Children’s book author Byrd Britt wins Mom’s Choice Award

LUMBERTON — A Lumberton author’s latest book “Tales from Penny: A Trip to the Park” has received the mothers’ stamp of approval.

Byrd Britt recently received the Mom’s Choice Award, after being “rigorously reviewed by a panel of MCA reviewers, this book is considered one of the best products for families,” a statement read in part.

The Mom’s Choice Awards named “Tales from a Penny: A Trip to the Park” one of the best family-friendly media, products and services. The MCA evaluation process uses a proprietary methodology in which entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, attractiveness and cost.

“I’m thrilled to earn the Mom’s Choice Awards Seal of Excellence,” Byrd said. “I know all the great things MCA is doing to connect consumers, educators and caregivers with the best products and services available for families. “

To be considered for a prize, each entrant submits three identical samples for testing. Entries are matched to raters in the MCA database. and reviewers are bound by a strict code of manufacturer influence. All three assessments are submitted to the MCA Executive Committee for final review and approval.

Evaluators include education, media and other experts, as well as parents, children, librarians, performers, producers, health and business professionals, authors, scientists and others.

“Our goal is to introduce families and educators to the best products and services,” said Dawn Matheson, executive director of the Mom’s Choice Awards. “We are passionate about helping families grow emotionally, physically and spiritually. Parents and educators know that products and services bearing our seal of approval are of high quality and also of great value.

“MCA’s assessment program is designed to integrate the expertise of scientists, physicians and other specialists; but we also involve parents, children, educators and carers because they are experts in knowing what is best for their family.

With the evaluation now complete, these test samples of “Tales from a Penny: A Trip to the Park” will be donated to schools, libraries, hospitals and non-profit organizations.

Britt’s book, published by Fulton Books, is a fun read that helps children hone their social and problem-solving skills. At the same time, it encourages children to be physically active by spending time outdoors.

In “Tales from a Penny: A Trip to the Park,” the adventure takes place at the park for Jack and his friends’ fun day. The sky was clear and perfect for flying kites. The kids were having fun running around and pulling the kites behind them…until a big gust of wind pushed Suki’s kite too far.

This is the second book in the Britt’s Tales from a Penny series. She wrote a third book titled “The Mystery of the Green Cat: A Tales from a Penny Story.” The book is due out in the spring of 2023.

The Mom’s Choice Awards evaluate products and services created for children, families and educators. The program is globally recognized for setting the benchmark for excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. The organization is based in the United States and has reviewed thousands of entries from over 55 countries.

Grover Z. Barnes