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President Obama Wins Book Award

  (November 03, 2011)

Burbank, Calif. (PRWEB) November 03, 2011

President Obama has won top honors for his childrens book, Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters, illustrated by Loren Long and published by Random House Childrens Books. The National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA), now in its 21st year, today announced the winners of its 2011 Childrens Products Competition. The president received a NAPPA Gold award in the books category.

This is an exquisite celebration of women and men who have made significant contributions to our countrys social and cultural greatness, said Rubin Pfeffer, NAPPA book judge. Stirring illustrations accompany concise, moving text to make this an inspiration for all children.

NAPPAs top honor, the Gold award, was bestowed upon 75 childrens toys, games, books, DVDs, CDs, and virtual media. Each winner was selected by NAPPAs team of independent expert judges, along with parent and kid testers, to be among the most entertaining, appealing, safe, educational, age-appropriate, and enduring products. The NAPPA seal has come to symbolize innovation, usefulness and high quality that parents trust.


A complete list of all 75 Gold and 93 Honors award recipients, as well as 13 Rising Stars, can be found at NAPPAawards.com. 2011 NAPPA Gold winning products include:

TOYS
Hexbug Nano Hive Habitat SetInnovation First Labs, LLC, $34.99; Hexbug.com; ages 3 +
Meon Deluxe Animation StudioSkyrocket Toys, $29.99; MeonGlow.com; ages 5+
Perplexus Epic PlaSmart, Inc., $29.99; PlaSmartToys.com; ages 8+
Little Green Money MachineDelVisionaries, $199; LittleGreenMoneyMachine.com; ages 9+

VIRTUAL MEDIA (Video games, Apps, Software, Websites, etc.)
Pat the Bunny for ipad, iPhone and iPod TouchRandom House; $3.99; RandomHouse.com/kids/apps; ages 2 to 6
Fooz KidsFuhu; free; FoozKids.com; ages 2 to 11
Disney.com/CreateDisney Interactive Media Group; free; Disney.com/create; ages 5 to 15
MLB 11: The ShowSony Computer Entertainment America; $59.99; Us.Playstation.com; ages 10+

BOARD AND CARD GAMES
Richard Scarry's Busytown Busy, Busy AirportWonder Forge, $19.99; TheWonderForge.com; ages 3+
Color StixMindWare, $19.95; MindWare.com; ages 5+
Joe Name ItGamewright, $9.99; Gamewright.com; ages 12+
Reverse CharadesRETROPlay, $23.99; ReverseCharades.com; all ages

BOOKS
Twinkle Twinkle Little StarWritten and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney; Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2011; $16.99; LB-Kids.com; ages 0 to 2
BaileyWritten by Harry Bliss, Scholastic Press, 2011, $16.99; Scholastic.com; ages 3 to 5
Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My DaughtersWritten by Barack Obama, illustrated by Loren Long, Random House Childrens Books, 2011; $17.99; RandomHouse.com/kids; ages 6 to 8
One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange StreetWritten by Joanne Rocklin, Abrams, 2011; $16.95; AbramsBooks.com; ages 9 to 12
Klutz Guide to the GalaxyWritten by Pat Murphy and the Scientists of Klutz Labs, 2011; Scholastic Press, $19.99, Klutz.com; ages 12+

MAGAZINES
ChickaDEEOwlkids; $5.25 an issue; $29.99 for a one-year subscription (10 issues); OwlKids.com; ages 6 to 9
Highlights PuzzlemaniaHighlights for Children; $5.95 an issue; $2.67 an issue plus postage for subscriptions; Highlights.com; ages 7+
Discovery GirlsDiscovery Girls, Inc.; $4.99 an issue; $19.95 for a one-year subscription (6 issues); DiscoveryGirls.com; for girls ages 8+

DVDs
Toddler Favorites: The MovieIndependent Production: Music for Little People, 2011; 35 min.; $9.99; MFLPdistribution.com; ages 1 to 5
Debbie and Friends Story Songs and Sing AlongIndependent Production: Debbie and Friends, 2011; 50 min.; $14.98; DebbieAndFriends.net; ages 2 to 5
Families of PhilippinesIndependent Production: Master Communications, 2011; 30 min.; $29.95; Master-Comm.com; ages 5 to 8

MUSIC
Acoustic DreamlandPutumayo Kids, 2011; CD, $14.98; PutumayoKids.com; ages 0 to 5
Singin and GroovinMusic for Little People, 2010; CD, $13.98; MusicForLittlePeople.com; ages 1 to 2
Chicken Joe Forgets Something Important by Trout Fishing In AmericaThe Secret Mountain, 2011; Storybook and CD, $16.95; TheSecretMountain.com; ages 4 to 10
My Name Is HandelPerformed by Yadu, Bonnie Ward Simon, Stephen Simon and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Maestro Classics, 2011; CD, $16.98; MaestroClassics.com; ages 9+

AUDIO BOOKS
Once Upon a Bethlehem Night: Christmas Stories told by Renee EnglotRenee Englot, 2011; $15; ReneeEnglot.com; ages 4+
Rapunzel and the Seven DwarfsAugust House, 2011; $18.95; AugustHouse.com; ages 8+

About NAPPA
For more than 20 years, the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA), a division of Dominion Enterprises, has been the go-to resource for the best products for families. NAPPAs team of independent expert judges, along with family and child testers, selects the most innovative and enduring products to be NAPPA Gold and Honors winners in two annual competitionsChildrens Products and Parenting Resources. Far more than a seal of approval, a NAPPA award signifies that a product has been rigorously evaluated against stringent criteria and stands out among hundreds of other products from around the world. For more information, visit NAPPAawards.com.

About Dominion Enterprises
Dominion Enterprises is a leading marketing services company serving the automotive, enthusiast and commercial vehicle, real estate, apartment rental, and employment industries. Headquartered in Norfolk, Va., with 3,300 employees nationwide, the company provides a comprehensive suite of technology-based marketing solutions, more than 60 market-leading websites, and 280 magazines. For more information, visit DominionEnterprises.com.

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