Weekly Roundup: Children’s Workbooks, Adult Books, Parenting Blogs + More!

award-winning children's workbooks

This week’s roundup of Mom’s Choice Award winners features adult books, children’s books, workbooks, 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 February 21, 2021 to February 27, 2021.

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 — Zippy's Special Gift

Zippy’s Special Gift
Written by Therese Van Ryan; Illustrated by Walter Policelli

Zippy the Zebra doesn’t like her stripes. She doesn’t want to stand out! Follow Zippy as she embarks upon a thrilling adventure with her animal friends that helps her realize everyone is perfect just the way they are.

Children’s Picture Books:
Specialized Concepts / Differently Abled

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You Can Do Anything!
Written by Steven J. Hattamer; Illustrated by Stacy Heller Budnick; Edited by Brook Vitale

Written for parents and children to enjoy together, You Can Do Anything! is a heartwarming story featuring the power of words and their effect on self-esteem. The story shows ongoing encouragement at a young age, instills confidence, and encourages self-reliance that lasts a lifetime.

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

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Award-Winning Children's book — You Can Do Anything!
Award-Winning Children's book — Where is Bejou?

Where is Bejou?
Written by Hiba Shublak; Illustrated by Hiba Shublak, Sam Vest, Pamela Rodil; Edited by Hiba Shublak

Where is Bejou is a picture book, it holds a crossover appeal for older audiences and to anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one, and animal lovers of all ages. Where is Bejou is within the context of positive social emotional development around grief and loss. Surrounded by optimistic friends and acquaintances, a frantic girl is looking for her lost dog, and begins to grasp an understanding of love and loss, and their eternal effect on her life. This light-hearted story emphasizes happiness and finding gratitude for having loved ones and for accepting our fate.

Children’s Picture Books:
Values & Life Lessons

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War at the Ice Cream Store
Written by Cheryl DaVeiga, Dave Gibson; Illustrated by Sarah Krogman, Dave Gibson, Jay Petsko

The first of the Frank TL Frogg and Friends series, War at the Ice Cream Store tells the story of one night at the Frozen Frogg, when Mustachio Pistachio and his “flavorite” flavor friends teach Bulli Vanilli a lesson in kindness and acceptance.

Children’s Picture Books:
Values & Life Lessons

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Award-Winning Children's book — War at the Ice Cream Store
Award-Winning Children's book — The Mediterranean Functional Lifestyle

The Mediterranean Functional Lifestyle
Written by Nikos Ligidakis

The Mediterranean Functional Lifestyle: Creative Recipes for Healthy Diets by Nikos Ligidakis is a gift for anyone who wants to eat and stay healthy. This book brilliantly showcases the old adage that “we are what we eat.” The author shares more than 250 original recipes for healthy dieting, designed for people who are focused on elimination diets, gluten-free diets, vegetarian, vegan, and many more.

The author shares information about and provides a cooking philosophy and diet mostly shaped by what the earth provides. It was not about one particular food with unique benefits but rather eating mostly plant-based, nutrient-dense foods and limited amounts of meats. Insights into the Early Hippocratic doctors establish a strong connection between their eating habits, their diet, and the Mediterranean diet. In the preface, Helene, the wife of the author, starts by telling readers their experience with the elimination diet and how they eliminated sugar, alcohol, dairy, eggs, corn, and gluten for three weeks. By the end of the third week, they lost weight and had much more energy. This book contains their secrets.

Adult Books:
Cooking, Food & Wine

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The Korner’d Challenge

The Korner’d Challenge is a puzzle that’s also a game! The rules are simple; just match the colors or animals on the tiles to the pattern on the board. Play all your tiles first to win! But here’s the catch: like a puzzle, each tile has only ONE unique location on the board where it can be played. Simple in design, but deceptive in execution. That’s The Korner’d Challenge! Includes double-sided game board and tiles for 2X’s the fun!

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 9 to 12

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Award-Winning Children's book — The Korner'd Challenge
Award-Winning Children's book — The Contours Options Elite V2

The Contours Options Elite V2

Now even better! The Contours Options Elite V2 stroller features all the great features that parents love including reversible seats, one-hand reclining seats, adjustable leg rests, zippered extensions on both canopies for more coverage, side access to the extra-large storage basket and a parent cupholder…plus a few new great features like the height-adjustable handle, quilted seats, and an improved easy-lift seat design to make it even easier to reverse the seats while on the go. This double stroller truly has it all!

Enjoy the convenience of versatile seating configurations to keep everyone happy for Face Forward, Face You, Face-to-Face and Back-to-Back seating options. Plus, the Options Elite V2 stroller offers an easy standing fold with both seats attached and a large basket for all your strolling necessities. Compatible with two infant car seats (car seat adapters sold separately) makes it easy to transport your twins, and when they get older, the stadium-style seating makes it easier for both to see the sights, with plenty of room between the seats for little legs.

Gear & Accessories:
Strollers

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Spatty Beauty Set

The Beauty Spatty® Tools are a MUST HAVE BEAUTY SPATULA™ Spatty® solves the problem of not being able to get your beauty products out of the container when it is no longer easy to get out! Spatty® fits into virtually any beauty product on the market: foundation, lipgloss, lotion, etc. Spatty® easily moves around the sides, corners, and bottom of beauty products to GET EVERY LAST DROP® of product! No more wasted product! Keeps money in your pocket! Spatty can save you hundreds of dollars! Spatty is great for mixing your own colors! Also by using a Spatty you keep your fingers and nails clean! Spatty is reusable and dishwasher safe!

Miscellaneous:
Other

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Award-Winning Children's book — Spatty Beauty Set
Award-Winning Children's book — Silly Socks & Other Stuff

Silly Socks & Other Stuff
Written by Bev Stone; Illustrated by Calvin Stone , Bev Stone

A modern anthology of mirthful children’s poems destined to delight parents and children alike. Based on common themes of childhood and enhanced with fun illustrations, Silly Socks & Other Stuff is sure to become a family favorite.

Juvenile Books (Level 2 – Ages 9 to 12):
Anthologies, Essays & Collections

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Playsongs Home

Playsongs Home is an integrated education program for infants and toddlers, developed by world-class musicians, music therapists, and gifted education experts.

It consists of 6 books, 24 videos and 5 toys under 5 themes.

The product is currently only available to purchase in South Korea.

Educational Products:
Preschoolers

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Award-Winning Children's book — Playsongs Home
Award-Winning Children's book — Play Smart Vehicle Picture Puzzlers 3+

Play Smart Vehicle Picture Puzzlers 3+
Written by The Play Smart series was created by the early education experts at Gakken Publishing, the number 1 educational publisher in Japan.

Fun-first activities—an engaging mix of mazes, matching games, picture puzzles and more—keep kids thoroughly entertained while they learn important, age-appropriate skills from focus and fine motor coordination to problem solving and social skills. Notes to parents on every page offer suggestions for building vocabulary and reasoning abilities as kids play their way through the book. The activities get progressively harder, helping little ones to build a sense of confidence as they progress. And more than 80 adorable stickers add to the excitement: kids choose a reward sticker after finishing each challenge. A wipe-off activity board completes the package.

Children’s Picture Books:
Activities, Crafts & Hobbies ( Includes Puzzles & Games)

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Play Smart Skill Builders 4+
Written by The Play Smart series was created by the early education experts at Gakken Publishing, the number 1 educational publisher in Japan.

Fun-first activities—an engaging mix of mazes, matching games, picture puzzles and more—keep kids thoroughly entertained while they learn important, age-appropriate skills from focus and fine motor coordination to problem solving and social skills. Notes to parents on every page offer suggestions for building vocabulary and reasoning abilities as kids play their way through the book. The activities get progressively harder, helping little ones to build a sense of confidence as they progress. And more than 80 adorable stickers add to the excitement: kids choose a reward sticker after finishing each challenge. A wipe-off activity board completes the package.

Children’s Picture Books:
Activities, Crafts & Hobbies ( Includes Puzzles & Games)

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Award-Winning Children's book — Play Smart Skill Builders 4+
Award-Winning Children's book — Play Smart Skill Builders 3+

Play Smart Skill Builders 3+
Written by The Play Smart series was created by the early education experts at Gakken Publishing, the number 1 educational publisher in Japan.

Fun-first activities—an engaging mix of mazes, matching games, picture puzzles and more—keep kids thoroughly entertained while they learn important, age-appropriate skills from focus and fine motor coordination to problem solving and social skills. Notes to parents on every page offer suggestions for building vocabulary and reasoning abilities as kids play their way through the book. The activities get progressively harder, helping little ones to build a sense of confidence as they progress. And more than 80 adorable stickers add to the excitement: kids choose a reward sticker after finishing each challenge. A wipe-off activity board completes the package.

Children’s Picture Books:
Activities, Crafts & Hobbies ( Includes Puzzles & Games)

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Play Smart Skill Builders 2+
Written by The Play Smart series was created by the early education experts at Gakken Publishing, the number 1 educational publisher in Japan.

Fun-first activities—an engaging mix of mazes, matching games, picture puzzles and more—keep kids thoroughly entertained while they learn important, age-appropriate skills from focus and fine motor coordination to problem solving and social skills. Notes to parents on every page offer suggestions for building vocabulary and reasoning abilities as kids play their way through the book. The activities get progressively harder, helping little ones to build a sense of confidence as they progress. And more than 80 adorable stickers add to the excitement: kids choose a reward sticker after finishing each challenge. A wipe-off activity board completes the package.

Children’s Picture Books:
Activities, Crafts & Hobbies ( Includes Puzzles & Games)

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Award-Winning Children's book — Play Smart Skill Builders 2+
Award-Winning Children's book — Play Smart School Skills 4+

Play Smart School Skills 4+
Written by The Play Smart series was created by the early education experts at Gakken Publishing, the number 1 educational publisher in Japan.

Fun-first activities—an engaging mix of mazes, matching games, picture puzzles and more—keep kids thoroughly entertained while they learn important, age-appropriate skills from focus and fine motor coordination to problem solving and social skills. Notes to parents on every page offer suggestions for building vocabulary and reasoning abilities as kids play their way through the book. The activities get progressively harder, helping little ones to build a sense of confidence as they progress. And more than 80 adorable stickers add to the excitement: kids choose a reward sticker after finishing each challenge. A wipe-off activity board completes the package.

Children’s Picture Books:
Activities, Crafts & Hobbies ( Includes Puzzles & Games)

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Play Smart Numbers 3+
Written by The Play Smart series was created by the early education experts at Gakken Publishing, the number 1 educational publisher in Japan.

Fun-first activities—an engaging mix of mazes, matching games, picture puzzles and more—keep kids thoroughly entertained while they learn important, age-appropriate skills from focus and fine motor coordination to problem solving and social skills. Notes to parents on every page offer suggestions for building vocabulary and reasoning abilities as kids play their way through the book. The activities get progressively harder, helping little ones to build a sense of confidence as they progress. And more than 80 adorable stickers add to the excitement: kids choose a reward sticker after finishing each challenge. A wipe-off activity board completes the package.

Children’s Picture Books:
Activities, Crafts & Hobbies ( Includes Puzzles & Games)

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Award-Winning Children's book — Play Smart Numbers 3+
Award-Winning Children's book — Play Smart Numbers 2+

Play Smart Numbers 2+
Written by The Play Smart series was created by the early education experts at Gakken Publishing, the number 1 educational publisher in Japan.

Fun-first activities—an engaging mix of mazes, matching games, picture puzzles and more—keep kids thoroughly entertained while they learn important, age-appropriate skills from focus and fine motor coordination to problem solving and social skills. Notes to parents on every page offer suggestions for building vocabulary and reasoning abilities as kids play their way through the book. The activities get progressively harder, helping little ones to build a sense of confidence as they progress. And more than 80 adorable stickers add to the excitement: kids choose a reward sticker after finishing each challenge. A wipe-off activity board completes the package.

Children’s Picture Books:
Activities, Crafts & Hobbies ( Includes Puzzles & Games)

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Play Smart Early Learning 3+
Written by The Play Smart series was created by the early education experts at Gakken Publishing, the number 1 educational publisher in Japan.

Fun-first activities—an engaging mix of mazes, matching games, picture puzzles and more—keep kids thoroughly entertained while they learn important, age-appropriate skills from focus and fine motor coordination to problem solving and social skills. Notes to parents on every page offer suggestions for building vocabulary and reasoning abilities as kids play their way through the book. The activities get progressively harder, helping little ones to build a sense of confidence as they progress. And more than 80 adorable stickers add to the excitement: kids choose a reward sticker after finishing each challenge. A wipe-off activity board completes the package.

Children’s Picture Books:
Activities, Crafts & Hobbies ( Includes Puzzles & Games)

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Award-Winning Children's book — Play Smart Early Learning 3+
Award-Winning Children's book — Play Smart Early Learning 2+

Play Smart Early Learning 2+
Written by The Play Smart series was created by the early education experts at Gakken Publishing, the number 1 educational publisher in Japan.

Fun-first activities—an engaging mix of mazes, matching games, picture puzzles and more—keep kids thoroughly entertained while they learn important, age-appropriate skills from focus and fine motor coordination to problem solving and social skills. Notes to parents on every page offer suggestions for building vocabulary and reasoning abilities as kids play their way through the book. The activities get progressively harder, helping little ones to build a sense of confidence as they progress. And more than 80 adorable stickers add to the excitement: kids choose a reward sticker after finishing each challenge. A wipe-off activity board completes the package.

Children’s Picture Books:
Activities, Crafts & Hobbies ( Includes Puzzles & Games)

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Play Smart Color & Shape Picture Puzzlers 2+
Written by The Play Smart series was created by the early education experts at Gakken Publishing, the number 1 educational publisher in Japan.

Fun-first activities—an engaging mix of mazes, matching games, picture puzzles and more—keep kids thoroughly entertained while they learn important, age-appropriate skills from focus and fine motor coordination to problem solving and social skills. Notes to parents on every page offer suggestions for building vocabulary and reasoning abilities as kids play their way through the book. The activities get progressively harder, helping little ones to build a sense of confidence as they progress. And more than 80 adorable stickers add to the excitement: kids choose a reward sticker after finishing each challenge. A wipe-off activity board completes the package.

Children’s Picture Books:
Activities, Crafts & Hobbies ( Includes Puzzles & Games)

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Award-Winning Children's book — Play Smart Color & Shape Picture Puzzlers 2+
Award-Winning Children's book — Play Smart Brain Boosters 4+

Play Smart Brain Boosters 4+
Written by The Play Smart series was created by the early education experts at Gakken Publishing, the number 1 educational publisher in Japan.

Fun-first activities—an engaging mix of mazes, matching games, picture puzzles and more—keep kids thoroughly entertained while they learn important, age-appropriate skills from focus and fine motor coordination to problem solving and social skills. Notes to parents on every page offer suggestions for building vocabulary and reasoning abilities as kids play their way through the book. The activities get progressively harder, helping little ones to build a sense of confidence as they progress. And more than 80 adorable stickers add to the excitement: kids choose a reward sticker after finishing each challenge. A wipe-off activity board completes the package.

Children’s Picture Books:
Activities, Crafts & Hobbies ( Includes Puzzles & Games)

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Play Smart Brain Boosters 3+
Written by The Play Smart series was created by the early education experts at Gakken Publishing, the number 1 educational publisher in Japan.

Fun-first activities—an engaging mix of mazes, matching games, picture puzzles and more—keep kids thoroughly entertained while they learn important, age-appropriate skills from focus and fine motor coordination to problem solving and social skills. Notes to parents on every page offer suggestions for building vocabulary and reasoning abilities as kids play their way through the book. The activities get progressively harder, helping little ones to build a sense of confidence as they progress. And more than 80 adorable stickers add to the excitement: kids choose a reward sticker after finishing each challenge. A wipe-off activity board completes the package.

Children’s Picture Books:
Activities, Crafts & Hobbies ( Includes Puzzles & Games)

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Award-Winning Children's book — Play Smart Brain Boosters 3+
Award-Winning Children's book — Play Smart Brain Boosters 2+

Play Smart Brain Boosters 2+
Written by The Play Smart series was created by the early education experts at Gakken Publishing, the number 1 educational publisher in Japan.

Fun-first activities—an engaging mix of mazes, matching games, picture puzzles and more—keep kids thoroughly entertained while they learn important, age-appropriate skills from focus and fine motor coordination to problem solving and social skills. Notes to parents on every page offer suggestions for building vocabulary and reasoning abilities as kids play their way through the book. The activities get progressively harder, helping little ones to build a sense of confidence as they progress. And more than 80 adorable stickers add to the excitement: kids choose a reward sticker after finishing each challenge. A wipe-off activity board completes the package.

Children’s Picture Books:
Activities, Crafts & Hobbies ( Includes Puzzles & Games)

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Play Smart Animal Picture Puzzlers 4+
Written by The Play Smart series was created by the early education experts at Gakken Publishing, the number 1 educational publisher in Japan.

Fun-first activities—an engaging mix of mazes, matching games, picture puzzles and more—keep kids thoroughly entertained while they learn important, age-appropriate skills from focus and fine motor coordination to problem solving and social skills. Notes to parents on every page offer suggestions for building vocabulary and reasoning abilities as kids play their way through the book. The activities get progressively harder, helping little ones to build a sense of confidence as they progress. And more than 80 adorable stickers add to the excitement: kids choose a reward sticker after finishing each challenge. A wipe-off activity board completes the package.

Children’s Picture Books:
Activities, Crafts & Hobbies ( Includes Puzzles & Games)

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Award-Winning Children's book — Play Smart Animal Picture Puzzlers 4+
Award-Winning Children's book — Play Smart Animal Picture Puzzlers 3+

Play Smart Animal Picture Puzzlers 3+
Written by The Play Smart series was created by the early education experts at Gakken Publishing, the number 1 educational publisher in Japan.

Fun-first activities—an engaging mix of mazes, matching games, picture puzzles and more—keep kids thoroughly entertained while they learn important, age-appropriate skills from focus and fine motor coordination to problem solving and social skills. Notes to parents on every page offer suggestions for building vocabulary and reasoning abilities as kids play their way through the book. The activities get progressively harder, helping little ones to build a sense of confidence as they progress. And more than 80 adorable stickers add to the excitement: kids choose a reward sticker after finishing each challenge. A wipe-off activity board completes the package.

Children’s Picture Books:
Activities, Crafts & Hobbies ( Includes Puzzles & Games)

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Play Smart Animal Picture Puzzlers 2+
Written by The Play Smart series was created by the early education experts at Gakken Publishing, the number 1 educational publisher in Japan.

Fun-first activities—an engaging mix of mazes, matching games, picture puzzles and more—keep kids thoroughly entertained while they learn important, age-appropriate skills from focus and fine motor coordination to problem solving and social skills. Notes to parents on every page offer suggestions for building vocabulary and reasoning abilities as kids play their way through the book. The activities get progressively harder, helping little ones to build a sense of confidence as they progress. And more than 80 adorable stickers add to the excitement: kids choose a reward sticker after finishing each challenge. A wipe-off activity board completes the package.

Children’s Picture Books:
Activities, Crafts & Hobbies ( Includes Puzzles & Games)

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Award-Winning Children's book — Play Smart Animal Picture Puzzlers 2+
Award-Winning Children's book — Play Smart Alphabet 3+

Play Smart Alphabet 3+
Written by The Play Smart series was created by the early education experts at Gakken Publishing, the number 1 educational publisher in Japan.

Fun-first activities—an engaging mix of mazes, matching games, picture puzzles and more—keep kids thoroughly entertained while they learn important, age-appropriate skills from focus and fine motor coordination to problem solving and social skills. Notes to parents on every page offer suggestions for building vocabulary and reasoning abilities as kids play their way through the book. The activities get progressively harder, helping little ones to build a sense of confidence as they progress. And more than 80 adorable stickers add to the excitement: kids choose a reward sticker after finishing each challenge. A wipe-off activity board completes the package.

Children’s Picture Books:
Activities, Crafts & Hobbies ( Includes Puzzles & Games)

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Play Smart Alphabet 2+
Written by The Play Smart series was created by the early education experts at Gakken Publishing, the number 1 educational publisher in Japan.

Fun-first activities—an engaging mix of mazes, matching games, picture puzzles and more—keep kids thoroughly entertained while they learn important, age-appropriate skills from focus and fine motor coordination to problem solving and social skills. Notes to parents on every page offer suggestions for building vocabulary and reasoning abilities as kids play their way through the book. The activities get progressively harder, helping little ones to build a sense of confidence as they progress. And more than 80 adorable stickers add to the excitement: kids choose a reward sticker after finishing each challenge. A wipe-off activity board completes the package.

Children’s Picture Books:
Activities, Crafts & Hobbies ( Includes Puzzles & Games)

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Award-Winning Children's book — Play Smart Alphabet 2+
Award-Winning Children's book — Play Smart 1-2-3 Picture Puzzlers 4+

Play Smart 1-2-3 Picture Puzzlers 4+
Written by The Play Smart series was created by the early education experts at Gakken Publishing, the number 1 educational publisher in Japan.

Fun-first activities—an engaging mix of mazes, matching games, picture puzzles and more—keep kids thoroughly entertained while they learn important, age-appropriate skills from focus and fine motor coordination to problem solving and social skills. Notes to parents on every page offer suggestions for building vocabulary and reasoning abilities as kids play their way through the book. The activities get progressively harder, helping little ones to build a sense of confidence as they progress. And more than 80 adorable stickers add to the excitement: kids choose a reward sticker after finishing each challenge. A wipe-off activity board completes the package.

Children’s Picture Books:
Activities, Crafts & Hobbies ( Includes Puzzles & Games)

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My Collection of Original Desserts: The Art of Creative Baking
Written by Nikos Ligidakis

The Three Principles and the Symphony of Flavors.
When I decided to become a chef, I understood that cooking for the public comes with great responsibility. I contemplated my options before opening the doors of my first little restaurant. I decided that my new journey’s priority should be about a culinary exploration of new tastes. My initial thoughts were to focus on three principles: I wanted my food to be Fresh, to be Wholesome, and to have Character.

Balancing the flavors of foods is an old trade. In book II, On the Soul, Aristotle discusses the perception of taste. He establishes four basic tastes that the tongue is sensitive to sweet, sour, bitter, and salty. In my opinion, those are the four tastes that allow you to balance food flavors. Early Hippocratic doctors, following their teacher’s theories, practiced a healthy diet as a form of medicinal treatment and the maintenance of good health. The ancient doctors emphasized that their patients use local resources to prepare simple, flavorful foods. Fruits and vegetables that were particularly potent with intense flavors were considered to be a reflection of nutrition value. The ones with a milder taste were important for the body as well but needed flavoring. Therefore, balancing the flavors of foods became a culinary issue.

Adult Books:
Cooking, Food & Wine

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Award-Winning Children's book — My Collection of Original Desserts
Award-Winning Children's book — Mango The Long Haired Ginger Cat

Mango The Long Haired Ginger Cat: Join Mango in this cat fairytale as she learns to be happy with who she is and what she has, especially her family.
Written by Grandma Krazy; Illustrated by Lauren Garcia; Edited by Reedsy

Mango is not a happy cat. She does not like her long ginger hair, hates her chores, and thinks family rules are dumb. If only she had wings and could fly free like the birds.

When Mango discovers a special rock that belongs to a cat fairy, an amazing adventure begins. Join Mango as she learns to be happy with who she is and what she has, especially her family.

The Reviews say…

“This is a beautifully illustrated children’s book. The moral of the story is the prize.”

“The message this children’s book conveys is perfect for not only the kids but parents and adults as well.”

Children’s Picture Books:
Fantasy, Myths & Legends

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Mama Bear Domain

Kelly Hater, owner of Mama Bear Domain’s blog specializes in helping moms overcome mom burnout, providing a clear, decisive tips that leads on a path of success. Her readers no longer let mom guilt steal their identity and goals. Moms deserve to be happy and live a fulfilling life. She personally has overcome overwhelming struggles herself as she shares in the blog. Get the accountability needed to take action. As a mom of two she gets it. Using Kelly’s unique and affective wellness approach, she demonstrates in Mama Bear Domain’s Blog. Readers learn how to self-reflect with all 8 dimensions of wellness in order to build self-awareness to get to the individuals self-actualization.

Online Resources (Websites, eMagazines and Blogs):
Family/Parenting

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Award-Winning Children's book — Mama Bear Domain
Award-Winning Children's book — Little Miss Grubby Toes Gets Stuck in a Tree!

Little Miss Grubby Toes Gets Stuck in a Tree!
Written by Eddie Price; Illustrated by Mark Wayne Adams; Edited by Jennifer Thomas

Uh oh! Caving in to peer pressure, Little Miss Grubby Toes once again disobeys her parents–and this time the stakes are sky high.

After climbing a tree to see a birds’ nest, a frightened Little Miss Grubby Toes is unable to get down. Will being out on a limb finally teach her about safety?

Children’s Picture Books:
Values & Life Lessons

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Little Miss Grubby Toes Falls in the Pool!
Written by Eddie Price; Illustrated by Mark Wayne Adams; Edited by Jennifer Thomas

Little Miss Grubby Toes is back with a big splash!

After picnicking in the park, Tommy Sims convinces Little Miss Grubby Toes to head to the swimming pool on their own. Their mothers warned them to wait, but they’re both very eager!

What kind of waves will Little Miss Grubby Toes make this time?

Children’s Picture Books:
Values & Life Lessons

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Award-Winning Children's book — Little Miss Grubby Toes Falls in the Pool!
Award-Winning Children's book — Little Miss Grubby Toes Eats Too Much Candy!

Little Miss Grubby Toes Eats Too Much Candy!
Written by Eddie Price; Illustrated by Mark Wayne Adams; Edited by Jennifer Thomas

It’s Halloween night! After trick-or-treating, Little Miss Grubby Toes sneaks into the kitchen for some candy–even though her parents warn her not to. She eats it all!

Uh-oh! Little Miss Grubby Toes is about to make waves again–but this time in the toilet bowl!

Children’s Picture Books:
Values & Life Lessons

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52 – A Tale of Loneliness
Written by Johnny DePalma; Illustrated by Kyle Brown; Edited by Robin Schroffel & Jennifer Wagner

Far beneath the beautiful sea, a unique whale sings a song that is all his own. Inspired by the incredible true story of the 52 Hz whale, this lyrical tale of loneliness and individuality will delight readers of all ages.

Told in short, poetic passages, this whale, simply known as 52, celebrates the joy of life that he has found beneath the ocean waves. But there is just one small problem. No other whale can hear him sing!

Yet, despite this hardship, or because of it, 52 remains optimistic, introducing us to the magic and the beauty of his own invisible world. Written by Johnny DePalma, and illustrated by Kyle Brown, “52 – A Tale of Loneliness,” invites its readers on an underwater journey that is certain to be as unique as 52 himself. Link included for a downloadable companion audiobook, read by Patton Oswalt.

Children’s Picture Books:
Animal Kingdom

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Award-Winning Children's book — 52 - A Tale of Loneliness
Award-Winning Adult book — Common Questions Children Ask About Puberty

Common Questions Children Ask About Puberty

Imagine you are a nine-year-old child. You are growing hair in new places, feel weird, and notice your friends are beginning to smell. You have lots of questions about these occurrences and wish to have a trusted resource that can provide simple and honest answers.

Now, imagine being an adult and a child starts asking you questions about these experiences. Do you know what to say? Do you know how to provide age-appropriate answers? Do you know how to start a conversation on the topic?

Common Questions Children Ask About Puberty provides simple answers to over 500 questions people of all ages wonder about, as well as recommendations for how to have conversations. In addition, the “Puberty Chit Chat Cards” are enclosed to help children and adults begin conversations in a fun and interactive manner. Many of these questions are also found on the TALK Puberty app (currently available on iOS products).

Adult Books

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