Weekly roundup: Award-Winning Children’s Books, Home Products, Baby Products + More!! 08/15 – 08/28

Weekly Roundup 08/15 – 08/28

This week’s roundup of Mom’s Choice Award winners features children’s books, home products, baby 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 August 15, 2021 to August 28, 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 — When Fred the Snake goes to School

When Fred the Snake goes to School
Written by Peter Cotton; Illustrated by Bonnie Lemiare

This is the second book about Fred the Snake. The first “When Fred the Snake got Squished and Mended” won a Mom’s Choice gold award last year.
The boy wanted to take his pet snake to school, but the teacher and students were nervous. However he studied hard, joined in the games and became popular when he bent himself into things they needed, including a soccer goal, waterslide and jump rope.
Then teacher said “For all you’ve done, you’re surely our number one. For sharing all your curvy joints you get a million merit points. Now we all know that snakes are friends with warm hearts and useful bends”

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

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Watch Your Mouth USB charger safety covers

Keeping USB chargers plugged in between use is the new normal. It is also a hazard. Over 200 children 0-5 are rushed to the ER annually in the US for shock or burn by the free end of plugged in chargers. When your USB charger remains connected to a power source but not charging a device, current continues to flow through that wire. The charger’s free metal tip can release this current to an unintended source – such as a child’s hand or mouth – and this can cause devastating injury. With Work From Home and Virtual Learning, along with the rise in consumers purchasing their chargers from online third party markets, exposure to this hazard had never been greater.

While we promote the gold standard of unplugging, for those who choose not to (the vast majority), our safety cover provides for parents the convenience of keeping their chargers connected and their children protected.

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Award-Winning Children's book — Watch Your Mouth USB charger safety covers
Award-Winning Children's book — Vitapod


Vitapod is a beautifully designed, in-home drink system that transforms tap water into delicious, healthy, vitamin, mineral and antioxidant infused beverages that restore and refuel the body and mind, made fresh in seconds with the touch of a button.

The other key advantage being the money this will save your family. The average American household spends $850 a year on soft drinks. This is the same as spending $2.33 a day on soft drinks. US consumers can enjoy 1, 500ml, Vitapod drink a day for 50% less ($1.17 a drink), that’s a $430 saving a year.

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The Potty Map

The Potty Map is the perfect way to track your baby’s potty training progress! Just log when and where your baby potties and keep track of your baby’s progress as they begin learning how to use the toilet like a big kid!

Apps & Software:

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Award-Winning Children's book — The Potty Map
Award-Winning Children's book — The Importance of Now

The Importance of Now
Written by Paul Schumacher

At 14, Shawn Stevens commits a horrible crime the day after his father’s funeral. These two events define his life. After leaving juvenile detention, he starts life over but is haunted by his past, unable to forgive anybody, including himself. When Shawn becomes a mentor, he finally confronts what he’s done, questioning everything.

In a parallel story from the present, Shawn’s 13-year-old son, Aidan, finds letters in the attic introducing him to the father he never met. Aidan discovers the secrets his mom kept all these years and uncovers what drove his dad to finally forgive before it was too late.

Adult Books:
Fiction & Literature

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Star Forest

Discover Star Forest’s first album – enchanting, radical songs that tug on your heart and ignite your imagination. A mix of rich bodied melodies, dreamy ballads, toe tappers, and pirate rappers, Star Forest is road trip music the whole family can vibe with.

Audio Experiences:
Ages 5 to 8

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Award-Winning Children's book — Star Forest
Award-Winning Children's book — School Feels Different

School Feels Different
Written by Mandeesh Gill; Illustrated by Noor Alshalabi; Edited by Calico Editing Services

Lockdown life is ending, schools have re-opened and Rohan is feeling nervous. How will he cope on his first day back? Are lessons going to be fun? Will he be able to play with his friends?‘School Feels Different’ is a wonderful story about children returning to school after lockdown life. The reader is taken on a journey with the main character, Rohan, on his first day back at school. Discover how he copes with all the new school rules and changes.This book is designed to encourage children to talk to their parents, carers and teachers about their feelings and emotions around settling back into school life.

Children’s Picture Books:
Bedtime Stories

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Please Don’t Tell Cooper That Jack is a Rabbit
Written by Michelle Lander Feinberg; Illustrated by Anna Mosca; Edited by Robert Astle

Cooper the rescue dog makes a daring escape from his yard. When he returns home with his new friend, Jack the rabbit, the fun is just getting started. Cooper’s family and friends share in the fun while watching how the big-hearted mutt befriends someone who is completely different. This funny, rhyming “doggerel” will be sure to amuse young animal-loving readers, their parents, teachers, and caregivers and will inspire conversations about diversity and the meaning of true friendship.

Children’s Picture Books:
Domestic Animals & Pets

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Award-Winning Children's book — Please Don't Tell Cooper That Jack is a Rabbit
Award-Winning Children's book — Pancake Monster

Pancake Monster

Feed the Giant Monster his favorite food, but careful, you never know when he’ll bite back! Players take turns placing a pancake card inside its mouth, and press the button as many times as there are toppings on the pancake. After a random number of times, the spring mechanism will trigger and the monster will safely pop swallowing the player’s arm! Be the first to stack all your pancakes onto his tongue without the Monster biting you. It’s a chomping good game and it doubles as a pop-up hamper!

Toys, Games & Puzzles:

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Mr. Quigley’s Keys
Written by Barbara Gruener; Illustrated by Audrye Williams

Inspired by the real-life story of an unsung hero, Mr. Quigley’s Keys invites you to walk in the work shoes of a beloved handyman as he quietly jingles through the hallways of his school, listening for ways to serve and connecting by heart. Bask in the admiration and pride that the students feel for their Navy veteran, whose war injury left him deaf, and watch as his every move models the school’s keys to connection: love, perseverance, work ethic, empathy, goodness, and peace. Turn the final page for a key twist that’ll wrap you up in a huge hug of gratitude and love.

Children’s Picture Books:
Values & Life Lessons

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Award-Winning Children's book — Mr. Quigley's Keys
Award-Winning Children's book — Mighty Madeline

Mighty Madeline
Written by Julia Mason; Illustrated by Mark Wayne Adams

Mighty Madeline is an inspirational book for all ages. Its message is about self-acceptance and overcoming obstacles by drawing on your inner strength. Each one of us is uniquely created for a special purpose. It teaches you to realize what really matters in life, to follow your heart and to “let go” even if you may be anxious or afraid.

Children’s Picture Books:
Growing Up / Personal Growth

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Magical Meadow
Written by Dr. Jennifer Schmidt; Illustrated by Christina Allen

Magical Meadow is a poem that takes the reader into a hidden world of insects and other tiny creatures that we often forget about as we rush about our daily lives. Beneath an early morning cloud of mist is a world full of critters like bees, spiders, crickets and mice playing, dancing and socializing as the sun warms their home. Meadows are important and beautiful ecosystems that hold a whole world of discovery for children and adults alike. Discover the delightful world of creatures and plants bursting with activity that could be found just beneath your feet in a meadow near you.

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

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Award-Winning Children's book — Magical Meadow
Award-Winning Children's book — Kobee Manatee Climate Change and The Great Blue Hole Hazard

Kobee Manatee Climate Change and The Great Blue Hole Hazard
Written by Robert Scott Thayer; Illustrated by Lauren Gallegos; Edited by Susan Korman

Kobee Manatee® and his seafaring pals, Tess the seahorse and Pablo the hermit crab are swimming from the Cayman Islands to Belize to help his cousin Quinn clean up plastic litter at her new, all-veggie underwater bistro called Quinn’s Seagrass Café. On their Caribbean journey, they encounter harmful effects of climate change and plastic pollution, along with several other unforeseen problems – a distressed loggerhead turtle, a giant Portuguese man-of-war, and a venomous scorpionfish. Their adventure takes another surprising turn when Pablo plunges into its huge abyss! Can Kobee and his buddies save Pablo?

Children’s Picture Books:
Science & Technology

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Henry Hermit Crab Finds a Home
Written by Laara C Oakes; Illustrated by Christina Allen

Henry, a young hermit crab is caught in a storm and washed out to sea. Separated from his family and friends, Henry desperately searches for the perfect seashell where he can find safety before nightfall.

Come along with Henry on the adventure of a lifetime and explore what lives, grows, and lurks in and around a coral reef. For children ages 4 to 8, Henry Hermit Crab Finds a Home is a story of courage, determination, danger, and exploration. Hardcover 8.5″ x 11″

Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8):
Fiction – General

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Award-Winning Children's book — Henry Hermit Crab Finds a Home
Award-Winning Children's book — Greg & Steve GET UP & DANCE CD

Greg & Steve GET UP & DANCE CD

Dance! Move! Encourage reading! “Get Up & Dance” and “The Little Engine That Could,” are just a couple of the songs that will stimulate the brain and body and will have everyone moving and learning. Get Up & Dance” is the 20th album from Grammy Nominated Artists Greg & Steve. 60’s Rock, Motown style vocals, African rhythms, Blues Rock! Greg & Steve have also crafted some traditional stories into new and exciting renditions in a contemporary style with “The Little Engine That Could” and “Mary’s Little Lamb” which is a new song written to the classic text of “Mary Had a Little Lamb.” An immediate hit, “Dancing In The Ring” Classic Hit, “Do What Simon Says”, Sing along Traditional, “You Can’t Make A Turtle Come Out.” The best part is that young ones have so much fun that they don’t know they are also learning.

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Did You Say Pasghetti? Dusty and Danny Tackle Dyslexia
Written by Tammy Fortune; Illustrated by Pieter Els; Edited by Joanna Jarc Robinson

Danny is having some trouble in school, and his best friend Dusty wants to help. The only thing is, Dusty is a dog, and he’s not the quickest learner either.

Join Dusty and Danny on a humorous adventure as they learn to train their brains, understand dyslexia, and tackle their learning challenges.

This book for kids on dyslexia and learning differently will help ALL children develop a positive mindset towards learning and kindness towards others.

Children’s Picture Books:
Specialized Concepts / Differently Abled

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Award-Winning Children's book — Did You Say Pasghetti? Dusty and Danny Tackle Dyslexia
Award-Winning Children's book — Cubo Ai Plus Smart Baby Monitor with Wall Mount Set Option

Cubo Ai Plus Smart Baby Monitor with Wall Mount Set Option

With an adorable bird design, Cubo Ai is the first smart baby monitor to apply A.I. detection to babies’ sleep, safety, and memories. It is is the result of an IVF mom who couldn’t sleep wondering if her baby was breathing. All that was made worse when she found her infant son with a bib over his face in his crib. It dawned on her as a tech parent that there was nothing out there to help. So, she teamed up with her pediatrician, Dr. Yeh, and a team of tech parents to make a change.

Years later, this mom of two, Joanna Lin, is the Co-Founder and CMO of Cubo Ai Smart Baby Monitor helping parents around the world keep their babies safe and sleep better at night all while capturing the memories of these precious years.

Additional features include temperature and humidity detection, 2-way audio, customized alerts, and compatibility with smart home devices.

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Bradley’s Dragons
Written by Patrick Matthews

“Bradley’s Dragons is a magical journey that has a great message on handling bullying. It was an exciting adventure that my son couldn’t put down.” – Creative Child Magazine (winner of their 2020 Children’s Book Of The Year award)

“A compelling cast of characters with rich backstories round out this fantastical story of a scared kid learning to stand up to bullies and be true to himself.” – Booklife

“This book is seriously awesome! 5 stars are rare for us, yet we’d give this one 7 if that were possible. Seriously, I could barely put it down – great characters, good plot lines, enough depth, and breadth to really get into it. And finally, a tale told fully that will have you biting your nails and turning pages as fast as you can.” – ReadingWithYourKids.com

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

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Award-Winning Children's book — Bradley's Dragons

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