As we put a bow on yet another brilliant year for independent kid’s (“kindie”) music, we offer you the thirteen best albums of 2013. Our picks range from bombastic to hilarious to old-fashion to orchestral to bizarre, and just about everything in between. The lucky 13 CDs below are best suited for children ages 3-10, with some skewing a bit younger and others even reaching out to tweens and teens — in short: full family listening. Click through to take a peek.

Recess Monkey Deep Sea Diver

There are more fantastic songs on this album than most kid's bands will write, record, and release in a lifetime. You and your children will have a brand new favorite every week, from "Tattoo Me" to "The Deep End" to "Compass Rose" to "Up Periscope," the hit parade never stops!

Buy Recess Monkey Deep Sea Diver.

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What are your favorites kindie CDs from 2013? Share your picks in the comments section below!

— Jeff Bogle

*For the purposes of this list, only albums released between 11/1/2012 and 10/31/2013 were considered.