This week’s Weekly Roundup of Mom’s Choice Award winners features a how to book that will spark up your child’s creativity through journaling and an educational and intriguing book on the cycle of life through changing seasons. All the items you see below won a Mom’s Choice Award during the second week of August 2017.
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Journal Sparks: Fire Up Your Creativity with Spontaneous Art, Wild Writing, and Inventive Thinking
Written by Emily K. Neuburger
Using words, drawing, collage, and observation-based list-making, award-winning author Emily K. Neuburger highlights the many paths into journaling. Her 60 interactive writing prompts and art how-tos help you to expand your imagination and stimulate your creativity. Every spread invites a new approach to filling a page, from making a visual map of a day-in-my-life to turning random splotches into quirky characters for a playful story. It’s the perfect companion to all those blank books and an ideal launchpad to explore creative self-expression and develop an imaginative voice — for anyone ages 10 to 100!
Juvenile Books (Level 2 – Ages 9 to 12):
Activities, Crafts & Hobbies ( Includes Puzzles & Games)
Hold On, Toby
Written by Janet Bierbower-Boucher
Hold On, Toby is the story of a little maple leaf bud on a very big tree. As he grows and matures, he encounters the wonder and forces of nature, and various critters and people of all sizes. Throughout his journey, Toby is often told to ‘hold on,’ although he has no idea what that means. Hold On, Toby presents an opportunity to experience the joy of each season and to glimpse an understanding of the cycle of life as expressed through the seasons of Toby’s life.
Author Janet Bierbower-Boucher wrote this book because she wanted children to become aware of, experience and learn to appreciate the cycle that occurs as a natural part of life — the renewal of life each spring, the blossoming of summer, the glory of the changing colors of fall, and the resting nature of winter. Moving through life with an awareness of the natural cycles in our lives helps us to celebrate each season and to engage in the natural flow of life with appreciation and recognition of the miracle of life itself.
Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8):