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Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Spring 2014 Parents’ Choice Audio Awards
Posted on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 by Parents' Choice

                  Just in time to (finally) usher in spring, Parents’ Choice announces the Spring 2014 Audio Award Winners. These selections of storytellers and songbirds will delight, surprise and inform ears of all ages.  Appalachian storyteller Adam Booth’s  The Mountain Came Alive tells tales of nature that explain […]

Carrie Underwood in "The Sound of Music"
Time Shift Your TV – The Sound of Music
Posted on Monday, December 2nd, 2013 by Ann Oldenburg

The 1965 family classic movie, The Sound of Music, is getting an update this week. Singer Carrie Underwood will tackle the Maria role that Julie Andrews made famous, and actor Stephen Moyer is going to take Christopher Plummer’s role as Capt. Von Trapp in a new version of the famous story. What makes this especially […]

Are We There Yet?
Are we there yet?
Posted on Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 by Lynne Heffley

“Are we there yet?” Ah, those dreaded four words, launched from the backseat in varying tones of hope and discontent. Especially during the holidays, when family visits can mean extended road trips. Why not try some mood-lifting musical distraction, courtesy of top-of-the-line, award-winning family artists? Their smart, witty, engaging songs and remarkable musical chops won’t […]

Fall 2013 Audio
Announcing the Fall 2013 Parents’ Choice Audio Award Winners!
Posted on Thursday, September 26th, 2013 by Parents' Choice

Announcing the Fall 2013 Parents’ Choice Audio Award winners! Fall arrives with lively, hilarious, and touching new music from talented children’s musicians.

Golden Records
Nostalgia Sounds Good: The Return of Golden Records
Posted on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 by Parents' Choice

Beyond the rush of nostalgia and the excitement of celebrity voices, the new Golden Records recordings like The Magic Continues and The Magic Lives On provide us with an antidote to the twenty-first century’s cynicism and tech-overload.