Weekly Roundup: Award-Winning Baby Gear, Apps + More! 12/27 – 1/16

award-winning baby gear

This week’s roundup of Mom’s Choice Award winners features THREE weeks of Honorees! We’ve got everything from baby gear, tech products, educational products and services to toys, games, puzzles, apps + 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 December 27, 2020 to January 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 — Zach’s Quest: A Tale for Christmas

Zach’s Quest: A Tale for Christmas
Written by Matt Dragovits, Melanie Dragovits; Illustrated by JJ Varabkanich

At the North Pole, the Star of Bethlehem provides energy to power Santa’s Winter Workshop. But when a young elf named Zach accidentally breaks the Divine Reactor, he must go on a quest to Mount Frostbite to retrieve a new magic gemstone. In a race against time, he must overcome his fears, battle evil goblins, and make the ultimate sacrifice to save the Christmas holiday.

This beautifully illustrated children’s fantasy book reinforces important family values while using heartwarming Christmas characters to remind children of the real “Reason for the Season.” We hope you enjoy the book this year and for many years to come!

Children’s Picture Books:
Seasonal, Holidays & Festivals

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We’re Better Together: A Book About Community
Written by Eileen Spinelli; Illustrated by Ekaterina Trukhan; Edited by Marlo Scrimizzi

Cooperation, helping, and working together are beautifully illustrated in this book that demonstrates the joys of community and teamwork for young readers.

We’re better together when we play, when we make music, and when everyone pitches in. This celebration of coming together to solve problems, support communities, and honor everyone’s differences is perfect for young children who are learning about empathy and cooperation. With durable cardstock pages and approachable language, this book will help spark meaningful conversations at home or in the classroom.

Children’s Picture Books:
Growing Up / Personal Growth

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Award-Winning Children's book — Wake Up Lila its time for School

Wake Up Lila its time for School
Written by Mala Datta PhD, Karen Bekker PhD; Illustrated by Aleksandra Hadji-Naumova Atanasovska

When the alarm rings at 6 a.m., Lila doesn’t want to get up and go to school. She feels like snuggling in bed. Maybe she’s sick. Perhaps she could plead with her mom. She’d rather stay home and play with her toys. But dad insists Lilia must get ready for school.

Then she remembers a lesson she learned at school about how to bring happy thoughts into her head. Lila takes three mindful breaths. She thinks happy thoughts. She stretches, touches her toes, and hops on one foot. Lila is ready to face the day.

This picture book for children follows Lila as she learns to navigate the stresses of the morning using strategies she’s learned about calming herself and with the help of her parents.

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

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Voices From The Pandemic
Written by Don Helin, Robert Furey, Marie McGowan, Joe Coleman, Jennifer Diamond, Janet Cincotta, Rick Robinson, Frank Pandora, Dick Vieth, Connie Cousins, Lisa McCombs, Suzanne Alexander, Don Stansberry, Edwin Daryl Michael, Donna Leiss, Krystian Leonard, Lynn Salsi, Dennis Hetzel, Stacie Haas, Ellen Still; Edited by Don Helin

Voices from the Pandemic —a collection of memoirs from healthcare workers, educators, people who have experienced loss, writers and entertainers without audiences, and a special group, sixth graders, all trying to understand Covid-19 and how it affects their lives.

Adult Books:
Anthologies, Essays & Collections

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Award-Winning Children's book — Voices From The Pandemic
Award-Winning Children's book — The Tip of the Tale

The Tip of the Tale
Written by Suzanne Alexander; Illustrated by Ashley Teets

The Tip of the Tale is a beautifully illustrated story of a fox hunting for a chicken dinner at the local farms. Rebuffed by barn cats at every stop, the wily fox decides to share the cat’s bowl of milk and gets a surprise from the quick-footed cat!

This wonderful tale is an excellent early reader with the added surprise of hidden chickens at every farm and includes fox facts. The Tip of the Tale won first place in the Children’s Book Category of the West Virginia Writers’ Contest as an unpublished manuscript

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The Search for the Scepter
Written by Julie Dinges; Illustrated by Nazar Horokhivskyi; Edited by Mascot Books

When Princesses Rosalie and Scarlet went to bed on a breezy summer night, they didn’t expect to awake to such a fright. Their father, the King’s, scepter was taken by a thief.

The royal family was in utter disbelief. The princesses sneak out of bed and find a small clue. There mission is clear, they know what they must do. Along their journey, they meet friends who help them track the thief down. Will they find him and return the scepter to their father who wears the crown?

Children’s Picture Books:
Fantasy, Myths & Legends

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Award-Winning Children's book — The Search for the Scepter
Award-Winning Children's book — The Haunting of Elmwood Manor

The Haunting of Elmwood Manor: A Pekin Dewlap Mystery
Written and illustrated by Pamela McCord

Fifteen-year old Pekin Dewlap and her best friends start a ghost removal business during summer break from high school. Their first case is to clear a ghost from an old mansion . The only clue they receive from their client is that a young girl went missing from the house a century ago and was never found. The ghost of fourteen-year old Miranda Talbert appears when Pekin begins reading “Harry Potter” out loud. Miranda is a lonely teen ghost and Pekin, Amber and Scout want to set her spirit free to go into the light. What the teens don’t know is that there’s something sinister in the house preventing Miranda from crossing over.

Three kids and a haunted house. What could go wrong? Let’s see. A ghost, another ghost, and the thing under the bed.

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

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The First Day of School
Written by Ann Marie Hannon

This is the newest addition to my “Kids with Worries” storybook collection. This newest book is all about a youngster who overcomes worries about the first day of school starting in kindergarten. It can also help a child with worries about other challenges like social distancing or attending school at home online. How the child in this story meets the challenge can help many kids in similar situations. The book also offers parents interactive ways to help make the message of this book clear and insightful.

Children’s Picture Books:
Growing Up / Personal Growth

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Award-Winning Children's book — The First Day of School
Award-Winning Children's book — The Christmas Feast: A Fishy Tale

The Christmas Feast: A Fishy Tale
Written by Diana Pishner Walker

Italian boys, Benny and Turner, learn to fish from their fathers, but both fall ill before Christmas, so the boys go out to sea to bring fish home for the celebrations. A raging storm besieges them and a light from above appears to aid them in their quest. This beautiful story by award-winning author, Diana Pishner Walker, tells the story behind the traditional Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes celebrated on Christmas Eve by Italian families around the world. Included are a few traditional fish recipes for the celebration!

Children’s Picture Books:
Seasonal, Holidays & Festivals

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The Adventures of Wandala
Written by Daniel Boyd; Illustrated by Hector Mexia

Wandala’s world was made up of five continents made up of five very different cultures. They quarreled over everything, especially who was the best. There were terrible fights with ugly words between the groups. One day a massive earthquake shook the ground so violently that most of the planet broke apart and fell into the sea – leaving only one island: Centrailia. The survivors quickly rushed to the far corners: North, South, East, West and set up new civilizations. Wandala dreams of bringing her world back together and sets out on a quest to accomplish this impossible feat against great odds.

What People Say

What author would dare mix lofty themes of peace and brotherhood with such a cock-eyed, zany humor as to be found in this, The Adventurers of Wandala? Only West Virginia’s Danny Boyd, Boyd whose disturbing and dystopian graphic novels have seeded hope in discerning adults, and whose early films did much the same, here ventures into the world of children’s books with this brave and heart-felt fantasy whose hope in these dark times should be welcomed by us all. —Marc Harshman, Poet Laureate of West Virginia

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

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Award-Winning Children's book — The Adventures of Wandala
Award-Winning Children's book — Tempered Glass Plates Set of 2

Tempered Glass Plates Set of 2

Time to ditch the plastic and use clean materials! Brinware tempered glass plates are up to 5 times stronger than regular glass and covered with a silicone sleeve for extra protection and slip resistance. The set of 2 plates feature the following: Set of two 7.5″ Glass Plates with Silicone Sleeves, Adorable prints silk screened to the back of the plates using lead-free inks, microwave and dishwasher safe, tempered glass for extra durability, patented food-grade silicone cover for protection and slip resistance,
BPA Free; Phthalate Free; Lead-Free.

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Tanoshi Scholar

Tanoshi was created to provide a brighter future for all kids. Every child should have the opportunity to develop 21st-century computer skills needed to excel in today’s school environment – such as typing, familiarity with common productivity apps including Google Docs and Sheets, and coding. However, millions of kids, especially from lower-income households and school districts, do not have the same opportunities as those from more affluent families and school districts, resulting in a homework gap.

As a result, the Tanoshi Scholar, an educational and affordable pre-teen computer pre-loaded with productivity and learning apps, and best-in-class parental controls, was developed.

The Tanoshi Scholar includes:

✅10.1″ HD Detachable Touchscreen Tablet
✅Full kid-size, ergonomic keyboard
✅Runs on Android 10
✅Video conferencing compatibility
✅Webcam privacy filter
✅Blue light filter
✅Dust proof
✅Splash proof
✅Free parental controls – approve or deny apps, see how much time your child is spending on apps, set to automatically turn off at bedtime, and more…all from your smartphone!
✅Google Docs & Sheets pre-loaded – so kids can conveniently do their homework
✅Access to 3 million+ apps in the Google Play Store
✅Kids coding apps pre-loaded
✅Additional pre-loaded apps by award-winning educators
✅Kids will enjoy taking selfies on the front and rear-facing camera
✅Available in blue or purple

Educational Products:
Ages 9 to 12

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Award-Winning Children's book — Tanoshi Scholar
Award-Winning Children's book — Taco vs Burrito Card Game

Taco vs Burrito Card Game

Taco vs Burrito is a wildly popular card game created by a 7 year old. It soared on Kickstarter, surpassing the initial goal by 2,400%! A sensation at the Indie Game Showcase at Emerald City Comicon!
Taco vs Burrito is surprisingly strategic, takes about 10 minutest to play and is great for ages 7 and up.

Basic gameplay is easy to master but the Action Cards shift the game into unpredictable territory. Exciting up to the very last card!

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 5 to 8

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Supa Ant Bath Kneeler and Elbow Rest with 12 Free Bath Toys- Machine Washable & Fast Dry PE Foam Elbow& Knee Pads with Non-Slip Bottom for Baby Bath

SUPERIOR QUALITY- 1.5″ thick and 22″ wide knee pads with elbow rest made durable PE foam pad covered by machine washable neoprene fabric acts as knee pillow guaranteed to save you the knee and elbow pain during baby/pet bath time while the non-slip rubber backing guarantees bathtub safety.

VALUE FOR MONEY-Our bath tub elbow and knee mats come with FREE 12 colorful bath toys valued at 10.97$ making Supa Ant knee pad & elbow mat the perfect choice for babies, toddler & preschooler bonding bath time

CONVENIENT DESIGN- Unlike other bath kneeling pads, Supa Ant offers bath kneeler and elbow padding with 2 XL mesh pockets for toiletries, 1 polyester bag with flap closure for phone and baby accessories, 1 polyester compartment for comb/brush, 1 jewelry holder and 1 jumbo size mesh at the back for bath toy organizer. Plus the built in velcro straps offering 3 easy ways to fold and store.

THE PERFECT GIFT- Supa Ant bathroom accessories are the perfect baby shower gifts, gardening gifts for women and men as garden kneeling pad,exercise mat,camper accessories ,RV accessories,yoga mat,bathtub mat ,work knee pads ,floor cushion for camping ,plumbing, changing car tires and garden kneeler.

SATISFACTION GUARANTEED-Supa Ant takes pride in excellent customer service. Love it or your money back! no questions asked!

A small family run business with the aim to provide the best quality products for parents with excellent customer service

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Bath & Potty (Includes Diaper Pails)

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Award-Winning Children's book — Supa Ant Bath Kneeler and Elbow Rest with 12 Free Bath Toys- Machine Washable & Fast Dry PE Foam Elbow& Knee Pads with Non-Slip Bottom for Baby Bath
Award-Winning Children's book — SplatMat High Chair and Floor Mat

SplatMat High Chair and Floor Mat

No more sticky, messy floors! SplatMat is a durable, reusable, multipurpose floor mat that goes under a child’s chair to catch spilled food, protect floors during art projects, and folds down easy to travel wherever you need extra protection in public places like restaurants, beaches, picnics, and airports. SplatMat is extra large at 52″ to provide greater coverage than other floor mats and is super easy to clean.

Great for all ages
Reusable, durable, easy to clean and dries quickly
Extra large 52″ diameter provides wide coverage
Non-toxic, BPA and phthalate free
Folds down small to fit in diaper bags, purses, backpacks

CARE: Wipe clean with soapy water. Line dry only (do not place in dryer).

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Saving Water–Ecologic Puzzle

With these mini puzzles, children learn about the importance of water, and how to conserve this precious resource. The 24 pieces feature colored edges and self-correcting joints that help players to match them. On the red-edged pieces, adorable sea creatures show how we waste water in everyday life, but on the green-edged pieces, they show ways that children can save water!

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Award-Winning Children's book — Saving Water--Ecologic Puzzle
Award-Winning Children's book — Respect the Earth --Ecologic Puzzle

Respect the Earth –Ecologic Puzzle

While building 12 mini 2-piece puzzles, children discover daily actions they can take to help the Earth. Players match pairs with the help of self-correcting joints and the backgrounds and characters depicted on the pieces. On the red-edged pieces, a diverse group of cute kids demonstrate common habits. But on the green-edged pieces, they show better habits to protect the planet!

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Pronto One Stroller

The Pronto One is an innovative product that handles like a stroller but is versatile with its bassinet body. The Pronto can be used as a bassinet, a cart, a double stroller, a picnic table, and the ultimate travel nap system. With a high weight limit of 80kgs/176lbs and various custom accessories, the Pronto can be used for many years and purposes. The quick and easy one step fold without removing any seats or canopy is an attractive quality to parents. The longevity as well as the flexibility of the Pronto will greatly appeal to parents. Its multi-functional purpose, smooth performance and sleek design will appeal to many.

Gear & Accessories:
Sports / Outdoor

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Award-Winning Children's book — Pronto One Stroller
Award-Winning Children's book — Please Don't Tell Cooper He's a Dog

Please Don’t Tell Cooper He’s a Dog
Written by Michelle Lander Feinberg; Illustrated by Anna Mosca; Edited by Highline Editorial, Robert Astle

Dogs are people too! At least, that is what Cooper the rescue dog believes! This hilarious, delightful dog adventure helps to teach young readers about kindness to animals and pet adoption. Children will also learn about a few European places as they follow Cooper on his solo adventure!

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PaciPal & PaciGrip 2 Piece Set

Get a grip on that pacifier! BooginHead Plush PaciPal pacifier holder with matching PaciGrip pacifier clip are compatible with ALL pacifiers and soothers. Attach baby’s favorite pacifier to their new favorite plush snuggle buddy and never lose a paci again. Soft, tactile fabrics stimulates baby’s sense of touch and sound while the universal paci loop keeps pacifiers close and clean. All babies have pacifier preference, and PaciPal and PaciGrip’s universal attachment loop allows you to use the pacifier of your choice, integrating seamlessly into your daily life! Matching PaciGrip works with small toys and teethers, too. Makes a great baby shower gift.
*pacifier not included

0-36 months
Safe clip with smooth, beveled edges is gentle on clothes
BPA, PVC, and phthalate free
Sensory features are stimulating for baby to touch and hold
Machine wash gentle, air dry
Compliant with CPSIA and European safety guidelines

*Pacifier not included*

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Teething & Pacifiers

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Award-Winning Children's book — PaciPal & PaciGrip 2 Piece Set
Award-Winning Children's book — Noah's Ark

Noah’s Ark: A Hidden Pictures Storybook
Written by Teresa Bateman; Illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith; Edited by Brittany Ryan

This original retelling of the most popular Bible story is also a picture book of Hidden Pictures puzzles, making it the perfect gift for families to enjoy year after year!

Share the timeless tale of Noah’s Ark with this special edition of the beloved Bible story fully illustrated with Hidden Pictures puzzles. Find more than 120 hidden objects in a vibrantly illustrated storybook that can be read aloud to the whole family. This storybook is the perfect gift for a religious milestone and is a wonderfully unique addition to the family library.

Children’s Picture Books:
Religion & Spirituality

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NatureBond Silicone Breast Pump with Pump Capsule, Pump Stand, Strap and Stopper

Our silicone breast pump with pump capsule is invented to help breastfeeding mothers pump on the go. The capsule allows you to carry your expressed milk safely and securely without any spillage. It is the All-in-One ultimate pack that comes with everything you will need to help you in your breastfeeding journey.

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Award-Winning Children's book — NatureBond Silicone Breast Pump with Pump Capsule, Pump Stand, Strap and Stopper
Award-Winning Children's book — NatureBond Nursing Cover for Breastfeeding

NatureBond Nursing Cover for Breastfeeding

Our nursing cover is made up of the most breathable nursing cover material Airflow Max. It is lightweight, comfortable, breathable and provides 100% privacy, 360° protection while breastfeeding in public places. It is more than a nursing cover for mummies, it can be used as a stroller cover, baby car seat cover, light blanket and many more functions!

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My Globetrotter Book: Paris
Written by Marisha Wojciechowska

Kids – Take a trip around Paris and discover the fun and exciting adventures that await you, with My Globetrotter Book! The world… in the palm of your hands.

An activity book, brimming with colorful images, puzzles and games that challenges the mind, inspires imagination, and offers a unique way to explore this fascinating city.

Contents: Draw the Eiffel Tower. Did the Romans leave traces in Paris? Help Louis XIV put his day back in order. Identify the sculptures on the front of Notre-Dame Cathedral. Find deals on the legendary Champs-Élysées. Explore the culture and customs of the City of Lights, while playing: some history, main landmarks, eat like a Parisian, learn a few words of French, and much much more. And when done, kids earn a personalized Globetrotter Certificate!

Each page proposes a different activity to stimulate young curious minds and imagination.

When kids complete the book, they crack a code, access a printable seal, and paste it onto their very own Globetrotter Certificate.

Format: 24 full color pages + softcover, A4

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

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Award-Winning Children's book — My Globetrotter Book: Paris
Award-Winning Children's book — Moshi: Sleep and Mindfulness

Moshi: Sleep and Mindfulness

We’re striving to make families all over the world healthier and happier. Our Stories and Meditations are just the beginning of our ongoing mission of helping kids to sleep better and to teach them the basics of mindfulness. A little bit of magic goes a long way when it comes to improving kids’ mental fitness, so what better place to start than in the enchanting world of Moshi.

Moshi is an audio-only app that helps kids get to sleep faster and stay asleep for longer. Recent scientific research in a study by New York University found that participants on average fell asleep 28 minutes earlier and stayed asleep for 22 minutes longer when using Moshi. This precious gift of time for parents is invaluable, allowing them to focus their evenings on what makes them happy and healthy; a win-win for the whole family.

Moshi is packed with over 75 hours of completely original sleep and mindfulness content, with something new added every week. Since Moshi launched we have told over 150 million bedtime stories to children all around the world.

Families can choose from a growing library of hundreds of different Moshi Stories, Music Tracks, Sounds, and Meditations to help settle little listeners. Every Moshi Story is a completely original, gentle rhyming journey with dreamy lullaby-style choruses, created from scratch by our multi-award-winning team of writers and composers. As each story progresses the narration becomes increasingly sleepy, ambient sounds diminish, and backing tracks fade, helping children to calmly drift-off to sleep.

Moshi’s constantly growing library of stories and meditations even includes exclusive stories narrated by very special guests, including Goldie Hawn, Patrick Stewart, and Brian Blessed.

– #1 kids’ sleep and mindfulness app in 60+ countries
– Over 150 million bedtime stories listened to since launch
– Audio only, so no screens or blue light at bedtime

“My husband and I have tried everything to help aid our very active 5-year-olds sleep routine. No matter what, since he was 6 months his sleep patterns constantly changed and we lived our lives around trying to help him sleep through the night. We discovered Moshi this year and still 6 months later he loves this app and gets him a restful mindful sleep every night! Thank you, Moshi this is what we needed years ago!” – Nicola

“We LOVE your app. It’s been a lifesaver to calm little minds especially during this time of social distancing!” – Alicia

Apps & Software:
Ages 5 to 8

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Midnight Dragon – Natural Rubber Rattle with Crinkle Wings

This magical character from our Fairytales Collection is ideal for teething babies. It’s made with all-natural and hand-painted with soy-based ink, easily gripped by tiny hands, and is designed with both soft and hard parts to help soothe a baby’s irritated gums. Plus, its crinkly wings helps them explore their senses of touch and sound.
Size 5.9 inches x 5.9 inches
Age Recommendation: 0+ months
Item Number: 95503
Features: Toy is made from pure natural rubber and cotton fabrics. Certified non-toxic, BPA free, Phthalate free and PVC free.
Materials: Pure Natural Latex, 100% Cotton
Product Care: For full washing instructions see product label. For light cleaning, wipe surface of the toy with soapy water and a damp cloth, air dry and allow moisture inside toys to drain. As a precaution, check toy toy regularly and do not give to babies or children if worn or damaged. Do not leave natural rubber toys in direct sunlight or in high temperatures. Do not leave natural rubber toys in direct sunlight or in high temperatures.
Safety Standards: This product complies with US ASTM F963, European EN71, and Canadian Consumer Product Safety Act. Please keep all information for future reference. Remove all packaging, attachment and fasteners before giving this item to your child.
Hand Made in Sri Lanka
Product care: For full

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Award-Winning Children's book — Midnight Dragon - Natural Rubber Rattle with Crinkle Wings
Award-Winning Children's book — Mess-proof Full Sleeve Bib

Mess-proof Full Sleeve Bib

• Soft, lightweight and water-repellent
• Long sleeves protect clothing
• Elasticized cuffs keep messes out
• Pocket designed to stay open to catch spills
• Soft, no-scratch closure is gentle on baby
• Easy to clean – rinse and dry in minutes
• Machine washable and colorfast

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Mess-proof Easy Bib

• Soft, lightweight and water-repellent
• Large flip pocket stays open to catch spills
• Soft, no-scratch closure is gentle on baby
• Easy to clean – rinse and dry in minutes
• Machine washable and colorfast

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Award-Winning Children's book — Mess-proof Easy Bib
Award-Winning Children's book — Math Sprint - The Mental Math Game

Math Sprint – The Mental Math Game

READY, SET, LEARN! – Race away to mastering math with Math Sprint, the fun board game for kids by Byron’s Games! Kids lead the way to school success by leaping the hurdle of arithmetic early on!

PLAY BY THE (EASY) RULES – Complex rules? Leave ‘em for calculus. Finish first simply by advancing your player each time you solve a subtraction, addition, multiplication, division, or word problem!

LEVELS FOR ALL LEARNERS – Need fun games for the whole family or learning games that grow with your kiddo? Personalize your game to the players’ skill with 3 race lengths and beginner to advanced level cards!

PICK YOUR PLAYERS – With Byron’s Games, you get more than just plain playing pieces with 0 personality. Kids connect better to the math games since they feature athletes that match each individual’s interests!

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 5 to 8

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Maestro Mastery – Explore the Composers

MATCH MADE IN MUSIC – Harmonize your kids’ music lessons with Maestro Mastery, Byron’s Games’ matching learning game! Kids can learn the 52 masters, from medieval musicians to contemporary composers.

MAKE MATCHES, BOOST BRAINS – With Byron’s Games, kids learn more than musical masters. Memory cards scale up kids’ concentration, visual learning, short – term memory, attention to detail, and more!

MUSICAL MUST – HAVE – Gear up for game night, complete your classroom, and hit every note with your family games and learning resources for young composers, music majors, AND classical connoisseurs!

INSTRUMENTAL GAME PIECES – Get ready for a symphony of fun with your kids toys matching game featuring: 2 decks with 52 color – coded cards each, 1 music timeline card, and 1 poster for help or to hang.

THE GAME THAT MEASURES UP – Make your match until memorization, then match some more! Your educational toys for kids 5 – 7 and up last game after game since they’re made from sturdy materials

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 5 to 8

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Award-Winning Children's book — Maestro Mastery  - Explore the Composers
Award-Winning Children's book — Last Letter to Gettysburg

Last Letter to Gettysburg
Written by Jan Thornton Jones

Letters from a father to his family during the Civil War. An engaging story about a young boy’s discovery of how his family’s experience is woven into the fabric of American history.

“The Civil War has been the background of many stories over the years and the bravery shown by young Levi in Last Letter To Gettysburg ranks with the best of them. His courage will motivate readers to know they can face any tragedy and any situation, even using his courage to inspire the president of the United States of America.”—Brian Croasmun, Author of The Clemente Ball

“An engaging story about a young boy’s discovery of how his family’s experience is woven into the fabric of American history. Jan’s story is broad in scope and narrow in its focus on a family’s response to upheaval and uncertainty of a country in conflict. It explores the costs of sacrifice on individuals and the benefits of sharing hope with others. I really enjoyed the story.”—Linda and Dick Fonner, Educators and Civil War Reenact

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

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Kindergarten Kapers
Written by Sabrina Runyon; Illustrated by Ashley Teets

Sabrina goes to school and the first day turned into an unexpected adventure! She quickly learns the value of a good friend and the problems with not so good friends. Her haven is the school library where she can read as many books as she wants!

Such a sweet story of how reading can take us to unlimited destinations. I love the message of hope contained in the pages of this book and the beautiful illustrations. —Mariana Evans, Instructional Coach, Lenore PK8

A warm message of hope for children of all ages! It stresses the importance of reading in such a sweet subtle way. It is a wonderful teaching tool that is perfect for every reading group. —Donna Paterino, Director/Operator of Widow’s Mite Food Bank, Cook for Mingo County Schools

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

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Award-Winning Children's book — Kindergarten Kapers
Award-Winning Children's book — Kidlo Coloring Book for Kids

Kidlo Coloring Book for Kids

‘Kidlo Coloring Book for Kids’ is a digital coloring book with hundreds of beautiful coloring pages and creativity games to fuel your child’s imagination.

Discover over 700 exciting coloring games with a wide selection of themes, such as Magic and Fun, Coloring Pencils, Surprise Coloring, Monster Coloring, and more. Kids will have a wonderful time coloring, doodling and playing!

There are decoration games too, that will foster your child’s creativity. Celebrate Christmas and Easter with our special coloring pages and games on festivals!

Why will kids love this app?
– 700+ games in 8 categories to choose from.
– Learn colors and shapes easily with fun games.
– Decorate Cake, Home, Snowman & more.
– Includes Pencil Coloring, Painting & Magical Doodling.
– Save your child’s wonderful creations.
– Cute and attractive images to keep a child hooked.

Why will parents love this app?
– Kids will be busy for hours coloring and playing creativity games.
– Kids will learn to recognize animals, birds, and many other things.
– Kids will develop an interest in drawing and painting.

Many coloring games are free in the app, Other fun coloring games can be purchased via a subscription.

Subscription Details:
– Subscribe to get access to full content including future updates.
– Two options: US $2.99/ month or the best value: US $19.99/ year.
– Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase.
– Cancel subscription renewal anytime under Manage App Subscriptions in your iTunes Settings.
– Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renewal is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period.
– The renewal cost will be the same: US $2.99/ month or the best value: US $19.99/ year.
– An account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period.
– Use the subscription in any iPad/iPhone/iPod registered with your Apple account.
– Auto-renewal can be canceled anytime during the active subscription period.

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Terms of service: http://www.kidlo.com/terms_of_service.php
If you need help or have any feedback, email us at support@kidlo.com

Download now and begin your child’s artistic adventure today!

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Downloaded over 23 million times, the IXL mobile app allows children to practice thousands of skills anytime, anywhere. Featuring IXL’s complete curriculum of more than 8,000 skills in math, English language arts, science, social studies, and Spanish, the IXL app is tailor-made for tablets and phones and offers a fun, immersive experience for K-12 learners.

Visuals and functionality crafted for mobile devices make learning more intuitive—the scratchpad feature lets children work out problems on the screen, while handwriting recognition allows them to write in answers to math questions with their fingers. The IXL app features interactive problems, from drag-and-drop to graphing and more, that help students engage with material in new ways. The app also provides text-to-speech audio to support early learners and English language learners, and syncs progress across all devices, ensuring children are able to continue learning where they left off. Additionally, students can use the iPad and iPhone apps to access custom-made skill plans aligned to their school textbooks to continue learning outside the classroom.

As students practice, the app keeps them motivated to learn with fun, virtual awards and a real-time progress bar that shows how close they are to achieving their next milestone. IXL’s Recommendations wall is available on the iPad and Android tablet apps, providing children with personalized skill suggestions based on their work. Additionally, IXL’s Real-Time Diagnostic is now available within the iPad app, which helps learners discover the most relevant skills to practice.

The IXL app is available across all major mobile devices including iPhone, iPad, Android tablets and phones, Kindles and Chromebooks, making personalized learning accessible to all students on the go.

Apps & Software:
Ages 5 to 8

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Award-Winning Children's book — IXL App
Award-Winning Children's book — IXL


Trusted by more than 300,000 parents and 10 million students worldwide, IXL is a personalized learning platform proven to help pre-K through 12th grade students succeed academically. With a comprehensive curriculum covering five subjects, custom-built skill plans for all 50 state standards, and over 40 popular textbook series, IXL can support nearly any learner whether they are at home or in the classroom. And no matter how it’s implemented, IXL is proven to accelerate learning. In fact, studies in 24 states show that IXL schools outperform non-IXL schools, ranking as much as 17 percentile points higher on state assessments.

IXL is built on four components that make personalized learning simple:
— Comprehensive curriculum: IXL is built on over 8,000 deeply adaptive skills that automatically mold to each child’s level of understanding.
— The Real-Time Diagnostic: The diagnostic provides up-to-the-minute insights on a child’s grade-level proficiency in reading and math, ensuring parents always understand their learners’ needs.
— Personalized guidance: IXL gives children specific skill recommendations based on their work in the curriculum and diagnostic to help them fill knowledge gaps and grow.
— IXL Analytics: IXL provides parents information that pinpoints student trouble spots, alerts them the moment their children need help, and more. These actionable insights help families provide personalized support to help each learner grow.

IXL is loaded with other powerful personalization tools, such as individualized action plans, that help parents find the perfect next-step skills for each learner. Each child has their own personalized Recommendations wall with skill suggestions that help them target trouble spots, challenge themselves, explore new topics, and more. Students getting ready for college entrance exams can even create personalized study plans that recommend the exact skills they need to know to excel on the SAT and ACT!

To ensure accessibility, IXL provides audio support in math, language arts, and science which gives English language learners and children who struggle with reading the assistance they need to work independently.

And to make practice feel like play, children are rewarded for their achievements with fun prizes such as virtual stuffed animals, wind-up toys, and keychains!

Apps & Software:
Ages 9 to 12

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I Would Love You Even If You Burned the Christmas Turkey
Written by Bucleigh Newton Kernodle; Illustrated by Ashley Teets

Third in the multi award-winning I Would Love You Even If series, the Christmas turkey doesn’t fare too well in this story! The turkey is burned and holiday memories are shared in this warm, family tale.

Gramma burns the turkey and it brings back a holiday memory she shares with her grandchildren about the Pickle family and the Christmas tree.

This delightful early reader is fun for the whole family. Beautifully illustrated by Ashley Teets, this Christmas tale will bring forth family stories from your own memories, so sit down, read and share quality family time with I Would Love You Even If You Burned the Christmas Turkey.

What People Say

“Like a mug of hot chocolate and a snuggly blanket, this book is perfect for Christmas. Beautifully illustrated and written, your children will love this magical and gentle affirmation of the true meaning of the season.” —Elaine Williams Crockett, Award Winning Author

“The creative genius that is Bucleigh Kernodle, has done it again! The story, the rhymes, the fun, this book is wonderful. This is an incredible story for children about the message of God’s love and the true meaning of Christmas. It also serves as a beautiful reminder for all of us as we so often seem to lose our focus during the holiday season. This will be a favorite in our home for years to come!” —Lori Keller, Lead EC Teacher (Exceptional Children)

Children’s Picture Books:
Seasonal, Holidays & Festivals

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Award-Winning Children's book — I Would Love You Even If You Burned the Christmas Turkey
Award-Winning Children's book — Glass and Silicone Suction Bowls Set of 2

Glass and Silicone Suction Bowls Set of 2

Time to ditch the plastic and use clean materials! Brinware’s suction bowls have and inner glass bowl that is protected by a silicone cover that suctions to the table for a non-slip grip. This safe alternative to plastic won’t retain stains or odors, making cleanup a breeze. BPA, phthalate and lead-free. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Features the following:

Set includes 2 glass bowls and 2 silicone suction cup sleeves.
Silicone sleeves cover the glass bowl for protection. Hidden inner glass bowl won’t retain stains or odors. Silicone suction cup sticks to hard surfaces. Slip-resistant removable silicone sleeve. Protective silicone cover with excellent suction helps keep bowl in place. 100% food-grade silicone. Easy to clean and dishwasher safe. Microwave safe glass and silicone. BPA, Lead, PVC & Phthalates free. Available in fun colors. Each Bowl holds 14.8oz and measures 5.25″W x 2.5″H

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Ella Sue and the Burlap Bag
Written by Robin Taylor Chiarello; Illustrated by Steven Lester; Edited by Marion Davidson

Ella Sue Hartgrove, the daughter of sharecroppers Jessie and Estelle Hartgrove, was born in Shelby, North Carolina. She is a proud North Carolinian and enjoys recounting the stories about her youth and family. As an adult, Ella Sue moved North with her three children to enjoy educational opportunities for them, and higher wages for herself. Ella Sue loves visiting the Shelby area and seeing relatives and friends while enjoying worshipping at her old church. She believes that faith, family, and prayer are the most important components to a good life. She sends her blessings to you.

Children’s Picture Books:
Peoples, Places & Cultures

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Award-Winning Children's book — Animals at Risk--Ecologic Memory Game

Animals at Risk–Ecologic Memory Game

In this memory game, children match animals with their babies, and learn about their habitats. The colors of the backgrounds and the illustrations on the large pieces help players to match the cards. This game introduces children to the concept of endangered animals and the importance of protecting them

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Chicks and the City
Written by Matt Browning; Illustrated by Ashley Teets

Chicken Stu isn’t a typical barnyard bird. From the top of the silo, he stares at the city in the distance, dreaming of lattés, museums, and penthouse suites. But the other animals warn him the city is no place for fowl. A chicken’s home, they say, is on the farm. When Stu finds himself on a truck headed toward the bright lights and tall buildings, he decides to prove just how citified farming can be!

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

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Award-Winning Children's book — Chicks and the City
Award-Winning Children's book — Camping With Dads album

Camping With Dads album

“CAMPING WITH DADS is a folk-story-song album created especially for fathers and sons, emphasizing the importance of respecting daughters, sisters, mothers, and themselves. The upbeat, positive message comes through a medley of musical instruments and styles from ukulele to church piano, Afro-chic, guitar, Appalachian mountain dulcimer, and much more. Camping With Dads delivers welcome life lessons in a most enjoyable way, and is highly recommended.”
Midwest Book Review, October 2020

“On his latest outing, Peter Alsop takes listeners on a delightful musical adventure with Camping With Dads. Well, it’s not strictly musically because narration and skits are interspersed between the tunes. And it’s also not strictly camping with dad, but…well, I don’t want to give away too much of the fun. The album’s concept is a camping hike taken by adults and kids. It’s a great set-up for sing-along-style songs as well as for wandering off onto different topics too. It all spotlights Alsop’s strengths. A familiar figure in the family music world, the L.A.-based singer/songwriter is a master of mixing humor and serious subject matter. So, while he includes some goofy tunes, like “Bad Dad Jokes” and “I Brought A Gorilla Home,” there are also songs that tackle social justice (“All Our Kids”), racial prejudice (“Skin Color”), gender stereotypes (“I Wear Pink” and “Dads ‘N Boys”). Impressive too are the skits; “Crossing the Creek,” in particular, sounds like the adult and child performers are really crossing a stream. Much like a memorable camping trip, you will learn some things and have a lot of laughs listening to Camping With Dads”

Mom’s Choice Award – NAPPA – National Assn Parenting Publications Awards – Creative Child Magazine – Top Choice Of The Year Award! – 2020

Also a Tilliwig Award Winner – Best Family Fun Award- 2020, and the Hot Diggity Seal of Approval Award – 2020 & 2021

Audio Experiences:
Ages 5 to 8

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Bye-Bye Bully: Words Matter. Speak Up.
Written by Tori Levy, Emily Skwish; Illustrated by Alicia Teba; Edited by Jim Harbison

Manga for young kids takes on real-life bullying, depicting eight situations where kids step up to redirect a bully. This book shows how kids can stand up for others, say a kind word, and stop bullying.

Children’s Picture Books:
Values & Life Lessons

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Award-Winning Children's book — Bug Bite Thing

Bug Bite Thing

As Seen on Shark Tank, Bug Bite Thing is Amazon’s #1 selling product for insect bite relief with over 30,000 positive reviews. This “game-changing” product is also eco-friendly, reusable, chemical-free, safe to use on children of all ages, as well as adults. Bug Bite Thing uses suction to extract the insect saliva/venom from under the skin to eliminate the itching, stinging and swelling by removing the irritant – totally unlike topical creams and ointments which only mask it.

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Brain Games STEM: Outdoor Science Experiments: More than 20 fun experiments kids can do with materials from around the house
Written by Nicole Sulgit, Beth Taylor; Illustrated by Christopher Hiltz, Nick LaShure, Nicole Sulgit

Explore STEM topics and have fun! This book contains more than 20 experiments that let you learn about the natural world, animal and human life, and the outdoors. Step-by-step instructions and photographs make it easy for kids ages 6-9 to follow along with experiments that can be performed with everyday household items.

Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8):
Activities, Crafts & Hobbies ( Includes Puzzles & Games)

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Award-Winning Children's book — Brain Games STEM: Outdoor Science Experiments
Award-Winning Children's book — Bounce


This year, singer Suzanne Jamieson brings her effervescent energy to Bounce, a new album for families delivered with a joyful retro sound. The upbeat 11 song collection is filled with helpful positive messaging for children that focuses on life skills, happiness tools and lessons on how to thrive. Bounce is co-written and produced by triple Grammy nominated children’s band The Pop Ups. Jamieson’s family music has won many awards including NAPPA, Parents Choice, Kids Choice, and Creative Child CD of the Year. Bounce is her 2nd family album.

Audio Experiences:
Ages 5 to 8

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Bold Made Card Game

Bold Made is a remake of the classic game Old Maid but without the sexism of avoiding the older woman deemed too old to marry.

Bold Made flips the script on this outdated game and includes bold women who made huge impacts on our world and has a more aspirational goal of ending the game with the Bold Made card.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 5 to 8

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Award-Winning Children's book — Bold Made Card Game
Award-Winning Children's book — Baby Aria - Organic

Baby Aria – Organic

Aria is an organic baby soft doll and is one of our bestsellers. She has an attractive pretty dusty pink dress on with bird embroidery. The dress also has a laced feature on the neck and arms. Aria baby doll has a pastel blue bandana to really set the outfit off.
Aria is a handmade rag doll and has a soft and huggable body. Aris is the perfect soft doll for children needing a soothing doll or for those looking for a comforting empathy doll.
Features: Soft body with plush hair, embroidered facial features

Age Recommendation: 0+ months

Item Number: 7516

OCS 100 – Organic Content Standard Certified
For light cleaning, wipe the surface of this ragdoll toy with soapy water and a damp cloth. As a precaution, check regularly and do not give to babies or children if worn or damaged. Do not leave in direct sunlight.
Safety Standards: This product complies with European EN71, US ASTM F963 Standards. Please ensure that all packaging, attachments and fasteners are removed before giving this item to your child.

Made in Sri Lanka.

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AVYN Nursing Bras

Mama, meet AVYN. The first nursing bra you will actually want to wear. Designed by moms with a fierce anti-frump attitude, AVYN bras simplify breastfeeding with a clean, one-handed, pull-down design and buttery soft 4-way stretch fabric. Plus, it’s got moisture wicking technology to keep you dry from barre to brunch. The best part? AVYN Bras are built to support you through postpartum and beyond, because let’s face it, motherhood is a marathon, not a sprint.

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Award-Winning Children's book — AVYN Nursing Bras
Award-Winning Children's book — Author J. Arthur Moore Website

Author J. Arthur Moore Website

This website contains the published works of author J. Arthur Moore. To date they include Civil War and Native American historic fiction written from the boy’s point of view written for middle grade through adult readers. Middle grade readers will live history as they share the adventure with a peer. Readers can also access a research report about the real boys of the war through a link at the bottom of the home page as well as stories about these boys on the blog page. The website provides information [content, pricing, reviews, articles, reader comments, and more] about the books as well as a purchasing link, and a contact link to the author.

Online Resources (Websites, eMagazines and Blogs):
Teens / Young Adult

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