Weekly roundup: Award-Winning Children’s Picture Books, Online Resources, Supplements for New Moms + More!! 11/14 – 12/04

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This week’s roundup of Mom’s Choice Award winners features children’s picture books, online resources, supplements for new moms + 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 14, 2021 to December 04, 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 — Zulu The Pupa: A Tale of Dung Beetle Series. #1

Zulu The Pupa: A Tale of Dung Beetle Series. #1
Written by Joyce Taylor; Illustrated by Kavion Robinson

The first of the Zulu series, Zulu The Pupa tells the tale of a young dung beetle who doesn’t believe his purpose is special. Zulu compares himself to the ants, crickets, ladybugs, fireflies, and butterflies believing they are better than him.
But, it doesn’t work because Zulu wasn’t created to be anyone else but himself.

Children’s Picture Books:
Specialized Concepts / Differently Abled

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Zealy’s New Blessings: The Adventures of Zealy and Whubba Book 5 Series 1
Written by Roe DePinto; Illustrated by Roe DePinto and Robin Gulack

Zealy discovers the wonderful new world of being a sister to a new baby brother as well as meeting new friends who all come together helping one another in a tricky situation, along side her protector, lovable Whubba. Easy reading and lessons that parents can appreciate and teach to their children are all of what The Adventures of Zealy and Whubba are about! Light up your children’s faces with a smile as they light up your life!

Children’s Picture Books:
Adventure, Adventurers & Heroes

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Award-Winning Children's book — Zealy's New Blessings
Award-Winning Children's book — Where Is Happiness?: A Little Bear Uncovers a Big Surprise!

Where Is Happiness?: A Little Bear Uncovers a Big Surprise!: The Happy Page
Written by Katie Murphy; Illustrated by Rania Tulba; Edited by Bublish, Inc.

Perfect for a bedtime story! A little bear named Ananda will take your child on a journey filled with beautiful nature illustrations and new animal friends as she explores all the places where happiness might be!

Children’s Picture Books:
Values & Life Lessons

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Toddler Bed Rail Guard

Attaches to Any Bed—Easily
Whichever type of bed your toddler sleeps in, this high-quality bed guard rail will fit tightly and securely due to its unique triple-way attachment system.

Unlike other bed rails for toddlers, this is the only rail that secures to all bed types, from convertible cribs right up to king-size mattresses and everything in between. Looking for bed rails for Queen beds? You’ve got it!

Order Your Toddler Bed Rail and Make Sure Your Toddler Sleeps Safely and Soundly All Night, Every Night

Gear & Accessories:
Bedding & Room Decor

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Award-Winning Children's book — Toddler Bed Rail Guard
Award-Winning Children's book — The Lizard Who Loves a Blizzard

The Lizard Who Loves a Blizzard
Written by Shelley Larkin & Michael Sullivan; Illustrated by Yanaisy Puentes Cruz

Larry the Lizard has always dreamed of snow. The only problem is, he lives in Australia. Find out what happens when a lizard gets a very silly idea… and it finally comes true. Join Larry and his friends as they skid, skate, slide and have an adventure in this wonderful ride.

Children’s Picture Books:
Adventure, Adventurers & Heroes

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The In-Sync Child Method Webinars

Enjoy the dividends of this one-time investment that will enrich you and your children, at school and at home, for years to come! Joye Newman and Carol Kranowitz offer an in-depth look at their innovative In-Sync Child Method and share engaging, easy-to-implement movement experiences that will develop and enhance your children’s physical, emotional, academic, and overall success.

The Activities Webinar Series (Six-Part). Discover how to customize the In-Sync activities and create your own activities with children of differing abilities.

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

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Award-Winning Children's book — The In-Sync Child Method Webinars
Award-Winning Children's book — The Harpers' Holiday Horror

The Harpers’ Holiday Horror: A BBLS Story
Written by Elena Southworth; Illustrated by Cover Illustrator – David Harrington
Interior Illustrations – TheBookMaker.com; Edited by Rachael Stein

A smothering mother, an alien brother, TV-stealing grandmas, a purple puppy—is anyone normal in rascally nine-year-old Aaliyah’s family? From bestselling teenage author Elena Southworth.

Fourteen-year-old bestselling teenage author Elena Southworth brings middle-graders a rousing story of a sibling showdown with book two in her Big Brother, Little Sister series, The Harpers’ Holiday Horror, and shows young readers that, no matter how crazy and irksome things get, family always wins.

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

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The Emotion Motion Podcast

The Emotion Motion Podcast takes listeners on a journey through storytelling designed to engage children, their families and their teachers in movement and creative expression. Weekly episodes include opportunities to put your emotions in motion through play and movement while practicing skills like empathy, self-awareness, regulating emotions, mindfulness, and more! As seen in CNN, the Wall Street Journal, eSchool News, Parents.com, winner of The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval and on The Kids’ Listening Club list of Healthy You recommended podcasts, curated by Common Sense Media for Apple Podcasts. Follow The Emotion Motion Podcast on Instagram and Facebook for more fun!

Audio Experiences:
Ages 5 to 8

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Award-Winning Children's book — The Emotion Motion Podcast
Award-Winning Children's book — The Colored Water Fountain

The Colored Water Fountain
Written by Calvin James; Illustrated by Jordan Pizzuti; Edited by Beth Werner

In a world that has been remade by a great flood, humans wake to find they are immortal children with no memory of the past. Animals are caretakers of the world; growing old and wise with no knowledge of times before. And yet, some things from the world that was… remain. When Asher and Adeline discover a sign that reads, ‘Colored’ Water Fountain, they set out on a quest to uncover the meaning.

Children’s Picture Books:
Values & Life Lessons

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The Church Dog
Written by Tracy Mattes; Illustrated by Justin Greenly

Welcome to the enchanted world of the Church Dog, a heartwarming tale about a puppy sent from Heaven to teach people about the true nature of God’s unconditional love. With supernatural eyes that let “K’noot” see people the way Jesus does, the Church Dog’s mission is to help God’s children understand their unique identity as precious and special. God loves us no matter what! And what better Messenger than ‘Man’s Best Friend’?

The Church Dog series invites children of all ages to look at themselves and others through the eyes of a loving Father, as royal Princes and Princesses of a Heavenly King. Come along on the journey and find yourself on the pages of these relatable books, which are sure to become favorites your children will want to read again and again.

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

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Award-Winning Children's book — The Church Dog
Award-Winning Children's book — The Adventures of SuperCaptainBraveMan, Book 5: The Hero Inside

The Adventures of SuperCaptainBraveMan, Book 5: The Hero Inside
Written and illustrated by Victor Lodevico

Kyle is a boy like any other boy his age, he likes to learn new things, make new friends and always lend a helping hand. He has special things that help him every day, like a wheelchair to help him get around and a ventilator to help him breathe better.

In Book 5: The Hero Inside, Kyle recalls his first adventure as SuperCaptainBraveMan and how meeting a new friend with a Tracheostomy Tube helped him jumpstart his many adventures!

Children’s Picture Books:
Specialized Concepts / Differently Abled

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Swimming in Grandpa’s Pool
Written by Jerry Gale; Illustrated by Darcy Bell-Myers

Vera, Chuck, and Davie are excited to go swimming in Grandpa’s pool. It’s a fun time for the entire family. They swim for pool toys, play Marco Polo, and Vera overcomes her fear of diving off the diving board. It’s also a time to remember Grandma who taught their Mom to swim, so their Mom would teach them to swim, and someday they will teach their kids to swim.

Children’s Picture Books:
Family Life

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Award-Winning Children's book — Swimming in Grandpa's Pool
Award-Winning Children's book — StoryBook

StoryBook

Storybook is an app in which we combine guided infant massages, narrated bedtime stories, and relaxing music to help parents get their children to relax and fall asleep. Creating sleep routines is a big challenge for parents yet sleep is fundamental to children’s brain development, immune system and emotional health. We offer a freemium model, along with a one week premium trial or an annual subscription for $89.99.

Apps & Software:
Toddlers

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Readmio

Readmio is a mobile application filled with stories and fairy tales for children. The application is designed for parents to read out loud to their children, accompanied by our custom-made sound effects.

We believe that through storytelling, children can learn valuable lessons in an accessible way. That storytelling can enrich the quality of time families spend together. And that storytelling, with its age-old wisdom, has the ability to contribute to society.

Apps & Software:
Adults

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Award-Winning Children's book — Readmio
Award-Winning Children's book — PIXTER

PIXTER

Now anyone can learn to be an artist! Select one of 50 images, and the Pixter electronic drawing coach shows you how to draw it step-by-step, one line at a time. Draw at your own pace or switch to “auto draw” mode and choose a slow or fast pace. When you’re finished, press a button to see the image on Pixter’s screen turn into a fun animation. Learning to draw has never been so much fun or so easy! Requires 3 “AAA” batteries (not included). Ages 6+

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 5 to 8

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Papablic 6-in-1 Baby Bottle Sterilizer and Dryer Pro

As a parent of a baby, your top priority is the health and safety of your precious little one. The new and improved Papablic Baby Bottle Sterilizer and Dryer Pro is just what you need! Designed to eliminate 99.9% of all harmful substances from baby bottles, breast pump parts and accessories by using ultra-hygienic steam and a clean air drying process, this ensures that your baby’s daily feeding items have a safe and healthy environment.

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

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Award-Winning Children's book — Papablic 6-in-1 Baby Bottle Sterilizer and Dryer Pro
Award-Winning Children's book — Papablic 5-in-1 Ultra-Fast Baby Bottle Warmer

Papablic 5-in-1 Ultra-Fast Baby Bottle Warmer

Hey new moms and dads, we get it. You’re exhausted and anything to make life easier and free up time for rest and sleep would be awesome, right?! Cut down on the amount of time spent waiting for your baby’s bottle to soak in warm water. In 3 short minutes, you could be relaxing in your rocking chair cuddling and feeding your baby. Wouldn’t that be better than pacing back and forth with a crying baby in your arms just hoping that each time you check the temperature, the milk is warm enough?

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

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My Fox Ate My Homework
Written by David Blaze; Illustrated by N/A Images from Depositphotos.com; Edited by mrproofreader on fiverr.com

Have you ever wished your dog or cat could talk to you? Imagine finding a friendly fox in your backyard that can. My Fox Ate My Homework is a funny fantasy for kids, teachers, librarians and parents. It’s an enjoyable story for children in elementary and middle school and grabs the attention of reluctant readers.

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

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Award-Winning Children's book — My Fox Ate My Homework
Award-Winning Children's book — Miss Dirt Turtle’s Garden Club

Miss Dirt Turtle’s Garden Club
Written by Daniel Boyd; Illustrated by Hector Mexia

Surviving adolescence is hard anywhere and five 10-year-old best friends try to survive a summer of bullies, parents with substance abuse issues, broken homes … crime … social workers… thieves … slumlords … and poverty. These five try to navigate all these pitfalls in a most unexpected way. Working in the sheltered garden of whom they always thought was just a mean, strange old lady. A woman of very few words, Miss Dirt Turtle lays a path of “foundation” – starting with the earth around them.

Juvenile Books (Level 2 – Ages 9 to 12):
Inspirational / Motivational

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LASER X REVOLUTION MICRO BLASTERS

Laser X is like having a laser tag arena right in your own backyard! These Revolution Micro Blasters let you blast opponents up to 200 feet away – inside or out, in darkness or bright sunlight. Perfect for games on-the-go, there’s no need to wear a receiver, because receivers are built right into the blasters. Choose from more than 10 team colors to light up your blaster! Blaster beams go through windows and strategically bounce off walls and mirrors to hit opponents. The Micro Blaster’s compact size makes it perfect for little hands and easy to take anywhere! All Laser X gear works together. Games can include unlimited players. Ages 6+. Requires 6 “AAA” batteries (not included).

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 9 to 12

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Award-Winning Children's book — LASER X REVOLUTION MICRO BLASTERS
Award-Winning Children's book — Lactation Formula No. 2 - Milk Flow

Lactation Formula No. 2 – Milk Flow

Milk Flow is a fenugreek-free blend to support and enrich breast milk supply and flow with a potent combination of nutrient-rich galactagogue herbs*: oatstraw, milk thistle, fennel, and chastetree. This supplement is Certified Vegan by the American Vegetarian Association and made without gluten, dairy, soy, fish, nuts, or GMOs. It also comes in fully recyclable packaging.

Food & Supplements:
Women

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Lactation Formula No. 1 – Supply Support

Supply Support is a fenugreek-free blend to support and enrich breast milk supply with a potent combination of nutrient-rich galactagogue herbs: marshmallow root, nettle leaf, moringa, and blessed thistle. It is certified Vegan by the American Vegetarian Association and made without gluten, dairy, soy, fish, nuts, or GMOs. It also comes in fully recyclable packaging!

Food & Supplements:
Women

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Award-Winning Children's book — Lactation Formula No. 1 - Supply Support
Award-Winning Children's book — How to Improve Doctor-Patient Connection

How to Improve Doctor-Patient Connection: Using Psychology to Optimize Healthcare Interactions
Written by Christine J. Ko; Illustrated by n/a; Edited by n/a

Moms are often the greatest advocates for their family members. This book provides actionable, practical healthcare advice for moms who desire superlative interactions with doctors. This book is written by a mom who is a physician and encountered the coldness of healthcare delivered without empathy or humanity. Moms (and doctors) can take simple but important steps, just by thinking about what you see, hear, and feel in a healthcare interaction, to get better care.

Adult Books:
Health, Nutrition, Fitness & Safety

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Have You Seen My Friends?: The Adventures of Creativity
Written by Monica H. Kang; Illustrated by Khadeeja Qureshi; Edited by HALO Publishing International

Have You Seen My Friends? presents the importance of treasuring our creativity, courage, and curiosity every day! As we grow older, we somehow forget to value how important it is to ask questions, try new things, and think differently. This playful book reminds you to treasure these “friends,” who are always near.

Children’s Picture Books:
Values & Life Lessons

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Award-Winning Children's book — Have You Seen My Friends?
Award-Winning Children's book — Gregory's Big Move

Gregory’s Big Move
Written by Bobby Benavides; Illustrated by Leah Seaman

Move?! Gregory’s dad gets a new job in a new city and the family prepares to move. Gregory isn’t sure this is a good idea and worries about everything associated with a move: leaving his old friends, meeting new friends, school, a new house, and he hears stories from his friends about life in the city.

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

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Ergonomic Baby Bouncer Seat

NATURAL ROCKING YOUR CHILD CREATES: You’ll practically melt when you see the look on your child’s face when they move their legs and arms to make the infant rocker bounce up and down. Their movements will provide a grin from ear to ear, and help with their development.

WE’RE A FAMILY THAT KEEPS OUR PROMISES: We’re so excited for you to try this infant to toddler rocker! The feedback we’ve received from friends and family has blown us away. Every baby bouncer chair comes with our Lifetime Promise to make things right if anything goes wrong.

Gear & Accessories:
Miscellaneous

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Award-Winning Children's book — Ergonomic Baby Bouncer Seat
Award-Winning Children's book — Epic Kids

Epic Kids
Written by David Blaze; Edited by mrproofreader on fiverr.com

Jake is an average, unpopular kid at school, and is shocked when the cool new kids ask him to sit with them at lunch. They’re not what he expected – a monstrous boy named Darryl levitates a lunch tray above his head, and a mysterious girl named Amanda shoot green bolts of lightning from her fingertips.

Epic Kids is a fast-paced read with tons of action, fantasy, and humor, and is sure to hook readers until the very end! Enjoyed by kids, parents, teachers, and librarians.

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

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Contours Wonder™ 3-Position Baby Carrier

Extremely easy to wear and exceptionally comfortable for you and baby, the Contours Wonder™ 3-Position baby carrier can be used right out of the box. With no buckles behind the parent’s back, and all buckles up front, you can easily wear this carrier or share with another parent – it’s so easy to use.

As baby grows, there are 3 ways to wear: newborn, seated position facing you, and face forward. The hip-healthy design supports baby’s hips in a natural “M” position when facing you, and the seat and leg openings easily adjust to grow with baby 8-30 lb. The padded waistband and shoulder straps comfortably distribute baby’s weight. The adjustable head support buckles up or down, and with two zippered storage pockets, you and baby will love exploring together.

Gear & Accessories:
Miscellaneous

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Award-Winning Children's book — Contours Wonder™ 3-Position Baby Carrier
Award-Winning Children's book — Church Dog and the Invisible Man

Church Dog and the Invisible Man
Written by Tracy Mattes; Illustrated by Justin Greenly

For the first time in his favorite place, K’noot sees something at Church that makes him sad. Using his heavenly superpower eyes,
that see people the way Jesus does, he notices someone no-one else seems to be able to see.

Join the Church Dog as he uses his other worldly senses to draw people’s attention back to what matters to God. Learn how the
power of kindness and gentleness can restore the royal status and heavenly inheritance of anyone, even someone invisible.

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

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Church Dog and the Big Bad Bug
Written by Tracy Mattes; Illustrated by Justin Greenly

When the whole world goes into hiding from a scary germ, K’noot and his furry friends decide to play the hero and hunt down the pesky bug. As it turns out, sniffing for what they imagine to be a giant monster sends them on the wrong mission.

Come along as the Church Dog is reminded that his unique purpose is to tell God’s people how much their Father loves His children and is always looking out for them. Enjoy this adventure of faith over fear. K’noot learns that even a Big Bad Bug is no match for Jesus, who squashes all fears!

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

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Award-Winning Children's book — Church Dog and the Big Bad Bug
Award-Winning Children's book — Brielle's Birthday Ball

Brielle’s Birthday Ball: A Dance-It-Out Creative Movement Story for Young Movers
Written by Once Upon a Dance; Illustrated by Stella Mongodi

A mysterious package triggers a nighttime adventure full of fun and birthday celebrations. Ballerina Konora joins each page with photos and optional movements. Kids can use these suggestions, act out their own versions, or simply enjoy the gorgeous illustrations.

The perfect series introduction to the Dance-It-Out! collection with the easiest movements of the ten tales. These creative movement stories by an award-winning dance teacher, partnered with her professional ballet-dancer daughter, are ideal for children 4-7 (and movement-experienced 3s).

Children’s Picture Books:
Music & Performing Arts

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Animal Island Learning Adventure Preschool Learning System YouTube Channel

DMAI, Inc. DBA Animal Island Learning Adventure (AILA), the next-generation cognitive AI education technology company, is bridging the gap to more accessible and affordable early childhood education by offering its engaging original content as a free virtual preschool via YouTube.

Developed and curated by educators and innovators, Animal Island Learning Adventure (AILA) provides a fun and complete preschool learning system blended automatically for a toddler to sing-along, dance and learn their ABCs, 123s, colors, shapes, words, stories, and music.

Online Resources (Websites, eMagazines and Blogs):
Children

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Award-Winning Children's book — Animal Island Learning Adventure Preschool Learning System YouTube Channel
Award-Winning Children's book — Alphapals

Alphapals

Alphapals is a fun and interactive learning experience with a hands-on approach helping families experience the fun side of learning. Pairing our sets with interactive games, stories, and resources supports a fresh and impactful educational process. Then, after all the fun is had, transform your set of 26 plush letters into a comfy chair by simply packing up the letters into the structured, yet soft bag. Alphapals is dedicated to creating a positive impact through imagination, education, kindness, and patience.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Preschoolers

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ALL-PRO PASSER

Go short! Go Long! No matter where you go, it’s always the perfect throw! Introducing the All-Pro Passer Robotic Quarterback – the most accurate quarterback on earth! Programmed with the skill, timing and accuracy of a pro quarterback, the All-Pro Passer throws a perfect spiral every time! With nine different passing zones, it launches the ball over 25 yards. Play one-on-one, three-on-three or with as many players as you want. You can even practice catching on your own! Perfect for the park or backyard, the All-Pro Passer lets you practice hundreds of plays. Just select your play, then press hike, slant, post, short or long. Football included. Requires 4 “C” (1.5V) batteries (not included).

Gear & Accessories:
Sports / Outdoor

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Award-Winning Children's book — ALL-PRO PASSER
Award-Winning Children's book — Adventure Builder: A Family Roleplaying Game

Adventure Builder: A Family Roleplaying Game

A tabletop roleplaying game of adventure and imagination, Adventure Builder is a perfect game for kids and families to get started with role-playing games and shared story-telling.

The Adventure Builder box contains everything you need to start the adventure without any delay. Explore the world of Florea using a large, full-color map, delve into the rules and the secrets hidden in the Guide’s Handbook, pick your equipment and pets from the Equipment Shop, grab a character sheet, dice, and tokens – and you’re ready to play!

A variety of Encounter, Creature, Coin, and Story cards will create the adventures for you without any need for lengthy preparations.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 5 to 8

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