Eight NAPPA Awards for Kathryn the Grape Affirmation Series

Eight NAPPA Awards for Kathryn the Grape Affirmation Series


Kathryn the Grape Affirmation Book Series Honored with 2020 Best in Positivity for Kids Award from National Parenting Product Awards Company

SAN DIEGO — October 10, 2020 — Kathryn Cloward, award-winning book series author, performing songwriter, media publisher and producer is pleased to accept the 2020 National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA) Positivity for Kids Award for the Kathryn the Grape Affirmation Book Series. As one of the longest running awards programs in the country, NAPPA is the preferred source for parents and professionals seeking the best products for their children and families.

The Kathryn the Grape Affirmation Book Series gives young readers social and emotional tools to learn how to build self-confidence and ignite inner strength. The pages are filled with vibrant illustrations and everyday examples of life’s circumstances to make it easy for all readers to understand.

Kathryn the Grape is introduced to preschool-age children in the Let’s Read Together Book Series; elementary school-age readers grow into the Affirmation Book Series. Readers become familiar with the concepts of self-reliance, compassion, vulnerability, internal-dialogue, thoughtful decision-making, acceptance and self-worth by learning about positive affirmations. The affirmations are not just witty sayings, but “tools of love” from Kathryn’s core:

  • I am magical.
  • I am colorful.
  • I am love.
  • I am kind.
  • I am unique.
  • I am grateful.
  • I am joyful.

The Affirmation Series bridges the gap between illustrated books and chapter books. Readers are engaged by Kathryn the Grape’s word-plentiful character-enriching stories. Although each book holds the attention of eager readers of all ages, the spectrum reading level is especially suitable for five- to eight-year-old learners.

Creatively connected, the messages shared in Kathryn the Grape books align with her award-winning album, We’re All in This Together, as well as her videos. Her messages are purposefully developed to teach through the four primary learning styles so all children can comprehend the concepts in these series. Plus, Kathryn the Grape is a real person for children to enjoy seeing, hearing and experiencing.

Cloward is the founder and CEO of Kandon Unlimited, Inc., a full spectrum media publishing and production company that owns and/or represents media assets for over 250 published books and songs, has multiple trademarked brands, and manages aligned independent artists.

Cloward’s achievements and inspirational impact have been recognized throughout her career. She has earned more than 40 national and regional level awards for her books and music for excellence in family-friendly media, including Best Children’s Song of the Year for “I am Happy Being Me” at the IMC Awards and Best Children’s Fiction Book for Kathryn the Grape’s Kindness Confetti.

Cloward has consistently channeled her energy into graciously helping others by dedicating her time and resources to a variety of non-profit organizations and enrichment programs for youth. She joyfully helps raise awareness and money for local and national charitable causes by writing and producing impact songs. “We Are Champions,” which supports children braving cancer and their families, debuted at Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary’s 2017 Celebration of Champions. “My Name is Divine,” which supports refugee youth and their families, debuted at Exiled Voices Refugee Art Experience in 2017, a collaborative partnership between Intrepid Theatre Company and SAY San Diego. “Heroes,” which supports children and adults with MPS, ML, and related diseases, debuted at the National MPS Society’s International MPS Symposium in 2018.


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