Fall music round-up: fun albums your kids (and you!) will enjoy, plus a giveaway!

September 26, 2015

My kids and I have been listening to some fantastic music this season. Here’s a Fall music round-up of our favorite releases for kids (and adults!) to enjoy:

(Giveaway update: the winner is #51, Dawn S. Thanks to all who entered!)

We really enjoy the genre of music known as “Kindie,” which is indie rock for kids. One great kindie album that we currently love is Smiles Ahead: Cool Music for Cool Families. This CD compiles music from great Kindie bands such as Brady Rymer and The Little Band That Could, The Okee Dokee Brothers, The Pop-Ups, and Secret Agent 23 Skidoo. The new label producing this CD, Mighty Mo Productions, was born out of love and is rooted in the heart – the heart of music, the heart of family, and the heart of America. Mighty Mo looks for “genuine, passionate, independent artists who create quality music for families to enjoy together.” This CD is a great introduction to some of the popular Kindie artists, and would be a perfect first album. Listen to all the songs, and decide who you’d like to hear more from! Smiles Ahead will be available at various retail and digital outlets on October 16 ($9.99 CD, $8.99 digital).

Ralph’s World Rocks and Reads features songs from many of Ralph’s popular picture books, including Ralph’s World Rocks!, Me And My Animal Friends, and Sawdust and Spangles. The CD includes a picture book called “Do The Math” which introduces children to Larry Line and his friends who come in all shapes. Ralph creates books and music in order to “help in the process of unlocking the magical world of stories and reading.” You can purchase Ralph’s World Rocks and Reads as well as Ralph’s other music and books here.

Hot Peas ‘N Butter‘s seventh album, Put Our Heads Together features the song “Amistad” with Dan Zanes. This NYC-based band celebrates friendship and cooperation in song. In my family we love CDs that offer bilingual songs – what better way to introduce new languages into your home that through fun music? This CD was released yesterday (Sept. 25) and is available here. You can listen to a sample of the music here.

 

Sprout Channel host Tim Kubart‘s Home is out now, with guest spots by Laurie Berkner, Matt Puckett (Mother Falcon), and Carly Ciarrocchi (check out the debut of “Breakfast Club” music video via Zooglobble).  Tim performs a Rumpus Room show on SiriusXM Satellite Radio’s Kids Place Live this weekend! Tim tours nationally with his band (the Space Cadets) and plays songs about familiar and iconic childhood experiences with indie flair. Songwriters Tim Kubart and Matt Puckett weave their own childhood memories through textured pop tunes that bridge the gap between innocence and wisdom in a way for listeners of all ages to appreciate and understand. You can purchase Home here.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Fall music round-up and have found some new CDs to play for your kids (or when you’re alone in the car…I won’t tell!)

Would you like to win the above albums? One lucky winner will receive a copy of each of the four above albums to enjoy with your family this Fall!

Required Entry:

To enter to win, just leave a comment below letting me who would enjoy listening to these CDs: you? your kids? your classroom?

That’s it!

Additional Optional Entries:

You can do each of the following things for an additional entry in the giveaway. You can only do each of these once, for a possible total of 7 entries.

Please leave a separate comment for each method of entry. If you only leave one comment then you only have one entry, as each comment is numbered and I randomly choose a number. Make sense?

This giveaway ends at midnight EST on Tuesday, September 29. I will choose a winner on Wednesday, September 30 using random.org and will contact him or her via email.

Thanks to the above artists for providing me with a copy of their CDs for review and an additional copy to give away. All opinions in this review are solely my own. Links in posts may be referral links that help support this site. Read my disclosure policy here.

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68 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lindsey Shreve  |  September 26, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    The kiddos and I would love these CD’s!!! : )

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  • 2. Lindsey Shreve  |  September 26, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    liked Ralphs world on fb

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  • 3. Lindsey Shreve  |  September 26, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    liked Tim Kubart on fb

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  • 4. Lindsey Shreve  |  September 26, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    liked hot peas n butter on fb

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  • 5. Lindsey Shreve  |  September 26, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    liked mighty mo productions on fb

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  • 7. Amy  |  September 28, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    Both of my kids love music

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  • 8. Caroline  |  September 28, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    I would enjoy listening to these with my kids

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  • 9. Nancy  |  September 28, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    Our family would enjoy listening to these CDs.

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  • 10. Nancy  |  September 28, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    I like you on Facebook.

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  • 11. Nancy  |  September 28, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    I like Ralph’s World on Facebook.

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  • 12. Nancy  |  September 28, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    I like Tim Kubart on Facebook.

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  • 13. Nancy  |  September 28, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    I like Hot Peas ‘n Butter on Facebook.

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  • 14. Nancy  |  September 28, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    I like Mighty Mo Productions on Facebook.

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  • 15. Julie Lundstrom  |  September 28, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    My son would love listening to these CDs.

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  • 17. Julie Lundstrom  |  September 28, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    I liked Ralphs World on facebook.

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  • 18. Julie Lundstrom  |  September 28, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    I liked Tim Kubart on facebook.

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  • 19. Julie Lundstrom  |  September 28, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    I liked Hot Peas & butter on facebook.

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    My youngest niece and nephew

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    My kids!

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  • 24. Leah Shumack  |  September 29, 2015 at 2:19 am

    My daughter would love to listen to these CDs!

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  • 25. Leah Shumack  |  September 29, 2015 at 2:20 am

    I like you on FB (Clair Freebie)

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  • 26. Leah Shumack  |  September 29, 2015 at 2:21 am

    I like Ralph’s World on FB (Clair Freebie)

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  • 27. Leah Shumack  |  September 29, 2015 at 2:23 am

    I like Tim Kubart on FB (Clair Freebie)

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  • 28. Leah Shumack  |  September 29, 2015 at 2:23 am

    I like Hot Peas N Butter on FB (Clair Freebie)

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  • 29. Leah Shumack  |  September 29, 2015 at 2:25 am

    I like Mighty Mo Productions on FB (Clair Freebie)

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  • 31. Anna  |  September 29, 2015 at 6:50 am

    My son would love to bring these cds at school <3

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    I like Ralph’s World on Facebook. (Anna Nda)

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  • 35. Anna  |  September 29, 2015 at 6:53 am

    I like Tim Kubart on Facebook.

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  • 36. Anna  |  September 29, 2015 at 6:54 am

    I like Mighty Mo Productions on Facebook.

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  • 37. Anna  |  September 29, 2015 at 6:54 am

    I like Hot Peas ‘n Butter on Facebook.

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  • 38. Adrianne B  |  September 29, 2015 at 9:22 am

    My daughter and her classmates would love to listen to these CDs!

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  • 40. Tara  |  September 29, 2015 at 10:52 am

    I’d love listening to these! And it’d be a great thing to play when I have my niece and nephew in the car with me.

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  • 42. Marissa S.  |  September 29, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    I’m a home visitor who meets with kids and families in their home! I would love to win these to bring along to my visits. The kids would love it!

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  • 43. Fiona N  |  September 29, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    My son would enjoy listening to these CDs
    Thank You for the giveaway

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  • 45. Fiona N  |  September 29, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    I liked Ralph’s World on Facebook

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  • 46. Fiona N  |  September 29, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    I liked Tim Kubart on Facebook

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  • 47. Fiona N  |  September 29, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    I liked Hot Peas ‘N Butter on Facebook

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  • 48. Fiona N  |  September 29, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    I liked Mighty Mo Productions on Facebook

    Thank You

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  • 49. Dawn S.  |  September 29, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    My niece would love listening to these CDs!

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  • 50. Kammie  |  September 29, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    What a cute addition to our homeschool this would be.

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  • 51. Dawn S.  |  September 29, 2015 at 4:34 pm

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  • 52. Dawn S.  |  September 29, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    I liked Ralph’s World on Facebook.

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  • 53. Dawn S.  |  September 29, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    I liked Tim Kubart’s Facebook page.

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  • 54. Dawn S.  |  September 29, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    I liked the Hot Peas ‘N Butter Facebook page.

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    I liked the Mighty Mo Productions page on Facebook.

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  • 57. Maureen  |  September 29, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    I homeschool our three young children. They would be sure to enjoy these CD’s in our classroom. I also teach in a co-op music class so these would be popular there too!

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  • 62. Jennifer Clay  |  September 29, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    I would like to win this so I can listen to these cds with my two daughters. I think they would really enjoy it!

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    I liked Ralph’s World on facebook

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  • 65. Jennifer Clay  |  September 29, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    I liked Tim Kubart on facebook

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  • 66. Jennifer Clay  |  September 29, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    I liked Hot Peas ‘N Butter on facebook

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    I liked Mighty Mo Productions on facebook

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