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October’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 October’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.

Ellie and her meticulous mom, Katherine, never see eye to eye. Ellie, the typical teen, is a cynical slob who’s lost interest in everything since her dad passed away — except for a certain boy: her crush, Adam. The day before Katherine’s wedding, the friction between Ellie and her stressed-out mom turns into an argument, during which a precious hourglass gifted to Ellie by her dad suddenly shatters, causing them to magically switch bodies. Soon they are on a musical journey of self-discovery and empathy neither one could have imagined.

Join your favorite monster family as they embark on a vacation adventure on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can finally take a break from handling everyone else’s vacation at the hotel. It’s smooth sailing for Drac’s Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to exotic excursions, and catching up on their moon tans. But they hit rocky waters when Mavis realizes that Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could sink their plans for a dream vacation.

Welcome back Gumby and Pokey in this wild, wacky and inventive collection of 80’s episodes! Featuring 50 clay-animated episodes, fully re-mastered

from their original camera rolls and soundtracks. Also making appearances are Prickle, Goo, the Blockheads, Professor Kapp, Dr. Zveegee, the Moon Boggles, and Gumby’s parents Gumbo and Gumba. New characters include Gumby’s sister Minga, Denali the Mastodon and Tilly the chicken! The gift set includes 2 exclusive bendable toys!

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!

Based on the richly imaginative books by Meomi, this series combines immersive visuals and “submersive” humor to transport young children into a world that is both real and fantastic, full of mysteries to unravel and surprises around every corner. In this season set, encounter all types of creatures from the Great White Shark to Lionfish and more! The adventures don’t end there! Embark on an Amazon adventure with the Octonauts as they travel down the Amazon River in search of a lost city and Kwazii’s long lost grandfather, Calico Jack! So come aboard the Octopod for 24 exciting missions!

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.

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 and engaging with Pocoyo and hid friends!

Blaze and AJ are bursting back onto DVD with the all-new release, Blaze and the Monster Machines: Blaze Saves Christmas. Available November 6, this high-speed collection of holiday and winter episodes follows Blaze and his friends as they deliver presents on Christmas, save a little bunny, catch a cake and put their newfound ninja skills to the test. Produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Blaze and the Monster Machines: Blaze Saves Christmas will be available just in time for the holidays

Blaze and the Monster Machines: Blaze Saves Christmas contains the following episodes:

Monster Machine Christmas – When Crusher sends Santa’s magic bag of presents flying, he must team up with Blaze and AJ to quickly deliver all the presents by Christmas morning.
Breaking the Ice – Robot Blaze climbs, grinds, and ziplines his way to save a little bunny trapped on top of a melting glacier.
Catch That Cake! – After Crusher sends Darington’s birthday cake rocketing away, it’s up to Blaze to get it back in time for his party.
Ninja Blaze – Ninja Master Blackbelt is training Blaze and AJ to become powerful ninjas when Crusher and Pickle accidentally launch themselves onto an icy mountain. Now, Blaze and AJ must use their new ninjas skills to rescue them.

INCREDIBLES 2 is now available on Digital HD, and arrives on Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand November 6th!  Below, please find a Jack-Jack vs Raccoon papercraft set and an “Auntie Edna” mini-movie clip and concept art!

Remember when you saw INCREDIBLES 2 & thought to yourself, “I wish I had my very own Jack-Jack and Racoon!” Well, you’re in luck! Check out these amazing Paper Foldables. Print ’em out, cut ’em out, & fold ’em up… Instant Jack-Jack Attack! http://bit.ly/Incredibles2PaperFoldables #Incredibles2

Bold and hearty, the flavors of the Southwest are a rich mixture of cultures, history, and unique regional ingredients. When prepared with traditional ingredients, the cuisine is a heady blend of aromas and spices that is delicious, fulfilling, and—surprisingly—healthy!

In Tex-Mex Diabetes Cooking, cookbook author and Southwestern cuisine expert, Kelley Coffeen, takes you on a tour of the region with more than 140 recipes that focus on fresh local vegetables, fruits, beans, cheeses rich in protein, lean meats, fish, and poultry—all with calorie, carb, and fat levels dialed in for those looking to lose weight or manage their diabetes. This is not a diet book, but a classic collection of beloved and soon-to-be favorite Southwestern and Mexican dishes prepared in easy, delicious, healthy recipes.

Inside you’ll find traditional classics such as:

 

  • Smoked Cheddar Cheese and Green Chile Tamales
  • Pork and Pepper Burritos
  • Stacked Saucy Enchiladas with Fresh Greens
  • Seared Sirloin Tacos with Guacamole
  • Roasted Pineapple Salsa
  • Whole-Wheat Hot Cakes with Cajeta and Coconut
  • Green Chile Corn Chowder
  • Chopped Mexican Salad with Lime

And much more!

Who can resist enjoying more of their favorite food (Mexican dishes rank alongside Italian and Chinese cuisine as All-American favorites) while doing their body a favor at the same time? It’s a winning menu for young and old alike—healthy and nutritious, without losing the authenticity and flavor of its cultural origins. Kelley Coffeen knows from a lifetime of experience, living and cooking in various regions across the Southwest, that Tex-Mex fare is easy and fun to prepare at home, and a crowd-pleaser on the table. With this in mind, she created Tex-Mex Diabetes Cooking as the go-to book for home cooks looking for easy, diabetes-friendly, satisfying, and healthy Southwestern dishes to feed their family.

Powerful words from ground breakers like Marie Curie and Susan B. Anthony have moved and motivated us for generations. Today, many more women and girls are leading the way across all walks of life. From the authors of the breakout inspirational book Beautifully Said comes Grit & Grace, a showcase of the brilliant minds, innovative careers, and fascinating backstories of female leaders. You’ll find world-famous and less-visible change makers, including Nobel winners, CEOs and pop stars…plus, an artisan ice cream maker, police chief, bishop, orchestra conductor and cruise ship captain.

Grit & Grace is the perfect companion for dreaming up fresh possibilities and translating vision into action. Its pages pair sourced quotations with the uncommon stories of a host of remarkable women, readying today’s leaders to imagine new futures. Plus, it’s stylishly designed so readers can creatively share what inspires them. The book makes a meaningful gift for sisters, daughters, friends, teammates, teachers, colleagues, newly minted grads, and the other dreamers and doers in your life.

Among the 90 legendary and contemporary groundbreakers featured…
Bessie Coleman
Jane Goodall
Vera Wang
Tina Fey
Reese Witherspoon
Meghan Markle
Amal Clooney
Ava DuVernay
Kathryn Sullivan
Venus Williams
Beatrix Potter
Diana Vreeland
Anita Roddick
Clara Barton
Katharine Graham
Dolores Huerta
Rose Marcario
Courtney Banghart
Christiana Figueres
Jeni Britton Bauer
Crochet decor your kids will be begging for! Bring their bedroom decor to life with this collection of seven sensational animal rug designs, by popular crochet designer Ira Rott. You will love making these unique and quirky designs that kids will simply adore. Choose from an amazing elephant, a sweet giraffe, a cuddly cat, a cheeky monkey, a sneaky crab, a friendly dinosaur and a snuggly bear, each with a coordinating pillow and accessory to crochet to continue the theme. With accessories ranging from security blankets to stool covers, bed book tidies, placemats and toy bags, this collection features over 20 animal-themed designs to crochet.

Today, war is a high-tech affair. The modern soldier relies on advanced weapons and communications technology as his essential support. But in World War II, soldiers relied on an entirely different kind of support—a kind of support soldiers have used since ancient times. Animals.

Dogs, horses, and pigeons became World War II soldiers’ best friends in battle, serving to carry weapons, wounded men, and messages through artillery fire. In War Animals, bestsellling author Robin Hutton brings the animal heroes of World War II to vivid life with the heroic true tales of:

  • Famed pigeon G.I. Joe, who saved an Italian village and British troops by flying 20 miles in 20 minutes to carry a message to Allied forces;
  • Chips, a German Shepherd trained as a sentry who attacked an Italian machine gun team, sustaining powder burns and saving his handler’s life;
  • Bing, a paradog who jumped out of a plane on D-Day, landed in a tree, and once on the ground helped his handlers locate the enemy.A heartwarming and sometimes even hilarious history of bonafide heroes of feather and fur,War Animals is a World War II story you’ve never read before.

From “alt” to “yrn,” knitting patterns have a unique language of abbreviations and knitting techniques. The Knitter’s Dictionary is your comprehensive resource to understanding the language of knitting in a quick-reference guide that no knitting bag should be without. For beginner and skilled knitters alike, there’s always something new to discover in your next hand knit project. The Knitter’s Dictionary puts an expert knitting instructor in the palm of your hands to help you navigate any pattern.

Within this knitting bag necessity you’ll also find:

  • Over 150 illustrations showing you everything from the difference between a toque and a beret to how-to information on increase and decrease stitches.
  • Handy cross references quickly lead you to exactly the information you need whether you’ve come across a new abbreviation in a knitting pattern or you’ve forgotten the steps to a long-tail cast on.
  • Extended information on more challenging topics like taking measurements, understanding gauge, and fiber care instructions make this more than a dictionary–it’s important information no knitter should be without.
  • Packed with bonus tips and tricks, learn the do’s and don’ts of pattern knitting making patterns easier and more enjoyable to knit!

The Knitter’s Dictionary gives knitters the answers they need when and where they need them in a precise and helpful way. Give yourself or another knitter the gift of knowledge with this must-have resource.

The Cow Said Neigh! is the story of some peculiar farm animals who wish they were like other animals on the farm. The cow wants to run free like a horse, the sheep wants a snout like a pig, the dog wants to be inside like the cat. Soon the entire farm is in chaos!

With silly farm animal sounds, clever rhymes, and adorable art, The Cow Said Neigh! will have kids of all ages laughing out loud as they celebrate the unique strengths in each of us.

This delightful picture book is sure to be read time and time again.

Adapted from Jon Gordon’s bestseller The Hard Hat, The Hard Hat for Kids is an inspiring story that teaches children how to be a great teammate. An engaging tale that resonates with all children, the 10 Ways to be a Great Teammate and the “We before Me” philosophy, make this book an enjoyable read and an invaluable teaching tool for coaches, teachers, and parents. The Hard Hat for Kids presents practical insights and life-changing lessons that are immediately applicable to everyday situations, giving kids—and adults—a new outlook on cooperation, friendship, and the selfless nature of true teamwork.

Mickey is a spunky talented basketball lover who has always dreamed about playing on her school’s team. On the first day of practice, she learns of a special award given to the best teammate—and soon discovers that there is a big difference between being the best player and being the best teammate. What follows is an unforgettable story about selflessness, loyalty, hard work, and compassion, and a clear lesson on putting the team first.

Author Jon Gordon is a renowned storyteller with a knack for making life lessons stick. For this book he has teamed up with Dr. Lauren Gallagher, a school psychologist and mental skills coach who shares her passion for bringing valuable lessons to children in a way that is fun and educational. Fittingly, Dr. Gallagher is also the wife of Jon’s college lacrosse teammate at Cornell University where the Hard Hat tradition began. This book continues Jon’s unique way of merging everyday wisdom with practical advice to make you better at everything that you do. The Hard Hat for Kids tells a moving story of teamwork and friendship which is sure to be enjoyed by families, sports teams, and classrooms of children everywhere.

Would you ever take a job without a job description, let alone one that requires a lifetime contract? Parents do this every day, and yet there is no instruction manual that offers achievable methods for containing and organizing the seemingly endless job of parenting. Finding a healthy balance between raising a human and being a human often feels impossible, but Julie Morgenstern shows you how to harness your own strengths and weaknesses to make the job your own. This revolutionary roadmap includes:

A unique framework with eight quadrants that separates parenting responsibilities into actionable, manageable tasks―for the whole bumpy ride from cradle to college.
Simple strategies to stay truly present and focused, whether you’re playing with your kids, enjoying a meal with your significant other, or getting ahead on that big proposal for work.
Clever tips to make the most of in-between time―Just 5-15 minutes of your undivided attention has a huge impact on kids.
Permission to take personal time without feeling guilty, and the science and case studies that show how important self-care is and how to make time for it.

The Efilu archeologist, Vit Na, is a misfit among her crew. En route to Fitu, their planet of origin, the Efilu research vessel, ReQam’s important jobs have been assigned to specialists, scientists and soldiers. Were it not for her intimate relationship with High Commander Tur, her Synesprit, she would not have been on this expedition at all. The ship’s complement arrives to a world they never expected, a world no longer their own.

When the invincible ReQam is crippled by the new inhabitants, Tur’s crew is stranded thousands of light years from home. As far as anyone knew, all Fitu’s abandon, indigenous life forms perished 65 million years ago along with The Keepers, followers of the ancient mystic, Dragon. Due to her petite size, for she is nearly as small as the biped mammals they contend with, Vit Na is conscripted as in infiltrator, and deployed among the hostile mammals who have evolved to resemble the Efilu.

It soon becomes clear that the vital resource for which Tur’s seeks was intentionally tainted to draw the Efilu back of this strange world. Vit Na finds herself uniquely prepared to serve as desperately needed advocate to the crafty mammals who filled that vacant, Efilu niche and are now in jeopardy. Who would have guessed that a daughter of noble house Kemit would be destined to defend vermin, long believed extinct after the Efilu Exodus from a world now called Earth?

Nick Jr Snow Awesome Giveaway

Welcome to the Nick Jr. Snow Awesome DVD Giveaway!

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Snow Awesome

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This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. You are not eligible if you have won a prize from this sponsor in the last 12 months. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 10/29/18. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to SaraLee at s8r8l33 at yahoo .com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment.If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email SaraLee at s8r8l33 at yahoo .com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

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Nick Jr. Top Wing DVD Giveaway

Welcome to the Nick Jr. Top Wing DVD Giveaway!

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Nick Jr. Top Wing DVD

Top Wing DVD

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This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. You are not eligible if you have won a prize from this sponsor in the last 12 months. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 10/23/18. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to SaraLee at s8r8l33 at yahoo .com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment.If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email SaraLee at s8r8l33 at yahoo .com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

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Paw Patrol 2 DVDs Giveaway

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PAW Patrol: Halloween Heroes

Gear up for tricks, treats AND rescues in these 7 Halloween PAW Patrol adventures, featuring a really ghoul double-length special! Join a costume caper on Capn Turbots haunted ship, track down a mysterious ghost, explore a creepy cabin, help a lost baby bat, save a pumpkin patch, stop a corn maze catastrophe and more!

Available on Amazon HERE.

See the review HERE

Paw Patrol: Mighty Pups

In this high-flying, heroic mission, the PAW Patrol are given Mighty Pup powers after a mysterious meteor lands in Adventure Bay. When Mayor Humdinger and his nephew trap Ryder and steal the meteor to take over the city, the pups must work together and use their new powers–from Chase’s super speed to Marshall’s mighty heat, Rubble’s super strength and more–to race to the rescue and save the day. PAW Patrol: Mighty Pups is produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution and will be available on DVD on September 11 exclusively at Walmart for the suggested retail price of $17.99.

See the review HERE

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This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. You are not eligible if you have won a prize from this sponsor in the last 12 months. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 10/3/18. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to SaraLee at s8r8l33 at yahoo.com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsor is responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email SaraLee at s8r8l33 at yahoo.com.

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September’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2018

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

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

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

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

Nick Jr: Snow Awesome contains the following episodes:

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

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

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

Top Wing contains the following episodes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

August’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 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.

Gear up for tricks, treats AND rescues in these 7 Halloween PAW Patrol adventures, featuring a really ghoul double-length special! Join a costume caper on Capn Turbots haunted ship, track down a mysterious ghost, explore a creepy cabin, help a lost baby bat, save a pumpkin patch, stop a corn maze catastrophe and more!

In this high-flying, heroic mission, the PAW Patrol are given Mighty Pup powers after a mysterious meteor lands in Adventure Bay. When Mayor Humdinger and his nephew trap Ryder and steal the meteor to take over the city, the pups must work together and use their new powers–from Chase’s super speed to Marshall’s mighty heat, Rubble’s super strength and more–to race to the rescue and save the day. PAW Patrol: Mighty Pups is produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution and will be available on DVD on September 11 exclusively at Walmart for the suggested retail price of $17.99.

A car flips over on the highway and bursts into flames. A father hears devastating news about his unborn child. A teenage girl follows a friend to a dangerous party.

Then God happens.

If you have ever doubted the miraculous power of God, prepare to be astonished. Here, real people share true stories of modern-day miracles—moments of divine intervention when the hand of God was briefly and beautifully revealed. Edited by bestselling authors Angela Hunt and Bill Myers, the eight stories in When God Happens include first-hand accounts of medical healing, angelic visitation, and demonic possession.

As Hunt and Myers write, these testimonies “are a reminder that the God who reached down to touch those He loved in Bible days has not changed. He has not turned His back on us or left us to our own devices. As Scripture also states, ‘[He] is the same yesterday, today, and forever.’”

We pray these stories inspire you to look to God for the deepest needs in your life as you discover how He has worked in the lives of others just like you.

When a painful loss or life-shattering event upends your world, here is the first thing to know: there is nothing wrong with grief. “Grief is simply love in its most wild and painful form,” says Megan Devine. “It is a natural and sane response to loss.”

So, why does our culture treat grief like a disease to be cured as quickly as possible?

In It’s OK That You’re Not OK, Megan Devine offers a profound new approach to both the experience of grief and the way we try to help others who have endured tragedy. Having experienced grief from both sides—as both a therapist and as a woman who witnessed the accidental drowning of her beloved partner—Megan writes with deep insight about the unspoken truths of loss, love, and healing. She debunks the culturally prescribed goal of returning to a normal, “happy” life, replacing it with a far healthier middle path, one that invites us to build a life alongside grief rather than seeking to overcome it. In this compelling and heartful book, you’ll learn:

• Why well-meaning advice, therapy, and spiritual wisdom so often end up making it harder for people in grief
• How challenging the myths of grief—doing away with stages, timetables, and unrealistic ideals about how grief should unfold—allows us to accept grief as a mystery to be honored instead of a problem to solve
• Practical guidance for managing stress, improving sleep, and decreasing anxiety without trying to “fix” your pain
• How to help the people you love—with essays to teach us the best skills, checklists, and suggestions for supporting and comforting others through the grieving process

Many people who have suffered a loss feel judged, dismissed, and misunderstood by a culture that wants to “solve” grief. Megan writes, “Grief no more needs a solution than love needs a solution.” Through stories, research, life tips, and creative and mindfulness-based practices, she offers a unique guide through an experience we all must face—in our personal lives, in the lives of those we love, and in the wider world.

It’s OK That You’re Not OK is a book for grieving people, those who love them, and all those seeking to love themselves—and each other—better.

Every child needs a guardian angel–and the angels in these beautifully illustrated bedtime stories have come to earth to offer children compassion, kindness, and love. Each story is an exciting adventure in its own right, set in either a familiar modern-day environment or in the beloved fairy-tale world of princesses and giants. But these fables are also parables of difficulty overcome, and will comfort youngsters who may already have encountered sibling rivalry, peer pressure, or the challenges of a new stepfamily.

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

Come What May & Love It Giveaway Hop:

We’ve joined with MamatheFox to celebrate the warmer weather in a big way with a Come What May & Love It Giveaway Hop. You can hop around to enter for the chance to win some great prizes this year — including a Sunny Day DVD from SaraLee’s Deals Steals & Giveaways!

Each episode of Sunny Day features an array of content from original music to the “Style Files,” a fun, live-action hairstyle tutorial based on Sunny’s creative hairstyles from the show. Produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Sunny Day will be available on DVD May 22 for the suggested retail price of $10.99.

Sunny Day contains the following episodes:
◦Friendship Day – Doodle thinks Sunny forgot him on Friendship Day so he searches for a new friend but finds dogcatcher Scratch instead.
◦Sunny and the Princesses – Princess Anabella needs help from Sunny, Rox and Blair to teach her sister Princess Dominica the importance of trying new things.
◦Stick With Me – When Rox and Blair get stuck together with super-strong hairspray, Sunny helps them learn how to use teamwork to overcome their sticky situation.
◦If Timmy Gives You Apples – When Timmy gets carried away delivering apples to the salon, Sunny must find a nice way to get him to stop.

Now for the giveaway: Three lucky people will win a Sunny Day DVD. This is open to US and ends 05/30/18 @ 11:59 pm est. To enter, Simply do the tasks on the Giveaway Tools widget below and you’re set to have a chance to win! Remember you can’t win if you don’t enter. It only takes one entry to win!

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

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Do Amazing Things Giveaway Hop! Welcome to the Loud House: Season 1, Volume 1

Welcome to the Do Amazing Things Giveaway Hop brought to you by The Hopping Bloggers!

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

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

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

 
Welcome to The Loud House: Season 1, Volume 1 contains the following episodes: 
DISC 1:
  • Left in the Dark                       
  • Get the Message                       
  • Heavy Meddle             
  • Making the Case                      
  • Driving Miss Hazy                   
  • No Guts, No Glori                    
  • The Sweet Spot                        
  • A Tale of Two Tables              
  • Project Loud House                 
  • In Tents Debate                        
  • Sound of Silence                      
  • Space Invader              
  • Picture Perfect              
  • Undie Pressure            
DISC 2:                        
  • Linc or Swim               
  • Changing the Baby                  
  • Overnight Success                    
  • Ties the Bind                
  • Hand-Me-Downer                    
  • Sleuth or Consequences                       
  • Butterfly Effect                        
  • The Green House                     
  • Along Came a Sister                 
  • Chore and Peace                      
  • For Bros About to Rock                       
  • It’s a Loud, Loud, Loud, Loud, House           

Now for the giveaway: Three lucky people will win a Welcome to the Loud House: Season 1, Volume 1 DVD. This is open to US and ends 05/30/18 @ 11:59 pm est. To enter, Simply do the tasks on the Giveaway Tools widget below and you’re set to have a chance to win! Remember you can’t win if you don’t enter. It only takes one entry to win!

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