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April’s DVD and Book Product #Roundup 2019

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 April’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2019 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.

PAW Patrol: Ultimate Rescue DVD includes the following episodes:

  • Pups Save the Royal Kitties – After the Royal Kitties are kidnapped on their way to Adventure Bay, Ryder needs all the pups to help Chase investigate this case in an Ultimate Police Rescue.
  • Pups Save the Tigers – When searching for the elusive rumble top tigers, the Turbots fall into a cave deep inside a volcano. The PAW Patrol complete a paratrooper style rescue from Skye’s Ultimate copter in this Ultimate Aviator Rescue.
  • Pups Save the Movie Monster! – After the envious Mayor Humdinger tries to commandeer Adventure Bay’s mechanical movie monster, the pups must join Marshall for an Ultimate Fire Rescue to stop the fireball breathing robot.
  • Pups Save a Swamp Creature – When something goes wrong on the swamp tour, it’s Zuma and his Ultimate Swamp Vehicle to the rescue!
  • Pups and the Hidden Golden Bones – Everything is shaking and breaking beneath Adventure Bay, so Ryder needs Rocky to lead the pups on an Ultimate Fix-it Rescue.

In the first episode, Caillou Visits the Doctor, Caillou is reluctant to let the doctor check his ear infection because his last trip to the doctor didn’t go well. This time, Caillou takes his trusty dinosaur to the doctor to protect him. In the episode Caillou’s Check Up, it’s time for Caillou’s first trip to visit the dentist. Caillou is excited for the adventure until his cousin Leo tells him some terrible stories about dentists. Will Caillou keep his appointment? Other episodes featured on this DVD include Calling Dr. Caillou, Caillou is Sick, Caillou Hurts Himself and Get Well Mr. Hinkle.

Enjoy this Easter special adventure based on the classic picture book that has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, written by Sam McBratney, illustrated by Anita Jeram and published by Walker Books. When Little Nutbrown Hare sees a pure white fawn shining and dancing in the moonlight his friends think he’s making it up. They venture through the woody woods in the next valley, down the streamy stream and pass the rocky rocks to find her but as their doubt grows, she is right there hiding on the patches of white snow, thinking it’s a big game of hide and seek. She promises to visit them on Easter Day making Easter that much more special for all.

Each day, Captain Fleeker, First Officer Flo, and Junior Boomer encounter something that sparks their curiosity, setting in motion the day’s research “project” and triggering an exciting adventure! In Project Egg Hunt, the Floogals mistakenly think Mom and Dad Hooman have accidentally dropped candy eggs in the garden when in fact they have placed them there on purpose to create an egg hunt for their kids. The Floogals think they are being helpful and tidy up the eggs! Once the Floogals realize their mistake, they must get all the eggs back on the ground before the kids arrive so their fun day won’t be ruined. Adventure is everywhere they go. They’re the Floogals! 3, 2, 1, let’s go!

Munki and Trunk: Ain’t no mountain high enough, river wide enough, or banana big enough to tear these two apart! Our brave, curious monkey and big-hearted elephant live together in the jungle, as children imagine it: a playground with vines to swing on, trampoline mushrooms to bounce on, and a crew of jungle buddies to share endless adventures. Munki and Trunk explore their world together, facing fears, having fun and helping friends in a comedy adventure that’s brim-full of heart, and built on a bedrock of friendship.

Includes 8 tree-crashing, rock-smashing, water-splashing, fruit-mashing episodes!
In this thrilling family adventure, a teen boy adopts and hatches a baby T. rex, but then must rescue the creature from a mad scientist who wants to clone a whole new breed of dinosaurs.

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Did you ever hear the joke about the doctor, accountant, and lawyer going in a bar to discuss their estate plans? The reason you ve never heard the joke is because people don t discuss their wills, trusts and legacies. Until now. Becoming One of the Grateful Dead: Where there s a will, there s a way shares a baker s dozen of stories about how people give away their dough. Think Chicken Soup for the Fate of One s Soul, children, money, possessions and hopes for the future. This book is for people who believe that the state they live in will not make better choices about what happens to their worldly good and children than they will. After every story, there is a section for fundraisers and a section for donors. Why fundraisers? Two reasons: A planned gift is approximately two hundred times an annual gift and according to Giving USA, 5% of all donations are from corporations, 9% from planned gifts. Bottom line: Dead people give more than corporations, yet who do nonprofits approach? The most over-fished pond: corporations Weisman believes that whether you are uber rich or drive for Uber, you can make a difference in this life and the next. Hence the lessons learned section for donors. The people range from the great granddaughter of a slave who works as a cleaning lady to a multi-millionaire oil man. Some of the stories are Oscar Wilde-witty, some are poignant, and some are laugh out loud funny. Almost everyone who has read this book has made changes to their estate plan. It is a fresh look at what you can do now to leave a legacy that makes you proud.

March’s DVD and Book Product #Roundup 2019

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 March’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2019 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.

Nickelodeon’s all-new reinvention of the iconic, global franchise Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes to DVD in Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, available on March 12, 2019. In the reimagined 2D-animated series, Raph, Leo, Donnie and Mikey are ninjas-in-training and must master new powers as they battle bizarre new villains and discover a mystical world beneath the streets of New York City. Don’t miss a moment of this exciting new series on DVD as these iconic characters fight crime like never before. Produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be available on DVD March 12, 2019 for the suggested retail price of $10.99.

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles includes the following episodes:
  • Mystic Mayhem                      
  • Origami Tsunami                    
  • Donnie’s Gifts
  • War and Pizza
  • Mascot Melee                            
  • Shell in a Cell                            
  • Minotaur Maze   

The cushy Hollywood life of Latte the dog is turned upside down when her owner, superstar actress London Bridges, heads to the boonies to make a new film. The pampered pooch tries to stop thieves from stealing London’s diamond necklace from a farmhouse, but they escape with the jewels. With the help of hunky farmer Tom, can London track down the priceless stones before a scandal breaks out? This wild family adventure also stars Jay Mohr.

Based on the beloved children’s book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, The Highway Rat tells the tale of a ravenous rat who craves buns, cookies, and all sweet things. Tearing along the highway, he searches for sugary treats to steal. But will his sweet tooth lead him to a sticky end? This swashbuckling tale is an animated film the whole family will enjoy.

It’s a Sonic you haven’t seen before – an ensemble comedy that pokes fun at action-adventure storytelling, but still manages to deliver plenty of adrenaline! Wherever he goes and whatever he’s up against, Sonic is aided by his sidekick, Tails, and his friends Knuckles, Amy, and Sticks and, of course, attacked by his arch nemesis, Dr. Eggman.

The series is set in a wide-open world, where most of the characters live in and around an unnamed village. Just over the horizon is a vast landscape filled with beaches, jungles, mountains, undersea civilizations, cloud cities, frozen lakes, and more! Includes 8 action-packed adventures!
Kim Possible and her friend Ron attempt to balance their school duties with their attempts to save the world from a recently released villain.
It’s time to dive into the ocean and have some underwater adventures with Chris and Martin Kratt in the action-packed DVD “WILD KRATTS: THE BRINY BLUE SEA.” In the episode Osprey, Jimmy accidentally drops the keys to the Tortuga into the ocean. Chris, Martin and Aviva are on a race to develop osprey creature powers to find the keys before they disappear forever! Then in the episode Sea Otter Swim, the Wild Kratts take time out for a swim but Jimmy reveals that he’s not a strong swimmer. Martin and Chris take Jimmy to meet his own personal swimming tutor – a sea otter named Coach! Will Coach help Jimmy master the art of swimming? Other episodes included on the DVD are Puffin Rescue and Aye Aye.
Kids will love learning about the Sun as Jet and friends discover that the Sun is actually a star in the episode Our Sun is a Star. Then Jet and his friends turn their tree house into their own observatory in Tree-house Observatory. They even build their own telescope to observe the nighttime sky. In Galileo, Galileo! Mindy tells Jet she can see the Sun move across the sky. Jet has to explain to her that the Sun isn’t moving, it’s the earth moving around the Sun. Other episodes on this DVD include: Just the Right Distance From the Sun, Solar Power Rover, Mindy’s Bedtime, Sunspot’s Sunspot and How We Found Your Sun.
Join your favorite WordWorld friends for eight exciting outdoor adventures filled with Fun and Games! First, watch as Duck and Shark play in the sand on the beach where learn all about sand castles and why the waves wash them away. Then, watch as Dog tries to play ball with his friends! Along the way, he learns all about how to communicate with others. Finally, when Frog sails away on a big kite he’s built, it’s up to Duck and Shark to save him! The WordFriends also play spies to uncover a mystery, play a game of cowboy, and lots more!

A Thousand Lifetimes provides untapped insight into the psyche of animals from their own quirky points of view. It’s an emotional roller coaster that anyone who has ever loved an animal needs to ride. The book helps open people’s minds and hearts to the rich emotional and thought-filled lives of their animals, offers possibilities of reasons why their animals behave the way they do, gives insight into the shelter dog experience, and shows how dogs communicate with each other. Exposing all sides, this can lead owners to more harmonious relationships with pets who are viewed as “stubborn” or difficult. Above all, the book provides peace of mind that our pets who have passed on still exist in spirit form and their love prevails.

After the loss of her husband, CIA agent Isabella Bendel accepts a promotion to Chief Supervisor—a much less dangerous position than what she’s accustomed to—so she can raise her two children without fear of leaving her children without any parents. But any illusions of safety are shattered when, while on her Sunday morning jog in a Washington, DC park, Isabella survives a brutal assassination attempt. She hauls her assailant into CIA headquarters, confident she can get to the bottom of why he was after her. Her blood runs cold when she learns the truth… as he was trying to take her out, armed terrorists abducted her children and mother right out of her home. Pushed to the brink of what any mother can endure, Isabella calls on all of her training and deadly skills to get her family back. During this mission, she fights her way through assassins, cyber-terrorists, and duplicitous fellow agents, leading her to uncover a Russian threat that is hell-bent on destroying the United States

February’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2019

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 February’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2019 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.

Shimmer and Shine are flying back onto DVD in the newest collection, Shimmer and Shine: Flight of the Zahracorns, available on February 5. In their sixth DVD release, the genies-in-training take to Zahramay Skies for a series of adventures through fluffy clouds and over glittering rainbows. From learning about stardust magic to discovering the enchanting stars of Zahramay Skies, and participating in the Zahracorn race, Shimmer and Shine’s journeys are always filled with magic and valuable lessons. Produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Shimmer and Shine: Flight of the Zahracorns will be available on DVD February 5, 2019 for the suggested retail price of $10.99.

Shimmer and Shine: Flight of Zahracorns contains the following episodes:
  • Welcome to Zahramay Skies – Shimmer, Shine and Leah travel to the magical world of Zahramay Skies to meet the Stardust Princess and learn about her magic.
  • Pets to the Rescue – When the girls and their pets visit Zahramay Skies, they discover their pets have wings and can fly.
  • The Zahra-Star – After the Zahra-star’s magic enters Shimmer and Zahrora’s jewels, Shimmer, Shine and Leah must return the magic to the star so the Zahracorns can find their way home.
  • Rainbows to the Rescue – When Zeta uses a potion to stop all the stars from flying in Zahramay Skies, it accidentally ends all flight magic.
  • Zahracorn Tickles – After Zeta finds out that Shimmer, Shine and Leah are participating in a Zahracorn race, she decides she needs a Zahracorn so that she can enter the race too.
  • The Zahracorn Salon – The girls take Adara’s Zahracorn to the salon, but when she gets scared away, it’s up to them to find her.
  • The Dragon Zahracorn – Shimmer, Shine and Leah join Shaun, a Cloud Genie, on a quest to find a mythical creature. While discovering clues that lead them closer to the creature, they accidentally get trapped between two moving landmasses, making Shaun wonder if the journey was worth it.

The Octonauts are a team of adventurers who explore the world’s oceans, rescue aquatic creatures and protect their habitats – from the bustling eco-system along the Amazon River to the deepest depths of the Mariana Trench. Deploying a set of aquatic vehicles, Captain Barnacles, daredevil ex-pirate, Kwazii, medic Peso and the rest of the crew embark on missions around the globe before returning safely to their home base, the Octopod.

On this exciting DVD, join the Octonauts as they journey to a colorful coral reef to rescue the creatures that live there! Come along with Dashi as she saves a pair of surfing snails. And when poisonous sea snakes get stranded on a beach, Peso must figure out a way to get them back into the ocean. Enjoy these adventures and more with the Octonauts!

Includes 8 amazing adventures:

  • Convict Fish
  • Baby Seas Turtles
  • Surfing Snails
  • Yellow Belly Sea Snakes
  • Tiger Shark
  • Coconut Crisis
  • Sunfish
  • Octopod Mystery

It’s Valentine’s Day with the Cat in the Hat a great time for you to make friends with the Cat. Spend the whole day with your wonderful friends in a place where adventure and fun never ends. Yes friendship’s the key on this special day And the Cat is the one who will lead the way. Join the Cat in the Hat as he celebrates friendship with his closest friends Nick Sally Fish the Things and… YOU!

Remember that time you passed gas in that super crowded elevator? Or when you lost your sock in the dryer? That was just bad luck, right? Wrong! That was the work of Yo-kai; the invisible Yo-kai all around us that are the cause of our daily annoyances!!

Nate is a just a regular boy struggling to be above average at school. One day when he receives the Yo-kai Watch, he gets the chance to see and communicate with these mischievous Yo-kai. With the Yo-kai Watch on his wrist, Nate starts to form friendships with them and learn of the things that make life so complicated.

There’s just one problem: they’re everywhere and they love to cause mischief!

Includes 13 Action-Packed Episodes:

  • Yo-kai Are Real!/The Spooky Intersection
  • The One in the Water/Why Did You Say That?/Katie’s Secret
  • he Rare One/Yo-kai Manjimutt/Here Comes Roughraff/Manjimutt: Part 2
  • Yo-kai Medallium/Yo-kai Hungramps/Yo-kai Wazzat/ Manjimutt: Part 3
  • Manjimutt: Part 4/ Yo-kai Illoo/ Let’s Exorcise!
  • Manjimutt: Part 5/ Yo-kai Blazion/ Yo-kai Negatibuzz/ The Sleepover
  • Manjimutt: Part 6/ Here’s Komasan!/ Yo-kai Nosirs
  • Manjimutt: Part 7/ Yo-kai Fidgephant/ Yo-kai Hidabat
  • Komasan in the City: Here’s Komajiro!/ Yo-kai Cadin/ Robonyan Activate
  • Komasan in the City: Urban Living/ Yo-kai Buhu/ The Legend of Shogunyan
  • Komasan in the City: The Turnstile/ Yo-kai Spenp/ Yo-kai Noway/ Manjimutt: Catch & Release
  • Komasan in the City: Ear Warmers/ Yo-kai Cheeksqueek/ Manjimutt: The Great Dog Escape Episode 1
  • omasan in the City: Low Budget Vittles/ Yo-kai Chatalie/ The Yo-kai Dancers/ Manjimutt: The Great Dog Escape Episode 2

Top Wing: Eggcellent Missions includes the following episodes:

  • Top Wing’s Eggcellent Rescue – When Sandy Stork loses her glasses and mixes up the eggs in her delivery, the Top Wing cadetsrace to get the eggs to the right homes before they hatch.
  • The Great Flash Wing Rescue – The cadets rescue Cheep, Chirp and Swift’s Flash Wing vehicle after Baddy McBat takes the jet with the chicks inside.
  • Chicks on the Loose – After Cheep and Chirp’s little cousins take off in the cadets’ vehicles, team Top Wing must rescue the chicks and their own rides.
  • Cadet for a Day – When lucky students get to be “Cadets for a Day,” team Top Wing, and their junior cadets, end up having to rescue their teacher.
  • Beaver Dam Rescue – When Ward Beaver accidentally breaks the dam, team Top Wing flies to the rescue.
  • Rod’s Beary Brave Save – Rod proves he’s “a rooster, not a chicken,” when he finds a cute, little bear cub lost in Haunted Cave.
  • Rod Cockadoodle Didn’t – Swift jets to the rescue when Rod’s loud, exuberant singing gets him trapped in an avalanche.
  • Rooster Brewster – When the cadets accidentally lose Rod’s favorite toy, they race against the clock to get it back before he returns.

Nick Jr: Meet the Baby Animals DVD includes the following episodes:

PAW Patrol:
  • Pups Save a Dolphin Pup – The pups and Cap’n Turbot help a lost baby dolphin get back to the bay.
  • Pups Save a Flying Kitty – A baby eagle hides in Skye’s copter and needs to be returned to its mother.
Shimmer and Shine:
  • A Lightning Colt for Shaya – The girls travel with Lightning Genie Shaya to an island where they meet the Animal Genie who looks after all kinds of animals.
  • A Special Delivery – Shimmer and Shine tell the story of meeting their pets, Tala and Nahal, with the Animal Genie’s help.
Blaze and the Monster Machines:
  • Spark Bug – Blaze, Stripes and AJ use speed and smarts in an epic jungle race to return a baby fire beetle to its volcano home.
Bubble Guppies:
  • The Oyster Bunny! The Guppies learn all about baby animals during their search for the elusive Oyster Bunny.
SPECIAL BONUS EPISODE:
Top Wing:
  • Brody Goes Home

Fashion-forward BFFs Minnie and daisy take center stage as they tackle super-tough tasks and help out friends who need a hand: Judging a surfing contest in Hawaii, solving a doozy of a mystery, photographing a rare rain forest bird, and much more! Then, watch Minnie rock out onstage at Hot Dog Hills Stadium! Featuring two bonus music videos, BOW BE MINE amps up the fun to a whole new level of awesome!

Bonus:
2 Music Videos

Episodes:
Super-Charged: Pop Star Helpers
Meet the Beagles!
Daisy’s Photo Finish!
The Hot Diggity Dog Show
The Hiking Honeybees
Thrillin’ Hilda!
Teed Off (Season 1)
Grandpa vs. Grandpa
Cuckoo in Paris
Tree House Trouble
My Fair Pete
A Doozy Night of Mystery

SALES – COMMON SENSE OR SCIENCE? This book speaks volumes to newbies as well as to seasoned sales leaders. In it, author Bruce Borenstein shares his 30+ years of sales and sales management experience – delightfully dispelling the notion of formula selling. Borenstein shows us that it’s often the little things, easily implemented steps, which can have a powerful, and immediate impact upon success.

A young woman begs Sherlock Holmes to find her missing fiancee. A strange aristocratic woman asks Lucy James to locate her lady’s maid. And the British authorities command Holmes to recover an enormous hoard of stolen opium. 

But then the world’s greatest detective makes an uncharacteristic mistake.
Soon Watson and Lucy get the devastating news: Sherlock Holmes has been murdered.

 

The newest adventure in this popular mystery series takes us from the Old Bailey courthouse and the seacoast lairs of smugglers to a grand British country estate and the posh financial headquarters of Lloyd’s of London. For Watson, Sherlock and Lucy, survival will require valor, sacrifice, and acts that go far, far outside the law.

January’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2019

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 January’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2019 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.

NEW YORK – November 5, 2018 – The PAW Patrol are diving back onto DVD with six more deep-sea adventures on PAW Patrol: Pups Save Puplantis. Available January 15, 2019, fans can join the pups as they journey to the mystical world of Puplantis, discover an underwater volcano, save the Sea Patroller from Sid the Pirate, and so much more. Produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, PAW Patrol: Pups Save Puplantis will be available on DVD January 15, 2019 for the suggested retail price of $10.99.

PAW Patrol: Pups Save Puplantis contains the following episodes:
  • Pups Save Puplantis – The PAW Patrol transform into Mer-pups and make a splash to save the enchanted city of Puplantis from crumbling!
  • Pups Save a Sunken Sloop Sid the Pirate and his first pup mate Arrby try to steal a sunken sailboat, but the PAW Patrol-and a giant sea slug-won’t make it easy!
  • Pups Save a Wiggly Whale – After a wiggly whale tail knocks a diving bell into the sand, the pups strap into their Sub Patroller to save the trapped Cap’n Turbot and Francois.
  • Pups Save the Flying Diving Bell – The pups must dive down to save a scuba diving Mayor Goodway and Farmer Yumi before a nearby underwater volcano blows!
  • Pups Save a Soggy Farm – The pups need to dry Farmer Al’s flooded fields before his animals float away!
  • Pups Save their Pirated Sea Patroller – When the pups gear up to save a stolen ferris wheel from Sid the Pirate, he comes up with an even sneakier plan: to snatch the pups’ Sea Patroller!

Be careful what you wish for. With their after school junk business, best friends Sonny and Sam hope to find treasure in other people’s trash. But when cleaning out the old Stine house, they open a locked book that frees a supernatural nightmare – Slappy! Now, with the help of Sonny’s sister Sarah, they’re in a race against time to get the sinister dummy and all the creatures he’s brought to life back into the pages before he unleashes total pandemonium!

Welcome to the Slapatory where you can observe, guess, and record your experiments! Watch these gummy bears grow & glow!

Science With Slappy

 Gather up the ingredients in the back of your cabinets to make this slime recipe with your kids– and it tastes good too!

Goosebumps Gummy Bear Slime

A heartwarming story about siblings and their passion to help sea life, Bernie the Dolphin arrives on DVD and Digital on February 5 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand.

In this family adventure starring Lola Sultan and Kevin Sorbo, two siblings befriend a dolphin and devise a clever plan to save the beach and protect sea life, including their new dolphin friend, Bernie. Also starring Patrick Muldoon and Logan Allen, the film is approved by the Dove Foundation for all ages, and “shows a lot of heart” (The Dove Foundation).

PAW Patrol: PAWsome Collection disc descriptions:
PAW Patrol: Sports Day
  • Join the all-star PAW Patrol team as they overcome various obstacles and challenges to make some spectacular rescues in six action-packed, sports-themed adventures featuring new gadgets and vehicles including the amazing Air Patroller.
PAW Patrol: Meet Everest
  • Join the PAW Patrol for seven cool rescues featuring ranger pup Everest and high-flying Skye. Watch Everest in her first rescue as she saves a stranded Jake, then see her snow skills in action as she plows through a snowed-over Adventure Bay, save deer from some slippery ice and catch a kitty while counting penguins. Plus, soar into three bonus rescues with Skye.
PAW Patrol: Marshall and Chase on the Case
  • Chase is on the case and Marshall is all fired up for these eight PAW Patrol adventures! Join the team as their police pup and firedog lead them on some “ruff-ruff” rescues.

Peter Rabbit Springtime Collection 2-Pack includes the following episodes:

Peter Rabbit
  • The Tale of the Radish Robber
  • The Tale of Two Enemies
  • The Tale of the Greedy Fox
  • The Tale of the Secret Treehouse
  • The Tale of Benjamin’s Strawberry Raid
  • The Tale of the Lying Fox
  • The Tale of the Angry Cat
  • The Tale of Mr. Tod’s Trap
Peter Rabbit: Spring Into Adventure!
  • The Tale of the Start of Spring
  • The Tale of the Secret Tree House
  • The Tale of Benjamin’s Strawberry Raid
  • The Tale of the Mystery Plum Thief
  • The Tale of the Dash in the Dark
  • The Tale of the One Who Got Away
  • The Tale of the Runaway Kites

Adorable puppy brothers Bingo and Rolly are back! Join the doggy duo on amazing missions: deep-sea diving in the Great Barrier Reef, fetching a four-leaf clover in Ireland, running all over Down Under, and much more! Then, meet their brand-new puppy pal Keia in two exciting bonus episodes! Packed with action, music and a ton of silly fun, these playtime adventures will leave you howling with laughter!

Episodes:
*The Great Pug-scape / Luck of The Pug-ish
*Scuba-Doggies / Walking the Bob
*Captain Rolly / The Coolest Dogs in Town
*The Legend of Ol’ Snapper / Adventures in Puppy-Sitting
*Bob’s Boomerang / Fetch That Fish

Bonus:
*Episodes 1 and 2 from Season 2:
*A New Pup in Town / The Last Pup-icorn
*Keia’s New Doghouse / The Fang Fairy
*8 “Playtime with Puppy Dog Pals” shorts

Blaze and the Monster Machines: Robot Riders episode descriptions:

  • Robots to the Rescue – When three emergencies turn out to be too much for one truck alone, Blaze and his friends transform into super strong robots to save Axle City.
  • T-Rex Trouble – Blaze and Zeg discover three lost baby Tyrannosauruses in Dinosaur Valley and must work together to get them home safely.
  • Meatball Mayhem – After Crusher accidentally knocks a bottle of “grow spice” onto a meatball, it grows to an enormous size and rolls away. Now it’s up to Blaze and Pickle to stop the meatball before it wrecks the entire town.
  • Robots in Space – When Space Commander Megan (K. Megan McArthur) is marooned on Pluto, Blaze and his monster truck friends transform into robot heroes and race through wormholes, shoot past ice volcanoes, and blast straight through an asteroid field to bring their new friend back home.

December’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2018

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 December’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2018 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.

One crisp, winter morning, a young boy wakes up to find a thick blanket of snow has covered the ground as far as the eye can see. Filled with excitement, the boy decides to build a snowman using a tangerine for his nose, coal for his buttons and eyes, and tops him off with a hat and scarf. Later that night, at the stroke of midnight, the snowman comes to life! The young boy and the snowman embark on a magical adventure of discovery where the snowman explores the young boy’s world and in return he takes him flying to his home in the North Pole. Upon arriving at the North Pole, the two join a party as the guests of honor to a very special person. Based on Raymond Briggs book, THE SNOWMAN is a family classic for generations to enjoy.

Santa Claus announces his retirement on television and the public is shocked! But it’s Santa’s replacement Robotropolis who has everyone worried. It seems Robotropolis has his own ideas and instead of giving boys and girls gifts Robotropolis would rather receive them. Join Sonic the Hedgehog in an adventure to rescue the spirit of Christmas and bring joy back to the world!

Dive into adventure with your favorite underwater explorers, the OCTONAUTS! Join brave Captain Barnacles, daredevil ex-pirate Kwazii, and medic Peso Penguin, along with the other Octonauts as they explore the world’s oceans, rescue the creatures who live there, and protect their habitats above and below the waves! On this very merry DVD, join the Octonauts as they celebrate the holidays! #the Vegimals plans for a Christmas feast aboard the Octopod are interrupted when the Octonauts become entangled in a gigantic blob of sea snot! #the holiday excitement continues when the Octonauts travel to Professor Inkling’s childhood home, an undersea mountain, but soon discover that a rockslide has endangered the local creatures, including Inkling’s nephew, Squirt! Can the Octonauts rescue the creatures and save Christmas in time?

Enjoy this Christmas special adventure based on the classic picture book that has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, written by Sam McBratney, illustrated by Anita Jeram and published by Walker Books. On a snow-covered Christmas Eve, Little Nutbrown Hare and his friends stumble across a little Brown Bear who is lost. Determined to return their young friend back to his mother in time for Christmas, the friends venture bravely into the unknown woods. Through this epic journey we are reminded that the greatest gift of Christmas is being with the ones you love..

‘Twas the day before Christmas and all through the yard the Cat in the Hat and his guests partied hard. When the party was over, and the guests all departed one poor baby reindeer was left broken-hearted! Can the Cat in the Hat, Sally, Nick and the Fish help make come true little Ralph’s Christmas wish? to be with his family, in far-off Freeze-Your-Knees. Will you help see him home? Come be our guests, please!

SGT. STUBBY shares the unbreakable bond between a young Soldier and a stray dog who, for his valorous feats, is still recognized today as the first dog promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the U.S. Army, the most decorated dog in American history and is widely considered the forerunner to the U.S. Army’s working dog program. Returning home to a hero’s welcome, Stubby and Conroy toured the country leading victory parades and met three sitting U.S. presidents, among other honors.

Set against the backdrop of America’s entry into World War I, this delightful, computer-animated feature shows the world that the greatest heroes can come from the unlikeliest of places.

A song-filled new Air Bud ‘Pup Star’ movie that introduces four new pups to the family, who stow away on Santa’s sleigh and find themselves trapped at the North Pole, trying to save the world’s Christmas spirit.

Be careful what you wish for. With their after school junk business, best friends Sonny and Sam hope to find treasure in other people’s trash. But when cleaning out the old Stine house, they open a locked book that frees a supernatural nightmare – Slappy! Now, with the help of Sonny’s sister Sarah, they’re in a race against time to get the sinister dummy and all the creatures he’s brought to life back into the pages before he unleashes total pandemonium!

November’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2018

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 November’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2018 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.

It’s up, up and away as Elmo, Abby, and friends take to the skies above Sesame Street in colorful hot-air balloons in this exciting special. When a playful bird, voiced by Elizabeth Banks, snatches Abby’s magic wand, the pleasant ride becomes a high-stakes adventure through the streets of New York City. Between making new friends and learning about different cultures, our heroes must recover the wand in order to return home to Sesame Street!

When Abby and the gang visit new neighborhoods throughout The Magical Wand Chase, they discover new foods, music, and languages. Best of all, they make new friends who help them on their quest to find the missing wand. The Magical Wand Chase is deeply connected to Sesame Street’s mutual respect and understanding curriculum, using the tapestry of the city to show kids that kindness is universal and new friends can be found anywhere.
Bonus features include the full-length feature Elmo’s Alphabet Challenge and another exciting adventure, the full-length episode The Golden Triangle of Destiny.
Currently in its 48th season, Sesame Street is the longest-running program in children’s television and has received more Emmy® Awards than any other show in television history.
Bonus Features:
·        Full-length feature: Elmo’s Alphabet Challenge
·        Full-length episode: The Golden Triangle of Destiny
·        Downloadable storybook: Elmo and the Lost Wand
Follow Vampirina and her two best friends, Poppy and Bridget, as they take the stage and start their very own band: the Ghoul Girls!  Cheer them on as they travel to Transylvania for their first-ever talent competition and go on many more awesome adventures! Amped with six music-filled episodes, plus seven bonus animated shorts, Vampirina: Ghoul Girls Rock! soars to fang-tastic new heights as Vee and her friends learn how to find their inner ghoul and rock out!

Episodes:                           Vampire Weekend / The Bird Who Knew Too Much

The Ghoul Girls / Game Night

                                                Oldie But a Ghouldie / Beast in Show

                                                Vampirina Ballerina / Treasure Haunters

                                                Home Scream Home

                                                Countess Vee / Frights, Camera, Action!

Bonus:                                 Vampirina Ghoul Girls Rock! Music Video Shorts:

                                                Living the Scream

                                                Inner Ghoul

                                                Transylvania Girls

                                                Ghoul Glam

                                                Boogieman Boogie

                                                Everybody Scream, Everybody Howl

                                                The Mummy Rap

Hearties, rejoice! This six-DVD set collects all of the romance and drama from Year Five of the warm and wonderful When Calls The Heart. Return once again to the town of Hope Valley as schoolteacher Elizabeth (Krakow), Mountie Jack (Lissing), Café owner-turned-Mayor Abigail (Loughlin), and all of your favorite characters bravely face the challenges of frontier life … and those of the heart.

From the Disney Pixar site this set includes the following;

Pixar Shorts together for the first time:
Bao
LOU
Piper
Lava
Sanjay’s Super Team
Riley’s First Date?
The Radiator Springs 500 1/2
Party Central
The Blue Umbrella
The Legend Of Mor’du
Partysaurus Rex
Bonus Mini-Movie: Marine Life Interviews
Bonus Mini-Movie: Miss Fritter’s Racing Skoool

It’s been three years since theme park and luxury resort, Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles. When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.

With her love of all things fabulous,fancyand French, this little lady can change bland into chic. All it takes is a boundless imagination, help from friends and family, and a sunny approach to life that celebrates the differences that make everyone uniqueandmagnifique! FancyNancyVol. 1 arrives homes on Disney DVD November 20th

Rocko’s Modern Life: The Complete Series has over 20 hours of Rocko, Heffer, Filburt, Spunky, and the Bigheads as they explore the ups and downs of everyday life in the city of O-Town. Fans can enjoy classic episodes such as “Carnival Knowledge” and “Flu-In-U-Enza,” and relive all of the adventures and life-lessons from Rocko and his friends, including the dangers of garbage day, the disastrous results of Heffer eating too many Pasture Puffies, and Filburt struggling to save his soul after opening a not-so-fortunate fortune cookie.

Rocko’s Modern Life: The Complete Series contains the following episodes:

Season One:

Disc One:
No Pain, No Gain / Who Gives a Buck
Leap Frogs / Bedfellows
Jet Scream / Dirty Dog
Keeping Up with the Bigheads / Skid Marks
Power Trip / To Heck and Back
The Good, the Bad and the Wallaby / Trash-o-Madness
Spitballs / Popcorn Pandemonium

Disc Two:
A Sucker for the Suck-O-Matic / Canned
Carnival Knowledge / Sand in Your Navel
Cabin Fever / Rinse and Spit
Rocko’s Happy Sack / Flu-In-U-Enza
Who’s for Dinner? / Love Spanked
Clean Lovin’ / Unbalanced Load

Season Two:

Disc One:
I Have No Son
Pipe Dream / Tickled Pinky
The Lounge Singer / She’s the Toad
Down the Hatch / Road Rash
Boob Tubed / Commuted Sentence
Rocko’s Modern Christmas
Hut Sut Raw / Kiss Me, I’m Foreign

Disc Two:
Cruisin’
Born to Spawn / Uniform Behavior
Hair Licked / Gutter Balls
Junk Junkies / Day of the Flecko
Snowballs / Frog’s Best Friend
Short Story / Eyes Capades
Bonus Features:
“Trash-O-Madness” Original Pilot Version
Behind the Characters with Joe Murray: Rocko
Behind the Characters with Joe Murray: Heffer
Behind the Characters with Joe Murray: Filburt
Behind the Characters with Joe Murray: The Bigheads

Season Three:

Disc One:
Bye, Bye Birdie / Belch of Destiny
The Emperor’s New Joe / Schnit-Heads
Sugar-Frosted Frights / Ed Is Dead: A Thriller!
Fish-N-Chumps / Camera Shy
Nothing to Sneeze At / Old Fogey Froggy
Manic Mechanic / Rocko’s Happy Vermin
I See London, I See France / The Fatlands

Disc Two:
Fortune Cookie / Dear John
Speaking Terms / Tooth and Nail
Wacky Delly (Parts 1 & 2)
The Big Question / The Big Answer
An Elk for Heffer / Scrubbin’ Down Under
Zanzibar! / Fatal Contraption
Bonus Features:
Commentary by Creator Joe Murray on select episodes

Season Four:

Disc One:
With Friends Like These / Sailing the Seven Zzz’s
Pranksters / From Here to Maternity
Ed Good, Rocko Bad / Teed Off
Wimp on the Barbie / Yarn Benders
Mama’s Boy / Feisty Geist
S.W.A.K. / Magic Meatball
Closet Clown / Seat to Stardom

Disc Two:
The High-Five of Doom / Fly Burgers
Heff in a Handbasket / Wallaby on Wheels
Dumbells / Rug Birds
Hypno-Puppy Luv / Driving Mrs. Wolfe
Put to Pasture / Future Schlock
Turkey Time / Floundering Fathers
Bonus Features:
“Wacky Delly” Live 2012

For over twenty years, fans of the classic coming-of-age series have remained loyal to Arnold, the relatable kid living with his whacky grandparents in their boarding home, and his group of loveable, city-dwelling friends. With Hey Arnold!: The Ultimate Collection, fans can relive every schoolyard shenanigan in fan-favorite episodes like “Stoop Kid” and “Downtown as Fruits;” laugh along with popular characters Helga, Gerald, Phoebe and more; and finally solve the mystery of Arnold’s missing parents in the latest adventure, Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie.

Hey Arnold!: The Ultimate Collection contains the following episodes:
Season One:
  • Disc One:
    • Downtown as Fruits / Eugene’s Bike
    • The Little Pink Book / Field Trip
    • Arnold’s Hat / Stoop Kid
    • Helga’s Makeover / The Old Building
    • 6th Grade Girls / The Baseball
    • Bonus Features:
      • Hey Arnold! The Pilot
      • Original Claymation Short: Arnold Escapes from Church
      • Drawing Arnold
      • The Jungle Movie: Table Read
      • Unboxing The Original Jungle Movie Development Art
  • Disc Two:
    • Heat / Snow
    • Operation: Ruthless / The Vacant Lot
    • The List / Haunted Train
    • Mugged / Roughin’ It
    • Door #16 / Arnold as Cupid
  • Disc Three:
    • Arnold’s Christmas
    • Benchwarmer / Cool Jerk
    • Das Subway / Wheezin’ Ed
    • Tutoring Torvald / Gerald Comes Over
    • Spelling Bee / Pigeon Man
  • Disc Four:
    • Olga Comes Home / Sally’s Comet
    • Abner Come Home / The Sewer King
    • False Alarm / World Records
    • Magic Show / 24 Hours to Live
    • Arnold’s Valentine
Season Two:
  • Disc One:
    • Save the Tree / New Teacher
    • Helga’s Love Potion / Gerald’s Secret
    • The Big Scoop / Harold’s Kitty
    • Longest Monday / Eugene’s Pet
    • Monkey Business / Big Caesar
  • Disc Two:
    • Ransom / Ms. Perfect
    • Operation: Arnold’s Halloween
    • Arnold Saves Sid / Hookey
    • Freeze Frame / Phoebe Cheats
    • Mud Bowl / Gerald Moves Out
  • Disc Three:
    • The High Life / Best Friends
    • Steely Phil / Quantity Time
    • Eating Contest / Rhonda’s Glasses
    • Helga’s Boyfriend / Crush on Teacher
    • Hall Monitor / Harold’s Bar Mitzvah
  • Disc Four:
    • Coach Wittenberg / Four-Eyed Jack
    • Eugene Goes Bad / What’s Opera, Arnold?
    • Tour De Pond / Teachers’ Strike
    • Part-Time Friends / Biosquare
    • Runaway Float / Partners
Season Three:
  • Disc One:
    • Helga Blabs It All / Harold the Butcher
    • Dangerous Lumber / Mr. Hyunh Goes Country
    • Casa Paradiso / Gerald’s Tonsils
    • Arnold’s Room / Helga vs. Big Patty
    • Stinky Goes Hollywood / Olga Gets Engaged
    • Curly Snaps / Pre-Teen Scream
  • Disc Two:
    • Grandpa’s Birthday / Road Trip
    • Sid’s Revenge / Roller Coaster
    • The Aptitude Test / Oskar Gets a Job
    • Arnold Betrays Iggy / Helga and The Nanny
    • Career Day / Hey Harold!
    • Best Man / Cool Party
  • Disc Three:
    • Arnold & Lila / Grand Prix
    • Arnold’s Thanksgiving
    • Helga’s Show / The Flood
    • Phoebe Takes the Fall / The Pig War
    • Crabby Author / Rich Kid
    • Girl Trouble / School Dance
    • School Play
Season Four:
  • Disc One:
    • Full Moon / Student Teacher
    • Big Gino / Jamie O. In Love
    • Eugene’s Birthday / Stinky’s Pumpkin
    • The Beeper Queen / Oskar Can’t Read?
    • Dinner for Four / Phoebe Skips
    • Helga’s Parrot / Chocolate Turtles
    • Love and Cheese / Weighing Harold
    • Back to School / Egg Story
  • Disc Two:
    • It Girl / Deconstructing Arnold
    • Grudge Match / Polishing Rhonda
    • Weird Cousin / Baby Oskar
    • Grandpa’s Sister / Synchronized Swimming
    • Helga Sleepwalks / Fighting Families
    • Headless Cabbie / Friday The 13th
    • Veterans Day
    • Helga on the Couch
    • Dino Checks Out
Season Five:
  • Disc One:
    • Monkeyman! / Buses, Bikes, and Subways
    • Helga’s Masquerade / Mr. Green Runs
    • Sid The Vampire Slayer / Big Sis
    • Bag of Money / Principal Simmons
    • New Bully on the Block / Phoebe Breaks a Leg
    • Parents Day
    • Helga’s Locket / Sid and Germs
    • Suspended / Ernie in Love
  • Disc Two:
    • Summer Love
    • Stuck in a Tree / The Helga Short / Rhonda Goes Broke
    • Beaned / Old Iron Man
    • Arnold Visits Arnie / Chocolate Boy
    • Harold vs. Patty / Rich Guy
    • April Fool’s Day
    • Gerald’s Game / Fishing Trip
    • Married
  • Disc Three:
    • On the Lam / Family Man
    • The Racing Mule / Curly’s Girl
    • The Journal (Parts 1 & 2)
    • Timberly Loves Arnold / Eugene! Eugene!
    • Ghost Bride / Gerald vs. Jamie O.
    • A Day in the Life of a Classroom / Big Bob’s Crisis
    • Phoebe’s Little Problem / Grandpa’s Packard
Hey Arnold! – The Movies
  • Disc One:
    • Hey Arnold!: The Movie
  • Disc Two:
    • Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie

While growing up has never been easy, today’s world undeniably presents kids and their parents with unprecedented challenges. The upside, cites Maureen Healy, is a widespread acknowledgment that emotional health, resilience, and equilibrium can be learned and strengthened. Healy, who was a “wild child,” the kind, she writes who left babysitters “wondering if they wanted children” knows her subject. She has become an expert on teaching skills that address the high sensitivity, big emotions, and hyper energy she herself experienced. Three simple steps are key ― Stop, Calm, and Make a Smart Choice. While not always easy, these steps are powerful and Healy shows readers exactly how to implement them. Children move from acting out or shutting down, experiencing frequent physical symptoms such as head and stomach aches or hurting themselves or others, to recognizing they are being triggered, feeling their emotions, and using strategies to respond from a calmer place. As adults learn to model these skills, both adults and children become freer to do and be their best.

Your relationship with God is unique. Shouldn’t your Bible reflect and celebrate that bond? In this introduction to Bible journaling, you’ll discover meaningful ways to combine art, heart and scripture–from backgrounds to hand-lettered verses to beautiful full-page drawings. No expensive supplies or artistic skills are required…only a desire to honor and enhance your spiritual life.

To guide your creative worship experience, this book provides:

  • Prompts to engage you with the text, then visually interpret Scripture in words and pictures
  • Basic techniques for working with colored pencils, watercolor pencils and watercolor paints
  • 21 step-by-step tutorials for drawing trees, flowers, skies, mountains, maps, water, light and other popular themes
  • Tons of inspirational page samples and suggested verses to illustrate
  • Downloadable icons and technique videos available on the author’s website

Whether you’re new to Bible journaling or looking for fresh ideas, this book will lead you on a rewarding spiritual journey. Success is not measured in the complexity or polish of the art, but in a deeper, more personal connection with God.

“Our lives are busy, and we leave a trail of things-we-should-remember on the ground behind us. Instead, scoop them up and journal them. Preserve the lessons vital to our growth as Christians.” ~page 12

Explore the fascinating family histories of Ada Lovelace, Charlotte Bronte, John F Kennedy, and many more with 30 family trees from around the world. This accessible, visually-stunning compendium of family trees features some of history’s most loved — and loathed — famous faces and is great fun for the whole family to explore. Genealogy and history combine to make a fascinating, fact-filled treasury of family trees belonging to famous people throughout the ages.
  • Age Range: 12 – 17 years
  • Grade Level: 2 and up
  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Lincoln Children’s Books; New edition edition (October 9, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1786032260
  • ISBN-13: 978-1786032263
  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 0.4 x 12.5 inches

Sisters, Nelle and Alice enjoy exploring and playing together outside. While playing in their backyard one afternoon, big sister, Alice finds a furry caterpillar under one of their zucchini plants. Nelle wants to pick it up, but Alice leads the way in describing the movements and the amazing physical characteristics of a caterpillar and their ability to transform into a beautiful butterfly. Nelle is curious how her sister knows so much about caterpillars and wants to know more. The two share a charming afternoon discovering and sharing the wonderment and awe of what lives right outside their door.

Like all good stories, Guy the Beagle’s begins lost in the woods of Kentucky. But his fortunes change when he’s rescued by none other than Princess…er, Duchess-to-be Meghan Markle. Practically overnight, Guy goes from wags to riches. But does this backwoods beagle have what it takes to be welcomed into the royal family?

For the first time ever, Guy reveals how he went from pawper to proper, with help from Emmy award-winning writer and producer of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Mike Brumm and publishing veteran (and devoted Anglophile) Camille March, beautifully illustrated by EG Keller (illustrator of the New York Times bestselling A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo). Guy’s story of finding acceptance in an exceptional family will have readers of all ages barking with laughter.

There’s trouble at the North Pole. With Faith and Hope at perilously low levels, it looks like Christmas may have to be cancelled this year. Now, Yuletide’s only chance lies with Jing Els and Hollee – the Glimmers – in THE GLIMMERS SAVE CHRISTMAS (On The Lamb Productions; October 2018), the third book in the series by award-winning writer Robert Agnello and illustrator Nick Meola.
 
The situation in Christmastown is grim. All the reindeer are sick with “can’tflyitis” and in the toy workroom, the other elves are feeling dim and weak. Despite the dismal outlook, Elf Extraordinaire Roger keeps working away, making presents for girls and boys all over the world so that Santa can deliver them on time. It’s his hope and faith that brings some unexpected assistance just in time to save Christmas.

Meet the Glimmers. Glimmers are tiny beings of light that make everything good glow. When we make bad choices, our Glimmer lights fade and turn into Dimmers, but when we start making good choices again, our Glimmers will glow all the brighter. Jing Els is a Glimmer of Hope and Hollee is a Glimmer of Faith. Roger’s certainty that Santa will deliver his presents to good little girls and boys, and working feverishly to get all the toys ready, makes Jing Els and Hollee shine brilliantly. Roger’s belief also enables them to recruit other Glimmers and help Santa’s sleigh fly once more. Together, the Glimmers show that the spirit of Christmas can glow brightly even in the darkest of times.

Being a housewife is challenging — managing a home, assisting a husband in business, and raising four children, not to mention taking care of yourself, which is the focus and heart of this inspirational book. Since losing her mother as a child, Angela LaRosa has brought hope and optimism to every aspect of her life. And with her bold and durable commitment to God, she enjoys a life of beautiful fulfillment, and is now proud to share what she has learned.

A wagnificent gift for any pet lover, this hilarious but heartwarming personalized story book even name checks owners and their hometown. It’s the pawfect keepsake for pet fans of all ages.

Oliver the Ornament is a tale of one family’s cherished Christmas ornaments. The story centers on Oliver, who has been with this family since Mom and Dad’s very first date.Years later, Oliver, now injured and bullied, still has the magic of Christmas in his heart. The story follows Oliver’s excitement for Christmas, his heartbreak, and his determination to overcome all odds to save the day. Oliver, along with his friends, will warm hearts with his kindness, humility, and love for his family and friends. The storybook is accompanied with an adorable Christmas ornament, Oliver.

October’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2018


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 October’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2018 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.

Ellie and her meticulous mom, Katherine, never see eye to eye. Ellie, the typical teen, is a cynical slob who’s lost interest in everything since her dad passed away — except for a certain boy: her crush, Adam. The day before Katherine’s wedding, the friction between Ellie and her stressed-out mom turns into an argument, during which a precious hourglass gifted to Ellie by her dad suddenly shatters, causing them to magically switch bodies. Soon they are on a musical journey of self-discovery and empathy neither one could have imagined.

Join your favorite monster family as they embark on a vacation adventure on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can finally take a break from handling everyone else’s vacation at the hotel. It’s smooth sailing for Drac’s Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to exotic excursions, and catching up on their moon tans. But they hit rocky waters when Mavis realizes that Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could sink their plans for a dream vacation.

Welcome back Gumby and Pokey in this wild, wacky and inventive collection of 80’s episodes! Featuring 50 clay-animated episodes, fully re-mastered

from their original camera rolls and soundtracks. Also making appearances are Prickle, Goo, the Blockheads, Professor Kapp, Dr. Zveegee, the Moon Boggles, and Gumby’s parents Gumbo and Gumba. New characters include Gumby’s sister Minga, Denali the Mastodon and Tilly the chicken! The gift set includes 2 exclusive bendable toys!

It’s Halloween! Join Sid and his friends as they discover how bats catch mosquitoes, why spiders are expert engineer web builders, and how

skeletons make up the foundation of our bodies. The kids dress up to celebrate Halloween at school, and Teacher Suzie leads them in a special Halloween parade song to show off their costumes! With Sid the Science Kid, Halloween can be spooky and scientific!

Based on the richly imaginative books by Meomi, this series combines immersive visuals and “submersive” humor to transport young children into a world that is both real and fantastic, full of mysteries to unravel and surprises around every corner. In this season set, encounter all types of creatures from the Great White Shark to Lionfish and more! The adventures don’t end there! Embark on an Amazon adventure with the Octonauts as they travel down the Amazon River in search of a lost city and Kwazii’s long lost grandfather, Calico Jack! So come aboard the Octopod for 24 exciting missions!

The Cat in the Hat takes Nick and Sally on a Halloween ride filled with howlers and shockers and scary fandangles, big laughs and music and fun from all angles! Their fright-filled adventure takes them deep into the Oooky-ma-kooky Closet where Nick and Sally discover the very best Halloween costumes ever.

Join Pocoyo and his friends on seven playful adventures. Whether it’s playing a new game called Boo!, enjoying a monster mash party or pretending to be Godzilla & King Kong. Every day is fun and engaging with Pocoyo and hid friends!

Blaze and AJ are bursting back onto DVD with the all-new release, Blaze and the Monster Machines: Blaze Saves Christmas. Available November 6, this high-speed collection of holiday and winter episodes follows Blaze and his friends as they deliver presents on Christmas, save a little bunny, catch a cake and put their newfound ninja skills to the test. Produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Blaze and the Monster Machines: Blaze Saves Christmas will be available just in time for the holidays

Blaze and the Monster Machines: Blaze Saves Christmas contains the following episodes:

Monster Machine Christmas – When Crusher sends Santa’s magic bag of presents flying, he must team up with Blaze and AJ to quickly deliver all the presents by Christmas morning.
Breaking the Ice – Robot Blaze climbs, grinds, and ziplines his way to save a little bunny trapped on top of a melting glacier.
Catch That Cake! – After Crusher sends Darington’s birthday cake rocketing away, it’s up to Blaze to get it back in time for his party.
Ninja Blaze – Ninja Master Blackbelt is training Blaze and AJ to become powerful ninjas when Crusher and Pickle accidentally launch themselves onto an icy mountain. Now, Blaze and AJ must use their new ninjas skills to rescue them.

INCREDIBLES 2 is now available on Digital HD, and arrives on Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand November 6th!  Below, please find a Jack-Jack vs Raccoon papercraft set and an “Auntie Edna” mini-movie clip and concept art!

Remember when you saw INCREDIBLES 2 & thought to yourself, “I wish I had my very own Jack-Jack and Racoon!” Well, you’re in luck! Check out these amazing Paper Foldables. Print ’em out, cut ’em out, & fold ’em up… Instant Jack-Jack Attack! http://bit.ly/Incredibles2PaperFoldables #Incredibles2

Bold and hearty, the flavors of the Southwest are a rich mixture of cultures, history, and unique regional ingredients. When prepared with traditional ingredients, the cuisine is a heady blend of aromas and spices that is delicious, fulfilling, and—surprisingly—healthy!

In Tex-Mex Diabetes Cooking, cookbook author and Southwestern cuisine expert, Kelley Coffeen, takes you on a tour of the region with more than 140 recipes that focus on fresh local vegetables, fruits, beans, cheeses rich in protein, lean meats, fish, and poultry—all with calorie, carb, and fat levels dialed in for those looking to lose weight or manage their diabetes. This is not a diet book, but a classic collection of beloved and soon-to-be favorite Southwestern and Mexican dishes prepared in easy, delicious, healthy recipes.

Inside you’ll find traditional classics such as:

 

  • Smoked Cheddar Cheese and Green Chile Tamales
  • Pork and Pepper Burritos
  • Stacked Saucy Enchiladas with Fresh Greens
  • Seared Sirloin Tacos with Guacamole
  • Roasted Pineapple Salsa
  • Whole-Wheat Hot Cakes with Cajeta and Coconut
  • Green Chile Corn Chowder
  • Chopped Mexican Salad with Lime

And much more!

Who can resist enjoying more of their favorite food (Mexican dishes rank alongside Italian and Chinese cuisine as All-American favorites) while doing their body a favor at the same time? It’s a winning menu for young and old alike—healthy and nutritious, without losing the authenticity and flavor of its cultural origins. Kelley Coffeen knows from a lifetime of experience, living and cooking in various regions across the Southwest, that Tex-Mex fare is easy and fun to prepare at home, and a crowd-pleaser on the table. With this in mind, she created Tex-Mex Diabetes Cooking as the go-to book for home cooks looking for easy, diabetes-friendly, satisfying, and healthy Southwestern dishes to feed their family.

Powerful words from ground breakers like Marie Curie and Susan B. Anthony have moved and motivated us for generations. Today, many more women and girls are leading the way across all walks of life. From the authors of the breakout inspirational book Beautifully Said comes Grit & Grace, a showcase of the brilliant minds, innovative careers, and fascinating backstories of female leaders. You’ll find world-famous and less-visible change makers, including Nobel winners, CEOs and pop stars…plus, an artisan ice cream maker, police chief, bishop, orchestra conductor and cruise ship captain.

Grit & Grace is the perfect companion for dreaming up fresh possibilities and translating vision into action. Its pages pair sourced quotations with the uncommon stories of a host of remarkable women, readying today’s leaders to imagine new futures. Plus, it’s stylishly designed so readers can creatively share what inspires them. The book makes a meaningful gift for sisters, daughters, friends, teammates, teachers, colleagues, newly minted grads, and the other dreamers and doers in your life.

Among the 90 legendary and contemporary groundbreakers featured…
Bessie Coleman
Jane Goodall
Vera Wang
Tina Fey
Reese Witherspoon
Meghan Markle
Amal Clooney
Ava DuVernay
Kathryn Sullivan
Venus Williams
Beatrix Potter
Diana Vreeland
Anita Roddick
Clara Barton
Katharine Graham
Dolores Huerta
Rose Marcario
Courtney Banghart
Christiana Figueres
Jeni Britton Bauer
Crochet decor your kids will be begging for! Bring their bedroom decor to life with this collection of seven sensational animal rug designs, by popular crochet designer Ira Rott. You will love making these unique and quirky designs that kids will simply adore. Choose from an amazing elephant, a sweet giraffe, a cuddly cat, a cheeky monkey, a sneaky crab, a friendly dinosaur and a snuggly bear, each with a coordinating pillow and accessory to crochet to continue the theme. With accessories ranging from security blankets to stool covers, bed book tidies, placemats and toy bags, this collection features over 20 animal-themed designs to crochet.

Today, war is a high-tech affair. The modern soldier relies on advanced weapons and communications technology as his essential support. But in World War II, soldiers relied on an entirely different kind of support—a kind of support soldiers have used since ancient times. Animals.

Dogs, horses, and pigeons became World War II soldiers’ best friends in battle, serving to carry weapons, wounded men, and messages through artillery fire. In War Animals, bestsellling author Robin Hutton brings the animal heroes of World War II to vivid life with the heroic true tales of:

  • Famed pigeon G.I. Joe, who saved an Italian village and British troops by flying 20 miles in 20 minutes to carry a message to Allied forces;
  • Chips, a German Shepherd trained as a sentry who attacked an Italian machine gun team, sustaining powder burns and saving his handler’s life;
  • Bing, a paradog who jumped out of a plane on D-Day, landed in a tree, and once on the ground helped his handlers locate the enemy.A heartwarming and sometimes even hilarious history of bonafide heroes of feather and fur,War Animals is a World War II story you’ve never read before.

From “alt” to “yrn,” knitting patterns have a unique language of abbreviations and knitting techniques. The Knitter’s Dictionary is your comprehensive resource to understanding the language of knitting in a quick-reference guide that no knitting bag should be without. For beginner and skilled knitters alike, there’s always something new to discover in your next hand knit project. The Knitter’s Dictionary puts an expert knitting instructor in the palm of your hands to help you navigate any pattern.

Within this knitting bag necessity you’ll also find:

  • Over 150 illustrations showing you everything from the difference between a toque and a beret to how-to information on increase and decrease stitches.
  • Handy cross references quickly lead you to exactly the information you need whether you’ve come across a new abbreviation in a knitting pattern or you’ve forgotten the steps to a long-tail cast on.
  • Extended information on more challenging topics like taking measurements, understanding gauge, and fiber care instructions make this more than a dictionary–it’s important information no knitter should be without.
  • Packed with bonus tips and tricks, learn the do’s and don’ts of pattern knitting making patterns easier and more enjoyable to knit!

The Knitter’s Dictionary gives knitters the answers they need when and where they need them in a precise and helpful way. Give yourself or another knitter the gift of knowledge with this must-have resource.

The Cow Said Neigh! is the story of some peculiar farm animals who wish they were like other animals on the farm. The cow wants to run free like a horse, the sheep wants a snout like a pig, the dog wants to be inside like the cat. Soon the entire farm is in chaos!

With silly farm animal sounds, clever rhymes, and adorable art, The Cow Said Neigh! will have kids of all ages laughing out loud as they celebrate the unique strengths in each of us.

This delightful picture book is sure to be read time and time again.

Adapted from Jon Gordon’s bestseller The Hard Hat, The Hard Hat for Kids is an inspiring story that teaches children how to be a great teammate. An engaging tale that resonates with all children, the 10 Ways to be a Great Teammate and the “We before Me” philosophy, make this book an enjoyable read and an invaluable teaching tool for coaches, teachers, and parents. The Hard Hat for Kids presents practical insights and life-changing lessons that are immediately applicable to everyday situations, giving kids—and adults—a new outlook on cooperation, friendship, and the selfless nature of true teamwork.

Mickey is a spunky talented basketball lover who has always dreamed about playing on her school’s team. On the first day of practice, she learns of a special award given to the best teammate—and soon discovers that there is a big difference between being the best player and being the best teammate. What follows is an unforgettable story about selflessness, loyalty, hard work, and compassion, and a clear lesson on putting the team first.

Author Jon Gordon is a renowned storyteller with a knack for making life lessons stick. For this book he has teamed up with Dr. Lauren Gallagher, a school psychologist and mental skills coach who shares her passion for bringing valuable lessons to children in a way that is fun and educational. Fittingly, Dr. Gallagher is also the wife of Jon’s college lacrosse teammate at Cornell University where the Hard Hat tradition began. This book continues Jon’s unique way of merging everyday wisdom with practical advice to make you better at everything that you do. The Hard Hat for Kids tells a moving story of teamwork and friendship which is sure to be enjoyed by families, sports teams, and classrooms of children everywhere.

Would you ever take a job without a job description, let alone one that requires a lifetime contract? Parents do this every day, and yet there is no instruction manual that offers achievable methods for containing and organizing the seemingly endless job of parenting. Finding a healthy balance between raising a human and being a human often feels impossible, but Julie Morgenstern shows you how to harness your own strengths and weaknesses to make the job your own. This revolutionary roadmap includes:

A unique framework with eight quadrants that separates parenting responsibilities into actionable, manageable tasks―for the whole bumpy ride from cradle to college.
Simple strategies to stay truly present and focused, whether you’re playing with your kids, enjoying a meal with your significant other, or getting ahead on that big proposal for work.
Clever tips to make the most of in-between time―Just 5-15 minutes of your undivided attention has a huge impact on kids.
Permission to take personal time without feeling guilty, and the science and case studies that show how important self-care is and how to make time for it.

The Efilu archeologist, Vit Na, is a misfit among her crew. En route to Fitu, their planet of origin, the Efilu research vessel, ReQam’s important jobs have been assigned to specialists, scientists and soldiers. Were it not for her intimate relationship with High Commander Tur, her Synesprit, she would not have been on this expedition at all. The ship’s complement arrives to a world they never expected, a world no longer their own.

When the invincible ReQam is crippled by the new inhabitants, Tur’s crew is stranded thousands of light years from home. As far as anyone knew, all Fitu’s abandon, indigenous life forms perished 65 million years ago along with The Keepers, followers of the ancient mystic, Dragon. Due to her petite size, for she is nearly as small as the biped mammals they contend with, Vit Na is conscripted as in infiltrator, and deployed among the hostile mammals who have evolved to resemble the Efilu.

It soon becomes clear that the vital resource for which Tur’s seeks was intentionally tainted to draw the Efilu back of this strange world. Vit Na finds herself uniquely prepared to serve as desperately needed advocate to the crafty mammals who filled that vacant, Efilu niche and are now in jeopardy. Who would have guessed that a daughter of noble house Kemit would be destined to defend vermin, long believed extinct after the Efilu Exodus from a world now called Earth?

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September’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2018

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 September’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2018 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.

In SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom, SpongeBob and his friends get ready to celebrate Halloween, but when the Flying Dutchman arrives to find that SpongeBob finds spooky things funny, he vows to make sure the town knows terror, especially SpongeBob.

Enjoy the second volume of the second season of The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! follows the adventures of 6-year-old best friends, Sally and Nick, as they are whisked off on extraordinary voyages of scientific discovery with the Cat in the Hat. Thanks to the Thinga-ma-jigger and our friends, exploring has never been more exciting! In this volume set, kids will learn the answers to questions like what is the Earth s atmosphere, why do we need bones, and how is paper made. The discoveries don t end there! We learn how polar bears survive the arctic winter, how our ears work and so much more! So let s go, go, go, go on an adventure, we re flying with The Cat in the Hat today!

Join the Floogals on a mission of discovery as they explore Earth and the funny hoomans who live there! Each day, Captain Fleeker, First Officer Flo, and Junior Boomer encounter something that sparks their curiosity, setting in motion the day s research project and triggering an exciting adventure! In Project Birthday Cake, Boomer builds a little fizzerific food finder attachment for his Fizzer controls. It’s supposed to be able to sniff out food a subject close to Boomer s heart. Flying by a massive birthday cake the food finder goes out of control and Boomer crashes! The Floogals have to come together and figure out how to re-make the frosting and in the process, find out what a birthday cake and decorations are for! Adventure is everywhere they go. They’re the Floogals! 3, 2, 1, let’s go!

Nick Jr: Snow Awesome contains the following episodes:

Nella The Princess Knight
* The Knight Before Christmas: Santa visits Castlehaven on Christmas Eve, but when naughty snow dragons take his sack of presents, it’s up to Nella and her friends to save the holidays.
* Let it Snow: Nella searches for a magical crystal to make it snow for the kingdom’s annual Snow Festival.

Sunny Day
* Best Christmas Ever: When a snowstorm traps Doodle at his cousin’s house on Christmas Eve, Sunny and the gang devise an intrepid plan to trek through the snow and reach Doodle in time to spend the holiday together.

Shimmer and Shine
* Snow Place We’d Rather Be: When Princess Samira sends Leah and the genies to find a snowflake gem, Zeta interferes making the girls’ search much more difficult.
* Snow Time to Spare: The girls help Layla, the Ice Genie, create fun snow decorations for the upcoming Frosty Fun Festival.
* Frosty Fun: When two trouble-making Ice Sprites slip into Ice Genie Layla’s Palace, the girls must catch them before they wreak havoc on the castle.

Top Wing contains the following episodes:

– Time to Earn Our Wings – Cadets-in-training Swift, Penny, Rod and Brody gather at Top Wing Academy where they learn to pilot their new vehicles and become the best rescue team Big Swirl Island has ever seen.
– Race Through Danger Canyon – Swift must race to the rescue when Baddy McBat roars into Danger Canyon to show off his flying skills.
– Rod’s Big Jump – Rod attempts to earn three jump badges in one day.
– Treasure Map Mission – Penny discovers pirates while earning her map reading badge and must rescue the rest of the Top Wing team.
– Goose on the Loose – On a foggy day, Brody and Swift have to rely on each other and their buddy navigating skills to lead a group of geese to safety.
– Shirley Squirrely Flies Away – Team Top Wing works together to save Shirley Squirrely when her giant flying machine nearly crashes into the ocean.
– Lunch Box Rescue – After Timmy Turtle drops his new lunch box in the river, the cadets team up to save the day.

There may be 100 million pet cats in this country, but who says that means they’re domesticated? Sure, they clean themselves, use a litter box, and hunt rodents, but cats are also territorial beasts who think furniture is meant for claw sharpening, and that running water is always better than still.
In this inventive, surprisingly funny, and highly entertaining and practical book, Mac Delaney addresses the quirks of cat behavior through the mindset of an aerospace engineer (because that’s what he is!)—and gives us 10 projects that solve the most common sources of friction affecting cats and their doting owners.
Take that preference for running water. Because cats don’t trust still water (in the wild, a stagnant pool can harbor disease), they’re often dehydrated and cranky. Here’s how to build not one but two different fountains that will provide fresh, moving water. Or another problem: Cats, diminutive in stature, can feel inferior around humans, causing them to act out in negative ways. The solution: Erect a cat shelf on your wall, giving your pet a prime perch and a height advantage. And that furniture scratching problem? Construct the Cat Cave—it has angled surfaces for optimal scratching, a curved top for ergonomic lounging, a carpeted interior for perfect napping, and an escape route out back for emergency exits.
For any cat lover with a modicum of DIY skills, here’s a whole new approach to living happily ever after with your pet(s).

When magic disappears from the Brightwood, Selvia decides she must do something to bring it back. No one trusts the Gnomes and fearsome creatures that live in the mountains, but Selvia, but Selvia wonders if they’re really to blame. She sets out on an adventure to restore the life she has always known, but discovers a new magic along the way. Richly illustrated, this moving and beautiful story will inspire readers of all ages to question what “everyone says” and find a new magic of their own.

There’s a story in the story
Like a wheel within the wheel
Spiraling forever
Through the world we see and feel.
There’s a tale within the fable
Like a gear within the gear
Marking time forever
Until the secret is revealed . . .
In every age, across time and space, there have been Folktellers. These are the select few who have been chosen to collect and share the stories that must be told.

Aaron is an average midwestern teen or so he thinks. When his grandfather disappears under strange circumstances, Aaron’s ordinary existence changes forever. He will soon discover a mysterious world where stories are powerful and dangerous, where deadly enemies and dark forces lurk just out of sight.

Accompanied by his friend Jake and an odd girl from another dimension, Aaron must save his grandfather from the gathering darkness, and the shadowy creatures that thrive within.

In time, Aaron will learn that whoever holds the story, wields the power, and that the choices he makes will change the destiny of the entire universe.

 

August’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2018

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 2018 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.

Gear up for tricks, treats AND rescues in these 7 Halloween PAW Patrol adventures, featuring a really ghoul double-length special! Join a costume caper on Capn Turbots haunted ship, track down a mysterious ghost, explore a creepy cabin, help a lost baby bat, save a pumpkin patch, stop a corn maze catastrophe and more!

In this high-flying, heroic mission, the PAW Patrol are given Mighty Pup powers after a mysterious meteor lands in Adventure Bay. When Mayor Humdinger and his nephew trap Ryder and steal the meteor to take over the city, the pups must work together and use their new powers–from Chase’s super speed to Marshall’s mighty heat, Rubble’s super strength and more–to race to the rescue and save the day. PAW Patrol: Mighty Pups is produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution and will be available on DVD on September 11 exclusively at Walmart for the suggested retail price of $17.99.

A car flips over on the highway and bursts into flames. A father hears devastating news about his unborn child. A teenage girl follows a friend to a dangerous party.

Then God happens.

If you have ever doubted the miraculous power of God, prepare to be astonished. Here, real people share true stories of modern-day miracles—moments of divine intervention when the hand of God was briefly and beautifully revealed. Edited by bestselling authors Angela Hunt and Bill Myers, the eight stories in When God Happens include first-hand accounts of medical healing, angelic visitation, and demonic possession.

As Hunt and Myers write, these testimonies “are a reminder that the God who reached down to touch those He loved in Bible days has not changed. He has not turned His back on us or left us to our own devices. As Scripture also states, ‘[He] is the same yesterday, today, and forever.’”

We pray these stories inspire you to look to God for the deepest needs in your life as you discover how He has worked in the lives of others just like you.

When a painful loss or life-shattering event upends your world, here is the first thing to know: there is nothing wrong with grief. “Grief is simply love in its most wild and painful form,” says Megan Devine. “It is a natural and sane response to loss.”

So, why does our culture treat grief like a disease to be cured as quickly as possible?

In It’s OK That You’re Not OK, Megan Devine offers a profound new approach to both the experience of grief and the way we try to help others who have endured tragedy. Having experienced grief from both sides—as both a therapist and as a woman who witnessed the accidental drowning of her beloved partner—Megan writes with deep insight about the unspoken truths of loss, love, and healing. She debunks the culturally prescribed goal of returning to a normal, “happy” life, replacing it with a far healthier middle path, one that invites us to build a life alongside grief rather than seeking to overcome it. In this compelling and heartful book, you’ll learn:

• Why well-meaning advice, therapy, and spiritual wisdom so often end up making it harder for people in grief
• How challenging the myths of grief—doing away with stages, timetables, and unrealistic ideals about how grief should unfold—allows us to accept grief as a mystery to be honored instead of a problem to solve
• Practical guidance for managing stress, improving sleep, and decreasing anxiety without trying to “fix” your pain
• How to help the people you love—with essays to teach us the best skills, checklists, and suggestions for supporting and comforting others through the grieving process

Many people who have suffered a loss feel judged, dismissed, and misunderstood by a culture that wants to “solve” grief. Megan writes, “Grief no more needs a solution than love needs a solution.” Through stories, research, life tips, and creative and mindfulness-based practices, she offers a unique guide through an experience we all must face—in our personal lives, in the lives of those we love, and in the wider world.

It’s OK That You’re Not OK is a book for grieving people, those who love them, and all those seeking to love themselves—and each other—better.

Every child needs a guardian angel–and the angels in these beautifully illustrated bedtime stories have come to earth to offer children compassion, kindness, and love. Each story is an exciting adventure in its own right, set in either a familiar modern-day environment or in the beloved fairy-tale world of princesses and giants. But these fables are also parables of difficulty overcome, and will comfort youngsters who may already have encountered sibling rivalry, peer pressure, or the challenges of a new stepfamily.