Another week, another roundup! We are so excited to share with you the newest additions to the Mom’s Choice Awards® family! These books, toys, games and puzzles have gone through a rigourous evaluation process where our consumer evaluators check for content, production quality, price, and more. Mom’s Choice Awards® is proud to present the products and services that earned our distinction last week, between October 31st-November 8th. To find more information about a product or to purchase, click on the image.
Autism Causes, Prevention, and Treatment
by John J. Cannell, M.D.
In this groundbreaking work, autism researcher John Cannell, MD, provides the most comprehensive and compelling explanation to date regarding autism causes, prevention strategies, and treatment protocols that, in many cases, reverse symptoms.
Parenting- Special and Exceptional Needs
The City Ktitens and the Old House Cat
by Mrs. D (Olga D’Agostino)
This story revolves around Christmastime and a family who once adopted a lost kitten, naming it Nyda. Nyda has now grown old and has settled into a calm, uneventful life with her new family until the day before Christmas, when the family’s older daughter brings two playful kittens, Mickey and Jack, home for the holidays. The two kittens from the big city are a change for the family, and for Nyda.
Juvenile Books Ages 5-8: Inspirational/Motivational
The Cookie Doctor
by Peter T. Pugliese, MD
In the prequel to his current role as the most beloved educator in professional skin care, Peter T. Pugliese, MD shares his own true stories of his early family medical practice in historic (and often hysterical) Bernville, Pennsylvania, from 1958 to 1978. At age 88, this vibrant storyteller shares an intimate and fascinating look back at his own pathway of obstacles and miracles that led him from Catholic school to the seminary where he planned a life in the priesthood, to two wars, to falling in love, and unexpectedly falling into one of the most remarkable medical practices of our time.
Biographies and Memoirs
Immigrant Soldier: The Story of a Ritchie Boy
by K. Lang Slattery
Immigrant Soldier, The Story of a Ritchie Boy, is a novel based on the true experiences of a refugee from Nazi Germany. It combines a coming-of-age story with an immigrant tale and a World War II adventure.
Apple Annie – Small is Special
by T.W. Krueger
The author is inspired by the intelligence and the loving personalities of miniature donkeys.
Children’s Picture Books Domestic Animals and Pets
Tooth Fairy Chronicles: Toothless Keepsake Kit
Includes: 3 books, Drawstring Satin Tooth Pouch for the Tooth Fairy to store all 20 handmade tooth pouches in, wristband, hanger, timer, certificate, and mail!
Children’s Picture Books
The Great Snapping Turtle Adventure
by Susan Yaruta-Young
An old woman gives Fred and his stepsons a giant snapping turtle to sell, and their day gets weird. And when they stumble across the same woman’s gravestone with her death date inscribed, but hidden in the ground their trip becomes stranger still.
As every answer leads to more questions, what starts as a “Boys’ Day Out” becomes an adventure that will not soon be forgotten.
Juvenile Books (Level 2 – Ages 9 to 12)
Fiction – General
Games, Toys, and Apps
Lift It! Deluxe
Lift it! Deluxe is the fun family game that challenges players to create structures with the Lift it! crane using their hands or their heads. The whole family will enjoy this active, playful game of beating the clock.
Toys, Games and Puzzles
Scholastico PTC (Parent-Teacher Conference)
Your child’s school probably has a parent conference at least once a year. But organizing those days can be difficult for everyone involved. Parents rarely end up with the ideal meeting times to match their family’s busy schedule. When your school starts using Scholastico PTC, you will be able to sign yourself up for meeting times with all your children’s teachers in just a few seconds.
Apps and Software
Wonky- The Crazy Cubes Card Game!
Wonky is the fun-filled card game of building wobbly towers with odd-shaped blocks. Trip up your opponents as you stack a large block on a small one and make the tower wobble! Then watch your friends & family squirm as they place the next block. When it’s your turn, reverse play for payback! Be the first player to get rid of all your cards without toppling the tower and you win! Wonky: The Crazy Cubes Card Game makes a lot of family fun!
Toys, Games and Puzzles
MyBackpack-Waterford Early Learning for iPad
Waterford Early Learning for iPad is the first of its kind: an award-winning, research-based early learning curriculum delivered through personalized learning software and teacher resources on iPad. WEL is designed to help all children build the foundation for a lifetime of learning. It individualizes three years of complete reading, math and science to meet each child’s unique learning needs.
Apps and Software
LitPick Student Book Reviews
LitPick Student Book Reviews is an online reading and writing program for students. LitPick receives courtesy copies of new preteen and teen books from publishers and authors. These review copies are made available to our student reviewers, and once they read and submit their book reviews, they receive feedback on their writing from adult evaluators. After their reviews are accepted for publishing on LitPick, the student reviewers can keep the book and choose another title to review. Student reviewers can sign up for free to review eBooks. LitPick can be used by individual students or by book clubs and classrooms.
Online Resources (Websites, eMagazines and Blogs): Family/Parenting