The Parents' Choice Award is an award presented by the non-profit Parents' Choice Foundation™ to recognize "the very best products for children of different ages and backgrounds, and of varied skill and interest levels." It is considered a "prestigious" award among children's products,and has been described as the industry equivalent of an Academy Award. Awards are given out in the following categories: audio, books, DVD, magazines, computer software, television, toys, and video games.
The awards are determined by a committee of educators, scientists, performing artists, librarians, parents and children. Approximately 20% of those items submitted to the Parents’ Choice Awards™ program receive a commendation in one of the six award levels: Classic, Gold, Silver, Recommended, Approved, and Fun Stuff.
Number of discs: 1 Rated: PartNumber: 615385019822 Once again, Steve Pullara and His Cool Beans Band cleverly intertwine their unique brand of musical whimsy with old-world charm to create this family dish called: A Big Bowl of Musicroni! The recipe for this CD is a nutritious assortment of Italian-style songs with pinches of Steve's cultural heritage for flavor. Before long, everyone will be twirling their forks to Eh Cumpari and tapping their feet to Lot'sa Cousins and Piccolo the Dog. Come feast on the Pasta Pasta Pasta that Steve and his friends have served just for you. After Five More Minootsa youll start asking for a second helping! A Big Bowl of Musicroni is served al dente! That means it's cooked to perfection in Italian. Mangia!
Imagine you could squeeze the Metropolitan Museum of Art between the covers of a book... and then open up all the display cases and unhook the velvet ropes. Introducing A Book of Artrageous Projects, our extraordinary collaboration with the venerable Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. It's all about art, and it's designed not only to be read but also to be stickered, painted, pounded, rubbed, woven, soaked and poked. Artrageous comes complete with all the supplies essential to the hands-on experience, including light-sensitive paper, color pigments, a paintbrush, rice paper, copper foil and a whole gallery of stickers.
Comes With: Embossable foil cover, embossing templates, sunprint paper, 4 color pigments, brush
Number of discs: 1 Rated: NR (Not Rated) A Child's Celebration of Dance Music is a rollicking compilation of delightful novelties and up-tempo pop/rockers, including tracks like "Disco Duck," "Duke of Earl," "Wooly Bully," "Palisades Park," "The Battle of New Orleans," "Monkey Time," two tracks by the Beach Boys ("Fun Fun Fun," "Barbara Ann") and two as well by Chubby Checker ("The Twist," "Limbo Rock"). It's an enjoyable compilation for tykes of all ages. ~ John Bush, All Music Guide
Number of discs: 1 Rated: NR (Not Rated) PartNumber: AManPro-0049747 The selections on this gentle, embracing collection are made with integrity. The artists who perform are as varied as Lena Horne, Raffi and Jerry Garcia; what they have in common are sweet melodies and vocals. Horne sings her unforgettable rendition of Gershwin's "Summertime"; the late Grateful Dead icon, with notable musician David Grisman, turns in an unexpectedly moving "Shenandoah Lullaby"; "Brahm's Lullaby" is tenderly rendered by Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville. Ladysmith Black Mambazo's hushed rhythms are heard in "Be Still My Child"; Taj Mahal's "Little Brown Dog" is nothing short of breathtaking and Harry Nilssen's "Blanket for a Sail" is magical. Even Maria Muldaur's quirky "Melancholy Baby" and Kathie Lee Gifford's sentimental "Cody's Song" snuggle into this company nicely. A 1998 Parents' Choice Gold Award. Reviewed by Lynne Heffley, Parents' Choice 1998
This product is manufactured on demand using CD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply. A soothing collection of traditional and contemporary lullabies from luminaries such as Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Lena Horn, A Child's Celebration of Lullaby is a sweet treat for both parent and child. Standouts include "Light Up the World" by Joanne Shenandoah and "Lullaby," gloriously performed by Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks. The key word here is gentle--all the songs bleed one into the other in similar quietude and drifting lilt (which for sleepytime is a positive thing). Not as stimulating or culturally diverse as other collections, Lullaby is nonetheless a stalwart naptime companion and a blessing for cranky parents. --Paige La Grone
Number of discs: 1 Rated: NR (Not Rated) Rhino's A Child's Celebration of the World contains 15 children's songs from all over the world, performed by an eclectic cast of musicians including Raffi, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Taj Mahal, Bill Miller, Maria Muldaur, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Joan Baez. The collection strikes a nice balance between the unusual and familiar, and all of the music has a warm, inviting spirit which makes it ideal for children of all ages. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide Children celebrate the world through calypso, Cajun, an Irish ballad, and even a spunky breakbeat Latin rap. Ninth in the Child's Celebration series from Music for Little People, A Child's Celebration of the World is a virtual Epcot for the ears. This is a fun, funky, parent- and kid-friendly education. Longtime family favorite Raffi sings "Just Like You and Me," which teaches commonality in diversity. The Chenille Sisters' "On a Vacation" teaches kids how to speak funny phrases in German, Japanese, and Spanish: "I forgot to pack my underwear," "My sister needs a diaper change," and "Beans certainly are a musical fruit," respectively. Sweet Honey in the Rock count in French, Japanese, Swahili, and Spanish. Kids are bound to giggle through countless playings and will surely put their newly acquired linguistic skills to the test. --Paige La Grone
Number of discs: 1 Rated: Ted Jacobs has a gift for turning classic poetry into wonderfully imaginative music for children, painting sonic portraits of laughing and playing until the sun goes down. With A CHILD'S GARDEN OF SONGS, he specifically focuses on the classic poetry of Robert Lewis Stevenson, whose imaginative worlds allow kids to travel to the moon, take a voyage to foreign lands and take a trip on a railway carriage, all the while pondering the mysteries of one's shadow. The music is seeped in a mix of classic acoustic instruments and Celtic sounds, like pipes, whistle, dulcimer and Scottish percussion. This works well in transporting the young listener to the setting of a 19th century Scottish countryside, where kids frolic amidst woodlands and ponds. As a bonus, children will learn poetry from one of the great literary masters in an easy to remember manner.
At Helens home, there are no telephones or electric lights. Cars have not yet been invented, so she and her sister and brothers must walk a mile to school, even in freezing weather. Without refrigeration, they must harvest ice from the pond. But at night she and her family gather around the woodstove to hear stories of castles and princes in hiding. They take horse-drawn sleigh rides, snug under buffalo robes and wool blankets; skate in the moonlight; and on Christmas morning have real maple syrup for breakfast. With absorbing details of country life and elegant, hand-colored woodcuts, this book captures the strength of family, the magic of Christmas, and the love of place all year long.
PartNumber: FBA-|318105 Born with a rare and dangerous allergy to sunlight, Lila's spent her life hidden from the daylight-staying covered up and indoors until dark, only venturing outside after the sun has set and the moon's cool light shines. Almost every night, she is visited by two young girls who wear tutus over their jeans and costume fairy wings, and the three of them dance and tell wonderful stories. But while Lila adores her family and her new friends, still she longs to feel the sun's touch. Lila's mysterious friends have promised to help her . . . but how?
Wood, Caldecott Honor recipient and bestselling author of THE NAPPING HOUSE, pens a humorous tale of a bone-obsessed pooch. As shown by GOOD BOY, FERGUS, simple dog books sell well with early readers.
Follow the plight of this bone-obsessed, lovable mutt as she spends her day waiting, pleading, and plotting for a bone from her mistress. Readers will delight in the humor and irresistable charm of this incorrigible canine as she tries to stave off her desire until at last she gets her long-awaited bone. Young readers will be drawn to the simple rhyming text and playful crayon illustrations of this bestselling author.
Number of discs: 1 Rated: One of Canada s most significant contemporary folk performers, Connie Kaldor, has produced an award-winning critically-acclaimed album featuring enjoyable songs for children. Enhanced content with printable file of lyrics and charts.
PartNumber: 9780865546264 The only remaining female in the George Nash family, Ociee chooses to view herself as more brother than sister. Her favorite outfit is soft, worn dungarees and her brother Ben's old shirt that Mama made. Ociee's hair is a wispy web of curls and, dreadfully, it usually falls in her face when her self-tied ribbons slide down her back. Her gray eyes sparkle as she delights in jumping on moving boxcars and chasing strangers who dare to wander upon her frontier Mississippi farm.This same little tomboy also goes to great pains to cook and clean and make a home for her beloved Papa and brothers Fred and Ben. She tries valiantly to fill the hole her Mama's death has left in the family. She fingers Mama's locket and hopes the touch of it will make things feel better.Ociee endears herself to all while she moves from her mother's traumatic funeral and its repercussions to a personal celebration of her own young life. Her eyes learn to see beyond stereotypes and traditional viewpoints as she looks into the hearts of people and finds only what is strong and joyful within them. Ociee giggles as only an innocent child can giggle; yet her youthful spirit carries what would seem to be the wisdom of an older soul.Ociee triumphs over the sadness, fear, and anxiety of the painful occurrences of her early life. In doing just that, she will bloom in a new garden and weave her charm into the fabric of those who come to know her in a new home on Charlotte Street.
They are the places where history was made. From stops on the Underground Railroad to the sites where the grand drama of the Civil Rights Movement played out, AFRICAN AMERICAN LANDMARKS tours the nation to tell the story of Black America.Host James O. Horton, the Benjamin Banneker professor of American Studies and History at George Washington University, leads this extraordinary exploration. The eight stops take us from New York City to Jacksonville, Florida, visiting famous landmarks and overlooked sites, and exploring the significance of each with the help of local experts and other scholars. What emerges is a fascinating tapestry of the African-American experience from the 18th century to the present day.
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