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1: How Many People Does it Take to Make a Difference?

  • Living Now Award, Motivation and Inspiration, Gold (2010)

And Then... Volume One

  • Washington State Book Award, Scandiuzzi Children’s Book Award for Picture Book (2014)
  • Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, Activity Book, Gold (2014)
  • Independent Publishers Book Awards, Children’s Interactive, Gold (2014)

Frank & Funny

  • The LOUIE Awards, Friendship/Encouragement (Humorous), Below $3.50 (2015)
  • The LOUIE Awards, Get Well/Feel Better, Below $3.50 (2014)
  • The LOUIE Awards, Friendship/Encouragement (Humorous), Below $3.50 (2013)
  • The LOUIE Awards, Get Well/Feel Better, Below $3.50 (2013)

I Like...

  • Independent Publishers Book Awards, Children’s Picture Book, Silver (2016)
  • Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, Children’s Interactive, Silver (2016)
  • Creative Child Awards, Travel Fun Activity Books (2016)

Me Museum

  • Creative Child Awards, Book of the Year, Kids Activity Books (2017)
  • Creative Child Awards, Creative Play Award, Promotes Creative Play (2017)

Motto

  • The Trendy Awards, Office, Finalist (2014)

On Words

  • The LOUIE Awards, Friendship/Encouragement (General), Below $3.50 (2017)

Positively Green

  • The Trendy Awards, Green, Finalist (2012)
  • Gifty’s Specialty Gift Product of the Year, Merchandising and Display, Finalist (2011)
  • The LOUIE Awards, Sympathy, Below $3.50 (2014)
  • The LOUIE Awards, Mother’s Day, Below $3.50 (2014)
  • The LOUIE Awards, Birthday - General, Below $3.50 (2013)
  • The LOUIE Awards, Valentine’s Day, Below $3.50 (2013)
  • The LOUIE Awards, Family Celebrations, Below $3.50 (2013)
  • The LOUIE Awards, Mother’s Day, Below $3.50 (2013)
  • The LOUIE Awards, Congratulations/Special Occasion, Below $3.50 (2013)
  • The LOUIE Awards, Thank You, Below $3.50 (2011)
  • The LOUIE Awards, Friend/Encouragement - General, Below $3.50 (2010)
  • The LOUIE Awards, Sympathy, Below $3.50 (2010)
  • The LOUIE Awards, Card of the Year (2009)

Story Lines

  • Independent Publishers Book Awards, Children’s Interactive, Bronze (2014)
  • Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, Activity Book, Gold (2014)

So Many Cuddles

  • Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, Picture Book – Preschool, Gold (2017)

Tickle Monster Laughter Kit

  • Gifty’s Specialty Gift Product of the Year, Toys and Games, Finalist (2011)
  • Mom’s Choice Award, Best Three Children’s Books of 2009 (2009)
  • Mom’s Choice Award, Novelty Book, Gold (2009)
  • Mom’s Choice Award, People’s Choice, Gold (2009)
  • Parent Tested Parent Approved Media Inc.’s Seal of Approval, Excellence in Parenting Products (2009)

The Girl Who Ran

The Man Made of Stars

  • Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, Best Illustrator, Gold (2015)

The Tooth Fairy Kit

  • NY NOW: Best New Product, Gift, Finalist (2016)
  • The Trendy Awards, Gift, Finalist (2016)
  • Independent Publishers Book Awards, Children’s Picture Book, Silver (2016)
  • Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, Book with Merchandise, Gold (2016)
  • Creative Child Awards, Keepsakes (2016)

What Do You Do With a Problem?

  • National Indie Excellence Awards, Children’s Inspirational/Motivational (2017)
  • The Christopher Awards, Books for Young People (2017)
  • Mom’s Choice Award, Children’s Picture Books (All Ages), Gold (2016)
  • Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, Children’s Picture Books (All Ages), Gold (2016)

What Do You Do With an Idea?

  • Independent Publishers Book Awards, Children’s Picture Books (All Ages), Gold (2014)
  • Washington State Book Award, Scandiuzzi Children’s Book Award for Picture Book (2014)
  • Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, Children’s Picture Books (All Ages), Gold (2014)
  • Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award (2014)
  • USA Best Book Awards, Children’s Picture Book: Hardcover Fiction, Finalist (2014)
  • National Stationery Show’s Best New Product Award, Lifestyle, Finalist (2014)

Yes, You

  • The LOUIE Awards, Everyday Boxed Set, $2.50 and Below (2017)

You Belong Here

  • National Indie Excellence Awards, Children’s Inspirational/Motivational, Finalist (2017)
  • Independent Publishers Book Awards, Children’s Picture Books (7 & Under), Gold (2017)

Company

  • Puget Sound Business Journal’s Top 75 Corporate Philanthropists (2017)
  • Puget Sound Business Journal’s Washington’s Best Workplaces, Bronze (2017)
  • Puget Sound Business Journal’s Top 75 Corporate Philanthropists (2016)
  • Gifts and Decorative Accessories’ Retailer Excellence Awards, Finalist, Manufacturer/Vendor of the Year (2015)
  • Puget Sound Business Journal’s Top 75 Corporate Philanthropists (2015)
  • Gifts and Decorative Accessories’ Retailer Excellence Awards, Finalist, Manufacturer/Vendor of the Year (2014)
  • Puget Sound Business Journal’s Top 50 Largest Minority Owned Businesses (2014)
  • Puget Sound Business Journal’s Top 75 Corporate Philanthropists (2014)
  • Gifts and Decorative Accessories’ Retailer Excellence Awards, Finalist, Manufacturer/Vendor of the Year (2013)
  • Inc. Magazine’s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in the Nation, #3069 (2013)
  • Puget Sound Business Journal’s Largest Minority Owned Businesses (2013)
  • Puget Sound Business Journal’s Top 75 Corporate Philanthropists (2013)
  • Inc. Magazine’s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in the Nation, #2194 (2012)
  • Puget Sound Business Journal’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies (2012)
  • Inc. Magazine’s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in the Nation, #1671 (2011)
  • Puget Sound Business Journal’s Top 50 Largest Minority Owned Businesses (2011)
  • Puget Sound Business Journal’s Top 75 Corporate Philanthropists (2011)
  • Puget Sound Business Journal’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies (2011)
  • Inc. Magazine’s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in the Nation, #2525 (2010)
  • Puget Sound Business Journal’s Top 75 Corporate Philanthropists (2010)
  • Puget Sound Business Journal’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies (2010)
  • Inc. Magazine’s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in the Nation, #2923 (2009)
  • Puget Sound Business Journal’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies (2009)
  • Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence, Workplace Flexibility (2009)
  • City of Seattle Mayor’s Small Business Award (2008)
  • Puget Sound Business Journal’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies (2008)
  • Seattle Business’ Best Places to Work (2008)
  • Seattle Business’ Best Places to Work (2007)
  • Puget Sound Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Minority Owned Business (2004)
  • The Pacific Institute’s "Best Companies to Work For," 3rd Place, Small Company (2004)
  • Puget Sound Business Journal’s Top 40 Below 40: Kobi Yamada (2001)

Book Reviews

Because I Had a Teacher

Dive In!

Here You Are, Baby

Lunette, the True Story of the Tooth Fairy

Me Museum

Miss Todd and Her Wonderful Flying Machine

So Many Cuddles

The Girl Who Ran

The Man Made of Stars

Tickle Monster

What Do You Do With a Chance?

What Do You Do With a Problem?

What Do You Do With an Idea?

You Belong Here

In the News

Articles & Interviews

Featured Product

An Inspired Life

And Then... I Wrote a Story

And Then... Story Starters

Beautiful Thoughts

Be Wild

Because I Had a Teacher

Celebrating You

Endlessly Grateful

Escapes

Expecting You and Letters to You

Frank & Funny

Frank & Funny Mini Notebooks

Giving Thanks

Happy Is...

Hello, Little One!

I Love You Dad

I Wrote a Book About You

I Wrote a Card for You

In Other Words...

Life/Style Notebooks

Live This Day

May You Live a Life You Love Boxed Note Card Set

Miss Todd and Her Wonderful Flying Machine

Motto

My Dad: His Stories, His Words

My Mom: Her Stories, Her Words

My Wish For You and Because of You

On Words

Positively Green

So Many Cuddles

Story Lines Colored Pencils

Thank You, Mom

Thanks a Bunch

The Girl Who Ran

The Man Made of Stars

The Numbers Series

The Tooth Fairy Kit

ThoughtFulls

Tickle Monster

Tickle Monster and Boogie Monster

What Do You Do With a Chance?

What Do You Do With a Problem?

What Do You Do With an Idea?

Write Now Journals

Yes, You

The 10 Book

Press Releases