PAL Awards

Established by respected speech and language expert Sherry Artemenko, the PAL Award recognizes exceptional toys, games and books that, through their design, content, quality, and character, promote play that advances language. PAL winners in the hands of kids spark fun and creative play with lots of talk!

Products, chosen on the basis of over 30 years practical child development experience, are complemented by coaching in thoughtful reviews, showing parents how to best use each toy, game or book to build language.

All PAL Award winners

TMGcover4h-264x264 “Too Much Glue” by Jason Lefebvre and Zac Retz
Ages: 4-8 years old
$16.95

61sIjKRqpfL._SL500_AA300_-150x150 3-D Close Up Animal Homes by Barbara Taylor, Silver Dolphin
Ages: 5 years and up
$14.95

lorescoverbird A Home For Bird by Philip C. Stead
Ages: 3 years and up
$16.99

13074800 A Meal of the Stars by Dana Jenson and Tricia Tusa
Ages: 4 years and up
$16.99

51IjMF-Ey1L._SL500_AA300_3 ABC Animal Jamboree by Giles Andreae
Ages: 3 to 7 years
$16.95

51eRt163KsL._SX285_ ABC Puzzle And Book: My First Puzzle Book by Tiger Tales
Ages: 2-5 years of age
$9.99

imgres-1 Alphabet Anatomy: Meet The Capital Letters by Linda Ann Jones
Ages: 3 years and up
$15.10

ArtMax-1 Art and Max by David Wiesner
Ages: 5-8 years
$17.99

E0030 Baby Book1 At the Farm Wooden Books by HaPe International, Inc.
Ages: 10 months and up
$9.95

9780805073157 Beach Is To Fun: A Book of Relationships, by Pat Brisson and Sachiko Yoshikawa
Ages: 4-7 years
$17.95

173002017 Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman
Ages: 3-7 years
 

9780761157281 Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg
Ages: Preschool and up
$11.95

Being_Frank Being Frank by Donna W. Earnhardt and Andrea Castellani
Ages: 5 years and up
$16.95

ref=dp_image_0 Big Book of My World by Kali Stileman
Ages: 3-7 years
$14.95

ChirchirIsSinging Chirchir Is Singing by Kelly Cunnane and Jude Daly
Ages: 3 and up
$17.99

d70b9488b3d674abedd42aceecd71c59 Don’t Worry, Douglas! by David Melling
Ages: 3-7 years
$12.95

13089740 Gem by Hollie Hobbie
Ages: 3-7 years
$16.99

9780811877824_norm Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Rinker and Lichtenheld
Ages: 4-8 years
$16.99

61ayvM3949L._SX285_ Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Ages: 2 years and up
$16.99

Kindergators: Hands Off, Harry! Hands Off, Harry! by Rosemary Wells
Ages: 4-8
$14.99

ref=dp_image_z_0 How Big Is the Lion? by William Accorsi
Ages: 4 years and up
$14.95

9780803732612H Huck Runs Amuck! by Sean Taylor
Ages: 3 years and up
$16.99

ImNot_cover I’m Not by Pam Smallcomb and Robert Weinstock
Ages: 4-8 years
$15.99

51fFNfts-iL._SS500_-150x150 Junkyard Wonders by Patricia Pollaco Patricia Polacco
Ages: 6 to 9 years
$17.99

9780062010292 Just Say BOO! by Susan Hood and Jed Henry
Ages: 3-8 years
$12.99

16668399 Little Red Writing by Joan Holub and Melissa Sweet
Ages: 5-8 years of age
$16.99

imgres Magic Forest Friends by HABA
Ages: Newborn and up
$35.00

1000672417_LG Mossy by Jan Brett
Ages: 4-6 years
$17.99

TGC-0021 story book_HR Our Day On the Town Sticker Storybook by PomTree
Ages: 3 years and up
$5.99

imgres-2 Penguin And Pinecone by Salina Yoon
 
 

Peppa Pig Busy Day at School Peppa Pig and the Busy Day at School by Candlewick Press
Ages: 3-5 years
$12.99

Pig Has a Plan Pig Has a Plan by Ethan Long
Ages: 4 years and up
$14.95

9780061961069 Rain Brings Frogs: A Little Book of Hope by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
Ages: Birth-7 years
$9.99

ref=dp_image_0 Red Cat Blue Cat by Jenni Desmond
Ages: 3 years and up
$16.99

139167208 Rocket Writes a Story by Tad Hills
Ages: 4-8 years
$17.99

ref=dp_image_z_0 RRRALPH by Lois Ehlert
Ages: 2-6 years
$17.99

9780761352310 Say Something, Perico by Trudy Harris and Cecilia Rebora
Ages: 4 and up
$16.95

Scritch-Scratch a Perfect Match Scritch-Scratch a Perfect Match by Kimberly Marcus and Mike Lester
Ages: 3 years and up
$16.99

ref=dp_image_0-1 Sea of Dreams by Dennis Nolan
Ages: 3-7 years
$16.99

spike-the-mixed-up-monster Spike the Mixed-Up Monster by Susan Hood and Melissa Sweet
Ages: 4-8 years old
$16.99

imgres Splish Splash, Splat! by Rob Scotton
Ages: 3 years and up
$16.99

imgres-1 Squirrels on Skis by J. Hamilton Ray, Illustrated by Pascal Lemaitre
Ages: 4-8 years old
$8.99

9781596434936 The Ant and the Grasshopper by Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley
Ages: 3-7 years
$16.99

The Little Pea The Little Pea by Eric Battut
Ages: 3 years and up
$16.95

The-Pout-Pout-Fish-In-The-Big-Big-Dark1 The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark by Deborah Diesen
Ages: 4 to 8 years
 

void 0 The Splendid Spotted Snake by Betty ann Schwartz and Alexander Wilensky
Ages: 3-6 years, although I recommend for 2-5
$13.95

978-1-55453-565-1 The Tooth Mouse by Susan Hood and Janice Nadeau
Ages: 5-9 years
$16.95

9780802853721_l Uh Oh! by Mary Newell DePalma
Ages: 3-7 years
$14.00

ref=dp_image_0 Up! Tall! And High! by Ethan Long
Ages: 2-6 years
$15.99

166266154 What Can a Crane Pick Up? by Rebecca Kai Dotlich and Mike Lowery
Ages: 1 year and up
$16.99