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.

Josh and the Jamtones Bear Hunt

Kids will enjoy the extremely energetic music, especially the modernly reworked "Green and Spakkled Frog" (which now features DJ Froggy Cheeks), but they will flip out over the four interspersed comedy skits, which are just about the funniest 15 minutes you'll hear on any CD this year.

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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.