Weekly Roundup: Best Children’s Books, Baby Toys, Games, & More! June 6 – 11, 2016

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It’s time for our Weekly Roundup post where we share some of the best products on the market with you! This week we’re featuring several children’s books, some baby toys, and one super fun game! See all our picks from the week of June 6 – 11, 2016 below!

As our regular visitors already know, every week companies, developers, publishers, and creators from around the world send us their products. Only the best earn a Mom’s Choice Award®. Our evalutors are parents and educators just like you, so they know what you’re looking for in a quality product. That’s why families around the globe look for the Mom’s Choice Awards® seal of approval when shopping.

Award-Winning Children's book — Golden Boy Bailey

Golden Boy Bailey
Written and illustrated by Erin Frew

Bailey Boy has it all! He has spirit, charm and he knows how to have fun. Bailey loves going on adventures. So when Sable awakens him early one morning Bailey is quick to get up and see what excitement the day has to bring. And the result is pure perfection.

Children’s Picture Books:
Adventure, Adventurers & Heroes

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Cole’s Perfect Puppy
Written by Frances Crossno; Illustrated by First Edition Design Publishing, Inc

Cole’s Perfect Puppy is a Christian novel for young readers 7-12 who love animals, especially dogs. The story revolves around Cole, his younger brother Caleb and their new-found friend Rachel.

Juvenile Books (Level 2 – Ages 9 to 12):
Fiction – General

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Award-Winning Children's book — Cole's Perfect Puppy
Award-Winning Children's book — The Legend of Mermaid Noella

The Legend of Mermaid Noella: none
Written by Amy Diamond-Brewer; Illustrated by John Currie

With the rising of the full moon, Mermaid Noella’s magical birthday will begin. But she must decide how she will spend her first night on land. What will she do when she can transform her tail into legs and go on the first big adventure of her life?

Children’s Picture Books:
Fantasy, Myths & Legends

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The Golden Winged Fairy
Written by Lala Fae, Illustrated by Laura Siadak; Illustrated by Laura Siadak

The Golden Winged Fairy is the story of a young fairy who learns to accept a unique difference – her one golden wing. The book is distinguished by artwork highlighted with silver and gold foil and a message that inspires young readers to be their true selves, to celebrate differences in themselves and others, and glow golden true.

Children’s Picture Books:
Inspirational / Motivational

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Award-Winning Children's book — The Golden Winged Fairy
Award-Winning Children's book — The Adventures of SuperCaptainBraveMan

The Adventures of SuperCaptainBraveMan: Book 1: A Day at the Park
Written by Jennifer Norman, Paul Norman; Illustrated by Victor Lodevico

Kyle is a boy like any other boy his age, only he has a rare condition that hinders his day-to-day physical abilities. It is when Kyle dreams that he transforms into his alter ego, SuperCaptainBraveMan!

SuperCaptainBraveMan is a friend to all kids, helping them discover their own courage and strength to overcome daily challenges.

Children’s Picture Books:
Specialized Concepts / Differently Abled

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On-the-Moove Activity Bar™

The On-the-Moove Activity Bar™ is a cute farm-themed toy bar for babies on the go! Press the button on the cow, and be rewarded with cheerful phrases and playful songs and melodies. Swing the cow back and forth to activate the motion sensor and hear interesting sounds. The bird holds a textured ring that’s easy to grab, and the ladybug has a baby-safe mirror for peek-a-boo fun! This interactive bar easily attaches to most infant carriers using easy to attach adjustable elastic straps.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:

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Award-Winning Children's book — On-the-Moove Activity Bar™
Award-Winning Children's book — Mary's Clover

Mary’s Clover: A Story about Medication Safety
Written and illustrated by Nila E. Sturlin

“Among young children, 95 percent of medication-related poisoning visits to the emergency departments are caused by a child ingesting medication while unsupervised; five percent are due to dosing errors made by caregivers” (safekids.org). It is never too early to educate children and families about medication safety. This short story conveys an important message to children ages four and up about the dangers of medication misuse. Mary Stephens, a kind and free-spirited girl learns a valuable lesson when her pet rabbit, Clover, falls victim to a medication mishap.

Children’s Picture Books:
Health & Safety

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Horse Play!: 25 Crafts, Party Ideas & Activities for Horse-Crazy Kids
Written by Deanna F. Cook, Katie Craig

A treasure trove of fun for every horse-loving girl! Horse Play! is packed with great activities and projects, from crafting a mini barn and pasture to designing your dream horse, sewing a pony pillow, making a shelf for model horses, and coloring a pull-out poster. Quizzes, checklists, and fill-in-the-blanks invite you to test your knowledge of horses, breeds, riding, and horse care. And this kit-in-a-book also includes stickers, a stencil, pop-out cards, and complete plans for a Horsing-Around party with games, invitations, a horse pinata, party grub, and must-watch horse movies!

Juvenile Books (Level 2 – Ages 9 to 12):
Activities, Crafts & Hobbies ( Includes Puzzles & Games)

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Award-Winning Children's book — Horse Play!

Geometry Strategy®

First player to place their Sphere on the Bullseye is the winner. How hard can that be? Well, you got 1,2 or 3 opponents trying to stop you and take you out of the game. And your Sphere has no defense…
First player to place their Sphere on the Bullseye wins. In your corner you got 10 beautiful and characteristic pieces to be your soldiers on the board; to eliminate the opponents’pieces and support your own.
If you think this doesn’t sound hard enough, add a Red Zone where any player can change the conditions of the game.
Completely. Now, either you get blind sided by these changes every time, or you play your game tactically.
Discover how your game skills unlock more depth and dimensions in this brand new board game!

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Young Adults

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Award-Winning Children's book — Geometry Strategy®
Award-Winning Children's book — Crinkle & Roar Lion™

Crinkle & Roar Lion™

Shake, explore and sing with the Crinkle & Roar Lion™. Press the colorful shape buttons on the lion’s side to learn shapes, colors and letters. Shake the adorable lion to activate the motion sensor and hear him roar and play other cheerful sounds. Your little one will love the crinkly feet, ribbon tags and textured rings. The lion also includes a baby-safe mirror to build self awareness. It’s also the perfect take-along toy and can be attached to carriers, strollers and more. Explore and learn with the playful Crinkle & Roar Lion™!

Toys, Games & Puzzles:

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Award-Winning Children's book — A Wonderful Day!

A Wonderful Day!
Written by Michael Samulak

A Wonderful Day! is an engaging early reader that playfully depicts the shared experiences of child and parent who are enjoying a day together at the zoo. This unique story is beautifully told in a gender-neutral text that captures many of the special moments children and adults often treasure and share together.

Children’s Picture Books:
Animal Kingdom

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22 Comments on “Weekly Roundup: Best Children’s Books, Baby Toys, Games, & More! June 6 – 11, 2016”

  1. Golden Boy Bailey and the other Dog related books would be a welcome addition to out animal book library!

  2. My grandchildren love to read, and these new books look amazing. So many great choices to pick from , great ideas for some up coming birthdays.

  3. love this info i have a 1 year old and i am always trying to keep up with the newest development toys thanks for the great article

    1. Glad you like it Erica! We’re always reviewing all sorts of family-friendly products. Most weeks we announce new winners! All of our reviewers are parents and families.

  4. I love all of the research and time spent finding unique and yet educational toys and books for children. My 8 year old grandson loves to read and especially fond of animal stories. He has a little older dog named Oliver who has a limp and my grandson is so patient especially when taking him for walks with his mom.

  5. The Geometry strategy Game looks awesome! Will also be checking out the books you posted – can’t wait to get to the bookstore!

    1. Yeah, the Geometry Strategy game is so fun! Glad you’re going to check these out. For most of them, you can order directly from the publisher by clicking on the picture and checking the purchase options in our store.

  6. My granddaughter loves to read herself or someone to read to her. She is 5 years old. I hope her love of books continues as she gets older. I don’t think she has any of the books listed on here. Will definitely have to look into puchasing some for Christmas.

    1. That is great, Shelly! And it’s great that you’re encouraging her! Glad you found these recommendations helpful. Let us know if you need other ideas as Christmas gets closer. :)

  7. Love children’s books. My kids both have their own bookshelves. Haven’t heard of these books before so thanks for the info. New books!:)

    1. That’s great, Brandy! It’s nice that you encourage them to read. And we’re definitely glad to hear that you learned about some new books here.

    1. Hi Carolina! We really liked that one! If you end up getting it for you son, please let us know what he thinks!

  8. So many wonderful things there. My son would love the super captain brave man book . Thanks for sharing.

    1. Yes, that book is great! Hope you get a chance to check it out! Glad you learned about some cool new stuff here. Thanks for the comment.

  9. Great list! I think my little one would really like the On-the-Moove Activity Bar. About a week or two ago I had a friend mention the book Golden Boy Bailey, before speaking with them and reading this blog post, I’d never heard of the book – might need to check it out!

    1. We recommend both of those for sure! That’s so funny that Golden Boy Bailey seems to be following you around! haha. Our parent evaluators enjoyed that book a lot. Definitely recommended.

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