Weekly Roundup: Children’s Picture Books, Educational Products, Tech Gear for Babies + More!! 03/24-03/30

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This week’s roundup of Mom’s Choice Award winners features children’s picture books, educational products, tech gear for babies + 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 March 24, 2024 to March 30, 2024.

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 — Thunder Dragons

Thunder Dragons
Written by Damon Dillon; Illustrated by Carla F. Castagno

Have you ever thought the sound of thunder was scary?

There was once a kid who used to be afraid of thunder, especially the BIG thunderstorms. But then he learned all about the Thunder Dragons, and suddenly he felt safe again…

This read-aloud is a great way to engage your child’s imagination in a positive way to deal with something that can be really scary for them – the sound of thunder!

The story describes a child who’s really afraid of thunder, only to learn that the scary sound isn’t the storm. It’s the Thunder Dragons, and they roar to scare away the storm and protect us! The bigger the storm, the louder the Thunder Dragons roar to keep us safe. And somehow, that made the storm seem a lot less scary…

Children’s Picture Books:
Health & Safety

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Stubborn Sawyer
Written and illustrated by LeighAnn VanFossan

Kids who insist on “doing it myself” can be humorous and also frustrating, especially for moms and dads who just want to help! The delightful question and answer exchange between parent and child is both relatable and educational as Sawyer models how to set boundaries. His willful ways will have everyone laughing while encouraging little ones to step up to new challenges and understand body boundaries.

Children’s Picture Books:
Basic Concepts

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Award-Winning Children's book — Stubborn Sawyer
Award-Winning Children's book — Spencer's Adventure

Spencer’s Adventure: An Unexpected Friend
Written by Jacquelyn Francis; Illustrated by Nadia Ronquillo; Edited by Nicole Swiner
Ric Swiner
Nicole Hollimon

Spencer is attending his first day of school and thinks all the little boys and girls are just like him. He is in for a surprise when he meets Dale. Also his first day of school, Dale tells Spencer of his former home on a Caribbean island and takes Spencer on a captivating ride down memory lane where the two explore things that are culturally unique but similarly fun.
Teach your kids cultural sensitivity in this fun book that showcases and compares the ways that children from two different cultures have fun. The moral: no two people are the same, we are all different in our own special way.

Children’s Picture Books:
Values & Life Lessons

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MAKE LEARNING FUN; This set of 26 alphabet flash cards from Intellikiddos is crafted to make education fun; With 13 bright colors, each one of our ABC flash cards also features sight words to help reinforce association and recall; Encourage toddler learning and introduce literacy through play with our fun alphabet letters

KID SAFE; Our learning letters features rock solid design crafted from food grade silicone; These toddler alphabet learning cards are designed to be super tough and withstand even the rowdiest playtimes; When you need to introduce ABC learning for toddlers that’s safe for children of all ages, our kids flash cards are the answer

QUALITY; Intellikiddos alphabet learning toys have undergone stringent quality inspection and hours of development with early education experts; The non toxic alphabet cards are crafted to the highest standards and have passed CPSIA 110-314 and ASTM F963-17; The Intellikiddos promise is this; if we wouldn’t use these ABC toys ourselves, we won’t sell them

EDUCATIONAL; Our toddler ABC learning toys are crafted for kids aged 18 months and older; Designed in the USA by parents of small children, Intellikiddos’ educational flash cards are soft, flexible and measure 3,93” x 3,14” each; Better still, our alphabet letters for kids feature both uppercase and lowercase

EASY CLEAN; Unlike inferior alphabet flash cards for toddlers 2-4 years, our pre K learning activities can easily be wiped clean; What’s more, because of the durable silicone, these letter flash cards can even be placed in the dishwasher; At Intellikiddos we understand that accidents happen, which is why our kids alphabet learning cards are as practical as you.

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Award-Winning Children's book — SiliABCs
Award-Winning Children's book — PinRid


Pinworm pills in Chewable Tablet Form For the Entire Family (Ages 2 & Up). Great Tasting. Available in 12 or 24 Count Bottle. Family Pack Size. Pinworms are the most common intestinal parasite in the United States. It usually occurs in school-aged children, notably because they’re commonly less careful about handwashing. In addition, young kids often brush up against each other while playing and share items, putting them at risk for reinfection. You can quickly contract these parasites unknowingly. After acquiring the parasite, they can travel throughout your digestive system and lay eggs in the skin folds near the anus. This often causes one to experience extreme itchiness and or burning around the anus. However, some people don’t encounter any symptoms at all. Everyone in your household should use Pin-rid if you or a loved one has pinworms. Pin-Rid is an over-the-counter (OTC) at-home use for pinworms.

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

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Mom’s Not Wipin’ Your Bum
Written by Lin Hawthorne; Illustrated by Stevie Mahardhika; Edited by Jennifer Rees

Hey mom! You want to raise confident and independent kids, right? Just like Zeke, your child can learn to do things for himself that are age and ability appropriate. Potty training doesn’t have to be scary. When your kiddo shows interest, you’ll both be ready to leap forward with a positive attitude!

Children’s Picture Books:
Growing Up / Personal Growth

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Award-Winning Children's book — Mom's Not Wipin' Your Bum
Award-Winning Children's book — Mom's Not Cleanin' Your Room

Mom’s Not Cleanin’ Your Room
Written by Lin Hawthorne; Illustrated by Stevie Mahardhika; Edited by Jennifer Rees

Zeke and his best friend Abacus have made a monumental mess! But when it’s time to clean up, they don’t know where to begin. Thanks to mom’s helpful tips and a host of fun characters including bulldozers, partying rats, and thespian swine, Zeke and Abacus learn how to tidy up and even find some long lost relatives along the way. They also discover the spick-and-span satisfaction of decluttering the chaos until someone unexpected shows up…

Children’s Picture Books:
Growing Up / Personal Growth

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Gloria Bee’s Big Picture Day
Written by Lin Hawthorne; Illustrated by Leigh Ann Van Fossan; Edited by Jennifer Rees

When the incredibly imaginative creative artist Gloria Bee discovers that her favorite paintbrush is missing, she fears her day of making beautiful art is ruined. But then she finds a solution. Gloria Bee starts to take pictures on her camera to capture the wonderful memories and scenes she plans to paint later. She and Dog embark on a fun-filled outdoor quest and meanwhile, the paintbrush is a lot closer than Gloria knows. Gloria Bee soon discovers that the artistic magic and creativity was not in her paintbrush at all, it was inside her all along.

Children’s Picture Books:
Growing Up / Personal Growth

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Award-Winning Children's book — Gloria Bee's Big Picture Day
Award-Winning Children's book — Forever With You

Forever With You
Written by Tana Schuler; Illustrated by Soledad Cook-Ordoñez; Edited by Jennifer Rees

Told from the perspective of a grandmother in heaven, Forever With You offers an opportunity for children to discover the concept of lasting love and the beauty of shared connection with those who have passed on, even before they were born. Although grandmother never had the pleasure of meeting her granddaughter, she weaves a reassuring message of love for the child and imagines the joy and wonder of what it would have been like to watch her grow up. Grandmother shares that while the two may never meet, the love she feels for her will always live on in her granddaughter’s heart. Forever With You provides adults and children with the space to begin a dialogue about loved ones they have lost and to introduces the concept of transcending love.

Children’s Picture Books:
Crossing Generations

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Cameo Learns a Lesson
Written by MJ Hayes; Illustrated by Linda Brandt

When little Cameo, a pretty, curious, and energetic lamb wanders away from the flock in search of adventure, she gets more than she bargained for when she finds herself stranded on a rocky cliff, unable to keep up with the sheep who live there! But the good shepherd who cares for Cameo, Snowball, and all the flock in her valley, is determined to find her and bring her safely back to her flock and family. This beautifully illustrated children’s book demonstrates the lessons in Psalm 23 and helps children to learn how loved they are by their loving creator and shepherd.

Children’s Picture Books:
Inspirational / Motivational

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Award-Winning Children's book — Cameo Learns a Lesson
Award-Winning Children's book — Beyond the YELLOW DOOR

Beyond the YELLOW DOOR
Written by Jane E Ruth; Illustrated by César Meléndez; Edited by Pat Alvarado

Yihana, from British Guyana, visits her aunt and uncle in the countryside. She asks many questions about their farm. especially after hearing intriguing stories about a nearby farm. She learns about the environment and how insects help the farmers. Her curiosity leads her to the abandoned, nearby farmhouse and several attempts to discover the noises behind the yellow door in the farm kitchen. Surprise ending.

Children’s Picture Books:
Bilingual (Must include an English translation)

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Aura Smart Monitor Parent Assistant

Introducing the next generation of baby monitoring. Meet the Nanobébé Aura Monitor & Parent Assistant featuring sensor-free breathing motion detection, crystal-clear HD streaming, A state of the art built-in sound machine, & 360° panning beyond the crib for when the nursery becomes the playroom..

Aura’s cutting edge technology eliminates the need for additional accessories (such as socks and swaddle sensors) that may create discomfort. Say goodbye to wearables and the stress of added sensors on your little one. Advanced computer vision monitors your little one’s breathing patterns, providing real-time alerts for peace of mind.

More sleep for both parents and their little ones is the ultimate goal. That’s why we’ve incorporated a built-in sound machine with carefully crafted playlists. This all-in-one powerhouse means one less device to buy and one less device to clutter your nursery.

Aura’s advanced lens and computer vision technology work seamlessly to deliver a superior HD streaming experience.

Wondering if your baby will stay down? Catch them before getting fussy with waking and sleeping notifications sent to your phone. The app also features a diary to easily input baby’s important activities (such as diaper changes, feedings, and more)to share with pediatricians or caregivers.

Gear & Accessories:
Media, Electronics & Accessories

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Award-Winning Children's book — Aura Smart Monitor Parent Assistant
Award-Winning Children's book — Aura Smart Monitor Parent Assistant

The Acorn & the Oak

“The Acorn and the Oak” is the story of a young girl, her mother, and their love of an old oak tree. It is a timeless adventure that takes its readers into the forest and allows them to see all its beauty. The detailed illustrations brought to life with watercolor will forever change the way you see a simple acorn or an oak. Written to inspire all ages, this tale teaches about family, strength and hope. Using the connection that people have with nature, the story reminds us that after we lose something we love, it will forever shape us and remain a part of our lives.

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

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Squirrels in Antarctica

This fantastical book of animals in unusual places will tickle your brain, leading readers of all ages imagining their own silly combos. You’ll see a skiing seal in Switzerland, a pufferfish piloting an airplane, a sloth who runs a marathon (but isn’t ever done), and so much more!

With fun illustrations and an educational twist, this book encourages readers to embrace their limitless imagination, explore the world, and experience animals big and small in their not-so-natural habitats.

Perfect for bedtime reading or as a classroom favorite, Squirrels in Antarctica sparks boundless imagination. So, come along on this epic journey and “Let your thoughts fly limitless like snails on shooting stars.” Is it a book? Is it a word game? Can it be both?!

Children’s Picture Books: Humor

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Award-Winning Children's book — Aura Smart Monitor Parent Assistant

4 Comments on “Weekly Roundup: Children’s Picture Books, Educational Products, Tech Gear for Babies + More!! 03/24-03/30”

  1. Some of the books would be nice for my nephews. They love to hear books read to them and enjoy the illustrations.

  2. I believe reading to children is the foundation to their success in life. Reading should start before they can even talk, it’s that important. Thank you.

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