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.

Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band Lishy Lou & Lucky Too

A radio-show inspired album that serves as a pilot episode of what will hopefully someday be a full-fledged children's television show staring the most fantastic couple in family music, and featuring the 2013 song of the year in "Thingamajig."

Buy Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band Lishy Lou & Lucky Too.

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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.