Grammy Award for Best Children's Album

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Grammy Award for Best Children's Album
A gold trophy in the shape of a gramophone on top of a base with a plaque on it, set on top of a table
Gilded gramophone trophy presented
to Grammy Award winners
Awarded for Quality performances aimed at children
Country United States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded 2012
Official website

The Grammy Award for Best Children's Album is an honor presented since 2012 at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards.[1] Honors in various categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position."[2]


The Best Children's Album award is given to recording artists for works containing quality performances aimed at children. The category takes the place of the previous two categories for recordings for children: Best Musical Album for Children and Best Spoken Word Album for Children.[3] This merger meant essentially returning to the categorization set-up prior to 1994 (although with a small name change), when there was a single Best Album for Children category.

The restructuring of these and other categories was a result of the Recording Academy's wish to decrease the list of categories and awards. According to the Academy, "[it] passed the proposal that a return to one category for all types of recordings for children, as it was from 1958-1993, would be most appropriate in this new context." [4]


Year Winner Nominations
2016 Tim Kubart - Home
2015 Neela Vaswani (narrator) - I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education and Changed the World
2014 Jennifer Gasoi - Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well
2013 The Okee Dokee Brothers - Can You Canoe?
2012 James Cravero, Gloria Domina, Kevin Mackie, Steve Pullara, and Patrick Robinson (album producers) - All About Bullies...Big and Small


  1. ^ "Grammy Awards at a Glance". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Overview". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved October 10, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Explanation For Category Restructuring". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved September 11, 2011. 
  4. ^ Grammy Awards Restructuring
  5. ^ "NATIONAL ACADEMY OF RECORDING ARTS & SCIENCES, INC.®; FINAL NOMINATIONS LIST" (PDF). 54th GRAMMY AWARDS. 12 February 2012. p. 29. Retrieved 18 Jun 2013. 

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