Weekly Roundup: Books, Baby Strollers + More! 9/20 – 9/26

award-winning baby stroller

This week’s roundup of Mom’s Choice Award winners is short, but sweet! It features award-winning children’s books, a stroller + 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 September 20, 2020 to September 26, 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 — The Tickle Squid

The Tickle Squid
Written by Amy Oettle; Illustrated by Delphine Pagès

A spunky little squid is determined to find a job. All the other fish have one… even Crab Bob! Will she ever find her purpose in the sea?

Children and adults will both enjoy the irresistible rhyming story, bright colorful illustrations, and the sweet anticipation of silly tickles. A true bedtime mainstay!

Recommended for babies, toddlers and children under 5.

Children’s Picture Books:
Animal Kingdom

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The Lonely Little Star & La Estrellita Solitaria: Our differences may help us discover our destiny
Written and illustrated by Cathy Summar Flynn

Our differences may help us discover our destiny…

After much anticipation, the day is finally here! Mr. and Mrs. Twilight are happy to announce the arrival of their Lonely Little Star. While different from other stars in the nursery to the happy parents, he is absolutely perfect!

In a society where, from the youngest to the eldest, only perfection is acknowledged…could it be that our differences, not normally accepted or understood, may actually cause us to discover our destiny?

Everyone, at some point, will feel different. The Lonely Little Star is a reminder of just how universal our personal experiences really are. Every child should have the chance to know what it feels like to be loved and to know they have been chosen for a unique destiny.

Walk hand and heart with the Lonely Little Star through his first journey in this all-new interactive series. Find the hidden “Destiny Star” on each page to help guide the Lonely Little Star on his pilgrimage to find his special place in the universe.

Children and adults alike will enjoy being a part of his triumphs, while also identifying with his struggles. Along the way we will all be cheering, “Shine, shine our treasured star. Shine because of who you are!”

With a charming blend of storytelling and endearing illustrations, this book is a great way for parents to help teach their children that they were purposefully created, are loved, and are destined for great things.

The Lonely Little Star is a great tool for inspiring compassion and embracing diversity, all the while helping children maintain confidence even in the face of life’s many challenges.

The Lonely Little Star, “Keepsake Book” would make a wonderful addition to every home, school, and library.

Great News! The Lonely Little Star is also available in Spanish: La Estrellita Solitaria

Children’s Picture Books:
Bedtime Stories

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Award-Winning Children's book — The Lonely Little Star & La Estrellita Solitaria
Award-Winning Children's book — The Garden and The Glen

The Garden and The Glen
Written by Elizabeth Moseley; Illustrated by Maggie Green

A tiny blue butterfly is chased out of a yellow garden because she does not blend in. She flees to the nearby forest glen, where she encounters a colorful band of woodland creatures; then learns that her new friends were expelled from the same garden for the same reason—being different.
The blue butterfly’s courage threatens the garden bully and emboldens the residents of the glen to realize their greatest power. A Queen, a mystical potion, and the fate of their natural world hang in the balance. The blue butterfly alone holds the key.
The Garden and the Glen is about the magic that finds us when we’re brave enough to be our unique selves.

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

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Lennon Bruce Fire Breather
Written by Kate Bartlein; Illustrated by Yip Jar Design

Lennon Bruce loves turning into a dragon. Except when he gets mad and changes from a friendly, helpful dragon into a terrifying fire-breathing monster! Being a fire-breathing dragon is great when it comes to roasting marshmallows, but angry dragons can be a little scary. With his mom’s help, Lennon Bruce finds a way to calm his big, fiery feelings.

Children’s Picture Books:

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Award-Winning Children's book — Lennon Bruce Fire Breather
Award-Winning Children's book — Contours Bitsy Elite

Contours Bitsy Elite

You and your little one can travel with ease in the stylish and sleek Contours Bitsy Elite lightweight stroller! The easy one-hand fold makes traveling with your kiddo a breeze and the compact size is small enough to fit in most airplane overhead compartments. It’s the perfect travel companion for your busy family both in and out of town!

You’ll love the modern features including luxurious knit fabric, a leatherette handle, and mesh in the seat area for maximum breathability. For the ultimate on-the-go flexibility, the Bitsy Elite is compatible with 35+ infant car seats, no separate car seat adapter needed.

Gear & Accessories:
Travel

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Award-Winning Children's book — Oodles and Oodles of Noodley Noodles

Oodles and Oodles of Noodley Noodles
Written by Cindy Ninni Grant; Illustrated by Katie Weaver; Edited by Chelsea Tornetto
Sam K. Cabbage

Oodles and Oodles of Noodley Noodles, winner of the 2020 Kids Bookshelf Books Cover Design Award, by Cindy Ninni Grant, is a silly rhyming children’s book about a little girl named Charli who loves noodles! This children’s book takes young readers on an awesome adventure with Charli as she talks about all kinds of noodles she loves, including alphabets, macaroni and cheese and fettuccine.
This charming, hilarious, imaginative story is the perfect read-aloud book for children and lovers of noodles!
In this book, children will learn the names and characteristics of all kinds of noodles in a fun and exciting way. The author also sneaks in pronunciations of each noodle featured to help build children’s vocabulary of these yummy, Noodley noodles.
This book is also a great way to engage children in a discussion about noodles and how each noodle looks and how they are similar or different.
The artwork by illustrator, Katie Weaver, is colorful, appealing, and filled with plenty of humorous detail. The witty, vibrant illustrations, coupled with the funny, rhyming text, make this the perfect book to read.

Children’s Picture Books:
Humor

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