Wednesday, October 15, 2008

2008 Parents' Choice Awards

The 2008 Parents' Choice Awards for children's audio were announced October 2, and the four Gold Award-winners were Putumayo's African Dreamland, Frances England's Family Tree, Gunnar Madsen's I'm Growing, and Ralph's World's The Rhyming Circus. Seven Silver Awards were also given out, along with nine Recommended Awards, 19 Approved Awards, and two Classic Awards.

Here's the complete rundown of all the Parents' Choice winners this year:

Classic:

  • The Treblemakers Children's Choir - Singing With Treblemakers: Songs for Young Singers (originally released in 1998)
  • Jack Pearson - Singin' in Our Own Back Yard (originally released in 1995)

Gold:
  • Putumayo - African Dreamland
  • Frances England - Family Tree
  • Gunnar Madsen - I'm Growing
  • Ralph's World - The Rhyming Circus

Silver:
  • Little Groove - Building Blocks
  • Jack Grunsky - Catchy Tune
  • They Might Be Giants - Here Come the 123s
  • Linda Severt - Grinning Streak
  • Lois Young - Jelly Bean Soup
  • Trout Fishing in America - Big Round World
  • Sweet Honey in the Rock - Experience...101

Recommended:
  • Dan Zanes - Nueva York!
  • Joanie Leeds - City Kid!
  • Putumayo - Sesame Street Playground
  • The Chickadees - Songs from the Great Outdoors
  • Danielle Sansone - Two Flowers
  • Hullabaloo - Tall as a Tree
  • Hayes Greenfield - Music for a Green Planet
  • Lisa Loeb - CAMP LISA
  • Astrograss - Let Me Stay Up All Night

Approved:
  • Jorge Anaya - A Bailar! Let's Dance: Spanish Learning Songs
  • Leeny and Steve - Be Nice
  • Daria - Grandchildren's Delight
  • Tom Freund - Hug Trees
  • Kaley Willow & Wy Griffith - Miss Willow's Fence Row
  • Anne Meeker Miller - Rainbows, Railroads and Rhymes
  • Smart Start - Birth and Beyond
  • Susie Tallman - A Child's Christmas: Holiday Songs and Carols
  • Dominic Bakewell - Monkey Shoes
  • Mark Wilder - Lovely Vibes
  • Baby Loves Everything - The Dino 5
  • The Kerplunks - The Kerplunks
  • Jim Cosgrove - Upside Down
  • Jeff Jones and the Earthtones - Sing a Little Song, Do a Little Dance
  • Janyse - The Magic of Think
  • Hot Peas 'N Butter - Vol. 4: The Pod Squad
  • Jay Mankita - Eat Like a Rainbow
  • Koolkidz - Songs For Koolkidz
  • Steve Pullara and his Cool Beans Band - Zooboogie