Beyond the Valley of the Wiggles


Little Music Lover by Mothlike via FlickrLooking for new children’s music CDs that you’ll enjoy, too? Check out these kid-friendly albums by popular musicians, including Johnny Cash, Ella Fitzgerald, Bob Marley, and more!

Folk and Country

Johnny Cash: The Johnny Cash Children’s Album

Woody Guthrie: Nursery Days by Woody Guthrie

Lead Belly: Lead Belly Sings for Children

Doc Watson: Doc Watson Sings Songs for Little Pickers


Ella Fitzgerald: Miss Ella’s Playhouse

Medeski Martin and Wood : Let’s Go Everywhere


Bob Marley and the Wailers: B is for Bob


20 Great Kids Songs: includes songs by Los Lobos, Chet Atkins, the Persuasions, Donovan, and more.
Every Child Deserves a Lifetime: Songs from the For Our Children Series: includes songs by Little Richard, Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, and more.

Playing Piano In a Bathtub Never Looked So Fun!

And check out this awesome Seasame Street video of Little Richard singing "Rubber Duckie"

Photo credit: Little Music Lover by Mothlike via Flickr


Author Bio:

Karen Choy is the Youth Services Librarian in Half Moon Bay. The children's CD "Love Clowns!" by Luv Clowns is on heavy rotation at her house.


thanks so much

Hi Karen,
I love this - you must be the only local librarian doing such a blog on the Peninsula. I'm an extra-help librarian at Millbrae and Foster City and Redwood City (and mom to a five year old).
If you're looking for ideas, I'd add Dan Zanes under folk and maybe You are my Little Bird by Elizabeth Mitchell, a really lovely folksy CD.
Thanks again for doing this.
Jessica (Silver-Sharp)


Hi Jessica, thanks for your nice comment. I am happy to talk music anytime and appreciate your great suggestions!

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