Weekly Roundup: Award-Winning Educational Books, Growth Carts + More! 7/22 – 7/28

This week’s Roundup of Mom’s Choice Award winners features tons of educational children’s books, growth charts + 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 July 22, 2018 to July 28, 2018.

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

Award-Winning Children's book — The Gang at Baxter's Corner Gift Set Includes “What A Tree It Will Be!” – Story About Cooperation, Folkmanis Puppet, 18x54 Canvas & Grow Chart Decal

The Gang at Baxter’s Corner Gift Set Includes “What A Tree It Will Be!” – Story About Cooperation, Folkmanis Puppet, 18×54 Canvas & Grow Chart Decal

At Baxter’s Corner, their mission is to inspire children to develop essential skills that affect behavior choices. Their products work together to prompt play and discussions that enrich a child’s understanding of fundamental concepts and help to develop essential skills. How their products work together: Each removable wall decal features an illustration from one of our story books. As your child becomes familiar with the stories, the decals will reinforce the conversations you have about the book or from the Go Beyond section. The canvases are paintings of puppet animals on which the stories are based. They are great for developing your child’s imagination, encouraging your child to embellish the stories with their own details.

Educational Products:
Toddlers

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Taking Flight For Girls Going Places
Written by Kathy Greene Lahey

It can be exciting and a little frightening to move out into the world on your own, whether it’s simply to the mall with friends or off to college or career. For teen girls who are beginning to take charge of their own lives and decisions, it can be a serious stressor – for both the girls and for those who care about them. As girls gain independence and leave behind that parental safety net, the dilemma becomes: how will she keep herself safe?

Unfortunately most girls are not taught basic safety principles which can help prevent, avoid, or deal with the many dangers in the world. This new juvenile nonfiction book, Taking Flight For Girls Going Places, is designed to help teen girls and young women maintain independence and safety. It helps prepare them for the many hazards they may face. With over 1600 safety tips, the book highlights simple preventive measures and self-defense strategies that offer increased awareness, deeper confidence, and various options to challenges.

Young Adult Books:
Self-Improvement

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Award-Winning Children's book — Taking Flight For Girls Going Places
Award-Winning Children's book — Rosie Nutmeg And The MeMooshies

Rosie Nutmeg And The MeMooshies: The Incredible Plant Project
Written and illustrated by Janet Block

Rosie Nutmeg, a young budding plant scientist with a BIG BLOOMING imagination, invites you into her colorful backyard where curiosity, kindness, and family values grow. She’s an inquisitive little sprout who loves to laugh, learn, and play outside in her greenhouse every day.

Will her dream of creating the most distinctive hybrid plants in the world with human-like characteristics come true? Or, does Mother Nature have a different and unimaginable surprise for her? The Incredible Plant Project is the first book in a NEW EDUCATIONAL series for children aged 3-8. FUN-TO-READ rhymes and STIMULATING artwork work together to broaden their imaginations through play and learning.

Children’s Picture Books:
Adventure, Adventurers & Heroes

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Reindeer In Here

Reindeer In Here is a marvelous way to enliven the holidays with an enduring family tradition. The fun begins the moment this cute, cuddly plush reindeer arrives weeks before Christmas, the first gift of the holiday season!

Included is a storybook that tells the charming tale of how this adorable reindeer’s early arrival came to pass. Children excitedly pore over the pages, discovering endearing details about their newfound companion, whose small physical stature and mismatched antlers stand out from the rest of the pack. In the process, kids learn to honor and appreciate their own and others’ uniqueness.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Preschoolers

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Award-Winning Children's book — Reindeer In Here
Award-Winning Children's book — Oakley Gift Set Includes “Oakley in Knots” – Story About Respect, Folkmanis Puppet, 18x18 Canvas & Wall Decal

Oakley Gift Set Includes “Oakley in Knots” – Story About Respect, Folkmanis Puppet, 18×18 Canvas & Wall Decal

Another Baxter’s Corner favorite to inspire children to develop essential skills that affect behavior choices.  They are great for developing your child’s imagination, encouraging your child to embellish the stories with their own details. The book is designed to grow with your child as he/she enters various stages of development.

Educational Products:
Toddlers

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My Nana Was A Free-Range Kid: By Nancy Peek Youngdahl
Written by Nancy Peek Youngdahl; Illustrated by Victor Guiza; Edited by Outskirts Press

In the 1940s and 50s, children were allowed to run free, play outside, and use their imaginations, without parents constantly hovering over them and fearing for their safety. It was a glorious time to be a child! Nana’s stories which are told to her great-grandchildren, are all true. “My Nana Was A Free Range Kid” is a valuable children’s book and encourages respect of elders which is beneficial today, even if those old days were “weird”.

You will love 8-year-old Adalee’s way of story-telling and her expressions of love for her great-grandparents and the contagious joy for the stories she shares. That joy brings such honor to our older generation as well. The stories tie in many different lessons in what “not to do” and the different themes throughout the book will surely hold imagination long beyond the last page. Family history is a very valuable commodity! It is not often that we see a children’s book with content of substance.

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

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Award-Winning Children's book — My Nana Was A Free-Range Kid
Award-Winning Children's book — I'm Not Just Different

I’m Not Just Different
Written by Allison Davis Denning; Illustrated by Thelma Kathleen Ferry; Edited by Alex Denning

A story about a boy who was deemed “just different” by everyone until he got a diagnosis of Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome when he was 12 years old and the struggles he overcame on his way to that diagnosis. Humor and reality collide for a truly warm hug of a book. Written by a Mom who was frustrated on her way to this diagnosis for her son. She was able to put into words a child can understand about some of the traits of Autism and hopefully reach parents, teachers and children to assist in an early diagnosis.

Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8):
Fiction – General

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Fred Gift Set Includes “Sideways Fred” – Story About Determination, Folkmanis Puppet, 18×18 Canvas & Wall Decal

Each removable wall decal features an illustration from one of our story books. As your child becomes familiar with the stories, the decals will reinforce the conversations you have about the book or from the Go Beyond section. The canvases are great for developing your child’s imagination, encouraging your child to embellish the stories with their own details. Begin by reading each page of rhyme, talk through what you see in the drawing in the story book associated with what you have just read. As your child begins to talk, go to the wall decal that matches the story and point to the picture. This helps your child learn to apply the vocabulary they are building to the world around them. The wall paintings are also designed for early learning of colors and shapes. Your child will have fun using the puppet to act out scenes from the story as well as develop his or her own adventures for the puppet.

As children grow, they begin to understand many concepts. Conversations about the stories will help your child develop critical thinking skills and learn how to make good choices. Activities in the Go Beyond section of each book, including the Stop & Think page, will give you many ways to talk through the process of making choices based on a growing sense of empathy and an understanding of consequences.

Educational Products:
Toddlers

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Award-Winning Children's book — Fred Gift Set Includes “Sideways Fred” – Story About Determination, Folkmanis Puppet, 18x18 Canvas & Wall Decal
Award-Winning Children's book — Ellema Gift Set Includes “Ellema Sneezes” – Story About Respect, Folkmanis Puppet, 18x18 Canvas & Wall Decal

Ellema Gift Set Includes “Ellema Sneezes” – Story About Respect, Folkmanis Puppet, 18×18 Canvas & Wall Decal

At Baxter’s Corner, their mission is to inspire children to develop essential skills that affect behavior choices. Their products work together to prompt play and discussions that enrich a child’s understanding of fundamental concepts and help to develop essential skills. How their products work together: Each removable wall decal features an illustration from one of our story books.

As your child becomes familiar with the stories, the decals will reinforce the conversations you have about the book or from the Go Beyond section. The canvases are paintings of puppet animals on which the stories are based. They are great for developing your child’s imagination, encouraging your child to embellish the stories with their own details.

Educational Products:
Toddlers

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Classic Horses by Piccoli Horses

The sound of silence is not something you want to hear in a house with children. One tech toy company, Piccoli Horses, hopes to conquer this unhealthy phenomenon with huggable toy horses and a free learning app. Choices, choices! Pick your horse from a variety of colors and then select a saddle that’s created just for a special boy or girl.

Each horse is handcrafted with high-quality fabric and features a large blue ribbon and beautifully-made custom saddle. Find this classic toy on Amazon, PiccoliHorses.com and across the country at specialty stores. All Piccoli Horses include the Piccoli Zoo App, a Free download for IOS and Android. With the free downloaded app, the child slides horse icons to the left to progress through the lesson. This language learning app is based on science and research – created by early education experts, parents and teachers.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Toddlers

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Award-Winning Children's book — Classic Horses by Piccoli Horses
Award-Winning Children's book — Boxy Girls (Doll + 6 Box Fashion Pack)

Boxy Girls (Doll + 6 Box Fashion Pack)

Boxy Girls love shopping online for anything fashion – shoes, clothes, bags, makeup, jewelry and more! They can’t wait to receive their online orders in packages shipped right to them! There are four Boxy Girls dolls to collect – Willa, Nomi, Brooklyn, and Riley, each of which comes with four shipping boxes to unbox.

Additional Fashion Packs can be purchased separately. Each Fashion Pack includes 6 shipping boxes filled with fashion surprises waiting to be opened.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 5 to 8

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Ally Gift Set Includes “Ally Alone” – Story about Resilience, Folkmanis Puppet, 18×18 Canvas & Wall Decal

Another Baxter’s Corner favorite to inspire children to develop essential skills that affect behavior choices.  They are great for developing your child’s imagination, encouraging your child to embellish the stories with their own details. The book is designed to grow with your child as he/she enters various stages of development.

Educational Products:
Toddlers

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Award-Winning Children's book — Ally Gift Set Includes “Ally Alone” – Story about Resilience, Folkmanis Puppet, 18x18 Canvas & Wall Decal

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