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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.

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.

 

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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.

July’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 July’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.

Inspired by the DIY culture of the maker movement, each Rusty Rivets adventure encourages preschoolers to use their creativity to solve problems. Produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, the Rusty Rivets DVD will include a never-before-released PAW Patrol episode, “Pups Save a Robo-Saurus” and will be available on DVD July 31, for the suggested retail price of $10.99.

Rusty Rivets contains the following episodes:
~Rusty’s Rex Rescue – When Liam and his stuffed dinosaur get trapped atop a tall stack of junk, Rusty and his team design a dino-mite rescue.
~Rusty’s Park ‘N Fly – When Mr. Higgins’ remote control plane won’t land, Rusty and his friends try different ways to get it down.
~Rusty’s Ski Trip Blip – A ski trip to Planner’s Peak comes to a halt after a sinkhole blocks Rusty and his friends path.
~Rusty’s Penguin Problem – On a hot day, Rusty gets a delivery of… penguins! He and his friends must figure out how to keep the penguins cool on the way back to the Animal Park.
~Ruby Rocks – Right before the Sparkton Hills Talent Show, Ruby gets stage fright so Rusty and the Bits band together to help her.
~Rusty’s Balloon Blast – After Liam hops into a giant helium balloon and floats away, Rusty and Ruby have to design a solution to bring him back down to earth.
~Rusty Dives In – After Ruby’s tablet sinks to the bottom of the lake, Rusty and the Bits work together to get it back.
~Rusty Marks the Spot – When Rusty finds a pirate map made by his great-great-granddad, the gang must combine and design the clues to find the treasure.
~BONUS EPISODE: PAW Patrol: Pups Save a Robo-Saurus -When a Robotic Dino named Earl comes to life, the pups must find him and bring him home.

Format: Animated, Color, Dubbed, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English
Dubbed: French, Spanish
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: Nickelodeon
DVD Release Date: July 31, 2018
Run Time: 97 minutes

Dive into adventures with your favorite underwater explorers, the Octonauts! Join brave Captain Barnacles, daredevil ex-pirate Kwazii, and medic Peso Penguin, along with 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 exciting DVD, join the Octonauts aboard the Octopod as they come face to face with a trio of pesky Cookie cutter Sharks, look after an injured Lemon Shark and stop a White tip Shark who is chasing the Gup-A!

Unknown to the world, Thomas Edison built a secret lab where he invented a virtual version of himself and a steampunk robot named Von Bolt. Years later, Angie, a twelve-year-old science prodigy, discovers the lab. Join Angie and friends as they learn and explore a variety of science topics from a shark s sense of smell to plants and pollinator s roles to radioactive decay to DNA and more! While visiting one of Kent s relatives, the kids come up with a great idea for attracting more tourists to his restaurant – the only catch is that it also attracts a very big shark with very big teeth! What will the Secret Lab Kids do? Guided by fun-loving Edison, Angie and friends will show just how fun science can be!”

In a small shop, Benji sees a beautiful kite. It’s huge and it’s bright orange. But the kite is also very expensive. Benji takes on all kind of jobs to earn the money to buy the kite . . . Then finally, the day comes he can fly it!

An inspiring picture book about ambition, perseverance, and kite-flying. For aviators ages 4 and up.

June’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 June’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.

Inspired by the world of PLAYMOBIL® toys, set out on a series of adventures with the Super 4 as they travel through the wider PLAYMOBIL® universes.

Join Ruby and friends as they embark on 7 fun-filled pirate adventures! First, understand how Ruby came to be the amazing pirate she is. A wicker basket washes up on the shore of Gunpowder Island holding a little baby. Surprise, it’s a girl! When Ruby is old enough to jump on ship to join in on a pirate raid, little Ruby sits on the sidelines and watches it all. To prove she is a real pirate, Ruby must set out to obtain a mythical treasure. Will she find it and become a true pirate? Find out in Meet Ruby!

Nickelodeon’s beloved preschool characters are heading onto DVD for a collection of outdoor adventures in Nickelodeon Favorites: Great Summer Campout!, available June 12. Filled with episodes from popular preschool series Bubble Guppies, Shimmer and Shine, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Sunny Day and Nella the Princess Knight, fans can join their favorite friends for sleepovers, camping, summer celebrations and more. Produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Nickelodeon Favorites: Great Summer Campout! will be available on DVD June 12.

Nickelodeon Favorites: Great Summer Campout! contains the following episodes:

  • Bubble Guppies: The Summer Camp Games! – The Guppies celebrate summer with fun-filled outdoor activities and Gil must use his camping skills to rescue Bubble Puppy during the Summer Camp Games.
  • Shimmer and Shine: Treehouse Retreat – Zeta’s relaxing night at a treehouse is disrupted when the girls also show up.
  • Blaze and the Monster Machines: Truck Rangers -Blaze and his friends join a scouting club where trucks earn badges for their accomplishments.
  • Sunny Day: Wild Styled – When Blair gets lost on a camping trip, Sunny and Rox must use their styling tools and skills in unconventional ways to save her.
  • Nella the Princess Knight: Dueling Sleepovers – Nella and Trinket accidentally agree to attend both Garrett and Minatori’s sleepovers on the same night.Nickelodeon Favorites: Great Summer Campout! fast facts:
    Street Date: June 12, 2018
    Catalog: 59196608000 (US); 59196610000 (CAN)
    Running Time: 91 minutes
    Audio: English 5.1, French Stereo and Spanish Stereo Dolby Digital

Nickelodeon’s brave princess knight Nella, is riding onto DVD for the second time with the release of Nella the Princess Knight: Royal Quests. Available July 3, 2018, this eight-episode collection follows Nella and her friends as they embark on daring quests to save her kingdom. From tracking down the rare Bafflin, to teaching a dragon the true meaning of friendship, there’s no adventure too daunting for the heroic, Nella the Princess Knight.

Nella the Princess Knight: Royal Quests is produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution and will be available on DVD July 3, nationwide in Canada and exclusively at Target in the US for the suggested retail price of $12.99.

Nella the Princess Knight: Royal Quests contains the following episodes:
*Sir Coach’s Knightly Trading Card
*A Knight’s Tale
*In Hot Watermelon
*IHooves Got Talent?
*The Dragon Bully
*Royalicious Plumberry
*Three’s a Crowd
*More Than Meets the Eye

Enjoy the complete season of ABC Monsters! Embark on one phonics adventure after another while learning each letter of the alphabet in this complete set! Twenty six cuddly ABC Monsters live within the walls of Capital Castle. Each monster represents a letter of the alphabet but should any of the monsters go missing for longer than a day, all the letters will be wiped out from every book in Capital Town! So it’s very important to make sure that all the ABC Monsters are safely back in Alphabet Gardens before the sun goes down. However, this isn’t as easy as it sounds. The ABC Monsters are naturally curious creatures and often wander off from Alphabet Gardens to try and find new and fun items, inevitably getting themselves lost in the process. When Alice, Brian and Cherry Berry set out to find the ABC Monsters, they learn to spell multiple items that start with that ABC Monsters letter as well as play other phonics games and sing songs! Get set for a spellbinding series of magical adventures that engages the imagination all while making learning the alphabet exciting and entertaining!

In The Planet of the Rose, the Little Prince believes he has succeeded in getting rid of the Snake once and for all after a deadly battle. He can now finally find the Rose’s planet for his dear Rose. With the help of some friends like the Geographer and new friends like Louis, the Little Prince and Rose must leave B612 for good in order to find the Planet of the Rose.

Alex & Me (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
When 14 year old Reagan fails to make the local soccer club and is humiliated by her rival, she gets bonked on the head in front of her Alex Morgan poster, her idol. Alex Morgan then comes into Reagan’s life and trains her to be the best she can be, with the caveat that Reagan is the only one who can see Alex.

Actors: Alex Morgan, Siena Agudong
Directors: Eric Champnella
Writers: Eric Champnella
Producers: Todd Williams, Mike Karz, William Bindley
Format: NTSC
Region: Region A/1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: WarnerBrothers
DVD Release Date: June 19, 2018

Looking for Splasher gives children an insight into Tasmania’s natural habitat with its peculiar and diverse animals. It is both educational and engaging.

Paperback: 24 pages
Publisher: Trafford Publishing (March 9, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1490781161
ISBN-13: 978-1490781167
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 11 inches

So begins the turbulent ride of one parent’s decision, crafted in despair and desperation, to abandon traditional interventions for her autistic son in favor of a “hands on” approach of repeatedly exposing her son to real-world settings. Autism Uncensored is an unrestricted portal into the mind of someone who had no intention of sacrificing her career or life for Autism, unaware of the many ways it would irreversibly redefine both. As she clarifies at the outset, “this is not the story of a miraculous breakthrough or recovery,” Zack is still very much autistic and always will be. It is instead the true, real-time account of her decision to allow Zack to indulge in the very behaviors that formal therapies sought to extinguish, to disclose Zack’s diagnosis in public settings, and to repeatedly expose him to real-world situations and override his tantrums regardless of public ridicule or scorn.

Autism Uncensored goes where no other book dares–revealing the private disgrace and self-blame about having a “defective” child; the near disintegration of marriage; the failure of the traditional behavioral interventions; and the mercenary way in which service providers prey on parents’ desperation for a cure. It is a personal manifesto about how a socially integrated life is attainable regardless of whether a child overcomes the major limitations of Autism, sparking a new conversation which goes beyond simply accepting persons with Autism for who they are, but considers pushing them beyond their comfort zones to learn who they are capable of becoming. An unstoppable ride with jolting twists and turns, Autism Uncensored will leave you exhilarated, informed and still gasping for air.

Paperback: 340 pages
Publisher: Koehler Books (April 15, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1633934136
ISBN-13: 978-1633934139

April’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 April’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.

PAW Patrol: Summer Rescues contains the following episodes:

  • Pups Save the Fireworks – Ryder and Marshall track down the missing Adventure Bay Day fireworks, while Chase and Skye round up the piglets that were delivered by mistake.
  • Pups Save the Carnival – Cornelius the pig is causing chaos at the carnival and all of the prizes have vanished too. It’s up to the PAW Patrol to rescue the missing piggy and prizes.
  • Pups Save a Ferris Wheel – The PAW Patrol have a “wheel” problem on their hands when Mayor Humdinger tries to steal Adventure Bay’s new Ferris Wheel.
  • Pups Save a Camping Trip – A cool camping trip turns into a risky rescue when the pups work together to save Chickaletta from a ravine.
  • Pups Save Dude Ranch Danny – Chase and Skye search for Daring Danny X after he takes his horse on a wild off-trail ride through the desert.
  • Pups Save the Chili Cook-Off – Rocky and Rubble must work together to fix Mr. Porter’s stove after it explodes at the big Chili Cook-Off.
  • Pups Save a Sleepover – When Farmer Al’s animals go missing during a sleepover, it’s up to the PAW Patrol to rescue them before a big storm arrives.
  • Pups Save a Windsurfing Pig – When Farmer Al’s pig Cornelius goes windsurfing, the PAW Patrol must set sail to bring him back to shore.
PAW Patrol: Summer Rescues fast facts:
Street Date: May 1, 2018
Catalog: 59194942000 (US)
Running Time: 97 Minutes
Audio: English 5.1 and Spanish Stereo Dolby Digital
S.R.P.: $10.99

Looking for a way to organize all your meals for a week? With The Budget-Conscious Diabetes Meal Planner, weeknight meals will be quick and easy. It is a plan for one-stop shopping with recipes for the week to create great dinners your whole family will love.

Using this book, you can shop and organize the food over the weekend so that assembling the ingredients and just a little cooking will get a meal on the table in minutes throughout the week and more robust ingredients later in the week. They will also include money saving tips.Sections include: How to buy with a shopping list for each week. It will list foods by market department. Supermarkets are so big today that remembering something from the produce department when you’re in the meat section is time consuming and annoying. The book will include a list of staple foods to keep in your pantry. This will make shopping times shorter and allow to use the freshest ingredients. There will be a chapter on How to store your items, once you get them home. Tips will be given on what to freeze and what to keep in the refrigerator for the week. Next, there will be a detailed section on how to prepare your meals. Complete recipes with nutritional analysis will be given for each day of the week. And finally, the book will list complete recipes, shopping lists, helpful hints and meal countdowns for each weekday, and Sunday meals for a month, plus, the projected costs of each meal.

Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: American Diabetes Association (January 1, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1580406769
ISBN-13: 978-1580406765

Finally there is a scientifically proven way to shed stubborn pounds and keep them off, especially if you are struggling with excess weight around the mid-section. The secret to beating the bloat and enjoying lasting weight loss is a healthy gut. A healthy gut―fueled by superfoods, anti-inflammatory fats, and prebiotic and probiotic foods―can balance your appetite, reduce cravings, regulate blood sugar, fight inflammation, and fuel your body with key nutrients for optimal health. Award-winning dietitian Manuel Villacorta takes the guesswork out of gut health with his proven plan that sheds pounds, burns belly fat, and makes you feel years younger.

Knowing that variety is the key to his clients’ success, Villacorta organized the meal plans according to seasons so you can enjoy different tastes and textures and the food is always accessible, fresh, and inexpensive. For example, in the spring and summer, enjoy refreshing smoothies, gazpachos, and salads including Fig Jicama Salad, Beef Bone Soup, a Chocolate Smoothie Bowl, and California Avocado Gazpacho. In the fall and winter, enjoy heartier soups and warm power bowls, including Pumpkin Pie Smoothie, Sweet Potato Bean Bowl, Cannellini Sausage Bowl, and Cauliflower Walnut Soup.

Flat Belly 365 provides an initial “reboot”, a 7-day kickstart plan to rev your body into optimal fat-burning, whether you are starting anew after a holiday or if your skinny jeans are a bit too snug. After completing the first week reboot, you can continue with a modified plan, mixing and matching your favorite recipes. After the first week, clients report up to six pounds of weight loss, an average of 1.5 inches lost from their waists, better sleep, and renewed levels of energy.

With Flat Belly 365 Book, you can enjoy your meals and still rock your skinny jeans.

March’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 March’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.

“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. ”

Actors: Ky Baldwin
Directors: Jo Boag
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: NCircle Entertainment
DVD Release Date: March 6, 2018
Run Time: 30 minutes

“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!”

Actors: Jules de Jongh
Directors: Ruth Ducker
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: NCircle Entertainment
DVD Release Date: March 6, 2018
Run Time: 60 minutes

Based on Bruce Coville’s best-selling book series, this suspenseful family comedy follows the adventures of sixth-grader Rod Allbright and the extraterrestrial lawmen known as the Galactic Patrol. When a tiny spaceship flies through his window and lands on his science project, Rod and his cousin Elspeth meet a group of friendly aliens, including Phil, a talking plant (voiced by William Shatner). The earthlings quickly join the aliens’ adventurous mission to help defeat an evil alien criminal. After discovering the evil alien is disguised as a human – someone he knows all too well – Rod and Elspeth race to save the world from total planetary disaster.

Special features:
Includes a digital copy of Aliens Ate My Homework (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes (.)com for details.)
Not of This World: Creating Alien Life Forms
Aliens Ate My Homework: From Page to Screen
On the Set with Bruce Coville
The Galactic Patrol Wants You!

Actors: William Shatner, Jayden Greig, Lauren McNamara, Kirsten Robek, Dan Payne
Directors: Sean McNamara
Writers: Judith Reeves-Stevens, Garfield Reeves-Stevens
Producers: Roger Lay Jr., Eric Carnagey
Format: Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: French, Spanish
Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG Parental Guidance Suggested
Studio: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: March 6, 2018
Run Time: 90 minutes

From celebrated author Janette Oke (The Love Comes Softly series) comes a rigorous and romantic adventure as epic as the wide frontier. Erin Krakow (Army Wives), Daniel Lissing (Eye Candy), Jack Wagner (Melrose Place) and Lori Loughlin (Full House, 90210) star in When Calls The Heart, a beautiful story filled with “many of the values we all hold precious such as love, family, friendship, community, faith and caring about one another”, (Military Press)!

The citizens of Hope Valley find the true meaning of the holiday season with a Wishing Tree that helps everyone’s dreams come true. As Abigail, Bill, and the rest of Hope Valley work together to create a special Christmas parade to warm the town’s collective hearts and bring everyone closer together, Elizabeth longs only for the return of her beloved Jack.

Actors: Daniel Lissing, Erin Krakow
Directors: Neill Fearnley
Format: Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: Unrated Not Rated
Studio: Shout! Factory
DVD Release Date: March 20, 2018
Run Time: 84 minutes

Welcome Little One is designed to help parents capture the special moments before, during, and after the birth of their new child. The ideal gift for the new parents-to-be, this beautiful book includes removable stickers for each monthly milestone, ensuring that every moment of baby’s first year is celebrated with love. Bursting with color illustrations, heartwarming poems and sayings, and plenty of opportunities to personalize each page with your own memories, this special book introduces the new baby to a world of beauty, promise, and hope–and is sure to be treasured for years to come.

Hardcover: 152 pages
Publisher: National Geographic (February 6, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1426218958
ISBN-13: 978-1426218958
Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 0.8 x 10.2 inches

Leo remembers the first time he met Sophie. When Leo first approached her, she was so focused on the book in front of her that she didn’t even notice him. Now, as Leo grows closer to Sophie, he begins to appreciate this aspect of his friend’s personality. Sophie possesses a sense of pride and determination that can take her far in life, but the actions of a conniving adult may ruin everything.

Sophie is hiding a secret. She and her mother are illegal immigrants from Syria. Sophie learned the American ideals of independence and perseverance from her wise grandfather, and she is determined to find a way for her family to stay legally. She and Leo start a business together to raise money so Sophie can hire an immigration lawyer. But can one thirteen-year-old girl really keep her family safe?

When Ingrid Sanders, a local politician who knows about Sophie’s secret, begins using the girl for her own ends, Sophie is faced with an enormously difficult decision. Should she go along with Ingrid’s schemes, or should she stand up for what she believes in? The decision will have a major impact on Sophie, her mother, and Leo himself!

Paperback: 216 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 9, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 197784555X
ISBN-13: 978-1977845559
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches

Siblings Mitch, Tony, and Jovi discover that mysterious creatures called Grezniks are close to achieving their mission: blowing up Earth and shattering Life to bits. Over the centuries, Grezniks have nearly succeeded many times. But each time, their efforts have been foiled by Tukors and their allies. Now, Grezniks are closer than ever before, and no one knows if any Tukors are left in the world to stop them.

The Tukor’s Journey is an epic action adventure. Chock-full of faraway lands. Volcanoes. Mountains. Tundra. Tropical forests. Raging rivers. Steamy geysers. Farms. Big cities. Tractors flying at the speed of sound. Blue stones that defy the laws of physics. And lots of real life creatures. And Grezniks. Vicious. Deadly. Unfathomable strength and speed. Seeping through the world unseen–slippery, crawly, swift. Soon they’ll be ready to blow up Earth into tiny pieces. Three kids are unexpectedly invited to help defeat the Grezniks, but will they have the courage to join the battle?

January – December 2018 Planning Features:
Daily & Weekly Planner (2 pages per week)
Monthly Goals Planner (2 pages per month)
Calendar (2 pages per month)
Goals & Projects Planner (+10 sections)
Yearly Goals Calendar (2 page macro view)
Notes Journal (blank pages)
Areas of Focus Ideas Journal

Premium Binding and Materials:
Luxurious Hardcover with Premium Monthly Tabs
Seasonally Themed Full Color Planner Pages
2x Pages with 277+ Colorful Planner Stickers
Premium Spiral Binding That Lays Flat
Sturdy Back Pocket for Loose Papers
Silksoft Ribbon Bookmark

How can this Planner help transform your life?
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Create a Vision by Setting Yearly Goals
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Who will most benefit from a Tools 4 Wisdom planner? – Women / men with big goals and plans, including…
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Happy brides 2 be for wedding planning
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February’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 February’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.

Enjoy volume 1 of the second season of The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! in this 2-disc set! 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, Kids will learn the answers to questions like what causes day to change into night, why do we sneeze, and what makes our heart beat. And the discoveries don’t end there! We learn about why animals ears come in many shapes and sizes, how different animals carry their babies, who are the fastest creatures in the world and why male crickets chirp, what feathers are used for and so much more! So let’s go, go, go on an adventure with The Cat in the Hat today!

Big trouble is on the horizon when Twilight Sparkle is given only two coveted tickets to the most anticipated event in town! How will she decide which of her best friends gets to go with her? Discover the answer, and see four more amazing pony tales, as Twilight Sparkle, Spike, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Rarity and Fluttershy help usher Springtime into Equestria!

The Happy Helpers are on their way! When their friends need help, these two BFFs are at the ready! As the Happy Helpers from Mickey and the Roadster Racers, Minnie and Daisy can complete any task at hand, whether they are babysitters, personal assistants, or cruise ship directors leading the Valentine’s Day dance contest! Every day is an exciting new adventure and you can always count on the Happy Helpers to show up with happy hearts and helping hands!

Episodes:
The Happiest Helpers Cruise!
The Big Broadcast
Adventures in Buddysitting!
Lights! Camera! Help!
Grandpa Beagle’s Day Out
Artful Helpers
Cuckoo La-La
Figaro’s New Friend

Wilson the Pug, everyone’s favorite canine Taoist, has fallen in love. His soul mate, Hedy, with her wrinkly skin and floppy ears, is a real looker. But the lovable dog Wilson thinks is a fellow pug is actually a mastiff puppy, and in no time at all the difference between the two dogs become comically obvious. After trying with little success to appear more like a big dog (by lifting weights, practicing his bark, and trying to smooth out his signature pug wrinkles), Wilson is heartbroken. Things look bleak for the star-crossed lovers, but once again, the wisdom of the Tao comes shining through: “The Master acts on what he feels and not what he sees.” Wilson and Hedy couldn’t appear more different, but as we all know, it’s what’s inside that really counts.

Peep says it’s time for Egg to start using the potty. But Egg does not want to use the potty―and no amount of lemonade-drinking, running water, or toilet-paper tutus can change that! When things start to get a little uncomfortable, Egg realizes that when nature calls, sometimes you can’t say no. Peep and Egg: I’m Not Using the Potty is the fourth book in the Peep and Egg series, and will be relatable to parents and children alike.

Age Range: 2 – 6 years
Series: Peep and Egg
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (February 13, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0374303282
ISBN-13: 978-0374303280

Dogs make good pillows, don’t they?

A clever pup ends up in a cozy home, and she’ll do anything to stay there. She impersonates everything the lonely homeowner needs–a pillow, a footstool, a jacket. But in the end, being herself works best. Laura Gehl’s spare, humorous text and New Yorker cartoonist Christopher Weyant’s expressive characters will leave young readers giggling and begging for more.

Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 3
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers (January 16, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0425288242
ISBN-13: 978-0425288245
Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 0.3 x 10.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 15 ounces

What a birthday girl wants more than anything from her Abuela are tickets to the amusement park. Instead she gets a chicken. But this chicken is no ordinary chicken; it has plans! With a lot of hard work, and help from lots of other animals, this chicken may just end up building the girl the best birthday gift ever!

Age Range: 5 – 6 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 2
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books (March 1, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1512431303
ISBN-13: 978-1512431308

The littlest acorn wants to grow big and strong. As a sapling, she notices tall pines and colorful maples nearby. In comparing herself to them, her self-esteem withers, and she loses her zest for life. It takes a little bird building a nest to show the little oak tree the true value of her shape, color, size and spirit.

This engaging book teaches early grade school children to appreciate their natural gifts, especially at critical stages of socialization. It can be used by parents, teachers, librarians and anyone else who wants to inspire children to overcome the urge to compare themselves to others in order to determine their worth and value.

Ultimately, it shows children the path to true contentment – discovering their unique gifts (what’s in their acorn), developing them and then sharing them with the world.

Paperback
Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc. (September 27, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1640796193
ISBN-13: 978-1640796195

 

December’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2017

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 2017 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.

Sean Weathers is a hotshot dirt track racer with a thriving career, adoring fans, and a loving daughter. Jack Reed is a successful businessman working to reconnect with his estranged son. When a single mistake results in tragedy, it leads the paths of these two men to cross, and an unexpected bond forms between them. Together, they must work through the painful journey toward healing. But as secrets are brought to light that threaten to destroy all hope, can they put their faith in God and discover a way toward redemption? Experience this story about the power of faith, love, and the true freedom of forgiveness.

Special features
* Outtakes
* The Heart of Champion
* Action at the Dirt Track
* Music Videos
* Theatrical Trailer

Actors: Andrew Cheney, Gary Graham, Robert Amaya, Isaiah Stratton, Cameron Arnett
Directors: Judd Brannon
Writers: Missy Reedy, Sarah Inabnit
Producers: Judd Brannon, Steve Hyland
Format: Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: French, Spanish
Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG Parental Guidance Suggested
Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: November 7, 2017
Run Time: 117 minutes

Discover the web-footed world of P. King Duckling!

Spend some time in Hilly Hole with your favorite day-seizing duck … P. King Duckling! Along with his two best friends (Chumpkins, the tech-savvy pig, and smart, sensible Wombat) P. King travels the globe in search of excitement and fun … even if they do ruffle a few feathers along the way!

Brought to you by the award winning Josh Selig (Sesame Street, Wonder Pets!) P. King Duckling encourages creative thinking and problem-solving skills in children with his funny, family-friendly adventures. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to get quacking: hop in the Hilly-copter and join the fun!

Actors: Benjie Randall
Directors: Various
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Shout! Factory
DVD Release Date: December 12, 2017
Run Time: 132 minutes

Your hair is your best accessory. Learn how to dress it up with these creative, exciting styles!

• Looped Accent Braid
• Pull-Through Ponytail
• Corset Braid
• Four-Strand Braid
• Mixed Crown Braid
• Uneven Center Braid
• And more!

Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Ulysses Press (November 6, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1612437281
ISBN-13: 978-1612437286
Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.2 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces

Learn about the history of the world, stickering this inventive new format as you learn!

Sticky History of the World includes a large-format, eight-page sticker booklet and an intricately illustrated, eight-panel fold-out card carousel.

Each of the panels of the carousel is based upon an era of the history of the world, from the Big Bang and the age of the dinosaurs, via the Romans and the Egyptians, right up to the modern age, and even into the future. Use the stickers to decorate the panels and to create your own incredible picture of the world!

Age Range: 6 – 9 years
Grade Level: 1 – 4
Series: Magma for Laurence King
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing; Csm Stk edition (August 29, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1786270374
ISBN-13: 978-1786270375
Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 0.4 x 13 inches
Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces

Learn to count to ten with Little Mouse! This cute board book features a large lift-flap on every page, making learning to count easy and fun! With stylish retro-modern illustrations this is the perfect introduction to counting for young children.

Age Range: 5 – 6 years
Grade Level: Preschool – Kindergarten
Series: Learn with Little Mouse
Hardcover: 16 pages
Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions; Ina Ltf edition (August 3, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1786030365
ISBN-13: 978-1786030368
Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.8 x 7 inches
Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces

Learn your opposites with Little Mouse! This cute board book features a large lift-flap on every page, making learning about opposites easy and fun! With stylish retro-modern illustrations this is the perfect introduction to opposites for young children.

Age Range: 5 – 6 years
Grade Level: Preschool and up
Series: Learn with Little Mouse
Hardcover: 16 pages
Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions; Ltf Brdbk edition (August 3, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1786030381
ISBN-13: 978-1786030382
Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.8 x 7 inches
Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces

King Jasper can order his wizard to conjure up anything at all: dragons, robots, superheroes, even rainbow-colored kittens―which leads to a magical mess only he can clean up.

A hilarious, modern fairy tale, The King of Too Many Things will keep readers guessing with the turn of every page, while showing how always wanting more can ultimately lead to less happiness.

Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: 1 – 2
Lexile Measure: 520 (What’s this?)
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Rodale Kids (September 5, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 162336874X
ISBN-13: 978-1623368746
Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 0.4 x 10.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 13.8 ounces

ACTIVATE your thinking muscles. It’s too easy just to turn on the TV and let the images of the day wash over us, leaving brain cells unchallenged and a bit sad. Keep your brain happy with this mind stretching collection of puzzles. Crosswords, word searches, trivia, logic and numerical games—these teasers are all designed to inspire and stimulate the mind. So turn off the dreaded box and turn to Mind Stretchers—you’ll be entertained, learn new things, wake up your brain and it’s definitely more fun than watching the news.

Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Reader’s Digest; Csm edition (August 1, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1621453510
ISBN-13: 978-1621453512
Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 1.1 x 10.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

ACTIVATE your thinking muscles. It’s too easy just to turn on the TV and let the images of the day wash over us, leaving brain cells unchallenged and a bit sad. Keep your brain happy with this mind stretching collection of puzzles. Crosswords, word searches, trivia, logic and numerical games—these teasers are all designed to inspire and stimulate the mind. So turn off the dreaded box and turn to Mind Stretchers—you’ll be entertained, learn new things, wake up your brain and it’s definitely more fun than watching the news.

Spiral-bound: 192 pages
Publisher: Reader’s Digest; Act Csm Sp edition (November 7, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 162145374X
ISBN-13: 978-1621453741
Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 0.8 x 10.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

Veronica and the Volcano by Geoffrey Cook is an exciting adventure story for grades 3 – 5 about a brave, curious young girl named Veronica, who lives on the side of a volcano. Eruptions are a part of life, as she watches from the protective shields of her home or from her family’s well-equipped Lava Car.

When Veronica leaves on a quest to find rare white volcano pearls on the far side of Mount Mystery, she leads her father, her best friend Maddy, and her friend’s dad, the blustering Captain John, into a series of incredible adventures. But when the colossal volcano erupts, fears wins an election, and Veronica must square off against a fear-mongering villain: the Man-in-White.

Cook’s story blends science with science fiction, straddling the world of the believable and fantastical and combining the latest earth science with incredible action. While writing, Cook extensively researched volcanoes, even visiting one. The most important volcanoes in the book are all based on real-world volcanoes like Krakatoa, Crater Lake, Mt. Pelee, and Tambora.

In Veronica and the Volcano kids will root for Veronica every step of the way, and while they are cheering her on, they’ll learn as well. Complementing STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) curriculum, the book is filled with educational elements about volcanoes, geysers, caves, and the wonders of physics. A glossary in the back provides an at-a-glance list of the facts in the book.

Artist Gabrielle Shamsey lavishly illustrated the book with many dozens of wonder-filled and vivid images of volcanoes, caves, eruptions, and more.

Veronica and the Volcano is perfect for volcano lovers of all ages.

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Violet Moon, LLC (June 7, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0692894489
ISBN-13: 978-0692894484
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches

The true story of nineteen-year-old Jordana Lebowitz’s time at the trial of Oskar Groening, known as the bookkeeper of Auschwitz, a man charged with being complicit in the death of more than 300,000 Jews. A granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, Jordana attended the trail. She realized that by witnessing history she gained the knowledge and legitimacy to be able to stand in the footsteps of the survivors.

Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Second Story Press (September 12, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1772600407
ISBN-13: 978-1772600407
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounce

Pizza With Jesus (No Black Olives) chronicles one couple’s faith journey through the cumulative effects of compound losses, suffering and grief. One found his reward. The other found her way back to God. Their journey is a lesson in obedience, patience and trust in the Lord. It spans all types of loss and grief, not only grief in response to death. It is a testimony to the gentle promise that only faith in a loving God offers. It is a story of hope, renewed faith and redemption.

Loss and grief are universal. Our responses to them are as unique as a fingerprint. Pizza With Jesus is a faith journey – a story of renewed hope, redemption and finding the way back to God who waits patiently for us to come to Him and to trust in Him. Sometimes it is only through profound suffering that we finally rest and place our complete trust in Him. When we come through on the other side of our suffering and grief and realize that God was beside us through it all, our hope and our faith in Him are hardened beyond all fracture – even when we feel lost and doubtful along the way.

Pizza With Jesus is a very deep and personal experience with grief and its cumulative effects. It delivers a message of hope that there is life on the other side of grief, no matter how dark and lonesome it feels along the way. It offers a lantern and a lifeline through pain and grief back to our loving Father’s side – where we belong and where we ultimately hope to be

Paperback
Publisher: Pamela Jean Frick (November 1, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0692941207
ISBN-13: 978-0692941201
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds

Dirty Vegan lets you prepare delicious vegan cuisine that anyone and everyone can enjoy, and showcases the sheer variety of amazing recipes you can create, all while remaining vegan. For too long, the vegan lifestyle has been seen as limiting–a laundry list of all the things vegans can’t or shouldn’t have.

Providing healthy, vegan alternatives to the sorts of delicious comfort foods that everyone craves, Dirty Vegan makes it easier than ever to live the vegan lifestyle, featuring delicious recipes that use common ingredients available in any grocery store.

Dirty Vegan features over 100 rich, indulgent recipes that are sure to delight, including: Vegan Ravioli Dippers, Avocado and “Bacon” Cheesy Cheddar Bread Ring, S’mores Pancakes, “Steak” Tips and Sweet Potatoes, Italian Wedding Soup, Vegan Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Blossoms and many more.

With simple, delicious recipes, Dirty Vegan is not just for vegans, but is perfect for anyone who wants to prepare nutritious dishes using minimal equipment and processing.

Self-styled as “vegan junk food”–healthy vegan food that doesn’t skimp on taste–Dirty Vegan is a celebration of all the amazing tastes and dishes available to those on vegan diets.

Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press (November 15, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1578267129
ISBN-13: 978-1578267125
Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 9.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 15.4 ounces

In our fast-paced world consisting of ever-changing technology and evolving social norms, parents are finding the traditional challenges of raising well-adjusted, self-confident and socially responsible children ever more difficult. As parents, we struggle with when to grant certain permissions and when to have difficult conversations. We often avoid such decisions, waiting until an external event forces the conversation or too many kids at school have been granted the same permission. To meet these challenges, parents need a framework that can adjust to the development needs of each child, the values of each community and the means of each family. The Birthday Rules provides that framework.

The Birthday Rules provides a fun and flexible framework of an annual review process combined with a structure for increasing permissions, responsibilities and conversations. We suggest using a child’s birthday as not only a time to celebrate, but also as an excellent opportunity to have important conversations, grant desired permissions and explain the responsibilities that go along with those permissions.

The Birthday Rules offers a structure to help with one of the most important tasks parents have—creating a safe environment to communicate and demonstrate unconditional love.

Hardcover: 64 pages
Publisher: Post Hill Press (May 30, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1682612449
ISBN-13: 978-1682612446
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 6 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces

New grad student Katie Russell hears a violent struggle in a student’s apartment above her own. Upstairs, she discovers Ava’s naked and unconscious body lying on her bed. After a young man threatens Katie and runs away, she takes Ava to a hospital for an invasive sexual assault exam. Ava’s inexplicable refusal to file a complaint forces Katie to testify in a university hearing, one that results in meaningless sanctions. Outraged, Katie teams with a stalwart retired police detective in a perilous attempt to seek justice and takes a clandestine job within the police department. As she searches for another victim, one willing to testify in court, she confronts issues of Title IX, rape culture, criminal law, and a university administration that prefers sexual assault to remain secret. In the book’s urgent climax, Katie is drawn into the case on a personal level, with more than justice on the line.

Paperback: 323 pages
Publisher: Overlake Media; 1 edition (October 1, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0692908889
ISBN-13: 978-0692908884
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

It started as a request from Bill Franks’ financial advisor to create a “Statement of Values” letter that he could share with his then-young children. If something happened and he wasn’t around to raise them, what were some of the core values he would like to impart on them once they were old enough to understand?

As Bill began laying out his thoughts, he realized that he had a lot more to say than would fit in a letter. He also realized that many other families might benefit from the same advice he was providing. What started as life lessons he wanted to share just with his children, quickly became an opportunity for other families to discuss and learn together. Written not from the perspective of an expert, but from that of a father giving guidance to his own teens, the book comes at the issues from a different perspective than many others.

This guidebook, written with teens as the intended audience, presents a great foundation for adults to think about and be intentional about sharing their own ethics and principles. With clear examples, timely teen issues, and ‘taking action’ elements with each chapter, it provides many opportunities for parents to begin or continue important conversations with their children. In chapters where parents disagree with Bill’s view, the book still provides a starting point to explain to their children how their views differ.

Paperback
Publisher: Fields Pond Publishing, LLC (September 25, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0998886106
ISBN-13: 978-0998886107
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces

Laid-back Mateo Marino doesn’t brood about the past or worry about the future. Instead, he lives in the present moment, driving his high-achieving parents crazy. Mateo feels unseen and unappreciated, especially compared to his younger brother, Alex, who is perfect in their eyes. But everything changes when Mateo disappears through a mysterious crack in his bedroom ceiling and finds himself on a planet called Urth, 64,000 light years away. Why was he drawn there? He doesn’t know, but a series of mind-blowing adventures follow, leading him deeper into the mystery and farther from home, where his desperate parents think he’s been abducted and an innocent man is charged with the crime. With the help of an “uppy” named Ideth, Mateo learns that he has an amazing gift called Presence that his parents have overlooked in their zeal to cure his “laziness.” But his gift has a dark side, too, that he discovers all too well when a terrible tragedy threatens to annihilate the very Urthling girl he befriends and feels duty bound to protect. On the surface, Mateo and the Gift of Presence is a lighthearted science fiction adventure story that takes its readers on a romp across the galaxy to a planet with two moons and enormous tides, inhabited by lavender humanoids adapted for life by the sea. But the undercurrent is one of discovery and redemption, where a ten-year old boy, through an unexpected journey, finds a way to escape his parent’s stifling shadow and emerge into a future of his own choosing.

Age Range: 9 – 12 years
Grade Level: 4 – 7
Series: Tales by Moons-Light Series
Paperback: 220 pages
Publisher: Spinning Wheel Press (September 25, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0997853204
ISBN-13: 978-0997853209
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 11 ounces

Another in the successful Treebob Series. The enchanted forest comes alive with new, loud, awful sounds. The two wicked witches are up to their tricks as they cut down trees in The Treebobs forest home. Why are they doing this? How can they be stopped before they destroy everything? The Treebobs and the magical fairies team up … with quite dizzying results. Includes activity pages to extend the learning for children at home and in the classroom

Age Range: 3 – 8 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 3
Series: Treebobs (Book 1)
Paperback
Publisher: Tales 4 All Limited (October 16, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0995597103
ISBN-13: 978-0995597105
Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.1 x 10 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces

Are you parenting by the seat of your pants? Discover a new mindset to embrace the joy and madness of motherhood. Are your kids driving you crazy? Do you worry that despite your best efforts you still aren’t doing enough? As a mother of two with a special-needs son, author Kathy Chlan knows what you’re going through. With her popular blog, Unfiltered Mom, Chlan has helped countless parents navigate the chaos of raising kids. And now she’s here to help you! Maternally Challenged: How My Special Needs Son Taught Me To Sack Up & Laugh! explores the day-to-day challenges of raising a special-needs child. Through heartwarming and hilarious personal accounts, you’ll find that you aren’t alone in dealing with family dysfunction. With Chlan’s guidance, you’ll learn methods to re-contextualize your troubles for a new outlook on parenthood and life. You may even start to laugh through the adversity. In Maternally Challenged, you’ll discover: – That you aren’t alone: all moms worry they don’t know what they’re doing – What steps you can take when life throws you a series of curveballs – How to stop dwelling on your mistakes and find time to appreciate the little victories – How to teach your special-needs child that using disability as a crutch is never an option – How to put terrible days and tantrums into greater perspective, and much, much more! This book is your laugh-out-loud guide to making sense of motherhood. If you like practical advice, using laughter as medicine, and personal stories from one mom’s journey, then you’ll love Kathy Chlan’s motivational resource. Buy Maternally Challenged today to start worrying less and laughing more!

Paperback: 108 pages
Publisher: Unfiltered Mom; 1 edition (April 24, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0998760900
ISBN-13: 978-0998760902
Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.2 x 8 inches
Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces

“Nothing can come of nothing.”
The comic in Shakespeare’s tragedies mockingly swings the far-seen end into full view of its characters, making true the words of the great author. Art imitates life in all its shades of the comic and the tragic―the colors of black, white and the twilight zone of gray.
But “having nothing, nothing can he lose,” says the Bard; go ahead and feel the flow and majesty of the great plays as you engage in the intricacies of the activities.

Paperback: 72 pages
Publisher: Offshoot; Act Clr Cs edition (September 1, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 938597677X
ISBN-13: 978-9385976773
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.3 x 8.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces

Pressure, deadlines, workload and race against time.Banging heads and lost in files, oh my god, I have lost all smiles―an alarming microscope of the oddities of life in the workplace fishbowl, the book works as a buffer for your daily rants and curses. Caustically funny illustrations make it the book your boss would never want you to lay your hands on. So, here is the chance to cope with office drama and fine tuneyour worries and frustrations with this awesome book of activities.

Series: Check-in Check-out
Paperback: 64 pages
Publisher: Offshoot; Clr Csm edition (March 7, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9386198401
ISBN-13: 978-9386198402
Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.3 x 9.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces

What better way to celebrate life’s big and small achievements than with cake? This love letter to a classic indulgence offers 60 divinely decadent recipes home bakers will want to make right away. Organized by flavor profile (banana, coconut, chocolate, caramel, spice, fruit) and level of difficulty, each chapter in this cookbook from baking master Jill O’Connor presents a wide range of sweet choices, from easy weeknight sheet cakes to showstoppers layered with frosting and ganache. With photos that will make readers want to reach out and swipe their fingers through the frosting, Cake: I Love You offers foolproof cake-making advice for beginning bakers and master mixers alike.

Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Chronicle Books (May 23, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1452153809
ISBN-13: 978-1452153803
Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 0.8 x 9.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 2 pounds

The world knows Candace Payne as “Chewbacca Mom,” the wife and mother of two from Dallas who captured the hearts of nearly 200 million people around the world with nothing but a toy Chewbacca mask, a smart phone, and infectious laughter.

Candace’s viral moment of simple joy became Facebook Live’s top video. But what the video doesn’t show is Candace’s storied journey of daunting obstacles on the way to the joy-filled life—extreme poverty, past trauma, and struggles with self-worth.

Laugh It Up! tells the rest of the story behind the woman in the mask. Like most of us, Candace has often felt overlooked, undervalued, and insignificant. But she has also discovered the secrets to unshakable joy that no circumstance can take away, and Laugh It Up! will help you discover and experience the same.

Join Candace to discover the gift God has given us all to experience life to the fullest. All you need to do is answer “yes” when joy, whom Candace personifies as a friend, calls you to come and play.

Do you feel tempted to give up on your dreams? Joy stays the course.
Do your knees knock when thinking about the future? Joy hopes for what can be.
Do you feel unseen and unnoticed? Joy is content whether backstage or center stage.
Do you feel crushed under the weight of regret? Joy loves you enough to weep with you, but also enough to help you move on.

When life punches you in the gut, it can be difficult to muster a smile—much less a laugh. But with humor and power, wit and wisdom, Candace lights the way forward to a life that is free indeed.

Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (November 7, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310350565
ISBN-13: 978-0310350569
Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.6 x 8.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces

This revolutionary book about our future is based on the simple idea that, according to the Bible, heaven is not our eternal home–the New Earth is. As Jesus says in the gospel of Matthew, the next chapter of our story begins with “the renewal of all things,” by which he means the earth we love in all its beauty, our own selves, and the things that make for a rich life: music, art, food, laughter and all that we hold dear. Everything shall be renewed “when the world is made new.”

More than anything else, how you envision your future shapes your current experience. If you knew that God was going to restore your life and everything you love any day; if you believed a great and glorious goodness was coming to you–not in a vague heaven but right here on this earth–you would have a hope to see you through anything, an anchor for your soul, “an unbreakable spiritual lifeline, reaching past all appearances right to the very presence of God” (Hebrews 6:19).

Most Christians (most people for that matter) fail to look forward to their future because their view of heaven is vague, religious, and frankly boring. Hope begins when we understand that for the believer nothing is lost. Heaven is not a life in the clouds; it is not endless harp-strumming or worship-singing. Rather, the life we long for, the paradise Adam and Eve knew, is precisely the life that is coming to us. And that life is coming soon.

Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (September 26, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0718037995
ISBN-13: 978-0718037994
Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.9 x 8.7 inches
Shipping Weight: 12 ounces

For American Claire Stewart, joining the French Resistance sounded as romantic as the storylines she hopes will one day grace the novels she wants to write. But when she finds herself stranded on English shores, with five French Jewish children she smuggled across the channel before Nazis stormed Paris, reality feels more akin to fear.

With nowhere to go, Claire throws herself on the mercy of an estranged aunt, begging Lady Miranda Langford to take the children into her magnificent estate. Heavily weighted with grief of her own, Miranda reluctantly agrees . . . if Claire will stay to help. Though desperate to return to France and the man she loves, Claire has few options. But her tumultuous upbringing―spent in the refuge of novels with fictional friends―has ill-prepared her for the daily dramas of raising children, or for the way David Campbell, a fellow American boarder, challenges her notions of love. Nor could she foresee how the tentacles of war will invade their quiet haven, threatening all who have come to call Bluebell Wood home and risking the only family she’s ever known.

Set in England’s lush and storied Lake District in the early days of World War II, and featuring cameos from beloved literary icons Beatrix Potter and C. S. Lewis, Until We Find Home is an unforgettable portrait of life on the British home front, challenging us to remember that bravery and family come in many forms.

Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (January 9, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1496410963
ISBN-13: 978-1496410962
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8 inches
Shipping Weight: 16 ounces

Now more than ever, we are fighting for our voices to be heard on earth. We march, we tweet, we advocate on behalf of the voiceless, calling those in power to listen and come alongside us.

Sometimes it feels as if we’re never going to be heard and nothing will ever change.

Known for his powerful prayers, Chaplain Black challenges us, individually and collectively, to make ourselves heard in a way that really changes things―by calling upon the one who holds ultimate power. Through personal story and practical insight, Make Your Voice Heard in Heaven helps us learn to pray in a way that releases God’s power and unleashes His blessing.

Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Tyndale Momentum (January 9, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1496429494
ISBN-13: 978-1496429490
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 7.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces