press release for honoring excellence family-friendly products

For Immediate Release: 10/5/15

Mom’s Choice Awards® Names Best Products & Services of September 2015

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

K12 Timed Reading and Comprehension PracticeK12 Timed Reading and Comprehension Practice
Silver – Online Resources (Websites, eMagazines and Blogs): Children

Gear, Accessories & Personal Use

Patented PeekaBOO Growth Chart (Fits in standard Door Jamb)Patented PeekaBOO Growth Chart (Fits in standard Door Jamb)
Mom Approved, Inc.
Gold – Gear & Accessories: Bedding & Room Decor

Polaroid CUBEPolaroid CUBE
Polaroid – C & A Markeitng
Gold – Gear & Accessories: Media, Electronics & Accessories

Educational Products & Electronic Learning

Lil' Champs Play it SMARTLil’ Champs Play it SMART
The SMART Playbook
Gold – Educational Products: Preschoolers

Educational Series kit Educational Series kit
Laser Pegs
Gold – Educational Products: Ages 5 to 8

Just Add MilkJust Add Milk
Griddly Games, Inc.
Silver – Educational Products: Ages 5 to 8

Apps and Software

Sago Mini BoatsSago Mini Boats
Sago Sago
Gold – Apps & Software: Toddlers

Toca Life: CityToca Life: City
Toca Boca
Gold – Apps & Software: Ages 5 to 8

Charlie Jumped out of the ClockCharlie Jumped out of the Clock
CRAYON BOX Inc.
Gold – Apps & Software: Ages 5 to 8

Activities, Crafts & Hobbies

Color Wonder Light-Up StamperColor Wonder Light-Up Stamper
Crayola
Gold – Arts, Crafts & Hobbies: Toddlers

Children’s Picture Books

The Look CookersThe Look Cookers
Written by Jim Malloy; Illustrated by Hannah Stephey
3 Dreams Creative Enterprises
Gold – Children’s Picture Books: Adventure, Adventurers & Heroes

Ethan Balances His TimeEthan Balances His Time
Written by Stepping Stories
Stepping Stories
Gold – Children’s Picture Books: Basic Concepts

Being adopted is super-duper special!Being adopted is super-duper special!: Your Buddy Boodles
Written by Christine Burger
Purposeful Goods
Gold – Children’s Picture Books: Bedtime Stories

Someone Special Uniquely Personalized BooksSomeone Special Uniquely Personalized Books
Written by Heather McCarthy & Kate Ryan; Illustrated by Julia Skendzel & Janette Louden
Self-publishing
Silver – Children’s Picture Books: Developing Social Skills

Casey Caterpillar Feels Left OutCasey Caterpillar Feels Left Out
The Mother Company
Silver – Children’s Picture Books: Developing Social Skills

Betime for EthanBetime for Ethan
Written by Stepping Stories
Stepping Stories
Gold – Children’s Picture Books: Health & Safety

When Lyla Got Lost (and found)When Lyla Got Lost (and found)
Written by Abbie Schiller, Samantha Kurtzman-Counter; Illustrated by Kaori Onishi
The Mother Company
Gold – Children’s Picture Books: Health & Safety

Ethan Has Food AllergiesEthan Has Food Allergies
Written by Stepping Stories
Stepping Stories
Gold – Children’s Picture Books: Health & Safety

My Grandma Is a Red Bird but Today She's Feeling BlueMy Grandma Is a Red Bird but Today She’s Feeling Blue
Written by Lynn Varuzzo; Illustrated by Kara DeMaio
self-published
Silver – Children’s Picture Books: Health & Safety

The Possible PoliceThe Possible Police
Written by Wylde Scott; Illustrated by Hannah K. Shuping
Wylde Prwss
Gold – Children’s Picture Books: Imagine It!

Roxy ReindeerRoxy Reindeer
Written and illustrated by Linda Boyden
Progressive Rising Phoenix Press
Silver – Children’s Picture Books: Seasonal, Holidays & Festivals

Not for HurtingNot for Hurting
Written by Alan M. Weber; Illustrated by Ashley Tate
Authorhouse
Silver – Children’s Picture Books: Specialized Concepts / Differently Abled

The Adventures of The Swamp KidsThe Adventures of The Swamp Kids: The Missing Chord
Written by Leif Nedland Pedersen; Illustrated by Tim Banfell; Edited by Tommie Townsley
Joanne Bolton
Ally-Gator Bookbites Publishing House
Silver – Children’s Picture Books: Values & Life Lessons

What Does It Mean To Be Kind?What Does It Mean To Be Kind?
Written by Rana DiOrio; Illustrated by Stephane Jorisch; Edited by Emma D. Dryden
Little Pickle Press
Gold – Children’s Picture Books: Values & Life Lessons

The Trotters of TweevilleThe Trotters of Tweeville: Harraf Namrattle
Written and illustrated by Shirin Zarqa-Lederman
Archway
Silver – Children’s Picture Books: Values & Life Lessons

Toys, Games & Puzzles

Mon Premier Bebe Calin Christmas Tales Mon Premier Bebe Calin Christmas Tales
Corolle
Gold – Toys, Games & Puzzles: Toddlers

Yeti in My SpaghettiYeti in My Spaghetti
Patch Products
Gold – Toys, Games & Puzzles: Ages 5 to 8

National Geographic Dinosaurs 24 in 1National Geographic Dinosaurs 24 in 1
Laser Pegs
Gold – Toys, Games & Puzzles: Ages 5 to 8

Crayola Crayon CarverCrayola Crayon Carver
Crayola
Gold – Toys, Games & Puzzles: Ages 5 to 8

Crayola Cling CreatorCrayola Cling Creator
Crayola
Gold – Toys, Games & Puzzles: Ages 5 to 8

Crayola Creations Thread WrapperCrayola Creations Thread Wrapper
Crayola
Gold – Toys, Games & Puzzles: Ages 9 to 12

Juvenile Level 1 (Ages 5 to 8)

Chilly BillyChilly Billy
Written by Melinda Chambers; Illustrated by Sue Ann Maxwell Spiker
Headline Books
Gold – Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8): Fiction – General

The Most Special Ball Game Ever in AcadiaThe Most Special Ball Game Ever in Acadia
Written by Shelley Rudderham
Tao Publications
Silver – Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8): Inspirational / Motivational

The Last Touch for a Joyous ChristmasThe Last Touch for a Joyous Christmas
Written by Shelley Rudderham
Tao Publications
Silver – Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8): Inspirational / Motivational

A Poem That Changed a Village a Long, Long Time AgoA Poem That Changed a Village a Long, Long Time Ago
Written by Shelley Rudderham
Tao Publications
Silver – Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8): Inspirational / Motivational

Courteous KurtCourteous Kurt
Written by Shelley Rudderham
Tao Publications
Silver – Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8): Inspirational / Motivational

Nyasha's Patience Pays OffNyasha’s Patience Pays Off
Written by Shelley Rudderham
Tao Publications
Silver – Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8): Inspirational / Motivational

A Happy HeartA Happy Heart
Written by Shelley Rudderham
Tao Publications
Silver – Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8): Inspirational / Motivational

Learning Is Cool... It's the First Day of School!Learning Is Cool… It’s the First Day of School!
Written by “Chaucer the Dog”; Illustrated by John Clarke; Edited by Robyn Larson McCarthy
Canterbury Tails Books/The Armarium Press Inc.
Silver – Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8): Non-Fiction – General

ASPCA Pet Rescue Club: Too Big to Run ASPCA Pet Rescue Club: Too Big to Run
Written by Catherine Hapka; Illustrated by Dana Regan
cover illustration by Steve James
Studio Fun International
Gold – Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8): Philanthropic

ASPCA Pet Rescue Club: A New Home for TrumanASPCA Pet Rescue Club: A New Home for Truman
Written by Catherine Hapka; Illustrated by Dana Regan
cover illustration by Steve James
Studio Fun International
Gold – Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8): Philanthropic

ASPCA Pet Rescue Club: The Lonely PonyASPCA Pet Rescue Club: The Lonely Pony
Written by Catherine Hapka; Illustrated by Dana Regan
cover illustration by Steve James
Studio Fun International
Gold – Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8): Philanthropic

ASPCA Pet Rescue Club: No Time for HallieASPCA Pet Rescue Club: No Time for Hallie
Written by Catherine Hapka; Illustrated by Dana Regan
cover illustration by Steve James
Studio Fun International
Gold – Juvenile Books (Level 1 – Ages 5 to 8): Philanthropic

Juvenile Level 2 (Ages 9 to 12)

SeasideSeaside
Written by Wylde Scott; Illustrated by Hannah K. Shuping
Wylde Press
Gold – Juvenile Books (Level 2 – Ages 9 to 12): Fantasy, Myths & Legends

Making It HomeMaking It Home
Written by Suzanne Roche; Illustrated by Alessandro Vene
Oak Lei Press, LLC
Silver – Juvenile Books (Level 2 – Ages 9 to 12): Historical Fiction

Flexible WingsFlexible Wings
Written by Veda Stamps
IMO Books
Silver – Juvenile Books (Level 2 – Ages 9 to 12): Inspirational / Motivational

Kidding Around NYCKidding Around NYC: For Kids Who Want The Inside Track On The City
Written by Suzanne Roche
Oak Lei Press, LLC
Gold – Juvenile Books (Level 2 – Ages 9 to 12): Non-Fiction – General

 

Adult Books

Messenger From GodMessenger From God
Written by Anthony DiVerniero
createspace
Silver – Adult Books: Fiction & Literature

Encouraging Physical Activity in PreschoolersEncouraging Physical Activity in Preschoolers
Written by Steve Sanders, EdD
Gryphon House
Gold – Adult Books: Parenting – Health, Nutrition, Fitness & Safety

Encouraging Physical Activity in ToddlersEncouraging Physical Activity in Toddlers
Written by Steve Sanders, EdD
Gryphon House
Gold – Adult Books: Parenting – Health, Nutrition, Fitness & Safety

Encouraging Physical Activity in InfantsEncouraging Physical Activity in Infants
Written by Steve Sanders, EdD
Gryphon House, Inc.
Gold – Adult Books: Parenting – Health, Nutrition, Fitness & Safety

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