This week on The Children’s Hour, we explore the best musical releases for kids in 2022, including the five nominees for the Best Children’s Grammy.

Grammy Nominees For Best Children’s Release

Beth from our Kids Crew reviews of one of our favorite kids’ books released in 2022, Tumble, by Cecelia Perez. It tells a story set in New Mexico, that tells a universal tale.

We also hear from listener Maeva Porter who recommends an often overlooked gem of a series: the original Nancy Drew mysteries.

Some of the original Nancy Drew books

Celebrate independent Kindie artists, enjoy some of the best of 2022, and Happy New Year from The Children’s Hour!

Playlist Best of 2022

titleartistalbumlabelduration
Reason to Smile (with Rupam Sarmah)AoedeArise Together2022 RJ Productions International, One Little Finger03:04
I'm a PterodactylHowdytoonsDinosaurs & Monsters2022 Howdytoons Productions Inc.02:33
Pterodactyl TuxedoGustafer YellowgoldMinnesota Chronicles2021 Apple Eye02:40
Brighter SidePerformed at the memorial for Morgan Taylor, aka Gustafer YellowgoldBrighter Side2017 Apple Eye Productions02:58
Whole Lotta Love in This WorldJustin RobertsSpace Cadet2022 Carpet Square Music02:34
Time to Shine (feat. Ivy Ford)Wendy and DBInto the Little Blue House2022 8 Pound Gorilla Records03:50
Climbing The MountainPodington BearMeet Podington Bear2010 Polyfree01:17
Best. Song. Ever.Bill Harley & Keith MunslowBest. Song. Ever. - Single2022 Bill Harley05:25
VengefulBlue Dot SessionsWarmbody2017 Blue Dot Sessions01:54
Ollie the Octopus (feat. Levity Beet)Itty Bitty BeatsOllie the Octopus (feat. Levity Beet) - Single2022 Itty Bitty Beats02:41
TanguedoBlue Dot SessionsUnion Hall2019 Blue Dot Sessions00:33
Pirates & ParrotsTodd'n'TinaKaboom!2022 Todd'n'Tina01:51
Look at MeYosi & The SuperdadsLook at Me - Single2022 Yosi & the Superdads03:17
Yes You Can Marty DreadArise Together2022 RJ Productions International, One Little Finger03:19
Circus ThemeWelcome to BohemiaWelcome to Bohemia1995 Welcome to Bohemia01:00
SaturdayDivi Roxx Kids & Divinity RoxxReady Set Go!2021 IROXX ENTERTAINMENT02:38
Do You Know My Power?Alphabet RockersThe Movement2022 School Time Music01:00
Strength in NumbersAlphabet RockersThe Movement2022 School Time Music03:18
RidiculousLucky Diaz and the Family Jam BandLos Fabulosos - EP2022 Lucky Diaz and the Family Band02:45
We Are All Different (feat. Toa Siulangapo)Loopy Tunes Preschool Music & E Tu TangataWe Are All Different (feat. Toa Siulangapo) - Single2022 Loopy Tunes Preschool Music02:14
The Opposites of Life (feat. Kymberly Stewart)Uncle DevinIn the Pocket2022 The Uncle Devin Show LLC03:17
What If (feat. Drsya & Irie Goose)Father Goose MusicWhat If (feat. Drsya & Irie Goose) - Single2022 Carol Rhoden01:29