1/28/2013

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Scholastic Storybook Treasures Stone Soup ... And Other Stories From The Asian Tradition on DBD

Stone Soup SRP: $14.95

IN TIME FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR, SCHOLASTIC STORYBOOK TREASURES™ PRESENTS A NEW DVD CELEBRATING ASIAN CULTURE

Just in time to celebrate Chinese New Year and learn about some of Asian culture’s best loved tales, Scholastic Storybook Treasures™ releases STONE SOUP…AND OTHER STORIES FROM THE ASAIN TRADITION.  Highlighted by author/illustrator Jon J. Muth’s award-winning take on “Stone Soup”, the new DVD also features three other classic tales, as well as a Read-Along function which highlights the words as they are spoken, allowing young viewers to follow along with the narrators.

“Stone Soup” is a classic folktale about the strength people possess when they work together. The three other stories on the DVD include “The Five Chinese Brothers”, “Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China”, and “Stonecutter”.  These colorfully animated adaptations of classic stories feature celebrity narration by B.D. Wong (Law and Order: SVU).

The DVD also includes a behind-the-scenes interview with Jon J. Muth, the award-winning author/illustrator of “Stone Soup”, “The Three Questions” and other popular stories for kids. Muth also illustrated cards for Magic: The Gathering.


Format: DVD/Single
Run time: Approx. 43 mins. + extras
Price: $14.95srp
Street Date: January 15

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My Thoughts 

I received Stone Soup... And Other Stories From The Asian Tradition from Scholastic Storybook Treasures to review this Chinese New Year 2013.  

My daughters enjoyed watching the stories together. Stone Soup is a wonderful story about sharing. Find out how three monks got a reluctant community to share a meal together. The Asian version of Little Red Riding Hood called Lon Po Po is my youngest child's favorite from Stone Soup. Also, you can watch and/or read-along with The Five Chinese Brothers and The Stonecutter. I am sure you will enjoy watching all of these stories with your children this Chinese Holiday New Year. 

To learn more, visit www.newkideo.com to read about Stone Soup and many other wonderful classic stories by Scholastic Storybook Treasures.  


~GAhome2mom
http://www.lovingheartdesigns.com
Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of Stone Soup... and Other Stories From the Asian Tradition... from Beth Blenz-Clucas of  Foundry Communications and Scholastic (www.newkideo.com) for this review. The previously posted information was provided by Beth Blenz-Clucas of Foundry Communications.
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Let's Celebrate Black History Month with Scholastic Storybook Treasures MARCH ON!



COMMEMORATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH A SPECIAL 3-DVD SET FROM SCHOLASTIC STORYBOOK TREASURES™



Commemorate Black History Month and learn about African American traditions with STORIES ABOUT AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE FEATURING MARCH ON!, a specially-packaged 3-disc set from Scholastic Storybook Treasures™.  Featuring thirteen award-winning animated adaptations across three hours from some of the most talented authors and illustrators working today, this is a set that will be treasured by families year round.


In MARCH ON: THE DAY MY BROTHER MARTIN CHANGED THE WORLD, written by Dr. Christine King Farris, illustrated by London Ladd and narrated by Lynn Whitfield, Martin Luther King Jr.’s sister travels back to 1963 to present a personal, stirring account of the remarkable day when Dr. King delivered his “I Have a Dream Speech”.  Powerful, entertaining and unforgettable, additional stories – narrated by celebrities such as Michael Clarke Duncan, James Earl Jones, Forest Whitaker, Phylicia Rashad, Samuel L. Jackson – include: “Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears”, “Duke Ellington”, “Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of Vocal Virtuosa”, “Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad” and “Martin’s Big Words”.

As with all Scholastic Storybook Treasures releases, the stories include a Read-Along function which highlights the words as they are spoken, allowing young viewers to follow along with the narrators.  The set also features bonus programming including interviews with authors and narrators including Christine King Farris and Ellen Levine (“Henry’s Freedom Box”). 
 
Format: DVD/3 Discs
Run time: 180 mins. + extras
Price: $24.95srp
Street Date: January 15
 




About Scholastic

Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books and a leader in educational technology and related services and children’s media. Scholastic creates quality books, print and technology-based learning materials and programs, magazines, multi-media and other products that help children learn both at school and at home. The Company distributes its products and services worldwide through a variety of channels, including school-based book clubs and book fairs, retail stores, schools, libraries, on-air, and online at http://www.scholastic.com/

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Recently, I received MARCH ON! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World ... and more stories about African American History from Scholastic Storybook Treasures. As posted above from Scholastic Storybook Treasures you will get 4 wonderful stories: March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World, Martin's Big Words, Rosa and Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad. These stories are narrated by Lynn Whitefield, Michael Clarke Duncan and others. I like that each DVD is presented with a read-along option. The illustrations are awesome as well. As an added bonus, there are two great interviews with Christine King Farris and Ellen Levine. I am excited to add this DVD to our homeschool library. I hope you will consider purchasing a copy for your family.

Teachers or homeschool parents can check out the Media Center  to download video clips and study guides(PDF) for MARCH ON! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World from Stories of People Who Changed America.

Janet Carter
http://www.lovingheartdesigns.com
Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of March On!... from Beth Blenz-Clucas of  Foundry Communications and Scholastic (www.newkideo.com) for this review. The previously posted information was provided by Beth Blenz-Clucas of Foundry Communications. Thank you.

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1/13/2013

NLT Everyday Matters Bible for Women, Deluxe Hardcover

700116: NLT Everyday Matters Bible for Women, Deluxe Hardcover NLT Everyday Matters Bible for Women, Deluxe Hardcover
By Hendrickson Publishers


A new Bible for busy women transforms daily life into a life that matters every day
Today’s Christian woman is so busy handling the challenges of day-to-day life that spending time in the Word can easily become yet another ‘should’ buried in that growing list of daily ‘musts.’ Created in partnership with Kyria.com, Christianity Today’s women’s magazine, the Everyday Matters Bible for Women is designed to help women develop spiritual practices that will make their lives richer, not harder. It offers practical encouragement and tools to renew, reinvigorate and restore meaning to everyday life.
This Bible features twenty-four disciplines—or practices—that position us to receive power and strength to do those things that we cannot possibly do on our own and make everyday life fuller and deeper. Each discipline is represented by a colorful icon whose illustration is a reminder of its meaning.
The contemporary language of the New Living Translation combines with content from today’s foremost Christian leaders to help readers understand and apply spiritual discipline.
Every discipline is explored in four ways
  • Everyday Matters. Two-page articles introduce major themes and focus on an essential part of understanding and practicing a discipline.
  • Everyday Profiles. Profiles of twenty-five Biblical women highlight a particular discipline.
  • Everyday Q & A’s. Short articles delve into a difficult aspect of the spiritual practice and offer practical help on incorporating the discipline into your daily life.
  • Everyday Reflections. Selections illustrate ways to personalize and apply God’s Word to your own situation.
More than 300 articles and features by more than 140 of today’s most well-known Christian leaders and writers, including: Kay Warren, Priscilla Shirer, Elisa Morgan, Nancy & John Ortberg, Richard Foster, Liz Curtis Higgs, and Lauren Winner.
Special Features include . . .
  • 4-color throughout 
  • Color-coded icons identify each Spiritual Discipline addressed in contributors’ material 
  • Article, "How to Use This Bible in a Small Group Study"
  • Index of Spiritual Practices 
  • Resources for further reading

567052: NLT Everyday Matters Bible for Women, Hardcover NLT Everyday Matters Bible for Women, Hardcover
By Hendrickson Publishers


A new Bible for busy women transforms daily life into a life that matters every day
Today’s Christian woman is so busy handling the challenges of day-to-day life that spending time in the Word can easily become yet another ‘should’ buried in that growing list of daily ‘musts.’ Created in partnership with Christianity Today’s women’s magazine, the Everyday Matters Bible for Women is designed to help women develop spiritual practices that will make their lives richer, not harder. It offers practical encouragement and tools to renew, reinvigorate and restore meaning to everyday life.
This Bible features twenty-four disciplines—or practices—that position us to receive power and strength to do those things that we cannot possibly do on our own and make everyday life fuller and deeper. Each discipline is represented by a colorful icon whose illustration is a reminder of its meaning.
The contemporary language of the New Living Translation combines with content from today’s foremost Christian leaders to help readers understand and apply spiritual discipline.
Every discipline is explored in four ways
  • Everyday Matters. Two-page articles introduce major themes and focus on an essential part of understanding and practicing a discipline.
  • Everyday Profiles. Profiles of twenty-five Biblical women highlight a particular discipline.
  • Everyday Q & A’s. Short articles delve into a difficult aspect of the spiritual practice and offer practical help on incorporating the discipline into your daily life.
  • Everyday Reflections. Selections illustrate ways to personalize and apply God’s Word to your own situation.
More than 300 articles and features by more than 140 of today’s most well-known Christian leaders and writers, including: Kay Warren, Priscilla Shirer, Elisa Morgan, Nancy & John Ortberg, Richard Foster, Liz Curtis Higgs, and Lauren Winner.

Features
  • 4-color printing throughout
  • Book introductions
  • Color-coded icons identify each Spiritual Discipline addressed in contributors’ material
  • Article, "How to Use This Bible in a Small Group Study"
  • Index of Spiritual Practices
  • Resources for further reading
  • Presentation page
  • Ribbon marker
  • 9.50" x 6.75" x 1.50"

~GAhome2mom
 http://www.lovingheartdesigns.com
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1/10/2013

Anytime Costumes Review & Giveaway

Anytime Costumes
Congratulations to #97 Xenia.


From Blogging
Teen Pirate Ruby Costume


Anytime Costumes is family owned and operated since 1954, specializing in costumes from infant to adult. They have year-round costumes for Halloween or any other holidays or special occasions. They carry costumes for school plays, theatrical productions and corporate events. They sell plus size costumes, makeup and accessories, shoes, wigs, masks, hats, and even costumes for the pets. Yes, even the big dogs! They also, ship international so if you live in France, Germany, Portugal or Spain, then your in luck.


From Blogging



We recently, received the Teen Pirate Ruby ($29.99/ Sale $24.99)for my teenage daughter, Fawn. She looks great wearing it. She is a petite girl and is wearing a junior size 5. If you are taller, you may show a little bit of your belly. She is ready to go except she could use a pirate cutlass/sword($3.89 - $4.29) and the shoes to complete her outfit. This style is sold for plus size adults, too.

Angry Bird Dog Costume



I posted a review below for Doctor Fosters and Smith, of the Superman costume for dogs and Anytime Costume has beats their price by $4.00 (Reg. $15.99). They even have a matching pirate dog costume. lol



Would you like to win a costume?


Thanks to Anytime Costumes, one fortunate reader at Loving Heart Designs will win their choice of an infant, child or teen costume.



Anytime Costumes.com- Winner is Xenia #97. Congratulations! :)



This contest will run until Sunday, October 04, 2009. The winner will have 48 hrs to reply and send their name and address for shipping. Please send your choice of costume and size for speed in delivery. Thank you, Anytime Costumes. And, thank you all for your participation in this contest. Have a happy and safe Halloween!


Reviewed by Gahome2mom 9/17/2009
Photography by Janet Coffield - Copyright
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