Weekly Roundup: Children’s Picture Books, Educational Products, Games + More!! 05/07 – 05/20

WR 05/23 - Best Books, Best Toys, and Best Parenting Supplies

This week’s roundup of Mom’s Choice Award winners features children’s picture books, educational products, 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 May 7, 2023 to May 20, 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 — WOMHOM 100 Inch Extra Wide Retractable Baby Gate

WOMHOM 100 Inch Extra Wide Retractable Baby Gate

[100 Inch Extra Wide Baby Gate ] This retractable baby gates Fits openings up to 100″ wide and is 35″ tall which can be adjusted to fit your openings according to your needs.
[Retractable Gate ] You can roll it up when not in use, which saving your space. Unlike iron gate rails, this new retractable gate has no bottom rails – so there’s no tripping hazard.Children and wheelchairs are easy to pass through, and elegant design works well with your home style. It is effective to stop your children from entering dangerous space.
[Flexible Partition ] In addition to be a baby proofing child gate, WOMHOM extra wide retractable dog gate also works well as a semi-enclosed play yard, barrier and room divider. You can flexibly divide some space for your babies and dogs.
[Fits Any Baseboard ] No need to buy extra spacers, our extra wide retractable pet gate accessories can be adjusted up and down to fit Any Baseboard.
[One-Handed Operation ] the extra long baby gate can easily open and close the gate with one hand while holding the baby. Easy to open for adults, but difficult for babies.
[Perfect Fit Indoor and Outdoor ] extra large baby gate can be used both indoors and outdoors, such as open kitchens, at the bottom of stairs, doorways, decks etc. the baby gates extra wide Works as both a mesh baby gate and a mesh dog gate to providing a safe environment to play.

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Terrance The Toad: An Adventure Unknown
Written by LK Mezzies; Illustrated by John D. Moutton

A Beautiful narrative poem written by author, LK Menzies and illustrated by John D. Moulton. This children’s picture book is the story of Terrance, the homeless toad as he wanders through the Texas Hill Country seeking new friends and a place to call home. And in the end a poignant message for us all.

Children’s Picture Books:
Bedtime Stories

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Award-Winning Children's book — Terrance The Toad
Award-Winning Children's book — Techno Gears Marble Mania® - Twister

Techno Gears Marble Mania® – Twister

Techno Gears Marble Mania Twister is an action packed marble maze that includes more than 80+ translucent pieces! Create your own marble run that includes a hand crank to move the marbles up the spiral lifter to the top of the twisting and turning tracks. Once built, watch your marbles drop, spin, and roll through this fun and exciting creation! All Techno Gears Marble Mania pieces are interchangeable. This product aligns with and supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) standards and boosts confidence in the little ones who accept the rewarding challenge to build it!

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Young Adults

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Sora Searches for a Song: A Dance-It-Out Creative Movement Story
Written by Once Upon a Dance
Christine Herbert; Illustrated by Scott Partridge

As the symphony floated above, Sora searched deep inside for a song. But nothing came. Melodies tickled across Sora’s toes, legs, and back as the little cricket searched in vain for a song. Then a stern voice pierced the night, and the music stopped. “Someone’s not singing.”

Readers are invited to stretch, balance, jump, and move along with all the creatures in this delightful story of perseverance and celebrating your own unique voice. An enchanting resource for kindergarten and first-grade classroom, dance teachers, and families at home.

Children’s Picture Books:
Animal Kingdom

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Award-Winning Children's book — Sora Searches for a Song
Award-Winning Children's book — Silverette Nursing Cups

Silverette Nursing Cups

Silverette® cups are a mama’s secret weapon for pain-free breastfeeding and pumping. The original 925 silver nursing cups designed and handmade in Italy, Silverette® are FDA-registered, and designed with your comfort in mind. Easy to use and made of high-quality, natural materials, you can feel confident that Silverette® cups are the safest choice for you and your baby. Your nipples feed the future – they deserve the best!

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National Geographic My First Safari Board Game

Get ready for a fun-filled adventure with National Geographic’s My First Safari Board Game! Family game night will reach new levels of fun with this collaborative board game! Work together to see all the animals before the sun sets, learning fun facts about each one along the way. Designed for children as young as 4, My First Safari Board Game encourages teamwork to successfully complete the safari before the sun sets. The included Learning Guide has fascinating facts about all the animals players see during their safari.
Players select one of three difficultly levels, then begin their journey to see all the animals before the sun goes down, critical-thinking skills along the way. It’s the perfect way for families and friend to spend quality time together away from screens! Kids will also love learning about all the animals they see along the way in the included Learning Guide!

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Award-Winning Children's book — National Geographic My First Safari Board Game
Award-Winning Children's book — National Geographic Mosaic Craft Kit

National Geographic Mosaic Craft Kit

Make 3 beautiful, decorative mosaics with the National Geographic Mosaic Craft Kit! These dazzling creations are so much fun to make and are great to display or give as gifts!
This fun craft activity makes it easy for kids to learn the art of mosaic-making at home. They’ll start by creating a mosaic design with the assorted glass tiles in the kit. They can use one of the included templates or let their artistic side shine with their own unique design! Mix the slow-dry plaster, add it to the mold, and place the tiles. Once complete, kids can add a cord to make a wall hanging, or simply leave it to dry as a stunning display piece.
This hands-on craft kit includes easy-to-follow instructions, along with a detailed Learning Guide full of fascinating facts about the history of mosaic making and examples of mosaics from around the world.

Arts, Crafts & Hobbies:
Ages 9 to 12

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National Geographic Epic Forts Kit

Build the coolest forts ever with the 70-Piece Epic Fort Building Kit! Take fort building to thrilling new levels of fun! Easily build indoor forts with endless configurations thanks to Flex-Tech hubs that hold the poles tight and flex. Kids can build tents, castles, and even dome-shaped forts! This revolutionary fort-building system includes our innovative Flex-Tech bendable connectors that make it easy for kids to construct a variety of structures, from domes and pyramids to rocket ships and beyond!

The sturdy, tight-fit poles come in two different lengths to expand construction options and ensure strong, kid-tested builds. Plus, a wide variety of patented Flex-Tech connectors enhances the stability of structures and adds even more creative ways for kids to build!
This 70-piece set includes step-by-step, illustrated instructions that explain fort building basics, along with how to build a pyramid and an airplane. These primary, guided builds give kids the confidence and experience they need to invent their own fort designs. 4 clips are also included for household fort coverings like blankets or sheets (not included). The possibilities are truly endless once kids start to get creative, taking imaginative play to a new level of fun! The National Geographic Epic Forts Kit grows with your family too—it’s great for younger kids who love make-believe play, as well as older kids seeking endless engineering challenges and creative ways to explore their inventiveness.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 5 to 8

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Award-Winning Children's book — National Geographic Epic Forts Kit
Award-Winning Children's book — My First Match It!® Counting Cupcakes

My First Match It!® Counting Cupcakes

My First Match It!® – Counting Cupcakes is delicious tool to help little ones learn about counting! Simply count the number of objects on the top of the cupcake and match it to the number on the bottom! All of the pieces are self-correcting, so only the right answer will match! The fun, brightly illustrated cards are designed for a younger child and engage them in the learning process in an entertaining way! Includes 15 self- correcting puzzle pairs.

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Minute of Fun

Compete in nearly 237 different 1-minute challenges. Everything you need to complete the challenge is in this set. You can add more of anything from your house to have even more people compete, but you don’t need to; we gave you everything you need to play Minute of Fun. These kooky, completely creative, and fabulously fun games are great to play at home with the family, at your next party, event, or in your dorm. Fun for all ages from kids to adults! No assembly required; just compete in the challenge and get hours of laughs and fun!

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 9 to 12

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Award-Winning Children's book — Minute of Fun
Award-Winning Children's book — Mighty Strike

Mighty Strike

The Mighty Strike is the ultimate bow & arrow! This classic bow is powered by a patented ring technology of easy-hook elastic bungee bands that propel the arrows fast and far but is also safe for indoor use. The arrows have a grab-and-pull nock for easy use! The arrows have a large head with cushiony foam and a built-in quiver that holds 2 arrows that we include. Age 8+

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 9 to 12

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KISKIZ 122 Inch Extra Wide Retractable Baby Gate

122 Inch Extra Wide Baby Gate: KISKIZ retractable baby gates fit large openings up to 122″ wide and 35″ tall. The retractable gate can be adjusted in length to fit your opening and can be used as a baby gate and pet gate.
Retractable Design – Save Space: The retractable baby gate is easy to use in high-traffic areas, such as easily separating a dining room from other open living areas. The mesh gate can be completely retracted when not in use without taking up space.
One-Handed Operation: Designed with a safety locking function, even the extra wide baby gates are as easy to use. Allows you to open and close the gate with one hand while holding your baby.
Fits Any Baseboard: This toddler gate has an adjustable lower bracket that can fit any baseboard, making it safer, more practical and easier to install.
Indoor and Outdoor Safety Gate: Each set includes 1 extra long baby gate and required mounting accessories. Baby gate can be used in areas such as doorways, stairs, hallways, decks, indoors and outdoors.

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Award-Winning Children's book — KISKIZ 122 Inch Extra Wide Retractable Baby Gate
Award-Winning Children's book — JavaSok


On-the-go, at your desk, in your car, literally anywhere, you can dress to impress with JavaSok. Enjoy your iced coffee, iced tea, soda, smoothies & more in comfort and style with the world’s most popular iced beverage sleeves. Replace those napkins and disposable cup sleeves with these eco-friendly, reusable beauties and never suffer from wet cold hands or drips and puddles again!

– Made of 4MM coated neoprene
– Machine Washable
– Small 16-20oz fits: Dunkin Small, Starbucks Grande, McCafe Medium, Dutch Bros Small
– Medium 22-28oz fits: Dunkin Medium, Starbucks Venti, McCafe large, Dutch Bros Medium, Tim Hortons Large
– Large 30-32oz fits: Dunkin Large, Starbucks Trenta (US/Canada), McCafe X-Large, Dutch Bros Large

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Ferla Lagom Electric Cargo Bike

Take kids and cargo anywhere while riding off on our sleek new Long-tail Bike: Model LAGOM. This super versatile electric bike works for everyone in the family. With all this and more, you’ll never want to drive again! Get yours now at our Special Release Price.

Gear & Accessories:
Sports / Outdoor

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Award-Winning Children's book — Ferla Lagom Electric Cargo Bike

One Comment on “Weekly Roundup: Children’s Picture Books, Educational Products, Games + More!! 05/07 – 05/20”

  1. Some great choices of games and crafts. Epic Forts and Mighty Strike are both excellent for active learning.

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