Brighter Minds Media is Proud to Announce the Nomination of 4 PBS KIDS® Books for Mom's Choice Awards

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Brighter Minds Media and PBS KIDS are proud to announce that four of the PBS KIDS books have been named finalists for the 2006 Mom's Choice Award in the Children's Books Series category. Playfully illustrated, PBS KIDS books inspire children's imaginations while developing their self-confidence and love of learning. Each book has a different educational theme, a unique interactive feature, and a guide for parents and caregivers. Winners will be announced by the Just For Mom Foundation on October 13.

Brighter Minds Media and PBS KIDS are proud to announce that four of the PBS KIDS books have been named finalists for the 2006 Mom's Choice Award in the Children's Books Series category. The Mom's Choice Awards, designated by the Just For Mom Foundation, recognize authors, parents, inventors, and companies that create family-friendly media products. The Mom's Choice Awards are designed to help teachers and parents choose excellent products for the education of children. Winners will be announced by the Just For Mom Foundation on October 13.

Playfully illustrated, PBS KIDS books inspire children's imaginations while developing their self-confidence and love of learning. Each book has a different educational theme, a unique interactive feature and a guide for parents and caregivers. PBS KIDS books expand on PBS KIDS' mission to educate and entertain children beyond television.

"PBS is thrilled that our books are being recognized by the Just For Mom Foundation," said Andrea Downing, VP Home Entertainment and Partnerships, PBS. "PBS KIDS books not only engage children with an interactive learning experience, but also feature additional resources for parents from PBS Parents to further extend the learning at the end of each story."    

"We are pleased to be considered as a finalist for a Mom's Choice Award. The PBS KIDS series is both popular and educational and we are very excited at the opportunity to introduce the series to even more moms with this recognition from the Just For Mom Foundation," said Vivian Antonangeli, President and Publisher of Brighter Minds Media.

The PBS KIDS book series consists of eight case bound books and two sets of Touch and Learn cards. Nominated titles in the PBS KIDS series include The Great Cake, Imagination Vacation, Hide and Peek, and Moo Moo, Who Are You?. A portion of the proceeds from the PBS KIDS books and Touch and Learn cards goes back into PBS's services and programs. All titles are available for purchase at http://www.brightermindsmedia.com, http://www.shopPBS.com and at select retailers.

About Brighter Minds Media, LLC
Brighter Minds Media, Inc. is the parent company for Ohio educational publisher Brighter Minds Media, LLC and its imprints, including Brighter Minds Children's Publishing. Brighter Minds Media, Inc. is proud to offer a fun, innovative line of products including software, books, workbooks, flashcards, interactive DVD games and online games. Brighter Minds Media, Inc. prides itself on the creation, publication, and distribution of multimedia materials for the entire family. Brighter Minds Media, Inc. is publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX:BRI.V) and is a Hargan Ventures (http://www.harganvc.com) company.

About PBS KIDS
PBS KIDS, for preschoolers, and PBS KIDS GO!, for early elementary school kids, are committed to providing the highest quality non-commercial content and learning environment for children across the country. Providing age-appropriate, diverse programming for kids, PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS GO! programs consistently earn more prestigious awards than any other broadcast or cable network. Only PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS GO! have earned the unanimous endorsement of parents, children, industry leaders and teachers. With additional PBS resources to complement its programming, including PBS KIDS online (pbskids.org), PBS KIDS GO! online (pbskidsgo.org), PBS Parents (pbsparents.org), PBS Teachers (pbs.org/teachers), PBS Ready To Learn services and literacy events across the country, PBS is providing the tools necessary for positive child development. PBS is a nonprofit media enterprise owned and operated by the nation's 355 public television stations, serving nearly 73 million people each week and reaching 99% of American homes.

Contacts:
Emily Schaeff                    
Brighter Minds Media    
614.430.3021    
emilys@brightermindsmedia.com

Jill Corderman
PBS KIDS
703.739.5788
jcorderman@pbs.org

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