Thursday, October 18, 2007

12 Kids' Albums You Can't Live Without

In July's School Library Journal there was a great article by Warren Truitt (check out his blog called Kid's Music that Rocks) highlighting children's music CDs. Just for fun, I thought I'd check to see what libraries might have them. I was shocked to see that 1/2 of the albums listed, none of our libraries own and many of them, only 1 or 2 own! So, I thought I'd list them all here and include a link to where you can buy them (some of them are self-released and can be bought at a great website called CDBaby!) Artists in red are albums no one owns!
  1. Dog on Fleas: Cranberry Sauce Flotilla
  2. The Jellydots: Hey You Kids!
  3. Gustafer Yellowgold: Gustafer Yellowgold's Wide Wild World
  4. Joel Caithamer: Activate!
  5. Josh Levine: Josh Levine for Kids
  6. The Hollow Trees: The Hollow Trees
  7. Elizabeth Mitchell: You Are my Little Bird
  8. Frances England: Fascinating Creatures
  9. Jim Gill: Jim Gill Sings Moving Rhymes for Modern Times
  10. They Might Be Giants: Here Come the ABCs
  11. Putumayo Kids: Latin Playground
  12. Putumayo Kids: Caribbean Playground


dadiorowe said...

I am hoping you will have time to checkout the recently released Children's music CD - The Wowzers. It includes songs and stories that are really fun for kids. We hope everyone will agree, but of course would love to hear all your comments.

Here is some information on it and a couple links where there is more information and where you can listen to it:

The Wowzers deliver fun loving Children's stories and songs that your children will want to listen to for hours.

Itchy Lee McGee and Itchy Dee McGee were two cute little bed bugs who gave hugs. They didn't bite or fight, just lived in the bed they loved. The Itchy Lee McGee series of stories are fun to hear and make great "bedtime" or "traveling in the car stories". The Wowzers with Papa Rowe add fun loving entertainment throughout the CD in addition to great music. Young children and parents will love the entertainment.

It will take a few weeks, but the CD will be on itunes, napster and all the major digital music retailer sites.