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Here you'll find information on Trenna Daniells and One To Grow On, as well as recent reviews, awards, radio shows, podcasts and more.

Press Releases

Download the latest One To Grow On Press Release 3-19-10  


We're honored to have been recognized by the following organizations for our products! 

National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval

The National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval program was created in 1990 to identify the finest products and services being marketed to the parent/child audience. From educational and entertainment products and equipment to travel destinations, the consumer oriented testing process solicits evaluations from parents and their children. This award signifies to other parents that their peers have acknowledged a product's quality and desirability based on a wide variety of determining factors.

CD of the Year Award from Creative Child Magazine

Creative Child Magazine awarded One To Grow On audio stories with their CD of the Year Award for 2010! We're thrilled to have been given this honor.

Mom's Choice Award given to One To Grow On for excellence in family friendly media.
One To Grow On! has been named among the best in family-friendly media, products and services by the The Mom's Choice Awards. These awards are known for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. This annual competition recognizes authors, inventors, companies, parents and others for their efforts in creating quality family-friendly media products and services.
Parents, educators, librarians and retailers rely on our evaluations when selecting quality materials for children and families. The Mom’s Choice Awards® seal helps families and educators navigate the vast array of products and services and make informed decisions.

Best Vacation Product Award from Dr. Toy

“Exercising Good Relationships” has received Dr. Toy’s Best Children’s Vacation Products Award for 2010!

Dr. Toy’s Best Vacation Products Awards were developed by noted child development authority, Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D. (a.k.a. Dr. Toy), as a service to consumers who desire to purchase safe, affordable, educationally-oriented, and stimulating toys and play products for children for vacation time at home or on the road.

“As a childhood specialist for 40 years,” says Dr. Toy, “I have seen the continuous, essential need for more year-round resources for consumers to identify and choose the most appropriate products for all children.”

Dr. Toy’s Evaluation:

One To Grow On! Exercising Good Relationship Skills

"These audio stories are dramatized and filled with music and sound effects. Each two-CD collection contains four stories, approximately 18 to 25 minutes in length. They make excellent travel and bedtime companions, providing hours of entertainment children want to hear over and over. Parents, too, appreciate the content. One of four collections in the series, The Green Collection focuses on relationships. Parent’s will find these stories a great starter for some laughter and good discussions. The family can enjoy traveling together as they listen and talk about the stories they are hearing. Time passes quickly and the sharing results in better understanding of each other. At bedtime the stories are a nice way to relax and rest."

Dr. Toy’s Best Children’s Vacation Products are carefully chosen, using extensive criteria she has developed over many years, from among hundreds she has reviewed at toy fairs, in catalogs, and through many other sources.  The criteria she uses includes: safety, age-appropriateness, design, durability, lasting play value, cultural and ethnic diversity, good transition from home to school, educational value, learning skills, creativity, improvement in the understanding of the community and the world, good value for price, and, naturally, fun.

She adds, “The Best Vacation Products a balanced selection from large and small, new and established, companies across the U.S.A., Canada, and overseas will provide children with exciting new learning tools that will help them not only do better in school, but also will provide more constructive activities while traveling or at vacation destinations.”  

Dr. Toy believes “parents need more help to get a head start locating new, diversified products that children will enjoy as they increase learning skills and expand creativity. “Children learn best through play,” says Dr. Auerbach, “and these Best Products encourage children to maximize their potential and make the most of Smart Play. By making a renewed focus on summertime as a special time for choosing new products for children, parents improve their children’s development. This is a perfect time for parents to ‘take stock’ and do an inventory of what their children are playing with, what is not used, and what they need next in their development.”

Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award Finalist

ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards


Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award Finalist

We're also excited to share that Exploring the Magic of the Inner World was a finalist in the ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Awards!

The Book of the Year finalists, representing 360 publishers, were selected from 1,400 entries in 60 categories. The books chosen are examples of independent publishing at its best. We're proud to have been selected among those finalists.



Working Girl Review

Working Girl Reviews

Book Reviews For The Busy Woman

Review: One To Grow On Children’s Audio Series by Trenna Daniells
One To Grow On: The Orange Collection
Kid’s Audio Stories
2 CDs – Four full-length stories
February 23, 2010 by

There isn’t anything I cherish more than the memories of bedtime stories from my own childhood and the times I’d snuggle up with my own children at bedtime to read their favorite books, make up stories, or tell the old fairytales. These are precious moments for both children and parents.
The One To Grow On audio collections by Trenna Daniells, are recommended for kids 4-12. These stories are highly entertaining. To my surprise, I enjoyed listening to them myself and for the most part, the kids took great pleasure in listening to them. The stories are well written and encourage a child’s imagination, self-esteem, taking responsibility, acceptance, and other life lessons while being entertained. They’re beautifully read with music and sound effects, which greatly enhances the listening experience.
If you love reading to your child, but find yourself too exhausted at times to face reading a story, these audio stories will be great. Curl up with you kids, listen with them and then have a short discussion about the story before that final kiss and lights out. And since these are audio, the kids can enjoy them on their own when you’re busy. There are many children’s audio collections out there, but I highly recommend the One To Grow On series by Trenna Daniells for great listening satisfaction and the timeless values they teach. –Willow


New Age Retailer Review

One to Grow On! Kids’ Audio Stories: 
Making a Difference in the World

$19.95, two CDs, 103 minutes
Trenna Productions, www.kidsaudiostories.com

March 2010  www.newageretailer.com

The Orange Collection Audio Stories For Children On CD and MP3

Story time is a time-honored tradition in which parents can pass along valuable life lessons to their kids in a fun and entertaining way. Trenna Daniells, a writer and mom, has taken this idea to the next level with her One to Grow On! series of audio stories for kids ages four to 12. The series features four collections, each with four fanciful, full-length stories told by Daniells to illustrate life lessons such as having the courage to venture into the unknown and having the integrity to be honest with yourself and others. 

The Orange Collection, titled Making a Difference in the World, includes fun, imaginative stories such as one about a boy from a sickly, struggling tribe living in the swamp who decides to venture out beyond the edges of his homeland to discover the wonders of the world outside, like farming and fire. Reminiscent of Plato’s classic allegory about the cave-dwellers who see only their own shadows, this story cautions against allowing fear to chain us to the “way things have always been.” 

In this and the other three tales, Daniells weaves vivid imagery, simple yet engaging language, and universal life lessons into stories that will surely hold kids’ attention while inviting them to visualize the scenes and characters. In this way, the audio stories may help develop the imagination more effectively than television or picture books. Be sure to check out the other three collections—Learning to Love OurselvesExercising Good Relationship Skills, and Exploring the Magic of the Inner World—which are also color-coded as the red, green, and blue collections, respectively.

Author's Bio 

Author Trenna

Trenna Daniells

Trenna’s formal education was in art and music. A life-long student of philosophy and metaphysics, she won a national reputation as a Human Potential Seminar trainer and lecturer. She has appeared on more than a hundred radio and television programs throughout the United States, including Good Morning America. Braille International of Stuart, Florida, has translated many of Trenna’s stories into Braille books and cassette stories for the blind.


About the Art


When not writing children’s books, Trenna uses her education at Mt Hood College and the UCLA Design School in California to express her art. Among her credits: a series of greeting cards for Island Heritage. Her work has appeared in Aloha Airlines Magazine and Artists of Hawaii, and in the Collectors Galleries on Maui and Kauai. The Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas commissioned Trenna to produce southwestern pastels for its hotel. Her work also hangs in numerous resorts around the world, including Sandals Resort on Negril Beach in Jamaica. She currently shows in galleries in both Vail and Aspen, Colorado.



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