2018 Parents’ Choice Award for Shoebox Town

“The mayor of Shoebox Town, Tracy Newman, lends her

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Sept. 2018 Midwest Book Review

“Newman’s down-to-earth guitar playing and engaging vocals infuse these beloved songs with vibrant joy. Shoebox Town is an excellent gift for families, and highly recommended for school and public library children’s music collections.”

2018 NAPPA Award for Shoebox Town

“What will you find in Shoebox Town? There will be a “little bitty fish (in a) little bitty pond,” a “zilli billionaire,” and “a sticky little lollipop (and) a little kitten curled up in daddy’s shoes.” It also has old-fashioned amusements like a “magic penny” and a merry carousel down by a pier. Tracy Newman’s follow-up to her equally excellent I Can Swing Forever reveals her gift for writing songs filled with a kid-like sense of wonder and whimsy that are dusted lightly with some gentle messages too. On the title track, for example, she lovingly sings about making her “Shoebox Town,” complete with a cereal bowl pool, while also portraying the brother as being helpful (and not destructive) to his sister’s creation. Newman makes Shoebox Town a great place to visit.

2018 Tillywig Award for Shoebox Town

The remarkable appeal of Tracy Newman’s album, ‘Shoebox Town,’ stems in part from the way in which its songs so adeptly convey the magic with which youngsters experience the world. Catchy lyrics, rich harmonies, and carefully crafted melodies seamlessly serve up a variety of joyful moods and themes related to childhood.

2018 Creative Child Award for Shoebox Town

“We really enjoyed singing to these songs. This is a wonderful CD!”