Weekly Roundup: Award-Winning Toys, Organizers, Books + More! 11/22 – 11/28

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This week’s roundup of Mom’s Choice Award winners features children’s picture books, toys, organizers + 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 November 22, 2020 to November 28, 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 — Who Are Our Heroes?

Who Are Our Heroes?: A reminder to say “thank you!” in the time of coronavirus and beyond
Written by Eliana Melmed; Illustrated by Amy Tian

This timely, rhyming picture book highlights the everyday heroes who make it possible for society to continue to function during this time of crisis – including diverse representations of mail carriers, teachers, grocery store workers, doctors, truck drivers, maintenance staff, and caretakers. The story ends with a reminder that when children wash their hands and follow pandemic guidelines, they themselves are heroes, too. Written from the perspective of a young child spending time indoors, the story focuses on the incredible individuals who continue to contribute their time, effort, and resources to ensure that life can continue to go on. With beautiful, hand-drawn illustrations offset with large-print text, this story is a must-read for all ages.

Children’s Picture Books:
Health & Safety

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The Nevergreen Tree
Written and illustrated by Robert DiDonato

Not turning green with envy is a good thing-even if you’re an evergreen tree. This sweet story teaches children to be happy with who they are.

Children’s Picture Books:
Values & Life Lessons

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Award-Winning Children's book — The Nevergreen Tree
Award-Winning Children's book — Tex the Explorer

Tex the Explorer: Journey Through the Alphabet
Written by Ellie Smith; Illustrated by Eyen Johnson

Tex is a young T-Rex. He loves to explore. For his birthday his parents gave him tickets to a prehistoric museum. Tex is off on a journey through the alphabet!

Children’s Picture Books:
Basic Concepts

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StoryBricks® Letter Board

Don’t just say it, build it! Inspire numeracy and literacy by encouraging kids to practice math, spelling, and reading with the Creative QT StoryBricks® Letter Board. Your little learners will love creating words and messages with easy to read black and white StoryBricks letters. The original brick building Letter Board on the market, StoryBricks Letter Board is compatible with all major brands of building bricks, including LEGO®, and comes with more than 285 letter board accessories, including two (2) removal tools to make clearing the Letter Board a two-second job. Perfect for the side of the fridge, the filing cabinet, and more! Don’t have a magnetic surface? No problem! We’ve included a handy easel, so you can prop up your StoryBricks Letter Board anywhere, from your kitchen to your classroom. Available in Grey, Blue, or Green.

This magnetic message board is not associated or endorsed by LEGO. LEGO is a trademark of the LEGO® Group of companies. Creative QT products are laboratory tested for compliance with requirements and free of lead, cadmium, and phthalates so you can play with confidence.

Educational Products:
Ages 5 to 8

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Award-Winning Children's book — StoryBricks® Letter Board
Award-Winning Children's book — SlideAway® Basket

SlideAway® Basket

No ordinary toy basket, the patent-pending Creative QT SlideAway® Basket stops the spread of toy clutter. Kids love having an identified play space and we know they’re going to pour out their toys to play. Give them the space to find what they are looking for and still have it easy to clean up! Pour toys right onto the integrated play mat, and let little imaginations run wild without a wild mess. To clean up, lift the built-in handles to quickly slide toys out of sight. Our stylish basket with matching lid measures 12″ tall with a 15″ diameter, including a 52” built-in, durable play mat with a 3” lip to keep toys contained. Perfect for building bricks, magnetic building toys, dress up dolls, toy cars, and more. Never step on painful toys again! Available in 4 patterns.

Gear & Accessories:
Bedding & Room Decor

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Mini SlideAway®

Manage tabletop clutter or play on-the-go with the Creative QT Mini SlideAway®. Kids love to bring their toys with them; parents love keeping toys contained. This combines the best of both worlds, making cleanup a breeze. Our stylish bag measures 9” tall with a 4” diameter, about the same size as a large water bottle, and includes a 15″ built-in play mat. Simply open the drawstring, pour toys right onto the integrated tabletop play mat, and let little imaginations run wild. Toys slide away for storage with a quick pull of the handles and are sealed up tight with the drawstring closure. Our Mini SlideAway is perfect for storing building bricks, crayons, toy cars, snacks and more. Carry toys anywhere from the restaurant to kids’ sporting practice with the sturdy handle that’s easy-to-grab from the bottom of your bag. As easy as Pour, Play & SlideAway®. Available in 6 patterns.

Gear & Accessories:
Totes, Diaper Bags & Slings

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Award-Winning Children's book — Mini SlideAway®
Award-Winning Children's book — Lyin' Brian the Cryin' Lion

Lyin’ Brian the Cryin’ Lion
Written by Terry Ayrault; Illustrated by RedRose Art; Edited by Paige Blakeslee

Brian the Lion can’t stop lying. His tales grow taller and more ridiculous until his friends can’t take it anymore. When they call him out for lying, Brian feels bad and starts crying so much, the whole jungle gets wet. That’s when Brian realizes his true talent.

Children’s Picture Books:
Animal Kingdom

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Everybody Deserves a Hug
Written by Doug Snelson; Illustrated by Renée Snelson

“Everybody deserves a hug;
A loving squeeze, an inward tug.”

“Everybody Deserves a Hug” written by Doug Snelson delivers a timeless, universal message of love, kindness, understanding, and inclusion. Endearing and warm rhyming text amplifies the vivid and striking color illustrations created by his designer-illustrator daughter, Renée. The illustrations exude the joy and hope exhibited by the book’s whimsical characters.

Children’s Picture Books:
Bedtime Stories

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Award-Winning Children's book — Everybody Deserves a Hug
Award-Winning Children's book — Dogfish Saves the Ocean

Dogfish Saves the Ocean
Written by Rita Reed; Illustrated by Craig Cartwright; Edited by Wolf Design and Marketing

Dogfish is enjoying a beautiful day in the ocean when suddenly he sees his friend Turtle with a straw stuck in his snout! After he calls his friends to help, they all discover that ocean pollution is a BIG problem!

Join Dogfish and his friends as they learn more about pollution and what they can do to help. Dogfish Saves the Ocean is a fun, colorful book that teaches children about pollution, and taking care of our oceans. We can ALL make a difference!

Children’s Picture Books:
Basic Concepts

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BABY – 2-in-1 Cleansing and Barrier Wipes

A beautifully effective 2-IN-1 cleansing and barrier protection wipes that protects yours and your baby’s skin.

A fully compostable bamboo fibre wipe enriched with nourishing botanicals and certified organic oils.

Effortlessly cleans, deeply moisturises and protects the skin. As you wipe it cleans and soothes while leaving a gentle antibacterial layer of oil that creates a barrier to help protect skin from irritation.

To easily wipe away sticky messes without any irritation.

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

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Award-Winning Children's book — BABY - 2-in-1 Cleansing and Barrier Wipes
Award-Winning Children's book — Adventures of a Pangopup

Adventures of a Pangopup: Endangered & Misunderstood Book 2
Written by Terri Tatchell; Illustrated by Ivan Sulima

Who needs rules? Not this adventurous pangolin. He’s tired of staying safe inside!

Pangopup is convinced he is old enough to leave his burrow and see the world. When his mother disagrees, the naughty pup waits for her to fall asleep and sneaks away. Outside, he meets a mischievous DIK DIK who is eager to show him some fun. However, DIK DIK’s idea of fun isn’t necessarily PANGOLIN proof and Pangopup finds himself in more and more danger as their explorations of the African landscape take them further from his burrow.

On the surface “Adventures of a Pangolin” is about a naughty pangolin who thinks he knows better than his mom. But look deeper, and it’s a story about kindness, navigating peer pressure, learning from our mistakes, and above all the power of unconditional love.

Kids love the fact-filled spread at the end of the story where they can learn about the pangolin and dik dik, ways to help endangered animals, and even how to draw them!
Endangered & Misunderstood is an ongoing series of children’s picture books that takes a different approach to the serious subject of lesser-known endangered animals, with an emphasis on laughter, adventure, and themes everyone can relate to.

Children’s Picture Books:
Animal Kingdom

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Abracadabra Whoopsie
Written by Adam Kargman; Illustrated by Tristan Tait

What if you could make your little sister disappear? When Jordy discovers a magic wand, he learns he can do just that. But after the wand is stolen, Jordy must recover it or risk losing his sister forever!

Children’s Picture Books:
Values & Life Lessons

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Award-Winning Children's book — Abracadabra Whoopsie
Award-Winning Children's book — A Tractor Named Wilbur

A Tractor Named Wilbur: Friendships Last Forever
Written by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne; Illustrated by Holly Humphrys-Bajaj

WILBUR is a small, shy tractor. He loves cutting the grass for Jim. But what happens when he must find a new home? Will Jim still be his friend? Who will the new owner be? WILBUR would love for you to take him home and read about his adventure. A Tractor Named Wilbur is the first in a fun series coming your way!

Children’s Picture Books:
Bedtime Stories

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