Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winner Jodi Dee

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We sat down with five-time Mom’s Choice Award-winning author Jodi Dee and talked a little bit with her about one of her most recent award-winning books, The Little Green Jacket! Based on true events, a little green jacket travels through the lives of different children, who live in very different places, and ends up on the other side of the world after a natural disaster. With realistic and stunning detailed black and white illustrations, readers will get to see how the little green jacket experiences being a donation and the importance, power, and magic of giving! Read More

Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winner Gurkiran Sandhu

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For this interview, we were able to speak with Gurkiran Sandhu, author of the Mom’s Choice Award-winning book, The girl who wanted to be an Astronaut! The girl who wanted to be an Astronaut is a book dedicated to all the girls who think it is okay to be different and follow their dreams and aspirations. It is educational, inspirational, and highly motivating. Keep reading to find out more about Gurkiran and her incredible book, The girl who wanted to be an Astronaut! Read More

Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winner Amanda M. Thrasher

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Hello, Mom’s Choice readers! Thank you for joining us for another interview with one of our incredible honorees. The honoree we were able to speak with today is the wonderful Amanda M. Thrasher, author of the Mom’s Choice award-winning book, Stranger in the Mushroom Patch. Stranger in the Mushroom Patch is a children’s book for children aged 6 – 10 years that is filled with twists and turns, adventure, and fun from start to finish, and serves as the fourth book in The Mischief Series. Keep reading to find out more about Amanda and her award-winning book, Stranger in the Mushroom Patch! Read More

How I Got to Printed Children’s Picture Book

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How did I get from an idea about a children’s picture book to a printed children’s picture book? It’s a good question. Several people have told me that they’ve thought about publishing a book but could never get around to it. How did I do it? This blog post answers that question. Read More

Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winner Carla A. Carlisle

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Hello, Mom’s Choice readers! We have another interesting interview for you today– we were lucky enough to get some time with Carla A. Carlisle, author of the Mom’s Choice Award-winning book, My Big Notebook! My Big Notebook is a “buddy in a book”. It includes real stories, healthy, evidence based coping mechanisms, positive affirmations, resources, and coloring & journaling pages. JC shares his experiences and evidence-based techniques to help children process and express their feelings in a positive way. Keep reading to find out more about Carla and how her award-winning book, My Big Notebook, came to be! Read More

Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winner Steven Joseph

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Hi, Mom’s Choice readers! Thank you for joining us for another interview with one of our amazing honorees. For this interview, we were able to speak with Steven Joseph, author of the MCA award-winning book, Snoodles, Kidoodles, Poodles, and Lots and Lots of Noodles! Snoodles, Kidoodles, Poodles, and Lots and Lots of Noodles is a feel-good story for children age 5-10 that tastes and smells so good they will want more. Author Steven Joseph invites readers to enter a world where imagination can solve any challenge, and even the crankiest person can find happiness. Keep reading to find out more about Steven Joseph and his award-winning book, Snoodles, Kidoodles, Poodles, and Lots and Lots of Noodles! Read More

Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winner Mariana Bissonnette

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Hello, Mom’s Choice readers! Today we’re sharing another post in our interview series where we talk to the creators and writers behind some of our favorite products and books. For this interview, we were lucky enough to chat with Mariana Bissonnette, the author behind the Mom’s Choice Award-winning book, Babies Build Toddlers! Babies Build Toddlers is a unique parenting book with an innovative illustrative approach that makes child development information both accessible and actionable for everyday readers. Author, Mariana Bissonnette tells the powerful story of the child during their most essential stage of development: infancy. Keep reading to find out more about Mariana and her MCA award-winning book, Babies Build Toddlers! Read More

Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winner Shreya Gupta

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For this interview, we were able to catch up with Shreya Gupta, author of the Mom’s Choice Award-Winning book, The Flip Side! This is Shreya’s second Mom’s Choice Award as well as her second MCA interview! Shreya has been very busy since her last interview in August of 2020, and we got to discuss with her what exactly she’s been up to since then. Since her last interview, she has published her new award-winning book, The Flip Side, which is a story about overcoming the very real and negative effects of cyberbullying. Did we mention Shreya is only 12 years old! Keep reading to find out more about the amazing Shreya Gupta and her award-winning book, The Flip Side! Read More

Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winner Rana Boulos

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For this interview, we had the absolute pleasure of speaking with Rana Boulos, author of the Mom’s Choice Award-winning book, Tamara the Tornado! Tamara is a newborn tornado who goes on an adventure and ends up being the hero of the day. This story relates scientific facts about tornado formation in an engaging and colorful way while teaching basic concepts. It is the perfect mix of entertainment and education for elementary readers! Keep reading to learn more about Rana and her award-winning book, Tamara the Tornado! Read More