Weekly Roundup: Inspiring Children’s Books About Sports & Vietnam War! 2/18 – 2/24

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This week’s Roundup of Mom’s Choice Award winners comes just in time for the wrap up of the Winter Olympics. For those of you that are already having sport withdrawals check out these award-winning educational children’s books about soccer, teamwork and inspiration! 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 January 7, 2018 to January 13, 2018.

Every week companies, inventors, and publishers from around the world send us their products for evaluation. Only the best earn our designation.

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Award-Winning Children's book — Sean Wants To Be Messi

Sean Wants To Be Messi: A children’s book about soccer and inspiration
Written by Tanya Preminger; Illustrated by Elettra Cudignotto

Sean, an imaginative, soccer-loving second grader, wants to be the great Leo Messi, and he’s working hard to accomplish his goal. He battles fears, bullies, nagging parents, and tiresome teachers in pursuit of his dream to become the best soccer player in the world.

An engaging, relatable children’s book about soccer, practice, and inspiration.

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

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Sean Tackles London: A children’s book about soccer and teamwork
Written by Tanya Preminger; Illustrated by Elettra Cudignotto

Sean, a nine-year-old aspiring soccer player, goes on the biggest adventure of his life: he travels to a FC Barcelona soccer camp in London for his summer vacation.
He will visit London’s famous landmarks, challenge himself and his parents, learn the power of teamwork, and do his best to get picked for the Barca youth world tournament.
A relatable, easy-to-read adventure about a boy who loves soccer and his modern-day family vacation.

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

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Award-Winning Children's book — Sean Tackles London
Award-Winning Children's book — Sean Goes To Barcelona

Sean Goes To Barcelona: A children’s book about soccer and goals
Written by Tanya Preminger; Illustrated by Elettra Cudignotto

Sean, an eight-year-old aspiring soccer player, goes on the trip of a lifetime! He travels to Barcelona, Spain, to watch a FC Barcelona soccer game and get an autograph from his hero, the celebrated forward Lionel Messi.
The resourceful and determined kid that he is, Sean comes up with various creative ways to track down his hero and make his dream come true. But sometimes, as he will discover, life doesn’t go quite according to plan…

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

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Santa’s Shooting Star
Written by Paula Jones and Jenny Viguet; Illustrated by Veronika Seleznova

Santa’s Shooting Star is a book and activity kit that inspires and engages children to spread the Christmas spirit through acts of service and good deeds.The story follows a young boy as he is visited by Santa’s Shooting Star. Santa sends the little boy a personal good deed message. Once he has completed his good deeds, he then gets to go hang the star ornament on their tree, signaling to Santa that he has helped to spread the Christmas spirit.

How many times will Santa’s Shooting Star visit your child this holiday season? This is completely up to YOU!

Children’s Picture Books:
Seasonal, Holidays & Festivals

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Award-Winning Children's book — Santa's Shooting Star
Award-Winning Children's book — Leaving Kent State

Leaving Kent State
Written by Sabrina Fedel; Edited by Simone W.

Seventeen-year-old Rachel Morelli has been longing for her next door neighbor and crush, Evan, to return home from Vietnam. Rachel is sure Evan will be able to convince her dad to let her go to Pratt Institute to study art instead of Kent State University where her dad teaches. When Evan returns home injured, losing all of his own dreams, Rachel is on her own to find a way out of her sleepy little town. But first she will have to find some peace for Evan and survive one of the deadliest protests in modern American history: The Day the Vietnam War Came Home to America.

Young Adult Books:
Historical Fiction

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3 Comments on “Weekly Roundup: Inspiring Children’s Books About Sports & Vietnam War! 2/18 – 2/24”

  1. The Sean books look really interesting. I think my son would like Sean Tackles London. It’s important to teach my son about teamwork and being a good sport.

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