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October’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.

Kate & Mim-Mim: The Mimiloo Zoo DVDIt’s off to the fantasy world of Mimiloo after Kate’s visit to the zoo gets canceled! In Mimiloo, Kate, Mim-Mim, and their pals create their own zoo animals from the surrounding bushes and hedges when, with one spritz of Gobble’s presto potion, the animals come to life and things quickly get wild!

Format: Animated, Color, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: PBS (Direct)
DVD Release Date: September 20, 2016
Run Time: 66 minutes

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: You Are Special, Daniel Tiger! DVDAnimated series, targeting ages 2-4 featuring the son of the original Daniel Tiger from Mr. Rogers Neighborhood

Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Dubbed: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: PBS
DVD Release Date: September 6, 2016
Run Time: 110 minutes

Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas DVDIt’s Christmas time and the Wild Kratts are taking a break to celebrate. They are beginning to open their presents when the Wild Kratts alarm sounds. The villains, Zach Varmitech, Gaston Gourmand, and Donita Donata are kidnapping all the baby animals to turn them into Christmas ornaments! Christmas will have to wait as the Wild Kratts spring into action to save their friends and get them home for Christmas.

Format: Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Dubbed: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: G General Audience
Studio: PBS Distribution
DVD Release Date: October 4, 2016
Run Time: 60 minutes

Kate & Mim-Mim: A Christmas Wish DVDJoin Kate and Mim-Mim with their friends in Mimiloo as they use Tack s letter launcher to send their Christmas wishes to Santa! When the letter launcher malfunctions, can Kate and Mim-Mim save Christmas? In addition to this Christmas adventure, this DVD features more exciting tales!

Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Dubbed: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: G General Audience
Studio: PBS Distribution
DVD Release Date: October 4, 2016
Run Time: 45 minutes

Caillou The Courageous DVDGrowing up can be fun, but sometimes preschoolers get scared! From overcoming a fear of spiders to trying something new, Caillou empowers preschoolers to take on life s little challenges and to explore the world around them! Caillou the Courageous features seven stories that will help kids feel like they can accomplish anything!

Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Dubbed: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: G General Audience
Studio: PBS Distribution
DVD Release Date: October 11, 2016
Run Time: 55 minutes

Power Rangers Dino Charge: Rise [DVD + Digital] The Power Rangers rise and take action-adventure to the next level as Tyler and Ivan put their differences aside to defuse a bomb; Chase races to free his friends from an underground tomb; Prince Phillip learns that he can’t buy his way into the Power Rangers; and Riley and Koda restore the team’s broken bonds of friendship in these dynamic, thrill-filled adventures.

Directors: Peter Salmon, Mike Smith
Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Studio: LIONSGATE
DVD Release Date: September 27, 2016
Run Time: 93 minutes

Legend Of Everfree Fresh air – check. Starlit nights – check. Scary stories – freaky deaky! The Equestria Girls are leaving the halls of Canterlot High School for a field trip to Camp Everfree. However, they get more than canoeing and camp fires when magic begins to wreak havoc on the camp. They’re surprised to find a magical force is causing strange things to happen, and the girls seem to be developing new powers. The Equestria Girls will have to work together to control the magic or it will destroy their beloved camp!

Actors: Ashleigh Ball, Tara Strong
Directors: Jayson Thiessen
Format: NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Number of discs: 2
Studio: Shout! Factory
DVD Release Date: November 1, 2016
Run Time: 73 minutes

Alice Through the Looking GlassDisney invites you to step through the looking glass and join Alice, the Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat and the Red Queen on a wild ride back to Wonderland! The adventure begins when Alice embarks on a daring quest to save her dear friend the Hatter (Johnny Depp). Plunging back into the whimsical, topsy-turvy world of Wonderland with all her old companions and a host of zany new ones, Alice must take on Time himself to right a past wrong, find her muchness… and remember that nothing is impossible.

Actors: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska
Directors: James Bobin
Writers: Based On Characters Created By Lewis Carroll, Written By Linda Woolverton
Format: AC-3, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled
Language: 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
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG Parental Guidance Suggested
Studio: Walt Disney Studios
DVD Release Date: October 18, 2016
Run Time: 113 minutes

Doc McStuffins: Toy Hospital DVDJoin Doc as she goes from running her backyard clinic to taking charge of a new, state-of-the art TOY HOSPITAL! The excitement begins when Doc is transported to McStuffinsville, a magical new place filled with toys! There, she becomes the new Chief Resident of McStuffins Toy Hospital. Thankfully, she’s brought the whole gang to pitch in, with Lambie in the nursery, Stuffy on vet duty, Chilly as receptionist, Rosie the ambulance and, of course, Hallie too. Together, they’ll heal toys from near and far. Plus, there’s more! You’ll get to join Doc as she meets her new baby sister and learns how to care for her with toy Baby Cece! Super-stuffed with over two hours of heartwarming, song-filled fun, this is Doc’s biggest adventure ever!

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Actors: Kiara Muhammed, Lara Jill Miller, Robbie Rist, Loretta Devine, Jess Harnell
Format: Animated, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, 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
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: October 18, 2016
Run Time: 142 minutes

Take Heart [DVD + Digital]There’s exciting news in the land of Care-a-Lot! The Care Bear Cousins – Brave Heart Lion, Bright Heart Raccoon, Lotsa Heart Elephant, and Cozy Heart Penguin – have returned home. The Cousins make sure that the Share Cloud is always full of the Care Hearts that Care-a-Lot needs. When the Cousins’ ship is stolen, the Care Bears and the Cousins use their caring skills to retrieve the ship, save the Share Cloud, collect the lost Care Hearts, and much more in these heartwarming adventures!

Actors: Michaela Dean, Doug Erholtz, Braeden Fox, Olivia Hack, David Lodge
Directors: Andrew Young
Format: Animated, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: Lionsgate
DVD Release Date: November 1, 2016
Run Time: 132 minutes

We Wish Ewe A Merry Christmas DVD’Tis the season to be woolly with Shaun the Sheep™ and his farmyard friends. Frolic with the flock as they decorate the farmhouse for the Farmer, watch Bitzer and Pidsley battle for a spot by the fire, join a massive snowball fight and much more in these seven hilarious episodes.

Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: Lyons / Hit Ent.
DVD Release Date: October 18, 2011
Run Time: 50 minutes

Hero [DVD + Digital]Join the Power Rangers on a quest for a new hero! Get set for dino-charged adventure and nonstop thrills as the Power Rangers discover their newest ally, the Purple Ranger! But when the Purple Ranger decides to leave the team, it will take all of the Power Rangers’ skills combined to battle the villainous Sledge – and find a new hero fit for the Purple Energem – in this action-packed collection that features the bonus episode, “Race to Rescue Christmas.”

Actors: Brennan Mejia, Camille Hyde, Yoshi Sudarso, Michael Taber, James Davies
Directors: Mike Smith, Peter Salmon, Charlie Haskell
Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Lionsgate
DVD Release Date: November 1, 2016
Run Time: 125 minutes

Project Droid #1 & #2It’s a pretty normal day for Logan Applebaum—until his inventor mother announces that she’s built him a new robot cousin. And Java may be really smart, but he’s also going to be a major handful. No one can know about his secret. This is going to be a long school year.

With the third grade science fair coming up, though, Logan thinks maybe a super computer cousin could come in handy and he’ll finally have a shot at beating the nosey Silverspoon twins who win at everything.

But when Sherry and Jerry steal Java as their partner, and then start suspecting something is up with the new kid, can Logan think fast before this crazy experiment becomes an epic disaster?

In Science No Fair! internationally bestselling author, Nancy Krulik and her incredibly talented daughter, Amanda Burwasser, team up to introduce a new comedic pair that combines the literalness of Amelia Bedelia with a wacky modern edge, making for hours of laughter.

Age Range: 7 – 9 years
Grade Level: 1 – 4
Series: Project Droid (Book 1)
Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: Sky Pony Press (September 6, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1510710280
ISBN-13: 978-1510710283
Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.4 x 7.4 inches

When Mom tells Logan that Java is joining his soccer team, the Purple Wombats, he’s not thrilled. It’s a lot of work teaching his new robot cousin how to act like a human—and keeping him out of trouble—and Logan needs a break.

Still, being programmed for success means that Java’s also great at scoring. He might just turn the Wombats into a championship team, beating Sherry and Jerry Silverspoon and their Red Polar Bears . . . if he’d just let the other kids play, too. After being replaced as the Wombats’ MVP, Logan’s had enough.

But when Java gets wet and goes on the fritz, can the whole team—even a short-circuiting Java—come together to score the winning goal?

The second in a fantastically funny new chapter book series by internationally bestselling author Nancy Krulik and her daughter, Amanda Burwasser, Soccer Shocker is destined to win tons of fans.

Age Range: 7 – 9 years
Grade Level: 1 – 4
Series: Project Droid (Book 2)
Paperback: 104 pages
Publisher: Sky Pony Press (September 6, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1510710299
ISBN-13: 978-1510710290
Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.3 x 7.4 inches

Travels with Gannon and Wyatt: Hawaii Hardcover BookA HIGH-ALTITUDE BLIZZARD, BUBBLING RIVERS OF LAVA, AND BEACHES WITH RAGING SURF; one thing’s for sure: The Hawaiian Islands offer no shortage of adventure! Teaming up with fellow explorer, Alana Aukai, thrill-seeking twins Gannon and Wyatt begin an expedition to study rarely visited parts of this Pacific paradise. When an ancient map is found on a drowning archeologist, the explorers shift their attention to uncovering the map’s secrets. To their astonishment, they discover that it might lead to one of Hawaii’s most puzzling mysteries—the burial place of the islands’ most-revered ruler, King Kamehameha the Great! Adding danger to an already perilous journey, someone else is after the map—someone who seems willing to do just about anything to get it.

In the tradition of the historic journals kept by explorers such as Lewis and Clark, Dr. David Livingstone, and Captain James Cook comes the adventure series Travels with Gannon & Wyatt. From Africa to the South Pacific, these twin brothers have traveled the world. You never know what they will encounter as they venture into the wild, but one thing is certain—wherever Gannon and Wyatt go, adventure is their constant companion.

Series: Travels with Gannon and Wyatt
Hardcover: 200 pages
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press (September 6, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1626343071
ISBN-13: 978-1626343078
Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.8 x 8.1 inches

The Adventures of Celia Kaye Hardcover BookCelia Kaye is a little girl who has something she thinks she needs to hide. She goes to great lengths to keep her mysterious secret concealed from her friends by becoming a master storyteller.

It is often difficult and frustrating for children to navigate food allergies and intolerances. This book is designed to help kids cope with and understand not only celiac disease, but all differences.

Kids will follow Celia Kaye on her adventures as she creates stories about her limitations using unlimited imagination.

Hardcover: 38 pages
Publisher: Bent Frame (November 17, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0996432906
ISBN-13: 978-0996432900
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 8.5 inches

Peep and Egg: I'm Not Trick-or-Treating Hardcover BookPeep can’t wait to go trick-or-treating with Egg. But Egg is NOT trick-or-treating! No way, no how. With monsters, witches, and mummies out there, it is just too scary. Even when Peep tells Halloween jokes to soothe Egg’s fears, Egg is not cracking. How can Peep help Egg realize that trick-or-treating isn’t so scary when you have someone you love by your side?

Age Range: 2 – 6 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 1
Series: Peep and Egg
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (August 9, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0374301220
ISBN-13: 978-0374301224
Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 0.4 x 9.4 inches

The Truthful Story PaperbackWhen ten-year-old Genevieve Donovan’s Nannie dies mysteriously in the Lowcountry river she’s loved and lived near all her life, Genny and her family are heartbroken. In 1960s South Carolina, new industry is encroaching on old country, and Genny fears her grandmother may have gotten in the way of so-called progress. Even Daduh, Nannie’s dearest friend and longtime housekeeper, doesn’t know what to make of Nannie’s death. Was it an accident, or did the drunkard son of a local businessman play a role? What’s more, ever since Nannie passed, Genny has been hearing and seeing things she’s not sure she can share with anyone except her mother, whose own grief is making it harder and harder to get through to her. Seeking answers, longing for guidance, and unsure if Mama will ever be the same again, Genny gingerly forges a path out of childhood and into adolescence. As Genny struggles to understand justice, healing, and a world in which Nannie is gone but still present, The Truthful Story traces a family’s difficult journey through the pain of loss and the survival of love.

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Unlock The Weird! HardcoverRipley’s Believe It or Not! Unlock the Weird! 2017 is bursting with 100% ALL NEW facts, features, and photos from around the world—all verified to be 100% TRUE! From weird feats to bizarre food, strange animals, and more, this brand-new collection of Ripley’s stories and photos includes exclusive features not found anywhere else. Filled with thousands of unbelievably strange oddities to discover, children and adults alike will find a new favorite on every page.

All true, 100% ALL NEW, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Unlock the Weird! 2017 will amaze and astound readers from the first to the last page. Hair-raising photographs, incredible stories, and the mind-blowing facts Ripley’s is famous for promise hours of entertainment for every Ripley fan! With thousands of stories—including submissions from readers around the world—you’ll discover something new each time you read it!

Series: ANNUAL (Book 13)
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Ripley Publishing (September 6, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1609911652
ISBN-13: 978-1609911652
Product Dimensions: 9 x 1 x 11.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds

Growing Up Gourmet: 125 Healthy Meals for Everybody and Every Baby HardcoverGarlic, cinnamon, cardamom, sage, basil—you’ll be amazed by what your baby will eat! Here are 125 healthy, delicious, kitchen-tested, and pediatric dietician-approved baby food recipes that will nurture your child’s adventurous palate and guarantee smiles from everyone at the dinner table.

Growing Up Gourmet is a total guide to your baby and toddler’s diet. Jennifer Carlson built her business, Baby Gourmet, into one of the top-selling organic baby food brands in North America—and she’ll show you how to make nutritious, delicious, home-cooked meals that will complement your child’s development schedule and make everyone else in the family happy too. Her mouth-watering recipes reduce picky eating and introduce your baby to the wide world of textures and tastes, from veggies such as kale and fennel, to grains such as amaranth and spelt, to herbs and spices such as turmeric and ginger that will help you avoid added sugar, salt, colorings, and preservatives.

As a busy mother of two, Jen understands that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by feeding struggles and the sheer mass of parenting information, not to mention the challenges of finding time to make wholesome, flavorful meals from scratch. In this essential guide, she clearly lays out everything you need to know about feeding your baby: when to wean; how to get the right nutrients at every stage; how to deal with finicky eating habits; which foods will treat gassiness, colic, constipation, low iron, or poor sleep; and how to adapt your special dietary considerations for your child. As daunting as it may seem, there are shortcuts and techniques to make it all manageable, whether you’re cooking for a single little one or a family of five and counting.

Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Atria Books (June 21, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1501110551
ISBN-13: 978-1501110559
Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.6 x 7.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds

BookA runaway bestseller in Japan, now available in English for the first time, Life Works Itself Out is an unforgettable collection of adorable cat photos and sage life advice that will appeal to fans of Texts from Mittens, I Could Pee on This, and Grumpy Cat.

Humans could learn a thing or two from cats—and Life Works Itself Out is here to relay all of kittendom’s accumulated wisdom to mankind, one loveable photo and wise aphorism at a time.

A mega-bestseller in Japan (where it has sold more than 700,000 copies), this book is filled with inspirational quotes and entertaining four-color photographs of cats that range from the heartwarming to the humorous. Whether you’re feeling down and looking for a lift, or you need some lighthearted life advice, who better to turn to than man’s TRUE best friend—the trusty feline. The purr-fect pick-me-up or gift book, Life Works Itself Out will have cat lovers pawing through its pages over and over again.

Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Touchstone (October 11, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1501127853
ISBN-13: 978-1501127854
Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.7 x 7.4 inches

BookFor fans who loved bestsellers like Underwater Dogs and Shake comes Flying Dogs, a fun and stunning photography book capturing adorable dogs from a unique perspective: mid-air.

Inspired by her Frisbee-loving pup, Flinn, photographer Julia Christe set out to photograph the athleticism and freedom of dogs leaping in mid-air. She published some of these images of airborne canines digitally, and they quickly went viral with features in The Guardian, Huffington Post, and on the Today show.

The delightful result prompted her to capture other dogs from this hilarious and unique perspective. Featuring over 120 airborne dogs of all breeds and sizes—from the tiniest of Chihuahuas to full-grown Siberian Huskies and German Shepherds—Flying Dogs is the delightful, swooping sensation that will have dog lovers laughing out loud and begging for more! (And never fear: No dogs were harmed in the making of this book.)

Hardcover: 128 pages
Publisher: Touchstone (October 18, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1501145886
ISBN-13: 978-1501145889
Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.7 x 8 inches

1-2-3 Magic Teen bookHelp your teens grow into the very best versions of themselves!

From rule-breaking and risk-taking to defensive communication and disrespect, parenting a teenager can feel like modern warfare–but it doesn’t have to be that way. In 1-2-3 Magic Teen, internationally renowned parenting expert Thomas W. Phelan explains how to better understand your teenager, which problems are not worth fighting over, and why your child’s behavior likely matches the definition of a normal adolescent! With helpful, straightforward advice backed up by research and parent-tested strategies, 1-2-3 Magic Teen will help you establish a calmer, more respectful home and family life and show you how to guide your teenager into healthy, functional young adulthood.

• Learn the Language: Communicate with open and engaging language, and listen to your teenager the right way.
• Establish Expectations: Learn how to set limits while still encouraging independent decision-making and helping your child develop their emotional intelligence.
• Stay in Touch: Allow your teen to open up to you in more meaningful and inclusive ways through four simple connection building strategies.’
• Take Care of Yourself: Take time to maintain your own emotional well-being to avoid allowing your own anxieties and stresses to influence your children

You’ll also find tools and advice tailored for the challenges of a teen lifestyle, including:
• Forgetting to do chores
• Absence in family outings
• Drop in grades
• Missed curfews
• Parties and drinking
• Work responsibilities

The author of the million-copy parenting bestseller 1-2-3 Magic applies his time-tested, trusted advice in this straightforward, encouraging guide that walks parents through the ups and downs of teen life, allowing them to help their kids gain confidence and push toward independence.

Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks; 4 edition (November 1, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1492637890
ISBN-13: 978-1492637899
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 8.9 inches

Outdoor Science Lab for KidsLearn physics, chemistry and biology in your own backyard!

At-home science provides an environment for freedom, creativity and invention that is not always possible in a school setting. In your own backyard, it’s simple, inexpensive, and fun to whip up a number of amazing science experiments using the great outdoors. Science can be found all around in nature. Outdoor Science Lab for Kids offers 52 fun science activities for families to do together. The experiments can be used as individual projects, for parties, or as educational activities for groups. Outdoor Science Lab for Kids will tempt families to learn about physics, chemistry and biology in their backyards. Learn scientific survival skills and even take some experiments to the playground! Many of the experiments are safe enough for toddlers and exciting enough for older kids, so families can discover the joy of science together.

Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Grade Level: 2 – 5
Series: Lab Series
Flexibound: 144 pages
Publisher: Quarry Books (June 1, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1631591150
ISBN-13: 978-1631591150
Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.6 x 8.8 inches

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September’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.

The Jungle Book (BD + DVD + Digital HD) [Blu-ray] In an epic adventure directed by Jon Favreau (IRON MAN), Mowgli, a man-cub raised in the jungle by a family of wolves, embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery when he’s forced to abandon the only home he’s ever known. Featuring an all-star voice cast including Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley and Scarlett Johansson, THE JUNGLE BOOK is “stunning” (Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter).

Actors: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o
Directors: Jon Favreau
Writers: Screenplay by Justin Marks, Based on the Book by Rudyard Kipling
Format: AC-3, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled
Language: 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
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG Parental Guidance Suggested
Studio: Walt Disney Studios
DVD Release Date: August 30, 2016
Run Time: 106 minutes

ABC Monsters 1-4 DVD'sMeet the ABC Monsters! They are big, hairy and not very scary. The ABC Monsters are on the loose and only Alice, Brian and Cherry Berry can catch them. 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 clean 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 always curious and happy creatures so they tend to wander off from Alphabet Gardens and get lost in the process. In each adventure Alice and her good friends Brian and Cherry Berry, must search high and low for one of the missing monsters. Get set for a spellbinding series of magical adventures that engages preschool children’s imaginations, while making learning exciting and entertaining.

Odd Squad: Creature Encounters DVD When it comes to dealing with bizarre situations, the agents of Odd Squad are ready for the challenge. Join agents Olive and Otto as they interrogate a mummy, a unicorn, and a robot that escaped from library books; work to find a powerful weapon that can defeat the Hydraclops; and go back in time to prevent dinosaurs from destroying headquarters. Olive and Otto work to save the day and set things right!

Format: Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Dubbed: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: G General Audience
Studio: PBS Distribution
DVD Release Date: September 13, 2016
Run Time: 75 minutes

The Little Prince Read-Aloud Storybook HardcoverThe Little Prince, adapted for children and illustrated with the magnificent original images from the film. A book full of tenderness, designed to help youngsters discover the magic of the universal masterpiece by Saint-Exupery.

Age Range: 6 – 9 years
Grade Level: 1 – 4
Series: The Little Prince
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; Abridged edition (November 17, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0544792556
ISBN-13: 978-0544792555

The Barefoot Book of ChildrenInnovative and inclusive, The Barefoot Book of Children empowers young readers to learn about children around the globe and ponder their own place in it. Created with the guidance of diversity specialists, this groundbreaking work of narrative nonfiction addresses the need for children’s books that depict diversity, while simultaneously demonstrating the interconnectedness and uniqueness of all people.

Age Range: 5 – 8 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 3
School & Library Binding: 64 pages
Publisher: Barefoot Books (October 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1782852964
ISBN-13: 978-1782852964
Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.5 x 11.8 inches

See You Later, Alligator HardcoverA departing tortoise has his bags packed and is almost ready to set out on an adventure, but he can’t leave until he says good-bye to each of his animal friends. The tortoise stops for every last timid mouse and bumblebee, shouting his rhyming good-byes, making you wonder if, perhaps, he’s stalling the start of his trip.

His animal friends appear startled as he suddenly pops up on each page to say adieu—especially the perplexed rhinoceros the tortoise mistakes for a unicorn! With each farewell, the tortoise’s good-byes get sillier and more creative. When will the good-byes end and the adventure begin?

See You Later, Alligator is a silly story with bright, engaging illustrations and expressive, rhyming text that children will want to read—and giggle through—again and again.

Age Range: 3 – 6 years
Grade Level: Preschool – Kindergarten
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Sky Pony Press (September 20, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1510704841
ISBN-13: 978-1510704848
Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 0.4 x 10.2 inches

That's Not the Monster We Ordered Hardcover BookThe day the Turner family gets their very own monster is a momentous event in the neighborhood. Everyone gathers for the occasion. The monster can roar louder than a lion, leap down the stairs better than any Slinky, and eat grass so no one needs to mow. Based on the Turners’ experience, investing in a monster seems like a great idea!

Except, the monster that shows up isn’t the monster they ordered at all. Their monster likes to pull pranks and paint murals, and when he eats grass, he gets gas! He isn’t a good baker and he smells! Will the family return their defective monster? Or will the monster find a way to win their love?

That’s Not the Monster We Ordered is a fun twist on household pets but full of enough silly antics to warrant rereads. As in Gorillas in Our Midst and My Grandpa Is a Dinosaur, Fairgray and Jones have blended imagination into the real world, creating an entertaining story everyone will enjoy.

Age Range: 3 – 6 years
Grade Level: Preschool – Kindergarten
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Sky Pony Press (September 6, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1510711368
ISBN-13: 978-1510711365

I Am So Bored! Hardcover BookA little bear is bored and has no idea what to do with himself. He tries to find a friend to play with him, but no one is around or available yet. Dejected, the little bear lays down on the ground with nothing to do but to stare at the sky or the grass. How boring!

Slowly, though, as he sits still, the world begins to come alive around him and his senses are awakened. The grass and the forest around him and the sky above him seem like a very different place and the bear finds himself full of curiosity. He sees things he hasn’t seen before like the shapes in the clouds and feels things he hasn’t felt before like the vibration of a bird’s wings.

I Am So Bored! is a book about imagination, slowing down the pace of life, and the power of all five senses. Take a journey with the little bear as he realizes the beauty of life that exists in the world around him. The perfect story to help little ones wind down and to take a break from screen time. Remember: boredom can sometimes be the best way to have fun.

Age Range: 3 – 6 years
Grade Level: Preschool – Kindergarten
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Sky Pony Press (September 13, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1510706763
ISBN-13: 978-1510706767
Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 0.4 x 10.8 inches

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August’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.

Wild Kratts: Wild Reptiles DVDThe Gecko Effect, Crocogator Contest, Rattlesnake Crystal, Chameleon on Target

Format: Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: Pbs
DVD Release Date: August 23, 2016
Run Time: 120 minutes

Dino Dan: Dinobusters DVD Join junior dinosaur expert Trek Henderson as he imagines dinosaurs into the real world dinobusters edition! When his friends come over, Trek tells them the story of a haunted house, which turns out to not have ghosts but instead has dinosaurs! Who ya gonna call? Dinobusters! Enjoy six more dino-rrific adventures with Trek and friends!

Actors: Dino Dan
Directors: NCircle Entertainment
Format: Color, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: G General Audience
Studio: NCircle Entertainment
DVD Release Date: July 5, 2016
Run Time: 90 minutes

The Adventures of Panda Warrior [DVD + Digital] A peace-loving soldier from Ancient China is magically transported into a world ruled by an evil nine-headed snake. Transformed into a panda, he joins forces with a flying pig to free the once-peaceful Merryland from tyranny. But first he must train to be the kingdom’s most courageous panda warrior.

Actors: Rob Schneider, Lauren Elizabeth, Norm McDonald, Haylie Duff, Tom Kenny
Directors: Leo Lo
Format: Animated, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG Parental Guidance Suggested
Studio: LIONSGATE
DVD Release Date: August 2, 2016
Run Time: 79 minutes

Power Rangers Super Megaforce: The Complete Season [DVD + Digital] The Complete Season of Power Rangers Super Megaforce is now available with over 7 hours of content on 5 discs!

Actors: Andrew M. Gray, Ciara Hanna, Christina Masterson, John Mark Loudermilk, Azim Rizk
Directors: James Barr, Akihiro Noguchi, Charlie Haskell, Jonathan Tzachor
Format: Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 5
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: LIONSGATE
DVD Release Date: August 16, 2016
Run Time: 460 minutes

Power Rangers Megaforce: The Complete Season [DVD + Digital] The Complete Season of Power Rangers Megaforce is now available with over 7 hours of content on 5 discs!

Actors: Andrew Gray, John Mark Loudermilk, Ciara Hanna, Azim Rizk, Christina Masterson
Directors: Jonathan Tzachor, Jonathan Brough
Format: Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 5
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: LIONSGATE
DVD Release Date: August 16, 2016
Run Time: 460 minutes

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July’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.

Adventures In Babysitting DVDSofia Carson (DESCENDANTS) and Sabrina Carpenter (GIRL MEETS WORLD) star in a hilarious, action-packed tale of two sitters inspired by the ’80s classic! Sparks fly when free-spirited Lola and prim, proper Jenny learn they’re up for the same internship. But that night, after newbie babysitter Lola breaks Rule #1: NEVER take your eyes off the kids, she’s forced to call Jenny — currently on her own gig — to help track down Trey, who has snuck out. Now with all their young charges in tow, these rivals must team up and brave the big city on the wildest, wackiest adventure of their lives!

Actors: Sabrina Carpenter, Sofia Carson, Max Lloyd-Jones, Kevin G. Quinn
Directors: John Schultz
Writers: Tiffany Paulsen
Format: Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), 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: June 28, 2016
Run Time: 94 minutes

Roald Dahl's The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) DVDOne moonlit night, little Sophie is snatched from her orphanage bed by an awesome giant who whisks her away on a magical, thrilling, and funny adventure. The enchanting children s book from author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) comes to life in this classic, animated musical feature by the award-winning Cosgrove Hall Studio, makers of DangerMouse and The Wind in the Willows. Unlike the Bloodbottler, the Fleshlumpeater and the Bonecruncher, the Big Friendly Giant is a good giant who blows sweet dreams into the bedroom windows of children as they slumber. When Sophie learns that the monstrous crew of meanies is off to England to gobble up innocent boys and girls, she sets out to stop them once and for all, with the help of her new, rather large, friend. The BFG shows the most tender and dreamlike side of celebrated author Roald Dahl as he depicts the amazing friendship that grows between a little girl and a big-hearted giant.

ZootopiaFrom Walt Disney Animation Studios comes a comedy-adventure set in the modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia. Determined to prove herself, Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia s police force, jumps at the chance to crack her first case even if it means partnering with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve the mystery. Bring home this hilarious adventure full of action, heart and tons of bonus extras that take you deeper into the world of Zootopia. It s big fun for all shapes and species!

WordWorld: It's Time For School DVDWhen its Ducks turn for show-and-tell at school, he wants to bring the thing he loves best his nest! But when the nest breaks apart into letters, will Duck be able to retrieve them all in time?

Format: Animated, Color, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated:NR Not Rated
Studio: PBS
DVD Release Date: July 26, 2016
Run Time: 104 minutes

Caillou Goes for the Gold DVD Caillou and his friends have a lot of fun participating in sports together! With patience and practice, Caillou becomes more confident as he gets better and stronger. When Caillou realizes that winning isn’t the most important part of playing the game, he develops a healthy love of sports.

Format: Animated, Color, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Studio: PBS
DVD Release Date: July 19, 2016
Run Time: 60 minutes

Odd Squad: The O Games DVD Join the agents of Odd Squad for a competition featuring crazy math challenges where the winner gets to be Ms. O for a day and run Odd Squad! Agent Otto is chosen to compete, but so is the villain Odd Todd, Agent Olives former partner. Will Odd Todd eliminate each of his competitors and shut down Odd Squad forever if he wins?

Format: Color, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: PBS
DVD Release Date: June 28, 2016
Run Time: 75 minutes

Peg + Cat: Out of this World DVD Its time for a dance party and other exciting adventures in outer space! Peg and Cat put their heads together to fix their spaceship, outsmart Big Mouth (a crafty space alien who loves to dance), and win a cosmic t-ball game. They’re great at spotting patterns and working together as a team! Join Peg and Cat as they use their TOTALLY AWESOME math skills to solve problems and have fun-filled space adventures.

Format: Animated, Color, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: PBS
DVD Release Date: July 5, 2016
Run Time: 60 minutes

Dinosaur Train: Under the Volcano DVD Join Buddy and family as they watch Old Smoky, erupt! Learn all about lava and geysers. Get inspired to make nature art when Buddy, Tiny, Shiny, and Don find ways to use a pile of leaves, petals, wood, and shells from the family nest.

Format: Animated, Color, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: PBS
DVD Release Date: July 12, 2016
Run Time: 102 minutes

Power Rangers Dino Charge: Breakout [DVD + Digital] The Power Rangers will have to outsmart a puzzling villain, save a prince, and try to defeat Sledge’s monsters. When the evil Fury unleashes the powerful Ptera Zord, only the Power Rangers can regain control with the help of their newest ally – the Gold Ranger!

PROGRAM INFORMATION
Year of Production: 2015
Title Copyright: ™ and © 2015 SCG Power Rangers LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Type: TV on DVD
Rating: TV-Y7
Genre: Action/Adventure, TV Series, Children, Superhero
Closed-Captioned: English
Subtitles: None
Run Time: 92 minutes
DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen (1.78:1)
DVD Audio Status: English 5.1 Dolby Digital; French and Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital

Paw Patrol: Sports Day DVDEveryone’s favorite rescue pups are back in action in six exciting, sports-themed adventures and rescues. This DVD contains many adventures, including Ryder and Marshall forming a basketball team to help Mayor Goodway, Everest snowboarding to make a daring rescue and the Pups using their brand-new Air Patroller to find friends in need. There’s no denying the Pups know how to be brave and have fun!

PAW Patrol: Sports Day! includes the following episodes:
* Pups Save a Basketball Game – Mayor Goodway needs a basketball team, so she calls Ryder and the PAW Patrol for help. The pups become the Adventure Bay All-Stars and they’ll need everyone, including a reluctant Marshall, to pitch in and help win one for Adventure Bay.

* Pup-Fu! – The PAW Patrol and the mischievous kittens from Mayor Humdinger’s Kit-tastrophe Crew are both competing for their martial arts belts when they come across an ancient scroll that holds all the secrets. Mayor Humdinger steals the scroll and the PAW Patrol is called upon to find and return it back to Sensei Yumi.

* Pups Save the Mayor’s Race – It’s the annual Mayor’s Race and Mayor Goodway is determined to beat the cheating and devious Mayor Humdinger. Mayoral contestants need to row a boat, swim and run a foot race to the finish line. The pups need to help Mayor Goodway train for the race and clean up Mayor Humdingers’ disasters.

* Pups Save a Snowboard Competition – Jake and Everest are excited for the big Snowboard Competition, until they look outside and see the course is completely buried under a blanket of snow. The rescue pups help clear the course and rescue the Kit-tastrophe crew kittens who veer off-course and fall off a cliff. Everest uses her grappling hook to lower Ryder down the edge of the cliff and her snowboard jet pulls them back up to safety.

* Pups Save the Soccer Game – When Mayor Humdinger challenges the Adventure Bay team to a soccer match, Ryder and the PAW Patrol are called in to play. The PAW Patrol players start strong but a series of mysterious mishaps jeopardize their team’s victory. The pups must work as a team to overcome some dirty tricks by Mayor Humdinger and pull out a win.

* Pups Take it to the Sky – The PAW Patrol takes to the sky in their all new Air Patroller airplane! When an active volcano spews out hot lava and scatters a frightened monkey family, it’s up to the PAW Patrol to gather them all and bring them back to safety.

Actors: Drew Davis, Elijha Hammill
Directors: Jamie Whitney
Format: AC-3, Animated, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Dubbed: French, Spanish
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: Nickelodeon
DVD Release Date: August 2, 2016
Run Time: 92 minutes

Sleep Smarter: 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to A Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger SuccessWhen it comes to health, there is one criminally overlooked element: sleep. Good sleep helps you shed fat for good, stave off disease, stay productive, and improve virtually every function of your mind and body. That’s what Shawn Stevenson learned when a degenerative bone disease crushed his dream of becoming a professional athlete. Like many of us, he gave up on his health and his body, until he decided there must be a better way. Through better sleep and optimized nutrition, Stevenson not only healed his body but also achieved fitness and business goals he never thought possible.

In Sleep Smarter, Stevenson shares easy tips and tricks to discover the best sleep and best health of your life. With his 14-Day Sleep Makeover, you’ll learn how to create the ideal sleep sanctuary, how to hack sunlight to regulate your circadian rhythms, which clinically proven sleep nutrients and supplements you need, and stress-reduction exercises and fitness tips to keep you mentally and physically sharp.

Sleep Smarter is the ultimate guide to sleeping better, feeling refreshed, and achieving a healthier, happier life.

Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Rodale Books; 1 edition (March 15, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1623367395
ISBN-13: 978-1623367398

Ming Goes to School HardcoverMing goes to school, where she learns to say hello and good-bye. She meets new friends and introduces them to old friends (including her favorite teddy). She builds sandcastles and makes snow angels; she traces, glitters, and glues. She is so fearless that when held at sword point, she even walks the plank! And when she’s playing in the mud, she reaches out and touches the worms with her bare hands. But despite those brave deeds, she isn’t quite ready for the big red slide—not yet.

This is a very sweet story with soft, evocative watercolor illustrations that will help kids to grow comfortable with the idea of starting preschool. Ming is curious and playful and ready for adventure, but even she gets scared of new things sometimes. Kids will relate to her desires and fears and will be excited to see Ming at the top of the slide by the story’s end.

A quiet and reassuring picture book for preschoolers (3-5), this is a wonderful going-to-school story that can be read both at home and in the classroom or childcare center. The illustrations provide a lot of diversity of characters, making this feel like any classroom in any school in the country.

Age Range: 3 – 6 years
Grade Level: Preschool – Kindergarten
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Sky Pony Press (July 5, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1510700501
ISBN-13: 978-1510700505
Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.4 x 10 inches
Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces

She Stood for Freedom: The Untold Story of a Civil Rights Hero, Joan Trumpauer MulhollandJoan Trumpauer Mulholland was a white teenager in the South during Segregation who put herself on the front lines of the Civil Rights struggle. This is the first biography about her experiences, published simultaneously in picture book and middle grade editions, detailing the many events she participated in. She attended demonstrations and sit-ins and was one of the Freedom Riders in 1961 who was arrested and put on death row for months at the notorious Parchman Penitentiary. She was the first white person to join in the 1963 Woolworth s lunch counter sit-ins in Jackson, Mississippi, and that same year participated in the March on Washington with Dr. Martin Luther King and the Selma to Montgomery march in 1965 which contributed to the passage of the landmark Voting Rights Act that year. Her willingness to stand up for justice has been an inspiration, “Anyone can make a difference. It doesn’t matter how old or young you are. Find a problem, get some friends together, and go fix it. Remember, you don’t have to change the world . . . just change your world.”

The picture book edition of She Stood for Freedom describes in an age-appropriate way how the America of Joan Trumpauer Mulholland’s youth was torn by racial injustice. Through carefully crafted storytelling and the collage artwork of Charlotta Janssen, young readers will come to understand the struggle during the tumultuous era of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement from blacks being arrested for marching to register to vote or participating in peaceful sit-ins to the daily injustices of living in segregation. The book emphasized the heroes who worked for positive change and equality under the law.

Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 3
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Shadow Mountain (August 2, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 162972176X
ISBN-13: 978-1629721767

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June’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.

Quackerz DVD When the peaceful island of the Mandarin Ducks is mistakenly invaded by the Military Mallards, a conflict flares up between the Mandarin Emperor and the Mallard Commander. Longway, the Emperor’s son, and Erica, the daughter of the Mallard Commander, meet… and before long, a friendship takes wing. While their feathered fathers fight and egg each other on, the wicked Ms. Knout is con-duck-ting a scheme to destroy the sun. The kids will have to get all their ducks in a row to battle their foe… but waddle they do if her foul plan succeeds?

Actors: Michael Gross, Jesse Corti
Directors: Viktor Lakisov
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: Shout! Factory
DVD Release Date: June 14, 2016
Run Time: 81 minutes

Shark Week: Jawsome Encounters [DVD + Digital] The Most Wonderful Week of the Year returns as Discovery’s SHARK WEEK: JAWSOME ENCOUNTERS braves the waters from Florida to Taiwan to find the largest, fastest, and most unique sharks in existence. Dive deep into the mystery of “zombie sharks” in New Zealand, get up close and personal with Tiger Sharks lurking below the surface in idyllic Hawaii, and explore Great Whites off the coast of Australia.

Format: Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 3
Studio: LIONSGATE
DVD Release Date: June 14, 2016
Run Time: 616 minutes

Sofia The First: The Secret Library Unlock the next magical chapter of SOFIA THE FIRST! When Sofia discovers a wondrous hidden library of unfinished books, she learns it is her destiny as “Story Keeper” to make the tales come out right. Fly along on her brave quest to rescue Minimus’ brother. It seems impossible — until Princess Merida offers some spirited advice! Then, journey to Freezenberg, where Miss Nettle has snatched all the snowdrop flowers in the kingdom. Can warm hugs from Olaf inspire Sofia to save the day? Bursting with fun, SOFIA THE FIRST: THE SECRET LIBRARY proves that when you believe in yourself, you can create your own happy ending!

Transformers Robots In Disguise: Mission Discovery Your favorite robots in disguise (Bumblebee, Strongarm, Sideswipe and Grimlock) along with their human allies, Denny and Russell, return with five new adventures, continuing their quest to recapture the band of evil Decepticon prisoners that have escaped and hidden on Earth!

Next Stop... Mars: Journey To Space Brilliantly narrated by film and television legend Sir Patrick Stewart, Journey To Space gives a sweeping overview of humanity’s accomplishments in space, as well as our ongoing activities and future plans.
Journey To Space puts into historical context the magnificent contributions made by the Space Shuttle program and its intrepid space pioneers. It uses the most spectacular space footage (including unique views of Earth and operations in space) such as deploying and repairing the Hubble Space Telescope. It then goes on to show how the shuttle launched and assembled the International Space Station (ISS). Together, these programs have taught us how to live, build and conduct scientific experiments in space. The ISS will continue operating in space until 2024, and the film shows how it is building a foundation for the next giant leaps into space, concluding with a fascinating, realistic scenario of how astronauts will actually get to Mars, live there for long duration’s, and then return home after a two-and-a-half-year mission.

Special Features Include:
-Behind-The-Scenes Footage
-Photo Gallery
-Trailers

The Moodsters Feelings Flashlight and Book Kit What better way to shine a light of feelings. Than with a flashlight featuring The Moodsters! Turn the flashlight towards the ceiling or a wall, and your child’s Moodster humor for every emotion. If feelings are on the line, the Moodsters are on the case!.

* Inspired by the Moodsters five lovable little detectives
* Interactive teaching toy
* Gives children a basic vocabulary of feelings
* Promotes simple strategies that help kids handle the everyday challenges

The Ultimate Book of Dad Jokes: 1,001+ Punny Jokes Your Pops Will Love Telling Over and Over and Over Paperback As groan-inducing as they are hilarious, dad jokes are the punny one-liners and oh-so-clever quips fathers never tire of telling. With this massive collection, no Dad will ever lack new material to make his kids face-palm:

• A watermelon and a honeydew wanted to get married right away, but they cantaloupe.

• After Humpty Dumpty recovered from his fall, he was just a shell of his former self.

• Sign language interpreters have to lean sideways to translate something in italics.

• Anyone with a wheat allergy that routinely eats pasta is just a gluten for punishment.

• A chord walked into a bar and ordered a drink. The bartender said, “We don’t serve minors.”

Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Ulysses Press (May 10, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1612435564
ISBN-13: 978-1612435565
Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.7 x 8 inches

Horse Play!: 25 Crafts, Party Ideas & Activities for Horse-Crazy Kids Spiral-boundA treasure trove of fun for every horse-loving girl! Horse Play! is packed with great activities and projects, from crafting a mini barn and pasture to designing your dream horse, sewing a pony pillow, making a shelf for model horses, and coloring a pull-out poster. Quizzes, checklists, and fill-in-the-blanks invite you to test your knowledge of horses, breeds, riding, and horse care. And this kit-in-a-book also includes stickers, a stencil, pop-out cards, and complete plans for a Horsing-Around party with games, invitations, a horse pinata, party grub, and must-watch horse movies!

Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Grade Level: 3 – 7
Spiral-bound: 68 pages
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC; Act Csm Sp edition (May 31, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1612127592
ISBN-13: 978-1612127590
Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 0.6 x 8.8 inches

Idiot's Guides: Homemade Baby & Toddler Food PaperbackStore-bought baby food is expensive and can contain artificial ingredients you don’t want your baby to consume. And as a baby grows to be a toddler, it can be difficult to find nutritious and easy-to-fix foods that they will eat. Idiot’s Guides: Homemade Baby & Toddler Food comes to the rescue with the solution to feeding dilemmas for parents of babies and toddlers from 6 to 24 months:
• 100 recipes for appealing baby and toddler cuisine, from purees to finger foods to table foods even the pickiest toddlers will eat.
• More than 100 full-color photos of finished dishes, preparation steps, and more.
• Nutrition and development information, plus meal plans for five different stages from a registered dietitian.
• Advice for encouraging picky eaters to try new things. Illustrated how-to steps for frequently used techniques.
• Information on baby-led weaning, food allergies, and other high-interest topics.

Series: Idiot’s Guides
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Alpha (November 3, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1615648569
ISBN-13: 978-1615648566
Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 0.5 x 9.2 inches

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May’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: Troubled HeartsBig revelations are in store for Hope Valley as Elizabeth moves into her own rowhouse, dismaying Jack, who has been planning to build a new home for the both of them. Rosemary discovers that Lee has taken out a loan and worries that he is in financial difficulties. And Jesse, the young drifter who works in Abigail’s kitchen, has information that could ruin Pastor Frank’s good standing in Hope Valley, and begins his plan to extort the pastor with an old “Wanted”, poster…

Goldie & Bear: Best Fairytale Friends DVDEveryone knows “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” but after that story ended… a remarkable friendship began! Team up with best buddies GOLDIE & BEAR on amazing adventures as they laugh, play and learn important life lessons in wondrous Fairytale Forest. Climb a beanstalk with Jack, try on Little Red’s famous hood, outsmart the tricky Big Bad Wolf — and much more. Join GOLDIE & BEAR — and your favorite fairytale and nursery rhyme characters — for magical, song-filled fun you’ll treasure today and ever after!

Norm Of The North When Norm the polar bear learns that humans are moving to his Arctic home, he heads to New York City with a ragtag team of lemmings to try to stop them. Norm has ”oodles of charm” in this cool adventure the whole family will love.

Actors: Rob Schneider, Heather Graham, Bill Nighy, Zachary Gordon, Ken Jeong
Directors: Trevor Wall
Format: Animated, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region A/1
Number of discs: 2
Rated:PG Parental Guidance Suggested
Studio: LIONSGATE
DVD Release Date: April 19, 2016
Run Time: 90 minutes

Wildflower DVDCreatively gifted, college student Chloe Moray (Nathalia Ramos, House of Anubis) finds solace from a difficult childhood in her extraordinary art. But when an alarming dream begins to recur nightly, Chloe starts to believe that it might be a suppressed memory and that she may have witnessed a terrible crime as a little girl. Her search for peace takes her on a journey that forces Chloe to confront her past traumas and leads her to cross paths with Josh (Cody Longo, Not Today), a young man dealing with his own painful loss. Together they find in each other someone they can trust as they seek to unlock a cold-case mystery from years before. But with the authorities blocking the way, Chloe’s new-found hope is challenged in this powerful story of faith, triumph and healing.

Actors: Nathalia Ramos, Cody Longo, Shari Rigby, Alex Steele
Directors: Nicholas DiBella
Format: Color, NTSC, Surround Sound, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1
Number of discs: 1
Rated:PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned
Studio: PROVIDENT
DVD Release Date: April 5, 2016
Run Time: 90 minutes

Bubble Guppies: Fun On The Farm Bubble Guppies fans won’t want to miss this new collection of fantastic farm-themed episodes in Bubble Guppies: Fun on the Farm. This new collection explores the world of farming as the Bubble Guppies meet new animal friends like Bubble Kitty and Spring Chicken, and join in exciting farm events like the Cowgirl Parade. In the five featured episodes, the Bubble Guppies meet new friends that oink, moo and buzz, having tons of farming fun along the way.

Bubble Guppies: Fun on the Farm includes the following episodes:
Have a Cow!
The Cowgirl Parade!
The Spring Chicken is Coming!
The Bubble Bee-Athalon!
Bubble Kitty!

Format: AC-3, Animated, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Full Screen, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English
Dubbed: French, Spanish
Number of discs: 1
Rated:NR Not Rated
Studio: Nickelodeon
DVD Release Date: May 10, 2016
Run Time: 120 minutes

Transformers Robots In Disguise: Season 1 When a Cybertronian prison ship filled with Decepticons crash lands on Earth and unleashes its prisoners, Bumblebee returns to the planet he once called home and with his team (Strongarm, Sideswipe, Fixit and Grimlock) tracks the escapees down in order to bring them to justice. Along with their new human allies, Denny and Russell, this unlikely team of robots in disguise must protect the Earth while preparing for an ominous threat suited only for a Prime.

Includes All 26 Episodes Of Season One!

Actors: Constance Zimmer, Darren Criss
Directors: Various
Format: Animated, Box set, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 4
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: Shout! Factory
DVD Release Date: May 10, 2016
Run Time: 570 minutes

The Finest Hours DVDBased on the extraordinary true story of the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history, THE FINEST HOURS is a tale of courage, loyalty and honor in the face of overwhelming odds. When a massive storm strikes off the coast of Cape Cod, it rips a T-2 oil tanker in half, trapping more than 30 sailors on its rapidly sinking stern. As Captain Bernie Webber (Chris Pine) and his crew set out in a 12-seat rescue boat to save them, Chief Engineer Ray Sybert (Casey Affleck) struggles to buy his men more time. Packed with heroic larger-than-life action and driven by the men’s faith in their mission, themselves and one another, THE FINEST HOURS is a triumph.

Kindergarten Cop 2 DVDDolph Lundgren and Bill Bellamy star in the hilarious next chapter of the Arnold Schwarzenegger classic, Kindergarten Cop. To recover stolen data in a progressive school, the FBI’s toughest agent (Lundgren) must go undercover on his most difficult assignment yet: teaching a class full of liberal kindergartners. Kindergarten Cop 2 is an action-­packed comedy the whole family will love!

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Sport-Y-Thon DVDPut on your sneakers and get ready for the greatest sporting event ever! Join referee Goofy and all your Clubhouse Pals from earth and outer space as they compete in wonderfully wacky games. Share the excitement — and a sky-high view of the action — as sportscasters Pete and Donald Duck broadcast live from above in the Sport-y-Thon Blimp! Who will earn a prized Golden Mickey Medal? Help our heroes discover that with teamwork and good sportsmanship, everybody wins! Jam-packed with over two hours of song-filled fun, MICKEY’S SPORT-Y-THON will have you calling for an instant replay!

Actors: Russi Taylor, Bret Iwan, Tony Anselmo, Bill Farmer
Format: Animated, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, 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: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: May 24, 2016
Run Time: 132 minutes

Mack & Moxy: The Great Helpee Heroes DVDJoin Mack, a lovable, moose-like lummox, and Moxy, a feisty whirlwind of a raccoon/fox go-getter, on four exciting adventures! Together with a helpful Trooper, Mack & Moxy set out to rescue another Great Helpee in a far off mystical place called HelpeeLand. Along the way, Mack & Moxy meet a new Friend in Need who ends up teaching us a new important cause. Let’s embark on the first adventure! Mack & Moxy set out on a colorful adventure to HelpeeLand in search of a Great Helpee. Along the way, they met Nolie, a loveable little puffball who has never had any friends to play with. As the Heroes become her first friends, they share and sing about the joys of reading books. Guest celebrity, Josh Duhamel (Transformers, All My Children), helps the Heroes mission in support of Save the Children, providing quality preschool programs to under served children around the world since 1932. In this DVD, Mack & Moxy introduce us to Save the Children, American Red Cross, Feeding America, and World Wildlife Fund. Other guest celebrities featured include Kal Penn (House M.D., How I Met Your Mother) and Eva LaRue (CSI Miami, All My Children). Mack & Moxy teaches children life-long lessons of charity and compassion while celebrating the joy of helping others.

Actors: Mack & Moxy
Directors: NCircle Entertainment
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: May 24, 2016
Run Time: 80 minutes

Curious Feast: 100 Postcards by 10 Artists This delightful box features one hundred postcards from ten celebrated artists exploring the subject of food. These extraordinary cards in our popular box format offer a rich variety of imagery from various mediums, from photography and collage to painting and illustration. An accompanying booklet on the artists includes information on creative processes and cooking styles from each contributor. Perfect for correspondence or display, this newest postcard box is a must for anyone interested in food and art.

Wealth and Celebrity in the Gilded Age PaperbackLarz and Isabel Anderson were wealthy socialites whose extraordinary lives spanned a century of American history-from the Civil War to World War II. Their world included dozens of celebrities who helped define modern culture and politics: Henry and Clover Adams, Alice Pike Barney, Cecilia Beaux, Lord and Lady Curzon, Maud Howe Elliott, Henry James, Isabella Stewart Gardner, Robert Todd Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, John Singer Sargent, and William Howard Taft.

In his dual biography based on six years of archival research, Stephen Moskey offers a fresh look into America’s Gilded Age while focusing not just on the lives of the Andersons, but also on the intersection of wealth, celebrity, politics, gender, and race as one century ended and another began. While leading others back in time, Moskey shines a light on Larz’s professional achievements as well as Isabel’s emergence as an American woman of the early modern era whose words and deeds anticipated women’s roles in culture and society today.

Larz and Isabel Anderson shares the story of a glittering Gilded Age couple as they lived, worked, prospered, and gave back during a fascinating time in America’s history.

Paperback: 340 pages
Publisher: iUniverse (April 4, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1491788747
ISBN-13: 978-1491788745
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches

Pressing Pause: 100 Quiet Moments for Moms to Meet with Jesus (Hardcover) Whether you’re juggling a career, kids’ schedules, and church commitments or you’re covered in spit-up and anxious about what the next eighteen years might hold, you can carve out a few quiet moments to rejuvenate your spirit.

Pressing Pause offers you a calm way to start your day, to refresh yourself in Jesus and drink deeply of His presence so that you are ready to pour out love, time, and energy into the people who matter most to you.

These 100 encouraging devotions for moms will help you begin each day with Scripture, drawing on God’s power, ingesting His Word, and learning practical ways to love and serve more like His Son.

Just a few minutes each day can help you center your heart and mind on what God has for you as His beloved daughter. So resist the rush. Halt the hustle. Press pause and find some calm in the chaos.

Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (March 29, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310357799
ISBN-13: 978-0310357797
Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1 x 8.4 inches

The Boy with a Bamboo HeartOrphaned at the age of five in a rural Thai village, Lek is thrust into a life-long struggle to find his place in the world. Alone and impoverished, he treads a precarious path, barely surviving in the markets of Surin until, at age fifteen, he finds himself brandishing a rifle as a boy soldier in the Cambodian jungle. Despair leads him to two suicide attempts. He is hell-bent on succeeding on his third try, but a stranger intervenes and offers him hope. Thus begins Lek’s journey to become Dr. Amporn Wathanavongs, foster father to more than 50,000 Thai children. Driven to become a reputable member of society, he returns to his boyhood village to study at the local temple. But when his vows as a monk collide with his desire to learn English and have a family, he must choose between settling for a safe and predictable life, or risk living as a vagrant on the streets of Bangkok while searching for a way to make his dream a reality.

Through the generous support of a Jesuit missionary working in Thailand, he achieves his objectives. But having a family, a formal education, and a respectable job in social work are not enough. He perseveres and finds his true calling helping others. With the exotic landscape of Thailand as a backdrop, Boy with A Bamboo Heart tells the story of one man’s quest for happiness.”

Surviving Alzheimer's With Friends, Facebook, and a Really Big Glass of Wine PaperbackWith unfiltered observations and sometimes dark humor, author Dayna Steele chronicled her mother’s journey with Alzheimer’s on Facebook. This collection of Alzheimer’s updates posted on the social media network includes biting humor and raw emotion as Dayna carries you from the diagnosis to the inevitable end. Also included are sections from a neurologist, Long Term Care insurance specialist, other caregivers, documents expert, elder care attorney, and an assisted living advisor. This is a journey way too many of us are going to experience in one way or another. If you have to experience Alzheimer’s and chances are you will – do it like Dayna with love, wit, and wine. I would normally never read a book about Alzheimer’s or click LIKE on a Facebook post about someone’s declining mother. Dayna Steele sneaked past my defenses the same way that she dealt with her own misery – with humor – by making me laugh, she managed to break my heart. –Lisa Gray, Houston Chronicle Gray Matters These observations are so gripping and so graphic. –a Facebook comment This book is going to be of tremendous help to so many. –Dr. Roy Goldberg, Geriatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Paperback: 234 pages
Publisher: Daily Success Publishing (March 1, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1519370849
ISBN-13: 978-1519370846

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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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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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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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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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