Recommended Children’s Books, CDs, DVDs, Musical Instruments - ASL, English and Spanish
Libros, CDs, DVDs, y Instrumentos Musicales Infantiles Recomendados.

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My Favorite Artists - Alphabetically by Last Name

Laurie Berkner
Whaddya Think of That

Laurie Berkner is a fabulous contemporary female childrenís composer/performer, and this is her best CD so far.

Tom Chapin
In My Hometown

This 1998 Parentsí Choice Gold Award winner is my favorite Tom Chapin cd for young children, although it is enjoyable through adulthood as well. He writes songs with humor, soulfulness, and conscience Ė and a rich sense of musicality.

Dinorock
Dreamosaurus

Dinorock is a hyper-talented group of local artists who perform on the nationís stages. They have won Emmy awards, Parentís Choice awards, and WETA Hometown hero awards among others. Here are 2 of their cdís, which have story and songs woven together like a radio show. And if you get the chance to see them with their life-size dinosaur puppets live, run, donít walk, to get tickets!

Dinorock
Great Dinosaur Mystery

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Carole King
Really Rosie

Carole King, beloved soft rock idol of the 70ís, performs a wonderful collection of songs for children, with lyrics that intrigue listeners of all ages.

Maria Muldaur Swingin' In the Rain

In the 1940’s, songs like A You’re Adorable and Mairzy Doats were pop hits on the radio stations!  You can still share these treasures with your children and your parents thanks to this great cd by Maria Muldaur.

David Polansky’s
Animal Alphabet Songs

Here is a neat collection of 26 songs, each written about an animal whose name starts with a different letter of the alphabet. All of the songs are clever, often featuring musical styles from the country in which the animal is found, and giving funny and informative descriptions of the animals.

Raffi
The Singable Songs Collection

I recommend buying the box set instead of individual cd’s because Raffi is so good you’ll want at least two of his cd’s and the set gives you 3 for less than the price of two! This set includes his first 3 cd’s, originally released in the 1970’s - Singable Songs for the Very Young, More Singable Songs, Corner Grocery Store.

Raffi’s Box of Sunshine

The cd’s in this set - Rise and Shine, One Light One Sun, Everything Grows – were all originally released in the 1980’s. Raffi’s voice continues to be as warm and cozy as a cup of hot chocolate, and the songs included are a great mix. He has traditional American children’s songs, and some from other countries as well, silly songs, educational songs, inspirational songs, and all of them are delightful.

Sweet Honey in the Rock – Still the Same Me

Sweet Honey in the Rock is a Grammy Award-winning African American female a cappella group, based in Washington D.C. Their music is filled with heart and soul.

   

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