Please Release Me: December 2011 Edition

I may be right in the middle of looking back at the best kids music of 2011, but that doesn't mean I'm also not looking forward at the releases headed our way for the rest of the month and through 2012. It's time again for an updated list of new and upcoming releases. (Last month's list is here.) Additions to the list are noted with a "++"; changes to previously-mentioned items are indicated with italics.

As always, if I've listed you on here and gotten something wrong (or something not ready for primetime), let me know and I'll edit or delete it. And if you're not on here and think you should be, drop me a line, too, and I'll get you added for the next iteration.

Suzi Shelton: Tomboy in a Princess Dress (Dec. 11)
++ Doctor Noize: The Return Of Phineas McBoof album and book (Dec. 19)
Princess Katie and Racer Steve: Love, Cake & Monsters (December)
Central Services Board of Education: Binary [tentative] (December)
The Good Ms. Padgett: ... Tells The Little Red Hen and Other Stories (2012?)
RhymeZwell: Robots on the Dance Floor (2012?)
Big Don: Big Don's Brand New Beat (2012?)
Riff Rockit: Riff Rockit (CD, DVD, Jan. 24, 2012)
++ Katherine Dines: Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta HITS (Jan. 31, 2012)
Ellis Paul: The Hero in You (Jan. 2012)
++ The Fresh Beat Band: Soundtrack (Jan. 2012)
The Bari Koral Family Rock Band: Anna And The Cupcakes (Feb. 14)
++ Putumayo Kids: Instrumental Dreamland (Feb. 28, 2012)
Tim and the Space Cadets: Anthems for Adventure (Feb. 2012)
++ Bill Harley: High Dives and Other Things That Could Have Happened (Feb. 2012)
Randy Kaplan: Mr. Diddie Wah Diddie (2012)
Mo Phillips: Title TBA (March 12, 2012)
Recess Music: La Bella Stella (March 27, 2012)
Gustafer Yellowgold: Gustafer Yellowgold’s Year in The Day (April 3, 2012)
Caspar Babypants: HOT DOG! (April 17, 2012)
Orange Sherbet: Delicious (May 1, 2012)
++ Okee Dokee Brothers: Mississippi River CD/DVD (May 2012)
Hope Harris: Picasso, That's Who (spring 2012)
++ The Funky Mamas and Friends: Pickin’ In The Garden (spring 2012)
++ Elena Moon Park: Rabbit Days and Dumplings (spring 2012)
The Dirty Sock Funtime Band: Dirty Socks Come Clean (June 2012)
Charity and the JAMband: Family Values (July 3, 2012)
Andy Z: The Grand Scream of Things (Halloween 2012) [produced by Tor Hyams]

Other expected 2012 albums: Ah-Choo, Peter Apel, Ratboy, Jr., Sugar Free Allstars, Renee & Jeremy, Farmer Jason duets album, The Bramble Jam, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo (Make Believers), Bobby Susser (Wo), Eric Herman (2 albums: one music, one comedy skits), Rockabye Baby for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Keith Munslow (2 albums: one solo, one with Bill Harley ++), Wayne Potash ++, Alex and the Kaleidoscope Band ++, Lori Henriques ++, Shine and the Moonbeams ++