Weekly roundup: Award-Winning Books for All Ages, Arts & Crafts, Skincare Products + More!! 09/26 – 10/02

10/5 Weekly Roundup

This week’s roundup of Mom’s Choice Award winners features books for all ages, arts & crafts, skincare 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 September 26, 2021 to October 02, 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 — Why Do You Cry, Sad Ghost?

Why Do You Cry, Sad Ghost?
Written and illustrated by Celia Jones

A Halloween picture book for art lovers. In clever rhyme, Sad Ghost roams the rooms of his home, always with a tear in his eye. Hauntingly drawn, Why Do You Cry, Sad Ghost? displays Celia Jones’ gift for whimsy and detail.

Inspired by the author/illustrator’s love for all things Halloween – and by a treasured family Halloween figurine – this artfully drawn picture book is full of details to delight children and the adults who read with them.

With a mouse hiding on every page and visual references to popular culture, these finely crafted images and poignant text deliver a Halloween treat to readers.

Children’s Picture Books:
Seasonal, Holidays & Festivals

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The Story of The Curious Elf
Written by Joan C. Yingling; Illustrated by Ana Sebastian

One Christmas Eve, a little boy encounters a lost elf who let his curiosity get the best of him. Stuck far away from home, the elf doesn’t know if he’ll ever see Santa again! Will he ever find his way back to the North Pole?

Children’s Picture Books:
Seasonal, Holidays & Festivals

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Award-Winning Children's book — The Story of The Curious Elf
Award-Winning Children's book — The Adventures of Veggieman

The Adventures of Veggieman: Food Fight
Written by Karla Farach; Illustrated by Rob Foote

A sticky, gummy villain. A powerful, green superhero A courageous young boy. When they meet for an epic battle at school, the outcome is by no means clear. Who will win the battle for wellness? Will the students discover their own superpowers before everything unravels? An exciting story of good versus evil, The Adventures of Veggieman: Food Fight! will help children connect with their own story of wellness and choice and will help parents, educators, and caregivers start the conversation about everyday choices for health. Get to know the characters! One side creates chaos and confusion; the other stands for health and vitality.

Designed for kids ages 6-9 years old. Parents, children, and educators will discover an empowering, uplifting journey where every child will learn how to use their own superpower to make healthy choices.

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

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Saving The Planet With My Poo: How Elephant Poo Is Transformed Into Eco Paper!
Written by Shirley Johnson; Illustrated by Nikki Studio; Edited by Claire Severn

Elephant poo can help protect Planet Earth. As poo shouts out loud and clear … you get the picture! Join the adventure full of fun and eye-opening education about creating amazing, odorless, organic, tree-free, biodegradable paper! Let the elephant Envy tell you the story about the unique steps involved in making much talked about the precious and renewable source of paper material from elephant poop fibers. This book is a perfect way to encourage an early understanding of the environment, the nature of recycling to younger children, and being mindful of the Planet. Learn about eco-friendly, large, and majestic elephant dung with an uplifting message that everyone makes a difference.

Children’s Picture Books:
Green Earth

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Award-Winning Children's book — Saving The Planet With My Poo
Award-Winning Children's book — People of the Sun

People of the Sun: The Eye of Ra book 3
Written by Ben Gartner

The explosive reveal about who John and Sarah really are and why they’re traveling through time, with their most gut-wrenching challenge yet. In the time of the Aztec, a scoundrel named Cortés arrives and the kids are forced to make an extremely difficult decision: If you could change history, should you?

For more twists, more danger, and more fun, read the third book in The Eye of Ra series, People of the Sun!

“An SF–infused tale that proves both entertaining and educational.” –Kirkus Reviews

“Middle-grade readers with a love of high-stakes fantasy will be pleased with this time-crossed historical adventure.” -BookLife Reviews by Publishers Weekly

Juvenile Books (Level 2 – Ages 9 to 12):
Fiction – General

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Now I’m a Bird
Written by Sue Ganz-Schmitt; Illustrated by Renia Metallinou; Edited by Wendy McClure

Julianna didn’’t mean to be a bird. It just happened, feather by feather. “It’s a rare and beautiful condition,” explains the note her mom sends to school, though it doesn’’t help with the teasing. But Julianna’’s wings take her to places she hadn’’t imagined, with a birds-eye view that gives her a new perspective and the courage to find a flock of her own. Told with kid-friendly humor and heart, this is a unique story about embracing the wild and wonderful parts of ourselves and others.

Children’s Picture Books:
Growing Up / Personal Growth

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Award-Winning Children's book — Now I'm a Bird
Award-Winning Children's book — Go Away, Mama!

Go Away, Mama!
Written by Chelsea Fadden; Illustrated by Eleonore Sebastian; Edited by Lily Coyle

”Go Away, Mama!” screams a little girl to her exasperated mom. And so it begins. The complex relationship between a mama and her daughter.

”My darling girl, you can’t push me away. No matter what, I’m here to stay.”

We follow mama and daughter as they navigate the highs and lows of life’s milestones together–from teenage rebellion to leaving for college to starting a family. Along the way, we watch as this strong-willed daughter and her devoted mama learn just how deep and incredible the bond of a parent and child is, despite the physical or emotional distance between them. Most importantly, we discover together what it means to love fiercely and without hesitation.

Children’s Picture Books:
Family Life

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Doodle Putty

Time to get crafty! Use included mold to form your putty into a work of art! Pickup the colorful markers to actually draw on your putty! Make that little puppy into the dog of your dreams. Don’t fret if you want to start over, just mush it all together and the markings will disappear. You can mold and doodle again and again. It never dries out!

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 5 to 8

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Award-Winning Children's book — Doodle Putty
Award-Winning Children's book — BeeCure After-Sun Lotion

BeeCure After-Sun Lotion

BEECure After-Sun Lotion is a calming and hydrating skin care moisturizer that helps reduce the appearance of redness and dry skin from heat and sun exposure. BEECure After-Sun Lotion is made with buckwheat honey, a well-documented antioxidant and anti-inflammatory and calendula, known for its anti-inflammatory properties.

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

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