Weekly Roundup: Award-Winning Books, Toys & More! 1/13 – 1/19

Award-winning books

This week’s Roundup of Mom’s Choice Award winners features tons of educational books for the kids and a unicorn sprinkler! 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 January 13, 2019 to January 19, 2019.

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 — Tails, Scales, Fur, Purr, Oink

Tails, Scales, Fur, Purr, Oink
Written by Jennifer Foreman de Grassi Williams; Illustrated by jennifer Foreman de Grassi Williams, Bobbi kelly

The Williams family continues to share their home with a plethora of unwanted, rescued, injured and orphaned animals. Some are kind and soft, while others are smelly and can bite. All of them, quite unconsciously, teaches us invaluable life’s lessons. The mostly true stories are done in rhyme, which will be appealing to a younger audience, or to parents/grandparents who continue to give the gift of storytelling to their families. Each of the stories includes a factual guide, veterinarian approved, about how to care for these amazing of nature’s sentient beings.

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

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Mr Gringle’s Magical Wheelchair
Written by Natalie Gonchar

Mr. Gringle’s Magical Wheelchair is a playful, engaging children’s book about a young girl named Lisa and her friends, who are bullied by a couple of kids in their neighborhood.

As Lisa gains new confidence, she helps her friends defend themselves, too, making her a hero among her classmates. Could it really all be because of Mr. Gringle’s Magical Wheelchair? All kids long for stories about someone “just like them” — making disability representation especially important in children’s books. Filled with colorful and captivating illustrations, this unique story helps children with disabilities see themselves as capable, powerful and full of potential.

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

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Award-Winning Children's book — Mr Gringle's Magical Wheelchair
Award-Winning Children's book — Manners and Me

Manners and Me: An Easy-Peasy Guide for Kids and the Grown Ups Who Love Them
Written by Nancy Dorrier; Illustrated by Ralph Voltz

In this short, sweet, and quirky guide to proper manners for kids, Nancy Dorrier provides easy rules for parents to teach and children to follow. She includes tips such as listening when spoken to, speaking clearly, being polite and welcoming when meeting new people, and being on time. This book helps kids understand that being polite and having proper manners is important for everyone, and that there is much more to it than please and thank you! With fun illustrations and relatable examples, Dorrier makes it easy-peasy for all children to follow along and learn on the way.

Children’s Picture Books:
Developing Social Skills

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Ginormous Unicorn Sprinkler

If you’re gonna KEEP cool, you’ve got to BE cool. Take your summer game to the next level with our Ginormous 6-foot tall Unicorn Yard Sprinkler. It’s the missing piece to that epic birthday, pool party, BBQ, or reunion you’ve been planning (or dreading). Sure, the kids could run through the rusty ol’ sprinkler you keep in your shed, but if you want cool points with the family you’ve got to think BIGGER!

We made it super-simple to use, too. Just inflate it, and connect a standard garden hose. Turn on the water and voila! …water sprays out of the unicorn’s horn for everyone to enjoy. The inflatable design also means that it’s lightweight, easy to move, and deflates for compact storage in the off-season. Party saved!

Gear & Accessories:
Sports / Outdoor

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Award-Winning Children's book — Ginormous Unicorn Sprinkler
Award-Winning Children's book — Elephants Love Cowboys Too!

Elephants Love Cowboys Too!
Written by Carole N Sondrup; Illustrated by Richard L Marks; Edited by Mara Purl, Gail Harvey

Who can care for a two hundred pound infant who won’t stay little for long? Who can work with her to create a language both can understand? Who can share humor, offer reassurance, and learn the lessons of her heart? A cowboy can, and he did! Caring for Amy the elephant from infancy through adulthood, he forged one of the most unique cross-species relationships ever chronicled. Within these charming pages is the unique, true story of a compassionate man, his generous family, and the dear elephant who became part of their lives.

Children’s Picture Books:
Animal Kingdom

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Claire Lost Her Bear at the World’s Fair (with Benny Bear plush)
Written by Mark and Chris Mariano; Illustrated by Mark Mariano; Edited by Marc Goldner & Robert Gross

While visiting the 1964 New York World’s Fair with her family, Claire loses her favorite stuffed bear, Benny, but ends up finding something much more important – the close bonds between family. Brought to life by brothers Mark and Chris Mariano, this vibrant book intersperses interesting fun facts about the World’s Fair alongside its heartwarming story promoting family values. And now get the picture book with the stuffed animal! Hug Benny Bear in real life, but don’t lose him! Just like the story, find what truly matters in life and gift this teddy bear to someone special in your life.

Children’s Picture Books:
Historical Fiction

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Award-Winning Children's book — Claire Lost Her Bear at the World's Fair (with Benny Bear plush)

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