SOURCE: School Zone Publishing Company

May 16, 2007 07:00 ET

School Zone Wins a Record Nine iParenting Media Awards

School Zone Has Been a Market Leader in Popular Children's Products for Over 25 Years

GRAND HAVEN, MI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 16, 2007 -- School Zone Publishing Company announces a prestigious nine iParenting Media Awards for Excellent Products of 2007. For over 25 years, School Zone has been producing award-winning educational products for children including workbooks, flash cards, interactive software, and more. The 2007 iParenting Media Awards represent a record achievement and will be a proud addition to the over 120 existing School Zone awards.

iParenting Media ( operates one of the Internet's most popular communities for parents and parents-to-be. Each year, thousands of products, ranging from high-tech toys and baby gear, innovative software and games, creative crafts and educational items to safety products and household helpers, are submitted to iParenting Media for rigorous evaluation. The products are thoroughly evaluated by experienced reviewers (and families) to determine which are extraordinary enough to earn an award. The end result of this comprehensive process is a list of award-winning products that families can feel confident in purchasing for their loved ones.

Jonathan Hoffman, CEO of School Zone Publishing Company, says, "We are thrilled with our record win of nine iParenting Media Awards for Excellent Products of 2007. From our president to the designers, engineers, sales staff, and more, School Zone is passionate about developing great educational products for children. Many times, we only have the sales numbers to validate our creative efforts. It is affirming to learn that our products shined when reviewed by experts!"

The 2007 Award-Winning School Zone Products are:

--  Start to Read Learning Kit - I Want a Pet & Jog, Frog, Jog
--  3D Magnetic Teacher Tin - Preschool
--  Clever Baby Cards - Fuzzy Animal Friends
--  Infant Mirror Cards - Happy Faces
--  Peg Puzzle Learning Cards - Busy Puzzle People
--  Puzzle Play Software & Workbook - Dot-to-Dots
--  Puzzle Play Software & Workbook - Hidden Pictures
--  Puzzle Play Software & Workbook - Mazes
--  Spelling 1-2 Software & Workbook
Alvin All, CEO of iParenting Media, says, "The iParenting Media Awards program is proud to thoroughly review products and then recognize only the best ones in the marketplace and share them with our audience. During our Excellent Products Call for Entry, we reviewed many interesting items, but only the ones that exceeded our high evaluation standards earned the iParenting Media Award."

For more information about School Zone Publishing Company and their products, visit or call 800-253-0564.

ABOUT SCHOOL ZONE PUBLISHING COMPANY: School Zone Publishing Company ( is a leading publisher of children's educational products and a privately held family company located in Grand Haven, Michigan. In 1979, School Zone debuted their original children's workbook, an industry first. In 1996, they were also the first to combine interactive software and workbooks. Today, they have over 600 children's educational products. School Zone has garnered over 120 prestigious industry awards to date, including: Teacher's Choice, iParenting Media, Parent's Choice, EDDIE, and Bessie awards.

ABOUT IPARENTING: iParenting Media is the premier media company focused on parents. The company uses several media channels (online, print, radio, and podcasts) to reach its target market of parents, parents-to-be, and women. The company operates online and offline assets. is an award-winning network of 40+ websites devoted to the family lifecycle -- from preconception through the teenage years.

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