Weekly Roundup: Children’s Picture Books, Educational Products, Personal Use Products + More!! 06/02 – 06/15

This week’s roundup of Mom’s Choice Award winners features children’s picture books, educational products, personal use products + 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 June 2, 2024 to June 15, 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 — Zippy Travels to Northeast

Zippy Travels to Northeast
Written by Katie McManus

Follow Zippy, an Allen’s hummingbird who ventured far from home to the Northeast. Despite the challenges of unfamiliar territory and harsh winters, Zippy thrives with the help of caring humans. Witness his daily feats of strength and resilience as he becomes a local celebrity, inspiring all who encounter him. Join Zippy on his remarkable journey and discover the power of perseverance in the face of adversity.

Children’s Picture Books:
Inspirational / Motivational

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Where’s Mommy?
Written by Reia Grey; Illustrated by Anna Bury; Edited by Christopher Bernard

This heartwarming story follows a Filipino-American boy navigating his day while his dearest Mommy works. Despite her absence, he discovers clues reminding him she’s never too far away. Where could Mommy be? Follow him on his journey, as he uncovers the heartwarming truth.

While this book speaks to the author’s own experience as a mother with young children, it is a story represents families all over the world. It is a tribute to all working mothers, a testament to supportive family, friends, and community, and a celebration of Filipino-American culture.

Children’s Picture Books:
Family Life

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Award-Winning Children's book — Where's Mommy?
Award-Winning Children's book — THE LITTLE BUTTERFLY

THE LITTLE BUTTERFLY: For Young Hearts Who Have Experienced Loss
Written and illustrated by Aimee Spring

A perfect gift to give a child after the death of a loved one. THE LITTLE BUTTERFLY, a colorfully illustrated story and memory book, offers a gentle and sensitive way to look at death. From a chrysalis to a beautiful butterfly flying off to heaven, the Butterfly’s message will reassure children and adults that although their loved one is no longer with them, they will be reunited someday. This book includes suggested activities to celebrate and remember their loved one, and a memory book section for recounting memories through writing, drawing, or pasting photos. This keepsake book can be opened whenever the child wishes to revisit the cherished memories they have captured. Parents, grief therapists, and educators can use THE LITTLE BUTTERFLY as a grief processing tool to aid in a child’s healing journey.

Children’s Picture Books:
Health & Safety

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The Happiest Christmas Tree Ever
Written by Viviana Falleti; Illustrated by Juliana Kolesowa; Edited by Marylin Krepf

The Happiest Christmas Tree Ever is a delightful story about a tree on a mountain, who wishes to become a Christmas tree. When his wish comes true, he is placed in a Catholic Church, where he experiences amazing things. The story explains Advent, Saint Nicholas Day, the origins of the Nativity Creche and the Christmas Tree, traditional Christmas customs, and so much more. The Happiest Christmas Tree Ever, with its elegant and captivating illustrations, is sure to delight children and awaken a childlike spirit of wonder in all.

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

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Award-Winning Children's book — The Happiest Christmas Tree Ever
Award-Winning Children's book — The Believer within You

The Believer within You
Written by Tyrone Burnett; Illustrated by Lena Tusevljakovic Orlovic; Edited by Scribendi Inc. Author Services

Over 10 million children across the nation teeter on the brink of homelessness or unjust eviction due to wrongful foreclosures, even before they can call newly constructed homes their own amid a global financial and housing crisis. Enter Brenda Sue Bellamy, an ordinary 12-year-old with her trusty notebook by her side. She uncovers alarming information, sparking a daunting realization: “This could happen to my family.” Driven by her invigorated spirit, she delves deep, documenting each revelation in her trusty notebook. Through her journey, she presents invaluable financial and educational insights, enlightening both young minds and adult readers. Now, faced with a pivotal decision, Brenda Sue stands at a crossroads: to stay silent, or to speak out and risk being silenced.

Young Adult Books:
Fiction – General

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Tap-Tap Lights

With a few simple taps, these lights have the ability to transform any space into a stimulating, enjoyable and sensory room for kids, providing visual stimuli that can capture kids’ attention and interest. Simply swipe across the areas you want to turn on and swipe again to turn off.

By incorporating these sensory lights into daily routines, therapists, parents, and educators can provide a valuable tool in the holistic development and well-being of kids.

The touch-sensitive light is the perfect tool to use with your youngster, allowing you to create a calming and cozy atmosphere or a stimulating environment with just a few simple taps. It fosters curiosity and social interaction through tactile and optical play, making it an ideal choice for children on the autism spectrum.

Sensory touch lights assist these children with sensory input, active engagement, a soothing effect, visual aid, and social connections, all tailored to their individual needs. These features contribute to their overall growth and peace of mind, providing a range of benefits from a calming glow to a playful companion, helping your child grow and develop in various ways.

Educational Products:
Ages 5 to 8

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Award-Winning Children's book — Tap-Tap Lights
Award-Winning Children's book — Popped!


Popped! is a fast-paced, high-stakes game of risk and reward that rapidly accelerates children’s reading through the power of play and cutting-edge brain science. Clever Noodle’s products are the only reading games endorsed by national literacy experts. Children will think they are just having a blast, but parents and teachers will know they are actually learning essential skills for reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, decoding, spelling, and fluency). A collaboration with world-renowned artist Jeff Koons, Popped! brings his iconic Balloon Dog to life.

Three difficulty levels
2-5 players at a time
Ages 4-9
Grades K-3rd

Educational Products:
Ages 5 to 8

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Alphapals introduces Numberpals! This set contains the numbers 0 to 9 on the adorable bag for fun storage. This white drawstring bag holds 10 colored plush numbers with embroidered faces. Have fun counting.

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Award-Winning Children's book — Numberpals
Award-Winning Children's book — NehNehBaby Training Watch

NehNehBaby Training Watch

The first animated Training Watch for children! Aimed at kids from 2 to 8 years old, our Training Watch will help them nurture good habits, becoming a useful tool to support them in many aspects of their lifes.

In addition to its essential timekeeping function, our Training Watch integrates timed alarms, vibrations, and screen animation reminders to help children develop regular lifestyle habits, covering critical daily activities such as potty, drinking water, brushing teeth, bathing, studying, and exercising. Help your kids learn to organize their day in a fun way!

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Haunted House: Day & Night
Written and illustrated by Jaybie D.

Embark on a thrilling adventure with “Haunted House: Day & Night,” an extraordinary children’s picture book designed for brave young souls aged 5-8. Join Mandy as she courageously faces her deepest fears during a family trip to a haunted house not just once, but twice!

In the daytime, readers accompany Mandy on an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour, unveiling the secrets that bring the haunt to life. The meticulous details of props, costumes, make-up, lighting, security, and electrical systems are revealed, showcasing the mesmerizing magic behind the scenes.

As evening falls, Mandy returns with her family for an immersive experience. Witness previously observed prop stages and encounter never-before-seen rooms bursting into vivid life. Delight in a symphony of brilliant special effects that enchant the senses, casting an otherworldly glow over the surroundings.

“Haunted House: Day & Night” is a captivating journey encouraging young readers to confront their fears head-on and leaves them yearning for more!

Children’s Picture Books:
Seasonal, Holidays & Festivals

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Award-Winning Children's book — Haunted House
Award-Winning Children's book — Good Boy Lukey & the Dream Crumbs

Good Boy Lukey & the Dream Crumbs
Written and illustrated by Linda Beck

Step into a world of dreams and protection with Lukey, the extraordinary puppy who watches over children as they slumber.

Within the pages of Good Boy Lukey & the Dream Crumbs, an endearing story unfolds—a tale of Lukey, a special puppy with magical powers, dedicated to safeguarding the dreams of children everywhere. From the creator of bedtime joy to the defender against nightmares, Lukey emerges as the ultimate guardian of the night.

As Lukey grows from a pup to a loyal companion, his mission becomes clear: to ensure every child’s sleep is filled with comfort and happiness. From watching over baby Grace to gently sprinkling dream crumbs over slumbering children’s eyes, Lukey’s presence guarantees a night of uninterrupted dreams.

Unlock the world of imagination and security for your little ones. Get your copy today and Embrace Lukey’s magical essence and make every bedtime a cherished memory filled with smiles, giggles, and dreams that come true.

Children’s Picture Books:
Bedtime Stories

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Fairy Day Games
Written by Mari Sherkin; Illustrated by David Gnass

Get ready for fun at the Fairy Day Games! Join children’s author Mari Sherkin as she peeks inside a secret world, where magical creatures come together to prepare for the most festive Fairy Day of the year!!

Children’s Picture Books:
Fantasy, Myths & Legends

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Award-Winning Children's book — Fairy Day Games
Award-Winning Children's book — Easynurse Natural Mothers' Nursing Salve

Easynurse Natural Mothers’ Nursing Salve

• ALL NATURAL INGREDIENTS: This salve contains a unique blend of purified lanolin, St. John’s wort, wheat germ, eucalyptus, calendula, chamomile, rosehips, yarrow, rosemary, ginseng, and myrrh.
• GENTLE YET EFFECTIVE: EasyNurse is 4x as effective as lanolin-only based creams. Its all-natural, purified ingredients are gentle on skin and safe for both mom and baby. Winner of PTPA and NPPA awards. Made from ingredients Generally Recognized as Safe by the FDA.
• QUICK RELIEF: This cream spreads well on skin and quickly soothes sore, cracked, bleeding, or irritated nipples. This ointment also works great on diaper rash, chapped lips, and other skin irritations.
• MOTHER-INFANT BOND: By quickly relieving nipple and breastfeeding pain, this cream allows mothers to treasure the moments of bonding with their newborn infants and create precious memories.

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Adventures with Mimi: Evalee Goes Fishing
Written by Jordan Petter; Illustrated by Lidia Fernandez Abril; Edited by Sharon Jennings

When Evalee’s parents go away for the weekend, her grandmother takes her on a fishing excursion she’ll never forget! Evalee jumps for joy at the thought of a new adventure but quickly realizes that fishing isn’t as easy as it seems. Maybe it’s time for Evalee to give up on adventuring … or maybe this is just the beginning.

Evalee Goes Fishing focuses on conquering inner conflict and finding fulfillment in even the simplest tasks. This book encourages children to explore various skills and experiences that will provide growth and learning.

Children’s Picture Books:
Sports & Recreation

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Award-Winning Children's book — Adventures with Mimi
Award-Winning Children's book — Adventures with Mimi

Your Face Lights up the World
Written by Jodi Meltzer; Illustrated by Jody King Camarra

Harper and Hunter are fraternal twins with only one thing in common: they once lived together in their mom’s belly. When their mom tells them they must play outside together after a fight, they decide to build a fort tall enough to keep her out!

While gathering sticks and stones to stack, Hunter finds a super-spotty sparkle stone and has a lightbulb moment. He wonders which one has more spots, the speckled stone or his sister’s freckled face?

Your Face Lights up the World is a powerfully written and distinctively illustrated picture book that explores themes of self-esteem, sibling rivalry, and jealousy with flair, whisking kids off on an unforgettable journey toward self-acceptance. Complete with journal pages to capture renewed feelings of confidence, this inspirational book will help kids see themselves in a new light.

Children’s Picture Books:
Growing Up / Personal Growth

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3 Comments on “Weekly Roundup: Children’s Picture Books, Educational Products, Personal Use Products + More!! 06/02 – 06/15”

  1. Our family loves books and as grandparents we love to give books for gifts. These look like books we will be giving this year. More great award winners and recommendations.

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