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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.

Discover Kids' Digital Music

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

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.

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.

The Hipwaders' New CD Rocks

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

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.

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.

7 Local Spots that Rock!

From art centers to zoos — highlights of live children's music this summer

Dogs & Other Childhood Themes

Kathy O'Connell reviews Jamie Broza’s latest CD for kids, I Want a Dog!

Kids' Funk with a Jewish Twist

Shabbat Shaboom features outstanding musicianship and perfect production. Also reviewed: "Cleaning Hullaballoo" by Cake for Dinner.

CD Describes Friendship's Truths

In their CD Original Friend, the South Carolina trio Lunch Money combines an intimate sound with universal truths of friendship.

Cartoonish Music & Grand Melodies

On the Tangled soundtrack, Ashman’s terrific score blends cartoonish music with grand melodies that capture the depth of the movie.