Weekly Roundup: Children’s Picture Books, Baby Products, Kid’s Toys + More!! 10/02 – 10/08

WR 10/11 - Best Books, Best Toys, and Best Parenting Supplies

This week’s roundup of Mom’s Choice Award winners features children’s picture books, baby products, kid’s toys + 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 October 02, 2022 to October 08, 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 — Ziora's Quest

Ziora’s Quest: Mommy’s Milk Rocks!

Have you ever wanted something reeeeaaaally badly?…but what you got wasn’t quite what you expected?
Ziora wished for a baby sister for a long time, but now her little sister just wants to breastfeed. What’s the big deal about breast milk anyway? Join Ziora as she explores the amazing world of Milky White and learns the true power of and super fun facts about breast milk! Nursing moms will find Ziora’s Quest: Mommy’s Milk Rocks! a refreshing read that will endear them even more to their children. It’s a book for children who wished for a new sibling, but feel disappointed when the baby takes so much of Mama’s time.

Dr. Amaka Nnamani, board-certified pediatrician, Breastfeeding Coordinator for the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and breastfeeding advocate, skillfully narrates the benefits of breastfeeding. The first of its kind, this story of a six-year-old “new big sister” is entertaining, educational and appropriate for children and adults.

Children’s Picture Books:
Health & Safety

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When Caregiving Calls: Guidance as You Care for a Parent, Spouse, or Aging Relative,
Written by Aaron Blight, Ed.D.

Caring for a parent, spouse, or relative who cannot care for themselves due to age, infirmity, or illness is one of the noblest human activities. It’s also one of the most stressful, posing challenges that can be painful, confusing, frustrating, and deeply rewarding—sometimes all at once. When Caregiving Calls is an invitation to a deep conversation about caregiving and its meaning for you.

Aaron Blight has lived the caregiving experience many ways—as a family caregiver for a mother-in-law struggling with brain cancer as it stole her mental clarity and ultimately her life; as the owner of a home care company that supported thousands of families living their own versions of the same journey; and as a researcher, lecturer, and consultant traveling the world to learn from family caregivers and their professional helpers.

Adult Books:
Aging & Elder Care

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Award-Winning Children's book — When Caregiving Calls
Award-Winning Children's book — The SoothiPop Teether

The SoothiPop Teether

Every parent knows how challenging it can be to maintain smiles, giggles, and a sense of calm. Despite the endless options of teething products on the market, our founders couldn’t find teething solutions as safe, effective, or as adorable as the baby using them. Introducing The SoothiPop Teether – Designed with love right here in The US by a mother and father duo, this Medical Grade Silicone teether is the most functional teether and the safest teether on the market.

Designed for tiny hands to hold and little mouths to chew, The SoothiPop Teether features an ergonomic pacifier shaped design that is so easy to use that even a very young 3 month old baby or a baby with a motor-skill delay will be able to hold and chew The SoothiPop with ease.

Gear & Accessories:
Teething & Pacifiers

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The Purple Cowboy in the Wild Wild West: Children’s Book
Written by Rachel Aviles; Illustrated by Clara Venegas

The Purple Cowboy is meant to creatively address everyday struggles that our little ones go through. This series encourages interactive imaginations as the hero needs help getting from the beginning to the end of each book. It is our goal for every child to feel a connection to these stories. We want to bring families together with laughter and fun. It is our belief that by reading together, we create a stronger bond with our children.

Clara, the illustrator, and I have been friends for over 8 years. In this time, we have shared in the love we have for our children and their happiness. We decided to share this with all of you, in hopes that these stories will bring you as many smiles as they did for us. The Purple Cowboy is a symbol of strength, resilience, and compassion. Characteristics only obtainable by enduring hardship and overcoming seemingly undefeatable odds.

Children’s Picture Books:
Adventure, Adventurers & Heroes

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Award-Winning Children's book — The Purple Cowboy in the Wild Wild West
Award-Winning Children's book — The Essential Self-Esteem Guide for Teens

The Essential Self-Esteem Guide for Teens: A Self Confidence Guide Book
Written by Angela Estrada

Your teen years should be the best years of your life. These should be the years you look back on, reminisce on fond memories, and experience profound growth. Unfortunately, most teens dread these years and barely make it out, only to reach adulthood feeling lost and uncertain of who they are. Being a teen is not easy. You are not only dealing with physical changes, but more demands are being placed on you that you may not feel confident about. You want more independence, but you doubt yourself, you may feel out of control, or simply that you don’t have much of a voice in what occurs in your own life.

Your teenage years do not have to be filled with dread. It is possible to embrace all these uncertainties and grow into a successful, confident adult. The Essential Self-Esteem Guide for Teens covers all areas that impact the most important asset that will get you through these years, your self-esteem. In this book, you will discover:

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The Boogies And The Woogies
Written and illustrated by Marianne Reed

The Boogies and the Woogies have only one problem– they are solidly dug in on their opposing opinions. The Boogies are right and the Woogies are wrong… or maybe the Woogies are right and the Boogies are wrong. It all depends on which side of the line you’re on. As the littlest ones laugh and play, oblivious to the issues, the situation intensifies until suddenly it’s time to put all differences aside and build a bridge…. and fast! The ingenious bridge becomes the healing solution to the problem… as well as an impromptu dance floor. This is a lighthearted but meaningful and extremely timely story that will help children and adults alike to begin to imagine a world where love wins even when it seems like the divide is just too great.

Children’s Picture Books:
Values & Life Lessons

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Award-Winning Children's book — The Boogies And The Woogies
Award-Winning Children's book — The Animal In Me, Three

The Animal In Me, Three
Written by Laurie C. Tye; Illustrated by Thomas D. Mangelsen
Bud Spencer; Edited by Bud Spencer
Lori Steadman
PRC Book Printing

Imagine what kind of animal you are when you are brave, lucky, restless, grateful, determined, upset and even messy. “The Animal In Me, Three” is a must have to complete the set of “The Animal In Me” and “The Animal In Me, Too”.

Award winning author Laurie C. Tye has done it again with this sequel. She has captured perfectly the emotions and feelings that we all experience. The pictures come to life with the images of world renowned wildlife photographer, Thomas D. Mangelsen, and graphic arts designer, Bud Spencer. Together they have created a magical masterpiece that children can relate to, helping them understand themselves and the natural world around them.

Children’s Picture Books:
Growing Up / Personal Growth

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Sometimes When I’m Bored
Written by Deborah Serani; Illustrated by Kyra Teis

With quiet, sensitive illustrations, “Sometimes When I’m Bored” helps young children understand boredom and how it’s an opportunity for curiosity and self-growth. This picture book is grounded in research from an author with over thirty years of experience as a clinical psychologist. “Sometimes When I’m Bored” has a special section that helps parents and teachers understand how boredom can be spotted in children of varying ages and ways to address their unique needs.

Children’s Picture Books:
Health & Safety

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Award-Winning Children's book — Sometimes When I'm Bored
Award-Winning Children's book — Shelly's Pearl

Shelly’s Pearl

Enjoy exploring the ocean floor with your dive team collecting colorful shells to trade with Shelly the octopus in Shelly’s Pearl! This early learning Life & Thinking Skills game is intended for ages 4 and up and helps young players achieve goals and practice strategy while building fine motor skills. Play Shelly’s Pearl with 2-4 players in as little as 10 minutes.

Shelly the octopus uses “they/them” pronouns. Shelly’s personal pronouns are shared only in the instruction booklet. The game does not utilize pronouns in the gameplay but does provide the opportunity to discuss personal pronouns if desired.

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Rosie Finds Her Shine
Written by Megan Rogers; Illustrated by Megan Wilson; Edited by Shelly Snow Pordea
Misty Black

Rosie the Reindeer is a cute little reindeer who just so happens to be the little sister to the “most famous reindeer of them all”.

Rosie struggles knowing that her nose lacks the luster that her brother has, but it’s also a struggle for her to admit to her family that she does not wish the guide Santa’s sleigh. Rosie instead chooses to believe in herself and bravely tells her parents that she wishes to dance with the North Pole Prancettes.

Through determination and after following her heart, Rosie discovers that she may embodies a little more shine than she realized!

Children’s Picture Books:
Seasonal, Holidays & Festivals

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Award-Winning Children's book — Rosie Finds Her Shine
Award-Winning Children's book — Remote control Volvo Excavator E568

Remote control Volvo Excavator E568

Scale: 1:16

‍Material: ABS

Radio control: 2.4 GHz

Excavator battery: 7.4V 600maH

RC battery: 2pcs of 1.5v AA (not included)

Excavator size: 17*61*41cm

The powerful and safe design of this digger makes it the perfect choice for parents who want to give their kids a toy that will let them learn about excavation while still being safe. To make sure that no one gets hurt during fun, Double E Toys team decided to use light weights and reduced digging power. The excavator features an unlimited left/right cab rotations, working sounds and lights. It has a mateculiously detailed exterior that makes it look as the real Volvo digger.

As a toy manufacturer, we take safety seriously and ensure that all the elements used in our products are from examined materials.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 5 to 8

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Peace and Quiet: Volume 1 of Keeping Up with the Car Chasers Series: The Most Dysfunctional Dog Family in Furrywood
Written by Brian Hoff; Illustrated by Alfie Vann and Arvin Atos; Edited by Oliver Selby

Welcome to the lifestyles of the rich and furriest in the infamous town of Furrywood Hills. Celebrities, fast cars, mansions, more scandals and drama than you could count on four paws – and that’s just
The Barkingtons, the most dysfunctional dog family in Furrywood! Margaret Barkington, former Broadway actress, now a romance novelist
is matriarch to this wild dog family of Car-Chasers

Children’s Picture Books:
Family Life

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Award-Winning Children's book — Peace and Quiet: Volume 1 of Keeping Up with the Car Chasers Series
Award-Winning Children's book — Inne Liquid Calcium

Inne Liquid Calcium

Inne® Liquid Calcium with Magnesium is an essential liquid supplement for ensuring children’s proper bone growth and development.

Calcium forms the building blocks that keep bones and teeth strong and healthy and Calcium is especially important for growing children and teenagers. For optimum absorption and utilization of Calcium, recent studies suggest that Magnesium and Vitamin D are also essential. In addition, Magnesium and Zinc contribute to the reduction of tiredness, promote healthy psychological function and normal cell division. The product has a simple and clean ingredient list, contains no added sugar and is sweetened with Xylitol, proven to protect children’s teeth from dental decay. Inne® Liquid Calcium with Magnesium is a proprietary formulation which supports and builds the necessary foundation for proper growth and development in a natural way.

• Optimal combination of high-quality Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc.
• Great taste with real orange juice, natural flavoring and Xylitol
• Convenient single-serve packets
• Third-party laboratory tested

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I Love You As Much And More Than This
Written by RM Rozman; Illustrated by usillustrations.com
Jeannie Leary; Edited by RM Rozman

There is no better way to tell your child how much you love them, than with this heartfelt and sweet children’s book! Come along on the journey with Squirt–the little Yorkie with the biggest heart, and tell that special someone HOW MUCH you love them in the most creative and fun ways. This endearing book combines a warm message of love with beautiful illustrations and rhymes that families will LOVE reading and sharing together. Destined to become one of their favorite books.

Awarded Reader’s Favorite – 5 Stars: “This is the best-illustrated picture book that I have seen in many years.”
Awarded Mom’s Choice Awards-GOLD-Level 1 -Named among the best in family-friendly media, products and services.

Children’s Picture Books:
Bedtime Stories

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Award-Winning Children's book — I Love You As Much And More Than This
Award-Winning Children's book — Family Time Fun activity kit

Family Time Fun activity kit

Give the gift that will take Family Game Night- or ANY family get-together to a whole new level. The Family Time Fun! activity kit is a unique collection of more than 45 boredom-busting game and activity ideas that encourage connections, teamwork, and remarkable conversations through fun and memorable play. The activities and challenges use easy-to-find household items (Cups! Toothpicks! Ice!) and with so many options (and tips to make play easier or harder) everyone can pick and choose and play again and again. Includes activities perfect for ages 4 through 99+

What’s in the kit: 10 Timed Challenges, 10 Team Activities, Keepsake Family Puzzle, 25 Table Talk conversation cards, 6 Double-sided colored markers, chalk and sand timer.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 9 to 12

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Emily Bean and the Ocean Marine
Written by Genevieve McLaughlin; Illustrated by Mykhail Ridkous

A young, imaginative, adventurous girl, engineers a pirate ship and travels across the high seas with her friends, in this exuberant rhyming tale.

Emily Bean is off on another journey with Theodore Bear, her cat and her new science enthusiast friend, Ned.
Hop aboard with Emily, as she builds and embarks on the newest adventure with her friends, in their ship Ocean Marine. Together they cross the vast seas, to explore and discover lost islands in search of hidden treasures. In this whimsical tale, Emily and her friends encounter turbulent weather, a trek through the jungle, a search for pirate treasure, before making it home in time for bed.

Emily Bean and the Ocean Marine is the second whimsical, rhyming adventure of the Emily Bean series. A story for all ages to reignite the spark of play and imagination.

Children’s Picture Books:
Adventure, Adventurers & Heroes

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Award-Winning Children's book — Emily Bean and the Ocean Marine
Award-Winning Children's book — Corky Tails: Tales of a Tailless Dog Named Sagebrush

Corky Tails: Tales of a Tailless Dog Named Sagebrush: Sagebrush and the Never Summer Mountains
Written by Joni Franks

Hidden amidst the clouds lies the mystifying region known as the Never Summer Mountains. Here, lush natural meadows provide a setting that is bursting with skunk cabbage and chokecherry bushes, and high-altitude water bogs that some say are inhabited by fairies. As the Thunder Moon of July rose high in the starless sky, even the wind held its breath in anticipation of the squall that was already brewing, just before the first bolt of white-hot lightning exploded through the alpine tundra. Follow the adventures of Sagebrush, the tailless puppy, in her high-country adventure as she journeys through the Never Summer Mountains with her companions to clear a colossal landslide that has jammed Froze Creek with rubble and blocked the local water source. From international award-winning Author Joni Franks comes the seventh book in the Corky Tails book collection. This story addresses belittling, the value of teamwork, and making judgements based on appearance, all woven into a fairytale setting, with a surprise ending that will melt your heart.

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

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Charlotte’s Shoes
Written by Alyssa Kent; Illustrated by Sylvia Harvey-Walker; Edited by Alyssa Kent

Explaining loss and absence to children can be distressing and challenging for parents/ carers and children.

Charlotte’s Shoes is a book that helps to make this situation that bit easier. Madeleine & Charlotte are the very best of friends, inseparable and with an unbreakable bond. Until one day when Charlotte has to leave and move away, but she gifts Madeleine a very special gift that will always keep them connected and in each other’s hearts and minds.

Sometimes little things help make big things a bit better and best friends have a way of helping us find light in dark times. Join Charlotte and Madeleine as they find their way through sad times together.

Children’s Picture Books:
Family Life

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Award-Winning Children's book — Charlotte’s Shoes
Award-Winning Children's book — Captain Cake

Captain Cake: General Rock’s Secret
Written by Chris Skinner

The Candy Crew travels to Planet Lava in search of hidden treasure. There, they find out a secret about General Rock. What should the crew do with what they have learnt?

The Series

Join Captain Cake and his friends, Lieutenant Chocolate, Sergeant Jelly and Private Potato as they journey through space. The Captain Cake stories will keep young readers engaged as they explore important character-building lessons.

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

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Airedale Backpack for Wearable Breast Pumps Elvie, Willow, Momcozy

Designer Breastfeeding Bag for Wearables

The portability of a wireless breast pump is a dream, but when you showed us how you carry yours in an electronics case or rolling around in work bags we both agreed, it’s not portable enough. So we created the first ever Wearable Breast Pump Carrying Bag! A breast pump backpack and tote that keeps your Freemie, Elvie and Willow Pump + other things, discreetly by your side.

PEVA Insulated Side Pocket Stores Up To 3 Bottles Upright
Luggage Sleeve Attaches To Rolling Suitcase For Travel
Flip Open Pump Pocket Creates Pumping Platform!
Padded Laptop Compartment for 15” Computer
Wide and Thick Shoulder Straps for Support and Max Comfort
Durable and Easy To Wipe Clean With Damp Cloth or Wipes
For All Wearable Pumps: Willow Pump, Elvie Pump, Freemie Breast Pump etc.
Versatile Pumping Bag, Backpack Diaper Bag, Work Backpack,
Comes With 12-Month Warranty

With insulated pockets and your Jamie Reusable Ice Pack for 8-12 hours of ice cold storage, Airedale ends the need to pump ‘n’ dump before you have a chance to get home.

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Award-Winning Children's book — Airedale Backpack for Wearable Breast Pumps Elvie, Willow, Momcozy

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