This week’s Weekly Roundup of Mom’s Choice Award winners features tons of books we know you’ll love! We have everything from adult books for parents of grieving children, educational children’s books and books about music! 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 the last week of September 2017.
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Stepparenting the Grieving Child: Cultivating Past and Present Connections with Children Who Have Lost a Parent
Written by Diane Ingram Fromme; Edited by Donna Mazzitelli
In Stepparenting the Grieving Child, Diane Ingram Fromme shares the assumptions and presumptions, steps and missteps that occurred within her own stepfamily. Diane faced the key challenges any new stepparent or guardian to grieving children experiences, including helplessness to know how and when to offer comfort, awkwardness to identify the times and ways to memorialize the lost parent, and outsider blues – not only feeling at times uncomfortable in her own home but also in her own skin.
Parenting – Contemporary Families
Noddy Toyland Detective
Join Noddy as Toyland’s most famous detective in an adventure filled with storytelling, learning and creative fun!
Play as Noddy with the help of his friends Bumpy Dog and Revs the car. Visit your favorite Toyland characters from DreamWorks Animation’s hit TV show and take part in fun mini-games and activities. Become a Toyland Detective and use the ‘Who, What, Where Book’ to solve mysteries. Once you’ve solved all the clues, trace back your findings by reading the story of your adventures in a narrative photo storybook.
Apps & Software:
Life’s Garden: Inspiring Thoughts Stemming From Nature
Written and illustrated by S Finelli
You are the gardener of your life! What you plant with your thoughts, words, and actions determines the kind of experiences that you will reap. Kernels of hope and hard work cultivate the achievement of your goals. Seeds of love and gratitude grow into unexpected blessings. You may need to pluck out a few weeds now and then and use your watering can in times of drought, but tending to your life is well worth what you will eventually harvest!
Young Adult Books:
Inspirational / Motivational
Books Don’t Need Batteries
Written by Sonny Evans; Illustrated by Rachel Roberts; Edited by Odyssey Books
We all know how critical reading is to a child’s development. Yet, we also know how challenging it can be to get our kids to lay off the electronic devices and practice their reading. What’s the solve? How about a book that explores why reading continues to be special in a digital world.
Books Don’t Need Batteries tells the story of how Paige, a living book, finds a way to compete with Sal, a resident mobile phone. Sal’s so impressed with himself and attention-seeking (unfortunately, just like a real smart phone), it’s hard for Paige to be heard.
Children’s Picture Books:
Alycat and the Monday Blues
Written by Alysson Foti Bourque; Illustrated by Chiara Civati
Alycat wakes up on Monday with the dreaded Monday Blues certain that nothing will go right. But when a mishap sends her astray, she discovers that helping a friend will help her discover her own hidden talent and cure her Monday Blues!
Children’s Picture Books:
Music & Performing Arts