Weekly roundup: Award-Winning Self-Improvement Books, Creative Games, Products for New Moms + More!! 04/24 – 04/30

WR 05/03 - Best Books, Best Toys, and Best Parenting Supplies

This week’s roundup of Mom’s Choice Award winners features self-improvement books, creative games, products 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 April 24, 2022 to April 30, 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 Amazing Teen Brain

Your Amazing Teen Brain: CBT and Neuroscience Skills to Stress Less, Balance Emotions, and Strengthen Your Growing Mind
Written and illustrated by Elisa Nebolsine

A leading cognitive behavioral therapist offers fun and easy “brain hacks” grounded in CBT and neuroscience to help teen readers manage difficult emotions, build better relationships, and face all the challenges of growing up.

Young Adult Books:

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Yeti Needs a Haircut
Written by Angela Halgrimson; Illustrated by Brian Barber

It’s almost the first day of school and you know what that means: A back-to-school haircut for Yeti is a must! Yeti’s new friend Suzi knows just the right place!

Children’s Picture Books:

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Award-Winning Children's book — Yeti Needs a Haircut
Award-Winning Children's book — Why Some Animals Eat Their Young

Why Some Animals Eat Their Young: A Survivor’s Guide to Motherhood
Written by Dallas Louis

When Dallas Louis decided that all she wanted was to meet and marry her Prince Charming and become a mom, she had no idea what was in store for her. But she would soon find out. After only seven months of dating the love of her life, she married him, and within the course of twenty-six months, she gave birth to three children. Her husband knew her longer pregnant than not pregnant!

In this laugh-out-loud book, Dallas shares highlights of what happened in her world once all her dreams came true. She would like readers to find comfort in knowing they aren’t the only ones suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or buyer’s remorse. And, yes, it’s okay to admit that both of these conditions apply to parenting, though hopefully not all the time.
Adult Books:
Parenting – Humor

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The Skullington Family Skeletons in the Closet
Written by M.J. Evans; Illustrated by Yana Karpenko; Edited by Amy Schmutz

The Skullington Family is just like any other family except they are a family of SKELETONS! Just like any family, they have problems at bedtime. Ulna doesn’t want to stay in bed. Parents and children alike will love this fanciful and funny family. Filled with clever bone puns this book will tickle your funny bone as the Skullingtons learn to make bedtime a fun time!

Children’s Picture Books:
Family Life

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Award-Winning Children's book — The Skullington Family Skeletons in the Closet
Award-Winning Children's book — The Skullington Family School is a Grave Mistake

The Skullington Family School is a Grave Mistake
Written by M.J. Evans; Illustrated by Yana Karpenko; Edited by Amy Schmutz

Max is afraid to go to his first day of Kindergarten. Starting school can be a scary experience for any child and Max Skullington is just like every other child (except he’s a skeleton!) Read along with Max as he learns to express and face his fears. This enchanting book with spectacular illustrations will delight preschool and kindergarten children. It is the perfect gift for children facing new experiences. Click on the “Look Inside” feature for a preview.

Children’s Picture Books:
Family Life

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The Skullington Family Bone Appetit
Written by M.J. Evans; Illustrated by Yana Karpenko; Edited by Amy Schmutz

★If you were a skeleton, what would you eat?★Spare ribs? Chicken soup made only with the funny bone? Skeletons still have to eat but Mrs. Skulington is having trouble with her three children who are picky eaters! What is a mother to do? Read this funny picture book and find out how she solves her mealtime problems. “The Skullington Family Bone Appetit” is a clever way to teach children the importance of developing healthy eating habits.

Children’s Picture Books:
Family Life

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Award-Winning Children's book — The Skullington Family Bone Appetit
Award-Winning Children's book — Spokester


Spokester is a unique plastic toy designed and tested to fit all children’s bikes. The flexible circular clasp expands to grip all diameters of bicycle forks. Just snap it on by hand – no tools required! The flapper flexes as the bicycle spokes turn past it, making a loud motor-like noise.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 5 to 8

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Scamper: And The Magic Of Appreciation
Written by Michal Y. Noah And Loren Noah

Scamper, the squirrel, has a morning routine of expressing his gratitude for all things big and small, which most of us fail to notice, appreciate, and be thankful for. Scamper marvels at life, and makes it a point to appreciate everything he encounters, from warm sunlight to the green grass, to the chirping birds and the friends he has, and never forgets to appreciate himself, either. This unlocks his inner potential of leading a happy and meaningful life.

This is a book that will take a child and adult through a magical mind journey, a joyous inner journey expanding the heart, filling it with warmth, love and joy, and teaching our kids to be more self- aware and heart-centered.

Children’s Picture Books:
Inspirational / Motivational

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Award-Winning Children's book — Scamper
Award-Winning Children's book — PLAYBOARD


The perfect toy to help children develop their motor skills and their coordination.

Designed for each stage of the child’s psychomotor development
– Refine his skills
– Boost his creativity
– Work on his motor skills
– Sharpen his concentration
– Learning is a game
– Develop his autonomy

The most complete educational and stimulating tool on the market

Toys, Games & Puzzles:

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Phanpy Wearable Silicone Breastmilk Collector / Manual Breast Pump

The problem you may face when breastfeeding:
While mother breast feeding their baby, the another side of breast will be stimulated and express the milk casued milk leak and waste, it is a little trouble for moms.
The solution of leaking milk:
Phanpy manual wearable breast pump can solve this problem.
The reason you should choose it:
1.The nature negative pressure help mother express the milk nature, comfortable with no pain.
2.It is invisible and can be worn in bra, when you feel your breast is full you can use Phanpy wearable breast pump collect milk

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

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Award-Winning Children's book — Phanpy Wearable Silicone Breastmilk Collector / Manual Breast Pump
Award-Winning Children's book — Moonlite


New for 2022 are three exciting Gift Packs – Disney Classics, Disney Modern Classics and Pixar ($45 per pack) – that project from your smartphone onto a wall or ceiling. Dim the lights, cuddle in bed and tell a tale with vivid projections, sound effects and background music.

Educational Products:

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Molly’s Big Score
Written by Katie Purcell; Illustrated by Maggie Glisan; Edited by Brooke VanSickle

Molly wants nothing more to score a goal for the soccer team, but just trying to kick the ball causes her to fall over. If only her legs worked as well as her brothers’.
With the braces on her legs, Molly doesn’t believe she’ll ever be good at anything. Let alone soccer. Until her friend, Anna, encourages her to go for her dreams. Maybe now she has a chance at scoring big in the upcoming game?

This friendship story opens the discussion on inclusion and children with disabilities by demonstrating no matter what our bodies say, we are all important and have value. Molly may have cerebral palsy, but she’s not going to let it keep her from living life to the fullest. And neither should you.

Children’s Picture Books:
Specialized Concepts / Differently Abled

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Award-Winning Children's book — Molly's Big Score
Award-Winning Children's book — Livie Bloom & Friends: Adventures in Food Allergies Beyond A Gluten-Free Dream

Livie Bloom & Friends: Adventures in Food Allergies Beyond A Gluten-Free Dream: Livie Y sus Amigos: Aventuras en las Alergias Alimentarias; Más Allá De Un Sueño Sin Gluten
Written by Frances Alvarado-Ng; Illustrated by Marianne Savage

Livie Bloom has lost her sparkle! After being newly diagnosed with celiac disease, Livie becomes uncertain and fearful about what foods to eat. After being led on a multi-cultural gluten-free journey, Livie overcomes her fears, makes new friends, and discovers new possibilities along the way. “Beyond A Gluten-free Dream is the first book written by Frances Marie Alvarado-Ng, BS MSW under the series title “Livie Bloom & Friends: Adventures in Food Allergies”. Each book in the series features a character facing food allergies and the challenges it brings.

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

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GIGIL STEM Subscription Boxes bring STEM education to your doorstep, with up to 5 hands-on activities each month! Included in the kit are all the supplies, activity guides, instructions, and a video lesson! Just open up your STEM Kit and go (easy)! Our subscription boxes are available for kids in TK – 5th grade.

Educational Products:
Ages 5 to 8

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Award-Winning Children's book — GIGIL STEM Kits
Award-Winning Children's book — Door Buddy

Door Buddy

When you have a little one on the move, you have to baby proof every nook and cranny! But, who wants to have baby gates throughout their home? Introducing the easier way to keep your little one out of trouble, Door Buddy.

As parents to two little girls ourselves, we know all about the baby proofing headaches. Safety should be easy, convenient, and effective – not cumbersome, destructive, or complicated. That’s exactly why we created Door Buddy.

Door Buddy’s adjustable door strap is the perfect solution for parents who want to keep their baby out of no-go rooms without a hefty price tag or issues. An added bonus is that it keeps doors open wide enough to let cats into rooms with their litter box and cat food while stopping your little one in its tracks. Now you don’t need to worry about cutting a hole in your door either!

Gear & Accessories:
Pet Related

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Creta Class

Creta Class is designed to help kids ages 3-8 establish systematic knowledge through progressive learning pathways. With engaging animations and interactive exercises, our AI-based classes maximize immersive participation and make learning a fun and joyful experience.

Educational App Store Certified

✨ The scientific and systematic course content is suitable for every child!
– Scientific, systematic and leveled courses personalized for kids aged 3-8
– Progressive learning gradually building kids’ math thinking skills
– Immersive and interesting AI animation courses approved by both kids and their parents

Apps & Software:

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Award-Winning Children's book — Creta Class
Award-Winning Children's book — Chicken Livers and Artichokes

Chicken Livers and Artichokes
Written by Pina Bird; Illustrated by Tetiana Kopytova

After feeling like an outcast on her first day at a new elementary school, Pina bonds with a classmate over their love of food. Together, can they show the rest of the school how our differences are what make us unique and special? Join Pina as she and her classmates are challenged to find similarities in this powerful, warm-hearted tale of cultural diversity and acceptance.

Children’s Picture Books:
Values & Life Lessons

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Bronson Beaver Builds a Robot
Written by Teko Bernard; Illustrated by Howard Russell; Edited by Madeleine Mozley

BRONSON BEAVER BUILDS A ROBOT is a slim, fast-paced chapter book that will instill in young readers a spirit of creativity and invention, an appreciation for nature, and increase their interest in STEM. It will also teach the importance of honesty, responsibility, hard work, and friendship in a fun way.

The book is written for boys and girls ages 7-12 who enjoy fast-paced stories with short, action-filled chapters. It’s the right choice for kids who like books about animals, nature, technology, and robots. ​It’s perfect for reluctant readers and newly independent readers looking for more challenging stories.

The story focuses on Bronson Beaver, a 13-year-old master builder and aspiring inventor who has been rigidly groomed since birth to work hard and someday take over his family’s historic wilderness resort lodge. But for the first time in his life, Bronson attempts to ditch hard work.

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

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Award-Winning Children's book — Bronson Beaver Builds a Robot
Award-Winning Children's book — Brainiac® Brain Squeezers Applesauce with BrainPack®

Brainiac® Brain Squeezers Applesauce with BrainPack®

Here at Brainiac® we want to make snacking count! Our Brainiac® Brain Squeezers come supercharged with our BrainPack® which provides meaningful amounts of critical brain fueling nutrients like Omega-3 DHA/EPA and choline. These ready-to-go pouches are made with seasonal, non-GMO, and 100% US grown apples, making them the perfect snack for lunches, car rides, or wherever you need to be!

Food & Supplements:

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Aeroflow Urology

Aeroflow Urology helps parents obtain diapers, pull-ups, and additional continence care supplies through their child’s Medicaid benefits! We offer a wide selection of high-quality products and ship supplies in discreet packaging directly to your door each month.

To check your child’s eligibility, visit our website and submit your child’s information through our “Check Your Eligibility” form. We will verify your coverage and provide you with a curated selection of options available through your child’s specific insurance plan.

Online Resources (Websites, eMagazines and Blogs):

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Award-Winning Children's book — Aeroflow Urology

One Comment on “Weekly roundup: Award-Winning Self-Improvement Books, Creative Games, Products for New Moms + More!! 04/24 – 04/30”

  1. These books and products sound wonderful! I have a new grand daughter and can’t wait to read these books to her. Congratulations to the winners.

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