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March’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2016

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 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.

When Calls the Heart: It Begins With Heart In the days before the big New Year’s Eve celebration, Hope Valley sees some unpredictable resolutions. For instance, Abigail sets out to catch whoever’s been stealing from her kitchen: and finds herself in charge of two orphans in the process. Elizabeth resolves to take charge of Jack’s dog, Rip, in an attempt to remedy Rip’s apparent jealousy of their relationship. Rosemary is determined to win a San Francisco Herald essay contest about a “real frontier family”,… and has to pose as Lee’s wife when a reporter from the paper shows up. And Bill Avery tries his best to convince Jack that he’s not the one who should be behind bars for counterfeiting. Meanwhile, two visitors in town ponder sticking around and causing trouble for both Jack and Pastor Frank!

Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales The fun begins following the victory celebration in the Ewok village on Endor, at the end of STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI. R2-D2 and C-3PO have gathered to regale Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca and the other Rebels with the tales of their adventures that led to the events of STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE. An accidental kidnapping occurs while the droids are reminiscing, and suddenly you’re taken on a new journey that leads to the retelling of the entire STAR WARS saga, as told by R2-D2 and C-3PO! It’s hilarious and playful, packed with all your favorite interlocking characters. LEGO(R) STAR WARS(TM): DROID TALES is intergalactic thrills for the whole family!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Half-Shell Heroes: Blast to the Past Take a Turtle-y awesome trip back to the Time of Dinosaurs with Half-Shell Heroes: Blast to the Past! Join Leo, Donnie, Raph, and Mikey as they make new dino-sized allies, battle aliens from the future trying to rule the galaxy, save the day, and get back home! Dinobunga!

Octonauts: Creature Encounters 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 exciting DVD, join the Octonauts as they encounter strange aquatic creatures of all shapes and sizes! Plunge into a red-hot lava cave as Peso and the team search for a teeny tiny water bear! Race to a colorful coral reef with Shellington as he tries to meet a special jellyfish that can live forever! And escape a scary moray eel with the help of Barnacles, Kwazii and a mysterious master of disguise the mimic octopus!

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD)Discover the complete story behind the making of Star Wars: The Force Awakens with in-depth documentary and bonus material that will take fans on an exciting journey behind the scenes. Secrets will be revealed through extensive footage, never-before-seen deleted scenes, and exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers. Bonus features include*:

Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey – For the first time, discover the complete story behind the making of The Force Awakens, revealed through in-depth footage and exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers in this feature documentary.
The Story Awakens: The Table Read – Cast members familiar and new reflect on the memorable day they all first came together to read the movie’s script.
Building BB-8 – See how the filmmakers brought the newest droid to the screen, creating an instant fan favorite in the Star Wars universe.
Crafting Creatures – Watch movie magic as the filmmakers bring a cast of new creatures to life.

Blueprint of a Battle: The Snow Fight – Go deeper into the epic, climactic lightsaber battle between Rey and Kylo Ren.
John Williams: The Seventh Symphony – The legendary composer shares personal insights of his work on Star Wars and The Force Awakens.
ILM: The Visual Magic of The Force – An insider’s look into the remarkable digital artistry of the movie’s visual effects.
Force For Change – Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. See how the Star Wars: Force for Change initiative has united Star Wars fans all over the globe to help others.
Plus Deleted Scenes

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February’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2016

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 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.

Power Rangers: Time Force: The Complete SeriesIn the distant future, a team of Power Rangers known as the Power Rangers Time Force act as a time-traveling police force capturing and freezing criminal mutants. When the notorious criminal mastermind Ransik stages a daring escape, he fells the Red Time Force Ranger Alex and takes the entire cryogenic prison full of dangerous, incarcerated mutants back in time with him to the year 2001. There he seeks to unleash a new wave of crime against our modern world, helpless against his vastly superior technology. In pursuit of Ransik, Pink Ranger Jen (grieving fiancee of Alex) leads a team of Time Force officers back in time to apprehend the escaped criminals. In modern times they ally themselves with Alex’s distant ancestor, Wes, whose shared DNA with his future descendant allows him to take up the powers of the Red Time Force Ranger.

Includes All 40 Episodes!

Actors: Erin Cahill, Kevin Kleinberg
Directors: Various
Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 5
Studio: Shout! Factory
DVD Release Date: February 9, 2016
Run Time: 870 minutes

Transformers Rescue Bots: Return Of The Heroes Everyone’s favorite emergency first responders (Chase, Heatwave, Blades and Boulder) return for five new adventures with their Griffin Rock friends, the Burns family! And this time, they’re joined by iconic Autobots like Bumblebee and, of course, the greatest leader of all time: Optimus Prime!

Actors: Elan Garfias, Jason Marsden
Directors: na
Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Shout! Factory
DVD Release Date: May 12, 2015
Run Time: 132 minutes

Blaze & The Monster Machines: Rev Up & RoarThere’s monster-sized surprises around every turn in these 4 wild episodes of Blaze and the Monster Machine! From dinosaur rescues to monster mayhem to a Dragon Island Duel, Blaze is revved up and ready to go!

Format: Animated, Color, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: Nickelodeon
DVD Release Date: February 16, 2016
Run Time: 87 minutes

Transformers Rescue Bots: Adventures In Time And SpaceGriffin Rock’s Autobot first responders (Chase, Heatwave, Blades and Boulder) are back for five more action-packed adventures! Only this time, they’re proving that they’ll stop at nothing to protect their Earth friends, even if it means traveling through all of time and space!

Actors: Lacey Chabert, Jason Marsden
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: February 23, 2016
Run Time: 110 minutes

The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar Meet Kion, second-born cub of Simba and Nala, as he assumes the role of leader of “The Lion Guard,” an elite team of animals tasked with preserving the Pride Lands. Follow him as he assembles a group of unlikely heroes: Bunga the honey badger, Fuli the cheetah, Beshte the hippo and Ono the egret. Join them on a thrilling adventure as they use their unique abilities to defend the Pride Lands from predators and maintain balance within the Circle of Life. Bursting with humor, music, beloved characters and heart, The Lion Guard: Return Of The Roar is a must-own for the entire family!

Actors: Kion, Mufasa, Simba, Besbte, Tifu
Format: Animated, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Unknown)
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
Dubbed: French, Spanish
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Walt Disney Studios
DVD Release Date: February 23, 2016
Run Time: 44 minutes

Paw Patrol: Brave Heroes Big Rescues Save the day with 6 huge and heroic rescues of PAW Patrol! EmBARK on two daring double-length adventures as the PAW Patrol transforms into magical Mer-Pups to save underwater friends AND rescues Adventure Bay from a dinosaur invasion! Plus, join the pups as they save Jake, the Adventure Day Parade, a kitty, and even Marshall!

Format: Animated, Color, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: Nickelodeon
DVD Release Date: March 1, 2016
Run Time: 92 minutes

Open Season: Scared Silly [Blu-ray] Boog and Elliot are back in an all-new fun-tastic adventure! When Elliot tells a campfire story of a monster in the woods, Boog – who has never been the bravest of bears – becomes very scared. His best friend Elliot comes up with a crazy plan to scare the fear out of Boog! With the help of Mr. Weenie, McSquizzy and all your favorite forest friends, they venture on a hilarious journey where the power of friendship helps Boog overcome his fears with lots of laughs and some surprises along the way!

Directors: David Feiss
Format: Animated, Closed-captioned, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: French, Portuguese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Indonesian, Cantonese, Thai, Spanish, English
Dubbed: Portuguese, French, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish
Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: March 8, 2016
Run Time: 85 minutes

The Good Dinosaur (BD + DVD + Digital) [Blu-ray] From the innovative minds of Disney-Pixar comes a hilariously heartwarming adventure about the power of confronting and overcoming your fears and discovering who you are meant to be. THE GOOD DINOSAUR asks the question: what if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely, and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of. Bring home this original story full of humor, heart, action and imagination, perfect for the whole family!

Actors: Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, Raymond Ochoa, Sam Elliott, A.J. Buckley
Directors: Peter Sohn
Writers: Screenplay by Meg LeFauve
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen, Digital_copy
Language: English (DTS-HD High Res Audiohttp://saraleesdealsstealsgiveaways.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=14501&action=edit), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
Dubbed: French, Spanish
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Walt Disney Studios
DVD Release Date: February 23, 2016
Run Time: 94 minutes

The Adventures of Camp Nana Papa HardcoverThe first book in the Adventure of Camp Nana Papa series. Nick and Sarah are two young children very excited to be going to spend the weekend with their grandparents at Camp Nana Papa. During the visit, they meet a special friend – ‘Flash the Firefly’. They become great friends, and now Flash goes everywhere with them. And, where is Camp Nana Papa? It’s not a place at all! It’s the magic that lives in the heart of every grandchild and grandparent. Experience Nick and Sarah having an unforgettable weekend with their grandparents. Their adventures to Camp Nana Papa are loaded with fun, laughter, and memories that last a lifetime!

Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Grand Ventures LLC (April 4, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0692578854
ISBN-13: 978-0692578858

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January’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2016

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 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.

Captain Jake and the Neverland Pirates: The Great Never Sea Conquest DVDJoin newly promoted Captain Jake as he unites Never Land’s all-time greatest pirates! Together, they must risk everything to battle Lord Fathom, an evil mer-wizard who’s out to rule the Never Sea by unleashing a ferocious, three-headed sea serpent. Outfitted with a magical new sword, a powerful new ship (the Mighty Colossus) and the new “Never Land League of Pirate Captains” at his side, can Captain Jake — along with Izzy, Cubby and Skully — foil Lord Fathom and save the day? Loaded with excitement, adventures and a powerful message about believing in yourself, this high-stakes, high-seas saga is oceans of swashbuckling fun for everyone!

Nickelodeon Favorites: Whiskers & Paws DVDNickelodeon’s favorite characters are preparing for the spring with some cute and cuddly new friends in Nickelodeon Favorites: Whiskers and Paws. This furry and fun collection features over two hours of content from some of Nick’s newest and greatest shows. New Nickelodeon shows Shimmer and Shine and Fresh Beat Band of Spies make their DVD debut as they encounter a zoo full of animals and an out-of-control bundle of bunnies. Other Nick adventures include the PAW Patrol pups trying to control some naughty kittens; Dora and Friends making peace between cat and dog; the Bubble Guppies getting an education in house cats; and Blue spending time with her bilingual kitten friend Periwinkle in Blue’s Clues.

Postnatal Vinyasa Yoga DVDPostnatal Vinyasa Yoga has been carefully crafted to allow a new mom the opportunity to resume her yoga practice slowly, starting with the 5 minute, getting back on your mat practice. This practice is designed to get her back in touch with her body so she can safely resume her yoga practice while sending healing energy to the space where her baby lived for all those months. As a new mom it is difficult to find time to fit yoga in, this is why we have created a 15 and a 30 minute practice. Finding 15 minutes a day to do yoga is easy and she will notice the huge difference it will make. Just 15 minutes a day of making time for herself and the healing of her body, will contribute to more positive moods, more and energy during the day, becoming a stepping stone to reclaim her health and fitness. After making the 15 minute practice part of her routine, she will be able to integrate the 30 minute practice, this is where she will really start to see the benefits in her body, energy levels, strength and stamina. Eventually, with these two practices, she will feel ready to return to her regular yoga practice in a safer and more comfortable way.

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Pop Star Minnie DVDMinnie’s dream of singing onstage is about to come true — until her Clubhouse backup band pals discover that their musical instruments are gone! Now, the race is on to track them down and reach Melody Mountain by sunset. But, even if they find the missing instruments in time, should Minnie sing the blues, croon a country tune or boogie to a disco beat? It’s going to take help from YOU — plus a few Mouseketools — to get Minnie in the right groove to totally rock out! Bursting with fun, surprises, additional episodes and two delightful “Bow-Toons,” POP STAR MINNIE is simply song-sational!

The Land Before Time XIV: Journey of the Brave Join your favorite dinosaurs, Littlefoot, Cera, Ducky, Petrie and Spike, on their exciting adventure to rescue Littlefoot’s father. As they travel across strange landscapes and meet new friends, Etta (voiced by Reba McEntire) and Wild Arms (voiced by Damon Wayans Jr.), Littlefoot and friends discover that by pulling together they can overcome any challenge. Filled with fun songs, surprises and laughter, it’s an inspiring tale of friendship and courage that the whole family will treasure.

Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs Blu-Ray + DVD + Digital HDIn Walt’s Words — For The First Time Ever, Hear Walt Himself Talk About SNOW WHITE Iconography — Explore How This Film Influences Pop Culture, Art And Fashion @DisneyAnimation: Designing Disney’s First Princess — Modern-Day Disney Artists Discuss The Design Of SNOW WHITE And How It Influenced The Look Of Some Of Your Favorite Disney Characters The Fairest Facts Of Them All — Disney Channel Star Sofia Carson Reveals Seven Intriguing Facts About Snow White Alternate Sequence — Never-Before-Seen Storyboard Sequence Where The Prince Meets Snow White And Much More!

Actors: Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, Lucille LaVerne, Moroni Olsen, Billy Gilbert
Directors: David Hand
Writers: Dorothy Ann Blank, Richard Creedon, Merrill De Maris, Otto Englander, Jacob Ludwig
Format: AC-3, Animated, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), English (DTS-HD High Res Audio), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
Dubbed: French, Spanish
Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: G (General Audience)
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: February 2, 2016
Run Time: 83 minutes

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Bridge of Spies BD + DVD + Digital A Case Of The Cold War: BRIDGE OF SPIES — Delve Deeper Into The Film’s Characters And The Real-Life People On Whom They’re Based, And Discover Why The History Behind BRIDGE OF SPIES Still Resonates Today|U-2 Spy Plane — Witness The Making Of The Spectacular U-2 Plane Crash Sequence, With Archival Voice-Over By U-2 Pilot Francis Gary Powers And A Cameo By His Son, Francis Gary Powers, Jr.|Berlin 1961: Re-Creating The Divide — Experience The Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie And Frederic Pryor’s Arrest Through A Mix Of Archival Imagery, Behind-The-Scenes Moments And Firsthand Accounts|Spy Swap: Looking Back On The Final Act — Relive A Page Of Cold War History On The Glienicke Bridge While Shooting The Historic Exchange Of Soviet Spy Rudolf Abel And U-2 Pilot Francis Gary Powers

Actors: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, Alan Alda, Austin Stowell
Directors: Steven Spielberg
Writers: Matt Charman And Ethan Coen & Joel Coen
Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (DTS-HD High Res Audio), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
Dubbed: French
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
Studio: Walt Disney Studios
DVD Release Date: February 2, 2016
Run Time: 141 minutes

Two-Step Diabetes CookbookNearly everyone is looking for quick, simple recipes that can be prepared in a snap, and people with diabetes are no different. To meet this need, there has been an explosion of healthy, low-step recipes—simple, low-ingredient meals that can be prepared quickly and with a minimum of complicated techniques and steps. Unfortunately, a number of these recipes either skip steps at the cost of taste, or stretch the concept by combining a number of steps into one.

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December’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2015

I get products sent to me daily to try out. I unfortunately don’t have time to do a post for each item that I get to review. So I want to make sure these items get seen and learned about. The only other solution I could see to do is to do a DVD and Book Product Roundup 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.

Dora & Friends: Season 1 DVDAbout The Product:
Dora and Friends: The Complete First Season DVD includes the following episodes:
• DISC 1 (Dora and Friends)
We Save a Pirate Ship! – To save the Pirate Festival, Dora and her friends have to rescue an old ship from nasty pirates who want its treasure.
The Magic Ring – Dora, Pablo and Naiya travel to ancient times to break the spell of a magic ring that’s shrunk them.
The Royal Ball – Dora and Alana help take an eager, but nervous, talking box to the princess and find dresses for their Royal Ball.
Dance Party – Dora, Alana and Pablo help Celia convince her daddy, the mayor, to allow dancing again in the land of Baila.
• DISC 2 (Dora and Friends: Doggie Day!)
Doggie Day! – Dora, Alana, and Pablo help Celia convince her daddy, the mayor, to allow dancing again in the land of Baila.
Magic Land! – Before their magic show can start, Dora and Pablo must face off with the mean magician, Víctor, to get Dora’s papi’s magic hat back.
Dora Saves Opera Land – Dora, Emma, and Pablo have to defeat la Diva of Opera Land to get back the last page of Emma’s opera for her grandmother’s birthday.
Puppet Theater – Dora and Kate have to save the Littlest Piggy in Puppet Land before their puppet show.
• DISC 3:
The Search for Mono – Dora, Pablo, and Kate travel to a magical train station to find Mono, Miguel’s lost lovie, before his bedtime.
Dora in Clock Land – When the zoo clock breaks down, Dora, Emma, Pablo and four musical zoo clock animals journey to Clock Land to find a magic key to wind their broken clock.
Mystery of the Magic Horses – Dora and Naiya have to outwit bandits to save a herd of lost horses and return them back to the city farm.
Magical Mermaid Adventures – Dora and her friends transform into mermaids in order to prevent the meanest mermaid in the ocean, la Sirena Mala, from taking everyone’s treasure.
Buddy Race – When Dora’s racing buddy Alana gets hurt, it’s up to Dora and her friends to team up and win a special buddy race that goes throughout the city.
Dragon in the School – In this never before seen episode, when Dora discovers a baby dragon and his mother living in her school’s basement, she and her friends must defend the dragons from a wizard who wants to control them.
• DISC 4:
Trick or Treat – Dora, Kate and Emma must save the monster and ghosts’ big Halloween party from a witch who thinks she wasn’t invited.
S’more Camping – While camping, Dora and her friends meet a marshmallow-obsessed dragon with a bellyache. They must get him back into shape so he can defend a fairy world.
Puppy Princess Rescue – Dora, her friends and their puppies all journey to Doggie Land to save a Puppy Princess from a gang of cranky cats.
We Save the Music – Dora, Emma and Pablo take three talking, broken instruments to Mama Música so she can fix them.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Revenge DVDAbout The Product:
This 2-Disc DVD contains the final 12 episodes of Season 3 of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Episodes 67-78):
Disc 1:
-The Noxious Avenger
-Clash of the Mutanimals
-Meet Mondo Gecko
-The Deadly Venom
-Turtles in Time
-Tale of the Yokai
Disc 2:
-Attack of the Mega Shredder!
-The Creeping Doom
-The Fourfold Trap
-Dinosaur Seen in Sewers!
-Annihilation: Earth!: Part 1
-Annihilation: Earth!: Part 2

Where we’ll meet up with new mutants and old, such as Muckman, The Mighty Mutanimals, Mondo Gecko, Serpent Karai, The Mega Shredder, Tiger Claw, The Creep, and the hilarious Bebop and Rocksteady. Plus, the Turtles travel through time and space with the help of their future friend Renet to battle Savanti Remero and meet a human Master Splinter. All of this leading up to the return of The Kraang from Dimension X!

Naya's Arctic Adventures: Meet NayaMeet Naya! Join Naya and her friends as they embrace numerous quests in the Arctic. One might think that a young girl would get bored living in the Arctic but not Naya! Every day is an adventure with her and her friends. Each story starts with the sea washing ashore an item and then throughout the story, Naya and friends learn the purpose of the item. Your little one is sure to enjoy these heart-warming adventures that teach children fundamental human values all while enjoying a good laugh!

Gumby: Gumby's Arctic Antics About The Product:
Gumby and Pokey, television’s legendary clay characters, live one great adventure after another in a timeless world of stop motion magic and wonder. Join our favorite duo in this fun-filled collection of 50’s, 60’s and 80’s episodes! When Santa gets sick right before Christmas, will the holiday be ruined or can the Witty Witch save the day and deliver the gifts with the help of a certain someone? Then, Scrooge escapes from his book and sets out to destroy all of the toys in Toyland, but luckily Gumby is there to save the day. From helping the Pilgrims, George Washington, and even the Moon Boggles, to rescuing a baby mastodon in the arctic, these unique shows will spark your imagination and bring a smile to your heart.

The Snowman and The Snowman & the Snowdog Double FeatureRelive Raymond Brigg’s holiday classic, The Snowman! 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. Then, embark on a new adventure in the charming sequel, The Snowman and the Snowdog! When a young boy and his mother move to a new house, the boy discovers a secret box hidden under the floorboards of his bedroom. In the box, he finds a hat, scarf, some lumps of coal and a shriveled tangerine – it’s a snowman-making kit! Later that day it starts to snow and the boy builds a Snowman and with the little spare snow leftover, a Snowdog. That night they come to life and take him on a wonderful adventure. As dawn breaks they fly home, but before the boy returns to bed a magical surprise awaits……

Doozers: Giant Gingerbread HouseWelcome to Doozer Creek where the Doozers live! They’re green. They’re cute. They’re three inches tall and they’re full of energy, ideas, and enthusiasm! It’s family time at Doozer Creek! The Pod Squad want to build a Doozer-sized Gingerbread House! However, in order to achieve such a large size Gingerbread House it’s going to take some clever construction to create. Can the Pod Squad do it? Then, Daisy Wheel wants to ice skate with the others, but she doesn’t know how. Together, the Pod Squad build her a custom Doo-Step Skating Dress that lets her glide across the ice in no time. Weee! Enjoy these adventures and six more focusing on science, technology, engineering and math!

The Moodsters Feeling Flashlight and Story BookAbout The Product:
Build emotional intelligence (EQ) skills with The Moodsters! The Moodsters Feelings Flashlight™ and Storybook- an electronic flashlight that features the Moodsters character images with voice affirmations and fun play activities so kids can explore their feelings, helping them to process and understand their emotions. Shining a light on feelings has never been easier or more fun than with The Moodsters! Includes 32-page storybook to take the “scary” out of bedtime, “The Scary Sleepover”. The night of the tree house sleepover is finally here, but the backyard is full of spooky noises and dark shadows. The Moodsters help their friend, Zach, face his fears – and save the sleepover!

Pound for Pound: A Story of One Woman's Recovery and the Shelter Dogs Who Loved Her Back to LifeThe brave, inspiring story of one woman’s recovery from a debilitating eating disorder, and the remarkable shelter dogs who unexpectedly loved her back to life.

“The dogs don’t judge me or give me a motivational speech. They don’t rush me to heal or grow. They sit in my lap and lick my face and make me feel chosen. And sometimes, it hits me hard that I’m doing the exact thing I say I cannot do. Changing.”

Pound for Pound is an inspirational tale about one woman’s journey back to herself, and a heartfelt homage to the four-legged heroes who unexpectedly saved her life.

For seven years, Shannon Kopp battled the silent, horrific, and all-too-common disease of bulimia. Then, at twenty-four, she got a job working at the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA, where in caring for shelter dogs, she found the inspiration to heal and the courage to forgive herself. With the help of some extraordinary homeless animals, Shannon realized that her suffering was the birthplace of something beautiful. Compassion.

Shannon’s poignant memoir is a story of hope, resilience, and the spiritual healing animals bring to our lives. Pound for Pound vividly reminds us that animals are more than just friends and companions—they can teach us how to savor the present moment and reclaim our joy. Rich with emotion and inspiration it is essential reading for animal lovers and everyone who has struggled to change.

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November’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2015

I get products sent to me daily to try out. I unfortunately don’t have time to do a post for each item that I get to review. So I want to make sure these items get seen and learned about. The only other solution I could see to do is to do a DVD and Book Product Roundup 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.

Shelby: A Magical Holiday Tail DVD Christmas is coming, and notorious stray pup/escape artist Shelby (voiced by Rob Schneider) is once again locked up in the dog pound. But when a spoiled rich kid tries to adopt him for all the wrong reasons, Shelby runs away and hides in the suburban basement of 10-year-old aspiring magician Jake Parker (John Paul Ruttan of ROBOCOP). Now with the frazzled local dogcatcher (Tom Arnold) hot on their tail, can Jake, his siblings and their visiting grandpa (Chevy Chase) who knows a thing or two about messy vacations pull off the ultimate magic trick and rescue Shelby, making him a part of the family forever? Jefferson Brown (MAKE YOUR MOVE) co-stars in this heartwarming comedy about Christmas magic and the holiday love that speaks to us all.

About The Product:
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated:  NR (Not Rated)
Studio: ANCHOR BAY
Run Time: 92 minutes

Gumby: The Gumby Show - The Complete 50s Series (DVD)Gumby and Pokey, television’s legendary clay characters, live one great fantasy after another in a timeless world of magic and wonder. This fun-loving duo can dive into any book for adventures near and far, from Toyland to the Wild West, to the moon and back. Gumby, an every-man hero, who captivates our hearts, always leaves a place better than how he found it. As the theme song says, If you’ve got a heart, then Gumby s a part of you. For the first time ever, the complete Gumby Show has been remastered from its original camera rolls and soundtracks with the brilliant colors and full-length formats as first aired in the 1950s. These imaginative, surrealistic, stop motion animated masterpieces will mesmerize children and adults of all ages.

About The Product:
Actors: Art Clokey
Directors: Art Clokey
Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Color, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 2
Rated:  NR (Not Rated)
Studio: NCircle Entertainment
DVD Release Date: September 22, 2015
Run Time: 220 minutes

Toy Story that Time Forgot BD + Digital HDDisney-Pixar proudly present a hilarious new animated TOY STORY adventure. During one of Bonnie’s post-Christmas play dates, the TOY STORY crew find themselves in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures ever turn out to be dangerously delusional. It’s all up to Trixie the triceratops if the gang hopes to ever return to Bonnie’s room. TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT is an unforgettable tale packed with family fun!

About The Product:
Actors: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Kristen Schaal, Kevin McKidd, Wallace Shawn
Directors: Steve Purcell
Writers: Steve Purcell
Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, AC-3, Animated, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English, French
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Dubbed: French
Region: Region A/1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Walt Disney Studios
DVD Release Date: November 3, 2015
Run Time: 45 minutes

Doc McStuffins: Doc Pet Vet DVD Welcome to the new “McStuffins Veterinary Clinic”! Because not all toys can talk, Doc needs to use all her skills to figure out what’s wrong and make them feel better — just like a real veterinarian! Join Doc as she fixes Findo so he can fetch again, untangles Farmer Mack’s adorable baby goats, adopts a furry friend and much more! Packed with nearly two hours of song-filled fun, DOC MCSTUFFINS: PET VETis a purrr-fect way to help little ones discover the joy of keeping their pet friends happy and healthy!

EPISODE LISTING: “Fetchin Findo/Twin Tweaks,” “Three Goats A Cuddlin’/Swimmer’s Belly,” “A Dragon’s Best Friend,” “Stuffy & Squibbles/Queen Of Thrones,” “Take Your Pet To The Vet/Master And Commander”

About The Product:
Actors: Kiara Muhammed, Loretta Devine, Robbie Rist, Lara Jil Miller, Jess Harnell
Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0), French (Dolby Digital 2.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
Dubbed: French, Spanish
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only).
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Walt Disney Studios
DVD Release Date: November 3, 2015
Run Time: 120 minutes

Inside Out (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack + Digital Copy)When 11-year-old Riley moves to a new city, her Emotions team up to help her through the transition. Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness work together, but when Joy and Sadness get lost, they must journey through unfamiliar places to get back home.

Actors: Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Richard Kind, Bill Hader, Lewis Black
Directors: Pete Docter
Writers: Story By Pete Docter & Ronnie del Carmen, Screenplay By Meg LeFauve & Josh Cooley And Pete D, Additional Dialogue By Amy Poehler & Bill Hader
Format: Blu-ray, AC-3, Animated, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen, Digital_copy
Language: English, Spanish, French
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Region: Region A/1
Number of discs: 3
Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Walt Disney Studios
DVD Release Date: November 3, 2015
Run Time: 120 minutes

Shaun the Sheep Movie [Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD]About The Product:
When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it’s up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.

Actors: Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes, Omid Djalili, Richard Webber, Kate Harbour
Directors: Mark Burton, Richard Starzak
Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, NTSC, Widescreen, Digital_copy
Language: English
Number of discs: 2
Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Lionsgate
DVD Release Date: November 24, 2015
Run Time: 84 minutes

Monday at Jelly Roll Dog Park - Hardcover About The Product:
In Monday at Jelly Roll Dog Park, it’s Monday and a new dog, Muttley, arrives at the park. Ostracized by other dogs because he isn’t a purebred, Muttley is consoled and mentored by Jelly Roll’s guardian angel, Daisy Mae the bulldog. She’s a former friend of the in-crowd and helps Muttley navigate the pack’s standoffish bark. Through discovering his own strengths, Muttley is able to rise above the bullying and earn the respect of the other dogs. Cleverly told and beautifully illustrated, Monday at Jelly Roll Dog Park, teaches kids how to face a bully the Muttley way.

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October DVD and Book Product Roundup 2015

I get products sent to me daily to try out. I unfortunately don't have time to do a post for each item that I get to review. So I want to make sure these items get seen and learned about. The only other solution I could see to do is to do a DVD and Book Product Roundup 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.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Cowabunga Christmas DVDTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Cowabunga Christmas! Episodes:
    The Christmas Aliens                   
    The Way of Invisibility                
    Fallen Angel   

Bubble Guppies: The Puppy and the Ring - Great Guppy Gift Set

The Bubble Guppies embark on four magical adventures in the all-new Bubble Guppies: The Puppy and the Ring DVD. Join Molly, Gil and their puppy as they venture through the three magical realms of Bubbledom, a mythical land full of secrets and sorcery, where they’ll meet the spritely Flutterguppies, the fun-loving Snow Guppy and the mysterious Underguppy. This DVD collection also features three additional adventure-filled episodes.

The Bubble Guppies: The Puppy and the Ring includes the following episodes:

The Puppy and the Ring – Bubbledom is in danger when the evil Night Wizard takes the Ring from the benevolent Sun King. Join Molly and Gil as they race to return the Ring of the Sun to its rightful owner by sundown. It could be “night-night” for everyone until the end of time!

Sir Nonny the Nice! – Nonny is on a quest to become a real knight. He has a shield and suit of armor, but does he have what it takes to win a knightly game of mini-golf?

Bubble-Cadabra! – The Bubble Guppies discover magic when they stand in for a missing magician and attempt the world’s greatest trick–making an elephant disappear.

The Wizard of Oz-tralia! – After Molly and Gil meet Bobby, a nature show host from Australia, they can’t wait to learn all about Australian animals. From marsupials to the amazing platypus, the Guppies can’t get enough of the creatures Down Under.

Dear Sofia: A Royal Collection DVD

For the first time ever, you'll find four of your favorite Disney princesses on one dazzling SOFIA THE FIRST DVD! Join Sofia on a daring adventure with Mulan in the Kingdom of Wei Ling, soar through the skies with Jasmine on a magic carpet ride, and learn important lessons about friendship and life's true gifts from Belle and Tiana. Packed with endless fun, enchanting music and heart — plus two more magical episodes — DEAR SOFIA…A ROYAL COLLECTION is a not-to-be-missed celebration of the princess power in YOU!

Transformers: Robots in Disguise: A New Autobot Mission DVD

When a prison ship crashes on Earth, hundreds of Cybertron’s most vile Decepticons are set free! Sent back to Earth by Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and his new squad, Strongarm, Sideswipe and former Decepticon Grimlock, and their human allies, Denny and Russell, must track down and recapture the evil escapees!

Cartoon Network: Adventure Time - The Enchiridion DVD

The Enchiridion is an ancient book with codes of conduct, guidelines, and other helpful information for heroes. Watch our hero's Finn and Jake unlock the secrets in Adventure Time: The Enchiridion! The 10th volume release comes packed with 16 full length episodes from the hit-series Adventure Time.

Here is the full list of episodes:
1. The Enchiridion
2. In Your Footsteps
3. Henchmen
4. Billy's Bucket List
5. Betty
6. Ocarina
7. Astral Plane
8. Ghost Fly
9. Root Beer Guy
10. The Pajama War
11. What Have you done?
12. James II
13. Web Weirdos
14. The Gut Grinder
15. No One Can Hear You
16. Dungeon Train

Science & Word Play Gift Set DVD

From high-speed races to magical chases, learning is always and adventure with Blaze and the Monster Machines and Wallykazam! First, rev up for Blaze of Glory, a high-octane movie event where Blaze and his new friends use speed, stunts, and science to save the day. Science & Word Play movie Then, grab your magic stick because it's letters and words to the rescue in 4 enchanted letter adventures with Wally, Norville, and all their magical pals in Wallykazam! Ready, set, learn!

Cartoon Network: Regular Show: The Movie (DVD)

Mordecai and Rigby are two slackers who work in a city park. When a spaceship from the future crashes in front of them, an intergalactic warrior warns that a Timenado is on the verge of destroying the universe, and they're the only ones who can stop it. Mordecai and Rigby decide to take on the most epic job of their lives, even though it will mean going up against an evil volleyball coach, a talking space toilet and their even more slacker, high school selves.

Sheriff Callie's Wild West: Howdy Partner

Yippee-ki-yally! For the first time ever, SHERIFF CALLIE'S WILD WEST gallops onto DVD with five fun-filled episodes! Welcome to the frontier town of "Nice and Friendly Corners," where lovable Calico cat Sheriff Callie is the bravest, kindest leader to ever roam the West! Together with her trusty horse Sparky and sidekicks Toby the cactus and Deputy Peck the woodpecker, Callie comes to the rescue and lays down the law. And with each musical adventure, learn important lessons about fairness, honesty and good morals. It's the perfect mix of good ol' friendship and laughter for your little one!

Tomorrowland DVD, Multi-Format 2-Disc Version

In Disney's riveting mystery adventure TOMORROWLAND, a jaded inventor and an optimistic teen embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space.

The Wild Thornberrys: The Complete Series DVD

About The Product:
This fall, climb aboard the Thornberry CommVee and get ready for a wild adventure with the release of The Wild Thornberrys: The Complete Series on DVD. The 15 disc set contains all 91 globe-trotting episodes of the popular Nickelodeon series.

The hit series The Wild Thornberrys follows the Thornberry family as they travel the world in their Communications Vehicle (or CommVee) looking for rare animals to film. After an encounter with a mysterious shaman, their youngest child Eliza was given the power to speak to animals! Travelling to every corner of the world with her family of daffy documentarians, Eliza uses her fantastic skill to learn about the lifestyles and habitats of the world’s most exotic creatures. Encounter wildlife in all its natural glory and eavesdrop on Eliza’s conversations with silverback gorillas, pythons, crested grebes, tapirs, capybaras, antelopes and more while the CommVee travels on!

With its vibrant animation and charming storytelling, plus an all-star voice cast featuring Lacey Chabert (Party Of Five), Tim Curry (The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius) and Flea (The Red Hot Chili Peppers) The Wild Thornberrys an epic adventure that’s fun for the whole family.  Produced by Klasky-Csupo for Nickelodeon, The Wild Thornberrys premiered in September 1998 and aired until 2004 with reruns airing on Nicktoons and CBS from 2002-2007.

Impractical Jokers: Season 3 DVD set

About The Product:
The Impractical Jokers are back and ready to take on bigger, better, and even more outrageous challenges than ever before! Join lifelong friends Sal, Joe, Murr and Q as they compete to embarrass each other in the craziest and most humiliating ways. This season raises the stakes with three times the pressure, three times the awkwardness and three times the laughs. Find out who had the biggest balls of steel and who got the raw end of the deal, on this season of Impractical Jokers!

Number of discs: 4
Studio: Turner Home Ent
DVD Release Date: October 13, 2015
Run Time: 640 minutes

The Complete Brain Exercise Book

The Complete Brain Exercise Book features 100 entertaining and engaging brain exercises and puzzles. There are also interactive questionnaires that enable the reader to assess brain health followed by expert counsel on growth and ultimately, positive progress working through the book.

The Dog That Saved Stewart Coolidge: A Novel Paperback

When a stray dog helps himself to a bone from a display in the supermarket, he doesn't know his actions will brand him a criminal and spark a romance between two humans. Stewart Coolidge works as a bag boy at the store, and his outraged boss offers a reward and demands Stewart catch the thieving animal. He fails at that, but now he finally has the perfect excuse to talk to his cute neighbor, Lisa.

Lisa has always dreamed of being a journalist and asks Stewart if she can interview him for the local paper. As she gets to know Stewart, she likes him more and more, and she's delighted to learn he shares her Christian faith. Stewart can't bring himself to tell her she's mistaken, that he's not religious at all. And that's not Stewart's only deception. When the dog shows up on the doorstep of their building, Stewart decides to harbor the furry fugitive. But this is no ordinary dog, he has a divine sense of how things should be and recognizing how much Stewart needs Lisa, he decides to do all he can to bring them together.

The Story of God's Love for You - Hardcover

About The Product:
It’s an adventure story about a young Hero who comes from a far country to win back his lost treasure. It’s a love story about a brave Prince who leaves his palace, his throne—everything—to rescue the one he loves. It’s like the most wonderful of fairy tales that has come true in real life! You see, the best thing about this Story is—it’s true. And at the center of the Story, there is a baby. The Child upon whom everything would depend.

All the stars and mountains and the oceans and galaxies and everything were nothing compared to how much God loved his children. He would move heaven and earth to be near them. Always. Whatever happened, whatever it cost him, he would always love them. And so it was that the wonderful love story began…

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September’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2015 #2

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 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.

Mad MaxA woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in post apocalyptic Australia in search for her homeland with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max.

Transformers Prime: Ultimate Decepticons DVD

While the Autobots have vowed to protect Earth, Megatron and his treacherous Decepticons have vowed to strip it of its valuable Energon, no matter the cost. Somehow, Optimus Prime and his Autobots always seem to get in the way. With Ultimate Decepticons, you can now see five of the greatest Decepticon stories, featuring Starscream, Skyquake, Makeshift, Airachnid, Dreadwing, Predaking, Knock Out and more of your all-time favorite transforming villains!

Cinderella 2-Disc Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD

Celebrate Disney's CINDERELLA, a modern classic that shines with beauty, imagination… and magic! Despite being bulled by her stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and stepsisters, a spirited Ella (Lily James) resolves to take charge of her fate. Add a royal ball, a Fairy Godmother (Helenal Bonham-Carter) and a glass slipper, and suddenly — magic becomes reality!

Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Complete Series DVD

All 61 episodes from Avatar: The Last Airbender. The series takes place in a fantasy world, home to humans, fantastic animals, and supernatural spirits. Human civilisation is divided into four nations, the Water Tribes, the Earth Kingdom, the Air Nomads, and the Fire Nation. Within each nation, an order of men and women called 'Benders' have the ability to manipulate their native element. These bending arts combine a certain style of martial arts and elemental mysticism. The series follows the adventures of the successor to a long line of Avatars, Aang (voice of Zach Tyler), and his friends in their quest to save the world from the ruthless Fire Nation.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Complete 1st & 2nd Season DVD

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete First and Second Seasons contains all 52 episodes from the first two seasons of this action-packed series as well as hours of bonus features. With eight discs and over 24 hours of total turtley fun, fans can enjoy every Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo moment over and over again!

The Sandman And The Lost Sand Of Dreams DVD

Every night, the sleeping children of the world are sent to a fantastic land of dreams thanks to the kind and magical Sandman. But the Sandman’s got some big trouble when Habumar, the master of nightmares, steals the Sandman's powerful Sand of Dreams and takes control of Dreamland! Needing a brave hero to help them retrieve the sands, the Sandman and his faithful sidekick, Nepomuk the Sheep, recruit a six-year-old boy named Miko. Together, they set off on an incredible journey to save the power of dreaming for every girl and boy. Will Miko and his newfound friends stop Habumar?

A stop-motion animated film from Germany that your kids will love, The Sandman and the Lost Sand of Dreams is a beautiful and unusual visual treat in the tradition of James and the Giant Peach.

Simon's Cat: off to the Vet

In the last five years, Simon’s Cat has become a global phenomenon. Star of thirty-nine films, which have been watched over 500 million times, and winner of a dozen major industry awards, Simon’s Cat has captured the hearts of a worldwide audience. In this brand-new book we see Simon’s Cat face any feline’s most dreaded scenario—he’s off to the vet. And he’s not at all happy about it.

Sharing its theme with the first-ever full-color Simon’s Cat feature animation, funded by a record-breaking Indiegogo campaign and due to be released alongside the new book, Simon’s Cat Off to the Vet . . . and Other Cat-astrophes is packed with over 240 pages of hilarious new gags and adventures featuring our favorite furry friend and his companions—both old and new.

Says Tofield: “Taking my naughty cat to the vet is one of the most requested film ideas from our fans. It was because of this that I started work on a new film and book based on the crazy situations that arise during these trips! A visit to the vet can be quite a stressful time in real life for both cats and their owners, however my goal is to bring out the comedy, and introduce a cast of extra characters for Simon’s Cat to meet, as he gets his claws into his new surroundings!”

Guinness World Records 2016 HardcoverGuinness World Records (GWR) is the global authority on recordbreaking
achievements.

First published in 1955, the annual Guinness World Records™ book has
become one of the biggest-selling copyright titles of all time, selling 120
million copies to date in 22 languages and in more than 100 countries.
The internationally renowned brand is now also available across a
number of platforms – GWR's global television shows are watched by
250 million viewers annually; digital media and online record-processing
services attract more than 50 million visitors a year; and the live events
team annually entertains and inspires 1.5 million people around the
world.

GWR receives more than 1,000 applications each week and has a
specialized team of multi-language record managers and adjudicators
who travel the globe to verify official record attempts.

The Complete Wild Game Cookbook

If you are a lover of hunting and wild game food, this is the perfect book for you. There are approximately 165 recipes along with beautiful and mouth-watering pictures. There are also articles that help you understand the world of hunting in which to put food on the table. HUNTING AND RESPECT is certainly an interesting and eye-opening article. Other articles include the introduction, game birds, game animals, gastronomy, land of gastronomy, structure and tenderness of meat, just to name a few. There are tables explaining the effects of heat on meat, temperature safety, nutrition elements, and much more. And all of that information is included before any of the recipes.

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September’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2015

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

When Calls The Heart: Heart And HomeJack and Elizabeth leave Hope Valley and rush back to the city of Hamilton when they learn that Jacks’ brother, Tom, was involved in an automobile accident… with Elizabeth’s sister, Julie! But Tom and Julie are hiding something about the incident, a deceit that puts Jack and Elizabeth at odds with their families… and with each other. Their trip is further complicated when Tom and Julie endeavor to run off together (via train this time) and Elizabeth’s father offers Jack a job: an offer that puts Jack and Elizabeth’s fledgling romance in peril yet again.

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Monster Musical DVD

Put on your favorite Halloween costume and get set for a spooktacular full-length adventure! Visit the creaky castle of kindly "Count Mickula" and help your Clubhouse pals solve a puzzling riddle: Who, or what, is making a curious clanging, banging noise? With the right Monster Mouseketools and help from YOU, this mystery will soon be history! Then, enjoy two more exciting episodes as you search for pirate treasure with Captain Mickey and don your dungarees for delightful fun down on the farm. Packed with singing, dancing, laughter and surprises, MICKEY'S MONSTER MUSICAL is a high-spirited treat that can't be beat! 

Disneynature: Monkey Kingdom

From Disneynature, the studio that brought you CHIMPANZEE and BEARS, comes MONKEY KINGDOM, a spectacular tale set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya, a clever and resourceful monkey, finds her world forever changed when she welcomes her son Kip into her colorful extended family. As Maya strives to keep Kip safe through unexpected and sometimes perilous adventures, amazing footage captures all the magic and surprises of their magnificent world. Maya and her family will make you laugh and warm your heart as she realizes her dreams for her son's future.

Lego Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles DVD

After headstrong Luke nearly delivers the good guys into Palpatine's clutches, Master Yoda and the ghost of Obi-Wan Kenobi unearth the Holocrons — last remnants of the secrets of the Jedi — to further Luke's training. But Darth Vader also seeks the Holocrons, and he'll stop at nothing to get to them first! Meanwhile, courageous superclone Jek-14 comes out of retirement to help bolster the Rebels. Share all the action-packed thrills of these interlocking, intergalactic comic adventures, and enjoy a whole new universe of fun!

Spongebob Squarepants: Adventures of Spongebob DVD

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Adventures of SpongeBob SquarePants includes the following episodes:

    Patrick-Man!- Patrick becomes the superhero Patrick-Man, who intends to clean up Bikini Bottom-whether it wants it or not!

    Mermaid Man Begins- Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy let SpongeBob and Patrick in on their secret, heroic origins!

    Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy- When SpongeBob and Patrick hear that their beloved heroes are living in a nearby retirement home and they decide that the duo must come out of retirement, the aging superheroes discover their toughest challenge yet will be SpongeBob and Patrick.

    Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy II- SpongeBob wins The Conch Signal from "The Adventures of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy" and now he can summon the semi-retired superheroes whenever there's an emergency.  Rather than keep getting signals for "emergencies" like opening jars, the duo take SpongeBob along for their patrol to see what real crime fighting is all about.

    Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III- SpongeBob and Patrick are house sitting for Mermaid Man and Barnacle boy when they discover the evil super villain, Man Ray frozen in a tank. After setting him free, they are forced to take on the roles of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy in order to re-capture the villain and save Bikini Bottom!

    Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV- When SpongeBob finds Mermaid Man's utility belt in The Krusty Krab, he can't help but take it and play with the buttons. But when he accidentally shrinks all of his friends and all of Bikini Bottom, he has to go to Mermaid Man and confess that he played with the belt so that they can try to return everyone to normal!

    Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V- Barnacle Boy, sick of being the sidekick, teams up with arch villains Man Ray and Dirty Bubble to cause havoc all over Bikini Bottom.  Without his sidekick, Mermaid man is unable to stop them-until Patrick, Sandy, Squidward and SpongeBob team up with him to be his SuperFriends!

    Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy VI: The Motion Picture-SpongeBob and Patrick are not happy with the new movie about Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy which uses young, new actors to play their heroes, so they set out to make their own version of the movie using the real guys fresh from their retirement home.

    Mermaid Man vs. SpongeBob- Plankton has brainwashed Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy and orders them to wreak havoc on the Krusty Krab.  It's up to SpongeBob SquarePants and his trusty spatula to save the day!

Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season 1 DVD A spark of rebellion ignites in Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season One! Star Wars Rebels continues the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga with exciting action-packed episodes. It is a dark time in the galaxy as the evil Galactic Empire rules with an iron fist. Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruining the lives of its people. A ragtag band of rebels — Ezra, Hera, Kanan, Sabine, Zeb and Chopper — have taken a brave stand against the ruthless oppression of the Empire in a fight to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy. 

Stallside: My Life with Horses and Other Characters Paperback

The tales in this memoir capture the unusual adventures and memorable characters that the author, as a young vet, encounters on his journey to becoming an experienced equine practitioner. Sharing stories of the heart, unique insights into the veterinary occupation, horse care, animal behavior, and human eccentricity, this book describes the coming-of-age experiences that contributed to his chosen direction in later life. Amusing and poignant experiences give warmth and humor to a memoir that will delight animal lovers.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks to My Mom

A mother’s job is never done, but in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks to My Mom, she gets the praise she deserves! Children of all ages share their words of thanks in these 101 stories of love, learning, and gratitude to the woman they couldn’t have done without!

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Be The Best You Can Be

Self-esteem, tolerance, good values – these are gifts that will last children a lifetime and help them become successful adults. These stories, great for kids to discuss with parents and teachers, help them be the best they can be.

150 Best Spiralizer Recipes Paperback

The 150 recipes feature some of these delicious offerings: Thai Salad with Peanut Lime Dressing; Pancetta and Lentils with Zucchini Pasta; Curry Beef with Sweet Potato Noodles; Tuna Noodle Casserole; Spanish Shrimp and Scallops with Butternut Squash; Spaghetti alla Carbonara; Spicy Shoe String Jicama Fries and Sweet Potato Pizza Pie.

16 pages of color photographs feature stunning food photography as well as the many ways you can maximize your spiralizer.

The Complete Acne Health and Diet Guide: Naturally Clear Skin Without Antibiotics

Difficult skin conditions are all too common. Acne is one of the worst. It is not uncommon at any age. Some, who had relatively clear skin in their youth, struggle with adult-onset acne.

In this book, Dr. Makoto recommends an anti-inflammatory diet that eliminates inflammatory foods while introducing low glycemic load anti-acne super foods. Each of the meals for this diet is easily manageable and quite nutritious in a well-balanced menu of the major food groups.

Baby Care Basics Paperback

Despite all the planning in the world, nothing can really prepare a soon-to-be new parent for that big step after the baby is born. All that well-intentioned information and counsel offered by family and friends is just not enough and likely confusing when the stressful days arrive.

Written by leading pediatric experts in a friendly, easy-to-understand style, Baby Care Basics offers a comprehensive guide to help parents make the right choices for that new baby.

Simply Vietnamese Cooking: 135 Delicious Recipes

 Bright, delicate and satisfying, the cuisine of Vietnam is absolutely delicious due to the wonderful contrasts this cuisine contains: sour favors are balanced by salty ones, and sweet notes are answered by a little heat from ground pepper and chillies.

Nancie's easy and expert recipes will help cooks make an array of traditional dishes with widely available ingredients. There are speedy stir-fries, vibrant salads, and soothing soups, along with numerous recipes for cooking meat and seafood on the grill.

The Diabetes Comfort Food Diet Paperback

 Each of the recipes in this book will help you maintain a healthy glucose level while enjoying satisfying dishes like Chocolate-Banana Stuffed French Toast for breakfast, Philly Cheese Steaks for lunch or sublime Baked Spaghetti with Turkey Meat Sauce for dinner. Wild Mushroom and White Bean Risotto makes the perfect vegetarian meal or side, and tempting Lemon-Raspberry Cheesecake will make you forget store-bought cakes forever. You really can enjoy all these wonderful meals while lowering your blood sugar.

175 Essential Slow Cooker Classics Paperback

 This full-color cookbook is now available in trade paperback with a new cover. Included are 60 new recipes, in addition to the favorites from three of her previous slow cooker cookbooks that span a wide range of meals for all occasions. These everyday favorites recipes will satisfy and delight everyone in the family.

With 100 color photographs and extensive tips and techniques, delicious results are guaranteed every time. The make-ahead instructions maximize convenience, and the vegetarian and vegan recipes are clearly identified. This will be the go-to cookbook for the creative home chef.

 

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Eye-Popping Oddities hardcover

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Eye-Popping Oddities is an incredible collection of the weirdest and wackiest facts in the world. From strange traditions in far-off places to weird collections from the town next door, this new Believe It or Not! title will amaze and astound everyone.  Crystal clear photography and incredible facts will keep readers turning the pages, as every new fact is unbelievable, but verified to be true.  Short stories and astounding facts will keep children and adults alike entertained for hours, as there is always something new to discover!

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August DVD and Book Product Roundup 2015

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

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

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

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

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More Fun With Everyone’s Favorite DINOBOTS!

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

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Nickelodeon Favorites: Puppy Palooza! includes the following episodes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Celebrate Fall DVD

Nickelodeon Favorites: Celebrate Fall! includes the following episodes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Miles from Tomorrowland: Let's Rocket! DVD

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

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

Paw Patrol: Meet Everest! DVD

PAW Patrol: Meet Everest! includes the following episodes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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July’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2015

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

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Elizabeth Thatcher (Krakow) is an independent, strong-willed teacher who has foregone the life of the big city and found a job, a home (and romance with a handsome Mountie named Jack) in the small frontier town of Coal Valley. But when she learns that her mother has taken ill, she returns to Hamilton, her hometown, with Jack as her escort. Once in the comparably opulent Hamilton, Elizabeth and Jack are confounded by Jack’s ne’er-do-well brother and Elizabeth’s former suitor, Charles Kensington. But it is Elizabeth’s father, William, who drives a wedge between them when he suggests to Jack that Charles would be a better match for his well-bred daughter.

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Young Hercules: The Complete Series

The early years of mythology’s mightiest man are revealed in Young Hercules: The Complete Series!

This prequel series to the smash hit Hercules: The Legendary Journeys explores the dawn of an ancient age of light and darkness as the half-god, half-man Hercules (Ryan Gosling, The Notebook) alongside his friends, Prince Jason (Chris Conrad, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation) and Iolaus (Dean O’Gorman, The Hobbit Trilogy) struggles to find his place in the world and learns what it means to be a hero.

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Nickelodeon Bunch of Play Dates will be available on DVD on July 7, 2015 for the suggested retail price of $19.99. Nickelodeon Bunch of Play Dates includes the following:

Disc 1: Dance to the Music
Dora the Explorer – La Maestra de Musica
Team Umizoomi – Butterfly Dance
Bubble Guppies – We Totally Rock
Go Diego Go! – The Iguana Sing-Along
Wonder Pets – Save the Beetles/Fiddler Crab on the Roof
Ni Hao, Kai-Lan – The Ants Dance
Special Features:
Bubble Guppies: Sing-Along Music Videos
Bubble Guppies: I Need to Rock!
Bubble Guppies: Rock It!
Disc 2: Rootin’ Tootin’ Wild West
Bubble Guppies – The Cowgirl Parade
Team Umizoomi – Shooting Star!
Dora the Explorer –Pinto, The Pony Express
The Fresh Beat Band – Hip Hop Hoedown
Go, Diego, Go! – The Great Roadrunner Race
The Wonder Pets! – Save the Pony Express
The Wonder Pets! – Help the Groundhog!
Disc 3: Once Upon A Rhyme
Bubble Guppies – Who's Gonna Play The Big Bad Wolf?
Team Umizoomi – The Umi City Treasure Hunt
The Fresh Beat Band – Royal Wedding
Dora the Explorer – Dora Saves The Three Little Piggies
The Wonder Pets! – Help the Cow Jump Over the Moon/Save the Unicorn
Blue’s Room – Little Red Riding Blue

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Dive in and rock out with the hottest surf sequel under the sun! Now that summer's over and school has begun, Brady (Ross Lynch) and Mack's (Maia Mitchell) relationship seems headed for a wipeout — until Lela, Tanner and the "Wet Side Story" kids show up! Dazzled by the novelty and variety of the modern world, Lela wants to stay, but the real world and the "reel" world just don't mix. Can Mack and Brady find the magic to get the kids home and get their own romance back on track before it's too late? Packed with electrifying song & dance numbers and hilarious fish-out-of-water wackiness, TEEN BEACH 2 is "wow-abunga" fun for everyone!

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Nickelodeon’s newest DVD, Let’s Learn: Kindness sets out to teach some of life’s biggest lessons including good manners and forgiveness. This delightful DVD features six super-polite episodes of Nickelodeon’s popular franchises Wallykazam!, Bubble Guppies, Dora the Explorer, Team Umizoomi, Blue’s Clues and Ni Hao, Kai-lan as the characters learn the values of friendship, manners, teamwork and more! With over 140 minutes of social-skills fun plus a bonus educational worksheet for on-the-go learning.

Let’s Learn: Kindness includes the following episodes:

    Wallykazam! –  “Totally Swamped” – Wally’s grumpy neighbor, Stan of the Swamp, won’t give back his new glider unless Wally can make him laugh– a real challenge since Wally has never even seen Stan smile! Can Wally use his magic stick to make “M” words that’ll get a chuckle out of the swamp monster?
    Bubble Guppies – “The Glitter Games!” – Molly helps Demanda, an aspiring princess, with her manners. Together they’ll become true princesses in the hallowed Glitter Games!
    Dora the Explorer– “Por Favor!” – Dora and Boots read a fairytale about a young kinkajou, a cute and cuddly forest creature, who is destined to be king.  The kinkajou loses his crown because he doesn't know the magic words "por favor."  Dora and Boots set off to teach the kinkajou the magic words. Along the way, they encounter knights, dragons and talking drawbridges.
    Team Umizoomi– “Stolen Lunches!” – The team is visiting their friend’s school when The TroubleMakers steal all the kids' lunches!  Milli, Geo and Bot take off in hot pursuit to get the lunches back before The TroubleMakers reach their secret picnic spot.
    Blue’s Clues– “Blue’s Sad Day” – Something is making Blue sad, so we play Blue’s Clues to figure out what it is. Along the way, we help our Felt Friends label their feelings and skidoo into Blue’s school to help her classmates figure out how to resolve difficult situations and emotions.
    Ni Hao, Kai Lan– “Kai-Lan’s Carnival” – Kai-Lan and her friends wake up early today because there’s a carnival in the backyard with game booths, prizes and rides! Stompy the elephant is almost finished building a Rollercoaster Rocket Ride that everyone wants to ride. When Rintoo and Hoho throw some balls at another game booth, they accidentally break Stompy’s rocket.  It’s up to Kai-Lan and the viewer to help Rintoo and Hoho realize that if they cause a problem for someone else, they need to say sorry and help to fix it.

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The beginning of season three found the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles honing their skills and fighting off threats in the woods. Now, it’s time for them to return to New York and defend their city in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Return to NYC!, which picks up with the next seven episodes of season three. In these episodes, the Turtles search for their lost master Splinter and defend NYC from the criminal world that is terrorizing the city and its people. This DVD also includes the “Mutation Of A Scene” special feature, which offers a behind-the-scenes look into every episode.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Return to NYC! includes the following episodes:

    Vision Quest–Leo takes the Turtles to train in the woods in an advanced ninja ritual where they must overcome their weaknesses and face their greatest enemies in order to become true ninjas.
    Return to New York–The Turtles return to the city to search for Splinter, only to find that the city is overrun with Kraang.
    Serpent Hunt–As the Turtles search for Karai, they have to deal with a city filled with Kraangdroids as well as Zeck and Steranko, who hunt Karai for their own means.
    The Pig and the Rhino–Donnie finishes a new batch of retro-mutagen, hoping to save Karai, but the Turtles find themselves hunted by Shredder’s new vengeful henchmen, Bebop and Rocksteady.
    Battle for New York – Part 1–Leo doesn’t trust Slash when he emerges leading a team called the “Mighty Mutanimals.”
    Battle for New York – Part 2–While the Mighty Mutanimals lay siege to TCRI, the Turtles must brave the bizarre world of Dimension X to save the enslaved people of New York.
    Casey Jones vs. the Underworld–Casey Jones thinks he can take on the criminal underworld on his own, but when he discovers the Shredder is behind the growing crime wave, he finds himself in over his head.

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 Disc #1 — Dora the Explorer: Pirate Adventure
   Play All
   Episode Selection
      Dora's Pirate Adventure
      Bonus Episodes
         Dora Saves The Prince
         El Coquí
   Special Features
      Dora's Sing-Along Songs
      Flash Cards
      Sing A Pirate Song
      The Friend Who's Always With You
      Previews
Disc #2 — Dora the Explorer: Dance To The Rescue
   Play All
   Episode Selection
      Dora's Dance to the Rescue
   More
      Rescue, Rescue, Rescue!
      León, the Circus Lion
   Special Features
      Photo Gallery
      Song Selection
         "Dora Theme"
         "Trapped"
         "Please"
         Elf- "Main Theme"
         "One Big Wish"
         "Short"
         "Travel Song"
         "Ants Song"
         "Spiders Song"
         "Snake Song"
         "Got Thru"
         "One Big Wish- reprise"
         "Backpack"
         "Stormy Storm"
         "Pirate Dance- Long"
         "Stormy Storm" – version 2
         "Got to Stop Her"
         "Spin"
         "Ants in Your Pants Dance"
         "Fish Dance"
         "Everyone Can Dance"
         "Sad"
         "We Did It"
      The Backyardigans "The Snow Fort" DVD Sneak Peek
      Nicktrition Tips for Parents Previews
Disc #3 — Dora the Explorer: Fairytale Adventure
   Play All
   Episode Selection
   Bonus Episode
      What Happens Next?
      The Magic Stick
   Special Features
      Sing-Along
      Song Selection
         Fairytale Land Theme Song
         Magic Music Box Song
         iCaliente!
         We Did It!
      Photo Gallery
      "Find the Fairytale Friend" Game
      Nick Jr. Baby Video Sneak Peek Previews

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Todos juntos! Dora and her amigos need your help in these 4 magical adventures in Playa Verde! Help them reunite Cusco with his lost puppy brothers in time for Doggie Adoption Day. Plus, save Magic Land, bring music back to Opera Land, and journey to fairytale puppet world too!

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Cartoon Network: Adventure Time – The Complete Fifth Season (DVD)

Adventure Time is back on Blu-ray and DVD with the complete fifth season, featuring all 52 episodes – yes 52! – from of Cartoon Networks #1 show! The Complete Fifth Season release also comes with a totally rad exclusive special feature*, and comes packaged in a custom slipcase featuring everyone's favorite magical dog Jake, adding to the collectible custom die-cut slipcases from the previous season releases.

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Nine episodes of the children's animated spin-off of 'Fraggle Rock'. The series follows the four young Doozers Daisy Wheel, Spike, Flex and Mollybot who make up the inventive Pod Squad, living and working in the self-sustaining, green community of Doozer Creek. The episodes are: 'Pod Squad Boogie', 'Bubbles', 'Mega Magnet Mover', 'Dancing Doodad!', 'Butterfly Away', 'Pod Ball', 'Enter the Ditzies!', 'Dune Buddies' and 'It's a Breeze'.

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Eight episodes of the children's animated spin-off of 'Fraggle Rock'. The series follows the four young Doozers Daisy Wheel, Spike, Flex and Mollybot. The episodes are: 'Zip It', 'Little Feats', 'Butterfly Away', 'Enter the Ditzies', 'Home Tweet Home', 'Mega Magnet Mover', 'Three's a Team', and 'Starry Night'. Bonus: 2 Karaoke sing-along songs.

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Blaze and the Monster Machines: High-Speed Adventures DVD includes:

 Bouncy Tires – When Zeg the dinosaur truck accidentally puts on a set of "Super Bouncy Tires," he bounces out of control! Now Blaze and AJ have to experiment to find a substance adhesive enough to stop their bouncing buddy.

 Stuntmania – Darington has built the ultimate stunt track and every Monster Machine in town is coming to see the show. When a jealous Crusher tricks Darington and sends him far, far away, it's up to Blaze and AJ to rescue him.

 Epic Sail – Crusher and Pickle challenge Blaze and his friends to a sailboat race, but when he tries to cheat, Crusher accidentally crashes both ships onto a tropical island. Now Blaze and his crew must find the missing pieces of their ship so they can sail back home.

 Team Truck Challenge – It's the day of the Team Truck Challenge, a race where all the trucks get to compete in teams of two. When Crusher chooses a new partner instead of his sidekick Pickle, his pal teams up with Blaze to prove his mettle.

Now for the giveaway: One lucky person will win a Blaze & The Monster Machines: High-Speed Adventure DVD. This is open to US and ends 8/15/15 @ 11:59 pm est. To enter, Simply do the tasks on the Giveaway Tools widget below and you're set to have a chance to win! Remember you can't win if you don't enter. It only takes one entry to win!

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hover2015Helicopter pilot Lt. Sara Denning joins a navy battle group with little fanfare–and that's just the way she likes it. After her brother Ian's tragic death, her career path seemed obvious: step into his shoes and enter the Naval Academy, despite her fear of water. Sara's philosophy is simple–blend in, be competent, and above all, never do anything to stand out as a woman in a man's world.

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This first Go Green book is for everyone whether they are new to the concept of sustainability or someone who's lifestyle is green. The books three main focal points are; explaining sustainability in a simple and fun way, putting the concept into perspective for children and families and to show easy and fun steps to take in the green direction. All through the book are tips and fun facts connected to sustainability and the reader will find that not all is lost and a few easy steps will take the family in a new direction.  

Chapter headings

These are a few of the chapter headings, with a reservation that the wording of them might change slightly:  

·         Go Green with Mickey
·         What is the circle of life?
·         Fun and active lifestyle!
·         Exploring the world!
·         Why recycle?
·         Growing our own greens

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Zoonicorns are very special creatures that visit the dreams of young zoo animals who need help. When a bison named Buffy feels restless, her mother sings a magical lullaby, sending her: Off to the land where the Zoonicorns play, all will be well by the light of the day.

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