Weekly Roundup: Self-Improvement Books, Educational Toys, Baby Care Products + More! 3/1 – 3/7

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This week’s Roundup of Mom’s Choice Award winners features children’s self-improvement books, educational toys, baby care products + 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 March 1, 2020 to March 7, 2020.

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 — You Are My Sunshine

You Are My Sunshine
Written by Kathryn Cloward, Mary K. Cloward; Illustrated by Aneeza Ashraf

Children shine with happiness for Kathryn the Grape’s You Are My Sunshine, another captivating Kathryn the Grape Let’s Read Together Series book that weaves together stories and songs for people of all ages to enjoy.

Children’s Picture Books:
Growing Up / Personal Growth

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Wheels on the Bus
Written by Kathryn Cloward, Mary K. Cloward; Illustrated by Aneeza Ashraf

Children ride joyfully all through the town for Kathryn the Grape’s Wheels on the Bus, another captivating Kathryn the Grape Let’s Read Together Series book that weaves together stories and songs for people of all ages to enjoy.

Children’s Picture Books:
Growing Up / Personal Growth

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Award-Winning Children's book — Wheels on the Bus
Award-Winning Children's book — Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Written by Kathryn Cloward, Mary K. Cloward; Illustrated by Aneeza Ashraf

Children twinkle with delight for Kathryn the Grape’s Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, another captivating Kathryn the Grape Let’s Read Together Series book that weaves together stories and songs for people of all ages to enjoy.

Children’s Picture Books:
Growing Up / Personal Growth

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Three Little Kittens
Written by Kathryn Cloward, Mary K. Cloward; Illustrated by Aneeza Ashraf

Children purr with pleasure for Kathryn the Grape’s Three Little Kittens, another captivating Kathryn the Grape Let’s Read Together Series book that weaves together stories and songs for people of all ages to enjoy.

Children’s Picture Books:
Growing Up / Personal Growth

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Award-Winning Children's book — Three Little Kittens
Award-Winning Children's book — The Littlest Angel

The Littlest Angel: Learns To Fly
Written by Terri Whiting; Illustrated by Pardeep Mehra; Edited by Bobbie Hinman

He is the littlest angel in heaven, and he doesn’t know how to fly! He tries SO hard to fly, but doesn’t have the courage to open his wings. What happens to him when he falls off the cloud and lands on Earth? With encouragement from the gentle voice above and his new friends on earth, will the littlest angel ever have the courage to fly? A beautifully illustrated, sweet story about friendship, determination and faith. The pictures in this adorable picture book will take you and your children, or grandchildren, on a heavenly adventure.

Children’s Picture Books:
Bedtime Stories

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The Animal In Me, Too
Written by Laurie C. Tye; Illustrated by Thomas D. Mangelsen, Bud Spencer

Award winning wildlife photographer, Thomas D. Mangelsen, has the pictures popping off each page. Children will love participating in story time as it captivates their active imaginations. Laurie uses animals with their unique behaviours and provides colorful and fun examples for children to learn more about themselves and the natural world around them. It is a great educational book teaching children about thoughts, feelings and emotions. It is an eye catching coffee table book, a delightful bed time story book, a wonderful book for teachers and educators, a must have addition to any library and an enjoyable book for everyone.

Children’s Picture Books:
Values & Life Lessons

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Award-Winning Children's book — The Animal In Me, Too
Award-Winning Children's book — The Animal In Me is very plain to see!

The Animal In Me is very plain to see!
Written by Laurie C. Tye; Illustrated by Thomas D. Mangelsen, Bud Spencer

“The Animal In Me” has been the number one best seller in galleries around the country. It has sold out of Barnes and Noble and other traditional book stores. Award winning wildlife photographer, Thomas D. Mangelsen, has the pictures popping off each page. Children will love participating in story time and even making up their own scenarios. From humming birds to tigers, chipmunks to swans, bears and moose; these animals and their unique behaviors are colorful and fun examples for children to learn more about themselves and the natural world around them. It is a wonderful educational children’s book teaching children about thoughts, feelings and emotions. It is a great coffee table book, a great bed time story book, a great book for everyone. This is a must have book for every household and makes a great gift as well. Buy one for yourself, your friends, and your child’s teacher. They will love it!

Children’s Picture Books:
Values & Life Lessons

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Robo Pets Unicorn Remote Control Toy

The Robo Pet Unicorn is perfect for introducing kids to basic programming skills while playing with and nuturing their robot companion. Kids can use remote control button controls or simple hand gestures to guide this toy robot around the room, or watch their faces light up with wonder as this toy navigates obstacles on its own in Adventure Mode.

For first-time programmers, the included treat toys act as programmable “keys.” These program keys are coded with specific directional commands that let kids program a sequence of moves for their pet to perform – up to 30 moves! This interactive mode allows kids to learn basic pet care skills by “feeding” their unicorn, and also grooming the unicorn’s mane with the included comb.

Designed using kid-safe materials, this RC robot pet features life-like pet sounds and bright, color-changing light-up LED eyes. Includes (1) 3.7V rechargeable battery, USB charging cable and remote control (requires 2 AAA batteries). For ages 3 and up.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 5 to 8

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Award-Winning Children's book — Robo Pets Unicorn Remote Control Toy
Award-Winning Children's book — Old MacDonald

Old MacDonald
Written by Kathryn Cloward, Mary K. Cloward; Illustrated by Aneeza Ashraf

Children frolic on the farm for Kathryn the Grape’s Old MacDonald, another captivating Kathryn the Grape Let’s Read Together Series book that weaves together stories and songs for people of all ages to enjoy.

Children’s Picture Books:
Growing Up / Personal Growth

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Moosh-Moosh

Moosh-Moosh Plushies are the softest, squishiest, cuddliest plush buddies on the market today. The award winning new soft plush toy is getting rave reviews from children, tweens, teens, and kidults! Made from the softest plushest fabric, kids will love Moosh-Moosh Plushies and will squish them, play with them, and cuddle with them from morning to night. Carry them in the car, to school, or on vacation because your Moosh-Moosh Plushie will be your cuddly squishy new best friend.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 5 to 8

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Award-Winning Children's book — Moosh-Moosh
Award-Winning Children's book — MEIYA THE MOUSE ALL NATURAL RUBBER TOY

MEIYA THE MOUSE ALL NATURAL RUBBER TOY

Made from all-natural rubber, The Meiya the Mouse all Rubber Squeaker Toy is ideal for teething babies. Easily gripped by tiny hands, it is designed with both soft and hard parts to help soothe a baby’s irritated gums and keep them happy.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Babies

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Little Rosie Rodeo: Cowgirl For Reals
Written by Lexi Kinney; Illustrated by Marinella Aguirre

“…fun-filled, action-packed story written in rhyme… A delightful read.” — Readers’ Favorite

Little Rosie Rodeo loves to race as fast as she can to win the prize: those sparkly buckles. She couldn’t do this without the help of her horse B-Bar, who’s also her best friend. Together they race for those buckles that twinkle like stars. A delightful rhyming story about the rodeo and the bonds of friendship.

“There has always been something magical about the relationship between little girls and their equine friends. Little Rosie Rodeo captures that bond perfectly and tells an inspiring story of two best friends—a little girl and her horse.” —Kent L. Sturman, Direction, ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy

“A delightful story that showcases rod

Children’s Picture Books:
Growing Up / Personal Growth

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Award-Winning Children's book — Little Rosie Rodeo: Cowgirl For Reals
Award-Winning Children's book — Lil 'O' Blossom Tender Newborn Wash

Lil ‘O’ Blossom Tender Newborn Wash

This rich lathering, head-to-toe cleanser is our most gentle formula intended for newborn’s sensitive skin. Precious Moringa Oil has essential hydrating nutrients to make hair clean, soft and silky, while moisturizing and soothing delicate skin and scalp. Chamomile and honey help soothe tender skin.

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

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Kids Create Absurdity

Kids Create Absurdity is a hilarious party and family game. It generates loads of laughter coupled with hugely playful social interactions. While the game play is modeled after the popular Cards Against Humanity game, Kids Create Absurdity is entirely kid- and family-friendly and introduces highly enjoyable twists that ramp up the fun factor and players’ engagement level.

The game box contains a whopping 350 Answer cards and 95 Question cards, an abundance that keeps things fresh and funny no matter how many times you’ve previously played. This fast-moving family entertainment plays incredibly well across a broad range of ages. Kids, friends, parents and grandparents frequently gather around the same table, equal partners in lighthearted competition, fun and frivolity! The aforementioned twists include RANDOM cards that allow players to show their zany theatrical side – singing, doing impressions, telling stories and more, while BLANK ANSWER cards let players creatively author their own answer in hopes of taking the game by storm!

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 5 to 8

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Award-Winning Children's book — Kids Create Absurdity
Award-Winning Children's book — Kidoodle.TV®

Kidoodle.TV®

Kidoodle.TV® is a family-focused Safe Streaming™ channel committed to ensuring children have a safe alternative to stream their favorite TV shows and movies on a platform with no adult content. Available in over 140 countries, on thousands of connected devices, Kidoodle.TV is the place where parents and caregivers can trust that their children will be safe and not exposed to something harmful or inappropriate online. Every piece of content available on Kidoodle.TV is strictly vetted by caring people committed to protecting children. The Kidoodle.TV Quality Assurance team is made up of real people (mostly grandparents) who watch every single episode before it makes its way onto Kidoodle.TV’s streaming service.

With a brightly colored, easy-to-use, customizable interface, Kidoodle.TV offers households unlimited access to a vast library of quality, brand-name entertainment and educational shows completely free. There’s no obligation to sign up or create an account. However, creating an account allows customers to access the Parents Room where they can use the parental controls, upload personal videos with Family Moments™, or view without ads. Premium account fees vary depending on the region.

Apps & Software:
Ages 5 to 8

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Kathryn the Grape’s Unique Compass
Written by Kathryn Cloward, Samantha Prince; Illustrated by Molly Alice Hoy

I am unique. In Kathryn the Grape’s Unique Compass, book five in the Kathryn the Grape Affirmation Series, a magical compass helps Kathryn the Grape follow her heart by doing what she loves and sharing her unique abilities with others to live her purpose. Kathryn the Grape is unique by just being herself, and so are you! Everyone is unique.

Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8):
Self-Improvement

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Award-Winning Children's book — Kathryn the Grape's Unique Compass
Award-Winning Children's book — Kathryn the Grape's Piece of Love

Kathryn the Grape’s Piece of Love
Written by Kathryn Cloward; Illustrated by Molly Alice Hoy

I am love. In Kathryn the Grape’s Piece of Love, book three in the Kathryn the Grape Affirmation Series, discover how we all have an important piece to contribute in helping our planet and each other. As Kathryn the Grape and her classmates connect their puzzle pieces, we are able to see how being kind and helpful creates a ripple effect of love and peace on our planet. Kathryn the Grape is love by just being herself, and so are you! Everyone is love.

Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8):
Self-Improvement

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Kathryn the Grape’s Magical Wand
Written by Kathryn Cloward; Illustrated by Molly Alice Hoy

I am magical. In Kathryn the Grape’s Magical Wand, book one in the Kathryn the Grape Affirmation Series, a magical wand helps Kathryn the Grape overcome fear, get rid of nervous bubbles, help others in need, and try new things. Follow along as Kathryn the Grape discovers that everything magical she experiences comes from within her. Kathryn the Grape is magical by just being herself, and so are you! Everyone is magical.

Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8):
Self-Improvement

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Award-Winning Children's book — Kathryn the Grape's Magical Wand
Award-Winning Children's book — Kathryn the Grape's Kindness Confetti

Kathryn the Grape’s Kindness Confetti
Written by Kathryn Cloward, Samantha Prince; Illustrated by Molly Alice Hoy

I am kind. In Kathryn the Grape’s Kindness Confetti, book four in the Kathryn the Grape Affirmation Series, magical confetti helps Kathryn the Grape shift from choosing to be mean to choosing to be kind. Follow along with Kathryn the Grape and her friends at camp and see how sprinkling kindness confetti helps everyone choose kindness. Kathryn the Grape is kind by just being herself, and so are you! Everyone is kind.

Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8):
Self-Improvement

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Kathryn the Grape’s Joyful Adventure
Written by Kathryn Cloward, Jennie Lapointe; Illustrated by Molly Alice Hoy

I am joyful. In Kathryn the Grape’s Joyful Adventure, book seven in the Kathryn the Grape Affirmation Series, the story of how Maggie became a butterfly inspires Kathryn the Grape to feel free to fly. Follow along with Kathryn the Grape as she reviews her treasure box of tools of love and starts to help others by being a messenger of love. Kathryn the Grape is joyful by just being herself, and so are you! Everyone is joyful.

Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8):
Self-Improvement

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Award-Winning Children's book — Kathryn the Grape's Joyful Adventure
Award-Winning Children's book — Kathryn the Grape's Grateful Garden

Kathryn the Grape’s Grateful Garden
Written by Kathryn Cloward; Illustrated by Molly Alice Hoy

I am grateful. In Kathryn the Grape’s Grateful Garden, book six in the Kathryn the Grape Affirmation Series, a magical key helps Kathryn the Grape open her heart in gratitude for all she has and all she is. Follow along as she achieves an important goal. Kathryn the Grape is grateful by just being herself, and so are you! Everyone is grateful.

Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8):
Self-Improvement

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Kathryn the Grape’s Colorful Journey
Written by Kathryn Cloward; Illustrated by Molly Alice Hoy

I am colorful. In Kathryn the Grape’s Colorful Journey, book two in the Kathryn the Grape Affirmation Series, a magical charm bracelet helps Kathryn the Grape discover how to shine her colorful light. Follow along as Kathryn the Grape discovers the colors for belonging, excitement, trusting, love, saying what you need to say, seeing, and learning. Kathryn the Grape is colorful by just being herself, and so are you! Everyone is colorful.

Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8):
Self-Improvement

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Award-Winning Children's book — Kathryn the Grape's Colorful Journey
Award-Winning Children's book — Kathryn the Grape Let's Read Together Series - 10 Book Series

Kathryn the Grape Let’s Read Together Series – 10 Book Series
Written by Kathryn Cloward, Mary K. Cloward; Illustrated by Aneeza Ashraf

KATHRYN THE GRAPE LET’S READ TOGETHER SERIES (10 BOOK SUBMISSION)
All book are retail $13.99

Children’s Picture Books:
Growing Up / Personal Growth

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Itsy Bitsy Spider
Written by Kathryn Cloward, Mary K. Cloward; Illustrated by Aneeza Ashraf

Children spin a web of wonder for Kathryn the Grape’s Itsy Bitsy Spider, another captivating Kathryn the Grape Let’s Read Together Series book that weaves together stories and songs for people of all ages to enjoy.

Children’s Picture Books:
Growing Up / Personal Growth

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Award-Winning Children's book — Itsy Bitsy Spider
Award-Winning Children's book — I Love My Friends. A Book For Kids Only

I Love My Friends. A Book For Kids Only
Written and illustrated by Bogdan Papandopol

I Love My Friends. A Book for Kids Only has been named among the best in family-friendly media, products and services by the Mom’s Choice Awards®. The book gathers a series of drawings and puzzles, along with objects attached to animals.
This book will challenge your kids to learn the animals, the letters and the numbers. They’ll love this book!

Children’s Picture Books:
Distinctive Illustration

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I Am Happy Being Me
Written by Kathryn Cloward; Illustrated by Aneeza Ashraf

Awarded Best Children’s Song at the 2017 IMC Awards, I Am Happy Being Me is now a book with an expanded story and vibrant illustrations in addition to an award-winning song. Children will feel happy reading along with I Am Happy Being Me, another captivating Kathryn the Grape Let’s Read Together Series book that weaves together stories and songs for people of all ages to enjoy.

Children’s Picture Books:
Growing Up / Personal Growth

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Award-Winning Children's book — I Am Happy Being Me
Award-Winning Children's book — Gemma Nursing Sweatshirt

Gemma Nursing Sweatshirt

The flattering & functional ‘V’ design in the front of this top hides 2 zippers for easy & discreet nursing. Moms can also easily pump in it without having to remove or lift up their shirt. The Gemma sweatshirt is the perfect top for lounging at home or wearing out for a stroll with baby. Moms often tell us they wear it to work as well! The fabric is luxuriously soft on the inside and outside and will keep you warm and cozy all season. Plus, we use a bi-stretch cotton fabric which means it is extremely comfortable for a woman’s changing body, allowing moms to wear the Gemma top during all three trimesters, breastfeeding and afterwards.

Gear & Accessories:
Clothing

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Five Little Monkeys
Written by Kathryn Cloward, Mary K. Cloward; Illustrated by Aneeza Ashraf

Children jump with joy for Kathryn the Grape’s Five Little Monkeys, another captivating Kathryn the Grape Let’s Read Together Series book that weaves together stories and songs for people of all ages to enjoy.

Children’s Picture Books:
Growing Up / Personal Growth

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Award-Winning Children's book — Five Little Monkeys
Award-Winning Children's book — Can You Hear the Poppies?

Can You Hear the Poppies?
Written by Laurie C. Tye; Illustrated by Thomas D. Mangelsen, Bud Spencer

A delightful book teaching children that it is ok to be different. Beautiful pictures by world renown Thomas D. Mangelsen.

Children’s Picture Books:
Values & Life Lessons

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Buckaroo Chuck; Cowboy For Reals
Written by Lexi Kinney; Illustrated by Marinella Aguirre

A day in the life of the young farmer, Jax! Visit with all of the chickens, pigs, cows, goats, sheep, and other farm animals as Jax does his daily chores with a go-get-em attitude.

Told in an easy rhyming style and beautifully illustrated, the book’s message is that everyone, no matter how small, has a role in life and enriches those around them with love and purpose.

Children’s Picture Books:
Growing Up / Personal Growth

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Award-Winning Children's book — Buckaroo Chuck; Cowboy For Reals
Award-Winning Children's book — Arggh! Ball Jumbo Color-Changing Stress Ball

Arggh! Ball Jumbo Color-Changing Stress Ball

The colorful Arggh! Ball is a calming toy that lets kids go to their happy place with every squish. These stress balls are fun to squeeze, smash and make great fidget toys to have on hand when kids need to relax and refocus. Additionally, every squish makes the Arggh! Ball change colors! These sensory balls are made with a rugged outer layer (no latex), and are filled with nontoxic gel, letting kids squish and stretch with glee. For kids who need to tone their hands and forearm muscles for improved fine and gross motor abilities, these extra large squishy balls get both hands working together to kneed the ball.

The calming stress ball can be used as a tactile sensory toy, an effective ADHD toy, or just a silly squishy ball to pass around with friends and family. Whichever way you use it, this jumbo stress ball will have you saying goodbye to every “Arggh” with each squish. For ages 8+.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 9 to 12

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Animal Jax; Cowboy For Reals
Written by Lexi Kinney; Illustrated by Marinella Aguirre

A day in the life of the young farmer, Jax! Visit with all of the chickens, pigs, cows, goats, sheep, and other farm animals as Jax does his daily chores with a go-get-em attitude.

Told in an easy rhyming style and beautifully illustrated, the book’s message is that everyone, no matter how small, has a role in life and enriches those around them with love and purpose.

Children’s Picture Books:
Growing Up / Personal Growth

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Award-Winning Children's book — Animal Jax; Cowboy For Reals
Award-Winning Children's book — Alphabet Train

Alphabet Train
Written by Kathryn Cloward; Illustrated by Aneeza Ashraf

Children connect with cheer for Kathryn the Grape’s Alphabet Train, another captivating Kathryn the Grape Let’s Read Together Series book that weaves together stories and songs for people of all ages to enjoy.

Children’s Picture Books:
Growing Up / Personal Growth

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