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.

Alastair Moock Singing Our Way Thought: Songs For The World’s Bravest Kids

Through his first two albums, Moock proved a modern torchbearer for Guthrie-esque family folk music, but after one of his young twin girls was diagnosed with leukemia last year, his lyrical content and mission statement changed considerably. This inspiring new disc focuses on the bravery and the joy exhibited by his and other young kids battling dreadful diseases.

Buy Alastair Moock Singing Our Way Through: Songs For The World's Bravest Kids.

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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.