Weekly roundup: Award-Winning Children’s Books, Baby Products, App Subscriptions + More!! 02/06 – 02/19

WR 02/22 - Best Books, Best Toys, and Best Parenting Supplies

This week’s roundup of Mom’s Choice Award winners features children’s books, baby products, app subscriptions + 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 February 06, 2022 to February 19, 2022.

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 — Zookeepers and Friends

Zookeepers and Friends

Zookeeper dolls with friends inspire children to be interested in the conservation and care for wildlife. They are a natural product with a great fit at national parks and zoos. The 16-inch dolls come with removable animal friends for interactive play value. The dolls are made of soft materials that are recycled making them perfect for children and the environment! They are also machine washable in a mesh bag, and it is easy for moms to keep them clean all the time. The doll’s hair is in soft, twisty curls that won’t tangle, and the light limbs and healthy body design are well suited to impressionable minds. These dolls are great for pack and play, travel, and soft enough for bedtime too, making them the ideal companion for small children.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 5 to 8

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Tushbaby Hip Carrier

Tushbaby is a strap-free ergonomic hip seat that evenly distributes your baby’s weight, so you can carry your little one longer and more comfortably. Approved by both pediatricians and orthopedists, the memory foam-lined seat provides optimal comfort and hip health for little ones, while the supportive belt (with additional padding, lumbar support, and high-quality double safeguard closure) evenly distributes baby weight and reduces painful spine curvature in parents and grandparents alike.

With its fashionable design, stylish color and fabric options, and seamless storage access, Tushbaby is the perfect piece for parents on the go. It holds diapers, wipes, and changing essentials, with extra pockets along the sides for personal items — there’s also a bottle holder, attachment loops, and smooth two-way zippers for left and right-handed friends and family.

Parents don’t need to pack up three bags just to leave the house anymore. Carry your kid. Stash your stuff. Save your back.

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Award-Winning Children's book — Tushbaby Hip Carrier
Award-Winning Children's book — The Storm Tree

The Storm Tree
Written by Hélène Ferreira; Illustrated by Creature of Habit – Creative by Nature; Edited by Boutique Books

The Storm Tree is the second book in The Blanket Tree Books series. It is an inclusive, fantasy adventure picture book. In this story an ancient tree on a hill is inspired by music to start growing musical instruments. The land owner wonders why this would be and tries initially to profit from this harvest. When a serious storm breaks out the tree’s powerful music leads everyone up to safety on the hill. The tree basks in the glory afterwards, but not for long….
The Storm Tree is written in rhyme, like a song. The Blanket Tree Books are bedtime stories of inclusivity and growth, learning and renewal.

Children’s Picture Books:
Fantasy, Myths & Legends

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The Fragrance of a Girl’s World: Because Girls are Created Equally Different
Written and illustrated by Donna Manley

Because all girls are created equally different in this book girls will encounter 33 inspiring thoughts of wisdom, tips, and loving advice to uplift and encourage. Girls have different surroundings and challenges. Certain resources might not be available to them. The Fragrance of a Girl’s World unleashes facts that girls must realize that they are unique “flowers” in a world that also has “weeds.” These “weeds” include bad relationships, withheld resources, bad advice, and/or bullying. This little powerhouse of a book will help to make a girl’s world smell much more like a rose and show girls how to successfully maneuver through and/or remove those “weeds” in file. Deep dive into the 33 aromas of wisdom, tips, and advice and the use Your Thoughts pages to jump into the conversation. Lemon Drops and Pretty Purple Plums in this creative work add distinct aromatic resources for a girl’s world. The Fragrance of a Girl’s World releases the fragrance of a girl’s poem titled Lovely, Lovely that brings true perspective to the wonders, joys, and preciousness of girlhood.

Young Adult Books:
Inspirational / Motivational

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Award-Winning Children's book — The Fragrance of a Girl's World
Award-Winning Children's book — SPLATZ™ Naturally Fun Hand Soap

SPLATZ™ Naturally Fun Hand Soap

SPLATZ™ Naturally Fun Hand Soap is the first bursting bubble of pure soap that the kids will now beg you to use to wash hands! SPLATZ are gentle for kids, yet tough on germs and viruses keeping your family healthy and safe all year long.

Your 8oz container of SPLATZ comes with an adorable yellow “handy” spoon found inside to help your child dispense the soap balls. Turn the handy spoon around and use it as a bubble-blowing wand!

SPLATZ are bursting bubbles of pure hand soap that literally SPLAT! when kids squeeze them. Developed by a kids product designer and two Harvard scientists, all parents with young kids, using a patent-pending formula and natural ingredients, these irresistible balls of fun change the way kids think about washing their hands.

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

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Safe smartphones for kids

With dogged hope and optimism for the potential of every child, we focus our energy on finding better ways to introduce technology to kids. We believe ours is a movement that will help millions of kids achieve their dreams and live happy, healthy and balanced lives.

A phone that grows with your child!
To provide a technology environment in which kids can thrive, we spent a year developing KidSmart OS™, an Android-based operating system that empowers parents with an extremely easy, powerful and flexible set of parental controls—all while eliminating social media, addictive games, pornography and incoming access for predators and bullies.

Our mission is to provide kids with guardrails for safety and opportunities for growth, learning, personal discovery and preparation for the future. We do this by creating solutions that empower children to pursue their dreams vigorously through a safe, balanced relationship with technology.

We invite you to join us in that mission!

Apps & Software:
Ages 9 to 12

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Award-Winning Children's book — Safe smartphones for kids
Award-Winning Children's book — Quid Stroller

Quid Stroller

Weighing only 13 lbs., the Quid stroller is the ultimate stroller for families on the go. Maneuver city streets, local neighborhoods, or even airplane travel with an ultra-compact design. Quid stroller doesn’t compromise baby’s comfort, thanks to padded cushions, multi-position recline, and adjustable leg rest. Additional features include a large, extendable hood with Anti-UV treated fabric (UPF 50+); roll-up ventilation window, and peek-a-boo window in hood for added visibility; generous storage basket with reflective material for added safety; swivel, lockable front wheels with suspensions, and one-foot brake; 5-point safety harness. With a reclining backrest, you can ensure your baby can discover the world or rest comfortably during a nap. Adjustable leg rest allows for continued leg support as your little one grows. Thanks to its multi-point suspension system & durable wheels, the Quid can smoothly carry your child across various terrains.

Optional carry bag and raincover available.

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Let My Colors Go
Written by Courtney Filigenzi; Illustrated by Shennen Bersani

A young boy uses color to express a range of emotions as his family undergoes a sudden life change. Some days he’s sad, some days he’s happy, and other days he’s scared or angry. The boy comes to realize that these “ups and downs” are perfectly normal for his situation. This beautifully illustrated book assures children of families facing a sudden illness, a job loss, the loss of a loved one, a divorce or a sudden move that they are not alone. Importantly, it helps them understand that it’s okay to let their feelings go. Drawing and journaling pages are included to encourage children to express themselves in a thoughtful and positive manner.

Children’s Picture Books:
Growing Up / Personal Growth

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Award-Winning Children's book — Let My Colors Go
Award-Winning Children's book — Kartoon Channel!

Kartoon Channel!

A family entertainment destination that delivers enduring childhood moments of humor, adventure, and discovery.

Apps & Software:
Ages 5 to 8

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Fred Gets Frustrated – A Children’s Calm Down Book: With Calming Activities Flashcards
Written by Jennifer C. Kelly; Illustrated by Stephen Stone; Edited by Jennifer Rees, Brooke Vitale

About the book:

If you are struggling to help your child manage their anger, meet Fred. Fred helps children learn early emotional development skills that will grow along with them. Fred gets upset when things don’t go as planned. As he navigates everyday situations, Fred is repeatedly successful at employing techniques he has learned to cope with anger and frustration.

About the flashcards:

The Calming Activities Flashcards encourage healthy emotional and physical habits with your child or classroom. Enjoy the daily practice of mindfulness, calm, exercise, and gratitude. Appropriate for children 4 and up. Can be used as a resource for parents, caregivers, homeschoolers, therapists, and teachers.

Children’s Picture Books:
Growing Up / Personal Growth

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Award-Winning Children's book — Fred Gets Frustrated - A Children's Calm Down Book
Award-Winning Children's book — Contixo V8 / V9 / V10 / V10+ / K102 Kids Tablets

Contixo V8 / V9 / V10 / V10+ / K102 Kids Tablets

Top Rated Educator Approved Academy: Save up to $150.00: With 20+ kids-friendly educational apps (pre-installed) and creativity tools designed by the Academy Learning Experts (Worth more than $150.00), your loved ones and you can enjoy a kid-friendly and Android based tablet. Pay a single Kids Tablet and Parents can download popular android apps or choose 1000 + games, apps, videos, and music from Google Play Stores.

A perfect WiFi Android Tablet for Online Learning: Contixo V10 kids tablet features WiFi connectivity and full range of Google Services. You can download massive educational Apps from the Google Play Store such as Khan Academy for Kids, Duolingo, ABC Mouse, etc. The Contixo Academy will provide the endless age-appropriate contents, ensure safe engagement when you are busy working. An ultimate Learning Academy Partner for every Home.

Educational Products:
Ages 5 to 8

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Coconut My First Toddler Swing

~Four colors to choose from
~3 point safety harness
~Award Winning Ergonomic Design
~Hang it anywhere, including indoors

Toys, Games & Puzzles:

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Award-Winning Children's book — Coconut My First Toddler Swing
Award-Winning Children's book — BubbleLick Natural Flavored Bubbles

BubbleLick Natural Flavored Bubbles

Bubblelick, which was created by a top pediatrician, is the world’s safest bubble solution ever made for kids. We heard from parents and doctors that contact on skin or eating regular bubbles, which most kids do with “non-toxic” bubble solutions, cause allergic reactions.

BubbleLick rises above other bubble solutions with a unique combination of Food-Grade and USP ingredients with natural flavors. Our bubbles are made in a FDA registered, CGMP-certified and allergen-free facility in the USA. Instead of the typical soapy taste, our bubbles boast yummy flavors, creating excitement every time. Some of our flavors: Milk Chocolate Chip, Juicy Watermelon Splash, Carnival Cotton Candy, and Glazed Cinnamon Roll.

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Babies Build Toddlers: A Montessori Guide to Parenting the First 18 Months
Written by Mariana Bissonnette; Illustrated by Samantha Morales-Johnson, Esma Bošnjaković, Brenda Citlali Brambila, Tracy Nishimura Bishop, Alisha Nicole Brumfield, Sophia Marie Pappas, Chie Ushio (Cover Design)

Babies Build Toddlers is a unique parenting book with an innovative illustrative approach that makes child development information both accessible and actionable for everyday readers. Author, Mariana Bissonnette tells the powerful story of the child during their most essential stage of development: infancy.

The first 18 months lay a critical foundation for a child’s future emotional, cognitive, physical, and social well-being. But this early time is often the most difficult for parents! Many find themselves in “survival mode” until toddlerhood, something that overlooks the incredible potential of this early time. Babies Build Toddlers offers readers a window into the intersection of development, education and parenting through clear developmental timelines (including movement, language, eating, sleeping, hygiene, and bonding), practical suggestions for how to support that development, and illustrations from a team of illustrators who celebrate the fullness of each parent’s journey.

Adult Books:
Parenting – General

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Award-Winning Children's book — Babies Build Toddlers
Award-Winning Children's book — Andi’s Valentine Tree

Andi’s Valentine Tree: A Dance-It-Out Creative Movement Story for Young Movers
Written by Once Upon a Dance; Illustrated by Emilia Rumińska

Celebrate the beauty of nature, embracing your passions, and forgiveness. Andi loves ballet and friends at the studio, but school is a different story. A squirrel named Lou and a remarkable tree provide much-needed comfort. Then something magical makes life even better.

Each Dance-It-Out! story is a kids’ dance performance for the imagination stage. Andi’s Valentine Tree builds on previous Dance-It-Out! material and is ideal for ages 6+, dance students, or as a sequel to other stories. Ballerina Konora joins the pages with dance photos and suggestions for movement exploration. Andi is gender-neutral so boys, girls, and nonbinary readers will relate.

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

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Amazon Kids+

Amazon Kids+ is an all-in-one subscription that offers up a world of imagination and creativity for millions of kids. Amazon Kids+ offers more than 20,000 books, shows, apps, Audible books, and games on compatible Fire tablet, Echo, Glow, Fire TV, Kindle devices and across Android and iOS. An Amazon Kids+ subscription includes unlimited access to content from trusted brands like Disney, Nickelodeon, Sesame Street, PBS Kids, and National Geographic, as well as Amazon Kids+ original content.

Amazon Kids+ offers a kid-friendly environment to independently explore and enjoy age-appropriate content. Parents can customize the experience by age group – 3 to 5, 6 to 8, and 9 to 12 – to ensure kids are getting the most relevant learning tools. Some of the key educational components include: daily reading reminders and achievement badges, a “Learn First” feature that prioritizes learning before entertainment on tablets, literacy-focused games that allow kids to practice skills like spellings, and more. And just this past June, Amazon Kids+ added Reading Sidekick, an Alexa learning experience that helps young readers build fluency and foster a love for reading.

Apps & Software:
Ages 5 to 8

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Award-Winning Children's book — Amazon Kids+
Award-Winning Children's book — Addy's Journey to her Forever Home

Addy’s Journey to her Forever Home
Written by Nicole Schryer; Illustrated by Brittany Koncler

Addy’s story is about a 7-year-old girl (Addy) who is also a Porcupine that is removed from her home due to neglect. She goes through various foster homes, some terrible and some just leaving her more alone. As the story goes on you can see her spikes begin to form as she experiences more and more trauma. She ends up at her final foster home that happens to be armadillos. They are hard on the outside to withstand her spikes, but soft on the inside to warm and comfort Addy. They then bring her to therapy where colors more than brown begin to shine.

This story was created to help children in the foster/adopted system provide normalcy and hope for a brighter future. Addy goes through many homes and experiences trauma and loss in so many different ways. However, it is a story that provides resiliency in the face of adversity, and love when it’s hard to see. Follow Addy on her journey to find love and belonging.

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

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