Absolutely no relevance to libraryland, but as a public service I thought I'd throw you the names of several artists your children will love to listen to in the car, and that you'll actually appreciate too!
- Wiggles - NOT!
- They Might Be Giants - not only their three wonderful kids albums (123 and ABC are my favs) but many of their "adult" songs will go over with the rugrats too - my kids love Birdhouse and Dr. Worm.
- Ralph Covert (aka Ralph's World) - any of his albums - there's some damn good and funny stuff in here.
- Barenaked Ladies - Snacktime. Not as good as either of the two above, or even some of their adult stuff, but still pretty good.
- Peter Puffin - A Calgary artist, so you may not have much luck tracking him down. Maybe try that ILL thing I've heard about. Again, not quite as good as #2 and #3 above, but much better than the average kids crap, and will really instill a sense of earth conciousness in your kids.
- StoryNory Podcast - Great stories told with a lovely English accent.
I'm sure there are many others, but these have worked really well for my kids, and should work well for ages 3-9 and their parents.
Your turn - what do you listen to with your kids in the car that doesn't drive you insane?
Oh, and check out Audiobook Builder for easily building slick audiobook files for your iPod (Mac only).
Happy Road Tripping!