Weekly Roundup: Children’s Picture Books, Baby Products, Kid’s Games + More!! 02/26 – 03/04

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This week’s roundup of Mom’s Choice Award winners features children’s picture books, baby products, kid’s games + 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 26, 2023 to March 04, 2023.

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 — Vivienne in Paris

Vivienne in Paris
Written by Maria Castellucci; Illustrated by Emanuela Mannello

Vivienne in Paris follows a young Parisian girl on a journey through Paris to find what makes her tick. Join Vivienne as she discovers the sights, smells, tastes, and sounds of the city that make her feel alive. What better place to explore, observe, and delight in her
senses than Paris? This book tells a story of mindfulness and insight into how the surrounding world can really move you. It unites curiosity, wonder, and marvel to enlighten, surprise, and tickle your deepest spirit. Sometimes it’s the smallest things that
bring you the greatest joy.

Children’s Picture Books:
Peoples, Places & Cultures

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The Daily Adventures of Annalise and Buster: Fun with Grandparents
Written by Bobbi Menlove; Illustrated by Karine Makaritchen; Edited by Book Baby and Bobbi Menlove

“The Daily Adventures of Annalise and Buster: Fun with Grandparents” is a fabulous example of how the small things in life can bring the greatest joy. Annalise is the only grandchild of many grandparents. Along with her best friend Buster, she finds family time filled with love, imagination, fun, and adventure. From digging up flowers in a garden, to splashing in a pool, to the thrill of the movie house to exploring the outdoors, this enchanting book is a wonderful example of just how adventurous a day can be.

Children’s Picture Books:
Bedtime Stories

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Award-Winning Children's book — The Daily Adventures of Annalise and Buster
Award-Winning Children's book — The Daily Adventures of Annalise and Buster

The Daily Adventures of Annalise and Buster
Written by Bobbi Menlove; Illustrated by Karine Makartichan; Edited by Book Baby and Bobbi Menlove

The Daily Adventures of Annalise and Buster is a delightful book about a four-year-old and her beloved stuffed animal, Buster. It is seen through the eyes of Annalise as she visits the zoo, shops with mommy, interacts with family members, and more. Buster comes to life in her imagination as the two enjoy each daily adventure with a lust for life only a child can understand.

Children’s Picture Books:
Bedtime Stories

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The Daily Adventures of Annalise and Buster: The Fun Goes On
Written by Bobbi Menlove; Illustrated by Karine Makaritchen; Edited by Book Baby and Bobbi Menlove

Annalise and her stuffed animal Buster experience many adventures in simple daily life. Together they enjoy playing games, interacting with family, being silly, and looking forward to the next adventure. The twosome can even find fun in doing chores, attending a car show with daddy, and packing to move. With Annalise and Buster, life is truly an adventure.

Children’s Picture Books:
Bedtime Stories

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Award-Winning Children's book — The Daily Adventures of Annalise and Buster
Award-Winning Children's book — The Birthday Books

The Birthday Books: The Birthday Tradition
Written by Gina Palmer; Illustrated by Krister Killinger

“The Birthday Books” celebrate the joy and milestones that come with the first sweet years of a child’s life. From birth to age five, parents can mark each birthday with the tradition of reading “The Birthday Books” – something both parent and child can look forward to each year! The perfect baby shower, expecting parent, newborn gift!

“The Birthday Books”

With a section dedicated to journaling your favorite milestones and memories from the year, you and your child will enjoy these in the present and future as you reflect on the beautiful life you’ve shared! Created as a heartfelt gift or keepsake – ideal for any nursery bookshelf- “The Birthday Books” make the perfect unique gift for baby showers, gender reveal parties, and birthdays.

While each of the milestones noted in “The Birthday Books” is aligned with the age-appropriate CDC milestones, we realize each child and families’ journey is different. We encourage you to make the books your own by sharing your favorite milestones and memories from each year!

ALL proceeds support ALSF: Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is changing the lives of children with cancer by funding impactful research, raising awareness, supporting families and empowering everyone to help cure childhood cancer.

Children’s Picture Books:
Growing Up / Personal Growth

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Rescuing Reed: The Little Dog Who Could
Written by Heidi Kristan Mottin; Illustrated by Stephanie Fliss

Follow Reed on his journey from homeless dog to a dog with a purpose. When a special shelter volunteer takes an interest in him, Reed learns that even he can get a second chance.
This book teaches us that, just like Reed, even
the toughest individuals are valuable and can succeed. Rescuing Reed: The Little Dog Who Could is a powerful true story of love, rescue, and hope.

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

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Award-Winning Children's book — Rescuing Reed
Award-Winning Children's book — Nellie in Knots

Nellie in Knots
Written by Dr. Amy Neeren; Illustrated by Annia Leon; Edited by none

Nellie has worry thoughts―lots of them. Math class. Parties. Lightning. Catastrophes in the making! But when Ms. Rubinflaker announces a class talent show, it’s officially too much. Can Nelly conquer her anxiety, or will it be the biggest disaster of the year?

Anxious kiddos will instantly find a friend in Nellie in Knots, the funny, heartwarming story of Nellie, her talking bird Larry, and her journey to navigate one of today’s most common childhood challenges: anxiety.

Told in humorous, first-person narrative and filled with funny doodles and illustrations, the book is both earnest and humorous―a perfect balance to help anxious kids find validation and guidance through their own nervous struggles.

Best of all, author-psychologist Amy Neeren, PhD, weaves in practical tips and practices to help kids take control of worry thoughts of their own.

This is Book 1 in the Chapter Book Series

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

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Momcozy Video Baby Monitor

Featuring 1080p full HD camera, a 5” large clear display, 2x and 4x zoom capabilities, a non-wifi and hack-proof system, 360°all-round field of view, and a long battery life of around 11.5 hours with display on, or up to 22 hours with display off, Momcozy’s video baby monitor gives parents peace of mind while making their jobs easier and smarter. It is the perfect way for new parents to feel reassured when they can’t be around their baby 24/7.

Gear & Accessories:
Media, Electronics & Accessories

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Award-Winning Children's book — Momcozy Video Baby Monitor
Award-Winning Children's book — Little Miss Grubby Toes Gets Lost!

Little Miss Grubby Toes Gets Lost!
Written by Eddie Price; Illustrated by Mark Wayne Adams; Edited by Jennifer Thomas

Oh! NO! Visiting a crowded frontier village, Little Miss Grubby Toes runs to the petting zoo without telling Father. She soon finds herself lost among crazy sights and scary sounds.

Will Little Miss Grubby Toes Find her way to safety–and learn to be more careful?

Children’s Picture Books:
Values & Life Lessons

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Kitchen Adventures

Bite into a world food adventure! Every month, try 3–6 kid-tested, kid-approved recipes from America’s Test Kitchen Kids and celebrate world foods with hands-on activities from award-winning children’s brand Little Passports. Play and explore, cook new favorites, and discover global culinary traditions with Kitchen Adventures.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 9 to 12

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Award-Winning Children's book — Kitchen Adventures
Award-Winning Children's book — Joni's Wish

Joni’s Wish
Written by Jon Phillips; Illustrated by Candace Camling

It was finally the big day, and Joni was about to get her first bicycle. But when Joni found out her neighbor Carl could not ride with her, it made her quite sad. Joni continued hoping that Carl would one day be able to ride a bike with her. Unbeknownst to Joni, someone heard about her wish, and it was granted!

Children’s Picture Books:
Inspirational / Motivational

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Jolly Pirate Treasure Hunt Challenge

Jolly Pirate Treasure Hunt Challenge Cards enable you to create a versatile Indoor or Outdoor Timeless Treasure hunt in 10 minutes, using ready-made clues and challenges that can be customized to any Game Space and adapted to any occasion.

This is no ordinary Treasure Hunt. In addition to ready made clues leading to every day household objects indoor and outdoor, we have put together easy to set up Challenges that you can include here and there on the trail. This means you can make this adventure last 15 minutes or several hours based on what sort of hunt you are looking for. You might use 5 clues and 1 challenge for a quick before bed adventure – or you might use 15 clues and 5 challenges if you want the Hunt to last all afternoon.
Kids will love this fun family game while you kick back and feel good about being the latest cool parent, grandparent, or new favourite auntie.

This Game is a Go-To Activity for kids parties, play-dates, weekends, camping, vacations, rainy or snowy days, BBQ’s, sleepovers, gamenights …and Can be played over and over again – No two trails are the same!

• Inclusive fun.
• Mental, Physical and Creative challneges that can be adjusted for all ages
• Promotes Team Work, Ctitical thinking and Problem Solving skills
• Builds Creativity, Imagination and communication skills.
• Promotes off screen social interactioins and emotional development
• Promotes Motor Skills
• Durable Fully Waterproof Cards that will last a life-time.
• Get your kids off their screens and moving

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 9 to 12

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Award-Winning Children's book — Jolly Pirate Treasure Hunt Challenge
Award-Winning Children's book — Gel Blaster Surge

Gel Blaster Surge

Experience the Gel Blaster Surge and blast away our revolutionary water based Gellets™ in semi- or full-auto mode. Rechargeable, no cleanup, non-toxic, and safe for kids!

The next generation of fun is here, introducing the Gel Blaster Surge! Gel Blasters blast eco-friendly, water based ammo called Gellets! You can play anytime, anywhere, even indoors! Gellets disintegrate on contact and immediately begin to dehydrate, leaving no clean up. Created to get families outside again, Gel Blaster provides just enough sting to make backyard gameplay exciting! Go Play!

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Young Adults

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Clumsy Clarabelle Goes Shopping: A funny interactive lesson on being honorable and doing the right thing
Written by Stacey Tait Chehardy; Illustrated by Lana Lee

Clumsy Clarabelle shops for the perfect birthday present for Mom but finds herself in a stinky mess.  Join her as she tries to figure out how to do the right thing and still give her Mom the best present ever..

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

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Award-Winning Children's book — Clumsy Clarabelle Goes Shopping
Award-Winning Children's book — Busy Baby Bungee Bib & Utensils

Busy Baby Bungee Bib & Utensils

Introducing the all-in-one solution for mealtime and playtime with your baby – The first-ever premium silicone baby bib that comes with straps to hold utensils and toys! This set comes with the Busy Baby Feeding Utensils which include a fork, spoon, and knife.

Made with 100% food-grade silicone, this bib is not only durable and easy to clean, but also safe for babies to chew on. The innovative design features adjustable tethers that can hold both utensils and toys, keeping them within reach and off the floor.

The bib has an adjustable neck closure and a wide, deep pocket that catches any spills or crumbs, making mealtime mess-free.

Its soft and flexible material is gentle on your baby’s delicate skin, and the lightweight design makes it comfortable for babies to wear for extended periods of time.

Not just practical, but also revolutionary, this high-end bib and utensil set is a must-have for any parent looking for a versatile and convenient baby accessory.

Additionally, when you are done using the bib, you can throw the utensils and tether straps into the pouch and it can be easily and securely rolled up for storage and transport. This bib is compatible with the Busy Baby line of products.

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12 Days of Crystal Science

Mesmerize young scientists with the mystery of molecules as they perform experiments and grow a crystal tree, diamond-shaped crystals and more. This comprehensive kit includes ingredients and instructions for performing 12 captivating crystal science experiments to wow experimenters and spectators alike!• Kids will work hands-on as they learn and grow colorful crystals• Fun STEM countdown item for any occasion• 12 unique crystal science experiments• Over 40 ingredients included to complete each experiment & instructions

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 5 to 8

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Award-Winning Children's book — 12 Days of Crystal Science

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