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May’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 May’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.

DVDIn this fun-filled, two-part movie, the president of the United States (voiced by actress Sandra Oh) summons Peg and Cat to the White House to solve a problem of national importance! The president needs Peg and Cat to identify a mysterious object floating in space.

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 23, 2017
Run Time: 60 minutes

DVDThe pack is back in a pawsitively thrilling adventure the whole family will love! All the animals in the Eastern Forest are excited because Queen Bear and Princess Canue are coming to visit. But when evil Rogue Wolves threaten the royal bears, wolf pups Stinky, Runt, and Claudette leap into action. With courage, wits, and plenty of help from their wild and wonderful friends, the alpha and omega wolves rise to protect the queen and princess and save their forest home.

Actors: Kate Higgins, Ben Diskin, Hunter Swan, Lindsay Torrance, Chris Smith
Directors: Tim Maltby
Format: AC-3, Animated, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: LIONSGATE
DVD Release Date: May 9, 2017
Run Time: 44 minutes

DVDIn this contemporary remake, “Beaches” follows the serendipitous meeting of two young girls on the Venice Boardwalk, who, though worlds apart in lifestyle, embark on unexpected and lifelong friendship. CC (Menzel) is an aspiring singer trying to make it in Los Angeles until she is discovered by a director who gives her her first big shot. Hillary (Long) is the daughter of a prominent civil rights lawyer who struggles to find her own destiny. Their friendship—even with its ups and downs—sustains them for decades.

DVDIt’s been six years since that summer adventure when Taichi and the rest of the DigiDestined crossed over to the Digital World and nearly three years since the final battle between Hikari’s group and BelialVamdemon. And, at some point, while the peaceful days went by, the gate to the Digital World mysteriously closed.

But when a Kuwagamon suddenly appears in Odaiba, its rampage leaves the town in ruins, and the people there in turmoil. Taichi chases after it, in an effort to halt its rampage. But there’s nothing he can do against a Kuwagamon. Not by himself.

And that’s where a new adventure begins…

Actors: Joshua Seth, Colleen O’Shaughnessey
Directors: Keitaro Motonaga
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: Japanese (Dolby Digital 2.0), English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: Unrated Not Rated
Studio: Shout! Factory
DVD Release Date: May 16, 2017
Run Time: 96 minutes

DVDThe Bubble Guppies are back with an all-new DVD collection featuring five heroic “tails” in Bubble Guppies: Super Guppies. Whether they’re diving into a comic book, going on a treasure hunt or helping to keep the streets safe, the Bubble Guppies prove that being a hero is a lot more than just fighting crime.

Bubble Guppies: Super Guppies contains the following episodes:
* Super Guppies!
* X Marks the Spot!
* Haunted House Party!
* The Unidentified Flying Orchestra!
* Police Cop-etition!

Format: Animated, Color, Dubbed, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English
Dubbed: French, Spanish
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: Nickelodeon
DVD Release Date: May 16, 2017
Run Time: 114 minutes

Welcome to the Loud House DVDMeet the Loud family – a family full of love, chaos, and craziness, and with all of that under one roof, one thing is always for sure: there is never a dull moment in the Loud house! The brand new DVD, Welcome to The Loud House: Season 1, Volume 1, introduces Lincoln Loud, an 11-year old boy who is the middle child of 10 sisters. The Loud House follows Lincoln and his sisters for an inside look at what it takes to survive growing up in a huge family. Lincoln remains the man with the plan to stay one step ahead of the chaos, but whether or not it works is where the adventures begin.

This 2-disc release of Welcome to The Loud House: Season 1, Volume 1 contains the first 13 episodes of the first season and is full of family fun and laughter. Produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Welcome to The Loud House: Season 1, Volume 1will be available on DVD May 23, 2017 for the suggested retail price of $16.99.

Inspired by creator and executive producer Chris Savino’s (Rocko’s Modern Life, The Powerpuff Girls) life growing up in a family of 10 kids, The Loud House is the first series to be greenlit out of Nickelodeon’s annual Animated Shorts Program. Season two is currently premiering on Nickelodeon, home to TV’s top two animated kids’ shows with Kids 2-11 and Kids 6-11, SpongeBob SquarePantsand The Loud House.

Welcome to The Loud House: Season 1, Volume 1 contains the following episodes:
DISC 1:
Left in the Dark
Get the Message
Heavy Meddle
Making the Case
Driving Miss Hazy
No Guts, No Glori
The Sweet Spot
A Tale of Two Tables
Project Loud House
In Tents Debate
Sound of Silence
Space Invader
Picture Perfect
Undie Pressure

DISC 2:
Linc or Swim
Changing the Baby
Overnight Success
Ties the Bind
Hand-Me-Downer
Sleuth or Consequences
Butterfly Effect
The Green House
Along Came a Sister
Chore and Peace
For Bros About to Rock
It’s a Loud, Loud, Loud, Loud, House

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

Actors: Phillipa Alexander
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: May 9, 2017
Run Time: 90 minutes

The Cat in the Hat DVD“It s the first day of Summer Vacation and The Cat in the Hat whisks Nick, Sally and Fish off on the greatest great outdoor camping adventure ever! Our gang gets back to nature as they hike through the Fickle Fern Forest, camp out overnight, trek over Mt. Weewobble and canoe down the Tickle Drop River….just in time for Fish to meet up with his family for a grand reunion. Along for the ride are Little Cats A, B and C, who discover there s wonder in nature once their electronic devices are powered off! Nick and Sally help keep the Little Cats out of trouble, while Fish tries to keep his jacket pressed and the mud out of his fancy fishbowl…all while getting up close to some of nature s most awesome sights, and learning how best to respect them. After being lulled to sleep under the stars by a chorus of animals, the morning brings fresh adventure with a spectacular race up Mt. Weewobble, complete with a cliffhanger ending! It s a slippery ride down the slope and into the Tickle Drop River, where a harrowing raft ride finally delivers them to the shores of Fish s family reunion. The Cat in the Hat and his loveable Little Cat cousins, Nick, Sally, Fish and all his family, gather together in a great Suessian-style musical finale… in which Fish and the gang are celebrated as true adventurers. Everyone agrees it really has been the Greatest Great Outdoors Adventure ever!”

Actors: Martin Short
Directors: Paul Hunt
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC
Language: English
Dubbed: Spanish
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: NCircle Entertainment
DVD Release Date: May 16, 2017
Run Time: 60 minutes

Octonauts DVDMariana Trench Adventure Tweak has designed a brand-new Deep Sea Station to study the deepest, darkest reaches of the ocean, but the Octonauts face multiple challenges: from getting it down there, to the extreme environment and strange, prehistoric creatures that greet them once they arrive. Barracudas Shellington and the Vegimals mission to replant a mangrove forest is put in peril by a school of toothy barracudas. Artificial Reef When an underwater storm destroys a small reef, which a frogfish and other creatures depend on, Tweak and her crewmates must convert the Gup-F into an artificial reef before another storm strikes! Siphonophore Kwazii and Dashi become entangled in a strange deep-sea creature a siphonophore and when a geyser blasts it toward the surface, the Octonauts must stop its ascent before it bursts. Urchin Invasion The Octonauts head to the kelp forest to visit Shellington s sister, Pearl, and her newborn son, Periwinkle, only to find the forest endangered by an infestation of kelp-eating urchins! Lion’s Mane Jellyfish A lionsmane jellyfish gets its long and stingy tentacles tangled in the bubble engine, unintentionally flooding the Octopod and causing havoc. Pelicans When a floating garbage patch endangers a flock of pelicans and other sea creatures, the Octonauts and the birds work together to clean it up. Red Rock Crabs When Shellington and the crew try to gather some skittish crabs who have drifted away from home, they get help from some old friends. Loggerhead Sea Turtle When an underwater tremor separates the Gup-X and its crew, Barnacles seeks guidance from a mysterious sea turtle. Harbor Seal When Peso s patient, a remora fish, mysteriously disappears, the Octonauts enlist a unique undersea detective: a harbor seal. Yeti Crab As Tweak tests the Gup-X deep down in the Midnight Zone, a yeti crab damages the ship, endangering itself and the Octonauts. Over Under Adventures The Octonauts mission to explore Antarctica becomes a desperate rescue as a group of sea stars and urchins are threatened by a brinicle a rare underwater icicle that can freeze creatures on the sea bed.

Actors: Ross Breen
Directors: Darragh O Connell, Nicky Phelan
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: NCircle Entertainment
DVD Release Date: May 2, 2017
Run Time: 160 minutes

Guess How Much I Love You DVDBased on the classic picture book that has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, written by Sam McBratney, illustrated by Anita Jeram and published by Walker Books. Keeping love as the major theme, each adventure is set against the backdrop of a season with this collection focusing on summer. On a hot summer day, Little Nutbrown Hare and friends try to have some quiet time by the river but they have trouble staying still. Only when they do manage some quiet time, they experience the variety of life the river has to offer. Then, it s time to celebrate Little Field Mouse s birthday! Little Nutbrown Hare wants to give her the perfect birthday gift. Enjoy these summer adventures and more with Little Nutbrown Hare and friends!

Actors: Ky Baldwin
Directors: Steve Moltzen
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: May 30, 2017
Run Time: 75 minutes

Hardcover BookBrandED shows school leaders how to move beyond mascots and clever taglines to showcase their school’s assets—and enhance communication with students, parents and all stakeholders. Through smart conversations about the genuine power of branding in education, this book shows how a “BrandED” mindset can improve schools by strengthening relationships, improving communication, telling your story, and increasing resources. Ideas borrowed from the world of business are adjusted for the unique needs of education. Practical tools, templates, and resources allow you to implement the strategies presented quickly and easily, while stories of real-world schools illustrate what BrandED thinking can do for your students, teachers, and community.

Today’s school leaders cannot remain in the ivory tower. This book will help you drive positive transformation as you craft and share the powerful story of your unique school brand.

* Leverage digital tools to become the storyteller-in-chief and build better community relationships
* Strengthen internal and external communications among students, teachers, parents, and other stakeholders
* Increase resources by establishing strategic partnerships and strengthening ties to key stakeholders
* Promote connectivity, transparency, and community to build a positive culture that extends beyond the schoolhouse door

Authors Eric Sheninger and Trish Rubin, experts on school branding and change leadership, show you how BrandED thinking captures the focused spirit of the outstanding work taking place in schools every day; work that can be easily recognized, talked about, and valued. Get the word out, and invite the community in to build the positive relationships that benefit everyone.

Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (April 24, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1119244560
ISBN-13: 978-1119244561

HardcoverWe humans love our cats and these surprising true stories will prove our cats love us back! This collection of tales of playfulness, friendship, heroism, and inspiration is sure to touch the soul, tickle the funny bone, and inspire animal lovers everywhere to be the best kitty caretakers and companions they can be. There’s Bambi, whose owners taught her to respond to commands in American Sign Language; Millie, who loves exploring the outdoors and goes rock climbing with her owner; Leo, a rescued lion who changed the life of one South African family forever, and more.

Age Range: 8 and up
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 12
Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books (April 11, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 142632734X
ISBN-13: 978-1426327346

PaperbackThis is a collection of hilarious and heartwarming stories of dogs, cats, and all types of pets given a second chance, and the human animal lovers who rescued them.

From the dog who saved her owner from a fire, to the cat that plays the piano, to the cow that thinks it’s a dog, discover incredible stories of animals in need who went on to become beloved pets.

These uplifting tales are paired with amazing photos and loads of animal facts. Kids learn all about how to be kind to our animals friends and the importance of being a responsible pet owner. There’s tons of furry, fluffy, feathery fun on every page, including tips on how to help save animals in need!

Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Grade Level: 3 – 7
Lexile Measure: 0990 (What’s this?)
Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books (April 25, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1426327366
ISBN-13: 978-1426327360

Paperback bookThis full-color art journal for moms and kids to color and draw together in is designed to be a sharing experience. Mom and child can write each other letters, draw what scares them, imagine what they want to be when they are grown up, color a scene using only one favorite color, whatever their imaginations lead them to!

Mom and Me: An Art Journal to Share is filled with fun hand-lettering and artwork from Bethany Robertson along with creative prompts from licensed art therapist Lacy Mucklow.

Mucklow offers up the best ways to communicate with a child through creating together; how to start an open conversation with your child; questions you can ask that will help generate thoughtful responses; and how to tailor the quality time so it’s still fun and engaging for your child.

This art journal has 50 full-color spreads to color, fill in, draw, and more. Each spread has a creative prompt or another exercise for mom and child to fill out together.

Series: A Side-by-Side Book
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Race Point Publishing; Act Clr Cs edition (April 18, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1631063340
ISBN-13: 978-1631063343
Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 0.4 x 10.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds

paperbackYour hand lettering contains a little bit of you! It expresses what you have to say, and demonstrates your creativity in all your communications. In Hand Lettering A to Z, artist and author Abbey Sy has invited four international artists–Meg Hyland, Joao Neves, Tessa Go, and Lisa Lorek–to join her in designing all new alphabets for you to draw and use in many different languages.

You don’t have to be a trained artist to master the art of hand lettering. These alphabets are for every skill level, and will suits any taste: colorful, or black and white, classic or just plain fun. It’s all about getting creative with the twenty-six letters and a little bit of you.

Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Rockport Publishers (April 15, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1631592823
ISBN-13: 978-1631592829
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 10 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds

PaperbackStick it to ‘Em is your invitation to play as you create customized stickers with sass! With just a hint of silly irreverence, this guide includes a list of colorful art tools in addition to easy drawing and lettering techniques and step-by-step tutorials, all designed to get your cheeky creativity flowing. You’ll then be treated to more than 35 pages of stickers, including a selection of fully designed styles to use any way you like, a variety of stickers to color in, and blank stickers to create your own. Filled with tons of puns, wit, and wisecracks, Stick it to ‘Em is your answer to getting through each day with humor and fun.

Paperback: 104 pages
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing; Clr Csm St edition (May 8, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1633222713
ISBN-13: 978-1633222717
Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.5 x 11.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

Your Lucky Day Giveaway Hop: Book & DVD Giveaway 2017

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Welcome to the Your Lucky Day Giveaway Hop brought to you by The Hopping Bloggers!

Hosted By: Mama Smith’s & Women and Their Pretties

Co-Hosted By: Everyday Life

Each giveaway has a value of a minimum of $15, however some are worth much more. Be sure to enter to win all of them because there is no limit to how many you can win. GOOD LUCK!

What is a giveaway hop? It’s really cool, you can enter our giveaway here and then visit each of the other blogs listed on the giveaway hop list and enter all of their giveaways as well. No limit on how many prizes you can win so the more you enter the more chances you have to win cool prizes! Every blog has their own prize so there are lots to win. So have fun and enjoy hopping from blog to blog.

Hardcover BookI have a copy of Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food in Hardcover to give to one lucky person. You can see more info on this book in my Roundup post.

Now for the giveaway: One lucky person will win Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food Hardcover. This is open to US and ends 3/18/17 @ 11:59 pm est. To enter, Simply do the tasks on the Giveaway Tools widget below and you’re set to have a chance to win! Remember you can’t win if you don’t enter. It only takes one entry to win!

Good Luck, SaraLee’s Deals Steals & Giveaways readers! Thanks for entering

Robo-Dog
I have a copy of Robo-Dog: Airborne on DVD to give to one lucky person. You can see more info on this DVD in my Roundup post.
Now for the giveaway: One lucky person will win Robo-Dog: Airborne DVD. This is open to US and ends 3/18/17 @ 11:59 pm est. To enter, Simply do the tasks on the Giveaway Tools widget below and you’re set to have a chance to win! Remember you can’t win if you don’t enter. It only takes one entry to win!

Good Luck, SaraLee’s Deals Steals & Giveaways readers! Thanks for entering!

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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December’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2016

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

The BFG DVDDisney presents a Roald Dahl classic directed by Steven Spielberg. In an imaginative tale filled with magic, wonder and unexpected friendship, a young girl is launched on an enormous adventure when she crosses paths with a mysterious being called the Big Friendly Giant.

Special Features
Bringing THE BFG To Life — Take a phizz-whizzing journey through the making of the movie with Ruby Barnhill (“Sophie”)|The Big Friendly Giant And Me — A short about the friendship between the BFG and the little “bean” who lived in Giant Country before Sophie|Gobblefunk: The Wonderful Words Of The BFG — A whoopsey-splunkers tutorial on the BFG’s gloriumptious Gobblefunk|Giants 101 — Meet the frightsome giants portrayed by actors Jemaine Clement, Bill Hader and more|Melissa Mathison: A Tribute

Actors: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall
Directors: Steven Spielberg
Writers: Screenplay By Melissa Mathison, Based On The Book By Roald Dahl
Format: Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (DTS-HD High Res Audio), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG Parental Guidance Suggested
Studio: Walt Disney Studios
DVD Release Date: November 29, 2016
Run Time: 118 minutes

Pete's Dragon DVDWhen a mysterious 10-year-old boy, Pete, turns up, claiming to live in the woods with a giant green dragon, it’s up to a forest ranger, Grace, and young Natalie to learn where the boy came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this magical dragon.

Special Features
Notes To Self: A Director’s Diary — Director David Lowery narrates the personal diary he kept through the filming of PETE’S DRAGON in this intimate and fascinating look at the movie’s making|Making Magic — Discover fun facts about what went into designing this spectacular, lovable dragon|”Disappearing” Moments — The director shares a montage of the film’s “lost” scenes|Audio Commentary — With Director David Lowery, Co-writer Toby Halbrooks and Actors Oakes Fegley and Oona Laurence|Music Videos: “Nobody Knows” by The Lumineers and “Something Wild” by Lindsey Stirling (featuring Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness)|Bloopers.

Actors: Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban
Directors: David Lowery
Writers: Screenplay By David Lowery & Toby Halbrooks, Based On A Screenplay By Malcolm Marmorstein
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: 1
Rated: PG Parental Guidance Suggested
Studio: Walt Disney Studios
DVD Release Date: November 29, 2016
Run Time: 103 minutes

dvdAfter saving her enchanted kingdom of Avalor from an evil sorceress, Princess Elena must now reign as “Crown Princess” until she’s old enough to become Queen. Fortunately, she’ll have plenty of help from her family and friends. With her sister Isabel, magical flying jaquins, and her friends Naomi, Royal Wizard Mateo and Royal Guard Gabe by her side, this empowered Princess will do her best to rule Avalor with bravery and compassion. Experience the fun, action and adventure as Disney’s most inspiring new leader embarks on a heroic journey to restore her kingdom to greatness and prove she’s READY TO RULE!

EPISODE LISTING: “First Day Of Rule” and “Model Sister” (Special Full-Length Adventure); “All Heated Up”; “Island Of Youth”

Actors: Aimee Carrero, Jenna Ortega, Chris Parnell, Yvette Nicole Brown, Carlos Alazraqui
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.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: December 6, 2016
Run Time: 90 minutes

DVDThe battle between Cats and Dogs goes Galactic! Adventure Cat and his evil kitty army hope to snatch a magical galactic bone that will give them the power to take over the entire galaxy. It’s up to an elite group of space dogs, headed by the intrepid General Ruff (William McNamara), to beat Adventure Cat to the bone.

Actors: William Mcnamara, Bobby Catalano, Jason Pascoe, Kj Schrock, April Rose
Directors: Evan Tramel
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC
Language: English
Region: All Regions
Number of discs: 1
Rated:NR Not Rated
Studio: Ruthless
DVD Release Date: December 13, 2016
Run Time: 82 minutes

Thomas Edison's Secret Lab DVDWhen an old friend of Edison’s visits the lab and asks the Secret Lab Kids to help him with an urgent, top-secret project, they have to follow him through a wormhole to get to his own secret lab. Who could this mysterious friend be and what is this top secret project during the holiday season?

Actors: Thomas Edison
Directors: NCircle Entertainment
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: G General Audience
Studio: NCircle Entertainment
DVD Release Date: October 11, 2016
Run Time: 70 minutes

The Cat in the Hat DVD*Home Media Award: Best Kids Video 2012* *National Parenting Publication Award (NAPPA): Gold Winner 2013* ‘Twas the day before Christmas and all through the yard the Cat in the Hat and his guests partied hard. When the party was over, and the guests all departed one poor baby reindeer was left broken-hearted! Can the Cat in the Hat, Sally, Nick and the Fish help make come true little Ralph’s Christmas wish? To be with his family, in far-off Freeze-Your-Knees. Will you help see him home? Come be our guests, please!

Actors: Martin Short
Directors: Portfolio Entertainment in association with Random House and Dr. Seuss Enterprises
Format: Multiple Formats, 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: October 30, 2012
Run Time: 60 minutes

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

Actors: Gumby and Friends
Directors: Art Clokey
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: November 3, 2015
Run Time: 80 minutes

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

Actors: David Bowie
Directors: Diane Jackson
Writers: Raymond Briggs
Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Color, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Snowman Enterprises
DVD Release Date: October 14, 2014
Run Time: 30 minutes

DVDInspired by the world of Playmobil toys, embark on a series of adventures with the Super 4 as they travel through the wider Playmobil universes. Whether it be a sci-fi futuristic world, a magical fairy world, a world of pirates, or a world of medieval knights, the adventures are never ending! Welcome to Kingsland, a world of chivalry, dragons, quests, tournaments, and castles! Kingsland is ruled by the corrupt King John, who is Prince Alexander’s uncle. King John ascended the throne when Alex’s father and mother were lost at sea. Prince Alexander is the heir to the throne but cannot abide living under his uncle’s corrupt authority. Join Prince Alexander, or Alex as he’d prefer to be called, along with his Super 4 friends as they band together to fight villains especially dragons and save their worlds from chaos.

Actors: Playmobil
Directors: NCircle Entertainment
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Dubbed: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: G General Audience
Studio: NCircle Entertainment
DVD Release Date: November 8, 2016
Run Time: 80 minutes

DVDJoin junior dinosaur expert Trek Henderson as he imagines dinosaurs in the real world! At bedtime, Mom reads Trek ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’. Trek drifts off to sleep and ends up in ‘The Land of Dinoz’; where he meets new pals like the Scare-Troodon (Penelope), the Tin-Dromaeosaurus (Bobby), and the Cowardly Stygimoloch (Hannah). Together, they all head off to see the wizard and save him some wicked dinosaur skeletons. Enjoy this and more dino-rrific adventures with Trek and friends!

Actors: Dino Dan
Directors: NCircle Entertainment
Format: Color, NTSC
Language: English
Dubbed: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: G General Audience
Studio: NCircle Entertainment
DVD Release Date: November 22, 2016
Run Time: 60 minutes

DVDA Frozen Christmas is the perfect way to get the family in the Holiday spirit with the most beloved animated Christmas characters, including Santa Claus, the Snowman, Elves, Santa’s Reindeer, and more! Gather around and listen as Santa and his young elf pals narrate time honored Christmas story classics such as, The Elves and the Shoemaker, Little Girls’ Christmas, The Fir Tree, the Brave Tin Soldier and more!

Actors: Kj Schrock, Evan Tramel
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC
Language: English
Region: All Regions
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: Ruthless
DVD Release Date: November 22, 2016
Run Time: 76 minutes

Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HDRafe has an epic imagination, and a slight problem with authority. Both collide when he transfers to a rule-crazy middle school. Drowning in do s and don ts, Rafe and his best friend Leo hatch a plan to expose the principal by breaking every rule in the school s Code of Conduct. As the principal strikes back, Rafe s world, at home and at school, explodes into hilarious chaos in this laugh-filled family comedy based on James Patterson’s bestselling book series.

Special Features:
That Middle School Life, Middle School = The Worst / Making Movies = The Best, The Wedgie Wheel, Yolo: Behind Operation Rafe, Gag Reel, Deleted Scenes. –Lionsgate

Actors: Rob Riggle, Griffin Gluck, Thomas Barbusca
Directors: Steve Carr
Format: Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region A/1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: PG Parental Guidance Suggested
Studio: Lionsgate
DVD Release Date: January 3, 2017
Run Time: 92 minutes

Hardcover BookThe Super Amazing Princess Heroes have sprung in to action to help build a new school in Uganda. Everything is going well until one of the heroes, Kinney, gets very sick with a heart condition and flies back to the U.S. for medical help. The girls soon learn that one of their Ugandan friends, a wonderful girl named Gift, is sick with the same condition. She needs to fly to the U.S. as well —but what if she didn’t? What if she had a hospital in Uganda that could help other kids just like her? The story of the Super Amazing Princess Heroes conveys positive messages to young girls to help others and to think of those outside themselves.

Age Range: 5 – 7 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 2
Series: Super Amazing Princess Heroes
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Umiya Publishing (November 15, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0988905027
ISBN-13: 978-0988905023
Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.4 x 10.6 inches

Very Christmas BookIn her very first publication, Simone Mets conceives a charming children’s story about a little girl and her friends who Discover a way to make Christmas wishes come true when Santa’s workshop is destroyed by a storm. “Very Christmas” has won the 2016 Elite Gold Award in the holiday category, an award honoring the best e-books published each year in North America.

Hardcover BookTWISTED: THE COOKBOOK features a collection of TWISTED’s most foodgasmic, mind-bending, and downright hilarious creations, as well as some never before seen, grade-A bangers. Whether it’s game day with your pals, a night in with a special someone, an epic party, or a sluggish Saturday morning, these 30 tried-and-tested recipes have got you covered. Whatever you decide to cook—whether it’s the Fajita Cake, Camembert Hedgehog Bread, Breakfast Nachos, Pizza Donuts, or Snickers Salami—this is food porn at its most gratuitous.

Hardcover: 64 pages
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small (November 15, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1849758441
ISBN-13: 978-1849758444
Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.4 x 7.5 inches

Paperback BookCalling all creative cat lovers!

Is there anything better than cuddling with a cat? No…but coloring cats sure comes close! The Cat Coloring Book is the purr-fect way for cat lovers to unwind and enjoy some much needed feline time. From big cats to kittens, tabbies to Siamese, this book features dozens of pages, patterns, and cute cat poses to destress your mind and keep your cat-cravings satisfied. Relax with your four-pawed friend and spend your down time with the calming designs and adorable felines of The Cat Coloring Book.

Series: Adult Coloring Books
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks; 1 Clr Csm edition (September 1, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1492644900
ISBN-13: 978-1492644903
Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches

Paperback BookThe “Do Bad Dogs Get Cancer?” book is about helping children and young adults better understand what happens when a loved one, including their pet is diagnosed with cancer. This book allows the reader to identify with the situation; provides a better understanding of cancer and the ability to cope; understand that cancer is not contagious. This boo uses reassuring words as a means for parents to have an open discussion and address children’s’ concerns regarding cancer.

Paperback: 34 pages
Publisher: Functional Fitness, L.L.C.; 1st edition (December 12, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0981555136
ISBN-13: 978-0981555133
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches

Don’t Say Good Bye Just Say See You! Paperback

Grief and loss are normal feelings to have when a relative, friend, or pet dies. Don’t Say Good Bye Just Say See You! reassures a child that no matter how sad or angry they feel when they lose a relative, friend, or pet, in time their sadness will ease and they will be able to remember the happiness they shared. This book gives parents an opportunity to talk about death with their grieving child by addressing their feelings of sadness, anger, and guilt, and clarify any misconceptions they may have. Don’t Say Good Bye Just Say See You! brings a comforting perspective for children who are grieving the loss of their pet or loved one. Parents can use a pet that has died as a good reference point in the discussion of human death.

Paperback: 34 pages
Publisher: Functional Fitness, L.L.C. (January 11, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0981555179
ISBN-13: 978-0981555171
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches

Porsche Bella’s Forever Home is a book written to help children see the importance of rescuing, fostering and/or adopting animals, thus giving them a second chance. We hope to encourage a new generation of animal rescuers.

Age Range: 3 – 8 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 4
Paperback: 44 pages
Publisher: Functional Fitness, L.L.C. (January 19, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0981555195
ISBN-13: 978-0981555195
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches

The Road to recovery is Paved with dog Treats! was written to help children understand what happens when their pet has to have surgery, and reassures them that their pet will be safe and protected. Parents can use this book as a tool to start a conversation with their child regarding issues they may have about their pet. This book cal also be used to address concerns children have when friends or a loved on undergoes surgery.

Paperback: 46 pages
Publisher: Functional Fitness, L.L.C. (December 15, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0981555187
ISBN-13: 978-0981555188
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches

Paperback Book(8 x 10-inch paperback) Long after the gifts are opened, the wrapping paper discarded, the toys forgotten, it is our memories of Christmas that remain. The 12 Joys of Christmas celebrates the timeless sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and feelings of a holiday that brings families and friends together in a season of shared ideals, traditions, and lasting joys. This paperback version contains the same quality printing and just as much Christmas magic as the hardcover, in a more economical format that will be no less loved by all who receive it.

Paperback: 28 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 2, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1537438328
ISBN-13: 978-1537438320
Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.1 x 10 inches

Paperback BookAnxiety-Free Kids (2nd ed.) offers parents strategies that help children become happy and worry free, methods that relieve a child’s excessive anxieties and phobias, and tools for fostering interaction and family-oriented solutions. Using a unique companion approach that offers two books in one–a practical, reader-friendly book for parents and a fun workbook for kids–this solutions-oriented guide utilizes the cognitive-behavioral approach to therapy and integrates the parent in the child’s self-help process. Research has shown that if left untreated, children with anxiety disorders are at higher risk to perform poorly in school, to have less-developed social skills, and to be more vulnerable to substance abuse. Covering the six most commonly occurring anxiety disorders-generalized anxiety, separation anxiety, specific phobias, social phobias, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder-this book gives kids and parents successful strategies for achieving relaxation, conquering worries, challenging faulty thinking patterns, developing positive self-talk, and facing one’s fears.

Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Prufrock Press; 2 edition (October 1, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1618215612
ISBN-13: 978-1618215611
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches

PaperbackHave you ever tried to be the perfect mother? Isabel, a DC lawyer, does everything she can to keep Phoebe from harm, but fails when the mysterious Shane appears on Facebook and flirts with her teenage daughter.

A story about the timeless struggle between mothers and their teen daughters with a razor-sharp 21st century twist. This heart-wrenching, harrowing debut novel for fans of Big Little Lies (Liane Moriarty) and Reconstructing Amelia (Kimberly McCreight) will make you question what’s needed to keep your children from harm. Phoebe’s mother, Isabel, is precariously balancing her career and her family.

Hard-working and caring, worried but supportive, all Isabel wants, in a world of bullies and temptations, is to keep her daughter Phoebe safe. With her busy schedule, though, she fails to recognize another mother’s mounting fury and the danger Phoebe faces by flirting with a mysterious boy on Facebook. A cyber-bullying episode aimed at Phoebe pushes her to the edge with horrific consequences. In her search for justice, Isabel, a DC lawyer, sets out to find the culprit behind this cruel incident.

Saving Phoebe Murrow, set amidst the complicated web of adolescent relationships, tells a story of miscommunication and malice, drugs and Facebook, prejudice and revenge.

Paperback: 425 pages
Publisher: Upper Hand Press LLC (September 2, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0996439560
ISBN-13: 978-0996439565
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches

BookMy Kingdom Books combines story telling, personalisation, and cutting edge technology to create an experience that is truly engaging. Each character within our stories is linked to the spelling of a child’s name. These characters are then brought to life using the My Kingdom Book App. Kids love how the story comes together to be about them and are blown away when they see it come to life in front of their eyes.

Disclosure review

November’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.

DVD + DigitalAn unFURgettable holiday movie adventure. When their parents disappear in a fierce winter storm, three wolf pups set out to find them and bring them safely back home.

Directors: Tim Maltby
Format: Animated, 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 8, 2016
Run Time: 45 minutes

DVD + DigitalWith no friends at her new school, a young girl befriends Arlo, a tiny pig who ran away from the circus. But Arlo’s loud belches mean he won’t be a secret for long, and together they will learn the true meaning of love and friendship!

Actors: Drake Bell, Joey Lawrence, Jennifery Taylor, Lindsey Blanchard, Jonathan Lipnicki
Directors: Tom DeNucci
Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: G General Audience
Studio: Lionsgate
DVD Release Date: November 15, 2016
Run Time: 80 minutes

Anne of Green Gables: DVDTrue to the beloved classic that has enchanted fans across the world for over a century, L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables brings to life the story of the determined, spirited little girl who touches the lives of everyone she meets. Starring Ella Ballentine, Sara Botsford, and Martin Sheen as Matthew.

Actors: Ella Ballentine, Martin Sheen, Sara Botsford
Directors: John Kent Harrison
Format: Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Dubbed: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: G General Audience
Studio: PBS Distribution
DVD Release Date: November 8, 2016
Run Time: 90 minutes

DVDFrom the makers of The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom, and based on the beloved children s classic written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, this beautifully animated film tells the tale of Stick Man and his epic adventure across the seasons. He gets thrown into a river, escapes from a swan s nest, and even ends up on top of a fire. Will he ever get back to his family tree in time for Christmas?

Actors: n, a
Directors: n, a
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Dubbed: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated:G General Audience
Studio: PBS Distribution
DVD Release Date: November 8, 2016
Run Time: 30 minutes

Daniel's Winter Wonderland DVDIt s a snowy day in the Neighborhood, and Daniel Tiger can t wait to play outside! Miss Elaina comes over to Daniel s house. Before they can go outside, Daniel learns that playtime in the snow is only grr-ific when he wears clothes that will keep him warm. Daniel also discovers that when an activity such as sledding or ice skating seems scary and hard to do, he can try a little bit at a time and then it s easier!

Actors: n, a
Directors: n, a
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated:G General Audience
Studio: Public Broadcasting
DVD Release Date: October 11, 2016
Run Time: 60 minutes

Inspector LewisInspector Robert Lewis steps out of the shadow of his mentor the inimitable Inspector Morse in this highly-acclaimed series. Together with his partner, Detective Sergeant James Hathaway, they take on the elite criminal underworld of Oxford, England, relying on Lewis instinct and Hathaway s intellect. Catch all 33 beguiling mysteries, from the pilot to the series finale, in Inspector Lewis: The Complete Series.

Actors: n, a
Directors: n, a
Format: Box set, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 18
Rated: PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned
Studio: Pbs (Direct)
DVD Release Date: October 18, 2016
Run Time: 2970 minutes

The Wild LifeThings are larger than life on a tropical isle where wild animals rule, until a marooned human arrives in the midst of a furious storm and their lives are forever changed.

Special Features:
A Wild World: Making The Wild Life
Meet the Characters
Tips for Your Trip
The Wild Life Musical Adventure

Actors: Matthias Schweighöfer, Kaya Yanar, Ilka Bessin, Dieter Hallervorden, Aylin Tezel
Directors: Vincent Kesteloot
Format: NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
Number of discs: 2
Rated: PG Parental Guidance Suggested
Studio: Lionsgate
DVD Release Date: November 29, 2016
Run Time: 91 minutes

Mr SelfridgeEnjoy all four seasons of the thrilling MASTERPIECE series hailed as addicting by the Wall Street Journal. Created by Emmy Award-winning writer Andrew Davies, Mr. Selfridge brings to life the story of American entrepreneur Harry Gordon Selfridge, the colorful and visionary founder of London s most lavish department store, and features a brilliant ensemble cast led by three-time Emmy Award-winning actor Jeremy Piven.

Actors: Jeremy Piven, Ron Cook
Directors: n, a
Format: Box set, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 12
Rated: PG Parental Guidance Suggested
Studio: PBS Distribution
DVD Release Date: October 18, 2016
Run Time: 7866 minutes

Hardcover bookHe’s limping strangely down the hall with outstretched arms and a groaning drawl. A zombie! Could it really be? You race to class, but turn to see he’s sitting in the desk right next to you!

But odds are you’ll probably be okay, because this is no ordinary zombie. This zombie doesn’t want to eat your brains–he wants to eat your books! And he’s not a picky eater with a taste for all genres from mystery to history! But when the zombie catches a whiff of the school library, the children need to come up with a plan fast before all their books become history!

This monster book is silly and fun, with a strong message about kindness and friendship. The little zombie teaches kids not to jump to conclusions and to give everyone a chance. This is the perfect monster book for little ones who want a thrill but aren’t looking for anything too scary. I Want to Eat Your Books is a monstrously fun story not only for Halloween but all year round!

Age Range: 3 – 6 years
Grade Level: Preschool – Kindergarten
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Sky Pony Press (September 22, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1634501721
ISBN-13: 978-1634501729

Hardcover BookBoo! Boo! Boo! It’s Halloween night and the ghosts are out of the shadows and ready to scare! One by one and then two by two, the ghosts float through the neighborhood having some fun. Seven by seven and eight by eight they cause a fright for everyone they meet! Count from one ghost to ten ghosts on this silly and spooky Halloween night!

To the tune of “The Ants Go Marching,” this is a fun read-aloud and sing-along book for kids and grownups alike. The perfect book to add to your Halloween collection, children will love identifying all the costumes in the ghost march. Be on the lookout for ghostly silhouettes and other spooky objects hidden in the amusing illustrations! The Ghosts Go Scaring doubles as a counting book and young readers will have fun pointing out the new ghosts as they appear on each page, counting along with them as they go scaring through the neighborhood!

Age Range: 3 – 6 years
Grade Level: Preschool – Kindergarten
Hardcover: 24 pages
Publisher: Sky Pony Press (September 6, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1510712283
ISBN-13: 978-1510712287
Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.5 x 10.2 inches

Hardcover BookBrunhilda the witch loves making trouble. Each morning, she wakes up on the wrong side of the bed, puts on her ugliest dress, eats spider mush for breakfast, and brushes her teeth with candy. Then she looks in the mirror and happily observes, “You are utterly repulsive!” As soon as she leaves the house, she begins to spread her misery. No one is safe from her rainy-day spells or her wart-growing charms!

But one night, Brunhilda’s cat makes trouble instead.

When Brunhilda wakes up that next morning, she is on the right side of the bed. All she can find to wear is a fluffy pink ball gown. And her spider mush is replaced with oatmeal; her candy replaced by toothpaste! The day has gone completely backwards. What will happen when Brunhilda casts her all-time favorite misery-inducing spells?

This is a silly story about how sometimes being nice can be more rewarding than being mean. Brunhilda may decide to keep some of her warts in the end, but she’s a changed witch. Waking up on the wrong side of the bed just doesn’t work for her anymore.

A picture book for 3 to 6 year olds, this book teaches kids that being kind and nice to people actually makes you feel better than playing tricks and being mean. A good lesson for young children, teachers and parents will enjoy the message while kids will be enthralled with the bright, colorful illustrations and the silly, warty witch.

Age Range: 3 – 6 years
Grade Level: Preschool – Kindergarten
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Sky Pony Press (August 2, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 163450691X
ISBN-13: 978-1634506915
Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 0.5 x 9.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces

Adult Coloring Book HIGH-QUALITY THICK and HEAVY PAPER BOOK– This durable adult coloring book, has high-quality thick and heavy paper so you can enjoy the best quality when coloring. You can use Gel pen, Markers, Color Pencils, Water Color Pencils and more and Ensured that the pages do not bleed through when using those. Comfortable Size for Coloring 8.3×5.11Inches\21x13cm.

74 BEAUTIFUL DESIGNED COLORING PAGES – Those lovely stress relieving coloring pages are designed by best artist whole ever the world and gather for this Amazing Peace of Art. So you can enjoy this moment.

INNOVATIVE DURABLE DESIGN – Every book in the series coloring-on-the-go comes with a canvas pouch so you can easy carry it anywhere: in a purse, briefcase, or tote. Its hardcover and spiral bound format make it easy for you to color everywhere: in a car, plane, boat, or train -wherever you are. This series makes a lovely birthday gift, Mother or Father’s Day gift, or Christmas gift. Comfortable Size for Coloring 8.3×5.11Inches\21x13cm.

GOLDEN RATIO – GOLDEN RECTANGLE PROPORTION- This Book Golden Rectangle proportion cover will take you for an aesthetically pleasing peaceful journey by connecting to the Divine Proportion through coloring. The golden ratio has earned a tremendous reputation. Many artworks from Michelangelo to DaVinci’s Mona Lisa, the Pyramids at Giza, and even the Apple logo, are said to be designed on the Golden Ratio, also called the Divine Proportion.

MY POCKET COLORING BOOK – Coloring-On-The-Go – Trademark – Offers you best quality time with yourself and with your friends. Offers you relaxing moments of being here and now. This Lovely serious will take you for an inner relaxing journey to ENJOY THE MOMENT!

Dream BigOne by one, Caterpillar, Tadpole, and Flamingo gaze up at the night sky and wish upon a star for their wildest dreams. Baboon, who can’t help but overhear, insists these dreams could never come true. But when he sees Caterpillar turn into a winged butterfly, Tadpole into a dancing frog, and Flamingo into a beautiful pink bird, Baboon realizes that a transformative power exists between these stars and the animals once they truly believe in themselves and their dreams. When Baboon tries out this secret, CATCH-M, his Magical, Mystical, Wished-Upon Star, whooshes down from the heavens to wham! ignite the courage in his chest too, and what happens next is fantastic!

Age Range: 4 – 6 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 1
Hardcover: 48 pages
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press (January 10, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1626343470
ISBN-13: 978-1626343474

A World of Babies BookShould babies sleep alone in cribs, or in bed with parents? Is talking to babies useful, or a waste of time? A World of Babies provides different answers to these and countless other childrearing questions, precisely because diverse communities around the world hold drastically different beliefs about parenting. While celebrating that diversity, the book also explores the challenges that poverty, globalization and violence pose for parents. Fully updated for the twenty-first century, this edition features a new introduction and eight new or revised case studies that directly address contemporary parenting challenges, from China and Peru to Israel and the West Bank. Written as imagined advice manuals to parents, the creative format of this book brings alive a rich body of knowledge that highlights many models of baby-rearing – each shaped by deeply held values and widely varying cultural contexts. Parenthood may never again seem a matter of ‘common sense’.

Paperback: 386 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Updated edition edition (October 27, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1316502570
ISBN-13: 978-1316502570
Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches

Hardcover bookThis book is a sequel to our last book Last Night I Had a Laughmare Some old and some new friends have come together to make BIG wishes. We return to the magical world of Gigglyville, where our fun cast of characters are celebrating birthdays! This is the second book in the series from author Judy Egett Laufer. Fantasy and fun mix, as we watch these friends make small wishes, big wishes and meaningful wishes!

Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 3
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Little Egg Publishing Company (October 6, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1881669033
ISBN-13: 978-1881669036
Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.4 x 8.1 inches

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July’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2016

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

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

Actors: Sabrina Carpenter, Sofia Carson, Max Lloyd-Jones, Kevin G. Quinn
Directors: John Schultz
Writers: Tiffany Paulsen
Format: Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
Dubbed: French, Spanish
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Walt Disney Studios
DVD Release Date: June 28, 2016
Run Time: 94 minutes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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November’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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