Weekly Roundup: Juvenile Books, Travel Products, Parenting Resources + More!! 07/23 – 07/29

WR 08/01 - Best Books, Best Toys, and Best Parenting Supplies

This week’s roundup of Mom’s Choice Award winners features juvenile books, travel products, parenting resources + 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 July 23, 2023 to July 29, 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 — Word Explorer Level 1

Word Explorer Level 1: Using Word and Letter Patterns to Develop Skills in Problem Solving
Written by Darin Beigie

Word Explorer is an engaging collection of diverse word puzzles designed to ignite students’ passion for active learning and the discovery of patterns. Drawing inspiration from the companion mathematics series Pattern Explorer, this collection recreates the thrill of problem-solving and pattern exploration through the use of words and letters. From classic puzzles like word scrambles, rebus puzzles, and word searches to less traditional, reimagined formats, these puzzles supply a wide variety of problem-solving opportunities in language arts to foster the type of critical thinking skills often associated with mathematical patterns. Get ready to play and have fun working with letters and words!

Suitable for students in grades 6-8, these puzzles cater to different comfort levels with word exploration. Accompanied by hints and solutions, the activities offer support for younger students while challenging older ones to uncover patterns with agility. Regardless of the pace, our playful exploration of words and letters is a rewarding experience.

We encourage students to pursue these pattern problems with a sense of adventure and perseverance. Some pattern discoveries may come quickly, while others may require patience and determination. Regardless, the pattern exploration offers rich and authentic experiences to see words and letters as an opportunity to discover and have fun.

Juvenile Books (Level 2 – Ages 9 to 12):
Reference & Study Aids

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The World Needs a Uniquely Happy You
Written by Makida Arshi

“In a town not far from here,

There lived a group of friends,

They all had different heritage,

And very different ends.”

This group of friends is different. They all come from different heritages, have different personalities, hopes, and dreams. What they have in common is that they celebrate each other’s differences and have made a pact that they will be whoever they want to be when they grow up, no matter what anyone else thinks. This is a story all about being true to yourself, being happy, and not letting the world tell you what to do with your life! Walk down your own path!

Children’s Picture Books:
Family Life

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Award-Winning Children's book — The World Needs a Uniquely Happy You
Award-Winning Children's book — Sun shade

Sun shade

• U. S. PATENT : US D910-515
• EASY INSTALLATION : No tools needed.
• STRONG, TOUGH, DURABLE AND FLEXIBLE : It doesn’t tear off easily like other shades available in the market. Flexible enough to cover the corner of the window.
• 100% SUNLIGHT, STREET LIGHT, AND GLARE PROTECTION : Kids, adults, and pets can sit comfortably, sleep peacefully, and watch electronic devices without getting glare during the day and night.
• CAR SEAT PROTECTION : The surface of the child seat car inside a parked car does not get heated when it is more than 75°F outside.
• 100% PRIVACY FROM SURROUNDING : You can eat, breastfeed the baby, and do romance during the day and night.
• FIT MOST CAR : These sizes shall fit most car side windows.
• COMFORT AND PRODUCTIVITY IN OFFICE AND HOUSE : You can place a sunshade on your window so that sunlight doesn’t fall on your face or computer screen, and you enjoy a beautiful outside view without lowering the window blinds.
• NO BURNING OF NECK : With a 12” x 8” size, you can drive your vehicle without getting hot and uncomfortable sunlight on your neck area which the car visor cannot block when the sun is at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock position.
• BEST GIFT : For a baby shower, new mother.

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Snuggle Shield LUXE Bamboo Antimicrobial Multi-Use Air Filtering Infant Cover

The Snuggle Shield® LUXE Bamboo Multi-Use Antimicrobial Air Filtering Infant Cover is the ONLY cover you will ever need. The cover is soft, safe, breathable, natural, biodegradable and eco-friendly.

Our bamboo is naturally cooling and provides UV protection. Use the single layer side in warm weather and double layer side when its cold to keep baby warm. Cover can be used with and without filters. Simply slide filter into pocket when the extra layer of protection is needed.

Our patent pending design has a pocket on the front for removable medical grade filters. Our filters are 4 layers of surgical mask material tested for breathability and bacterial filtration efficiency (BFE 99.8%)

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Award-Winning Children's book — Snuggle Shield LUXE Bamboo Antimicrobial Multi-Use Air Filtering Infant Cover
Award-Winning Children's book — Snow Globe Days

Snow Globe Days: Change Can Be An Adventure
Written by Kathleen Stefancin
Kylea Rorabaugh; Illustrated by Sherri Marteney

Change can be difficult, especially for a girl who likes things to stay the same. In Snow Globe Days, readers will begin to understand how life can change in an instant, and how it can make everything feel upside down. From the fear of the unknown to the excitement of new opportunities, this story will take readers on a journey to understand that change can be an adventure. With supplemental activities for young readers and tools for parents, this story is the perfect companion for a child who is experiencing a major life change, whether it’s a move, a new arrival, or a loss.

Children’s Picture Books:
Values & Life Lessons

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Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda
Written by Donna DeMaio Hunt; Illustrated by Ethan Hunt

After making some poor decisions, Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda leads to better decision making the second time around. This story focuses on what impulsive behavior looks like, as opposed to thinking before acting.

Children’s Picture Books:
Developing Social Skills

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Award-Winning Children's book — Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda
Award-Winning Children's book — Raising Happy Toddlers (English & Spanish)

Raising Happy Toddlers (English & Spanish): How to Build Great Parenting Skills and Stop Yelling at Your Kids
Written by Celia Kibler; Edited by Rocio Monroy

YOU can change your life and change your child’s life as well.

YOU can find joy, patience, calm and laughter while being the best parent you can be.

From certified child behavior expert, children with special needs educator, preschool and toddler teaching authority, mom of five (through a blended family) and grandma to nine, Celia Kibler, comes the must-have guide that all parents of toddlers need, Raising Happy Toddlers: How to Build Great Parenting Skills and Stop Yelling at your Kids.

Parenting trends and fads come and go, but their ill-conceived teachings and poor priorities can have a drastic lasting effect on kids.

These trends contribute to children becoming entitled and out of control with little compassion, empathy, kindness, or self-regulation.

Adult Books:
Parenting – General

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Noodle Helps Gabriel Say Goodbye
Written by Caryn Rivadeneira; Illustrated by Priscilla Alpaugh

After losing her first two forever homes, Noodle the golden doodle knows all about the sadness of goodbyes. But in her new home with Andrea and as an official Helper Hound, Noodle helps Gabriel deal with the loss of his grandfather and to discover that our loved ones can be found in the little things all around us even when they’re gone.

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

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Award-Winning Children's book — Noodle Helps Gabriel Say Goodbye
Award-Winning Children's book — My Fun Day

My Fun Day

Have fun with Tibbar the rabbit playing My Fun Day activity board to learn the months of the year, days of the week, the four seasons, and telling time. Using the colorful wooden board and 13 activity disks, My Fun Day helps children ages 3 and up build awareness of the key elements in their daily world while strengthening fine motor skills.

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Lovable Lucy Splish Splash Barkyard Bash: A Book About Friendship
Written by Norma E. Roth, Shayna Rose Penn; Illustrated by Adua Hernandez

Lovable Lucy and her family are excited to have their neighborhood friends and dogs over for their Barkyard Bash. Who should Lucy play with first? How can she help a friend who’s feeling a little shy? In this thoughtful story Lucy shows how to be a caring and patient friend.

Children’s Picture Books:
Family Life

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Award-Winning Children's book — Lovable Lucy Splish Splash Barkyard Bash
Award-Winning Children's book — Leather & Vinyl Recoloring Balm

Leather & Vinyl Recoloring Balm

Presenting our Leather & Vinyl Recoloring Balm: the practical answer to reviving your treasured leather and vinyl items. This effective balm can refresh and renew the look of worn-out pieces, making them shine like new again.

This easy-to-use solution provides an economical way to give your belongings a fresh start. Rather than spending money on costly replacements, our recoloring balm allows you to repair and restore your favorite items, extending their lifespan and enhancing their appearance.

Our Recoloring Balm is versatile and works well on a wide variety of leather and vinyl goods. Whether you’re looking to spruce up your car seats, furniture, jackets, purses, or shoes, this balm does the job.

Try our Leather & Vinyl Recoloring Balm for an effective and affordable way to bring new life to your beloved items. It’s a simple solution for restoring old favorites.

Arts, Crafts & Hobbies:

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Guthrie and Gretzky
Written by Letitia Burton; Illustrated by Caitlin O’Dwyer

Every morning Guthrie and Gretzky stand side by side and peck in the grass for roots and leaves. Later, they search high and low for a feather. At playtime, they team up to play Capture the Floating Feather – and usually win. They are the best of friends. But then one day everything changes – forcing the two to adapt to a new kind of friendship, one based on sacrifice and thoughtfulness.

Children’s Picture Books:
Animal Kingdom

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Award-Winning Children's book — Guthrie and Gretzky
Award-Winning Children's book — Grateful Heart Bear 16

Grateful Heart Bear 16

Research shows that thankful people are usually more optimistic. So, when we teach our children to appreciate what they have, and what others do for them, we are helping them become happier, healthier adults.​ Gratitude is a high-level concept that can be tricky for toddlers and preschoolers. They are naturally self-focused in their early ages and stages of development. But as children grow with gratitude, they become more understanding of the needs and feelings of others.​ This warm and fuzzy friend was made to help little ones learn about the goodness of sharing gratitude with friends and family. Included cards in the bear’s heart pocket feature 25 gratefulness questions that prompt children to share their thoughts and encourage fun, interactive and meaningful together-time.​

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 5 to 8

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Grandma’s House is Haunted
Written by Stephen G. Bowling; Illustrated by Vitali Dudarenka

Everything is fun until nighttime comes. Are the shrieks in the dark only in their imaginations or do the howls become real when the full moon rises?

The children love visiting Grandmother. Playing great games and reading cool books goes perfectly with eating her delicious cookies and cakes. But when bedtime comes and off go the lights, things get a little scary as they say their goodnights.

The kids shiver at the creepy sounds from the attic and the strange shadows floating through the air. But Gran’s not worried at all, in fact she has a secret to share…

Will they find a way to get over their dread, so they can finally rest their heads?

Grandma’s House is Haunted is a delightful children’s picture book, both spooky and sweet. If you like Halloween fun, bumps in the night, and doting grannies, then you’ll adore Stephen G. Bowling’s cheerfully eerie Picture Book that shows children there’s nothing to be afraid of when the lights go out.

Buy Grandma’s House is Haunted to happily hide under the covers today!

Children’s Picture Books:
Bedtime Stories

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Award-Winning Children's book — Grandma's House is Haunted
Award-Winning Children's book — Autism Digest

Autism Digest: Unlocking Potential, Empowering Lives: Autism Digest
Written by We have multiple authors for each edition. Here is a list of some of our expert authors and contributors: Temple Grandin, Carol Kranowitz, Ellen Notbohm, Adam Feinstein, Paula Simpson, Elizabeth Irish, etc.; Edited by Lyn Dunsavage

Discover Autism Digest: Your Essential Resource for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Welcome to Autism Digest, the ultimate resource for Autism Spectrum Disorder. With articles, advice, stories, and tips, Autism Digest empowers individuals, families, caregivers, educators, and professionals on their autism journey.

Unraveling the Enigma of Autism:
Autism Digest unravels the complexities of ASD. Our expert contributors provide accurate, up-to-date content grounded in scientific evidence. Whether a parent seeking guidance or a professional seeking insights, Autism Digest enhances your understanding of autism.

Adult Books:
Parenting – Special & Exceptional Needs

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Aaron The Different: A Story of Courage, Belonging, and Acceptance
Written by Etty Burk

Eight-year-old Aaron lives in a country called Premium on the planet Astron, but unlike his tall, perfectly purple family and friends, Aaron is round, small, and green. His classmates tease him and won’t play with him because he’s different from all the other Premiums. Why won’t they accept him for who he is? His only friends are the sunmoonies and myrtledockers, strange and wonderful creatures who live in the forest and teach him the secrets of the mysterious underground caves and tunnels. When disaster strikes during a school field trip, Aaron faces the challenge of his life. Something changes everything, showing Aaron the value of his true inner strength, boosting his confidence, and inspiring the people of Premium forever.

This uplifting and beautifully illustrated story is a catalyst for meaningful discussions with children and adults about respect, kindness, and acceptance. We all possess unique skills and talents and have the power to make real positive change. Author Etty Burk, an organizational psychologist who works with teams and organizations, delivers a powerful lesson about diversity and inclusion in Aaron’s story for people of all ages. We can all help people feel 0safe, welcome, and truly belong.

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

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Award-Winning Children's book — Aaron The Different
Award-Winning Children's book — Aaron The Different

Sharoo’s Great Decision
Written by W.W. Rowe

The fifth and final book in the series by Woody Rowe of award-winning Sharoo’s adventures, her wise ruling and protection of Broan until her old age and her reliance on Eedoo, her guiding spirit.

Young Adult Books: Fantasy, Myths & Legends

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