Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winner Katie Murphy

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For this interview, we were able to sit down and chat with one of our MCA award-winning authors, Katie Murphy! Katie Murphy is the author of Where Is Happiness?: A Little Bear Uncovers a Big Surprise!. Where Is Happiness?: A Little Bear Uncovers a Big Surprise! is about a little bear named Ananda that will take your child on a journey filled with charming nature illustrations and new animal friends as she explores all the places where she might find happiness! Read More

Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winner Maddy Zanetti

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As part of our ongoing interview series, we spoke with Maddy Zanetti, author of the Mom’s Choice Award-winning books Upset – The Original Dark Horse and Jim Dandy – A Dark Horse on a Dark Day. Jim Dandy is the sequel to Upset, which is a twist on the true story of two racehorses named Upset and Man o’War in the Sanford Stakes almost 100 years ago. Both books in the Dark Horse series teach that it is not always luck that gets you to your goals, but believing in yourself and staying true to who you are. Each book in the Dark Horse Series is also filled with beautiful illustrations by local illustrated by local Saratogian artist Gretchen Tisch! Keep reading to find out more about Maddy Zanetti and her award-winning series! Read More

Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winner Ellie Smith

MCA Interview Series: Award-Winning Book Series

Thank you all so much for joining us today for another very special interview with one of our honorees! For this interview, we had the honor of speaking with Ellie Smith, author of the award-winning Tex the Explorer Book Series! Each book in the Tex the Explorer Book Series follows the journey of a dinosaur named Tex who absolutely loves to explore. Each book is sure to encourage exploration in your little reader while teaching them some very valuable lessons along the way! Keep reading to find out more about Ellie and how her award-winning book series came to be! Read More

Weekly roundup: Award-Winning Hi-tech Baby Monitors, Puzzles, Self-improvement Books + More!! 12/12 – 12/18

Weekly Roundup 12/21 (Parent's Choice of Best Games, Toys, Book, and More)

This week’s roundup of Mom’s Choice Award winners features hi-tech baby monitors, puzzles, self-improvement books + more! Be sure to scroll through the entire list so you don’t miss any of our new award-winners! All the items you see below won a Mom’s Choice Award during December 12, 2021 to December 18, 2021.

Every week companies, inventors, and publishers from around the world send us their products for evaluation. Only the best earn our designation. Read More

Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winner Tracy Mattes

MCA Interview Series: Tracy Mattes (Parent Tested Book Award)

For this interview, we were lucky enough to chat with Tracy Mattes, author of the award-winning Church Dog Book Series! Each story in the Church Dog Series contains a playful and endearing adventure that uses biblical foundations to teach moral lessons about real-life issues children face. The books are perfect for igniting conversations around subjects like bullying, grief, forgiveness, fear, and fighting temptation. Equally important is stressing the power of being kind, compassionate giving, standing up for one another, and having self-esteem. Read More

Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winner Susie Brooke

MCA Interview Series: Susan Brooke, Disney Book Series

We recently had the chance to speak with Susan Brooke who is an Associate Publisher at Phoenix International Publications (PI Kids). PI Kids is the publishing company behind the Mom’s Choice Award-winning book series, Disney My First Stories! Disney My First Stories Book Series is a collection of books that each tackles different topics and features different Disney character favorites. Disney My First Stories Book Series features Minnie and the Lost Unicorn, Tinker Bell’s Best Birthday Party, Alice Wants to Grow, The Aristocats Show, Mowgli’s First Dance, Dumbo Gets Dressed, Hooray for Nature, and the newest addition, Disney My First Stories with Mickey Mouse – Merry Christmas Chip and Dale! Keep reading to find out more about Susan Brooke and how the Disney My First Stories Book Series came to be!  Read More

Interview with Mom’s Choice Award-Winner Tina Huggins

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Today’s installment is with Tina Huggins, who, apart from being an author, is also passionate about teaching, technology, and entrepreneurism. Tina is the author of the Mom’s Choice Award-winning book, The Nodders: What! You Don’t Want to Nap?. The Nodders: What! You Don’t Want to Nap? is a whimsical story that introduces “Nodders” who are magical creatures that leave special treats for nappers while they snooze! This rhyming nap time book encourages children to look forward to snuggling in their bed, knowing they just might wake up to a surprise. Read More