Weekly Roundup: Award-Winning Parenting Books, S.T.E.M Toys + More! 12/17 – 12/23

Award winning parenting books, s.t.e.m. toys

This week’s Roundup of Mom’s Choice Award winners features a parenting book on sexual health, Paw Patrol – My Size Lookout Tower, and a programmable S.T.E.M. robot! 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 December 17, 2017 to December 23, 2017.

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 — Teen World Confidential: Five-Minute Topics to Open Conversation About Sex and Relationships

Teen World Confidential: Five-Minute Topics to Open Conversation About Sex and Relationships: Five-Minute Topics to Open Conversation About Sex and Relationships
Written by Kim T. Cook, RN CHES; Edited by Tess Bondavalli

Teen World Confidential offers parents and other caring adults tips and tools to inspire honest conversation about adolescent sexual health. Information is presented in fast-paced five-minute reads that fit into your busy schedule. Pick up Teen World Confidential to gain fresh insight into current issues affecting teens, ‘tweens, and families. Explore conversation starters – and roadblocks – that open the door to honest communication that will continue throughout the teen years.

Adult Books:
Parenting – General

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Silly Scents Marker Maker

The Crayola Silly Scents Marker Maker gives kids the tools to create their own set of markers in custom colors and scents. Young artists can use the included color mixing guide to create their marker colors or experiment on their own to create one-of-a-kind shades.

Perfect for children aged six years and older, the kit includes everything needed to design, assemble, and store 16 fruity scented markers. This kit also comes with Scratch & Sniff stickers and blank sticker sheets that kids can design and color using their custom markers for a fun scribble and sniff experience.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 5 to 8

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Award-Winning Children's book — Silly Scents Marker Maker
Award-Winning Children's book — Piper the Elf Rides a Reindeer

Piper the Elf Rides a Reindeer
Written by Colleen Driscoll; Illustrated by Brian Dumm

When a new visitor comes to the North Pole, Piper learns about patience as she struggles to teach the stubborn reindeer Stomper how to fly. Despite Piper’s efforts, Stomper refuses to cooperate and Santa leaves on Christmas Eve without the little reindeer. Will Santa take Stomper back to his herd on Christmas or is there another way to get the reindeer in the air? Also includes Arctic facts!

Children’s Picture Books:
Seasonal, Holidays & Festivals

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Paw Patrol – My Size Lookout Tower

Big rescues call for an even bigger tower. Help the Paw Patrol keep an eye out for trouble with the My Size Lookout Tower. Standing at an impressive two and a half feet tall, this tower is the perfect vantage point for your child to observe the action of the city.

Using the rotating periscope at the top of the tower, they can do a visual sweep of Adventure Bay. When something is spotted, use the buttons on the tower to activate lights and authentic sounds from the show. Push the icons on the interactive pup pad and hear each pup weigh in with their signature phrase. When it’s time to leap into action, Chase is on the case!

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Preschoolers

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Award-Winning Children's book — Paw Patrol – My Size Lookout Tower
Award-Winning Children's book — Meccano M.A.X.

Meccano M.A.X.

From the internationally renowned maker of robotics building sets arises a new model of impressive proportions. Unlike anything else Meccano has created, M.A.X. combines Artificial Intelligence (AI) with customizable programming. The result is a one-of-a-kind robot of your own creation!

Budding engineers, innovators and creators can expand their knowledge of programming as they personalize this robot to their specifications. As a S.T.E.M robotics platform, M.A.X is designed to engage kids in intellectually stimulating play, drawing on their knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 9 to 12

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Magic Scene Creator

Turn still pictures into fun animations with Magic Scene Creator. To use, simply place any of the 70 included Motion Cards on the tablet screen and watch the cartoon drawings come to life. You can also make your own drawings and animate them using the Motion Cards. The Magic Scene Creator comes with six Gel FX Markers so you can draw directly on the screen or enhance the Motion Cards with your own embellishments. When it’s time for something new, simply wipe the screen and cards clean with a damp cloth. Great for ages three and up, this fun coloring gift set is a wonderful way to experience the magic of animation.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Preschoolers

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Award-Winning Children's book — Magic Scene Creator
Award-Winning Children's book — Jerry's Mastery

Jerry’s Mastery
Written by W.W. Rowe; Illustrated by Benji Slatoff-Burke

Jerry is now thirteen and in the eighth grade. We have travelled with him since he was young and he has learned lessons about truthfulness, working with his anger, not using power for ill. There are many mysteries that Jerry tries to figure out in this next phase.

Through hard life situations with the illness of his mother and friend, Jerry explores more about prayer, forgiveness, karma, and past lives. He practices meditation, pure intention, and tries to understand more about his higher Self, free will, grace, and Nature’s Grand Design. Best of all he learns a powerful new technique—The Smile—and a new use of The Look.

Young Adult Books:
Fiction – General

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Jerry’s Magnificence
Written by W.W. Rowe; Illustrated by Benji Slatoff-Burke

Jerry’s Magnificence is the final installment in W.W. Rowe’s five-part Jerry’s series set in post World War II middle America. In this action packed finale, Jerry comes face to face with disaster and truly into his own.

Now fourteen, Jerry is a star of the JV track team and pledging the Scorpion Society at school. Things are developing very nicely with Suzie (they are now going steady). There are some disturbing, dangerous characters that appear. Suzie and Jerry must figure out the most effective strategies to deal with and avoid harm.

Young Adult Books:
Fiction – General

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Award-Winning Children's book — Jerry's Magnificence
Award-Winning Children's book — Hatchimals Glittering Garden

Hatchimals Glittering Garden

Who’s inside? It’s a surprise! Each sparkling egg contains one of two interactive Hatchimals with twinkling wings and soft, shimmering fur. Once you’ve played with the egg enough, you’ll see rainbow eyes – that means it’s time to hatch! Your touch encourages them to peck their way out of the egg! Now you get to raise your glittering Hatchimal through 3 stages, from baby to toddler, to kid. Teach yours to walk, dance, play games and more! It will even repeat what you say in its own voice!

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Ages 5 to 8

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Color Wonder Magic Light Brush

Create magical, mess-free art with the Color Wonder Magic Light Brush and Drawing Pad. The Mess-Free Color Wonder Paints only appear on the Color Wonder Paper–never on skin, furniture, or fabric. To paint, just dip the Color Wonder Magic Light Brush in one of the paint pots and apply it to the Color Wonder Paper. The brush bristles will light up to show which color you’ve chosen before you apply it to the page. Artists ages three and up will love painting with the magic of Color Wonder.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Preschoolers

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Award-Winning Children's book — Color Wonder Magic Light Brush
Award-Winning Children's book — Color & Erase Mat

Color & Erase Mat

The Crayola Color and Erase Mat provides budding artists with colorful fun they can enjoy again and again. This reusable mat gives kids a large surface for drawing and doodling with the four included ColorPop! Markers. When they’re done, all the colors wipe away with the included eraser tool. The mat then rolls up for easy storage until kids are ready to create again.

Toys, Games & Puzzles:
Preschoolers

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Car Caché

Patented invention to keep your handbag in the car close by, accessible, upright, clean, and out of passengers’ way.

Gear & Accessories:
Miscellaneous

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Award-Winning Children's book — Car Caché

3 Comments on “Weekly Roundup: Award-Winning Parenting Books, S.T.E.M Toys + More! 12/17 – 12/23”

  1. I love these round-ups I get to learn about so many great products.The Teen World Confidential sounds like a nice book to share with my grandson

  2. Another great weekly round up . My grandson would love the Paw Patrol , my size lookout tower .

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