Weekly Roundup: Award-Winning Books, Apps, Newborn Swaddle + More! 8/19 – 8/25

This week’s Roundup of Mom’s Choice Award winners is jam packed with tons of educational books, toys, apps, newborn items and something for those stretch marks you just can’t get rid of! 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 August 19, 2018 to August 25, 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 — ZOOM TUBES RC CAR TRAX

ZOOM TUBES RC CAR TRAX

Zoom Tubes RC Car & Twist & turn tubular trax. With 25 pcs and 12 feet of tubes! Car lites & strobes for non-stop racing fun! Tubes can made into infinite configurations ! Zoom up, Zoom down, Zoom sideways and all around!

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 5 to 8

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The Shoeshine of Kabul
Written by Zahra Omar Shansab

Young Malik earns money as a shoeshine and learns to survive the streets of Kabul.

Young Adult Books:
Fiction – General

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Award-Winning Children's book — The Shoeshine of Kabul
Award-Winning Children's book — The Deception

The Deception
Written by Lauren Hudson

The Deception, second in The Ascension trilogy, finds triplets Felix, Jinx, and Desdemona Anchor with little time to bask in the glory of their victory over Jane and her army of captive Asterians. What begins as a competition to select the newest member of the Asterian Society quickly becomes a series of adventures that push the Anchors’ powers to their limits.

Young Adult Books:
New Age & Indigo Topics

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Tex the Explorer: Journey to Mars
Written by Ellie Smith; Illustrated by Eyen Johnson

Tex is a young T-Rex who loves to explore. For his birthday his parents gave him a rocket ship. Tex is off to explore Mars!

Children’s Picture Books:
Peoples, Places & Cultures

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Award-Winning Children's book — Tex the Explorer
Award-Winning Children's book — SwaddleDesigns Ultimate Swaddle

SwaddleDesigns Ultimate Swaddle

Baby soft, breathable, lightweight cotton flannel blanket with a beautiful decorative edge is a great gift and everyday essential. The generous size and square shape makes it easy to swaddle. Many uses include: great sunshield, playmat for tummy time, privacy throw when breastfeeding, and a favorite cuddle blanket. A forever favorite that will be used and treasured for many years. New parents love the helpful instructional label sewn to the blanket that makes swaddling easy as 123 Swaddle. Made in USA with USA cotton

Miscellaneous:
Other

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Staying in the Thriver Zone: A Road Map to Manifest a Life of Power and Purpose
Written by Suan M. Omillian

Reclaiming the Lives of Women Who Have Been Abused Find a Life of Power and Purpose on the Journey from Survivor to Thriver! Are you a dreamer? Do you dream about how you would like your life to go forward? For those who have experienced violence and abuse in our lives, it’s easy to lose hope that any of our dreams will ever come true. You need a road map to help you manifest the life of your dreams! Author Susan Omilian has successfully used The Road Map for the Journey to the Real YOUTM to assist hundreds of women complete their journey from victim to survivor to thriver.

Adult Books:
Life Challenges

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Award-Winning Children's book — Staying in the Thriver Zone
Award-Winning Children's book — Snow Day! A Story Told in 24 Poem Forms

Snow Day! A Story Told in 24 Poem Forms
Written and illustrated by CA Nobens

Full of winter fun, Snow Day! is a picture book to delight young children and the adults reading it, as well as being a story carried along from poem to poem like a chapter book that will engage and entertain primary and middle school readers. Plus, it’s a wonderful poetry forms learning tool!

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

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She-Bear in the Beautiful Garden
Written by Ellen Gillette; Illustrated by Ellen Gillette (cover art by Andrea Cox)

When Heartmaker tells She-Bear that she and her beloved Cub shared a special destiny, she can’t imagine what it could be. She is just a simple bear, after all. And when the destiny unfolds, it is nothing that she would have asked for. Still, she trusts Heartmaker. Join She-Bear and her friends as they experience both the joys of the Beautiful Garden, and its challenges.

Children’s Picture Books:
Bedtime Stories

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Award-Winning Children's book — She-Bear in the Beautiful Garden
Award-Winning Children's book — Owen & Eleanor Move In

Owen & Eleanor Move In
Written by H. M. Bouwman; Illustrated by Charlie Alder; Edited by Naomi Krueger

Owen and Eleanor Move In is a story about what it means to have a home…and what it means to be a friend.

When eight-year-old Eleanor moves into the bottom half of a duplex with her family, she is not happy. The situation needs to change, and she knows just how to fix it. Eleanor’s seven-year-old neighbor Owen is excited to meet her — finally, someone to play with who isn’t his little brother! But when Eleanor asks Owen to help her escape back to her old home, he’s not sure…What should a friend do?

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

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Moji Moji

Moji Moji is an iPad app for young learners developed in collaboration between award-winning artists and animators in Tokyo, and parents, teachers, and developers in the United States. As they traverse six worlds, children collect the Moji Moji characters through tracing and spelling challenges that exercise their motor, auditory, and phonics skills. Each world in Moji Moji was translated from hand-drawn storyboards and watercolor landscapes into a dynamic and beautifully realized learning experience. The platform includes adaptive sound design that reacts as students progress through each level and reinforces phonetic and visual association for each new letter and word.

Educational Products:
Preschoolers

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Award-Winning Children's book — Moji Moji
Award-Winning Children's book — Kai and Ty Go to Hawaii

Kai and Ty Go to Hawaii
Written by Adam T. Newman

My name is Tyler, but everyone calls me Ty. If you think crazy things never happen when I am with my cousin Kai… You’d be wrong. During a fun family vacation to Hawaii, Tyler and his cousin Kai meet the Island’s greatest magician who tells them about an ancient lava rock field. He forewarns them that although they may be tempted, under no circumstances may they remove a lava rock off the Island, for if they do, they would be cursed with bad luck FOREVER… or at least until the lava rock gets returned back to its home. The boys aren’t sure what to believe. They wouldn’t steal a lava rock off the Island after being told not to… would they?

Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8):
Fantasy, Myths & Legends

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Jesus is Risen!: An Easter Pop-up Book
Written and illustrated by Agostino Traini

From the empty tomb to Jesus’ appearance to the disciples, the story of Jesus’ triumph over death is told with vibrant pop-ups by renowned paper artist Agostino Traini. Perfect as a gift, this book brings the Easter story to life in a whole new way for children.

Children’s Picture Books:
Body, Mind & Spirit

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Award-Winning Children's book — Jesus is Risen!
Award-Winning Children's book — Intensive Treatment Stretch Mark Butter

Intensive Treatment Stretch Mark Butter

Ingredients Proven to Prevent & Repair Stretch Marks: Three powerful ingredients with proven results for the best stretch mark prevention and repair! Biopeptides help firm and restore skin’s elasticity, Darutoside is a rich blend of plant extracts that trigger collagen renewal, proven to visibly reduce the appearance of stretch marks and Algisium-C which helps to heal, smooth and improve the appearance of stretch marks.

Safe for Pregnancy & Nursing; Free From Parabens, Phthalates, Mineral Oils, Sulfates and Artificial Colors. Allergy and Irritant Free

Personal Use Products (Skin Care, Health Care, etc.):

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Gracie’s Guide: Gracie Learns About Addiction
Written by Angie Wilson; Illustrated by Ashley Teets

Gracie has a friend who has troubles at home and she wants to help. She finds out his parents have a problem with addiction to drugs and talks to her mom and others in order to understand and help her friend.

Juvenile Books (Level 2 – Ages 9 to 12):
Inspirational / Motivational

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Award-Winning Children's book — Gracie’s Guide: Gracie Learns About Addiction
Award-Winning Children's book — Gillie Can Share

Gillie Can Share
Written and illustrated by Sarah-Leigh Wills

Gillie is a young rabbit who loves to do things! Today, Gillie is baking her favourite thing, cookies! Gillie loves to share, and she likes to share her cookies with her family and friends. Gillie bakes cookies with Daddy, and she makes sure that Mummy, Grandma and Grandad get a cookie each. Who else will get one of Gillie’s cookies?  “Gillie Can Share” is the start of a series of books that gently teach children the basics of being nice to others, sharing their things and being considerate of others. Gillie doesn’t think about “can’t”, Gillie does! The books are a lovely way of teaching children to have confidence in what they do.

Children’s Picture Books:
Basic Concepts

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Freeda The Frog™ Is On The Move
Written by Nadine Haruni; Illustrated by Tina Modugno; Edited by Mascot Books

In this third book in the Freeda The Frog™ children’s book series, Freeda & her new larger family need to move to a bigger lily pad. This froggy tale aims to help children worrying about moving away from their friends, family & homes see that there’s always a silver lining.

Children’s Picture Books:
Family Life

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Award-Winning Children's book — Freeda The Frog™ Is On The Move
Award-Winning Children's book — Excerpts from an Unknown Guidebook

Excerpts from an Unknown Guidebook: Book I: Phases of the Moon
Written by Josef Bastian; Illustrated by Patrick McEvoy

There’s a story in the story Like a wheel within the wheel Spiraling forever Through the world we see and feel. There’s a tale within the fable Like a gear within the gear Marking time forever Until the secret is revealed . . . In every age, across time and space, there have been Folktellers. These are the select few who have been chosen to collect and share the stories that must be told.

Juvenile Books (Level 2 – Ages 9 to 12):
Fantasy, Myths & Legends

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Code & Learn Space Ship

Introduce children to basic programming and coding with these fun, light up, infrared remote control playmates. In mode one, use the coding card deck and color grid map to challenge your child to find the right path to a destination by entering directional instructions into the remote control. A great tool for learning sequencing, directions, problem solving and logic. These products align with the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) standards. Requires three AA batteries (included) and two AAA batteries (not included). Ages 5+ years.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 5 to 8

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Award-Winning Children's book — Code & Learn Space Ship
Award-Winning Children's book — Awaken - The Awakening of the Human Spirit on a Healing Journey

Awaken – The Awakening of the Human Spirit on a Healing Journey: The Best Revenge Series
Written by Susan M. Omilian

Living Well is the Best Revenge! This compelling story, based on true events, is written from the victim’s point of view and depicts how manipulation, intimidation, and cruelty of violence against women can be devastating and lasting. 19-year-old Lacey Lockwood, a beautiful, smart college student, is murdered by her possessive, controlling ex-boyfriend. After her death, she becomes trapped inside the body of Lisette La Tour, a straight-talking, no-nonsense stripper, who has been wounded by an abusive childhood and who dances under the name of “Attila the Hunny.” Lacey and Lisette share the spotlight on stage as well as on an urgent journey to avenge what has happened to them, move beyond the abuse in their lives, and discover that living well is, indeed, the best revenge. This inspirational story shows how anyone can triumph if they have forgiveness, courage, and strength.

Adult Books:
Self-Improvement

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One Comment on “Weekly Roundup: Award-Winning Books, Apps, Newborn Swaddle + More! 8/19 – 8/25”

  1. Thanks for sharing another wonderful list,we certainly love reading about books. I think my grandson would love the ZOOM TUBES RC CAR TRAX.

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