Weekly Roundup: Books About Being Thankful, Games, Apps + More! 10/27 – 11/9

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This week’s Roundup of Mom’s Choice Award winners features coloring books about being thankful (just in time for Thanksgiving!), educational apps, books, games & 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 October 27, 2019 to November 9, 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 — What Wonders Do You See... When You Dream?

What Wonders Do You See… When You Dream?
Written by Justine Avery; Illustrated by Liuba Syrotiuk

This is an invitation to a new nighttime ritual, a going-to-bed book that reminds us all that bedtime can be the most wonderful time of all…

The spellbinding style and alluring rhythm of Justine Avery’s writing are brought to life by Liuba Syrotiuk’s dreamlike watercolor illustrations to inspire children and adults to set aside the day’s excitement and drift into the adventure of sleep itself.

What Wonders Do You See… When You Dream? encourages calm and creativity, relaxation and imagination, and welcomes young and old alike to the blissful, magical time of bedtime.

Children’s Picture Books:
Bedtime Stories

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Tumblemaze

Let’s get this ball rolling! In this solo action gravity powered puzzle game, challenge yourself to roll stainless steel balls into specific spots with a minimum of trials, navigating between obstacles and using bonus walls to guide the balls into the right directions.
This ball rolling game using the forces of physics gets tougher with higher level challenges!

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Award-Winning Children's book — Tumblemaze
Award-Winning Children's book — The Thankful Unicorn

The Thankful Unicorn: Release Your Inner Magic
Written by Hayley Rose; Illustrated by Lynx Animation

The Thankful Unicorn: Release Your Inner Magic is an innovative and uplifting coloring book/gratitude journal is all about building self-esteem, promoting positivity and inspiring creativity in children and adults alike.

The Thankful Unicorn: Release Your Inner Magic coloring book/gratitude journal is filled with inspiring quotes, positive actions, and whimsical mermaid scenes with beautiful sea creatures, that will be sure to delight even the young at heart, leading to a more confident, kind and creative human.

A Great Gift for kids tweens, teens and adults: This is a wonderful activity book for Elementary, Middle School, Jr. High and High School students dealing with low self-esteem, bullying, stress, grief or depression. Perfect for girls age 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and up. Perfect for adults and the young at heart. Collect them all!

Juvenile Books (Level 2 – Ages 9 to 12):
Body, Mind & Spirit

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The Thankful Mermaid: I Am Kind
Written by Hayley Rose; Illustrated by Lynx Animation

The Thankful Mermaid: I Am Kind is an innovative and uplifting coloring book/gratitude journal that is all about building self-esteem, promoting positivity and inspiring creativity in kids and adults alike.

The Thankful Mermaid: I Am kind is filled with inspiring quotes, positive actions, and whimsical mermaid scenes with beautiful sea creatures, that will be sure to delight even the young at heart, leading to a more confident, kind and creative human.

Spark the imagination and explore the oceans: Beautiful black and white drawings of mermaids, seahorses, koi fish, starfish, sharks, dolphins, narwhals, whales, sea shells, crabs, clam shells, lobsters, puffer fish, eels, turtles, fish, sea dragons, shipwrecks and more

A Great Gift for kids tweens, teens and adults: This is a wonderful activity book for Elementary, Middle School, Jr. High and High School students dealing with low self-esteem, bullying, stress, grief or depression. Perfect for girls age 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and up. Perfect for adults and the young at heart. Collect them all!

Juvenile Books (Level 2 – Ages 9 to 12):
Body, Mind & Spirit

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Award-Winning Children's book — The Thankful Mermaid
Award-Winning Children's book — The Thankful Dragon

The Thankful Dragon: I Am Brave
Written by Hayley Rose; Illustrated by Lynx Animation

The Thankful Dragon: I Am Brave is an innovative and uplifting coloring book/gratitude journal that is all about building self-esteem, promoting positivity and inspiring creativity in kids and adults alike.

The Thankful Dragon: I Am Brave is filled with inspiring quotes, positive actions, and whimsical dragon scenes that will be sure to delight even the young at heart, leading to a more confident, kind and creative human.

A Great Gift for kids tweens, teens and adults: This is a wonderful activity book for Elementary, Middle School, Jr. High and High School students dealing with low self-esteem, bullying, stress, grief or depression. Perfect for girls age 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and up. Perfect for adults and the young at heart. Collect them all!

Juvenile Books (Level 2 – Ages 9 to 12):
Body, Mind & Spirit

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Sherlock Express

Help Sherlock find Moriarty’s accomplice! Each turn, observe the 6 suspects, and as alibis get placed down on the table, use your deductive skills to expose the culprit first and win the round! If none of the suspects are guilty, then Sherlock will finally catch his sworn enemy Moriarty.

Sherlock Express is a fast game of deduction where everyone is a suspect… until proven innocent!

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 9 to 12

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Award-Winning Children's book — Sherlock Express
Award-Winning Children's book — Red Light Green Light - Preschool Racing Game

Red Light Green Light – Preschool Racing Game

Finally, a preschool board game parents will want to play! Put the pedal to the metal in this fast-paced, easy to learn twist on a schoolyard classic. In Red Light Green Light players draw cards and press their luck as they race to the finish. Take it for a spin!

Ages 4+, 2-4 Players, 15 minute play time.

Racetrack is over 3 feet long!

Design your ride! Personalize your car with stickers to make it your own
Includes 57 Cards, 1 Jigsaw Puzzle Game Board, 4 Wooden Cars, 4 Traffic Cones, Stickers, and Instructions.

Chuckle & Roar is a a new children’s toy and game line available exclusively at Target!

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Preschoolers

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PECK – A Lonely, Little Lovebird Down Under
Written by Remi Nicole; Illustrated by Mabel Chong

A little lovebird named Peck lives happily in Australia with his animal friends until he starts to feel like he is the only one without someone to share his life with. Peck decides he must travel to a faraway land to find what his heart seeks, and through his many adventures, he learns to enjoy the journey.

Children’s Picture Books:
Values & Life Lessons

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Award-Winning Children's book — PECK - A Lonely, Little Lovebird Down Under
Award-Winning Children's book — Aye-Aye Gets Lucky - Endangered and Misunderstood Book 1

Aye-Aye Gets Lucky – Endangered and Misunderstood Book 1
Written by Terri Tatchell; Illustrated by Ivan Sulima

Join endangered and misunderstood Aye-Aye on his quest to win back the hearts of the people of Madagascar after his mischievous pranks get him banned and labelled bad luck. A story about empathy, self-acceptance, community and second chances.

Endangered & Misunderstood is an ongoing series of picture books that takes a different approach to the serious subject of lesser known endangered animals, with an emphasis on laughter, adventure and relatable themes. Proceeds from the sale of each book go directly to help the conservation of the featured animal. Proceeds from the sale of each book go directly to help conservation of the featured endangered animal. Teacher guides and activities for kids downloadable at www.Endangeredandmisunderstood.com

Children’s Picture Books:
Animal Kingdom

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MIRACLE OF LIFE: Luca the Lion
Written by Ornela Kotupanova – Sole; Illustrated by Lozana Angelova

A TRUE HEARTFELT STORY!
“A little book for your children to read, to help them understand love and life when things don’t go as they wished.”
– young lion cub exploring life learning about life, love, separation and loss.

Our stories are written to explain the hardest parts of life to children of all ages and walks of life. Wizards of Fables brings to you an eye-catching, friendly and interactive way to build memories as unique as the books themselves. One of a kind book inspired by real events available for personalisation!

The book comes in three lush packages, each including its perks and customisation options.
MAGE, SORCERER and WIZARD Pack. Starting from $38

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

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Award-Winning Children's book — MIRACLE OF LIFE
Award-Winning Children's book — Leo Gray and the Lunar Eclipse

Leo Gray and the Lunar Eclipse
Written and illustrated by K.J. Kruk

Who hasn’t dreamed of going to the moon? That dream for eleven-year-old Leo Gray is about to come true—but he’s in for the surprise of his life!

In the year 2113, most people live in robotically maintained homes, ride around in self-flying cars, and wear ozone-resistant clothes. Most people that is; just not Leo Gray’s parents. They’re stuck in the past, and science know-it-all Leo is completely fed up with his beyond-embarrassing living arrangement with them. But when he enters a rocket-building competition for a chance to attend the Lunar Academy, Leo’s luck finally seems to turn in his favor!

​Leo Gray and the Lunar Eclipse is an epic adventure set in a wonderfully imaginative, futuristic world overflowing with robots, anti-gravity sports, superhero-esque suspense, and page after page of laughter and heart that will leave boys and girls equally gripped under its spell!

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

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KeeKee’s Big Adventures in London, England
Written by Shannon Jones; Illustrated by Casey Uhelski; Edited by Lisa Pliscou

Travel lovers, buckle up and get ready to explore in KeeKee’s Big Adventures in London, the 5th picture in the award-winning KeeKee’s Big Adventures series.

Join KeeKee, the globe-trotting calico kitty, on her latest brilliant adventures in London. Along with her friend Willamb Sheepspeare, she’ll whisk readers through the majesty of England’s capital city—from Big Ben to Buckingham Palace to a proper English tea. (Pass the scones, please!)

It’s the perfect getaway for kids and families who love travel, adventure and exploring the world around them.

Children’s Picture Books:
Peoples, Places & Cultures

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Award-Winning Children's book — KeeKee's Big Adventures in London, England
Award-Winning Children's book — hifold

hifold

The world’s most adjustable high back weighs less than 10 pounds and can be folded and tucked into a storage bag or slung over a shoulder by the built-in carry strap for ultimate mobility. No more worries about the quick taxi ride with the kids or the Saturday soccer carpool, you can easily carry hifold from car to car. Safety, comfort and peace-of-mind are folded into every booster seat! Choose Racing Red™ or Slate Grey™.

Gear & Accessories:
Safety

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HelloBible

HelloBible is the #1 Christian subscription box for kids! Each month, families receive a colorful box centered around a particular Bible story. The box includes a storybook, fun activities, creative crafts and a parent guide to encourage family participation. Our mascot “Danny the donkey” takes the children on a journey through the Bible.

HelloBible is a creative, hands-on, and fun way to learn more about the Bible and to grow in faith.

Educational Products:
Ages 5 to 8

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Award-Winning Children's book — HelloBible
Award-Winning Children's book — Happy Numbers

Happy Numbers

Happy Numbers helps PK-5 teachers differentiate instruction and deepen students’ conceptual understanding of math.

The product is driven by pedagogy, while supported by technology (and not vice versa). We teach students to think math with elements such as visual modeling, virtual manipulatives and multiple representations of math concepts to give students the opportunity to explore the meaning behind math, creating connections and developing deep conceptual understanding.

Happy Numbers currently reaches over 300,000 students, 40,000 teachers and 2,000+ schools in all states across the United States.

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Galileo Premium Stroller/Tricycle

A revolutionary first of its kind 2 in 1 stroller and tricycle focusing on both the parents’ and toddler’s comfort and joy. Galileo StrollcycleTM is a unique complete folding tricycle for comfortable travel, mobility and storage. revolutionizing the family ride and stroll with the perfect lightweight stroller replacement.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Toddlers

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Award-Winning Children's book — Galileo Premium Stroller/Tricycle
Award-Winning Children's book — 100% Waterproof Cotton Memory Foam Floor Mattress

100% Waterproof Cotton Memory Foam Floor Mattress

ALL PURPOSE 100% WATERPROOF COTTON MEMORY FOAM FOLDING MATTRESS – If you are looking for a Camping Mattresses or a guest bed, the Hazli Twin Memory Foam Mattress is exactly what you need. Designed for maximum comfort and support, this portable mattress is perfect for any indoor and outdoor activities. Take this roll up mattress with you when traveling, camping or sleeping in your camper van.

MOST COMFORTABLE CAMPING FOLDABLE MATTRESS – Made of superior memory foam, beautifully covered by a 100% waterproof cotton machine washable cover, our twin floor mattress for sleep provides great comfort and relaxation on all your adventures.

VERSATILE AND LIGHTWEIGHT TWIN FOLDING MATTRESS: Our memory foam camping pad measures 75’’ Length, 36’’ Width and 3’’ Height. This portable mattress is folding in and out in seconds and it’s easy to carry and store.

SAFETY CERTIFIED FOLDING FOAM MATTRESS – We take extra care with our mats for sleeping on the floor to make sure that there are no harmful substances in the materials. The Hazli roll mattress is the ONLY camping memory foam mattress on Amazon Tested & Compliant with the Federal Children’s Product Safety Requirements which makes it the perfect floor mattress for kids.

Gear & Accessories:
Bedding & Room Decor

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