano-Centric Wit for Kids

Jazzy, Piano-Centric Wit for Kids

The CD Coal Train Railroad Swings is a phenomenal, jazzy collection of kids' experiences.

February 2012
An All-Ages Hit for Dan Zanes

An All-Ages Hit for Dan Zanes

Dan Zanes' new CD, Little Nut Tree, is at home in both modern folk and the kids' music genre, with fine world rhythms thrown in.

January 2012
The Top Family CDs of 2011

The Top Family CDs of 2011

Trout Fishing in America tops Kathy O'Connell's favorite family albums with the latest in their Chicken Joe series.

December 2011
Discover Kids' Digital Music

Discover Kids' Digital Music

You can use blogs to identify great tunes, then visit online services to hear them.

November 2011
Songs Give Hope to Bully Victims

Songs Give Hope to Bully Victims

Kathy O'Connell reviews Big Bully, a CD collection of songs that address bullying by Milkshake, Nancy Tucker, The Hipwaders and other artists.

October 2011
 Trout Book/CD Features Farm Life

Trout Book/CD Features Farm Life

Trout Fishing in America’s new Book/CD, Chicken Joe Forgets Something Important features upbeat new songs and modernistic drawings of old-fashioned farm life.

September 2011
The Hipwaders' New CD Rocks

The Hipwaders' New CD Rocks

On their new CD The Golden State, rocking trio The Hipwaders serve up tunes from their live shows.

August 2011
Cool Tunes To Beat the Heat

Cool Tunes To Beat the Heat

Kathy O'Connell recommends summer kids music from Groundwork Music Orchestra and Baron Von Rumblebuss plus cool concerts featuring The Plants and Princess Katie & Racer Steve.

July 2011
New Baby Love Sung in 2 Keys

New Baby Love Sung in 2 Keys

New parents can sing along to baby using this remarkable book-CD package from Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer.

June 2011
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