Dora’s Ballet Adventures

Join Dora as she gets ready for her big dance show in this compilation DVD which features four of her dancing episodes. Help Dora find her ballet shoes in Dora’s Ballet Adventures, take part in the musical parade in Dora, La Músico, join the party in The Super Silly Fiesta and celebrate Boots’ birthday in Surprise!

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Princess and the Popstar VeggieTales DVD

Princess and the Popstar VeggieTales DVD Genre: Christian Children’s Musical DVD Recommended Ages: 4-14 Duration: Approx. 50 minutes Release:  August 16, 2011 Publisher: Big Idea, Inc VeggieTales®: Princess and the Pop Star Tells A Story of Trading Places And Teaches A Lesson In Being Yourself Princess Poppyseed’s life on her family’s farm is far from the glamorous but lonely world of her favorite pop singer Vanna Banana.  On a chance meeting at a playground, Vanna and Princess cross paths and realize that they look almost exactly alike—which leads to the crazy secret plan where they decide to switch lives!  As each girl realizes that the life they longed for doesn’t fulfill all of their dreams, they learn that the life God gave them is the one for which they were uniquely and lovingly designed. VeggieTales: Princess and the Pop Star will feature plenty of high-energy, family-friendly music, including the new. . .

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Pastry School in Paris by Cindy Neuschwander {Review}

The Zills family is off to Paris to see the sights and take a class at the International Pastry Academy! In class, Matt and Bibi have to measure liquids to make lollipops. It’s hard work, but knowing about different liquid measurements comes in handy when the Inspector General pays a visit while everyone else is out. The twins want to help. Will their knack for baking the best-ever brownies and their knowledge of capacity be enough to save the day?

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Mummy Math by Cindy Neuschwander {Review}

The Zills family is summoned to Egypt to help find the hidden burial chamber of an ancient pharaoh. But when Matt and Bibi get trapped in the pharaoh’s pyramid, they stumble upon an even bigger mystery. With only each other, their dog Riley, and the geometric hieroglyphics on the walls to help them, the twins must use their math skills to locate the burial chamber—and the way out. Luckily, Matt and Bibi know their stuff when it comes to geometric solids, and so will the readers of this adventure in math!

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I’m crazy, but leave me alone! I’m Nesting!!

People have asked if I have… started cleaning the house like crazy? Nope. Folding and refolding baby clothes? Nope. Repainted or made a million baby items? Nope and nope. But I will admit that I have reorganized, sorted and completely labeled all the cloth diapers more than ten or even fifteen times. What’s wrong with that huh? It needs to be done! When people like Grandmama or SisterB come and need to change a diaper (that’s why they’ll be here right???) they need to know what’s what right? It’s necessary. So I’ve got my labels from Accessories to Medium gDiapers, Medium Kissaluvs, Medium FuzziBuns, Night Fitteds and Inserts… Small/Medium Wool for AppleBlossom as well as Medium Covers, Prefolds for AppleBlossom in the day and night if necessary, One Size Covers, All-in-One OS Diapers… Newborn Wool, Newborn/Small Covers for OrangeBlossom, Newborn Prefolds (in the laundry being prepped!), Newborn Fitted and AIOs,. . .

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Fancy Nancy: Stellar Stargazer!

Fancy Nancy thinks that everything in the sky is simply stellar, from the sun and the moon to the stars and their constellations (that’s a fancy word for the shapes that stars make!). So nothing could make her happier than a special sleepover under the stars with her dad and her little sister, JoJo. Together Nancy and JoJo wish on stars, moon bathe, and even eat astronaut ice cream! But when rain clouds cover up the stars, what’s a stellar stargazer to do?

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Made by God: Our Feathered Friends (I Can Read!)

and facts show children the wonders of God’s creation. Includes simple text perfect for level two readers. Titles include: Rainforest Creatures; Under the Sea; Birds of the Air; Bugs, Bugs, Bugs; Freezing Friends; and Creatures Down Under. Rainforest Creatures features unusual yet familiar animals like the sloth and the tree kangaroo and facts about their habitat. Under the Sea will feature facts about sea creatures such as the giant squid, baseball fish, and the blue-ringed octopus. Birds of the Air will include facts about flying friends like the macaw, toucan, flamingo, and yellow-bellied sapsucker. Bugs, Bugs, Bugs will tell about stinkbugs, dung beetles, killer bees, and more.

Creatures Down Under will tell about the platypus, kookaburra, kangaroo, and crocodile and coral. Freezing Friends will focus on Polar bears, seal, penguin, and walrus. Farm Animal Babies will focus on familiar farm animal babies, their special names, and characteristics. Forest Animal Babies will focus on fun forest animal babies like raccoons, mountain lions, and baby birds and their special characteristics. Jungle Animal Babies will focus on fun jungle animal babies like monkeys, panthers, and baby birds and their special characteristics.

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The Princess Parables from Zondervan

Princess Grace and the Little Lost Kitten by Jacqueline Johnson, Jeanna Young
What will Princess Grace do when the kitten she promised to care for has run away? Appealing to “royalty” and non-royalty alike, Princess Grace and the Little Lost Kitten gives a fresh and frilly perspective on Jesus’ parable of the lost sheep.
Hardcover, Jacketed
List Price: $12.99 (USD)

Princess Joy’s Birthday Blessing by Jacqueline Johnson, Jeanna Young
What will Princess Joy do when no one accepts her invitation to a grand birthday party? Find out how this setback challenges the true hearts of the princesses. Appealing to “royalty” and non-royalty alike, Princess Joy’s Birthday Blessing gives a fresh and frilly perspective on Jesus’ parable of the banquet.
Hardcover, Jacketed
List Price: $12.99 (USD)

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F Is for Fireflies by Kathy-jo Wargin

F is for Fireflies is written by award-winning prolific children’s author, Kathy-jo Wargin. This beautifully illustrated book explores God’s warmest, wonder-filled season from A to Z, by delighting young readers with beaches and sandcastles, picnics and lemonade, and all of the blessings that God’s summer brings.

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Baby Einstein Discover Kits – New Kits Available!

Join new characters Pellie the musical woodpecker and Coco the dancing cockatoo and share the magic of rhythm with your little one. World of Rhythm explores rhythm in music, rhythm in nature and rhythm as a form of expression and is a fun way to encourage your little one to express their own unique beat through singing, dancing, clapping and playing. Your little one will want to keep a beat, snap his fingers and march his feet!

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My Baby Can Talk!

This past year has been a whirlwind. I can hardly believe my baby will be two years old later this year.  Through out the beginning of our AppleBlossom’s education I have seen and used a lot of different things. But there are few things on our favorite shelf that I would recommend that any new parent buys – worth every penny! One of those things is the My Baby Can Talk! Video and Board Book Series. We watch at least one of them almost every day by her request and the combination of vocabulary words, music, colors and entertainment value it fabulous. My Baby Can Talk is a series of award winning DVDs and board books that teaches babies and parents to communicate at an early age, reducing frustration and creating a special bond that is so important for healthy child development. Babies are able to communicate at a much. . .

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The Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading

A plain-English guide to teaching phonics. Every parent can teach reading; no experts need apply!

Take charge of your child’s literacy with this jargon-free phonics guide. Too many parents watch their children struggle with early reading skills — and don’t know how to help. Phonics programs are too often complicated, overpriced, gimmicky, and filled with obscure educationalese. The Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading cuts through the confusion, giving parents a simple, direct, scripted guide to teaching reading — from short vowels through supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. The Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading is user-friendly, affordable, and easy to follow — supplying you with everything you need to teach reading in one book.

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Baby Einstein Discovery Kits

The new Discovery Kits encourage parents to take what they and their little one have seen on screen, in the book or on the Discovery Cards, or listened to on the CD and apply it to baby’s everyday life. They were created to grow with babies and are organized in a way that offers three distinct levels of discovery: Experience, Explore & Expression.

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