Mom’s Choice Award to Bully Prevention and Kindness Children’s Series of Books

Mom’s Choice Award to Bully Prevention and Kindness Children’s Series of Books

Congratulations to Charmaine Hammond and her team for their award winning children’s book series, Toby the Pet Therapy Dog. Special Needs Book Review has already reviewed the first book in this delightful, and much needed, picture book series. See our review of  Toby the Pet Therapy Dog and His Hospital Friends. We also had the pleasure of interviewing Charmaine Hammond, the Alberta author behind these books. We must mention Rose Anne Prevec whose wonderful illustrations transform the author’s ideas to life.

The Mom’s Choice Awards® Names Toby the Pet Therapy Dog children’s book series among

Best In Family-Friendly Products

The Mom’s Choice Awards® has named Alberta author, Charmaine Hammond’s Toby the Pet Therapy Dog children’s book series,  among the best in family-friendly media, products and services. The series includes, Toby the Pet Therapy Dog Says Be a Buddy Not a Bully, and, Toby the Pet Therapy Dog and His Hospital Friends, both published by Kendahl House Press.

“We are thrilled to have received this seal of approval for Toby’s book series,” says author Charmaine Hammond.  “We saw firsthand the power of the animal human bond as Toby the dog and I traveled North America speaking to schools, businesses and animal organizations. Our mission at Team Toby, and through Toby’s books, is to improve lives by teaching kindness, acceptance and respect. In 2014, we launch our Toby Be a Buddy Classroom curriculum, presentations to schools and a 10 city North American speaking tour.” The timing of this award couldn’t have been better as October is Bully Prevention and Child Abuse Awareness Month, and Adopt a Shelter Dog month, all themes that relate to Hammond’s books.

The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) is an international awards program that recognizes authors, inventors, companies, parents and others for their efforts in creating quality family-friendly media, products and services.The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) is an international awards program that recognizes authors, inventors, companies, parents and others for their efforts in creating quality family-friendly media, products and services.  Parents, educators, librarians and retailers look for the Mom’s Choice Awards Honoring Excellence seal of approval when selecting quality materials for children and families.

An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling author, Priscilla Dunstan, creator of the Dunstan Baby Language; Patricia Rossi, host of NBC’s Manners Minute; Dr. Letitia S. Wright, D.C., host of the Wright Place™ TV Show; and Catherine Witcher, M.Ed., special needs expert and founder of Precision Education, Inc. MCA judges are bound by a strict code of ethics which ensures expert and objective analysis free from any manufacturer association. The evaluation process uses a propriety methodology in which entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost.

To be considered for an award, each entrant submits five identical samples of a product. Entries are matched to judges in the MCA database. Judges perform a thorough analysis and submit a detailed assessment. Results are compiled and submitted to the MCA Executive Committee for final approval.  The end result is a list of the best in family-friendly media, products and services that parents and educators can feel confident in using.

There were more awards this month for Toby!  Reader’s Favorite awarded Toby’s children’s book Be a Buddy Not a Bully with a Gold.

Toby’s books, published by Kendahl House Press, are available through Amazon, Chapters, and are sold at most bookstores.

For more information on Toby’s books, and Team Toby, and to arrange an interview/booksigning/or presentation with Charmaine Hammond, and Toby the Dog, visit www.TheOriginalTeamToby.com  You can also visit Toby on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and You Tube.

For more information on the awards program and the honorees, visit MomsChoiceAwards.com

Charmaine Hammond author of Toby the Pet Therapy Dog children’s book series about bully prevention and kindnessAbout the Author 

Charmaine Hammond, is an international transformational speaker (has spoken to more than 70,000 people around the globe), and is a #1 international best selling and award winning author of dog book On Toby’s Terms, (Bettie Youngs Books), Toby The Pet Therapy Dog & His Hospital Friends, and Toby The Pet Therapy Dog Says Be a Buddy Not a Bully. Her children’s books are A Mom’s Choice Awards Recipient. She is co-author of wildly popular new book, GPS Your Best Life-charting your destination and getting there in style. Charmaine was the winner of the 2012 Business Matchmaker of the Year award, an international award (eWomenNetwork)and has been nominated for the 2012 RBC Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award and On Toby’s Terms won a GOLD in the Reader’s Favorite Book Awards.

Charmaine is a professional speaker and has spoken to audiences internationally and is a sought after speaker at corporate events, conferences and author conventions. Charmaine is also a founding and board member of the Evolutionary Business Council, and host of three wildly popular radio shows. She also teaches and mentors authors on Your Book as a Business.

Follow Charmaine Hammond Toby the Pet Therapy Dog and His Hospital Friendsby Charmaine Hammond

Buy Books Available in Kindle or Paperbacks: 

Toby The Pet Therapy Dog & His Hospital Friends Amazon.com  Amazon.ca 

Toby The Pet Therapy Dog Says Be a Buddy Not a Bully Amazon.com  Amazon.ca

This post was written by Lorna
Lorna d’Entremont: Co-owner of SentioLife Solutions, Ltd. the company behind KidCompanions Chewelry (2007) and SentioCHEWS (2013), mother of three, grandma of 5 and wife. She is a retired teacher and special needs advocate. Throughout she has taught all levels from grade 2 to grade 9. Lorna loved teaching and enjoyed seeing the students progress in the school system. During her 30 year career she took a few years off to raise her three children.
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