Wednesday, October 8, 2008

New tunes - Parents' Choice Selects Fall 2008 Audio Winners

The Kerplunks, Monkey Shoes, I'm Growing, Jelly Bean Soup and more??? This can only mean one thing: Parents' Choice Fall 2008 Music Audio Winners. Just announced on October 2, 2008, this list includes some familiar along with some not so familiar. Among my favorites are ---

Family Tree by Francis England -
We already own her 2007 "Fascinating Creatures" release, an excellent, excellent folksy children's CD with a light, breezy-dreamy feel to it. Can't wait to hear her newest album, Family Tree, in its entirety.

African Dreamland Produced by Putumayo World Music -
Seems Putumayo can't do wrong. They continue to produce great compilations of world music for both kids and adults. Artists on this album include Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Toumani Diabaté and Samite. Putumayo Kids newly released Sesame Street Playground also earned a Fall 2008 special mention.

¡Nueva York! by Dan Zanes and Friends -
Zany Zanes worked together with Latino friends and compiled some great songs for his ¡Nueva York! album. A great bilingual choice for your collection.

Here Come the 123s by They Might Be Giants -
A follow-up to Here Come the ABCs, the album is a 2-disc, CD/DVD combo. Great fun, musical way to celebrate and learn your numbers.

And this is only the beginning...don't stop with just these! Make sure to check out all 41 albums on the Fall 2008 winners on the Parents' Choice Website along with their picks for best Audiobooks and Storytelling winners.

Better yet, win a copy of one of the picks!! Enter Muse Reviews contest to win Sesame Street Playground. You have one day! Ends 10/9/08.