Grammy Award for Best Album for Children

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Grammy Award for Best Album for Children
Awarded for quality recording albums for children
Country United States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded 1959
Last awarded 1993
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The Grammy Award for Best Album for Children has been awarded since 1959. Prior to 1992, the award was known as Best Recording for Children and was therefore open to any audio recording, whether it was an album, a single song, a recording of a book, or the audio from a television show or movie. In 1994 the award was divided into Best Musical Album for Children and Best Spoken Word Album for Children. In 2012, both categories were once again combined into the new Best Children's Album category.

Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were handed out, for music released in the previous year.


Year Winner Nominations
1993 Beauty and the Beast: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
1992 A Cappella Kids
1991 The Little Mermaid: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack
1990 The Rock-A-Bye Collection, Volume 1
  • Performed by Tanya Goodman
  • Produced by David R. Lehman and J. Aaron Brown


Year Winner Nominations

Pecos Bill

1988 The Elephant's Child
1987 The Alphabet
1986 Follow That Bird: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
1985 Where the Sidewalk Ends
1984 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
1983 In Harmony 2
1982 Sesame Country
1981 In Harmony: A Sesame Street Record
  • Big Bird's Bedtime Stories
  • Christmas Eve on Sesame Street
    • Performed by the cast of Sesame Street
  • Love
    • Performed by the cast of Sesame Street
  • The People in Your Neighborhood
    • Performed by the cast of Sesame Street
1980 The Muppet Movie


Year Winner Nominations
1979 The Muppet Show
1978 Aren't You Glad You're You?
1977 Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf/Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals
1976 The Little Prince
1975 Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too
1974 Sesame Street Live
1973 The Electric Company
1972 Bill Cosby Talks to Kids About Drugs
1971 Sesame Street
1970 Peter, Paul and Mommy
  • Yellow Submarine
    • Performed by Richard Wolfe Children's Chorus
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
    • Performed by the Do-Re-Mi Chorus
  • Folk Tales of the Tribes of Africa
  • For All My Little Friends


Year Winner Nominations
1968 Dr. Seuss: How The Grinch Stole Christmas performed by Boris Karloff The Carnival of the Animals narrated by Tutti Camarata, music by Symphonie-Orchester Graunke; A Happy Birthday Book with Winnie-the-Pooh performed by Sterling Holloway; The Jungle Book performed by the motion picture cast; Jungle Books performed by Richard Kiley; Magic Fishbone/Happy Prince/Potted Princess performed by Julie Harris & Richard Kiley
1967 Dr. Seuss Presents: "If I Ran the Zoo" and "Sleep Book" performed by Marvin Miller Alice Through the Looking-Glass performed by the motion picture cast, The Christmas That Almost Wasn't performed by Paul Tripp and Cast, For the Children of the World Art Linkletter Narrates the Bible performed by Art Linkletter, Happiness Is performed by Marty Gould conducting the Do-Re-Mi Children's Chorus
1966 Dr. Seuss Presents "Fox in Sox" and "Green Eggs and Ham" performed by Marvin Miller Love Songs for Children: "A" You're Adorable performed by Diahann Carroll, Patrick Muldoon and His Magic Balloon performed by Carmel Quinn, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious performed by David Seville and the Chipmunks, Winnie-the-Pooh and the Honey Tree performed by Sterling Holloway & Sebastian Cabot
1965 Mary Poppins (Soundtrack) performed by Dick Van Dyke & Julie Andrews Music & Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman . Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra narrated by Hugh Downs with Arthur Fiedler conducting the Boston Pops Orchestra, Chim Chim Cheree and Other Children's Choices performed by Burl Ives and Children's Chorus, Daniel Boone performed by Fess Parker, A Spoonful of Sugar performed by Marty Martin & the Do-Re-Mi Children's Chorus
1964 Bernstein Conducts For Young People performed by Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic Addition and Subtraction performed by Rica Owen Moore, Children's Concert performed by Pete Seeger, Let's Go to the Zoo performed by Various Artists, On Top of Spaghetii performed by Tom Glazer & the Do-Re-Mi Children's Chorus, Puff, the Magic Dragon performed by Peter, Paul & Mary, Winnie-the-Pooh performed by Jack Gilford
1963 Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals/Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra performed by Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic The Cat Who Walked by Herself performed by Boris Karloff, The Chipmunk Songbook performed by David Seville, Grimm's Fairy Tales performed by Danny Kaye, Shari in Storyland performed by Shari Lewis, Through Children's Eyes performed by The Limeliters, You Read to Me, I'll Read to You performed by John Ciardi
1962 Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf performed by Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic Golden Treasury of Great Music and Literature performed by Various Artists, One Hundred and One Dalmatians performed by original movie cast, The Soupy Sales Show performed by Soupy Sales, Young Abe Lincoln (Broadway recording) performed by the original Broadway cast
1961 Let's All Sing with the Chipmunks performed by David Seville & The Chipmunks Adventures in Music, Grade 3, Volume 1 performed by Howard Mitchell, Dr. Seuss Presents: Bartholomew and the Oobleck performed by Dr. Seuss, Folk Songs for Young People performed by Pete Seeger, Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes performed by Sterling Holloway, Stories and Songs of the Civil War performed by Ralph Bellamy
1960 Peter and the Wolf narrated by Peter Ustinov with Herbert von Karajan conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra The Arabian Nights performed by Maria Ray, Hansel and Gretel performed by Franz Allers, Popeye's Favorite Sea Chanties performed by Captain Allen Swift, Three to Make Music/Cinderella performed by Mary Martin


Year Winner Nominations
1959 "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" performed by David Seville & The Chipmunks