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Pumpkinheads® Earns 2014 Academics’ Choice Award for Mind-Building Excellence

Parkland, Florida - USA – WEBWIRE

Publisher Nina Charles LLC is pleased to announce that the Pumpkinheads® series has been honored with a 2014 Academics’ Choice Smart Book Award, a prestigious seal of educational quality, reserved only for the best mind-building media and toys. The independent Academics’ Choice Awards program and its seal of excellence are recognized worldwide by consumers and educational institutions as a mark of genuinely effective learning tools that stimulate the mind, and provide potential for the student to fully develop higher order thinking skills.
 The Pumpkinheads® book series is a winner of the Academics’ Choice Smart Book Award in the book category. The Academics’ Choice Advisory Board consists of leading thinkers and graduates from Princeton, Harvard, George Washington University, and other reputable educational institutions. Product-appropriate volunteer reviewers, combined with the brainpower of the Board, determine the coveted winners. Entries are judged by category (i.e. mobile app, toy, book, website, magazine, etc.), subject area, and grade level, and evaluated based on standardized criteria rooted in constructivist learning theory. The full list of winners is posted online at
 The hundreds of submitted products that are not chosen by the Academics’ Choice Awards team (and many that are chosen) are donated to a variety of worthy charities and other organizations across the globe.
About Academics’ Choice™:
 Academics’ Choice™ helps consumers find exceptional brain-boosting material. Academics’ Choice is the only international awards program designed to bring increased recognition to publishers, manufacturers, independent authors and developers that aim to stimulate cognitive development. A volunteer panel of product-appropriate judges, including parents, educators, scientists, artists, doctors, nurses, librarians, students and children, evaluate submissions based on educational benefits such as higher-order thinking skills, character building, creative play, durability and originality. Only the genuine “mind-builders” are recognized with the coveted Academics’ Choice Award™. 
About Pumpkinheads®:
Pumpkinheads® is an award winning, bestselling children’s book series that focuses on learning through play.  Through the utilization of familiar situations and relatable characters, Pumpkinheads® books introduce young children to important emotional, social, and character concepts.  The books model how to learn from and interact with others while encouraging acceptance of self and the celebration of unique strengths and talents.
It is Pumpkinheads’® mission to support the positive growth and development of children through sharing and teaching messages of self-esteem, kindness, generosity, perseverance, tolerance, appreciation, courage, making a difference and more.  In addition, we seek to encourage and support early childhood literacy through our nonprofit efforts, to relate to children on their level through positive role models, and to celebrate and encourage creativity, creative play, imagination, and reading. 
The Pumpkinheads® universe begins at, where parents can find fun learning activities and printables, and children can watch animated stories or play an online drawing game.  We are also on social media, and we’d love to have you join our communities on Facebook ( , Pinterest (, Twitter (@mypumpkinheads), Instagram  (@mypumpkinheads), and YouTube (
Pumpkinheads® is the proud recipient of the Mom’s Choice Awards Gold, Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval, and Academics’ Choice Award.

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