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September’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2018

I get products sent to me daily to try out. I unfortunately don’t have time to do a post for each item that I get to review. So I want to make sure these items get seen and learned about. The only other solution I could see to do is to do a September’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2018 on the products I like and want my readers to know about. I hope you enjoy these as much as I and my other reviewers did.

In SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom, SpongeBob and his friends get ready to celebrate Halloween, but when the Flying Dutchman arrives to find that SpongeBob finds spooky things funny, he vows to make sure the town knows terror, especially SpongeBob.

Enjoy the second volume of the second season of The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! follows the adventures of 6-year-old best friends, Sally and Nick, as they are whisked off on extraordinary voyages of scientific discovery with the Cat in the Hat. Thanks to the Thinga-ma-jigger and our friends, exploring has never been more exciting! In this volume set, kids will learn the answers to questions like what is the Earth s atmosphere, why do we need bones, and how is paper made. The discoveries don t end there! We learn how polar bears survive the arctic winter, how our ears work and so much more! So let s go, go, go, go on an adventure, we re flying with The Cat in the Hat today!

Join the Floogals on a mission of discovery as they explore Earth and the funny hoomans who live there! Each day, Captain Fleeker, First Officer Flo, and Junior Boomer encounter something that sparks their curiosity, setting in motion the day s research project and triggering an exciting adventure! In Project Birthday Cake, Boomer builds a little fizzerific food finder attachment for his Fizzer controls. It’s supposed to be able to sniff out food a subject close to Boomer s heart. Flying by a massive birthday cake the food finder goes out of control and Boomer crashes! The Floogals have to come together and figure out how to re-make the frosting and in the process, find out what a birthday cake and decorations are for! Adventure is everywhere they go. They’re the Floogals! 3, 2, 1, let’s go!

Nick Jr: Snow Awesome contains the following episodes:

Nella The Princess Knight
* The Knight Before Christmas: Santa visits Castlehaven on Christmas Eve, but when naughty snow dragons take his sack of presents, it’s up to Nella and her friends to save the holidays.
* Let it Snow: Nella searches for a magical crystal to make it snow for the kingdom’s annual Snow Festival.

Sunny Day
* Best Christmas Ever: When a snowstorm traps Doodle at his cousin’s house on Christmas Eve, Sunny and the gang devise an intrepid plan to trek through the snow and reach Doodle in time to spend the holiday together.

Shimmer and Shine
* Snow Place We’d Rather Be: When Princess Samira sends Leah and the genies to find a snowflake gem, Zeta interferes making the girls’ search much more difficult.
* Snow Time to Spare: The girls help Layla, the Ice Genie, create fun snow decorations for the upcoming Frosty Fun Festival.
* Frosty Fun: When two trouble-making Ice Sprites slip into Ice Genie Layla’s Palace, the girls must catch them before they wreak havoc on the castle.

Top Wing contains the following episodes:

– Time to Earn Our Wings – Cadets-in-training Swift, Penny, Rod and Brody gather at Top Wing Academy where they learn to pilot their new vehicles and become the best rescue team Big Swirl Island has ever seen.
– Race Through Danger Canyon – Swift must race to the rescue when Baddy McBat roars into Danger Canyon to show off his flying skills.
– Rod’s Big Jump – Rod attempts to earn three jump badges in one day.
– Treasure Map Mission – Penny discovers pirates while earning her map reading badge and must rescue the rest of the Top Wing team.
– Goose on the Loose – On a foggy day, Brody and Swift have to rely on each other and their buddy navigating skills to lead a group of geese to safety.
– Shirley Squirrely Flies Away – Team Top Wing works together to save Shirley Squirrely when her giant flying machine nearly crashes into the ocean.
– Lunch Box Rescue – After Timmy Turtle drops his new lunch box in the river, the cadets team up to save the day.

There may be 100 million pet cats in this country, but who says that means they’re domesticated? Sure, they clean themselves, use a litter box, and hunt rodents, but cats are also territorial beasts who think furniture is meant for claw sharpening, and that running water is always better than still.
In this inventive, surprisingly funny, and highly entertaining and practical book, Mac Delaney addresses the quirks of cat behavior through the mindset of an aerospace engineer (because that’s what he is!)—and gives us 10 projects that solve the most common sources of friction affecting cats and their doting owners.
Take that preference for running water. Because cats don’t trust still water (in the wild, a stagnant pool can harbor disease), they’re often dehydrated and cranky. Here’s how to build not one but two different fountains that will provide fresh, moving water. Or another problem: Cats, diminutive in stature, can feel inferior around humans, causing them to act out in negative ways. The solution: Erect a cat shelf on your wall, giving your pet a prime perch and a height advantage. And that furniture scratching problem? Construct the Cat Cave—it has angled surfaces for optimal scratching, a curved top for ergonomic lounging, a carpeted interior for perfect napping, and an escape route out back for emergency exits.
For any cat lover with a modicum of DIY skills, here’s a whole new approach to living happily ever after with your pet(s).

When magic disappears from the Brightwood, Selvia decides she must do something to bring it back. No one trusts the Gnomes and fearsome creatures that live in the mountains, but Selvia, but Selvia wonders if they’re really to blame. She sets out on an adventure to restore the life she has always known, but discovers a new magic along the way. Richly illustrated, this moving and beautiful story will inspire readers of all ages to question what “everyone says” and find a new magic of their own.

There’s a story in the story
Like a wheel within the wheel
Spiraling forever
Through the world we see and feel.
There’s a tale within the fable
Like a gear within the gear
Marking time forever
Until the secret is revealed . . .
In every age, across time and space, there have been Folktellers. These are the select few who have been chosen to collect and share the stories that must be told.

Aaron is an average midwestern teen or so he thinks. When his grandfather disappears under strange circumstances, Aaron’s ordinary existence changes forever. He will soon discover a mysterious world where stories are powerful and dangerous, where deadly enemies and dark forces lurk just out of sight.

Accompanied by his friend Jake and an odd girl from another dimension, Aaron must save his grandfather from the gathering darkness, and the shadowy creatures that thrive within.

In time, Aaron will learn that whoever holds the story, wields the power, and that the choices he makes will change the destiny of the entire universe.

 

December’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2017

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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 November’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.

From Disney-Pixar, creators of FINDING DORY and Academy Award(R) winner INSIDE OUT (Best Animated Feature Film, 2015), comes an epic adventure packed with heart, hilarity and full-throttle FUN! Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers led by arrogant hotshot Jackson Storm, the legendary Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) is suddenly sidelined and pushed from the sport he loves. To get back on track, he’ll need the help of eager young racing technician Cruz Ramirez, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected twists and turns of fate. Bring home the high-octane hit that’s fully loaded with unforgettable characters and spectacular animation!

Special features
Exclusive New Mini-Movie: Miss Fritter’s Racing Skoool|Theatrical Short: “Lou”|Deleted Scenes|Cruz Ramirez: The Yellow Car that Could|Let’s. Get. Crazy.|Ready for the Race|Cars to Die(Cast) For|Generations: The Story of Cars 3|My First Car|Legendary|World’s Fastest Billboard|Commentary|Cars D’oeuvres|Cars 3 Trailers|Cars 3 Car Reveals|Cars 3 Set Fly-Throughs

Actors: Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Armie Hammer, Larry The Cable Guy, Bonnie Hunt
Directors: Brian Fee
Writers: Screenplay By Robert L. Baird & Dan Gerson
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: 2.39:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: G General Audience
Studio: Disney-Pixar
DVD Release Date: November 7, 2017
Run Time: 103 minutes

Product Features
*Digital Copy of Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes.com for details.)
*A Wish Come True: Making Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You

Product Description:
When little Mariah (Breanna Yde) sees a darling little puppy named “Princess” at the pet store, she suddenly knows exactly what she wants for Christmas. Before her Christmas wish can come true, she must prove that she can dog-sit her uncle’s dog, Jack, a scraggly rascal; in fact, the worst dog in the county! Jack turns Mariah and her family’s perfect holiday preparations upside down in hilarious ways. It wasn’t exactly the Christmas she wished for…it was more than she ever wanted. Based on the iconic Christmas song and popular illustrated book of the same name, Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You featuring Mariah’s music and narration will be a family favorite for years to come.

Product details
Actors: Breanna Yde, Henry Winkler
Directors: Guy Vasilovich
Writers: Temple Mathews
Producers: Mariah Carey, Mike Young, Liz Young, Steven Rosen
Format: NTSC, Subtitled
Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1)
Subtitles: French, Spanish
Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: G General Audience
Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: November 14, 2017
Digital Copy Expiration Date: May 2, 2018
Run Time: 182 minutes

There’s only one thing more fun than Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! and the holidays…. You guessed it, putting them together! Join DJ Lance Rock, Brobee, Foofa, Muno, Plex and Toodee as they dance, sing and decorate the tree to prepare for the arrival of Santa Claus! Filmed live at New York City’s The Beacon Theatre, celebrate the season with the colorful cast of characters singing their hits, including It’s Wintertime,Every Snowflake’s Different, Just Like You and a holiday version of everyone’s favorite Party in my Tummy! Including special appearances by superstar Leslie Hall and the one and only Santa Claus! Snowflakes are falling and we can hardly wait!

Actors: Yo Gabba Gabba
Directors: NCircle Entertainment
Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: Yo Gabba Gabba
DVD Release Date: October 14, 2014
Run Time: 60 minutes

The universe is in danger. The evil Snake extinguishes the stars as he passes through the galaxy, causing chaos and plunging the planets into darkness. The Little Prince must leave his Asteroid home and beloved friend, Rose, in his quest to outsmart the Snake and save the universe from doom. Accompanied by his trusted companion, the Fox, the Little Prince travels from planet to planet, braving danger and discovering vast and enchanted worlds. Will the extraordinary gifts of the Little Prince bring each of the planets back to life? And will he ever find his way home? On the planet Khagle, every 122 days, the Khagle hands wishaplants seeds out to children and inhabitants. The whishaplants grow into trees which then give presents to children. On planet Khagle, wishaplants also ensure the village’s survival because the plants’ roots secure the houses to the ground. Without it, the houses would fly off! Furthermore, Thery and Dokan, two inhabitants of planet Khagle, have to fight each other in order to became the new Khagle. The Little Prince and Fox must help the Planet Khagle when we find out that Lyl the alchemist, who grows the seeds into wishaplants has disappeared 48 hours before the Khagle’s distribution. Will the Little Prince be able to find Lyl the alchemist in time before Khagle’s giving of the wishaplants?

Actors: The Little Prince
Directors: NCircle Entertainment
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: October 18, 2016
Run Time: 85 minutes

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

Actors: Doozers
Directors: Henson
Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Color, Widescreen, 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: 90 minutes

When 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

CAILLOU TM is an award-winning television series about an inquisitive four year old whose world is filled with learning, fun and imagination and inspires generations of pre-school children to grow emotionally as they explore the world around them. When winter comes to Caillou’s house, this curious 4-year-old tackles all kinds of big boy activities like helping Daddy shovel snow, making holiday presents for his family and even discovering how other little boys and girls around the world celebrate the season! Filled with magical moments seen through a small child’s eyes, this delightful story will enchant your entire family.

Actors: Caillou
Directors: NCircle Entertainment
Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Color, NTSC
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Ncircle Entertainment
DVD Release Date: November 11, 2014
Run Time: 80 minutes

Santa Claus announces his retirement on television and the public is shocked! But its Santa’s replacement, Robotropolis, who has everyone worried. It seems Robotropolis has his own ideas, and instead of giving boys and girls gifts, Robotropolis would rather receive them. Join Sonic the Hedgehog in an adventure to rescue the spirit of Christmas and bring joy back to the world!

Actors: Jaleel White
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: September 29, 2009
Run Time: 88 minutes

To Go A-Snooking…

“Snookton was a happy town, full of Snookies, snooking all around. There were Snookie shops full of Snookie toys for all the Snookie girls and boys.” But was this enough for Mackenzie who one day decided that after being let out of school she would not take her usual path home? After convincing another friend to adventure with her through the enchanted woods they soon find out why the teacher had told them “to stay on the right path.” From the dangers of the Snarfling Snarfle to the delights of the Snookberry jelly roll at the Snookie Exchange, they encounter a whole new world out there, but, even after having met a whole new set of friends and learned the value of paying attention, they still had to find their way home.

Age Range: 4 – 12 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 6
Paperback: 92 pages
Publisher: Post Mortem Publications, Inc. (March 7, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1941880150
ISBN-13: 978-1941880159
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches

When Katie Davis Majors moved to Uganda, accidentally founded a booming organization, and later became the mother of thirteen girls through the miracle of adoption, she determined to weave her life together with the people she desired to serve. But joy often gave way to sorrow as she invested her heart fully in walking alongside people in the grip of poverty, addiction, desperation, and disease.

After unexpected tragedy shook her family, for the first time Katie began to wonder, Is God really good? Does He really love us? When she turned to Him with her questions, God spoke truth to her heart and drew her even deeper into relationship with Him.

Daring to Hope is an invitation to cling to the God of the impossible—the God who whispers His love to us in the quiet, in the mundane, when our prayers are not answered the way we want or the miracle doesn’t come. It’s about a mother discovering the extraordinary strength it takes to be ordinary. It’s about choosing faith no matter the circumstance and about encountering God’s goodness in the least expected places.

Though your heartaches and dreams may take a different shape, you will find your own questions echoed in these pages. You’ll be reminded of the gifts of joy in the midst of sorrow. And you’ll hear God’s whisper: Hold on to hope. I will meet you here.

Paperback
Publisher: Authentic Media (October 1, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1780784600
ISBN-13: 978-1780784601
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.6 x 5.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces

Nothing could be much worse than Theresa’s childhood and the damage and pain it caused her. As a result Theresa is a strong, resilient and witty teenage girl. At this stage of her life she thinks the only thing she has to deal with now is graduating and her fun romance with her boyfriend Steve until today. Almost instantly her life is thrown into chaos. Not from problems within her home but from total strangers who out of nowhere are after her. Fortunately Theresa is the star of the track team because she immediately begins her run to save herself. Simultaneously, her boyfriend Steve, who had his own troubled childhood, begins to go through some amazing changes and acquires some fantastic abilities, which at first works to Theresa’s benefit with her new found enemies. But then Steve’s new talents literally signal a new set of enemies of his own who have their out of this world abilities and agenda. Soon both Theresa and Steve apparently are threats to two powerful and resourceful groups who want to eliminate them. Their relationship is put to the test as Who Am I? explodes into a nonstop action chase. Theresa and Steve must use all of their talents, abilities and wit in order to survive and stop the threat these two groups present to our world. Just like in the past with their family problems, their humor will help them cope with everything that is going on around them; and they will rely on their greatest strength, their love for each other to survive! Between the story of Who Am I? and The Teenage and Young Adult Survival Handbook, the topics of domestic violence, child abuse, alcoholism, suicide, self-esteem, bullying, and dealing with dysfunctional homes while coping with school are addressed; letting its readers know they are not the only ones with these problems, while giving them suggestions of how to get help and hope.

Paperback: 216 pages
Publisher: Power Publishing Corp. (April 21, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1944076018
ISBN-13: 978-1944076016
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces

Soon to be Ex: A Guide to the Perfect Divorce and Relaunch launches with an intelligent examination of typical divorce motives to help a would-be divorcée take a step back to first determine if a split up is the right move for her or merely a grass seems greener temporary situation. If the marriage is truly on the rocks Jacqueline guides her soon-to-be ex-wife readers through the divorce process from A to Z with an experienced hand from her 15 years of legal experience as managing partner of a New York first tier matrimonial law firm.

Author Jacqueline’s Soon-to-be Ex topics include:
The Hairdresser’s and Trainer’s Well-Meaning (but flawed) Advice
Escaping Abusive Marriages Financial, Emotional & Physical Abuse
Why a Bitch from Hell Divorce Lawyer is not (usually) the Best Choice
Avoiding the Social Media Pitfall that Derails Well Planned Divorces
Pros and Cons of Mediation, Collaborative Divorce or Litigation
Court Realities Including Why the Bastard’s Cheating is Irrelevant
Advance Emotional, Financial and Legal Preparation
Asset Division from the Family Home to a Family Business
Maximizing Maintenance, Support and Exit Dignity
AND everything else for the elusive Perfect Divorce and Relaunch.

Most important, Ms. Newman (both Manhattan’s leading matrimonial lawyer and a parent herself) focuses on the children of divorce in detail to help women assure their progeny’s financial well-being as well as sound advice on easing the emotional marital turbulence for the marriage’s offspring. While Soon-to-be Ex is solid advice for anyone looking at ending a bad marriage, Jacqueline hits her lawyerly stride with a few chapters of special counsel for the 1% she works with daily (yes the rich ARE different in their divorces too) with a look at:

Celebrity Divorces (managing valuable brands in a breakup)
High Net Worth Split-Ups (for the moneyed and non-moneyed spouses)
Grief Saving Prenups and Postnupts
Special Millennial Divorce Issues (for the startup generation)
Jacqueline says it all when she explains why she located her law firm on New York City’s trendy 5th Avenue, So clients can leave my office and go straight to Saks and Bergdorf’s she says with a wry smile.

Perfect Paperback: 255 pages
Publisher: Sutton Hart Press; 1 edition (March 20, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0997936088
ISBN-13: 978-0997936087
Package Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces

Boys and girls will love the story of Lizzy, a little lion who must learn what it truly means to be brave in the face of hard things. When she sees someone in danger, Lizzy tries her best to help, but she quickly learns that sometimes being brave means asking adults for help.

With a unique spin on the concept of bravery, Lizzy the Lioness is a timely picture book in an ever-changing world. Children will see that bravery is so much more than big muscles or loud roars but often is found in the tiniest people who have the courage to speak up when no one else will. By asking God for help and then bringing grown-ups into the picture, Lizzy shows kids that being brave doesn’t have to happen by yourself—it happens with help!

New York Times bestselling author Lisa Bevere’s first picture book will make waves with its unique and compelling message for families everywhere. Parents and children alike will enjoy the beautiful artwork as well as the story of communication and teamwork.

You don’t have to be the biggest to be the strongest, and you don’t have to be the loudest to be the bravest. Show your children God’s truest definition of bravery with the timeless story of Lizzy the Lioness.

Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 3
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (October 3, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0718096584
ISBN-13: 978-0718096588
Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 0.4 x 11.3 inches

Fiction book for girls and boys 8-13 years of age, about a pretty and kind-hearted girl, Emma, who lives in a castle with her rich father Baron Geoffrey during the Middle Ages in the early 14th century. Emma and a brave young peasant named Thomas have many adventures together riding their horses. There is mystery and suspense due to thieves trying to steal Emma’s and her father’s jewels and a siege in her uncle’s castle. They are also searching for Emma’s missing cousin Helen and trying to get back beloved eight-year-old serveant Amma back from a mean uncle. Experience jousting tournaments, town fairs, holiday celebrations, hunting, feasts, thrilling suprises and fulfilling Emma’s dreams.

Perfect Paperback
Publisher: Wonderberry Press (June 2, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0578104539
ISBN-13: 978-0578104539
Package Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.1 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces

Her daddy went away to fight for our country. And he came home changed. What’s a young family to do when a parent is injured? How might they respond to curiosity? In this tender account based on her childhood experiences, beloved author Tara McClary Reeves shares how her family adapted to the extensive physical losses her father, Marine Corps Lieutenant Clebe McClary, sustained. With warmth and humor, this book encourages children and spouses facing similar trials to cherish the gift of family. To hold on to faith. And to choose to be loving heroes on the home front. Is Your Dad a Pirate? will challenge your perspective and deepen your commitment to love.

Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 3
Hardcover: 38 pages
Publisher: Mascot Books; 1 edition (August 1, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1684013194
ISBN-13: 978-1684013197
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.4 x 10.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces

Discover the Wonders of the Universe with the Creator

It’s impossible to out-imagine God. He orchestrates time, creates light, and speaks things into existence—from the largest stars to the smallest starfish. God is a powerful, purposeful, personal, unparalleled Creator.

Psalm 19:1 says, “The heavens tell the glory of God. And the skies announce what his hands have made.”

Indescribable displays the majesty of creation with scientific findings, photography, and original illustrations. These 100 devotions encourage awe at God’s creativity with an in-depth look at

• Space, Galaxies, Planets, and Stars

• Earth, Geology, Oceans, and Weather

• Animals—from Hummingbirds to Dinosaurs

• Our Minds, Bodies, and Imaginations

Each devotion features a “Be Amazed” section with fascinating facts, hands-on activities, and a closing prayer. Based on Louie Giglio’s popular messages “Indescribable” and “How Great Is Our God,” Indescribable: 100 Devotions About God & Science will help kids discover the incredible creation of our indescribable God.

Age Range: 6 – 10 years
Grade Level: 2 – 3
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (October 10, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0718086104
ISBN-13: 978-0718086107

Minerals are, in many ways, the unheralded and often forgotten heroes of keeping our bodies functioning at their best. While the nutrients carbohydrates, proteins and fat may be better well known, minerals are equally vital for helping us get and stay healthy. They play a key role in combating disease, helping your body heal, managing ongoing chronic health problems such as high blood pressure, minimizing the impact of such common maladies as headaches and PMS, helping children grow up strong, enhancing mental performance at all ages, and fatigue. They truly are your secret weapon for getting and staying your healthiest. In this easy-to-read and easy-to-use guide, pH Lab’s team of recognized medical doctors and specialists tell you about the role minerals play with common health issues along with detailed information about individual minerals. You’ll also learn more about the relationship between minerals and prescription medicines, why you need more than routine blood tests to see what minerals your body may need, and where you can get these tests. Enjoy your healthy life!

Product details
Paperback: 204 pages
Publisher: Proactive Health Labs, Inc. (January 8, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0997829125
ISBN-13: 978-0997829129
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 11.5 ounces

Color your way through the year with this gorgeous calendar based on Leila Duly’s bestselling Floribunda: A Flower Coloring Book. Each month features an intricate flower illustration to color and display on your wall.

Calendar: 24 pages
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing; Wal edition (August 1, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 178627048X
ISBN-13: 978-1786270481
Product Dimensions: 12 x 0.1 x 14 inches
Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces

Color your way through the year with this beautiful new calendar, featuring birds from across the world.

Calendar: 24 pages
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing; Wal edition (August 1, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1786270501
ISBN-13: 978-1786270504
Product Dimensions: 12 x 0.2 x 14 inches
Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces

The fifth edition of this all-time bestseller is back in a new edition—fully updated and with nearly 8,000 menu and food items! It includes complete nutrition information on everything from fruits and vegetables to fast food and prepackaged/frozen meals. Avoid inaccurate and crowd-sourced databases or incomplete nutrition information with the most complete nutrient counter available, straight from the source people trust.

Each entry contains serving size and calories, carbohydrate, fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, fiber, and protein. Plus each entry contains complete exchange information for diabetes meal planning!

Complete nutrition information on 8,000 menu and food items.
The most comprehensive nutrition resource for people with diabetes.
Contains complete nutrition info on calories, carbs, fat/saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, fiber, and protein, as well as diabetic exchanges for all entries.

Paperback: 736 pages
Publisher: American Diabetes Association; 5 edition (August 15, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 158040555X
ISBN-13: 978-1580405553
Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.8 x

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”

Download Mickey And The Roadster Racers - Start Your Engines Activities

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

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.

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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

Disclosure review

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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