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POSTED 31 OCTOBER 2001

"Innocence and Despair" Langley Schools Music Project Our price: $14.99 | You save: $2.98
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Recorded in the mid-1970s, the Langley Schools Music Project's "Innocence and Despair" features more than 60 kids singing pop hits like "Good Vibrations" and "Band on the Run." It's unforgettable--and spine-tingling.
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"Country Goes Raffi" Various Artists Our price: $14.99 | You save: $2.98
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With an awe-inspiring roster of talent, "Country Goes Raffi" salutes the Canadian children's music star with hits like "Baby Beluga" (sung by Billy Gilman) and "Bananaphone" (sung by Rhonda Vincent). There's also a brand-new tune sung by Raffi and one sung by Alison Krauss. It's a gem of a collection.
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"Daddy-O Daddy!: Rare Family Songs of Woody Guthrie" Various Artists Our price: $13.99 | You save: $2.98
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"Daddy-O Daddy!" captures a bevy of tunes penned by Woody Guthrie, all of them family-themed. The roster of artists impresses hugely, from Taj Mahal to Cissy Houston to Billy Bragg. Folksy, hearty, and robust, this collection warms the heart.
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"Martha Stewart Baby: Sleepytime" Various Artists
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For a tender tribute to babyhood, one that's earthy and earnest, try "Martha Stewart Baby: Sleepytime." It's got Lucinda Williams, Tuck and Patti, Nickel Creek, and even the spectacular Eva Cassidy doing her gorgeous rendition of "Over the Rainbow."
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ON THE RADIO

"Radio Disney: Kid Jams, Vol. 4" Various Artists | You save: $0.65
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The Radio Disney franchise gives another blast of ear candy with this collection, the fourth in their series of hits-packed CDs. Hoku, Eiffel 65, Myra, and many more make a nice party collection in the Disney tradition.

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"Oh Aaron" Aaron Carter Our price: $13.99 | You save: $4.98
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Aaron Carter's newest, "Oh Aaron," is anchored by the great title song, which has a casual charm that's endearing to the big kids and a joy for the little ones. The rest of the album is just as nice, full of cheer and a sweet innocence.
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We're celebrating the 75th anniversary of the publication of "Winnie-the-Pooh" with an entire store dedicated to A.A. Milne and Ernest H. Shepard's stories and poems about the beloved Bear of Very Little Brain. We have new deluxe gift editions of your favorite stories, sticker storybooks, board books, 2002 calendars, Vini-der-Pu books, and more!
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Any new parent can tell you that babies provide countless hours of entertainment. Make sure all the coos, gurgles, and splats are recorded alongside first steps and first words with a new camcorder from Amazon.com Camera & Photo.
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POSTED 15 OCTOBER 2001

"Great Big Fun for the Very Little Ones" Tom Chapin
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Harry Chapin's younger brother, Tom, is back with Great Big Fun, a collection of folk favorites such as "Zag Zig" and "Uh-Oh, Accident," as well as classics such as "Big Rock Candy Mountain" and four brand-new tunes. As usual, the music is exceptionally played, rootsy, and still the stuff that kids love.

"The City of Soundsville" Powerpuff Girls
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Wow, after the last Powerpuff Girls CD, it seemed that Bubbles, Blossom, and Buttercup wouldn't be able to top themselves. "City of Soundsville," though, might even surpass its predecessor. The music's all danceable pop, with electronic beats and the girls' voices woven through each track. The kids will be playing each scenario out to your delight.

"Arthur's Really Rockin' Music" Arthur & Friends
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Zydeco, techno, boot-scootin' country, and even tango are the musical terrains over which Arthur, D.W., and the beloved aardvark's TV pals traverse on "Arthur's Rockin' Music Mix." This is a fine set that reflects the show's values, and it's a lot of fun, too.

"Cardcaptors: Songs from the Hit TV Series [SOUNDTRACK]" Various Artists
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The story behind the anime series "Cardcaptors" resembles Asian mythologies, but the soundtrack is all glistening modern pop. Singers such as Rikki Rumball invoke timeless affirmations and extol the powers of good over all else. Meanwhile, the beats proceed in danceable chunks that sound entirely different from standard radio pop. It's music with a moral. What more could you ask for?

DISNEY, DISNEY, DISNEY

"Mickey's Dance Party" Disney
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Mickey Mouse tears it up on his very own "Dance Party," a set that will have the walls and floors rocking.

"House of Mouse!" Disney
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If your kids wake up Saturday mornings pining for their "House of Mouse" fix, probably it's the music as much as the television that has them riled up. Brian Setzer opens this 21-song collection, and Mickey Mouse is the exalted emcee. It's all fun and games, with Donald Duck turning in a terrific "You Can Fly, You Can Fly."

"Playhouse Disney" Disney
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More than two-dozen tracks from Disney's preschool shows make this collection a gem for the younger set. Pooh, Rolie Polie Olie, and PB&J Otter all have their theme songs here, where those 4 years old and under will have their ears tuned incessantly.

"Walt Disney's Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs: Classic Soundtrack Series [SOUNDTRACK]" Frank Churchill
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There's nothing like a Disney classic. And "Snow White" brought us the songs "Someday My Prince Will Come," "Whistle While You Work," and "Heigh-Ho," among many others. Get all the music from the original 1937 animated film, and bathe yourself in the beauty and dreamy innocence.

WINKS AND BLINKS

"Floppy Sleep Game" Patti Teel
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Patti Teel's "Floppy Sleep Game" approaches a child's slumber as a game that's part sound, part role playing. The music is gentle, and the game is multifaceted. If it's bedtime you're interested in, try the game. It's eye-opening for parents, eye-closing for the younger crew.

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SOFTWARE FOR KIDS

"Super Duper Music Looper"
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"Super Duper Music Looper" is perfect for kids who not only love listening to music, but who also have an itch to make music. Ideal for 6 to 10 year olds, "Super Duper Music Looper" lets kids create songs with a variety of simple, interactive tools. Choose from hundreds of instruments, add cool audio effects like beeps, lasers, and more, and then synch up your vocals with the music.

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