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06
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The best kids and family albums of 2014: The Fids and Kamily Award winners

Through the Woods by The Okee Dokee Brothers | Cool Mom Picks

The Fids and Kamily Poll has been announcing the best kids music of the year for kids and families since 2006, and we’re always so glad to be a part of it, along with other top bloggers, journalists, publicists and kids’ music radio show hosts who all have a passion for seeing the best kids music succeed. And, today, the top albums of 2014 were announced. Whoo!

This award is a great way to honor those musicians and singers who have helped blast the negative stereotypes about lame kids’ music and who make raising kids so much more joyful–and danceable–for us modern families who don’t always want to listen to made-for-cartoon kids’ music, or pop music with lyrics that need bleeping out.

So, who won this year?

You may recognize the happy duo in the photo here since they also won the 2012 Fids and Kamily poll–not to mention a Grammy for Best Children’s Album for the most-excellent Can You Canoe? hiss year. Their 2014 release, Through the Woods, is another stellar effort from our old favorites, Minnesota’s The

Okee Dokee Brothers and we’re so happy to see it at the very top of the Fids + Kamily list.

Many congratulations to Justin and Joe!

You can check out the entire list of winners at Fids and Kamily’s website and over at WPRX where Bill Childs counts down the top ten on his excellent radio program Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child.

If you need to update your own family playlist, or want to get a jump start on some great stocking stuffers for the holidays, check out my own official Cool Mom Picks ballot selections to see which new albums got our votes for 2014:

1. Through the Woods by The Okee Dokee Brothers

2. Raise Your Hand by The Not-Its!

3. Wired by Recess Monkey

4. No School Today by Danny Weinkauf

5. We’re All Young Together by Walter Martin

6. Aqui, Alla by Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band

7. Appetite for Construction by The Pop Ups

8. The Perfect Quirk by Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

9. Wisdom Tooth of Wisdom by Gustafer Yellowgold

10. Sing as We Go by Charlie Hope

Many congratulations to all of our picks as well as the winners on the Fids and Kamily list. Thanks for making my job, and the lives of many music-loving families, so much more fun.

Visit Fids and Kamily or Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child to see (and hear!) the Fids and Kamily winners for 2014. Keep in mind that all the albums we feature on Cool Mom Picks are winners in our book, so check our archives for even more great family picks.