Friday, February 13, 2009

Mom's Choice Award For "Here You Are"!

Here You Are won the 2009 Mom's Choice Award - as Silver Recipient in the Motivational/Inspirational category for Children's Picture Books, age 0-9. This is quite an honor.

The Mom's Choice Awards® is known for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products, and services. This annual competition recognizes authors, inventors, companies, parents and others for their efforts in creating quality family-friendly media products and services. Parents, educators, retailers and the media trust the Mom's Choice Awards® for product reviews and evaluations.

The Mom's Choice Awards® has a panel of distinguished judges who evaluate all submissions, which are judged on their own merit. The list of judges for this year’s competition include such notables as:

Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow;

Julie Aigner-Clark, creator of Baby Einstein;

LeAnn Thieman, co-author of seven Chicken Soup for the Soul Books;

Tara Paterson, ACPI CCPI, certified Parent Coach and founder of the Mom's Choice Awards® and the online web resource; and,

Dr. Letitia S. Wright, D.C., author, movie producer and host of WrightPlace TV as well as being ranked in the top 50 of the Most Influential Women in Social Media.

Evaluation Criteria: The MCA judges are "especially interested in entries that support the growth of families emotionally, physically, and spiritually, and are morally sound and promote good will.’ They also look for entries that are “inspirational and uplifting.” Parents, educators, retailers, and the media rely on the MCA’s reviews and evaluations as a trusted resource for children and families.

Here is the official announcement. If you go to this page and scroll down to ,or click on Children's Picture Books, you'll discover Here You Are on the list. Thank You!!! MCA and Thank You!!! Jet Blue Airline for inviting me to participate.

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