Weekly Roundup: Back-To-School, New Mom Items + More! 7/28 – 8/3

Award-winning back-to-school

This week’s Roundup of Mom’s Choice Award winners features tons of products for our new Moms including teethers, pregnancy books, baby wipes + more! We even have adorable back-to-school backpacks your little ones will love! 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 28, 2019 to August 3, 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 — Yum-Nutty Buckeye

Yum-Nutty Buckeye: Aunt Jeannie’s Best
Written by Kristin Anderson Cetone; Illustrated by Angela Archer; Edited by Create Space

Yum-Nutty Buckeye sniffs the aromas drifting up from the tote bags of the people below her. Oops! This curious buckeye nut falls from Granddaddy Buckaroo and begins her own savory journey of self-discovery. Book #3 in Buckaroo Buckeye series, The Tree in Me, a Tree-logy.

Children’s Picture Books:
Inspirational / Motivational

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WubbaNub

Years ago, Carla embarked on her first family vacation. With her newborn son, Bret, in tow, she looked forward to a relaxing week away from home. Baby Bret, however, was unable to relax without the comfort of his beloved pacifier. His pacifier was difficult for his tiny hands to grasp, and he dropped it often. Faced with a tearful child, Carla desperately needed a way to ensure that he was able to keep his pacifier nearby without her help. His favorite soft plush toy caught her eye, and she grabbed the hotel sewing kit. In a moment of inspiration, she sewed his pacifier onto his plush, and the first WubbaNub was born.

Gear & Accessories:
Teething & Pacifiers

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Award-Winning Children's book — WubbaNub
Award-Winning Children's book — Tiny Love Magical Tales Gymini Deluxe

Tiny Love Magical Tales Gymini Deluxe

The Magical Tales Black & White Gymini is a stylish activity gym designed to support newborn development from day one. With 18 developmental activities and interactive toys, it encourages baby’s skills as they naturally play. Contrasting black and white colors provide visual stimulation for newborns and the stylish design means parents are no longer forced to choose between development and style. The adjustable arches allow baby to grow alongside the mat and enhances tummy time with engaging satin ribbons, musical toys and a mirror for baby to play with.

Gear & Accessories:
Miscellaneous

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The Adventures of Keeno and Ernest: A New Friend
Written by Maggie van Galen; Illustrated by Joanna Lundeen Gallant

Can monkey’s fly? Keeno is determined to try when he meets A New Friend!

Keeno is a mischievous little monkey, and his best friend Ernest is a clever and responsible young elephant. One day, Keeno meets a fancy new friend who has him making all kinds of changes. Will this new acquaintance win him over? Will his tried and true friendship with Ernest be tested? Follow the adventures as Keeno finds himself lost, scared and soaking wet! In the end, Keeno learns two very valuable lessons about friendship and being himself.

Children’s Picture Books:
Values & Life Lessons

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Award-Winning Children's book — The Adventures of Keeno and Ernest
Award-Winning Children's book — The Adventures of Keeno and Ernest

The Adventures of Keeno and Ernest: The Diamond Mine
Written by Maggie van Galen; Illustrated by Joanna Lundeen Gallant

WILL ERNEST BE ABLE TO SAVE THE DAY FOR KEENO…AGAIN?

Keeno wants to give his mom a beautiful diamond from the nearby mine. His plan is to swap it out for the river rock he has found. Ernest explains this would be stealing, but Keeno decides it’s just a trade. Follow the adventure as Keeno finds himself in danger of being sent to the circus and relies on Ernest to rescue him yet again. In the end, Keeno learns two very valuable lessons about friendship and asking before taking.

Children’s Picture Books:
Values & Life Lessons

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The Adventures of Keeno and Ernest: The Banana Tree
Written by Maggie van Galen; Illustrated by Joanna Lundeen Gallant

WILL KEENO’S MONKEY BUSINESS GET HIM IN TROUBLE?

Keeno is a mischievous little monkey, and his best friend Ernest is a clever and responsible young elephant. One day Keeno spots a big, shiny banana tree, but it is far away—all the way on the other side of the river of their jungle home—and his parents have told him never to cross the river without an adult. Ernest reminds him of this, but Keeno decides to cross anyway. When he finds himself in great danger, he must rely on his friend Ernest to rescue him! In the end, Keeno learns two very valuable lessons about friendship and following family rules.

Children’s Picture Books:
Values & Life Lessons

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Award-Winning Children's book — The Adventures of Keeno and Ernest
Award-Winning Children's book — Stuck in Bed: The pregnancy bed rest picture book for kids ... and moms

Stuck in Bed: The pregnancy bed rest picture book for kids … and moms
Written by Jennifer Degl and Angela Davids; Illustrated by Jennifer Lynn Becker

This is a book about pregnancy bed rest from a child’s perspective. Kids ask a lot of questions, and this mom answers them with optimism and excitement. She reassures her son that although things will be different for a little while, the two of them can have a lot of fun in the meantime! Moms having a high-risk pregnancy can also use some reassurance, so we’ve included tips for you about how you can still be a fantastic mom, even when you’re stuck in bed. We’ll also show you how to make the most of your time together and guide you in talking to your child about bed rest in a positive way.

Children’s Picture Books:
Specialized Concepts / Differently Abled

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Scarlett + Michel | Smart Baby Clothes™

We make Smart Baby Clothes™ with soft organic cotton using our patent pending design of attaching the bib + accessories to the clothes. It’s Comfortable for baby and practical for the mommy on the go.

Gear & Accessories:
Clothing

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Award-Winning Children's book — Scarlett + Michel | Smart Baby Clothes™
Award-Winning Children's book — Root Beer Float Challenge

Root Beer Float Challenge

The tasty new game uses a unique gameplay strategy as players look to win the game by completing a series of solo, head-to-head and cooperative challenges using the ingredients of a Root Beer Float.

The Root Beer Float Challenge is intended to get people moving and active while playing a family fun, interactive game. The game is partially inspired by popular social media challenges that have gone viral. The theme of the Root Beer Float gives us elements for obscure challenges with silly staged components that make the game laugh-out-loud’ fun. On your turn, if you complete the challenge successfully, you earn an Ingredient card. But if you fail the challenge, your float will be sunk until your next challenge is achieved. The object of the game is to be the first player to build a complete Root Beer Float (root beer, ice cream, cherry and straw) and be named The Root Beer Float Challenge Champion!

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 9 to 12

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Reece’s Vintage Tales
Written by N. Reece Ho-Sheffield (N. Reece Ho)

Reece’s Vintage Tales, a sequel to the award-winning Reece’s Timeless Tales, is a collection of ten original and two adapted children’s stories. The tales are refreshingly humorous, inventive and exciting, with an unexpected plot twist that will keep readers, young and not-so-young, entertained. Three of the stories have Christian underpinnings.

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

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Award-Winning Children's book — Reece's Vintage Tales
Award-Winning Children's book — Queen Vernita Conquers the Volcanic Islands

Queen Vernita Conquers the Volcanic Islands
Written by Dr. Dawn Menge; Illustrated by Pamela Snyder

The Queen of the Land of Quails is preparing to travel to the mysterious Volcanic Islands to meet twelve of her wonderful new friends. After she leaves her loyal subjects in charge of keeping her castle safe from harm for the next year, Queen Vernita boards a boat and heads out on her latest adventure.

The Queen’s first stop is to visit her friend Nicole at the black sand beach at the bottom of a beautiful valley where she learns all about the hawksbill sea turtles and hawaiian monk seal. Her journey takes her to a new place every month, where she explores volcanoes, pink and orange sand beaches, walks along the hot lava, scuba dives under the sea, and learns about all the flora and fauna that call the islands their home. Along the way, the Queen meets many amazing new friends who are each special in their own way.

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

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My Brother Needs an Operation
Written by Anna Marie Jaworski; Illustrated by Linda Ball

My Brother Needs an Operation is the story of how Joey’s life was affected when his little brother, Alex, had to go to the hospital for surgery. The story shows different ways Alex’s hospitalization affected Joey. But My Brother Needs an Operation is more than that. This interactive book provides parents and children an opportunity to talk about their feelings. With a Hospital Diary and Activity section, this book will also be a part of your family’s history.

Few things are more stressful than having a child in the hospital. When you have more than one child, that stress is exacerbated by the fact that your time is divided in a whole new way. This book is meant to help families through the crisis of having a child hospitalized by comforting the hospitalized sibling and helping the entire family heal.

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

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Award-Winning Children's book — My Brother Needs an Operation
Award-Winning Children's book — Little Twig Calming Lavender Conditioner

Little Twig Calming Lavender Conditioner

Natural care for the whole family. Our mission at Little Twig is to provide families with the safest and most natural skincare and bath time products. We use certified organic ingredients, pure essential oils and the most effective natural botanicals available. Our commitment to natural care for the whole family helps make our world a healthier, happier place one tub at a time.

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

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Kamyla Chung and the Classroom Bully
Written by Ellwyn Autumn; Illustrated by Danh Tran; Edited by Ellwyn Autumn

Kamyla Chung loves school! Then one day everything changes when a classmate named Nikita begins to disrupt the classroom. Kamyla grows anxious about Nikita’s hurtful behavior. It’s hard to learn and have fun in school with Nikita constantly misbehaving. One day the two girls have an argument and Kamyla gets hurt. Afterwards, Kamyla learns of Nikita’s own struggles. Saddened by the unfortunate news, Kamyla rises to the challenge to help her troubled classmate.

Children’s Picture Books:
Values & Life Lessons

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Award-Winning Children's book — Kamyla Chung and the Classroom Bully
Award-Winning Children's book — Jeff's Journey

Jeff’s Journey
Written by Mindy Poist; Illustrated by Brandon Fall

Jeff’s Journey is a glimpse into the life of a young boy with autism. This story provides insight into some of the gifts and challenges inherent to children with special needs. This book is a light and informative way to teach typical children about a disorder that now affects more than 1 in 59 children in the United States each year.

Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8):
Inspirational / Motivational

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Jackson Reece Unscented Natural Baby Wipes

Most natural baby wipe in the world. Biodegradeable, compostable, and made only from all natural plant and vegetable extracts. Award winning wipes including the UK’s prestigious Mother & Baby Gold award for Best Baby Wipes. Certified compostable and biodegradable cloth made from 100% wood pulp, NO PLASTIC is used in our cloth. Soothing certified organic Aloe Vera, and more than 99.9% naturally derived ingredients from renewable vegetable or plant extracts. Hypoallergenic and dermatologically approved, and pH balanced for delicate baby skin.

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

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Award-Winning Children's book — Jackson Reece Unscented Natural Baby Wipes
Award-Winning Children's book — Food Fight for Parents of Picky Eaters

Food Fight for Parents of Picky Eaters: A Practical Hands on Guide Filled with Simple Solutions
Written by Chef Gigi Gaggero; Illustrated by Kellie Emery; Edited by Joe Coccaro

TAKE MEALTIMES BACK! Are you tired of questioning your own parenting techniques? Exhausted from being a short-order cook? Sick of feeding fast foods just to get your child to eat, and at your wit’s end over disruptive family dinners? Then Food Fight: For Parents of Picky Eaters is for you! While it’s easy to see picky eating as a phase, moderate-to-severe picky eating often coincides with serious issues like depression and anxiety that may later require intervention. Chef Gigi exposes the habits that inadvertently reinforce picky eating and helps parents navigate the challenging landscape by showing them the science behind flavor and awakening them to the culinary magic of umami—just like professional chefs have done for years!

Adult Books:
Parenting – Health, Nutrition, Fitness & Safety

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Dragon Times

Dragon Times is an educational fantasy card game that aims to motivate children to practice and memorize the multiplication tables in a fun and exciting way. Practicing multiplication facts becomes a magical adventure as children save the Amazing Dragons of Times using the Dragon Wizard’s spells. Children learn about factors, multiples, and division while saving and taming Dragons and restoring peace in a magical land. Save the most Dragons and try your luck with the Magic Spinner!

Educational Products:
Ages 9 to 12

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Award-Winning Children's book — Dragon Times
Award-Winning Children's book — DoodleMatic

DoodleMatic

Turn your handmade images into playable games! Through our simple, easy to use guides you will quickly learn game design concepts used by professionals around the world. With dozens of example games and thoughtful challenges, game design has never been simpler or more fun! Watch your drawings come to life as real mobile games on your tablet or phone. Share your creations on the web and be the best game designer in town. Explore your creativity and unleash your imagination. It’s time to Draw, Snap, Play!

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 9 to 12

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Chomp ‘N Chews Finger Teether

IT’S THE TEETHER YOU PUT ON YOUR FINGER, and the fun new way for parents to interact with their child during the teething period! The Chomp ‘N Chew’s teether easily fits on the parents finger and provides textured surfaces for your baby to bite and teethe on during teething periods. The teether is designed with raised offset surfaces that assist in the eruption of teeth by gently massaging the infants gums. The colorful Lion and Butterfly are easy for parent and baby to hold and sized for maximum effectiveness as a teether.

BPA FREE I 100% Food Grade Silicone I Safety Tested I Patent Pending

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Award-Winning Children's book — Chomp 'N Chews Finger Teether
Award-Winning Children's book — CARNAVAL -- Spanish Learning Songs

CARNAVAL — Spanish Learning Songs

Embark on a musical celebration with this festive collection of Spanish children’s songs from Whistlefritz, the award-winning producer of language programs for kids. Your Spanish-learning journey begins with a tour of the Spanish-speaking world in ¿De dónde eres? (Where are you from?), and continues with irresistible celebration-themed songs – Carnaval, Halloween, Thanksgiving – that teach children Spanish words for celebrations, family, food, camping, feelings, and much more! From calypso, soca, and soukous to New Orleans second line, jazz, Latin, and country, the CD’s diverse musical styles are a carnaval for the ears, featuring exciting new twists on beloved Spanish folksongs. Join the Carnaval and you’ll be singing along in Spanish in no time!

Audio Experiences:
Ages 5 to 8

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Bauble-Brite Buckeye: A Simply Marble-Us Adventure
Written by Kristin Anderson Cetone; Illustrated by Angela Archer; Edited by Create Space

Bauble-Brite Buckeye strains to see the sparkling object on the ground below. Kerplunk! This wishful buckeye nut falls from the mighty limbs of Granddaddy Buckaroo and gets carried away on her own bedazzling journey of self-discovery. Book #2 in Buckaroo Buckeye series, The Tree in Me, a Tree-logy.

Children’s Picture Books:
Inspirational / Motivational

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Award-Winning Children's book — Bauble-Brite Buckeye
Award-Winning Children's book — Annie Imagines

Annie Imagines
Written by Mary Elizabeth Smith; Illustrated by Linda Carol Carter

Annie is a girl who thinks she sees fairies but isn’t sure. She turns to her grandmother for an explanation and reassurance. Through a process of presenting imaginative encounters, Grandma elevates Annie s ability see things in a new way, allowing her creativity to soar.

This is the basis that builds Annie s, and any child’s self-esteem, confidence and aspiration. With individual and group activities and crafts, this captivating book
creates imaginative play for the home and classroom

Children’s Picture Books:
Imagine It!

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Animal Packers Kids Backpacks

Whimsical, original designed backpacks that are ethically sourced! Other features include
• Washable – “care bag” included
• Adjustable fit for Littles: Toddler – Early Elementary
• Lightweight – less than 1 pound
• Removable Name tag
• Shipped in re-usable, color-able box
• BPA, PVC and Phthalate free
High-quality, all finished seams, fully lined

Gear & Accessories:
Travel

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Award-Winning Children's book — Animal Packers Kids Backpacks

3 Comments on “Weekly Roundup: Back-To-School, New Mom Items + More! 7/28 – 8/3”

  1. So many great options. Food fight looks amazing. I have picky girls and this book would be great.

  2. I love your book selection- thinking of buying Jeff’s Journey for my son’s classroom. He is a special ed teacher for autistic children.

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