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August’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2017

I get products sent to me daily to try out. I unfortunately don’t have time to do a post for each item that I get to review. So I want to make sure these items get seen and learned about. The only other solution I could see to do is to do a August’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2017 on the products I like and want my readers to know about. I hope you enjoy these as much as I and my other reviewers did.

The Rangers must summon all their Dino Super Charge powers to become stronger than ever!

Actors: Brennan Mejia, Camille Hyde, Yoshi Sudarso, Michael Taber, James Davies
Directors: Peter Burger, Karl Zwicky, Michael Duignan, Ric Pellizzeri, Britta Hawkins
Format: AC-3, Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Dubbed: Spanish
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 4
Rated:Unrated Not Rated
Studio: LIONSGATE
DVD Release Date: June 27, 2017
Run Time: 264 minutes

Orphaned at birth and raised by storks, the sparrow Richard believes he is a stork too! Determined to prove he is a stork after all, Richard ventures south on an epic adventure to unleash his true potential.

Actors: Drake Bell, Jane Lynch, Justine ”iJustine” Ezarik
Directors: Toby Genkel, Reza Memari
Format: AC-3, Animated, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: Spanish
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG Parental Guidance Suggested
Studio: LIONSGATE
DVD Release Date: July 4, 2017
Run Time: 84 minutes

Join your favorite characters — and their high-speed transforming Roadsters — as they compete in thrilling races stretching from Hot Dog Hills to Hawaii… and all the way to London, England! You’ll meet the world’s greatest spy, zoom through the skies in a revved up hot-air balloon race, and even return the Queen’s stolen Royal Ruby! It’s all about great friends, a little competition, and gearing up for wild FUN!

Bonus Episodes: “Goff Luck Charm” and “The Haunted Hot Rod”

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Actors: Bret Iwan, Russi Taylor, Bill Farmer, Daniel Ross, Tress MacNeille
Format: 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: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: August 15, 2017
Run Time: 72 minutes

“When we last saw the Little Prince, he had defeated the Snake by trapping him in his sketchbook. All is calm in the galaxy once again. Life on B612 has resumed to normal. Rose, Fox, and the Little Prince are living peacefully, maybe too peacefully…. Then one night, Rose hears the Snake telling her that she has a home planet with a family and it sounds like they are in danger. Can this be true? Can there be a Planet of the Roses? Rose asks the Little Prince to find her planet and fast. The Little Prince promises Rose that he will go look for her Planet of the Roses. He asks Fox to keep an eye on Rose as he flies off on his plane. The Little Prince promises he will return soon to trim teh baobabs on B612. During his quest to find the Planet of the Roses, the Little Prince encounters four new characters: the hunter, the geographer, the king, and the businessman. As he meets each one, they tell him that Rose’s planet is in another galaxy far beyond interstellar space and offer to help him find the planet. Meanwhile, back on B612, the baobabs continue to grow, Rose and Fox continue to argue, and then the Snake is freed from the sketchbook! Upon the Little Prince’s return to B612 he learns of Snake’s escape and realizes he must set off on a new mission to fight his worst enemy again. Will he succeed? Will he ever find the Planet of the Roses? Embark on a new mission with Little Prince and friends!”

Actors: Aidan Drummond
Directors: Pierre Alain Chartier
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: NCircle Entertainment
DVD Release Date: August 8, 2017
Run Time: 85 minutes

“Join Molang, a round, fluffy, and happy rabbit, and his friend, Piu Piu, a poised, timid, and reserved yellow chick, as they explore everyday life. Molang savors every moment of his life, imbuing it with joy and wonder. He pays attention to the smallest details, giving meaning to even the tiniest things. Molang puts his heart into his actions, and he has a huge heart. Even when he does absolutely nothing, he does it well! Piu Piu, on the other hand, doesn t like calling attention to himself. He likes to do things carefully and well. When unexpected situations arise (and Molang s unpredictable behavior often causes such situations to occur!), Piu Piu can become quickly unsettled, even panicked. Despite their many differences, Molang and Piu Piu enjoy a unique friendship. They have amazing times together ranging from the mundane to the extraordinary. From finding themselves in a lifeboat in the middle of the ocean to riding camels in the desert, Molang and Piu Piu experience unexpected situations. Throughout it all though, every single moment with these two is filled with happiness. Embark on 52 unforgettable adventures with Molang and Piu Piu!”

Actors: Various
Directors: Various
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: NCircle Entertainment
DVD Release Date: August 15, 2017
Run Time: 185 minutes

“Every day Henry meets something new! I wonder what Henry s going to meet today? Henry is a 4-year-old boy who always wants to learn and find out more. In each episode, Henry has a friendly chat with whatever he meets and discovers something new… Hello, Whale. How do you stay under water for so long? Hello, Car. What makes you go so fast? Hello, Moon. Why do you only come out at night? No matter what Henry meets, they re always delighted to talk, laugh and share their amazing world with him. After finding out so many amazing things about his new friends, Henry lets his imagination run wild and imagines himself… As a knight rescuing the missing sword… As a singer performing in a band… As a deep sea diver swimming along sea creatures… As a fireman rescuing others… As an astronaut flying to the moon… And more!”

Actors: Darragh Malone
Directors: Gary Gill
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: August 15, 2017
Run Time: 135 minutes

“Welcome to Lily’s Driftwood Bay! Lily is six years old and lives with her dad and her best friend, who is a seagull named Gull, in a little hut on the beach. Across the way is Driftwood Bay, a special island that exists in Lily’s imagination. Every day the sea washes up a new treasure which sparks Lily’s imagination about what might be happening on Driftwood Bay. Join Lily and her friends, Salty Dog, Bull, Nonna, Hatsie, Wee Rabbit and Lord Stag as they sail to Driftwood Bay where wonderful adventures await! Along with each adventure is a valuable lesson learned in each story from learning to tell the truth to saying sorry to asking for help. Embark on new adventures with Lily and friends as they travel to Driftwood Bay! ”

Actors: Orlagh O’Keefe
Directors: Darren Vandenburg, Colin Williams
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: Ncircle Entertainment
DVD Release Date: August 1, 2017
Run Time: 370 minutes

Get ready for farm-fresh fun and laughter with Shaun the Sheep™ and his barnyard buddies, as they set the scene for more mayhem on the farm. Laugh out loud as Shaun tries to outfox a fox, Bitzer discovers his jazzy side, and the sheep try to sell everything on the farm to the highest bidder. Shaun and his friends deliver 7 hilarious adventures full of animal antics that will make the whole family cock-a-doodle doo!

Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: Lyons / Hit Ent.
DVD Release Date: July 26, 2011
Run Time: 44 minutes

One of the biggest animated films in history, The Lion King, the coming-of-age masterpiece, filled with humor and heart, breathtaking animation and soul-stirring Academy Award®–winning music (1994: Best Original Score and Best Original Song, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”), joins the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection. The Lion King roars to its rightful place in the Walt Disney Signature Collection on Digital Aug. 15th and on Blu-ray™ Aug. 29th.

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Audiences will fall in love all over again with the treasured classic, and a new generation of fans will laugh with Timon and Pumbaa, cry with Simba and Mufasa, burst into song, and find their place in the “Circle of Life.” The Walt Disney Signature Collection release includes over three hours of classic bonus material and exclusive, brand new features inviting viewers to sing along with the film’s award-winning music, observe recording sessions, step inside the story room, witness the evolution of a villain, and join Nathan Lane (voice of Timon) and Matthew Broderick (voice of Adult Simba) for an extended conversation regarding the legacy of “The Lion King.”

Language: English
Number of discs: 2
Rated: G General Audience
Studio: Walt Disney Video
DVD Release Date: August 29, 2017
Run Time: 88 minutes

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Disney’s Born In China, narrated by John Krasinski, transports audiences to some of the world’s most extreme environments of China where few people have ever ventured to witness wildly intimate and adorable moments in the lives of three animal families – a doting panda bear mother, a 2-year-old golden snub-nosed monkey, and a mother snow leopard. It is the seventh theatrical release from Disneynature, which brings the world’s top nature filmmakers together to share wildlife stories that engage, inspire and educate. The breathtaking footage and high-definition quality picture is captivating for audiences of all ages and is a must-add to the in-home collection. Disneynature’s newest true-life adventure film “Born in China” journeys into homes on Digital and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack on Aug. 29/2017.

BONUS FEATURES (Blu-ray & Digital)*:
Panda Suits & Bamboo Shoots – Join the team as they struggle through an almost impenetrable bamboo forest in an effort to capture footage of pandas in the wild.

Walking with Monkeys – The shivering crew bundles up to film the adorable golden snub-nosed monkeys engaged in a surprisingly human activity.

Masters of Camouflage – Go behind the scenes as the filmmakers set out on a quest never before achieved: to find and film a snow leopard family in the wild.

Wading Through Wetlands – A crew travels to far northeast China to catch the first moments of a red-crowned crane chick’s life.

“Everything Everything” Music Video Performed by American Authors – check out the full music video of American Authors end-credit song “Everything Everything.”

Disneynature: Get Inspired, Get Involved –Join Disneynature and the Disney Conservation as they thank our audiences and the animals who star in the films for helping to make Disneynature and its conservation efforts a success.
*Bonus features may vary by retailer

DISC SPECIFICATIONS:
Product SKUs: Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital), Digital HD/SD, and On-Demand
Feature Run Time: Approximately 79 minutes
Rating: G in U.S., G in CE, and G in CF
Aspect Ratio: 1080p High Definition / Widescreen 1:78:1
Audio: English Audio 5.1 DTS-HDMA
Languages/Subtitles: Blu-ray = English SDH, Spanish and French

Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Marvel Studios’ GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and characters from the classic comics come to their aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.

Actors: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper
Directors: James Gunn
Writers: James Gunn, Based on the Marvel comic book by Dan Abnett and A
Format: AC-3, 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, Spanish
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG-13bParents Strongly Cautioned
Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: August 22, 2017
Run Time: 136 minutes

Join the GHOST crew as it prepares for its biggest mission yet in STAR WARS REBELS: SEASON THREE! The story of the GHOST crew is far from over. While Sabine confronts new challenges on her home world of Mandalore, Ezra’s growing power as both a Jedi and a rebel leader helps the rebellion acquire new resources and recruits for the fight ahead. However, the Imperial effort to eliminate the rebellion is now being led by the coldly analytical Grand Admiral Thrawn, whose strategic, tactical and cultural insights make him a threat unlike any they have faced before.

Actors: Taylor Gray, Vanessa Marshall, Tiya Sircar, Jr. Freddie Prinze, Steve Blum
Format: NTSC, Subtitled
Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: August 29, 2017
Run Time: 485 minutes

After defeating Viggo and destroying the Dragon Eye, the calm doesn’t last long as Hiccup learns the Hunters remain a threat led by a new villain who can control Dragons! Now, Hiccup, Toothless and the Riders must battle the Hunters like never before with help from new and old allies. But after a series of shocking revelations, Hiccup learns that the true leader of the Dragon Hunters is somebody he never expected who threatens the course of the dragon-kind forever! The race is on for the Riders to defeat the Hunters once and for all before it’s too late, only on Netflix TODAY!

Shawnee Smith (”Anger Management”) and Pamela Reed (”Parks and Recreation”) lead an all-star cast in this humorous and heartwarming story of a workaholic mom and her family-oriented mother-in-law, who are thrown together on a disaster-prone road trip that turns into a life lesson for both.

Actors: Shawnee Smith, Pamela Reed, Shawn Christian, Clare Carey, Madelyn Cline
Directors: Randall Stevens
Format: AC-3, Dolby, 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: July 11, 2017
Run Time: 84 minutes

From the visionary animator of the Golden Globe® – nominated film THE BOOK OF LIFE!

Actors: JennXPenn, Mikey Bolts, Ambyr Childers
Directors: Alberto Mar
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: January 24, 2017
Run Time: 88 minutes

Twilight Sparkle is determined to prove that anyone can learn the magic of friendship. So when a reformed Starlight Glimmer wants a fresh start, Twilight is only too happy to take her under her alicorn wing and lend a helping hoof. And though challenges await Starlight as she learns about friendship, Twilight and the rest of the Mane 6 will do whatever it takes to ensure Starlight succeeds!

Actors: Ashleigh Ball
Directors: Jayson Thiessen
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: May 23, 2017
Run Time: 110 minutes

Cutie’s Big Adventures, Cutie Meets Mr. lizard is a Cutie Book Series for children, written by Felicia Di John and illustrated by Terence Gaylor.

We meet the adorable rescue dog Cutie, a sweet, curious, adventurous chihuahua who lives in a house in the desert. She is a little dog who thinks she is big. Cutie is never happy when her mom leaves her for school because that means she will be home all alone. So today, Cutie decides to go outdoors by herself to play. She explores the desert around her, makes a new friend, and finds that some animals eat strange things. She is having so much fun that she almost forgets to get back home before her mom arrives.

Age Range: 3 – 8 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 3
Series: Cutie’s Big Adventures
Paperback
Publisher: Cutie Series Co.; Cutie Meets Mr. Lizard ed. edition (May 25, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0998756806
ISBN-13: 978-0998756806
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.1 x 11 inches

Following hot on the heels of last year’s Top 10 bestseller, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! 2018 offers a completely new assortment of strange-but-true facts and amazing stories! From the elephant who can play baseball, to the flowers that bloomed in space, to the weasel found inside the world’s biggest computer, Ripley’s compendium of hair-raising oddities will delight and fascinate the whole family.

Complete with a mind-blowing 3D-effect cover, and packed with gob-smacking photos and illustrations, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! 2018 offers another feast of mind-blowing tales of the extraordinary. Prepare yourself for this year’s Ripley’s bonanza!

Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Random House Books (7 September 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1847948154
ISBN-13: 978-1847948151
Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 2.2 x 30.3 cm

Sonya is torn between her roots. She was born in the USA but her parents are Indian…she desperately wants to fit in and be American. Her parents want her to embrace who she is, but Sonya feels like a misfit. This is a wonderful story about a little girl who discovers her identity and learns to appreciate who she is. A must read for any child or adult who feels different from the rest of the world.

Paperback: 44 pages
Publisher: Mindstir Media (June 13, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0999069896
ISBN-13: 978-0999069899
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches

July’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2017

I get products sent to me daily to try out. I unfortunately don’t have time to do a post for each item that I get to review. So I want to make sure these items get seen and learned about. The only other solution I could see to do is to do a July’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2017 on the products I like and want my readers to know about. I hope you enjoy these as much as I and my other reviewers did.

Dive into adventures with your favorite underwater explorers, the Octonauts! Join brave Captain Barnacles, daredevil ex-pirate Kwazii, and medic Peso Penguin, along with other Octonauts as they explore the world s oceans, rescue the creatures who live there, and protect their habitats above and below the waves! On this exciting DVD, join the Octonauts aboard the Octopod as they come face to face with a trio of pesky Cookiecutter Sharks, look after an injured Lemon Shark and stop a Whitetip Shark who is chasing the Gup-A!

Format: Multiple Formats, 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: June 24, 2014
Run Time: 70 minutes

Acclaimed by critics and adored by viewers, the dazzling third season of Drop Dead Diva is the most delightful and deliriously funny yet! Whether forced to play wedding planner for her former fiancé’s nuptials, fighting courtroom cases from breast implant surgery gone wrong to a Death Row inmate finally trying to do right, or facing down her own love life issues with suitors both past and present, Jane is living the adventure of two lifetimes, and then some.Guest stars include Leann Rimes, Kathy Griffin, Wendy Williams, Paula Abdul, and more!

Actors: Brooke Elliott, Margaret Cho
Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: French
Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 3
Rated:NR Not Rated
Studio: Lifetime
DVD Release Date: May 29, 2012
Run Time: 561 minutes

The stakes have never been higher for Yugi Muto, Seto Kaiba and their faithful friends, who set out to recover the Millenium Puzzle.

Actors: Shunsuke Kazama, Kenjirô Tsuda
Directors: Satoshi Kuwabara
Format: Animated, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region A/1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG Parental Guidance Suggested
Studio: LIONSGATE
DVD Release Date: June 27, 2017
Run Time: 130 minutes

When Minnie and Daisy aren’t racing around Hot Dog Hills, they’re helping their friends with fun, odd jobs as The Happy Helpers. And no task is too big or too small for them to tackle! With a quick spin in their Turn-Styler, the Happy Helpers are ready for anything that comes their way. Whether they’re babysitting an egg that’s about to hatch, planning the perfect luau for a client or fixing London’s Big Ben just in time for tea, Minnie and Daisy are ready to go the extra mile, with a song and a smile!

Actors: Bret Iwan, Russi Taylor, Daniel Ross, Tress MacNeille, 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: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: July 25, 2017
Run Time: 66 minutes

“Join Mily, a funny and inquisitive 8-year-old girl, as she embarks on adventures hoping to answer the many questions she has about life, people, and the world. In this collection of twenty four episodes, join Mily and her friends as they investigate everyday situations from learning how to deal with fear to playing by the rules to using your imagination and so much more. Whenever a particular situation raises a question worthy of examination, Mily is immediately on the case! From one episode to the next, through everyday situations, Mily introduces young viewers to the art of questioning in order to further develop an inquisitive mind.”

Actors: Various
Directors: Various
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: July 4, 2017
Run Time: 175 minutes

“It s time to learn phonics skills with Twiki and Twini! In this collection of twenty six episodes, Twiki and Twini will take us on fun and educational adventures to discover new words and new sounds. In each episode, Twiki and Twini encounter different objects themed together such as animals, trucks, and more! As each object is presented in the episode, your little one will then watch as Twiki and Twini spell the word out phonetically in fun, illustrative letters that resemble the word being spelled out with their friends. For instance, when spelling out chicken the letters resemble a chicken with its feathers and legs. Each adventure continues with a total of four to five words being spelled out in each episode. In this Season 1 collection, your little one will learn how to spell colors like red and blue to food words like fruit to animal words like snake . The fun and learning never end with Twiki and Twini! Get ready to enter into an unexpected universe comprised of sounds, words, and images. ”

Actors: Various
Directors: Various
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC
Language: English
Dubbed: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: NCircle Entertainment
DVD Release Date: July 4, 2017
Run Time: 135 minutes

Moving into his late grandfather’s house, a clever tween inherits the old man’s dog, Skipper (Norm MacDonald) – who can talk! The sassy pooch leads the kid and his friends to a priceless treasure hidden nearby.

Actors: Norm MacDonald, Jessie Fraser, Helen Colliander
Directors: Tim Brown
Format: 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 15, 2017
Run Time: 86 minutes

An irresistible romantic comedy about the ups and downs of dating for four women. Features an all-star cast including Grammy-winner Kelly Rowland.

Actors: Meagan Good, Kellee Stewart, Keri Hilson, Kelly Rowland
Directors: Nzingha Stewart
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 19, 2017
Run Time: 93 minutes

From the stand-up comedian and popular host on the Fox News Network, a nostalgic look back at his childhood and the simple American values that shaped his worldview—a portrait of growing up in 1970s America.

As a comedian and conservative thinker, whip-smart funny Tom Shillue grounds his ideas about our current culture and political climate in stories from his childhood. Growing up as one of five kids in a devout Irish Catholic family in a small town outside of Boston, Tom sincerely believes that the rough-and-tumble, rules-dominated world in which he came of age was a better America—a time and place that made him into the well-adjusted, happy, successful man he is today.

In Mean Dads for a Better America, Tom reminisces about his childhood, his family, and the traditional values he cherishes. He takes us back to a time when neighbors disciplined each other’s children without fear of being sued, when kids made it to the family table for dinner, when parents’ rules were gospel, when the occasional fistfight was considered a fair way to solve a problem, and when children were free to roam, make mistakes, and experience the first tastes of independence.

On the Fox News Network, Tom debates, debunks, and entertains with his hilarious approach to issues of the day. Here, he brings that talent and wisdom to the page, tackling the issues that confound many Americans, like our hypersensitive culture and overzealous parenting. As Tom celebrates the stability of family life and the sanity of days gone by, he encourages us to hold on to our sense of humor and look back at our own lives, as we work towards creating a better future for ourselves and our kids, all while making us laugh.

Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Dey Street Books (June 6, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0062656171
ISBN-13: 978-0062656179
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches

It’s Good to Be Kind shows kids that being a hero is better than being a bully. Geared toward preschool and early elementary school-age kids, the picture book is brought to life with hand-painted illustrations. The colorful pages share the story of Leonard the Lion—admired by all other animals as King of the Jungle—who wears a red cape and uses his power and status to make a positive impact on those around him. Sprinkled with magic and mystery, the fun, engaging book delivers a powerful message. It’s Good to Be Kind incorporates memory techniques that remind kids to STOP and THINK whether their choices will HELP or HURT. The book assists kids with making connections, practicing skills and learning strategies needed to be a positive force in their communities and be BETTER THAN THAT™ – better than bad choices including bullying. The story communicates to kids that acting honorably – with kindness, courage and respect – is the best way to shine socially.

Paperback: 34 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 1, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1541040546
ISBN-13: 978-1541040540
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces

From psychologist and children’s friendships expert Eileen Kennedy-Moore and parenting and health writer Christine McLaughlin comes a social development primer that gives kids the answers they need to make and keep friends.

Friendship is complicated for kids. Almost every child struggles socially at some time, in some way. Having an argument with a friend, getting teased, or even trying to find a buddy in a new classroom…although these are typical problems, they can be very painful. And friendships are never about just one thing.

With research-based practical solutions and plenty of true-to-life examples—presented in more than 200 lighthearted cartoons—Growing Friendships is a toolkit for both girls and boys as they make sense of the social order around them.

Children everywhere want to fit in with a group, resist peer pressure, and be good sports—but even the most socially adept children struggle at times. But after reading this highly illustrated guide on their own or with a caring adult, kids everywhere will be well equipped to face any friendship challenges that come their way.

Age Range: 6 – 9 years
Grade Level: 1 – 4
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Aladdin/Beyond Words (July 18, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1582705887
ISBN-13: 978-1582705880
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds

April’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2017

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[Blu-ray+DVD+Digital HD] From Lucasfilm comes the first of the STAR WARS stand-alone films — ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, an epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the STAR WARS timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

Actors: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Wen Jiang
Directors: Gareth Edwards
Writers: Screenplay by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy, Story by John Knoll and Gary Whitta, Based on Characters Created by George Lucas
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, Spanish
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Number of discs: 3
Rated: PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned
Studio: Walt Disney Studios
DVD Release Date: April 4, 2017
Run Time: 133 minutes

DVDWelcome to Hot Dog Hills, where Mickey and his pals run the coolest garage on the planet. Join them for high-octane thrills as they power up their amazing, transforming cars for races through the town… and around the world! Then, team up with Minnie and Daisy, ’cause when they’re not zooming to victory, they’re assisting friends in need at their fabulous “Happy Helpers” headquarters. With friendly competition and fun new inventions, MICKEY AND THE ROADSTER RACERS is a wild ride that’s turbocharged with nonstop laughter and awesome adventures from start to finish!

Actors: Bret Iwan, Russi Taylor, Daniel Ross, Tress MacNeille, Bill Farmer
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0), French (Dolby Digital 2.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: March 7, 2017
Run Time: 68 minutes

DVDJoin the Floogals on a mission of discovery as they explore Earth and the funny “hoomans” who live there! Captain Fleeker, First Officer Flo, and Junior Boomer are pocket sized alien adventurers on a mission to observe and experience a new and exciting world Planet Earth! Arriving in their spaceship from the distant planet of Floog, the Floogals are on a mission to document everything around them in the peculiar world of the “hoomans”. Each day, Fleeker, Flo, and Boomer encounter something that sparks their curiosity, setting in motion the day’s research “project” and triggering an exciting adventure! First, Boomer becomes very fond of the three stripy caterpillars the kids are keeping in the shed. Then, one day one of the caterpillars disappears and then another and another. It’s up to the Floogals to learn the mystery of the disappearing caterpillars! Then, when the Floogals encounter a balloon that’s intended for the Girl Hooman’s birthday party they think it’s a monster it’s ten times bigger than them with a giant face! Can Fleeker conquer his fear to return the balloon to the little girl in time for her birthday? Find out! Adventure is everywhere they go. They’re the Floogals! 3, 2, 1, let s go!

Actors: Floogals
Directors: NCircle Entertainment
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1
Number of discs: 1
Rated:NR Not Rated
Studio: Floogals
DVD Release Date: March 7, 2017
Run Time: 95 minutes

DVDJoin junior dinosaur expert, Trek Henderson, as he imagines dinosaurs in the real world! During an indoor game of hide and seek with his friends and Grandma, Trek discovers that Microraptors use their natural abilities to hide with the best of them! Enjoy playing dino go seek and more dino game-filled adventures with Trek and friends!

Actors: Jordyn Negri
Directors: J.J. Johnson
Format: 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: April 4, 2017
Run Time: 60 minutes

DVD Join Martin Kratt and Chris Kratt as they learn about some of the amazing creature features of giant pandas, red pandas, and other incredible animals! In four action-packed adventures, the brothers save giant pandas from the evil Zach Varmitech, find an adorable little lost red panda and help to reunite her with her mother, save animals captured in China from the villain Donita Donata, and more!

Format: Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: G General Audience
Studio: PBS Distribution
DVD Release Date: April 11, 2017
Run Time: 120 minutes

DVDOn Mia’s first day at a new boarding school, she receives an amazing gift a book and bracelet that have the power to transport her to the magical world of Centopia! Upon arriving in Centopia, Mia discovers that the once idyllic kingdom is embroiled in conflict.

Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 2
Rated: G General Audience
Studio: PBS Distribution
DVD Release Date: April 18, 2017
Run Time: 325 minutes

DVDAfter all those years stuck in a tower, everyone’s favorite “barefoot princess” (Mandy Moore) yearns to make up for lost time. With the help of her true love Eugene (Zachary Levi), pals Pascal and Maximus and daring new friend Cassandra, Rapunzel postpones her wedding and royal duties to defy danger and boldly explore life beyond Corona’s walls. Sparkling with fun, adventure and music from the legendary Alan Menken, TANGLED: BEFORE EVER AFTER is a magical movie event!

Actors: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Ashley Judd, Clancy Brown, Sean Hayes
Format: Animated, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: April 11, 2017
Run Time: 55 minutes

DVDPocoyo, the unforgettable little boy with a very big personality, returns with all of his friends, Elly, Pato, Loula, Sleepy Bird, and more, in this new series! Lets Go Pocoyo offers children a unique approach to learning the English language through simple, basic vocabulary. This new series of Pocoyo continues to embody the core philosophy of learning through laughter. By utilizing a blend of humor and learning, Pocoyo inspires and informs children about the world around them. Embark on eleven playtime adventures with Pocoyo and friends as they learn the importance of playtime is enjoying it with others. Enjoy playing hide and seek to playing dress up as pirates! Ahoy there, Pocoyo! Learning through laughter has never been this fun! Plus, each episode includes a refresher section in which children are reminded of key words that have been covered during Pocoyos adventures such as colors, animals, and shapes. Each episode ends with a catchy music clip reinforcing one last time those important new words. Every day is an adventure with Pocoyo and friends.

Actors: Stephen Hughes
Directors: Alfonso Rodriguez
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: April 11, 2017
Run Time: 80 minutes

DVDJoin Mack, a blue moose with a heart of gold and two left feet, and Moxy, a perky pink raccoon, on four new exciting adventures! Watch Mack & Moxy rescue another Great Helpee in a far off mystical place called HelpeeLand. In the first adventure, Mack & Moxy start a lively game of foursquare at the HelpeeLand School. When a disagreement develops over who won, Trooper Sydnee suggests Rock, Paper, Scissors to settle the dispute. It works like a charm except for one problem Shelfish Sheldon (played by Hank Azaria) is about to snatch the Great Helpee and keep all its happiness for himself. Guest celebrity, Simone Biles (Olympic Gymnastic Gold Medal winner), helps the Heroes on their mission. Three more adventures introduce kids to subjects like autistm, buckling-up for safety and eating healthy foods. Other guest celebrities featured include Keegan Michael-Key (The Angry Birds Movie, Key & Peele), Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn 99) and Matt Lucas (Little Britain, Alice Through the Looking Glass). In the episode, A Spectrum of Possibilities , Trooper Charlie is a wonderfully talented boy who lives with autism. Mack & Moxy teaches children life-long lessons of charity and compassion while celebrating the joy of helping others.

Actors: Keegan Michael-Key, Melissa Fumero, Matt Lucas
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: Mack & Moxy
DVD Release Date: March 14, 2017
Run Time: 75 minutes

DVDThe most Miraculous adventures of Ladybug and Cat Noir continue!

When Paris is threatened by supervillains, two amazing heroes are our only hope: Ladybug and Cat Noir! With the help of their magical pets, this incredible duo team up to outwit the forces of evil… but their biggest challenge might be getting through junior high school. In their normal lives, Marinette and Adrien are just a pair of young students, but in reality, this terrific twosome must juggle schoolwork, friends, family and growing up in a world where every day is a high-flying adventure!

Actors: Carrie Keranen, Ben Diskin
Directors: Thomas Astruc
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: April 11, 2017
Run Time: 132 minutes

DVDWhen Daniel tries a peach for the first time, he learns he is allergic to the fruit. Dad and Doctor Anna take care of him, and Doctor Anna tells Daniel how he can take care of himself, too.

Format: Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: G General Audience
Studio: PBS Distribution
DVD Release Date: May 9, 2017
Run Time: 70 minutes

DVDIt’s time for a family road trip to see Grandpere! Join the Tiger Family as they sing and play games, enjoy a dinosaur themed playground, and explore a butterfly garden on their way to Grandpere’s house. This grr-ific DVD also includes stories that feature Daniel going to a carnival, watching fireworks, and setting up a lemonade stand with Prince Wednesday.

Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: G General Audience
Studio: PBS Distribution
DVD Release Date: May 16, 2017
Run Time: 112 minutes

Paperback It was going to be the trip of a lifetime. An enchanting trek through the Guatemalan jungle, viewing the mystical Mayan Ruins, a breath-stealing sunset from atop an ancient temple, a magical entourage of a million fireflies. Then suddenly our wonderful adventure became a nightmare. What followed was a roller coaster of hope and despair that would span the longest days of my life. As we frantically fought for my wife’s life, we found ourselves far from the necessities we took for granted at home. Amid the heartbreaking twists and turns, though, were encounters with brave and selfless people who made a lasting impression during a horrific time. Without Explanation is a true story. It’s a story of anticipated adventure and remarkable courage, of heartache and disbelief, and of hope and fear. And at its very core, it’s at once a life-altering tragedy and a story of love and devotion.

Paperback: 310 pages
Publisher: Archean Media Productions, LLC; 1 edition (February 2, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0998148202
ISBN-13: 978-0998148205
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches

What On Earth Giveaway Hop:Imagine food that can be made ahead of time for convenience, then mixed and matched to create colorful perfectly portioned meals that are both healthful and flavorful. Switch It Up lets you discover how the concept of compartmentalizing can help you prepare balanced meals for every day of the week. This book includes 50 nutritious and delicious, quick and simple recipes that can be combined in any number of ways. Each recipe is made up of readily available ingredients. Learn how to pair different flavors and textures while developing a palate for healthful food combinations. Healthy eating starts with understanding balance. For instance, in Asian cultures, the majority of the meal is made up of vegetables, with much less animal or seafood protein than we are used to in the West. Indeed, anything with legs or fins is generally considered a flavor enhancer rather than the main course. Additionally, the reader can decide to enjoy “Raw Kale with Roasted Sweet Potato Salad” as a full meal or as a part of a meal, if they want to pair the salad with other foods, for example. Lastly, desserts are largely absent, fresh fruit or a simple cup of hot tea or herbal infusion is encouraged at the end of the meal to aid digestion.

Paperback: 188 pages
Publisher: American Diabetes Association; 1 edition (February 14, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1580405495
ISBN-13: 978-1580405492
Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.3 x 8.9 inches

HardcoverThe BRAND NEW Ripley’s Believe It or Not! ODDphabet board book makes learning letters uniquely entertaining for the youngest Ripley’s fan.

B is for blobfish, and Z is for zorse.
These are all real animals, of course

The ODDphabet board book features colorful, original illustrations of animal characters based on real “believe it or not” stories and facts. Amusing rhymes make learning your ABC’s so much fun for everyone! Weird, wonderful, and all true… Believe It or Not!

-It’s great to be different and one of a kind.
-These animals are the best that you will ever find!
-Wonder what in the world you just met
-As you turn the pages of this ODDphabet!

Age Range: 3 – 10 years
Hardcover: 26 pages
Publisher: Ripley Publishing; Brdbk edition (March 7, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1609911709
ISBN-13: 978-1609911706
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 6 inches

HardcoverThe BRAND NEW Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Wacky 1-2-3 board book makes learning numbers uniquely engaging for our youngest Ripley fans.

Count every hat on the two-headed cow.
So many animals that make you go WOW!

The Wacky 1-2-3 board book features colorful, original illustrations of animal characters based on real “believe it or not” stories and facts. Exciting scenes and simple words make learning your 1-2-3’s so much fun for everyone! Weird, wonderful, and all true… Believe It or Not!

-Count on fingers, count on toes,
-Then count the buttons on all of your clothes!
-With animals as silly as silly can be,
-That make counting as WACKY as 1-2-Ripley!

Age Range: 3 – 10 years
Grade Level: Preschool – Kindergarten
Series: Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!
Board book: 26 pages
Publisher: Ripley Publishing; Brdbk edition (March 7, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1609911814
ISBN-13: 978-1609911812
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 6 inches

PaperbackBring your favorite Vera Bradley paisley patterns to life with a pop of gorgeous color! Create something beautiful every day with this inspiring coloring book. Featuring authentic Vera Bradley designs, each eye-catching illustration is printed on one side only of extra-heavy, acid-free, 200-year paper. On the back of each page is the name of the design, a cheerful quote, and lines for personal notes. Perforated pages detach easily from the book, perfect for sharing with friends. A full-color introduction shows you coloring techniques, craft ideas, and the right color swatches to use for a terrific look. Featuring a foil-embossed cover, this unique book even includes 16 bonus gift tags and 8 ready-to-color note cards. Get ready to color in the language of beauty with Vera Bradley!

Paperback: 104 pages
Publisher: Design Originals; Clr Csm edition (March 14, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1497203007
ISBN-13: 978-1497203006
Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 8.5 x 10.9 inches

Paperback Bring your favorite Vera Bradley floral patterns to life with a pop of gorgeous color! Create something beautiful every day with this inspiring coloring book. Featuring authentic Vera Bradley designs, each eye-catching illustration is printed on one side only of extra-heavy, acid-free, 200-year paper. On the back of each page is the name of the design, a cheerful quote, and lines for personal notes. Perforated pages detach easily from the book, perfect for sharing with friends. A full-color introduction shows you coloring techniques, craft ideas, and the right color swatches to use for a terrific look. Featuring a foil-embossed cover, this unique book even includes 16 bonus gift tags and 8 ready-to-color note cards. Get ready to color in the language of beauty with Vera Bradley!

Paperback: 104 pages
Publisher: Design Originals; Clr Csm edition (March 14, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1497203015
ISBN-13: 978-1497203013
Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 8.5 x 10.9 inches

January’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2017

I get products sent to me daily to try out. I unfortunately don’t have time to do a post for each item that I get to review. So I want to make sure these items get seen and learned about. The only other solution I could see to do is to do a January’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2017 on the products I like and want my readers to know about. I hope you enjoy these as much as I and my other reviewers did.

DVDThe Power Rangers continue their search for the Energems after Sledge’s defeat, but soon learn that his most dangerous prisoner, the evil Heckyl, survived! In light of this new threat, Kendall creates a powerful new Dino Charger that unlocks the Red Ranger’s T-Rex Super Charge mode! It will take every Zord, Megazord, and Dino Charger in the Power Rangers’ arsenal to finally unite all ten Energems and save the universe!

Actors: Brennan Mejia, Camille Hyde, Yoshua Sudarso, Michael Taber, James Davies
Directors: Peter Burger, Karl Zwicky, Michael Duignan
Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 2
Rated:NR Not Rated
Studio: Lionsgate
DVD Release Date: January 10, 2017
Run Time: 132 minutes

DVDWhen a rival agency called Weird Team arrives with a gadget that fixes any odd problem, Odd Squad doesn’t have any cases to solve and goes out of business forcing the agents to go back to their lives as regular kids! After using math and teamwork to uncover that Weird Team’s gadget isn’t actually fixing problems, Olympia and Otis join forces with Olive and Otto to stop Weird Team and save the world from destruction!

Format: Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: G General Audience
Studio: PBS Distribution
DVD Release Date: January 24, 2017
Run Time: 90 minutes

DVDThere’s a dog adoption fair in Storybrook Village and Whyatt has made a new friend named Woofster! When Whyatt discovers that Woofster needs a new home, the Super Readers make it their mission to help out. Before they know it, Woofster has become part of the team! This fun-filled collection of four puppy-packed stories features tons of new furry friends and will have kids begging for more reading adventures!

Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: G General Audience
Studio: PBS Distribution
DVD Release Date: January 10, 2017
Run Time: 120 minutes

DVDThe Gruffalo tells the magical tale of a mouse who takes a walk through the woods in search of a nut. Encountering three predators who all wish to eat him a fox, an owl and a snake the plucky mouse has to use his wits to survive, creating an imaginary monster who then turns out to be only too real.

dvd*Parents’ Choice Award: Gold Winner 2012* This enchanting film tells the story of a mouse who goes in search of a nut. Along the way, he is confronted by three hungry animals who think that the mouse looks good to eat! Forced to rely on his wits for survival, Mouse invents an imaginary monster to scare them away, but what happens when he comes face to face with his own creation? The Gruffalo is based on the bestselling children’s picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Bonus content includes a photo gallery and the making of The Gruffalo.

DVDRough, tough and roarin’ to go, your favorite heroes are back for more epic adventures based on the legacy of THE LION KING. Join Kion and his fearless friends as they celebrate within the Circle of Life and race to the rescue in five action-packed episodes also featuring King Simba, the spirit of Mufasa and the hilarious antics of Timon and Pumbaa. You’ll go wild for all the ferocious fun, because whether THE LION GUARD team is tracking a rogue leopard, foiling tricky jackals or facing stubborn crocodiles, LIFE IN THE PRIDE LANDS is always “hevi kabisa” — totally intense!

Actors: Max Charles, James Earl Jones, Rob Lowe, Dusan Brown, Sarah Hyland
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: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: January 10, 2017
Run Time: 110 minutes

dvdLong Way North is set in late-19th century Saint Petersburg. Sacha, a young girl from the Russian aristocracy, has always been fascinated by the exciting life of her grandfather, Oloukine, a renowned scientist and Arctic explorer who has yet to return from his latest expedition to conquer the North Pole. But Sacha’s parents, who have already made arrangements for her marriage, strongly disapprove of her fascination, to say the least. Defying her parents’ wishes, Sacha flees her home and launches an adventure-filled quest toward the Great North in search of Oloukine and his ship.

Actors: Chloe Dunn
Directors: Remi Chaye
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Region: Region A/1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: PG Parental Guidance Suggested
Studio: Shout! Factory
DVD Release Date: January 17, 2017
Run Time: 81 minutes

Hardcover BookWhat can six kids from a local neighborhood do when they have a goal in mind? Embark on a quest to Appleville, of course! Join Liu-Liu, Kenan, Tu-Tu, Lizzy, Pedro, and Cassie as they overcome their fears with the help of the Appleville Fairy. Can you help them earn their golden apples?

Publisher: Mascot Books (December 6, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1631778935
ISBN-13: 978-1631778933
Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 0.4 x 8.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces

PaperbackWinner of the Mom’s Choice Award for excellence in family friendly media, Fuzzwippers Find Good Listeners empowers children to practice good listening skills as they become great communicators. The Fuzzwipper series includes tips for children and a parent’s pointer too. The Fuzzwipper series promotes self-esteem, socio-emotional health, and life skills for children through the power of story. In this story our Fuzzwipper friend, Fuzzoola meets Katherine and they both learn how to listen and learn from each other.

Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: 4 Sunflowers Media (October 11, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0615678629
ISBN-13: 978-0615678627
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces

PaperbackWinner of the Mom’s Choice Award, Fuzzwippers are friendly creatures that reach out to anyone who needs to be assured they are wanted and needed. Children of all ages will be fascinated by these new-found friends who whisper to them in the language of Imaginarius and accompany them wherever they go. Introduce your children to their very own Fuzzwippers! Hello, We’re the Fuzzwippers is the first book of the Fuzzwipper series which promotes self-esteem, socio-emotional health, and life skills for children through the power of story.

Paperback: 30 pages
Publisher: 4 Sunflowers Media (April 25, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0615588131
ISBN-13: 978-0615588131
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.8 ounces

PaperbackMaking delicious meals doesn’t have to be complicated, time-consuming, or expensive. You can create satisfying dishes using just four ingredients, or even less! In this new and revised edition of the bestselling 4-Ingredient Diabetes Cookbook, author Nancy Hughes has added more than 25 new recipes that can be made in a snap! With more than 175 quick, easy-to-prepare recipes, this one-of-a-kind cookbook now has recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everything in between.

PaperbackWe all want to be loved. The good news? Everyone falls in love, most of us more than once. Falling in love is innate and inevitable, and the process seems the same for all people in all places in all times. In True Love, the first book on love and the brain written by a neurologist, you’ll learn what actually happens in your brain while seeking love, and well after. Dr. Nour details, in plain English, how our brain chemicals and genes cause love to happen in four distinct phases. He explores the genetic, chemical and behavioral aspects of each phase of love. In this book, you will discover how ‘Falling in Love’ is not ‘True Love’. You will find the answers to many questions, such as: – Why do people who has fallen in love do things that some may deem “crazy”? – What attracts us to certain people and not others? – Why do arranged marriages have a lower divorce rate? – Is falling out of love really “the end?” – Are certain behaviors exhibited by a mate that aren’t actually love, yet appear to be? – What is the difference between love in heterosexuals and homosexuals? – Could love be a disease or an addiction? – Are sex and love really the same? – Is there anything we can do to grow our current love into True Love? – Why do we always marry the wrong mismatching partner? – Can marriage of convenience result in True Love? Is there a biological reason for this? – Has love changed over the centuries? – Why do we need love? – Can understanding “falling out of love” help reduce divorce rates? Dr. Nour hopes that this information, rooted in science, will better inform your future decisions and expectations in relationships, ultimately leading to unions that are more genuine, rewarding, meaningful and permanent. Whether you’re in a relationship, still looking for that special someone, or want insights to make your next relationship last for a lifetime, you’ll find True Love a vital and eye-opening resource.

HardcoverKid Crazy Carlson thirsts for adventure in the far-off and bustling City of Ever. One day he meets a robot that warns him of the grumpy Kilowatt King that rules there―who forces people to sing for him. Despite the robot’s warning, Kid decides to make the voyage to the city and the two travel in a car made of bread through candy bar men, robot travelers, and dancing elephants to reach their destination. Finally, Kid stands before the sour King Kilowatt and teaches him a lesson in manners: the value of the word “please.”

Paperback Go beyond the calm coloring craze: Train your brain and enhance your memory as you copy, complete, and color a series of 90 beautifully complex animal creations–from cats and dogs to elephants and zebras.

Research shows that drawing keeps your mind focused and your memory sharp. DRAW YOUR WAY TO A YOUNGER BRAIN includes 90 intricate line drawings of cats, dogs, and safari animals to boost your brainpower using proven art therapy techniques. Train your brain and enhance your memory as you copy, complete, and color in outlines, doodle in the gaps, and progress to forming your own artistic designs. Line by line, heal your mind, spark your creativity, and improve your cognitive function as you fill in the pages with art and color.

Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style; Clr Csm edition (January 24, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1455543616
ISBN-13: 978-1455543618
Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 0.6 x 9.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds

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Doc McStuffins – Toy Hospital DVD Giveaway 2016

Doc McStuffins: Toy Hospital DVDWelcome to the Doc McStuffins – Toy Hospital DVD Giveaway

Sponsored by: Disney Junior

Join 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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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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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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February’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2016

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

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

Includes All 40 Episodes!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Actors: Lacey Chabert, Jason Marsden
Directors: Various
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Shout! Factory
DVD Release Date: February 23, 2016
Run Time: 110 minutes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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January’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2016

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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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November’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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