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Monday, November 20, 2017

Book Review - Thelma the Unicorn

Thelma the Unicorn



About the Book
Thelma dreams of being a glamorous unicorn. Then in a rare pink and glitter-filled moment of fate, Thelma's wish comes true.

She rises to instant international stardom, but at an unexpected cost. After a while, Thelma realizes that she was happier as her ordinary, sparkle-free self. So she ditches her horn, scrubs off her sparkles, and returns home, where her best friend is waiting for her with a hug.

From award-winning author Aaron Blabey comes this joyful book about learning to love who you are...even if you don't have sparkles.



My Take on the Book
This was a book that was a ton of fun. Thelma is such a lovable character. The illustrations and the writing in this book were so fun for my whole family and it will be a ton of fun for you to read with yours too. If you have never met Thelma, you have to, she is a Unicorn you will never forget!


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Book Review - Pig The Elf

Pig The Elf




About the Book
Santa was coming! 'Twas bigger than big!

No one loves Christmas more than Pig. And the world's greediest pug will stay up all night to get his presents! When Pig yips at Santa and finds himself joining in on the flying sleigh ride, things quickly get out of hand in a way that is pure Pig pandemonium.


My Take on the Book
We loved reading this Pig the Pug book. While we had not read the previous book, this one was a ton of fun to read with my daughters. They loved seeing the interaction between Pig and Trevor, and while the two dogs are very different, it was fun to see Pig get to learn a lesson in the end. Pig may be the dog that you love to hate but it was nice that he gets his in the end!


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Book Review - The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2018





About the Book
How does the Trump administration’s first year compare to those of past presidents? How do Harvey and Irma stack up against other historic hurricanes? While 2017 was a momentous year, its significant events will live on and gain context in The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2018, available in print and as an eBook for all platforms onDecember 5The 150th anniversary edition of America’s best-selling reference book celebrates its illustrious history while keeping an eye on the future in order to be your go-to source for questions on any topic in the upcoming year.

New features include “150 Years of The World Almanac,” with highlights from its distinguished past and some old-fashioned “facts” illustrating how its defining mission has changed with the times; “World Almanac Editors' Picks: Greatest Single-Season Performances,” featuring athletes' best single-season runs; “Statistical Spotlight, featuring infographics relevant to the biggest stories of the year; and “The Obama Presidency,” a recap of the policy achievements and challenges of the 44th U.S. president.

Favorite sections making their return include “Year in Sports,” “Top 10 News Topics,” “The World at a Glance,” “Time Capsule,” Offbeat News Stories,” and Historical Anniversaries.”

For 150 years, The World Almanac and Book of Facts has remained a constant, authoritative source for people all around the globe,” said Sarah Janssen, senior editor of The World Almanac. “In this anniversary edition, we’ve included special features that look back on our proud history and key milestones from the past—along with additions that spotlight the past year’s developments. And with The World Almanac, you’ll take on 2018 with all of the information you’ll need in the year to come.”

Highlights from The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2018 include:

  • 150 Years of The World AlmanacThis special feature celebrating The World Almanac's historic run includes highlights from its distinguished past and some old-fashioned “facts” illustrating how its defining mission has changed with the times.

  • Historical Anniversaries: The World Almanac's recurring feature expands to incorporate milestone events and cultural touchstones dating to the book's founding year, from the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson to the publication of Little Women.

  • The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world.

  • The Obama Presidency: A year after Barack Obama’s second term came to a close, The World Almanac reviews the accomplishments, missteps, and legacy of the 44th president.

  • Other New Highlights: A brand-new biography of the 45th president and profile of the Trump administration; official 2016 election results; and statistics on criminal incarceration and sentence lengths, health care, overdose deaths, shootings, terrorism, and much more.

  • The Year in Review: The World Almanac takes a look back at 2017 while providing all the information you'll need in 2018.

    • 2017—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2017.

    • 2017—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring a preview of the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympic Games; complete coverage of the 2017 World Series; new tables of NBA, NHL, and NCAA statistics; and much more.

    • 2017—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2017, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports.

    • 2017—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac editors found some of the quirkiest news stories of the year, from the king who secretly worked as an airline pilot for decades to the state that’s auctioning off its governor’s mansion.

    • World Almanac Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2017, from news and sports to pop culture.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2018 is available for purchase at www.worldalmanac.com and wherever books are sold. For the eBook version, please check your online retailer.

About The World Almanac
The World Almanac's history as a publisher of award-winning reference titles dates back 150 years. The imprint includes the iconic title The World Almanac and Book of Facts, the best-selling American reference book of all time.

The World Almanac brand is part of Infobase Holdings (www.infobaseholdings.com), an educational media company that owns such well-known brands as Facts On File, Films Media Group, Chelsea House, Bloom's, and Ferguson’s. Infobase is a portfolio company investment of Veronis Suhler Stevenson (www.vss.com), a private equity firm that invests in the media, information, and education industries.




My Take on the Book
I always loved to read through the World Almanac every year to learn more about the world around me. This book is filled with amazing facts, figures and more that will inform you and encourage you to read more. This information is so interesting, and I for one, find that I learn more and more every year that I read this great book. The book is so detailed. Whether you want to know about History, Education, Aerospace, or States, among many others this book delivers! There are so many sections in this book that will help you learn a ton as you read though it or simply use it as a resource!

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

DVD Review - Digimon Adventure Tri.: Confession

Digimon Adventure Tri.: Confession



About the DVD
Tai and his friends are haunted by the infection that resulted in Meicoomon destroying Leomon. What could have caused it? When did it occur? Now, all of the Digimon are quarantined, in hopes that answers can be found and the infection can be stopped. Unfortunately, one of the quarantined Digimon is already showing symptoms.



My Take on the DVD
We have loved watching this series in the past and we were excited to see this new DVD as well. This DVD had a great movie on it that I had not seen in the past. This DVD really allowed you to get in deep into the Digimon world. This movie had some great characters as well as a great plot too. This movie had some great adventure and was very fast paced too. I loved the movie and you will too!


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Book Review - Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman

Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman



About the Book
George and Harold are always good at using their imaginations, and that drives their mean homeroom teacher, Ms. Ribble, crazy! But this time, they've come up with much more than a silly prank -- they've accidentally created a MONSTER! With her horrendous hairdo and two rabid robots, Wedgie Woman is well on her way to world domination, and only the Waistband Warrior can stop her!



My Take on the Book
This is another great book that will have you laughing with your kids from the beginning to the end of the book. My girls have loved this great series of books since they first started and this book continues the fun from past books and brings you even deeper into the fun as well. This is a great book that will love to read with your kids!

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Book Review - Mickey's Christmas Storybook Treasury

Mickey's Christmas Storybook Treasury




About the Book
Celebrate the spirit of the season with this collectible Mickey & Friends volume featuring four beautifully illustrated Christmas stories: "Mickey's Christmas Carol," "Huey, Dewey, and Louie's Christmas Wish," "Donald's Christmas Tree," and "The Gift of the Magi." Bring home the timeless appeal of Disney storytelling and experience the magic again and again!



My Take on the Book
What a wonderful holiday collection of stories in one book. The book is filled with fun stories but even better artwork that you will love with each page that is turned. This is a huge book with over 250 pages. You will find that each story is unique and Mickey and his friends are interspersed throughout the book too. The book could easily be given as a gift or shared as a treasured family book that you can read over and over and over again!




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Book Review - Disney's Countdown to Christmas: A story a day

Disney's Countdown to Christmas: A story a day



About the Book
Celebrate the spirit of Christmas with this enchanting 64-page picture book complete with ribbon marker, featuring one story for each of the 25 days of December leading up to Christmas.


My Take on the Book
We love Disney and Disney characters and this book brings together all of them in one place. This book had a large number of stories all in one place; 25 different stories to be exact. Each story was unique and they bring in the characters that you have come to love. The stories are for all kids and they all are a ton to read together as a family. Whether this is a book you keep for yourself or give as a gift you will love reading this with young kids no matter what their age!


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