Laurie Berkner puts out a “Best of” album and car trips get that much easier.

The Best of the Laurie Berkner BandI will always have a soft spot for Laurie Berkner, the first children’s singer to transfix my oldest daughter on Nick Jr., and then, years later, charm my youngest son with Rocketship Run. For those of us with older kids, I’m sure we can sing the chorus of at least a couple of her best-known songs. And tend to do so when we’re in the company of other adults, right?

Whether your kids are Laurie Berkner diehards or if you are brand new to kids’ music, you can now have twenty of her top tracks all together in one place. 

 [don’t miss the giveaway after the jump!] 

Starting off with Bumblebee (Buzz Buzz), The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band bounces along with her jangly guitar, melodic voice and those catchy choruses that will have you buzzing like a bee before you realize what you’re doing.  

Ranging from her earliest releases off of ’97’s Whaddaya Think Of That? to her most recent song Open Your Heart for The Pajama Program, I was surprised at how cohesive this CD sounds. Even with band member changes and a budget that presumably grew with her popularity, throughout her unmistakable voice holds it all together easily. 
This is a great intro to Laurie Berkner to get you started if you are new to this kid-music thing, but it’s also a great addition for those of us who’ve been around for a while since it gives the kids an hour of sing-along music for our next road trip. Heck, we’ll know all the words. -Christina

Grab the new CD The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band from Music Space. And from now through July 25, 2010, enter the code COOLMOM82 for free standard shipping on your purchase.

Congratulations to Alice B, lucky winner of a copy of The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band!


Senior Associate Editor Christina Refford loves homeschooling, running, cool kids’ music, and coffee. Not in that order.


  • Reply July 9, 2010


    This looks great! I am SO bummed that the Family song isn’t on there though.

  • Reply July 11, 2010


    preordered this song through laurie’s site for a nice discount and we LOVE this CD…she is awesome!!

  • Reply March 3, 2011


    I bought this – on your recommendation – and we all love it! The tunes are stuck in my head all day, but I don’t really mind so much. I’m new to the world of children’s music and Laurie Berkner…any other recommendations? I know you feature a lot of music, but I’m wondering if I should get other Laurie albums or if the Best Of really includes the best of? Thank you!

  • Christina
    Reply March 4, 2011


    Hi Lisa,

    Thank you for your comment! So glad you like Laurie Berkner—this is such a fun collection of songs.

    I think you may enjoy hearing some other female voices like Charlie Hope’s I’m Me!, Frances England’s Mind of My Own and the Jimmies hilarious DVD/CD combo Trying Funny Stuff.

    If you’d rather try something that sounds a little different, I adore the voices of Mary Kaye and Charity and the JamBand.

    And you can’t go wrong with anything from Justin Roberts, Recess Monkey or Dan Zanes either (just look through our archives for each).

    My top picks of 2010 are here in case you want to check even more artists out. Most of them will have samples of their songs on either Amazon or their own website so you can hear a snippet before you commit to buying.

    Happy Listening!

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