Disclaimer: Thanks to all the kindie musicians, theatres, authors, publishers, Warner Brothers and American Girl for providing us with giveaway prizes and review copies. All opinions are our own.
ChiIL Out with ChiIL Mama This Summer for great giveaways, photo & video filled recaps, reviews and the heads up on sweet family friendly events. Big congrats to all our July winners. Check back with ChiIL Mama like we vote in Chi, IL... early and often.
We notify winners here and by private e-mail. All winners please send your address to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll send your winnings out to you within the month. Enjoy!
2 ChiIL Picks Book Bonanzas:
*Lost in Suburbia : A Momoir, by Tracy Beckerman (5 paperbacks available/$15 value each)
1 Chris F.
2 Kelli R.
3 Christine U.
5 Teresa O.
*The Ordinary Acrobat by Duncan Wall (5 hardbacks available/ $26.95 value each).
1 Katie K
2 Melanie M
3 Ann C
4 Pam C
5 Judy R
#3/#4. ChiIL Picks Blu-Ray & DVD Movies
*Jack the Giant Slayer Blu-Ray/DVD combo! ($44.95 value) out of 320 entries! Congrats to WILLIAM G.
*Saige Paints the Sky (American Girl) Blu-Ray/DVD combo! ($26.99 value) out of 225 entries! Congrats to Aaron P.
#5/#6/#7. Rockin' 20 Kindie CD Extravaganza
We're giving away sets of awesome brand new releases along with 2012 & 13 favs of ours. It's road trip season ya know. And time to ChiIL out and kick back with some of the best kindie artists around.
ChiIL Mama's ChiIL Picks List--Kindie Land
*Set 1: Great American Tunes for July 4th & beyond ($74.95 value) Congrats to Lisa P.
One lucky reader will win these 6 sweet CDs:
- Putumayo Kids Presents American Playground (featuring loads of greats including favs of ours Dan Zanes & Elizabeth Mitchell--brand new 6/18 release) $14.98
- Ratboy Jr.--Champions of the Universe (These guys are one of our all time favs, back with a 2nd release.) $12.97
- Shine and The Moonbeams (brand new release) $9.99
- Ozomatli Presents Ozokidz (LA culture mashers known for singing about immigration protests, gang violence & hurricane Katrina they've now expanded their boundaries again and released a rockin' CD of kids' tunes about photosynthesis, spelling, balloons, germs, skateboards and a runaway moose that's so good you won't want to stop playing it the second you drop the kids at camp. Freakin' hilarious, great musicians bringing quality, multicultural music in a range of genres.) $10
- Live in Lexington--Under the Copper Beech-Ben Rudnick & Friends ($14.99 with 4 panel eco-jacket) Sure he's got a new one out, but this one's too cool for the 4th of July.
- Okee Dokee Brothers--Take it Outside (Grammy Winners-Best Children's Album of the Year for Can You Canoe)
ChiIL Mama had the great pleasure of catching the Okee Dokee Brothers for a video interview and shooting their live show at The Beat Kitchen in Chicago, where we sponsor an annual, weekly kindie music concert series. They're down to earth, cool guys, with an eco-friendly bent and talent to spare. We've given away copies of Can You Canoe earlier this year. Now check out one of their earlier albums, Parents Choice Silver Award Winner and one of our favs, Take it Outside. $15
*Set 2: Kidzapalooza Favs ($82 value): Congrats to Bellaz V.
ChiIL out with ChiIL Mama at one of the best kindie fests in the nation! We've covered Kidza all 3 days of EVERY year of it's existance. We'll be back again for 2013. To get you jazzed for the fest, we're giving away a CD set including Ella Jenkins' latest release-Get Moving, and kindie favs that have graced the Kidza stage in years past. One lucky reader will win 6 CDs from these Kidzapalooza Favs:
- Ella Jenkins'--Get Moving Click here for samples from Get Moving. $11.98
- Rocknoceros--Colonel Purple Turtle $15
- Candy Band--High Five Click here for samples from High Five $11.04
- Recess Monkey--In Tents $14.99
- Recess Monkey--Flying $14.99
(These guys are long time favs of ours and we've had the pleasure of shooting their live shows at Kidzapalooza and catching them for a video interview. They have a new release out--Deep Sea Diver. But we also adore their last two, In Tents and Flying.)
- Laura Doherty-Shining Like a Star $13.99 Parents Choice Silver Award Winner and Laura's latest release
Here's the rockin' 2013 Kidzapalooza lineup!
ChiIL Mama will be there... will YOU?!
Free & Open to the Public (Lolla or not):
Not up for navigating the Lolla crowds or hanging with thousands of hipsters? ChiIL out with ChiIL Mama at this awesome FREE breakfast, and catch some of the best Kidzapalooza performers... in air conditioning. RSVP ASAP! Rocker Brunch always fills fast.
*Set 3: Windy Kindie CDs ($96.80 value!!) Congrats to Tonia G.
Our own home town kids' musicians are awesome. Look for these Chicago favorites at street fests all summer & at Beat Kitchen's Concerts for Kids again this fall. One lucky reader will win these 8 CDs by Chicago Kindie favorites:
- Pop of the Tots--Human Tim + Robot Tim $9.99
- Mud, Mommies, and Mayhem--Poochamungas $12.00
- Mr Singer & The Sharp Cookies--Bouncing Ball of Energy $9.99
- Mr Singer & The Sharp Cookies--Muddy Water Beaver Dam Band(full album download card) $9.99
- Ice Cream Vendors--Now! With More Dog Barks $13.99
- The Dreamtree Shakers--Dream and You Will See (An oldie but goodie & still one of our favs. Also check out their new release Big Top Tent) $10
- Istvan & His Imaginary Band--Sweet! $8.00
- Boogers--Extractum Victoris (This is their latest & heaviest kids' punk yet and one of our top picks of the year. ChiIL Mama's even quoted right on the front page of their site.) $12.84
#8. Mini Bunny Bonanza ($39.95 value) 2 winners--Congrats to Nicole F. & Melanie M.
For those summer days when some bunny needs a nap and some big bunny needs a break!! Let Randy Travis & Lilly Tomlin take over on the endless story reading detail for a while. Then watch your little one drift off to sleep to Deborah Poppink sweet, original tunes. She's an over 40 mom of 2, and she gets it! Hop from Spring into Summer with bunny fun from our ChiIL Picks List for birth to 7 year olds. *Some bunny will win both a DVD story collection & DidiPop CD! (Since bunnies know how to multiply over the summer months... we'll double this winning!! 2 winners chosen.)
- Scholastic Storybook Treasures Read Along DVDs--The Springtime Collection featuring Max's Chocolate Chicken. 12 stories on 3 DVDs with narration by Lily Tomlin, Randy Travis and others. $24.95
We love summer time and want to share our ChiIL Picks List for rockin' kindie music, movies, eco-friendly finds, events and more with you, so 2013 can be the best summer vacation EVER.
Disclaimer: Thanks again to all the kindie musicians, theatres, authors, publishers, Warner Brothers and American Girl for providing us with giveaway prizes and review copies. All opinions are our own.