The Mom's choice awards names 'The Shimmering Secret' by author Karla Hansen among the best in family-friendly products!

The Mom’s Choice Awards®

The 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 organization is based in the United States and has reviewed thousands of items from more than 55 countries.

A Mark Of Distinction / A Trusted Resource

Around the world, parents, educators, retailers and members of the media look for the MCA mother-and-child Honoring Excellence seal of approval when selecting quality products and services for children and families.

An Esteemed Panel Of Evaluators

An esteemed panel of evaluators includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others.

The Evaluation Process

MCA evaluators volunteer their time and are bound by a strict code of ethics which ensures expert and objective analysis free from any manufacturer association.

The evaluation process uses a proprietary methodology in which items are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost. Each item is judged on its own merit.

MCA evaluators are especially interested in items that help families grow emotionally, physically and spiritually; are morally sound and promote good will; and are inspirational and uplifting.

A Philanthropic Spirit

Once the evaluations are complete, most items submitted for consideration are donated to schools, libraries, hospitals and charities.



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A special thank you to all those who came out to show your support at the November Book Launch! We sold over 100 books and are starting to place them for sale in local businesses around Des Moines. Check back to see the list!