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Treasures in the Winter Vault Wins Academics' Choice Award

Treasures in the Winter Vault Earns 2015 Academics’ Choice Smart Book Award for Mind-Building Excellence



Terra Alta, WV – Academic's Choice Awards announces that Treasures in the Winter Vault by Debbie Burtram and Lisa Detanna has been honored with a 2015 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 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 www.AcademicsChoice.com.

Published by Headline Books—2015 Independent Publisher of the Year, Treasures in the Winter Vault, illustrated by Kevin Greene, is also the recipient of a Mom's Choice Award and is a first tool to teach your children financial literacy.

The story is about Bobby, who wants a tablet but to his dismay, he spent his money on comic books and candy. His parents are teaching him a lesson and he thinks it's unfair. His grandparents come to visit and Grandma tells Bobby a story about an elephant who makes him realize if he works hard and spends his money more wisely, he could have enough money to buy the things he wants.

Lisa Detanna and the Global Wealth Solutions Group of Raymond James Beverly Hills sponsor numerous Financial Literacy Tours with the rock group GOODING. The Financial Literacy Tour uses the power of a live rock performance and personal stories to inspire young people with lessons of finance and discipline to help them see their own dreams as possibilities. Through a concert, multimedia presentation and talkback, they discuss the danger of credit card debt and benefits of saving early, while exposing the myth of rock stars, athletes and actors who sell the false image of overnight success. Students who do not receive this message early, often drop out of college and get caught in a cycle of financial irresponsibility.

Academics' Choice Awards reviewers write the following comments, "This is the perfect story to introduce financial literacy to your child. And, "What a wonderful book! My 4 and 8 year old loved it! My 8 year old really understood what happened to the elephant and actually tried to explain it all to my 4 year old!"

Academics' Choice™ helps consumers find exceptional brain-boosting material and 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™.

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