August DVD and Book Product Roundup 2015

I get products sent to me daily to try out. I unfortunately don't have time to do a post for each item that I get to review. So I want to make sure these items get seen and learned about. The only other solution I could see to do is to do a DVD and Book Product Roundup post on the products I like and want my readers to know about. I hope you enjoy these as much as I and my other reviewers did.

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Join All Seven Dwarfs in an Adventure as Big as They are Small!

It’s the eve of Princess Rose’s 18th birthday. Everyone in the kingdom has come to the castle to celebrate including Snow White, the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella and Red Riding Hood. But just before the stroke of midnight, Bobo, the youngest dwarf, accidentally pricks the finger of Princess Rose (a.k.a. Sleeping Beauty) with a cursed needle and sends the kingdom into a century-long slumber! To find Rose’s true love, Jack, to save her with a kiss, Bobo and the other six dwarfs must go on a treacherous journey, face a fiery dragon and outwit the jealous, scheming and evil witch, Dellamorta!

This hilarious mash-up of the best classic fairy tales for young and old alike, features a winged dragon, a brave little dwarf, non-stop laughs and toe-tapping songs!

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More Fun With Everyone’s Favorite DINOBOTS!

Optimus Prime, Chase, Heatwave, Blades and Boulder are back for more rescuing adventures in Griffin Rock! This time, their adventures are going to be huge and prehistoric! That’s right! The Dinobots are back and they’re bringing big fun back to Griffin Rock!

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Nickelodeon Favorites: Puppy Palooza! includes the following episodes:

*PAW Patrol: Pups Save A Super Pup/Pups Save Ryder’s Robot – Rubble is pretending to be a super pup, but when he gets himself in trouble, it’s up to Ryder and the PAW Patrol to save Rubble! / When Ryder’s Robot Pup breaks and starts going wild around Adventure Bay, it takes the whole PAW Patrol to help Ryder find it.

*Bubble Guppies: Bubble Puppy! – Sit!  Stay!  Fetch!  Gil wants to adopt a puppy, but the Bubble Guppies have to learn how to take care of a pet before he can bring the little guy home.

*Dora The Explorer: Puppies Galore – Dora, Boots, Benny and a stroller full of rambunctious puppies rush to save their puppy friend, Little Boots, before he wakes up a bear.

*Team Umizoomi: Buster the Lost Dog – Milli, Geo and Bot are playing in the park with their friend Anna and her adorable dog Buster.  When a game of fetch goes awry, Buster accidentally jumps into the back of a truck that carries him far, far away…to a construction site!  To rescue Buster, the team must use their mighty-math skills to find Buster and reunite him with Anna.

*Blue’s Clues: Magenta Comes Over – Blue has a playdate with her best friend Magenta. We play Blue’s Clues to determine what Blue wants to do when Magenta comes over.  In addition to finding Blue’s Clues, we identify and categorize footprints in the backyard with Shovel and Pail, explore the concept of opposites with Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper, and help the Felt Friends pick out costumes by making associations.

*Mutt & Stuff – In this half-hour special, Calvin’s dad (Cesar Millan, original star of The Dog Whisperer) hands him the keys to Mutt & Stuff and makes him in charge of the only school on the planet just for dogs!  Calvin’s job to make sure all the dogs get a bubble bath before the Dynamo Doggy Frisbee Festival. When lovable 6-foot-tall fuzzy dog Stuff gets too excited around the newest puppy, the little pup gets scared and won’t get in the tub. Calvin helps Stuff learn a valuable lesson about acting calm around a puppy so it feels safe when it’s trying something new. Get ready for mounds of messy bubbles, heartfelt moments, unbelievable Frisbee tricks, a dog-themed dance party, and lots of slapstick doggy silliness! It’s all just a typical day at Mutt & Stuff!

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Meet the next generation of villains in Disney's DESCENDANTS! Imprisoned on the Isle of the Lost, home of the most infamous villains who ever lived, the kids of Maleficent (Kristen Chenoweth), the Evil Queen, Jafar and Cruella De Vil have never ventured off the island… until now. Sent to idyllic Auradon to attend prep school alongside the children of beloved Disney heroes, these villainous kids must execute a plan that helps their evil parents achieve "world domination" once again! Will Maleficent's daughter (Dove Cameron) and the other rebel teens follow in their rotten parents' footsteps or will they choose to embrace their innate goodness and save the kingdom? Co-starring Booboo Stewart, Cameron Boyce and introducing newcomer Sofia Carson, this wickedly cool comedy adventure is awesome to the core!

DSCN9411aElizabeth returns to Hope Valley and immediately volunteers to look after a neighbor’s rural homestead… and his two children, an undertaking which proves to be a bigger chore than she’d imagined. But when Jack lends a hand, and they wind up chatting by the fire, all seems right in Hope Valley and the world. Meanwhile, in Hamilton, Bill Avery sets about busting a counterfeiting ring wide open, an endeavor which surprisingly leads him to Hope Valley, where he mysteriously declines Jack’s help. But Bill isn’t the only big-town visitor: Elizabeth is even more surprised to see her former suitor, Charles Kensington, standing right in the middle of her schoolhouse!

Power RangersAfter five thousand years of incarceration, the evil Diabolico and his treacherous army of demons have escaped their imprisonment, and will stop at nothing to destroy the community of Mariner Bay and its innocent citizens. The new Power Rangers, empowered with top-secret technology, are the planet’s only hope. Chosen for their expert skills, this unique team of five (a firefighter, an aquatics professional and a martial master, an accomplished aviator, an extreme sports enthusiast and a paramedic) is commissioned to defend Earth from the evil Diabolico and wage their battle from the safety of their high-tech underwater compound and weapons laboratory, the Lightspeed Aquabase. The stakes are high as these brave Lightspeed rescuers form Earth’s final line of defense.

Includes All 40 Episodes!

Celebrate Fall DVD

Nickelodeon Favorites: Celebrate Fall! includes the following episodes:

    PAW Patrol: Pups Save A Talent Show/Pups Save The Corn Roast – Rubble and Marshall are going to lead the PAW Patrol band in the Adventure Bay talent show! Will the pups be able to rescue Farmer Al first and get to the show on time? When Bettina accidentally turns a corn maze into a popcorn maze, spy Chase and Marshall must pop to it to save Chickaletta and stop the popping corn!

    Blaze and the Monster Machines: Truckball Team-Up –  Blaze discovers an exciting new sport called Truckball. When Crusher and his team of cronies challenge him, Blaze must scour all of Axle City to put together a Truckball team before the big game.

    Wallykazam!: The Explorers Club – Wally and Ogre Doug start a club for explorers and set out to find the rare Chickephant. Trouble brews when Bobgoblin starts a rival club with Hattie the Witch.

    Bubble Guppies: Gobble Gobble Guppies! – Molly and Gil can’t wait to pick their favorite pumpkins, but when they lead everyone to the pumpkin patch, the pumpkins are gone! Their turkey friend Giblet leads them on a harvest hunt to find the culprits: the pumpkin patch pirates!

    Team Umizoomi: The Ghost Family Costume Party – It’s Halloween and nobody is more excited than the team’s newest pal…the hilarious Little Ghost!  Every year, all the funny ghosts get together for the big Ghost family costume party. Little Ghost can’t wait to get there and show everyone his silly costume, but first Little Ghost has to figure out four Halloween riddles! Team Umizoomi use their mighty math powers to help Little Ghost find the old house, climb a tricky staircase, sneak past a black cat, rearrange some talking pumpkins and make it to the party just in time for the big surprise.

    The Fresh Beat Band: Giant Pumpkin – Shout picks a giant pumpkin for the Fall Festival, but it’s too big to move by himself so the Fresh Beats work together to move it. They get to the festival in time and perform as a quartet with their giant pumpkin!

Miles from Tomorrowland: Let's Rocket! DVD

Hitch a ride with MILES FROM TOMORROWLAND and… LET'S ROCKET! Climb aboard the starship "Stellosphere" and meet Miles Callisto, his loving family and his best buddy Merc, a robo-ostrich built for speed, friendship and fun! Tasked by the Tomorrowland Transit Authority with connecting the Interstellar Super Highway, Miles and his tech-savvy sister Loretta are ready for anything — including awesome alien encounters and earthshaking discoveries that celebrate the wonders of outer space. Filled with cosmic surprises, super-cool gadgets and amazing facts verified by science experts, this out-of-this-world adventure is a total blast!

Episode Listing: "Runaway Shuttle/Surfin' The Whirlpool," "Ocean In Motion/Explorer Exchange," "Game On/How I Saved My Summer Vacation," "Who Stole The Stellosphere/Rock N' Roll," "To The Goldilocks Zone/Hiccup In the Plan"

Paw Patrol: Meet Everest! DVD

PAW Patrol: Meet Everest! includes the following episodes:

    The New Pup- The PAW Patrol rolls out in their new PAW Patroller to save Jake when he gets stranded in the ice fields, but a new pup also pops up to lend a paw–the brave ranger, Everest!

    Pups and the Big Freeze- When a winter ice storm causes trouble all over Adventure Bay, Mayor Goodway’s car hits an icy patch and gets stuck in the snow.  Then, a train engineer can’t break on the icy tracks as it heads for a huge snow drift on the crossing. It’s up to Ryder, Rubble, and Everest to clear out all the snow and ice!

    Pups Save the Deer- When a family of deer gets separated on slippery ice and a snowy hill, it’s up to Zuma and Everest to lead an icy rescue to reunite them!

    Pups Make A Splash- When Cap’n Turbot’s boat runs aground, Ryder, Zuma, Skye, and Rocky must team up to save it before it sinks!

    Pups Save A School Day- Alex loses his back pack on the first day of school! Ryder and the Paw Patrol need to help him find it before the school bus comes.

    Pups and the Trouble with Turtles- Tons of Baby Turtles start to pop up all over town and it’s up to Ryder and the Pups to corral them all and get them back to their pond.

    Pups Save A Flying Frog- Marshall’s new pet frog, Smiley, is going to be in a jumping contest! The only problem is that during a practice run Smiley jumps right into Skye’s helicopter and it takes off! Now Skye and the Pups have to save Smiley, and get him to the competition in time!

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In the age of smartphones and selfies, why not learn from the pros how to take great photos to share with friends and family! Here's a fun, fact-filled, kid-friendly guide that is jam-packed with all the essentials for budding photographers. From how to set up a shot and stage the lighting and from the best software to short assignments, you'll learn all the important photographic concepts and basics of equipment, lighting aperture, lenses, depth of field, and more. This wide-ranging book also has sections devoted to composition and photographing different subjects (animals, people, sports, landscapes). Before and after shots offer visual explanations while tips and photographs from National Geographic photographers are featured throughout, making this the best photography guide out there today for children (and adult beginners too!).

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