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May’s DVD and Book Product #Roundup 2019

I get products sent to me daily to try out. I unfortunately don’t have time to do a post for each item that I get to review. So I want to make sure these items get seen and learned about. The only other solution I could see to do is to do a May’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2019 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.

Natural Labor and Birth: An Evidenced-Based Guide to the Natural Birth Plan seeks to broaden the medical community’s understanding of the motivations and needs of naturally laboring mothers, while also exploring why natural birth is often so difficult to achieve within our current system and what can be done to change that. It is a complete resource on the topic of natural childbirth, teaching healthcare providers and other birth workers the skills necessary to assist a woman through an unmedicated birth and reviews the compilation of medical evidence in support of those methods. It demonstrates how natural birth can exist within the framework of traditional antepartum care and hospital deliveries and offers alternative solutions to common challenges that often disrupt the physiologic birth process.

Natural Labor and Birth: An Evidenced-Based Guide to the Natural Birth Plan is also an unbiased resource for pregnant women seeking a more thorough and scientific understanding of unmedicated birth. This guide will help women and their partners make their own birth plans from a truly informed place. It will help women understand the barriers they may face when seeking a natural birth and give them the ability to better communicate their needs and preferences.

Chef Belinda Smith-Sullivan, granddaughter of Mississippi sharecroppers, is the go-to resource for everything peaches. Not only does she provide perfect peach recipes, but she also has information about the variety of peaches, history, growing and growers, as well as festivals. There are approximately 70 recipes for breads, breakfasts, appetizers, soups and salads, entrees, desserts, peach pies, sauces, preserves and condiments, and drinks in this beautifully photographed cookbook.

March’s DVD and Book Product #Roundup 2019

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 2019 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.

Nickelodeon’s all-new reinvention of the iconic, global franchise Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes to DVD in Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, available on March 12, 2019. In the reimagined 2D-animated series, Raph, Leo, Donnie and Mikey are ninjas-in-training and must master new powers as they battle bizarre new villains and discover a mystical world beneath the streets of New York City. Don’t miss a moment of this exciting new series on DVD as these iconic characters fight crime like never before. Produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be available on DVD March 12, 2019 for the suggested retail price of $10.99.

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles includes the following episodes:
  • Mystic Mayhem                      
  • Origami Tsunami                    
  • Donnie’s Gifts
  • War and Pizza
  • Mascot Melee                            
  • Shell in a Cell                            
  • Minotaur Maze   

The cushy Hollywood life of Latte the dog is turned upside down when her owner, superstar actress London Bridges, heads to the boonies to make a new film. The pampered pooch tries to stop thieves from stealing London’s diamond necklace from a farmhouse, but they escape with the jewels. With the help of hunky farmer Tom, can London track down the priceless stones before a scandal breaks out? This wild family adventure also stars Jay Mohr.

Based on the beloved children’s book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, The Highway Rat tells the tale of a ravenous rat who craves buns, cookies, and all sweet things. Tearing along the highway, he searches for sugary treats to steal. But will his sweet tooth lead him to a sticky end? This swashbuckling tale is an animated film the whole family will enjoy.

It’s a Sonic you haven’t seen before – an ensemble comedy that pokes fun at action-adventure storytelling, but still manages to deliver plenty of adrenaline! Wherever he goes and whatever he’s up against, Sonic is aided by his sidekick, Tails, and his friends Knuckles, Amy, and Sticks and, of course, attacked by his arch nemesis, Dr. Eggman.

The series is set in a wide-open world, where most of the characters live in and around an unnamed village. Just over the horizon is a vast landscape filled with beaches, jungles, mountains, undersea civilizations, cloud cities, frozen lakes, and more! Includes 8 action-packed adventures!
Kim Possible and her friend Ron attempt to balance their school duties with their attempts to save the world from a recently released villain.
It’s time to dive into the ocean and have some underwater adventures with Chris and Martin Kratt in the action-packed DVD “WILD KRATTS: THE BRINY BLUE SEA.” In the episode Osprey, Jimmy accidentally drops the keys to the Tortuga into the ocean. Chris, Martin and Aviva are on a race to develop osprey creature powers to find the keys before they disappear forever! Then in the episode Sea Otter Swim, the Wild Kratts take time out for a swim but Jimmy reveals that he’s not a strong swimmer. Martin and Chris take Jimmy to meet his own personal swimming tutor – a sea otter named Coach! Will Coach help Jimmy master the art of swimming? Other episodes included on the DVD are Puffin Rescue and Aye Aye.
Kids will love learning about the Sun as Jet and friends discover that the Sun is actually a star in the episode Our Sun is a Star. Then Jet and his friends turn their tree house into their own observatory in Tree-house Observatory. They even build their own telescope to observe the nighttime sky. In Galileo, Galileo! Mindy tells Jet she can see the Sun move across the sky. Jet has to explain to her that the Sun isn’t moving, it’s the earth moving around the Sun. Other episodes on this DVD include: Just the Right Distance From the Sun, Solar Power Rover, Mindy’s Bedtime, Sunspot’s Sunspot and How We Found Your Sun.
Join your favorite WordWorld friends for eight exciting outdoor adventures filled with Fun and Games! First, watch as Duck and Shark play in the sand on the beach where learn all about sand castles and why the waves wash them away. Then, watch as Dog tries to play ball with his friends! Along the way, he learns all about how to communicate with others. Finally, when Frog sails away on a big kite he’s built, it’s up to Duck and Shark to save him! The WordFriends also play spies to uncover a mystery, play a game of cowboy, and lots more!

A Thousand Lifetimes provides untapped insight into the psyche of animals from their own quirky points of view. It’s an emotional roller coaster that anyone who has ever loved an animal needs to ride. The book helps open people’s minds and hearts to the rich emotional and thought-filled lives of their animals, offers possibilities of reasons why their animals behave the way they do, gives insight into the shelter dog experience, and shows how dogs communicate with each other. Exposing all sides, this can lead owners to more harmonious relationships with pets who are viewed as “stubborn” or difficult. Above all, the book provides peace of mind that our pets who have passed on still exist in spirit form and their love prevails.

After the loss of her husband, CIA agent Isabella Bendel accepts a promotion to Chief Supervisor—a much less dangerous position than what she’s accustomed to—so she can raise her two children without fear of leaving her children without any parents. But any illusions of safety are shattered when, while on her Sunday morning jog in a Washington, DC park, Isabella survives a brutal assassination attempt. She hauls her assailant into CIA headquarters, confident she can get to the bottom of why he was after her. Her blood runs cold when she learns the truth… as he was trying to take her out, armed terrorists abducted her children and mother right out of her home. Pushed to the brink of what any mother can endure, Isabella calls on all of her training and deadly skills to get her family back. During this mission, she fights her way through assassins, cyber-terrorists, and duplicitous fellow agents, leading her to uncover a Russian threat that is hell-bent on destroying the United States

February’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2019

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 2019 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.

Shimmer and Shine are flying back onto DVD in the newest collection, Shimmer and Shine: Flight of the Zahracorns, available on February 5. In their sixth DVD release, the genies-in-training take to Zahramay Skies for a series of adventures through fluffy clouds and over glittering rainbows. From learning about stardust magic to discovering the enchanting stars of Zahramay Skies, and participating in the Zahracorn race, Shimmer and Shine’s journeys are always filled with magic and valuable lessons. Produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Shimmer and Shine: Flight of the Zahracorns will be available on DVD February 5, 2019 for the suggested retail price of $10.99.

Shimmer and Shine: Flight of Zahracorns contains the following episodes:
  • Welcome to Zahramay Skies – Shimmer, Shine and Leah travel to the magical world of Zahramay Skies to meet the Stardust Princess and learn about her magic.
  • Pets to the Rescue – When the girls and their pets visit Zahramay Skies, they discover their pets have wings and can fly.
  • The Zahra-Star – After the Zahra-star’s magic enters Shimmer and Zahrora’s jewels, Shimmer, Shine and Leah must return the magic to the star so the Zahracorns can find their way home.
  • Rainbows to the Rescue – When Zeta uses a potion to stop all the stars from flying in Zahramay Skies, it accidentally ends all flight magic.
  • Zahracorn Tickles – After Zeta finds out that Shimmer, Shine and Leah are participating in a Zahracorn race, she decides she needs a Zahracorn so that she can enter the race too.
  • The Zahracorn Salon – The girls take Adara’s Zahracorn to the salon, but when she gets scared away, it’s up to them to find her.
  • The Dragon Zahracorn – Shimmer, Shine and Leah join Shaun, a Cloud Genie, on a quest to find a mythical creature. While discovering clues that lead them closer to the creature, they accidentally get trapped between two moving landmasses, making Shaun wonder if the journey was worth it.

The Octonauts are a team of adventurers who explore the world’s oceans, rescue aquatic creatures and protect their habitats – from the bustling eco-system along the Amazon River to the deepest depths of the Mariana Trench. Deploying a set of aquatic vehicles, Captain Barnacles, daredevil ex-pirate, Kwazii, medic Peso and the rest of the crew embark on missions around the globe before returning safely to their home base, the Octopod.

On this exciting DVD, join the Octonauts as they journey to a colorful coral reef to rescue the creatures that live there! Come along with Dashi as she saves a pair of surfing snails. And when poisonous sea snakes get stranded on a beach, Peso must figure out a way to get them back into the ocean. Enjoy these adventures and more with the Octonauts!

Includes 8 amazing adventures:

  • Convict Fish
  • Baby Seas Turtles
  • Surfing Snails
  • Yellow Belly Sea Snakes
  • Tiger Shark
  • Coconut Crisis
  • Sunfish
  • Octopod Mystery

It’s Valentine’s Day with the Cat in the Hat a great time for you to make friends with the Cat. Spend the whole day with your wonderful friends in a place where adventure and fun never ends. Yes friendship’s the key on this special day And the Cat is the one who will lead the way. Join the Cat in the Hat as he celebrates friendship with his closest friends Nick Sally Fish the Things and… YOU!

Remember that time you passed gas in that super crowded elevator? Or when you lost your sock in the dryer? That was just bad luck, right? Wrong! That was the work of Yo-kai; the invisible Yo-kai all around us that are the cause of our daily annoyances!!

Nate is a just a regular boy struggling to be above average at school. One day when he receives the Yo-kai Watch, he gets the chance to see and communicate with these mischievous Yo-kai. With the Yo-kai Watch on his wrist, Nate starts to form friendships with them and learn of the things that make life so complicated.

There’s just one problem: they’re everywhere and they love to cause mischief!

Includes 13 Action-Packed Episodes:

  • Yo-kai Are Real!/The Spooky Intersection
  • The One in the Water/Why Did You Say That?/Katie’s Secret
  • he Rare One/Yo-kai Manjimutt/Here Comes Roughraff/Manjimutt: Part 2
  • Yo-kai Medallium/Yo-kai Hungramps/Yo-kai Wazzat/ Manjimutt: Part 3
  • Manjimutt: Part 4/ Yo-kai Illoo/ Let’s Exorcise!
  • Manjimutt: Part 5/ Yo-kai Blazion/ Yo-kai Negatibuzz/ The Sleepover
  • Manjimutt: Part 6/ Here’s Komasan!/ Yo-kai Nosirs
  • Manjimutt: Part 7/ Yo-kai Fidgephant/ Yo-kai Hidabat
  • Komasan in the City: Here’s Komajiro!/ Yo-kai Cadin/ Robonyan Activate
  • Komasan in the City: Urban Living/ Yo-kai Buhu/ The Legend of Shogunyan
  • Komasan in the City: The Turnstile/ Yo-kai Spenp/ Yo-kai Noway/ Manjimutt: Catch & Release
  • Komasan in the City: Ear Warmers/ Yo-kai Cheeksqueek/ Manjimutt: The Great Dog Escape Episode 1
  • omasan in the City: Low Budget Vittles/ Yo-kai Chatalie/ The Yo-kai Dancers/ Manjimutt: The Great Dog Escape Episode 2

Top Wing: Eggcellent Missions includes the following episodes:

  • Top Wing’s Eggcellent Rescue – When Sandy Stork loses her glasses and mixes up the eggs in her delivery, the Top Wing cadetsrace to get the eggs to the right homes before they hatch.
  • The Great Flash Wing Rescue – The cadets rescue Cheep, Chirp and Swift’s Flash Wing vehicle after Baddy McBat takes the jet with the chicks inside.
  • Chicks on the Loose – After Cheep and Chirp’s little cousins take off in the cadets’ vehicles, team Top Wing must rescue the chicks and their own rides.
  • Cadet for a Day – When lucky students get to be “Cadets for a Day,” team Top Wing, and their junior cadets, end up having to rescue their teacher.
  • Beaver Dam Rescue – When Ward Beaver accidentally breaks the dam, team Top Wing flies to the rescue.
  • Rod’s Beary Brave Save – Rod proves he’s “a rooster, not a chicken,” when he finds a cute, little bear cub lost in Haunted Cave.
  • Rod Cockadoodle Didn’t – Swift jets to the rescue when Rod’s loud, exuberant singing gets him trapped in an avalanche.
  • Rooster Brewster – When the cadets accidentally lose Rod’s favorite toy, they race against the clock to get it back before he returns.

Nick Jr: Meet the Baby Animals DVD includes the following episodes:

PAW Patrol:
  • Pups Save a Dolphin Pup – The pups and Cap’n Turbot help a lost baby dolphin get back to the bay.
  • Pups Save a Flying Kitty – A baby eagle hides in Skye’s copter and needs to be returned to its mother.
Shimmer and Shine:
  • A Lightning Colt for Shaya – The girls travel with Lightning Genie Shaya to an island where they meet the Animal Genie who looks after all kinds of animals.
  • A Special Delivery – Shimmer and Shine tell the story of meeting their pets, Tala and Nahal, with the Animal Genie’s help.
Blaze and the Monster Machines:
  • Spark Bug – Blaze, Stripes and AJ use speed and smarts in an epic jungle race to return a baby fire beetle to its volcano home.
Bubble Guppies:
  • The Oyster Bunny! The Guppies learn all about baby animals during their search for the elusive Oyster Bunny.
SPECIAL BONUS EPISODE:
Top Wing:
  • Brody Goes Home

Fashion-forward BFFs Minnie and daisy take center stage as they tackle super-tough tasks and help out friends who need a hand: Judging a surfing contest in Hawaii, solving a doozy of a mystery, photographing a rare rain forest bird, and much more! Then, watch Minnie rock out onstage at Hot Dog Hills Stadium! Featuring two bonus music videos, BOW BE MINE amps up the fun to a whole new level of awesome!

Bonus:
2 Music Videos

Episodes:
Super-Charged: Pop Star Helpers
Meet the Beagles!
Daisy’s Photo Finish!
The Hot Diggity Dog Show
The Hiking Honeybees
Thrillin’ Hilda!
Teed Off (Season 1)
Grandpa vs. Grandpa
Cuckoo in Paris
Tree House Trouble
My Fair Pete
A Doozy Night of Mystery

SALES – COMMON SENSE OR SCIENCE? This book speaks volumes to newbies as well as to seasoned sales leaders. In it, author Bruce Borenstein shares his 30+ years of sales and sales management experience – delightfully dispelling the notion of formula selling. Borenstein shows us that it’s often the little things, easily implemented steps, which can have a powerful, and immediate impact upon success.

A young woman begs Sherlock Holmes to find her missing fiancee. A strange aristocratic woman asks Lucy James to locate her lady’s maid. And the British authorities command Holmes to recover an enormous hoard of stolen opium. 

But then the world’s greatest detective makes an uncharacteristic mistake.
Soon Watson and Lucy get the devastating news: Sherlock Holmes has been murdered.

 

The newest adventure in this popular mystery series takes us from the Old Bailey courthouse and the seacoast lairs of smugglers to a grand British country estate and the posh financial headquarters of Lloyd’s of London. For Watson, Sherlock and Lucy, survival will require valor, sacrifice, and acts that go far, far outside the law.

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.

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

Page-Turner Giveaway Hop: Dog Loving Books


Thanks for visiting my blog’s It’s A Real Page-Turner giveaway hop! This event is hosted by Savings in Seconds. Each participating blogger has a book you’ll want to tuck in your beach bag, suitcase, or hammock this summer. The giveaways end 5/27/18 — enter now!

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.

In Thanks for Picking Up My Poop, our cute and cuddly canine companions impart their humorous and heartfelt motivations for staying so dedicated to their fur-less human companions.

Packed with engaging photos and clever snippets of doggy wisdom, this book helps us mere humans better appreciate those moments of happiness we share with others every day.

Now for the giveaway: One lucky person will win a copy of Tao of Pug: The Ugly Pugling: Wilson the Pug in Love by Nancy Levine Paperback and Thanks for Picking Up My Poop: Everyday Gratitude from Dogs by Editors of Ulysse. This is open to US and ends 05/27/18 @ 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!

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April’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 April’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.

PAW Patrol: Summer Rescues contains the following episodes:

  • Pups Save the Fireworks – Ryder and Marshall track down the missing Adventure Bay Day fireworks, while Chase and Skye round up the piglets that were delivered by mistake.
  • Pups Save the Carnival – Cornelius the pig is causing chaos at the carnival and all of the prizes have vanished too. It’s up to the PAW Patrol to rescue the missing piggy and prizes.
  • Pups Save a Ferris Wheel – The PAW Patrol have a “wheel” problem on their hands when Mayor Humdinger tries to steal Adventure Bay’s new Ferris Wheel.
  • Pups Save a Camping Trip – A cool camping trip turns into a risky rescue when the pups work together to save Chickaletta from a ravine.
  • Pups Save Dude Ranch Danny – Chase and Skye search for Daring Danny X after he takes his horse on a wild off-trail ride through the desert.
  • Pups Save the Chili Cook-Off – Rocky and Rubble must work together to fix Mr. Porter’s stove after it explodes at the big Chili Cook-Off.
  • Pups Save a Sleepover – When Farmer Al’s animals go missing during a sleepover, it’s up to the PAW Patrol to rescue them before a big storm arrives.
  • Pups Save a Windsurfing Pig – When Farmer Al’s pig Cornelius goes windsurfing, the PAW Patrol must set sail to bring him back to shore.
PAW Patrol: Summer Rescues fast facts:
Street Date: May 1, 2018
Catalog: 59194942000 (US)
Running Time: 97 Minutes
Audio: English 5.1 and Spanish Stereo Dolby Digital
S.R.P.: $10.99

Looking for a way to organize all your meals for a week? With The Budget-Conscious Diabetes Meal Planner, weeknight meals will be quick and easy. It is a plan for one-stop shopping with recipes for the week to create great dinners your whole family will love.

Using this book, you can shop and organize the food over the weekend so that assembling the ingredients and just a little cooking will get a meal on the table in minutes throughout the week and more robust ingredients later in the week. They will also include money saving tips.Sections include: How to buy with a shopping list for each week. It will list foods by market department. Supermarkets are so big today that remembering something from the produce department when you’re in the meat section is time consuming and annoying. The book will include a list of staple foods to keep in your pantry. This will make shopping times shorter and allow to use the freshest ingredients. There will be a chapter on How to store your items, once you get them home. Tips will be given on what to freeze and what to keep in the refrigerator for the week. Next, there will be a detailed section on how to prepare your meals. Complete recipes with nutritional analysis will be given for each day of the week. And finally, the book will list complete recipes, shopping lists, helpful hints and meal countdowns for each weekday, and Sunday meals for a month, plus, the projected costs of each meal.

Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: American Diabetes Association (January 1, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1580406769
ISBN-13: 978-1580406765

Finally there is a scientifically proven way to shed stubborn pounds and keep them off, especially if you are struggling with excess weight around the mid-section. The secret to beating the bloat and enjoying lasting weight loss is a healthy gut. A healthy gut―fueled by superfoods, anti-inflammatory fats, and prebiotic and probiotic foods―can balance your appetite, reduce cravings, regulate blood sugar, fight inflammation, and fuel your body with key nutrients for optimal health. Award-winning dietitian Manuel Villacorta takes the guesswork out of gut health with his proven plan that sheds pounds, burns belly fat, and makes you feel years younger.

Knowing that variety is the key to his clients’ success, Villacorta organized the meal plans according to seasons so you can enjoy different tastes and textures and the food is always accessible, fresh, and inexpensive. For example, in the spring and summer, enjoy refreshing smoothies, gazpachos, and salads including Fig Jicama Salad, Beef Bone Soup, a Chocolate Smoothie Bowl, and California Avocado Gazpacho. In the fall and winter, enjoy heartier soups and warm power bowls, including Pumpkin Pie Smoothie, Sweet Potato Bean Bowl, Cannellini Sausage Bowl, and Cauliflower Walnut Soup.

Flat Belly 365 provides an initial “reboot”, a 7-day kickstart plan to rev your body into optimal fat-burning, whether you are starting anew after a holiday or if your skinny jeans are a bit too snug. After completing the first week reboot, you can continue with a modified plan, mixing and matching your favorite recipes. After the first week, clients report up to six pounds of weight loss, an average of 1.5 inches lost from their waists, better sleep, and renewed levels of energy.

With Flat Belly 365 Book, you can enjoy your meals and still rock your skinny jeans.

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?

January – December 2018 Planning Features:
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Monthly Goals Planner (2 pages per month)
Calendar (2 pages per month)
Goals & Projects Planner (+10 sections)
Yearly Goals Calendar (2 page macro view)
Notes Journal (blank pages)
Areas of Focus Ideas Journal

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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