MCA Award Winners August 2017

Mom's Choice Awards Media Release

For Immediate Release: 9/4/17

Mom’s Choice Awards® Names Best Products & Services of August 2017

Summary: Mom’s Choice Awards® is pleased to announce the latest products and services to earn our distinction. The products and services you see here have been rigorously evaluated by consumers and experts around the world and are held to the highest standards of excellence.

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Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for children, families, and educators. The program is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. The evaluation process uses a proprietary methodology in which entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost.

“Our aim is to introduce families and educators to best-in-class products and services,” explains Dawn Matheson, Executive Director of the Mom’s Choice Awards®. “We are passionate about helping families grow emotionally, physically and spiritually. Parents and educators know that products and services bearing our seal of approval are high-quality, great value purchases. The MCA evaluation program is designed to incorporate the expertise of scientists, physicians and other specialists; but we also engage parents, children, educators, and caregivers because they are experts in knowing what is best for their families.”

This month, Mom’s Choice Awards® has selected winners in the following categories:

Online Resources

Gold – Online Resources (Websites, eMagazines and Blogs): Family/Parenting

Gear, Accessories & Personal Use

Covered GoodsCovered Goods
Covered Goods Inc
Gold – Gear & Accessories: Clothing

The Teething EggThe Teething Egg
The Teething Egg
Gold – Gear & Accessories: Teething & Pacifiers

Educational Products & Electronic Learning

Fog Stone IsleFog Stone Isle
Cignition, Inc.

Gold – Educational Products:

Children’s Picture Books

Growing Up TobeyGrowing Up Tobey: the first year
Written by Caroline V Barthen; Illustrated by Blueberry Illustrations
Balboa Press
Silver – Children’s Picture Books: Growing Up / Personal Growth

My Second Year of KindergartenMy Second Year of Kindergarten
Written by Rebecca Eisenberg; Illustrated by Andrea Alemanno
Mascot Books
Gold – Children’s Picture Books: Growing Up / Personal Growth

Wings and FeetWings and Feet
Written by Lisa Reinicke; Illustrated by Scott McDonald; Edited by John Matthewson
Our House Publications

Gold – Children’s Picture Books: Growing Up / Personal Growth

Buddy the Soldier BearBuddy the Soldier Bear
Written by Marie Joy; Illustrated by Brandon Pollard
RJ Henry Publishing
Gold – Children’s Picture Books: Historical Fiction

Through Children’s Eyes: Exploring the Huntington Museum of ArtThrough Children’s Eyes: Exploring the Huntington Museum of Art
Written by Suzanne Alexander
Headline Books
Gold – Children’s Picture Books: Inspirational / Motivational

Juvenile Level 1 (Ages 5 to 8)

Hold On, TobyHold On, Toby
Written by Janet Bierbower-Boucher
Windy Island Publising, LLC
Gold – Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8):

The Adventures of Camellia N.The Adventures of Camellia N.: Under the Sea
Written by Debra L. Wideroe; Illustrated by Daniela Frongia; Edited by Nina Sandvik
Notable Kids Publishing
Gold – Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8): Fiction – General

Sammy the SeahorseSammy the Seahorse: Is he a horse or is he a fish?
Written by Martha Driscoll and Ann Driscoll; Illustrated by Susan Andra Lion
Driscoll Publishing, LLC
Gold – Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8): Non-Fiction – General

Juvenile Level 2 (Ages 9 to 12)

Journal SparksJournal Sparks: Fire Up Your Creativity with Spontaneous Art, Wild Writing, and Inventive Thinking
Written by Emily K. Neuburger
Storey Publishing
Gold – Juvenile Books (Level 2 – Ages 9 to 12): Activities, Crafts & Hobbies ( Includes Puzzles & Games)

Adult Books

The Empty Chair - Murder in the CaribbeanThe Empty Chair – Murder in the Caribbean
Written by Penny Goetjen
Secret Harbor Press
Silver – Adult Books: Fiction & Literature

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