The Mom’s Choice Awards® Names Celia the Great Among Best In Family-Friendly Products


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The Mom’s Choice Awards® has named Celia the Great among the best in
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. For more information on the awards program and the honorees, visit

Celia the Great Featured on the Family Focus Blog!


Another exciting day for Celia the Great – Tricks for Being a Happy Kid! The book has been featured on the amazing Family Focus Blog. The Family Focus Blog was chosen by Circle of Moms as a 2012 Most Influential Family Blog. Check out the blog today!

The book can now proudly wear this badge!

Another Happy Kid! Celia is Helping Kids Sleep!

Happy Kid

Here is a recent email from another happy mom whose daughter is using Celia’s magic tricks!

Hello Abby,

I am the mom of a 5 and 7 year old. Last Thursday my daughter and I read Celia. She has some behaviours, such as not going to bed like she should, that we have been working on. The book made an instant impact!!!!!! Here is a photo of her with her favorite things in her bed, including a magic wand and the book.

Thanks so much for your wonderful book with its delightful story and positive message!

So exciting to see the magic spreading and that Celia the Great is helping kids sleep. We could all use more sleep!

Amazing Review from Dr. Lynne Kenney!

Dr. Lynne Kenney

Today is an exciting day for Celia the Great! The book was featured on Dr. Lynne Kenney’s blog!

Here is what Dr. Kenney says about Celia the Great – Tricks for Being a Happy Kid:

“With the swish of her magic wand, she can get her younger brother to drop a much desired toy so that Celia can play with it. When Celia’s mother does not allow her to wear her favorite outfit, Celia copes by turning calm breathing into a magic trick.

Delightfully illustrated and carefully written, “Celia The Great! Tricks for Being a Happy Kid” is the perfect introduction to self-regulation skills, emotional calming and coping with feelings. Just what every mom or dad of a preschooler needs:).”

Dr. Lynne Kenney, Psy.D., is a mother of two, a practicing pediatric psychologist in Scottsdale, AZ, and the author of The Family Coach Method. She has advanced fellowship training in forensic psychology and developmental pediatric psychology from Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and Harbor-UCLA/UCLA Medical School. Her NEW co-authored book Time-In not Time-Out is available this Fall on Kindle. Combining her love for motor movement and brain development, Dr. Lynne’s newest endeavor, Play Math, is helping children ages 6-11 learn their math facts with playground balls and hoola-hoops for better algebraic thinking.

Dr. Lynne is a practicing psychologist who conducts in-home behavioral interventions, clients say she is “Supernanny” for the brain in real life:).

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