Weekly roundup: Award-Winning Children’s Books, Educational Products, Cooking Tools + More!! 10/10 – 10/16

10/19 Weekly roundup

This week’s roundup of Mom’s Choice Award winners features children’s books, educational products, cooking tools + 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 October 10, 2021 to October 16, 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 — What Makes Me...Me!

What Makes Me…Me!
Written by Anne Baldwin, Levi Baldwin; Illustrated by QBN Studio

Follow Levi as he realizes that what makes him different is also what makes him special and unique. A book for neurodiverse kids and their friends, What Makes Me…Me is a story about accepting your differences, loving yourself, and harnessing the power of your ”superpowered brain”.

Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8):
Body, Mind & Spirit

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The Space Weather Station

The All-in-One learning kit includes a thermometer, anemometer, compass, weather vane and a rain gauge for users to stimulate precipitation and grow their own plants. Complete with a colorful, 40-page learning booklet, children can learn about the water cycle and watch this process come to life!

Have fun while learning!
Complete with a colorful, 40-page learning booklet, children can learn about the water cycle and watch this process come to life!

Five different activities in one!
The All-in-One learning kit includes a thermometer, anemometer, compass, weather vane, and a rain gauge for users to simulate precipitation and grow their own plants.

Educational Products:
Ages 9 to 12

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Award-Winning Children's book — The Space Weather Station
Award-Winning Children's book — The Imagination Key

The Imagination Key
Written by Sarah Whalen; Illustrated by ELENA CHRISTOFIDES

“The Imagination Key is beautifully written and illustrated. Together, the words and images remind us how our imagination can transport us to new places, allow us to experience grand adventures, and help us see challenges and opportunities in exciting new ways. My kids love reading it at bedtime and “imaginating” (their favorite word) all the wild adventures they will have in their dreams.” —Barbara Miller Gather, Ph.D. Professor of Communications, Elon University

“The Imagination Key is such a sweet and beautifully illustrated story! As a life-long Preschool director, I have had similar conversations with children about their imagination. This book definitely has a place in every preschool library.” —Jeannine Pignotti, Director, Oakdale Preschool, Los Angeles CA

Children’s Picture Books:
Imagine It!

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Sunflower Valley Tile-Laying Game

Sunflower Valley: A Tile-Laying Game is a fast-paced tabletop game about settling your own perfect mountain valley. During the game, you will choose whether you want to fill your land with tall mountains, lively towns, sunflower fields, or sheep pastures– and the choice wont be easy! The railroad connects your towns and will turn bucolic life into a never-ending holiday. Are you ready for the journey? The train is leaving the station!

Great for all ages and experience levels. Easy to learn, start playing in 5 minutes! Endless variety. Never settle the same valley twice. Lots of ways to win! Awesome artwork with cute sheep!

Contents: 135 tiles, 6 wooden Valley Express tokens, scorepad, game rules

Ages 7+
2-6 players
Tile Laying game, Strategy // Card Drafting

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 9 to 12

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Award-Winning Children's book — Sunflower Valley Tile-Laying Game
Award-Winning Children's book — Stranded

Stranded: Cetacea Chronicles Volume 1
Written by Feather Chelle; Illustrated by Aramis Williams; Edited by Aramis Williams

Whales and dolphins are falling ill all throughout the Atlantic Ocean! Cherish and her family of Pilot Whales have been fleeing as far from other animals as possible, but some of them have begun to show symptoms. When danger closes in from all around them, will the Dolphin Riders make it in time to save the day?

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

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Q-BA-MAZE 2.0: Super Race Set

It’s a dash to the finish line with this twist on the classic Q-Ba-Maze STEAM activity! Build your maze, choose a colored marble and swivel the launcher to send all the marbles racing toward first place. Featuring neon colors and exciting new pieces, this marble race activity is great for group play and competition, or play alone and see if you can guess which marble will win. Follow the step-by-step directions to build the suggested design or get imaginative with your own unique creation!

This kit includes:
Funky colors and fun new pieces to add a twist to the classic activity! Race against your friends or try it on your own in this versatile toy. Includes 44 cubes, 1 Marble Vortex, 8 Straight-Away Rails, 1 Turbo Launcher, 1 Finish Line Loop and 12 painted steel marbles.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 5 to 8

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Award-Winning Children's book — Q-BA-MAZE 2.0: Super Race Set
Award-Winning Children's book — MIDEER MASTER BUILDER

MIDEER MASTER BUILDER

MIDEER MASTER BUILDER simulated the famous historic sites, so that children can get a close understanding of the history and structural characteristics of ancient buildings.MIDEER MASTER BUILDER have Rich accessories can let children experience the real sense of building. In the process of building, it can also cultivate children’s sense of three-dimensional space and understand the structural characteristics of the house. Using the safe white glue as the adhesive, the bricks can be bonded quickly, so that the house can be shaped quickly. If it is wrong, it can be soaked in water and rebuilt after drying. If you want to enjoy the happy parent-child time, then the architect must be a very good choice.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 9 to 12

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LUCKY IRON FISH

The Lucky Iron Fish is an effective and reusable cooking tool that helps you fortify daily meals with extra iron. Start cooking with the Lucky Iron Fish or Leaf to add a boost of bioavailable iron to family meals. Ideal for preventing or tackling iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia.

A portion of every sale is used to give back to undernourished families around the world.

Food & Supplements:
Children

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Award-Winning Children's book — LUCKY IRON FISH
Award-Winning Children's book — Little Global Citizens

Little Global Citizens

Little Global Citizens
Nurturing open-mindedness and compassion in children by introducing them to cultures of the world, one country at a time.

What Is Little Global Citizens:
Being able to explore the world from home and to develop an open minded attitude has never been more important to children than it is right now!

Little Global Citizens is the only subscription experience that teaches children about the culture of a new country with each box.

Why Is It Important:
Our goal is to foster open-mindedness, compassion and global awareness in children, by building an understanding of the world and a love for the people in it, through hands on fun and experiential learning.

Educational Products:
Ages 5 to 8

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Little Faith
Written by Rose Sprinkle; Illustrated by Maryury Rivera

As a modern day parable, the story of the Little Faith teaches the importance of hope and resilience. Join her on her journey to help save her sick grandmother, where she learns her own grit and determination. Written for children, but with a timeless message for the child in all of us, Little Faith reaffirms the importance of always looking forward with faith, as we embark on our own journey towards peace and happiness.

Children’s Picture Books:
Values & Life Lessons

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Award-Winning Children's book — Little Faith
Award-Winning Children's book — Light Chaser

Light Chaser
Written by Zahra Omar Shansab

Pari has never watched a superhero movie, but finds herself in a real struggle to survive a warzone every day. She manages to cope with her fears by reading her only storybook with its last pages missing and imagines various endings, revealing her a kinder and safer place. Her love of fables and her storybook are constant sources of comfort.
Pari’s worries are not just about herself, but also about her family and her little dog Saffron who all need to escape the harrowing dangers that are fast approaching them. When war threatens to engulf them completely, they realize that escaping is the only way out. As Pari and her family are forced to flee, she wonders whether time is on their side.

Young Adult Books:
Fiction – General

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LESA Write and Wipe Activity Kit

Why choose LESA Activity Kit?
Learn concepts from LIFE, ENERGY, SPACE, and ART, which LESA stands for. Hours of screen-free engagement activity for kids- Write, wipe and repeat. Sturdy magnetic sheet for Art, that kids can stick to fridge and color it. Thick sheet-like experience rather paper-like. Which makes it durable. Primary color markers with magnetic hold and eraser, that can be stuck to the fridge. Additional Eraser. With cotton rope and zero plastic, giftable boxes, that can be recycled. Can be your kid’s travel friend. Carefully designed- No ink bloating, the right amount of friction with our anti-static HD film coat.
Adhere to CPSIA and ASTM standards.
Ages 3-11 and above enjoy equally.
Activities Included

Educational Products:
Ages 5 to 8

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Award-Winning Children's book — LESA Write and Wipe Activity Kit
Award-Winning Children's book — Hunger For Words Talking Pet Starter Set

Hunger For Words Talking Pet Starter Set

Every dog can learn to speak just like Stella, the world’s first talking dog! Inspired by speech therapist and creator of the talking dog movement ,Christina Hunger, the Hunger For Words Talking Pet Starter Set comes with everything you need to start your dog’s communication journey. As you follow along with the step-by-step teaching guide (written by Christina herself), you’ll learn how to introduce your dog to the set’s 4 recordable buttons. Use your own voice to record simple words like “outside,” “play,” or “bed,” then use these word buttons for dogs to learn what your dog has to say with the help of Christina’s insights and tips. Made from durable plastic and powered by AAA batteries (sold separately), these dog communication buttons are ready for years of communication!

Gear & Accessories:
Pet Related

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Dream Weighted Sleep Sack 6-12 months old

The Dream Weighted Sleep Sack for babies is designed to deliver calming comfort, security and promote healthy sleep patterns for children ages 6-12 months old/15+ lbs. This weighted sack is the only sleep sack on the market that utilizes CoverCalm™ Technology. This allows for the weight to be evenly distributed and gives children the feeling of being hugged and encourages comfort and relaxation. This feeling is proven to reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety and fatigue. The Gentle weight is located on front (or top) of the sack only. It is safe for babies who are rolling and does not restrict movement. Baby can safely roll, sit or stand.

Gear & Accessories:
Miscellaneous

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Award-Winning Children's book — Dream Weighted Sleep Sack 6-12 months old
Award-Winning Children's book — Dig It Up! Bubbling Volcano Discovery

Dig It Up! Bubbling Volcano Discovery

Featuring two ways to explore in one dynamic kit, this volcano surprise will have young scientists bursting with excitement! First, set the pieces in the tray of water to make the volcano erupt and sit back to enjoy the show. Then get to work digging out all the fascinating artifacts unearthed by the eruption, just like in real life. Dinosaur fossils…gems…what will you discover?

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 9 to 12

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Because of You
Written by Kelsey Clark; Illustrated by RIC TOMLINSON

Beautiful discussion between a mother and her children after losing a loved one. The children express their imaginative ideas of heaven and Mom guides them through their fanciful visions to their faith and love of family.

Children’s Picture Books:
Religion & Spirituality

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Award-Winning Children's book — Because of You
Award-Winning Children's book — Because of You

Sticky Icky Vicky
Written by Alysia and Michael Ssentamu; Illustrated by Noor Alshalabi

Meet Sticky Icky Vicky, a girl who wants to get over her fear—once and for all. In Courage over Fear, the first book in the Sticky Icky Vicky™ series, authors Alysia and Michael Ssentamu introduce readers to Vicky, a fun-loving girl who doesn’t mind getting a little sticky and icky. With vibrant illustrations and catchy rhymes, Courage over Fear offers children an inspirational/loveable heroine who learns some valuable life lessons, such as:
Courage
Positive thinking
Goal-setting

Aimed primarily at readers aged six to ten, Courage over Fear is a reading experience that leaves kids believing that they, like Vicky, can get past any obstacle in their way.

Juvenile Books (Ages 5-8)

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Hess 2021 Cargo Plane and Jet

Cargo Plane with Jet inside
• Lights and sounds
• Realistic details and decoration
• Approx Box dimensions: 15″ x 5.125″ x 4″

Cargo Plane
• Folding landing gear with 3 sets of free-rolling wheels
• 32 total lights, including logos (steady mode only)
• Push-button release to open cargo bay doors and access theJet

Jet
• 3 sets of folding landing gear with free-rolling wheels
• 6 total lights – 4 flashing, two steady logo lights
• 6 different sounds activated by buttons and motion

Toy, Games & Puzzles

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Award-Winning Children's book — Because of You

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