Weekly roundup: Award-Winning Children’s Picture Books, Toddler Products, Activity Sets + More!! 04/17 – 04/23

WR 04/26 - Best Books, Best Toys, and Best Parenting Supplies

This week’s roundup of Mom’s Choice Award winners features children’s picture books, toddler products, activity sets + 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 April 17, 2022 to April 23, 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 — Your Forever Dog

Your Forever Dog: What it feels like when someone loves you
Written by Randy Martin, Leslie Yerkes; Illustrated by Traci Harmon-Hay; Edited by Randy Martin

Big Boy is a South African Mastiff who lives wild in the back lot of a manufacturing plant in Cleveland, OH. He has no one to feed him, provide water, or care for him. He lives with the constant memory of
being beaten by the human who used to own him, before that man brought him to this field and left him to survive on his own.

One day, a young girl and her dog show up with roasted chicken, a smile, and hope. Will that be enough to rescue Big Boy? To move him from his dreary home, living forgotten in some forsaken field? And will he choose to walk away from this unhappy existence and be rescued by a human and her dog?

This is a story of relationships filled with mistrust and doubt, friendship and betrayal, and the flowering of love. It’s about choosing to overcome the past and step forward into the future. It’s a story of how it feels when someone loves you.

Children’s Picture Books:
Domestic Animals & Pets

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The Little Green Jacket
Written by Jodi Dee; Illustrated by Steve Goad

Based on true events, a little green jacket travels through the lives of different children, who live in very different places, and ends on the other side of the world after a natural disaster.

“Destined to be an American classic”, a truly unique and inspirational story with a dual perspective in the voice of a little green jacket. With enchanting illustrations this book demonstrate how giving has a magic of its own. A story that showcases the culture of donations and how it can change lives, one item at a time.

With realistic and stunning detailed black and white illustrations, find out how the little green jacket experiences being a donation and the importance, power, and magic of giving! Also, a seek and find!

Children’s Picture Books:
Values & Life Lessons

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Award-Winning Children's book — The Little Green Jacket
Award-Winning Children's book — The Ace Compeers

The Ace Compeers: The Secrets of Skin Colour
Written by Rita Bhandari; Illustrated by Indra Audipriatna

Open your eyes! Ready your ears! It’s time to learn with the Ace Compeers!

The Ace Compeers are a diverse group of friends committed to learning all about the world and helping others. Join Ang, Basma, Riley, Erika, and Manjeet as they learn about skin colour and the ways people are both different and similar.

Using kid-friendly language and an antiracist framework, this first book of The Ace Compeers series uses inquiry-based learning techniques to draw connections between skin colour, genetics, geography, and history. It sets the foundation upon which children can shift their preconceived ideas of race and adopt an accurate understanding of skin colour. This book also features study questions to foster a hunger for learning and guide discussion with young readers, making this book an excellent resource for parents, schools, and educational organizations.

Juvenile Books (Level 2 – Ages 9 to 12):
Comic Books & Graphic Novels

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The red SWIMTRAINER “Classic” is used to get used to the water and to learn the correct leg movement (frog movement). This SWIMTRAINER “Classic” is designed for babies and toddlers weighing from approx. 13 to approx. 40 lbs and is intended for beginners.

The SWIMTRAINER “Classic” gives children the necessary sense of achievement, lots of swimming fun and a good feeling of safety in the water at every stage of their development. In this way, the foundation for learning to swim successfully is laid at an early age and a lifelong, positive relationship with the element of water is created.

The specially designed SWIMTRAINER “Classic” swimming aids are used according to the age and learning progress of the child (red, orange and yellow). The SWIMTRAINER “Classic” enables targeted early training already at baby age. The technique training that builds on this eventually leads to the perfect swimming style.

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Award-Winning Children's book — Playfoam® Sand Ice Cream Sundae Set

Playfoam® Sand Ice Cream Sundae Set

Playfoam Sand Ice Cream Sundae Set is a triple scoop of sensory exploration, pretend play and early learning fun! Designed to promote creativity, improve fine motor and matching skills through pretend play and early learning fun. Use the scoop to serve up soft, shapeable Playfoam Sand and follow the ice cream order cards to make pretend play ice cream come to life!

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Numberblocks MathLink® Cubes Activity Set

Count on these colorful cubes to bring math learning to life! From the global hit TV math series Numberblocks, children use the special edition Numberblocks MathLink Cubes to build their own friendly characters with activity sets that showcase characters 1-10 and 11-20. Children use the special-edition MathLink® Cubes Numberblocks to build the characters and master the math skills of counting, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing through hands-on discovery play. Children see how numbers really work as they build their own Numberblocks from 1-10 and 11-20.

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Award-Winning Children's book — Numberblocks MathLink® Cubes Activity Set
Award-Winning Children's book — Monsterkins Stuffed Toys

Monsterkins Stuffed Toys

Not all monsters are bad! Sometimes all it takes is a strong monster friend to help take care of some cuddles while also taking care of the planet. Each Monsterkin Stuffed Monster focuses on a specific environment. They are a super fun way to bring attention to recycling and environmental needs of the planet.

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LeapFrog LF920HD Video Baby Monitor

LeapFrog’s LF920HD Video Baby Monitor lets parents watch over their little ones at home, with up to 1,000 feet of range, on a 7-inch, 720p high-definition LCD parent unit display. They can view rooms from top to bottom with the 80-degree vertical tilt angle and from side to side with the 360-degree horizontal viewing capability. Parents can also magnify details up to eight times their original size with the crisp digital zoom range and monitor room temperature and humidity levels directly from the parent unit display. Plus, the monitor allows parents to see baby as clear as day, even in ultralow light, thanks to the advanced color night vision technology. Other features include sound-activated soothing that turns on a night light and soothing sounds when crying is detected, and a two-way, talk-back intercom that lets parents speak to baby through the parent unit.

Gear & Accessories:
Media, Electronics & Accessories

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Award-Winning Children's book — LeapFrog LF920HD Video Baby Monitor
Award-Winning Children's book — Kara's Dreams

Kara’s Dreams
Written by Ritu Anand; Illustrated by Veen Redwood; Edited by Meera Sriram, Paul Hoffman

Little Kara had big dreams. But she had seen others around her defeated by the obstacles thrown at them, and she was fearful she might endure the same fate and never attain her dreams. Was she good enough? Was she strong enough? Would she be able to overcome hardships? Kara, a young tree in the forest, decides to ask a wise, mature tree for advice. The mentoring helps Kara realize that she has everything within her to reach her dreams; she just needs to adjust to her surroundings and believe in herself. This wonderful children’s story represents the debut book by Ritu Anand of Sarasota, Florida. The tale is augmented by Veen Redwood’s rich, beautiful illustrations. Kara’s Dreams is a tale of faith, growth, and resilience. Any child will love the story and pictures.

Children’s Picture Books:
Growing Up / Personal Growth

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Jesse True Collection: Books 1-4: The Power of Emotion & How to Deal with Big Feelings
Written by Jodi Dee; Illustrated by Aigul Nugumanova

Jesse True is a “normal” little boy, until one day he starts changing color based on how he feels. Jesse is a powerful resource for parents and educators. Jesse True was created to help children learn that all feelings are OK and it’s OK to feel. Jesse’s “super power” is changing colors. We often associate colors with feelings, such as “feeling blue” or “red with anger.” When Jesse feels something strongly, the energy he generates radiates a color that reflects his emotion. Jesse glows different colors based on different feelings.

Children’s Picture Books:
Growing Up / Personal Growth

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Award-Winning Children's book — Jesse True Collection: Books 1-4
Award-Winning Children's book — Cumbor Safety Baby & Pet Gate

Cumbor Safety Baby & Pet Gate

About this item
【Large & wide】30.5 Inch height & 29.5-46 Inch width, This black gate is suitable for most doors! Our large walk thru gate makes it easier to walk when holding the baby. Great choice for new parents!
【Safe for baby】Your curious crawlers will be blocked by the baby gate at the top of stairs because we design the double-lock safety release which makes it difficult for toddlers to open the gate (aged 6-36 months). Babysitting your babies!!!
【Durable design】steel design baby gate can defend up to 150 pound impacts by Husky, Alaska etc. without budging at all! You do not need to worry about the baby gate being pushed down and hurting your children, great for a family with child and pet!!!
【Easy installation】 simple pressure mounting is easy enough for a nanny to install for grandkids in 10 minutes without any help. Free to go through from both sides. Perfect for stairs, hallway, doorways and open spaces(be ensure to measure the installation distance of the upper and lower walls is within 29.5-46Inch, If your wall isn’t flush or have baseboards)


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Create a Home of Learning: Screen-Free Toys and Techniques for Your Developing Child, 0- 8 Years
Written by Jodi Dee; Edited by Amanda Brodkin

Children learn while they play! Transform your home into a home of screen-free earning- , from 0-8 years using materials and concepts offered in our online masters class and training materials. This content has been developed and used by early childhood practitioners and educators for generations, now available to you with your children!

Each person who cares for a child can set up and facilitate a rich environment and use the simple techniques offered in this class! “A timeless and powerful resource”, “A must for any caregiver of a young child.”

Adult Books:
Parenting – General

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Award-Winning Children's book — Create a Home of Learning
Award-Winning Children's book — Battle Pufs

Battle Pufs

Battle Pufs is a fun family battle royale game that involves some of the cutest creatures you can imagine! Use your Pufs to go to battle with your opponents and assure your victory by being the last puf standing.

The game includes 2-5 players, is 15-45 mins, and being 8+ Battle Pufs can be played by anyone in the family! The gameplay is quick, easy to set up and easy to play.

Gameplay comes with 2 options.
Battle royal where sole survivor wins OR timed royal where you decide how long the game will last. In Time Royale when the pre-determined time is up the winner with the most stars added up at the bottom of their puf cards wins.

This gameplay is a great function that was added in case you only have 10 to 15 mins you can still play a quick game. Sometimes these games can last longer than you think so it’s nice to have that option.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 9 to 12

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A Golf Ball in Her Shoe
Written by Patricia Pedraza-Nafziger; Illustrated by Wendy Leach; Edited by N/A

“A Golf Ball in Her Shoe” is an uplifting story about a young girl who overcomes her nerves on the golf course with the help of a four-legged friend! Filled with colorful illustrations and easy-to-read storytelling, this is a fun family story for children, young golfers, dog lovers, and parents. Get ready to hit the course with Birdie and an adorable dog named Chip! Filled with life lessons that go beyond the golf course, this is a must-read story for the whole family.

Children’s Picture Books:
Inspirational / Motivational

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Award-Winning Children's book — A Golf Ball in Her Shoe

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