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July’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 July’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.

Inspired by the DIY culture of the maker movement, each Rusty Rivets adventure encourages preschoolers to use their creativity to solve problems. Produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, the Rusty Rivets DVD will include a never-before-released PAW Patrol episode, “Pups Save a Robo-Saurus” and will be available on DVD July 31, for the suggested retail price of $10.99.

Rusty Rivets contains the following episodes:
~Rusty’s Rex Rescue – When Liam and his stuffed dinosaur get trapped atop a tall stack of junk, Rusty and his team design a dino-mite rescue.
~Rusty’s Park ‘N Fly – When Mr. Higgins’ remote control plane won’t land, Rusty and his friends try different ways to get it down.
~Rusty’s Ski Trip Blip – A ski trip to Planner’s Peak comes to a halt after a sinkhole blocks Rusty and his friends path.
~Rusty’s Penguin Problem – On a hot day, Rusty gets a delivery of… penguins! He and his friends must figure out how to keep the penguins cool on the way back to the Animal Park.
~Ruby Rocks – Right before the Sparkton Hills Talent Show, Ruby gets stage fright so Rusty and the Bits band together to help her.
~Rusty’s Balloon Blast – After Liam hops into a giant helium balloon and floats away, Rusty and Ruby have to design a solution to bring him back down to earth.
~Rusty Dives In – After Ruby’s tablet sinks to the bottom of the lake, Rusty and the Bits work together to get it back.
~Rusty Marks the Spot – When Rusty finds a pirate map made by his great-great-granddad, the gang must combine and design the clues to find the treasure.
~BONUS EPISODE: PAW Patrol: Pups Save a Robo-Saurus -When a Robotic Dino named Earl comes to life, the pups must find him and bring him home.

Format: Animated, Color, Dubbed, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English
Dubbed: French, Spanish
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: Nickelodeon
DVD Release Date: July 31, 2018
Run Time: 97 minutes

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

Unknown 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!”

In a small shop, Benji sees a beautiful kite. It’s huge and it’s bright orange. But the kite is also very expensive. Benji takes on all kind of jobs to earn the money to buy the kite . . . Then finally, the day comes he can fly it!

An inspiring picture book about ambition, perseverance, and kite-flying. For aviators ages 4 and up.

June’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 June’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.

Inspired by the world of PLAYMOBIL® toys, set out on a series of adventures with the Super 4 as they travel through the wider PLAYMOBIL® universes.

Join Ruby and friends as they embark on 7 fun-filled pirate adventures! First, understand how Ruby came to be the amazing pirate she is. A wicker basket washes up on the shore of Gunpowder Island holding a little baby. Surprise, it’s a girl! When Ruby is old enough to jump on ship to join in on a pirate raid, little Ruby sits on the sidelines and watches it all. To prove she is a real pirate, Ruby must set out to obtain a mythical treasure. Will she find it and become a true pirate? Find out in Meet Ruby!

Nickelodeon’s beloved preschool characters are heading onto DVD for a collection of outdoor adventures in Nickelodeon Favorites: Great Summer Campout!, available June 12. Filled with episodes from popular preschool series Bubble Guppies, Shimmer and Shine, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Sunny Day and Nella the Princess Knight, fans can join their favorite friends for sleepovers, camping, summer celebrations and more. Produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Nickelodeon Favorites: Great Summer Campout! will be available on DVD June 12.

Nickelodeon Favorites: Great Summer Campout! contains the following episodes:

  • Bubble Guppies: The Summer Camp Games! – The Guppies celebrate summer with fun-filled outdoor activities and Gil must use his camping skills to rescue Bubble Puppy during the Summer Camp Games.
  • Shimmer and Shine: Treehouse Retreat – Zeta’s relaxing night at a treehouse is disrupted when the girls also show up.
  • Blaze and the Monster Machines: Truck Rangers -Blaze and his friends join a scouting club where trucks earn badges for their accomplishments.
  • Sunny Day: Wild Styled – When Blair gets lost on a camping trip, Sunny and Rox must use their styling tools and skills in unconventional ways to save her.
  • Nella the Princess Knight: Dueling Sleepovers – Nella and Trinket accidentally agree to attend both Garrett and Minatori’s sleepovers on the same night.Nickelodeon Favorites: Great Summer Campout! fast facts:
    Street Date: June 12, 2018
    Catalog: 59196608000 (US); 59196610000 (CAN)
    Running Time: 91 minutes
    Audio: English 5.1, French Stereo and Spanish Stereo Dolby Digital

Nickelodeon’s brave princess knight Nella, is riding onto DVD for the second time with the release of Nella the Princess Knight: Royal Quests. Available July 3, 2018, this eight-episode collection follows Nella and her friends as they embark on daring quests to save her kingdom. From tracking down the rare Bafflin, to teaching a dragon the true meaning of friendship, there’s no adventure too daunting for the heroic, Nella the Princess Knight.

Nella the Princess Knight: Royal Quests is produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution and will be available on DVD July 3, nationwide in Canada and exclusively at Target in the US for the suggested retail price of $12.99.

Nella the Princess Knight: Royal Quests contains the following episodes:
*Sir Coach’s Knightly Trading Card
*A Knight’s Tale
*In Hot Watermelon
*IHooves Got Talent?
*The Dragon Bully
*Royalicious Plumberry
*Three’s a Crowd
*More Than Meets the Eye

Enjoy the complete season of ABC Monsters! Embark on one phonics adventure after another while learning each letter of the alphabet in this complete set! Twenty six cuddly ABC Monsters live within the walls of Capital Castle. Each monster represents a letter of the alphabet but should any of the monsters go missing for longer than a day, all the letters will be wiped out from every book in Capital Town! So it’s very important to make sure that all the ABC Monsters are safely back in Alphabet Gardens before the sun goes down. However, this isn’t as easy as it sounds. The ABC Monsters are naturally curious creatures and often wander off from Alphabet Gardens to try and find new and fun items, inevitably getting themselves lost in the process. When Alice, Brian and Cherry Berry set out to find the ABC Monsters, they learn to spell multiple items that start with that ABC Monsters letter as well as play other phonics games and sing songs! Get set for a spellbinding series of magical adventures that engages the imagination all while making learning the alphabet exciting and entertaining!

In The Planet of the Rose, the Little Prince believes he has succeeded in getting rid of the Snake once and for all after a deadly battle. He can now finally find the Rose’s planet for his dear Rose. With the help of some friends like the Geographer and new friends like Louis, the Little Prince and Rose must leave B612 for good in order to find the Planet of the Rose.

Alex & Me (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
When 14 year old Reagan fails to make the local soccer club and is humiliated by her rival, she gets bonked on the head in front of her Alex Morgan poster, her idol. Alex Morgan then comes into Reagan’s life and trains her to be the best she can be, with the caveat that Reagan is the only one who can see Alex.

Actors: Alex Morgan, Siena Agudong
Directors: Eric Champnella
Writers: Eric Champnella
Producers: Todd Williams, Mike Karz, William Bindley
Format: NTSC
Region: Region A/1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: WarnerBrothers
DVD Release Date: June 19, 2018

Looking for Splasher gives children an insight into Tasmania’s natural habitat with its peculiar and diverse animals. It is both educational and engaging.

Paperback: 24 pages
Publisher: Trafford Publishing (March 9, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1490781161
ISBN-13: 978-1490781167
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 11 inches

So begins the turbulent ride of one parent’s decision, crafted in despair and desperation, to abandon traditional interventions for her autistic son in favor of a “hands on” approach of repeatedly exposing her son to real-world settings. Autism Uncensored is an unrestricted portal into the mind of someone who had no intention of sacrificing her career or life for Autism, unaware of the many ways it would irreversibly redefine both. As she clarifies at the outset, “this is not the story of a miraculous breakthrough or recovery,” Zack is still very much autistic and always will be. It is instead the true, real-time account of her decision to allow Zack to indulge in the very behaviors that formal therapies sought to extinguish, to disclose Zack’s diagnosis in public settings, and to repeatedly expose him to real-world situations and override his tantrums regardless of public ridicule or scorn.

Autism Uncensored goes where no other book dares–revealing the private disgrace and self-blame about having a “defective” child; the near disintegration of marriage; the failure of the traditional behavioral interventions; and the mercenary way in which service providers prey on parents’ desperation for a cure. It is a personal manifesto about how a socially integrated life is attainable regardless of whether a child overcomes the major limitations of Autism, sparking a new conversation which goes beyond simply accepting persons with Autism for who they are, but considers pushing them beyond their comfort zones to learn who they are capable of becoming. An unstoppable ride with jolting twists and turns, Autism Uncensored will leave you exhilarated, informed and still gasping for air.

Paperback: 340 pages
Publisher: Koehler Books (April 15, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1633934136
ISBN-13: 978-1633934139

March’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 March’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.

“Enjoy this Easter special adventure based 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. When Little Nutbrown Hare sees a pure white fawn shining and dancing in the moonlight his friends think he s making it up. They venture through the woody woods in the next valley, down the streamy stream and pass the rocky rocks to find her but as their doubt grows, she is right there hiding on the patches of white snow, thinking it s a big game of hide and seek. She promises to visit them on Easter Day making Easter that much more special for all. ”

Actors: Ky Baldwin
Directors: Jo Boag
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: March 6, 2018
Run Time: 30 minutes

“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 Egg Hunt, the Floogals mistakenly think Mom and Dad Hooman have accidentally dropped candy eggs in the garden when in fact they have placed them there on purpose to create an egg hunt for their kids. The Floogals think they are being helpful and tidy up the eggs! Once the Floogals realize their mistake, they must get all the eggs back on the ground before the kids arrive so their fun day won’t be ruined. Adventure is everywhere they go. They’re the Floogals! 3, 2, 1, let’s go!”

Actors: Jules de Jongh
Directors: Ruth Ducker
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: March 6, 2018
Run Time: 60 minutes

Based on Bruce Coville’s best-selling book series, this suspenseful family comedy follows the adventures of sixth-grader Rod Allbright and the extraterrestrial lawmen known as the Galactic Patrol. When a tiny spaceship flies through his window and lands on his science project, Rod and his cousin Elspeth meet a group of friendly aliens, including Phil, a talking plant (voiced by William Shatner). The earthlings quickly join the aliens’ adventurous mission to help defeat an evil alien criminal. After discovering the evil alien is disguised as a human – someone he knows all too well – Rod and Elspeth race to save the world from total planetary disaster.

Special features:
Includes a digital copy of Aliens Ate My Homework (Subject to expiration. Go to NBCUCodes (.)com for details.)
Not of This World: Creating Alien Life Forms
Aliens Ate My Homework: From Page to Screen
On the Set with Bruce Coville
The Galactic Patrol Wants You!

Actors: William Shatner, Jayden Greig, Lauren McNamara, Kirsten Robek, Dan Payne
Directors: Sean McNamara
Writers: Judith Reeves-Stevens, Garfield Reeves-Stevens
Producers: Roger Lay Jr., Eric Carnagey
Format: Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: French, Spanish
Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG Parental Guidance Suggested
Studio: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: March 6, 2018
Run Time: 90 minutes

From celebrated author Janette Oke (The Love Comes Softly series) comes a rigorous and romantic adventure as epic as the wide frontier. Erin Krakow (Army Wives), Daniel Lissing (Eye Candy), Jack Wagner (Melrose Place) and Lori Loughlin (Full House, 90210) star in When Calls The Heart, a beautiful story filled with “many of the values we all hold precious such as love, family, friendship, community, faith and caring about one another”, (Military Press)!

The citizens of Hope Valley find the true meaning of the holiday season with a Wishing Tree that helps everyone’s dreams come true. As Abigail, Bill, and the rest of Hope Valley work together to create a special Christmas parade to warm the town’s collective hearts and bring everyone closer together, Elizabeth longs only for the return of her beloved Jack.

Actors: Daniel Lissing, Erin Krakow
Directors: Neill Fearnley
Format: Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: Unrated Not Rated
Studio: Shout! Factory
DVD Release Date: March 20, 2018
Run Time: 84 minutes

Welcome Little One is designed to help parents capture the special moments before, during, and after the birth of their new child. The ideal gift for the new parents-to-be, this beautiful book includes removable stickers for each monthly milestone, ensuring that every moment of baby’s first year is celebrated with love. Bursting with color illustrations, heartwarming poems and sayings, and plenty of opportunities to personalize each page with your own memories, this special book introduces the new baby to a world of beauty, promise, and hope–and is sure to be treasured for years to come.

Hardcover: 152 pages
Publisher: National Geographic (February 6, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1426218958
ISBN-13: 978-1426218958
Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 0.8 x 10.2 inches

Leo remembers the first time he met Sophie. When Leo first approached her, she was so focused on the book in front of her that she didn’t even notice him. Now, as Leo grows closer to Sophie, he begins to appreciate this aspect of his friend’s personality. Sophie possesses a sense of pride and determination that can take her far in life, but the actions of a conniving adult may ruin everything.

Sophie is hiding a secret. She and her mother are illegal immigrants from Syria. Sophie learned the American ideals of independence and perseverance from her wise grandfather, and she is determined to find a way for her family to stay legally. She and Leo start a business together to raise money so Sophie can hire an immigration lawyer. But can one thirteen-year-old girl really keep her family safe?

When Ingrid Sanders, a local politician who knows about Sophie’s secret, begins using the girl for her own ends, Sophie is faced with an enormously difficult decision. Should she go along with Ingrid’s schemes, or should she stand up for what she believes in? The decision will have a major impact on Sophie, her mother, and Leo himself!

Paperback: 216 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 9, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 197784555X
ISBN-13: 978-1977845559
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches

Siblings Mitch, Tony, and Jovi discover that mysterious creatures called Grezniks are close to achieving their mission: blowing up Earth and shattering Life to bits. Over the centuries, Grezniks have nearly succeeded many times. But each time, their efforts have been foiled by Tukors and their allies. Now, Grezniks are closer than ever before, and no one knows if any Tukors are left in the world to stop them.

The Tukor’s Journey is an epic action adventure. Chock-full of faraway lands. Volcanoes. Mountains. Tundra. Tropical forests. Raging rivers. Steamy geysers. Farms. Big cities. Tractors flying at the speed of sound. Blue stones that defy the laws of physics. And lots of real life creatures. And Grezniks. Vicious. Deadly. Unfathomable strength and speed. Seeping through the world unseen–slippery, crawly, swift. Soon they’ll be ready to blow up Earth into tiny pieces. Three kids are unexpectedly invited to help defeat the Grezniks, but will they have the courage to join the battle?

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February’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 February’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.

Enjoy volume 1 of the second season of The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! in this 2-disc set! 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, Kids will learn the answers to questions like what causes day to change into night, why do we sneeze, and what makes our heart beat. And the discoveries don’t end there! We learn about why animals ears come in many shapes and sizes, how different animals carry their babies, who are the fastest creatures in the world and why male crickets chirp, what feathers are used for and so much more! So let’s go, go, go on an adventure with The Cat in the Hat today!

Big trouble is on the horizon when Twilight Sparkle is given only two coveted tickets to the most anticipated event in town! How will she decide which of her best friends gets to go with her? Discover the answer, and see four more amazing pony tales, as Twilight Sparkle, Spike, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Rarity and Fluttershy help usher Springtime into Equestria!

The Happy Helpers are on their way! When their friends need help, these two BFFs are at the ready! As the Happy Helpers from Mickey and the Roadster Racers, Minnie and Daisy can complete any task at hand, whether they are babysitters, personal assistants, or cruise ship directors leading the Valentine’s Day dance contest! Every day is an exciting new adventure and you can always count on the Happy Helpers to show up with happy hearts and helping hands!

Episodes:
The Happiest Helpers Cruise!
The Big Broadcast
Adventures in Buddysitting!
Lights! Camera! Help!
Grandpa Beagle’s Day Out
Artful Helpers
Cuckoo La-La
Figaro’s New Friend

Wilson the Pug, everyone’s favorite canine Taoist, has fallen in love. His soul mate, Hedy, with her wrinkly skin and floppy ears, is a real looker. But the lovable dog Wilson thinks is a fellow pug is actually a mastiff puppy, and in no time at all the difference between the two dogs become comically obvious. After trying with little success to appear more like a big dog (by lifting weights, practicing his bark, and trying to smooth out his signature pug wrinkles), Wilson is heartbroken. Things look bleak for the star-crossed lovers, but once again, the wisdom of the Tao comes shining through: “The Master acts on what he feels and not what he sees.” Wilson and Hedy couldn’t appear more different, but as we all know, it’s what’s inside that really counts.

Peep says it’s time for Egg to start using the potty. But Egg does not want to use the potty―and no amount of lemonade-drinking, running water, or toilet-paper tutus can change that! When things start to get a little uncomfortable, Egg realizes that when nature calls, sometimes you can’t say no. Peep and Egg: I’m Not Using the Potty is the fourth book in the Peep and Egg series, and will be relatable to parents and children alike.

Age Range: 2 – 6 years
Series: Peep and Egg
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (February 13, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0374303282
ISBN-13: 978-0374303280

Dogs make good pillows, don’t they?

A clever pup ends up in a cozy home, and she’ll do anything to stay there. She impersonates everything the lonely homeowner needs–a pillow, a footstool, a jacket. But in the end, being herself works best. Laura Gehl’s spare, humorous text and New Yorker cartoonist Christopher Weyant’s expressive characters will leave young readers giggling and begging for more.

Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 3
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers (January 16, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0425288242
ISBN-13: 978-0425288245
Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 0.3 x 10.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 15 ounces

What a birthday girl wants more than anything from her Abuela are tickets to the amusement park. Instead she gets a chicken. But this chicken is no ordinary chicken; it has plans! With a lot of hard work, and help from lots of other animals, this chicken may just end up building the girl the best birthday gift ever!

Age Range: 5 – 6 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 2
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books (March 1, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1512431303
ISBN-13: 978-1512431308

The littlest acorn wants to grow big and strong. As a sapling, she notices tall pines and colorful maples nearby. In comparing herself to them, her self-esteem withers, and she loses her zest for life. It takes a little bird building a nest to show the little oak tree the true value of her shape, color, size and spirit.

This engaging book teaches early grade school children to appreciate their natural gifts, especially at critical stages of socialization. It can be used by parents, teachers, librarians and anyone else who wants to inspire children to overcome the urge to compare themselves to others in order to determine their worth and value.

Ultimately, it shows children the path to true contentment – discovering their unique gifts (what’s in their acorn), developing them and then sharing them with the world.

Paperback
Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc. (September 27, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1640796193
ISBN-13: 978-1640796195

 

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

October’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 October’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.

VAMPIRINA is the new ghoul in town, and she’s ready to show everyone how to dance to the beat of their own drum! Vampirina “Vee” Hauntley and her family — which includes a friendly ghost and transforming pet werewolf — just moved from Transylvania to Pennsylvania. When she’s not helping her family host Transylvanian guests in their Scare B&B, she’s busy showing her new human friends how to live life the spook-tacular way, every day! Whether they’re making their own “Spine-Chiller” music video, planning a party or throwing a sleepover filled with surprises, Vee and her friends always figure out how to have fang-tastic fun!

Actors: Isabella Cramp, Lauren Graham, James van der Beek, Patti Lupone, Brian Stokes Mitchell
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Subtitles: 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: October 17, 2017
Run Time: 92 minutes

Download Cars 3 Halloween Activities

A new spooky adventure this DVD brings, with The Cat, Nick and Sally, Fish and the Things. Meet the eeriest critters you have ever seen, arrived just in time for this Halloween! There will be lots of tricks and, of course lots of treats, to share with the animal friends you will meet! There’s a coconut crab, spider monkeys and bats, and plenty more fun with The Cat in the Hat!

Directors: Various
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Shout! Factory

Join Pocoyo and his friends on seven playful adventures. Whether it’s playing a new game called Boo!, enjoying a monster mash party or pretending to be Godzilla & King Kong, every day is fun & engaging with Pocoyo and his friends!

Actors: Stephen Fry
Directors: Pocoyo
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: September 3, 2013
Run Time: 45 minutes

It’s Halloween! Join Sid and his friends as they discover how bats catch mosquitoes, why spiders are expert engineer web builders, and how skeletons make up the foundation of our bodies. The kids dress up to celebrate Halloween at school, and Teacher Suzie leads them in a special Halloween parade song to show off their costumes! With Sid the Science Kid, Halloween can be spooky and scientific!

Format: Multiple Formats, 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
DVD Release Date: August 21, 2012

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 Spookypalooza! The time of year when all Doozers get together to spook each other. The Pod Squad makes the spookiest pumpkin ever a cool Pumpkin Doozer made by stacking three pumpkins together. But when their new invention starts rolling all around town, the Doozers have to find a way to reign in their spooky creation! Enjoy four STEM-based adventures with the Doozers!

Actors: Doozers
Directors: Jim Henson Company
Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: G General Audience
Studio: NCircle Entertainment
DVD Release Date: September 1, 2015
Run Time: 60 minutes

“Twenty six cuddly ABC Monsters live within the walls of Capital Castle. Each monster represents a letter of the alphabet, but should any of the monsters go missing for longer than a day, all the letters will be wiped clean from every book in Capital Town! In this DVD, embark on adventures with Alice, Brian, and Cherry Berry to search high and low for the letters V, W, X, Y, and Z. It’s a very windy day in Capital Town. After checking the ABC Monsters, it seems that one of them is missing – W-Monster! So Alice, Brian and Cherry Berry head into town in hopes of finding their missing friend, W-Monster. Along the way they meet, Wanda the Weaver, Wendy the Window Cleaner and then Willie Webster. Hopefully, one of them will be able to help Alice, Brian and Cherry Berry find W-Monster during this windy day. Get set for a spellbinding series of magical adventures that engages preschool children’s imaginations, while making learning exciting and entertaining.”

Actors: Collin Chang
Directors: Ah Loong
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: October 3, 2017
Run Time: 125 minutes

The Cat in the Hat takes Nick and Sally on a Halloween ride filled with howlers and shockers and scary fandangles, big laughs and music and fun from all angles! Their fright-filled adventure takes them deep into the Oooky-ma-kooky Closet where Nick and Sally discover the very best Halloween costumes ever.

Actors: Martin Short
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: May 16, 2017
Run Time: 60 minutes

Twelve year old Harry has lived and breathed magic since his early childhood. The problem is that his hometown, Appletown, is not the best place for his natural talent to blossom. Although he rehearses endlessly in his parents’ barn he realizes that his dream is just that a dream. One day Harry catches the glimpse of a chance: the New York mayor has announced a magic competition due to the official opening of the Statue of Liberty. Unfortunately, there is a slight problem with this competition, in order to try out one must be trained by a real magician. Poor Harry doesn’t know a single one. Until Harry s father runs into the magician, the Great Tesla, in town and Tesla promises to see Harry. Despite the young boy s lack of knowledge Tesla spots talent, creativity and boldness in Harry. He decides to give him a chance and invites him to his own home, accompanied by his niece, Beth, and his assistant, Amrold. Tesla will teach Harry the basics of magic, his tricks but will also test him. Will Harry be strong enough to become a true magician?

Actors: Houdini
Directors: NCircle Entertainment
Format: Multiple Formats, 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: September 8, 2015
Run Time: 60 minutes

Gather Around For Six Hearth-Warming Holiday Tales!

Tis the season to celebrate with family and your very best friends. But you know that no holiday in Equestria is complete without a little adventure. Join Twilight Sparkle, Spike, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Rarity and Fluttershy as they embark on six exciting adventures sure to put you in the holiday spirit!

Actors: Ashleigh Ball
Directors: Various
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Shout! Factory
DVD Release Date: October 3, 2017
Run Time: 132 minutes

Prayer Doesn’t Have to Be Intimidating

Do you find yourself saying the same things to God over and over again? Does a thriving prayer life feel completely out of reach?

Maybe all it takes to open up to God is five little words. Each entry in this forty-day devotional will provide you with a simple five-word prayer, a corresponding Bible verse, and thoughts to encourage you in your communications with your heavenly Father. The short prayers in this book include…

I need You desperately today.
Set my burdened heart free.
Help me to forgive myself.

The strength of your prayers lies in your heart intent, not your word count. Discover a new joy in your conversations with God!

Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (October 3, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0736970711
ISBN-13: 978-0736970716
Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 7 inches
Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces

It’s not just about the money…

Arguments about money are by far the top predictor of divorce, says Sonya Britt, a professor at Kansas State University. “It’s not children, sex, in-laws, or anything else. It’s money—for both men and women.”

Satan seeks every means possible to destroy marriages, and creating conflict around finances is one of his favorite tactics. But there is more to money problems than not sticking to the budget. Chuck and Ann Bentley reveal the underlying issues of financial and relational discord—and show how it robs couples of joy, intimacy, and marital satisfaction.

Money Problems, Marriage Solutions presents seven keys to peace in marriage and helps couples unite and conquer to resolve financial issues together. Through real-life stories, a solid foundation from Scripture, and practical steps for application, this book gives a plan for getting back on the same team. Here is a clear and lasting way forward for couples struggling with money problems.

Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Moody Publishers (September 5, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0802415873
ISBN-13: 978-0802415875
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces

If the viral Buzzfeed-style personality quizzes are any indication, we are collectively obsessed with the idea of defining and knowing ourselves and our unique place in the world. But what we’re finding is this: knowing which Harry Potter character you are is easy, but actually knowing yourself isn’t as simple as just checking a few boxes on an online quiz.

For readers who long to dig deeper into what makes them uniquely them (and why that matters), popular blogger Anne Bogel has done the hard part–collecting, exploring, and explaining the most popular personality frameworks, such as Myers-Briggs, StrengthsFinder, Enneagram, and others. She explains to readers the life-changing insights that can be gained from each and shares specific, practical real-life applications across all facets of life, including love and marriage, productivity, parenting, the workplace, and spiritual life. In her friendly, relatable style, Bogel shares engaging personal stories that show firsthand how understanding personality can revolutionize the way we live, love, work, and pray.

Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Baker Books (September 19, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0801072913
ISBN-13: 978-0801072918
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 12 ounces

“I appreciate Tom writing this book and sharing his love of his dog.”

–Randy Boyd, founder, CEO, and Chairman of PetSafe

“As a true dog lover, this book really touched my heart. This is a great example of how God teaches us to love and that is, unconditionally.”
–Louise Mandrell, country music legend and dog lover

“Will resonate with dog lovers and show the family pooch in a totally new light.”

–Craig Miller, VP of Original Programming, INSP Network

“Dog lovers of almost any age will love this! What a fun way to talk about faith.”

–Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor, Holston Conference of the UMC

“Tom’s story is one that needs to be read and shared. It is an awakening.”

–Hallerin Hilton Hill, radio & TV host, teacher, trainer, author

“You will be encouraged, inspired, and delighted as you read about Mango.”

–Dave Gorden, motivational speaker and former president, NSA

“Don’t miss the blessing that is right before you, wagging its tail.”

–Rev. Larry Trotter, Senior Pastor, Concord United Methodist

“Tom and his dog, Mango, teach us to keep the faith through good times and bad.”

–Thyra Walker, DVM, Forest Park Clinic for Cats and Dogs

About the Author

Tom Baker has worked in entertainment, radio, and television for over 35 years and is owner of Cobblestone Entertainment, a television production company in Knoxville, TN. He has a degree in marketing from UT and is an executive producer, writer, video editor, and public speaker. He has worked on shows for A&E, Discovery, Oxygen, HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, DIY, and GAC among others.Tom and his wife, Michelle, of 19 years have four children.

Book Details:
Paperback
Publisher: Evergreen Press (AL) (October 5, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1581696337
ISBN-13: 978-1581696332
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds

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Title: Applied Ballistics for Long Range Shooting
1st Edition
Author: Bryan Litz
Publisher: Applied Ballistics
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 536
Book Condition: New
Shipping Weight: 2 pounds

Summer vacation is a time for adventure, and Jacob and Sierra have something amazing planned. Unable to forget their incredible journey last spring, Jacob and Sierra take a trip to Grandma Addy’s and invite Brent to go along. A short story from their beloved Grandma is all it takes to set the kids off in search of the secret entrance to the attic and the old traveler’s trunk. The trunk doesn’t look like anything special with its cracked brown leather and tarnished brass fittings, but the kids know the magic it holds. This time they are whisked away to a medieval kingdom plagued by a giant problem. Their adventure takes a turn for the worse when Sierra is kidnapped, leaving Jacob and Brent to embark on a dangerous mission to save her before it’s too late.

Series: The Traveler’s Trunk (Book 2)
Paperback: 88 pages
Publisher: Traveler’s Trunk Publishing (2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0984149651
ISBN-13: 978-0984149650
Package Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 5.3 ounces

In Pantry and Palate, journalist Simon Thibault explores his Acadian roots by scouring old family recipes, ladies’ auxiliary cookbooks, and folk wisdom for 50 of the best-loved recipes of Acadians past and present. Recipes run the gamut, from the art of pickling beets to old-fashioned foodways such as rendering lard and cooking with head cheese, to Acadian staples like Classic French Canadian Tourtière and Seafood Chowder, and a delicious roster of desserts from Rhubarb Custard Pie to Acadian Panna Cotta.

Including essays celebrating the stories behind the recipes, a foreword by bestselling author Naomi Duguid (Taste of Persia), and photos by noted food photographer Noah Fecks (The Up South Cookbook), Pantry and Palate is magnifique from page to plate.

Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing; 1 edition (November 13, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1771084901
ISBN-13: 978-1771084901
Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds

Inspired by Chelsea Crockett’s popular YouTube channel, Your Own Beautiful is a life, faith, and beauty guide, filled with her trademark tips on makeup and style alongside full-color photos, how-tos, and more to help young women with all the big issues they face—from self-confidence and friendship to following your dreams. With her signature grace and wit, Chelsea tackles tough questions through uplifting messages influenced by her faith and life experiences in Your Own Beautiful.

Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (October 24, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310762367
ISBN-13: 978-0310762362
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pound

Polly and Her Duck Costume tells the true story of Polly, a little blind goat who was rescued by Leanne Lauricella, rescuer of farmyard animals and founder of the immensely popular Instagram account The Goats of Anarchy. Polly has some trouble adapting to her new life until her new mom gives her a warm and fuzzy duck costume, which turns out to be the perfect fit! Follow along with Polly as she finds love with her new family, gains confidence, and makes new friends. The perfect tale to inspire and delight animal lovers, Polly and Her Duck Costume pairs beautiful illustrations with a truly heartwarming tale readers of all ages will adore.

Age Range: 5 – 6 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 1
Series: GOA Kids – Goats of Anarchy
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Walter Foster Jr (September 12, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 163322418X
ISBN-13: 978-1633224186
Product Dimensions: 11 x 0.5 x 11 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

If any of us learned we were going to move to a foreign country, we’d do everything we could to learn about that place so that we’d be prepared when moving day arrived. As Christians, we know some day we will leave our familiar country and be united with God in heaven. And yet many of us know very little about this place called heaven.

In this enlightening book, bestselling author Dr. Robert Jeffress opens the Scriptures to unpack ten surprising truths about heaven and explain who we will see there and how we can prepare to go there someday. Perfect for believers or skeptics who are curious about heaven.

Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Baker Books (September 5, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0801018943
ISBN-13: 978-0801018947
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces

September’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 September’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.

Not every Pegasus pony in Equestria is the same. Just ask Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy. While Rainbow Dash is bold and daring, Fluttershy is quite reserved and caring. But that’s what makes Fluttershy such a wonderful friend to everyone around her, whether they’re her pony friends, like Twilight Sparkle, Rarity, Pinkie Pie, Applejack and, yes, even Rainbow Dash , or her non-equestrian friends, like Angel the bunny. Join in for five adventures that feature everypony’s lovably quiet Pegasus, Fluttershy.

Actors: Ashleigh Ball, Tabitha St. Germain
Directors: Various
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Shout! Factory
DVD Release Date: September 12, 2017
Run Time: 110 minutes

Take a magical romp with the world s most popular clay boy in The Gumby Movie. For the first time, you ll enjoy this heartwarming adventure, fully re-mastered from its original film rolls. This is the complete movie, with all its scenes intact. This clay-animated masterpiece was written and directed by Gumby Creator Art Clokey, and showcases Gumby, Pokey, Prickle, Goo, the Blockheads, Professor Kapp, and introduces the Clayboys and singing sensation Tara. Gumby rocks out with the Clayboys for a concert benefiting local farmers. But things go awry when Gumby s arch enemies, the Blockheads, dognap his pet pooch, Lowbelly! Bad turns to worse when the Blockheads also kidnap the band…and replace them with clones! The battle between Clayboys and clones is filled with trains and planes, knights and fights, thrills and spills! True to classic Gumby adventures, The Gumby Movie takes viewers in and out of books, to Toyland, Camelot, outer space and beyond! The Gumby Movie Bonus Features include: Photo Gallery and Behind the Scenes

Actors: Gumby, Pokey, Prickle, Goo, The Blockheads
Directors: Art Clokey
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC
Language: English
Number of discs: 2
Rated: G General Audience
Studio: NCircle Entertainment
DVD Release Date: July 18, 2017
Run Time: 90 minutes

“All Little Wolf wants to do is stay at home with Mum, Dad and his brother, Smellybreff. However, Mum and Dad are worried that their precious son, Little Wolf, is not as bad as a small wolf should be. So they decide to send him off to Cunning College in Frettnin Forest to learn the Nine Rules of Badness from his Uncle Bigbad. Uncle Bigbad is a hopeless teacher, but armed with determination and native wit, Little Wolf thinks things out for himself. Sent out by his Uncle to round up a troop of boy scouts to eat for supper, Little Wolf discovers that the scouts have many useful skills that Little Wolf can learn from them. In the end, Little Wolf decides not to follow outdated rules of proper wolf behavior but to be true to himself. As a result, he inherits his Uncle s fortune and becomes master of Cunning College. Based on a world famous series of best-selling Little Wolf story books, this one-off is a treat for the whole family!”

Actors: Alexander Pownall
Directors: Karsten Kiilerich
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: September 5, 2017
Run Time: 30 minutes

“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! First, the Floogals have an adventure in which they must learn the difficult task of assembling the Girl Hooman s jigsaw puzzle. They learn working in a team wins the day! The projects continue with investigating Boy Hooman s building of a model rocket, learning how to fly a toy helicopter to rescue Boomer, discovering who stole Dad Hooman s veggies in the garden and so much more! Adventure is everywhere they go. They re the Floogals! 3, 2, 1, let s go!”

Actors: Jules de Jongh
Directors: Ruth Ducker
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: September 12, 2017
Run Time: 95 minutes

From the mind of Gwen Stefani comes the world of Kuu Kuu Harajuku!

Join Love, Angel, Music, Baby and G (five totally talented members of the super cool band HJ5) as they return with 12 more hard-rocking tales! With help from their lovably incompetent manager Rudie, HJ5 travels all over the globe to put on shows for their fans! That is, of course, if they can actually get through the crazy adventures keeping them from their gigs! But together, HJ5 will do what it takes to perform … and maybe even save the day!

Actors: Charlotte Nicdao, Daisy Masterman
Directors: Various
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: Shout! Factory
DVD Release Date: September 26, 2017
Run Time: 132 minutes

Light the candles, prepare the feasts and share the fun of CELEBRATIONS TO REMEMBER. Join Crown Princess Elena, along with her family and friends, as they honor the past, rejoice in the present and greet the future with music, laughter and love. Whether celebrating Navidad, Dia de los Muertos or Carnaval, old and new traditions alike play a part. And even though everyone doesn’t always agree on the best way to get the party started, one thing is perfectly clear: holidays aren’t about what you do; they’re about the special people you spend them with!

BONUS EPISODES: “Crystal In The Rough” and “Captain Turner Returns”

Actors: Aimee Carrero, Jenna Ortega, Keith Ferguson, Jillian Rose Reed, Jorge Diaz
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. Read more about DVD formats.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: September 12, 2017
Run Time: 92 minutes

The final adventure begins. From Disney and Producer Jerry Bruckheimer comes the harrowing and thrilling PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES. Set sail with Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) as deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea — notably Jack — in an epic story packed with humor, suspense and amazing special effects!

Special features
Jerry Bruckheimer Photo Diary|A Return to the Sea|Telling Tales: A Sit-Down with Brenton & Kaya|The Matador & The Bull: Secrets of Salazar & The Silent Mary|First Mate Confidential|Deconstructing the Ghost Sharks|Wings over the Caribbean|An Enduring Legacy|Deleted Scenes|Bloopers Of The Caribbean

Actors: Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin R. McNally
Directors: Espen Sandberg Joachim R-nning
Writers: Jeff Nathanson
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 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: October 3, 2017
Run Time: 125 minutes

Big-Hearted Charlie Runs The Mile is based on a true story about a little boy who joins a track team and works hard to overcome his small size as he runs against boys who are much bigger. At first, he never wins a race. But Charlie doesn’t give up, and his hard work pays off. He becomes a champion on the track and later a true hero in real life as a U.S. Navy SEAL.

Age Range: 3 – 7 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 2
Paperback: 44 pages
Publisher: Legacies & Memories (April 12, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0997252359
ISBN-13: 978-0997252354

In Tropical Fish, David Hawcock presents a fun and colorful pop-up journey under the sea that will delight children, students, nature lovers, and sophisticated bibliophiles alike.

As fun to read as it is beautiful to look at, the dynamic Tropical Fish combines exquisite pop-ups and interesting information in one compact volume.

Hardcover: 20 pages
Publisher: Universe (September 12, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0789327651
ISBN-13: 978-0789327659
Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.5 x 7.5 inches

Children, students, nature lovers, and sophisticated bibliophiles alike will all find something to love in David Hawcock’s gorgeous and compulsively readable Butterflies.
Beautiful, collectible, and educational, Butterflies combines some of nature’s most delicate creatures with expert papercraft and accessible information in one fun volume.

Hardcover: 20 pages
Publisher: Universe (September 12, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0789327643
ISBN-13: 978-0789327642
Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.7 x 7.5 inches

Badger wants to show Rabbit something. But why do the lights keep going on and off? There are plenty of surprises in store for the animals in this simple, vibrant picture book which is both a mystery and a guessing game. As young readers prepare to turn the pages, they can try to predict what will happen next.

Age Range: 3 – 6 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 1
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: words & pictures (October 3, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 191027741X
ISBN-13: 978-1910277416

Welcome to the world of produce preservation. In Can It & Ferment It, blogger and preservation enthusiast Stephanie Thurow brings the canning and fermenting communities together by offering recipes that work for both canning and fermenting. From a first-timer to the advanced preservationist, Can It & Ferment It shows canners and fermenters alike how they can have the best of both worlds.

Stephanie explains the differences between the canning and fermentation processes, emphasizes the importance of using local and organic produce, describes canning and fermenting terminology and the supplies needed for both methods, and offers more than seventy-five fun and easy recipes for every season. Readers will learn how to preserve each fruit or vegetable in two different ways; each can be enjoyed water bath–canned or as a healthy, probiotic-rich ferment.

Recipes in this helpful guide include strawberry chutney, the perfect garlic dill pickle, spring onion kimchi, cinnamon-honey apple butter, and more!

Hardcover: 184 pages
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing (July 18, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1510717420
ISBN-13: 978-1510717428

The companion to the New York Times and USA Today bestseller Max the Brave!

When Max meets Bird, Max thinks he’d like to be friends with Bird. He would also like to chase Bird and maybe eat him as a tasty snack. But that’s not what friendship is all about…is it?

With the same loveable character and bright, graphic illustrations as Max the Brave, Max and Bird is sure to delight young readers and adults alike.

Praise for Max the Brave:
“A cat-and-mouse game to be laughed at and reread.” ―Kirkus
“Full of playful humor…enhanced by the humorous text, character expressions, and a not-scary monster to boot. VERDICT Highly recommended.” ―School Library Journal
“Both the punchy text and illustrations command attention, and plenty of readers will get a kick out of feeling superior to Max” ―Publishers Weekly

Age Range: 3 – 6 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 2
Series: Max (Book 3)
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (September 5, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1492635588
ISBN-13: 978-1492635581
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 11.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 15.8 ounces

Once in a while a product line comes along that offers men and women the opportunity to truly reclaim the youthful face they thought they had lost forever. Without drugs, electricity or anything harmful or hurtful millions of people worldwide have successfully and reliably used exercise to trim, lift and tone sagging muscles. Just like muscles in the body can be exercised, the facial muscles can greatly benefit from exercise but not just any exercise will do. Contortions, twists, puckers and funny faces will not shape or contour sagging facial muscles in a mature face. The Facial Magic facial exercise system will lift, tone and tighten sagging facial muscles. These proven, easy-to-execute isometric movements require only minutes a day to perform and most users say they look 5, 10 even 15 years younger in just weeks as eyelids tighten, eye brows lift, the forehead smooths, jowls and pouches melt away as double chins lessen, dramatically revealing a sculpted jaw line. Facial Magic provides the look of a face lift without surgery, seams or risk of infection. Using only the thumbs and fingers while wearing special exercise gloves, your “age erasers” will produce immediate lifting and tightening of the facial features. In about three weeks the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles become less apparent as the muscles plump up the skin helping the user’s face look refreshed, radiant and younger. This book contains all 18 Facial Magic exercises. Learn two exercises each week – each exercise requires 35 seconds – so in just minutes a day you will feel and see the youthful results you desire.

Paperback: 152 pages
Publisher: Rejenuve, Incorporated; 1 edition (May 10, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0988374218
ISBN-13: 978-0988374218
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.4 x 11 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds

August’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Actors: Bret Iwan, Russi Taylor, Bill Farmer, Daniel Ross, Tress MacNeille
Format: Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0), French (Dolby Digital 2.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
Dubbed: French, Spanish
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: August 15, 2017
Run Time: 72 minutes

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

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

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

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

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

Actors: Darragh Malone
Directors: Gary Gill
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: Ncircle Entertainment
DVD Release Date: August 15, 2017
Run Time: 135 minutes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Actors: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper
Directors: James Gunn
Writers: James Gunn, Based on the Marvel comic book by Dan Abnett and A
Format: AC-3, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (DTS-HD High Res Audio), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
Dubbed: French, Spanish
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG-13bParents Strongly Cautioned
Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: August 22, 2017
Run Time: 136 minutes

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

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

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

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

Actors: Shawnee Smith, Pamela Reed, Shawn Christian, Clare Carey, Madelyn Cline
Directors: Randall Stevens
Format: AC-3, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG Parental Guidance Suggested
Studio: LIONSGATE
DVD Release Date: July 11, 2017
Run Time: 84 minutes

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

Actors: JennXPenn, Mikey Bolts, Ambyr Childers
Directors: Alberto Mar
Format: Animated, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG Parental Guidance Suggested
Studio: Lionsgate
DVD Release Date: January 24, 2017
Run Time: 88 minutes

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

Actors: Ashleigh Ball
Directors: Jayson Thiessen
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Shout! Factory
DVD Release Date: May 23, 2017
Run Time: 110 minutes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2017

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

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

Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Color, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: NCircle Entertainment
DVD Release Date: June 24, 2014
Run Time: 70 minutes

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

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

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

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

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

Actors: Bret Iwan, Russi Taylor, Daniel Ross, Tress MacNeille, Bill Farmer
Format: Animated, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0), French (Dolby Digital 2.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
Dubbed: French, Spanish
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: July 25, 2017
Run Time: 66 minutes

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

Actors: Various
Directors: Various
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: NCircle Entertainment
DVD Release Date: July 4, 2017
Run Time: 175 minutes

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

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

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

Actors: Norm MacDonald, Jessie Fraser, Helen Colliander
Directors: Tim Brown
Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG Parental Guidance Suggested
Studio: LIONSGATE
DVD Release Date: August 15, 2017
Run Time: 86 minutes

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

Actors: Meagan Good, Kellee Stewart, Keri Hilson, Kelly Rowland
Directors: Nzingha Stewart
Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Studio: LIONSGATE
DVD Release Date: September 19, 2017
Run Time: 93 minutes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

June’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 June’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.

Blu-Ray + DVD A timeless classic that has been loved for generations, BAMBI now joins the Walt Disney Signature Collection. In this life-changing adventure, Bambi sets off with his best friends Thumper and Flower to explore the wonders and challenges of the woods — and fulfill his destiny as prince of the forest. Full of humor and heart, and featuring awe-inspiring animation, BAMBI remains a family favorite, ready to delight a whole new generation.|In striving for realism, the artists heard lectures from animal experts, made field trips to the Los Angeles Zoo, watched specially filmed nature footage shot in the forests of Maine, and even studied the movements of two fawns that were donated to the Studio.|”Fellas, this stuff is pure gold,” Walt Disney told the animators. The story of the little deer coming of age has endured, and today, BAMBI is universally regarded as one of Walt Disney’s most charming films.

Actors: Hardy Albright, Peter Behn, Tim Davis, Donnie Dugan, Ann Gillis
Directors: David Hand
Writers: Vernon Stallings, Melvin Shaw, Carl Fallberg, Chuck Couch, Ralph Wright
Format: AC-3, Animated, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled
Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
Dubbed: French, Spanish
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: G General Audience
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: June 6, 2017
Run Time: 70 minutes

DVDFrom the mind of Gwen Stefani comes the world of Kuu Kuu Harajuku!

Say hello to HJ5! A super cool band made of 5 super cool girls! Love, Angel, Music, Baby and their inspirational leader G love to sing, dance and sport the latest “kawaii”, fashions (kawaii is “cute”, in Harajuku speak)!

With help from their lovably incompetent manager Rudie, HJ5 travels all over to put on shows for their fans! Although they are totally talented, every time they start a gig, something wild and crazy happens before they finish the first bar! I mean, it’s not easy performing while you are being attacked by space aliens, adorable (and ravenous) monster pets OR hunger (you don’t want to mess with Baby when she’s hangry).

No matter what challenges (or creatures) come their way, they always work together to save the day! Maybe, JUST MAYBE, they’ll finally get to do a show without any problems! The road to stardom is a Kuu Kuu ride!

As seen on Nick!

Actors: Emma Taylor-Isherwood, Charlotte Nicdao
Directors: Various
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: Shout! Factory
DVD Release Date: June 13, 2017
Run Time: 132 minutes

DVDWhen his father’s bird circus is stolen by a cruel rival, a brave young parrot takes flight for Hollywood in order to find his TV hero, AMERICANO and save the day.

Actors: Rico Rodriguez, Kate Del Castillo, Edward James Olmos, Cheech Marin, Erik Estrada
Directors: Ricardo Arnaiz, Mike Kunkel, Raul Garcia
Format: AC-3, Animated, 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: June 13, 2017
Run Time: 88 minutes

DVD“Inspired by the world of Playmobil® toys, embark on a series of adventures with the Super 4 as they travel throughout 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 Enchanted Island, an island covered with a mysterious enchanted forest, which is home to every form of magical creature you could ever imagine fairies, mischievous boy sprites, unicorns, sirens, ancient tree spirits, and magic wishing wells. Visitors to Enchanted Isle must beware for nothing is ever quite what it seems, and dreams and reality quickly become one. At the center of the forest is the palace of the capricious Fairy Queen, who is in a constant temper due to being turned into a frog by a talented young fairy who overdid herself and, in an attempt to grant the ultimate favor to the queen by making her even more pretty , she cast a spell that in fact gave her the head of a frog! Unfortunately, that talented young fairy is our friend, Twinkle. Twinkle has great potential as a fairy but she must learn to master her wand and its magic. Join Twinkle along with her Super 4 friends as they band together to fight villains and save their worlds from chaos.”

Actors: Sarah Natochenny
Directors: Cyril Adam, Arnaud Bouron
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 16, 2017
Run Time: 80 minutes

Showing Roots DVDIn 1977, as the miniseries “Roots” hits the airwaves, two women are inspired to try and integrate their small Southern town. In a place where there are still “right” and “wrong” sides of the tracks, these two young women — one white, one black — forge an unlikely friendship that sparks a journey of independence and self-discovery, and ultimately results in the creation of the perfect hairdo. Stars Maggie Grace, Uzo Aduba, Elizabeth McGovern, Adam Brody, Cicely Tyson.

Blu-Ray + Digital HD A teenager is magically transported to China where he must transform his video game skills into those of a Kung Fu Warrior to battle the empire’s tyrannical ruler.

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Actors: Mark Chao, Ni Ni, Dave Bautista, Sienna Guillory, Uriah Shelton
Directors: Matthias Hoene
Format: AC-3, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned
Studio: LIONSGATE
DVD Release Date: June 6, 2017
Run Time: 85 minutes

DVDAlisa Knows What to Do! is based on the extremely popular Russian science-fiction novels by famous Russian author Kir Bulychiov about a young girl from the future, Alisa Salazar. This animated series weaves a tale about the adventures of a group of teenagers living at the end of the 21st century. The world has changed yet the burning questions that occupied people at the beginning of the century are still pertinent today. Alisa and her friends not only battle evil and injustice but they are also concerned with global problems like the natural balance, both on the planet and in space.

Actors: Laurie Hynes
Directors: Olga Baulina, Viktor Glukchushin
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: June 13, 2017
Run Time: 630 minutes

Paperback BookUnfortunately during the holiday season, we often overlook what we are putting on our plates. We compromise our food choices by making excuses and allowing ourselves to grab those naughty foods that are full of refined flours, sugars and toxic, “processed food” ingredients. The truth is, when you eat this type of crap, you FEEL like crap. Not only that, it’s the start of a dreaded winter weight gain that hits home for far too many. But we’re making it really easy to bid farewell to those days. We have transformed those naughty holiday dishes into something oh so very nice and nourishing. From the traditional Thanksgiving menu, to beautiful family brunch ideas, to adult beverages and big family gathering meals – we have included every single recipe you need to LOVE on yourself and your health throughout the holidays! 50+ Nourishing Recipes, with beautiful photography and detailed, step-by-step instructions. Holiday Etiquette for Real Foodies, including tips for how to politely say “no thanks”… Tips to Stay Energized, for when you need a pick me up during those exhilarating and exhausting hours in the kitchen, car, airplane and in-laws’ house. Holiday Detox Strategies, because feeling your best during the holidays is the number one goal! A List of Our Favorite Foodie Brands, a great resource if you find yourself away from your familiar kitchen this season. What’s Inside Our Pantries, a sneak peek at what we keep on hand – always!

Paperback: 108 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 2, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1505439310
ISBN-13: 978-1505439311
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.3 x 11 inches
Shipping Weight: 12 ounces

Paperback bookThe Indian Cuisine Diabetes Cookbook brings the taste, aroma, and health benefits of basic and exotic Indian spices into the kitchen for those with diabetes or prediabetes, or those simply looking to eat and feel better. Delicious Indian dishes that are packed with flavor and fiber-rich ingredients are simpler than you think, and the quick, easy-to-make meals have all been adapted to meet the guidelines of the American Diabetes Association. Emphasizing a healthy eating philosophy, this cookbook helps the home cook make non-processed meals from scratch in no time at all.

Each recipe has been carefully crafted to deliver authentic and bold Indian flavors while using practical techniques and tips for the modern cook who doesn’t have the time nor the complicated tools used in traditional Indian cooking.

This collection is a culinary trip through the flavors and spices of India.

Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: American Diabetes Association (May 31, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1580405991
ISBN-13: 978-1580405997
Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 0.6 x 8.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

Paperback bookThe smells in the kitchen, the unforgettable flavors—these powerful memories of food, family, and tradition are intertwined and have traveled down from generations past to help make us the people we are today. Now, Tavis Smiley’s America I AM exhibit has joined forces with Chef Jeff Henderson and Ramin Ganeshram to create the America I AM Pass It Down Cookbook.

This special keepsake preserves African Americans’ collective food history through touching essays, celebratory menus, and over 130 soul-filled and soul-inspired recipes. There’s something for everyone—from traditional southern cooking like Apryle’s Seafood Gumbo, Craig Robinson’s Mom’s Buttermilk Fried Chicken, and Russel Honoré’s Barbecued Boston Pork Butt, to healthy new millennium twists, including the Duo Dishes’ Honey Dijon Spiced Pecan Coleslaw, Ron Johnson’s Crunchy Collards, and Scott Alves Barton’s Fragrant Jerk Chicken. Irresistible desserts like Mama Mabel’s Apple Dumplings and Saporous Strawberry Cheesecake, and beverages like Very Exciting Fruit Punch and Tom Bullock’s classic Lemonade Apollinaris are sure to delight.

As you read this book, you’ll discover the voices of real cooks and their triumphs in the kitchen, and the ways in which African Americans have impacted the way the whole nation eats. You’ll learn healthy cooking variations filled with heart and soul, and how to make cooking with kids fun. There’s even a section for you to add your own family recipes and “pass it down” to the next generation.

It’s time to turn the pages and join us at the table. After all, our shared experience is the greatest feast of all.

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: SmileyBooks (February 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1401931359
ISBN-13: 978-1401931353
Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.8 x 8.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds