Thursday, September 1, 2016

End of Summer Book Sale

The end of Summer is here and Promotional Book Tours is bringing you a Free and $.99 Book Sale so you can stock up your kindle!  I always love to have several books ready to read on my kindle for evenings when I get home or busy afternoons when we are running around to appointments.  Doesn't everyone read in the car pick up line?  Here are some deals for you.  

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

New Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood : You are Special Daniel Tiger DVD coming September 13th

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood fans we have some news. Coming in September there is a new fun DVD featuring two stories.  Take a Look!

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DVD Features Two Stories (No Red Sweater for Daniel and Teacher Harriet’s New Hairdo) Premiering September 5 on PBS KIDS (check local listings)

Arlington, Va. – August XX, 2016 – PBS Distribution announced today it is releasing “YOU ARE SPECIAL, DANIEL TIGER!” on DVD September 13, 2016. This new title features eight “grr-ific” stories from the hit PBS KIDS series DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD from The Fred Rogers Company.

Everyone has something that makes him or her unique and special. In DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, Daniel’s friends have so many talents that sometimes it’s hard to stand out. When a class performance leaves O the Owl feeling discouraged, and a fun walk through the neighborhood leaves Daniel wondering if he’s as special as his friends, it’s a good time to remember that great friends appreciate each other just the way they are!

YOU ARE SPECIAL, DANIEL TIGER!” will be available on DVD September 13, 2016. The DVD has a run time of approximately 110 minutes and an SRP of $12.99. The stories included within this DVD are below. Episodes of DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD are also available for digital download.

You Are Special
The children are putting on a show at school today, each doing something that presents a unique ability. At first, O the Owl wants to be just like the others, but with a little encouragement, he finds his own special ability, too.

Daniel Is Special
Daniel and Dad take a fall walk through the Neighborhood, admiring the colors of the leaves. On their way, they meet Miss Elaina and O the Owl. Both Miss Elaina and O the Owl do special things that make Daniel wonder if he is as special as they are. Dad reminds Daniel of the things that make him special, such as his whimsical imagination!

No Red Sweater for Daniel
Daniel is getting ready for the day and can’t find his red sweater anywhere! Mom tells Daniel that it’s in the wash, so he’ll just have to find something else to wear. Daniel puts on a blue sweater and is concerned because he looks different. How does he know he’s still HIM? Mom assures him that no matter what you wear or how different you appear, you’re always still YOU on the inside.

Teacher Harriet’s New Hairdo
Daniel goes to school and finds that something is different: his teacher! But wait…it IS Teacher Harriet, only with a different hairstyle. Daniel is hesitant at first but soon comes to understand that even though we can all change how we look on the outside, we’re still the same on the inside.

Same and Different
While Daniel is playing dress up with his friends at school, he feels different when he realizes that not everyone has a tail like him. He learns that everyone has differences, but that these characteristics are the things that make us unique.

Tutu All the Time
Katerina has on her favorite sparkly tutu at school today! She likes to wear it all the time, even when she’s painting and playing “grizzly bear” with her friends. But she soon learns how important it is to choose the proper clothes for the things you want to do.

“Daniel Thinks of Others
Daniel is making different kinds of art at school today. While creating a picture for his family, he ends up using ALL of the glitter. Oh no! What if someone else needs glitter? Teacher Harriet tells Daniel that it will be okay, but to always keep in mind that whatever you do, you should think about what other people might need, too.   

Daniel Thinks of What Margaret Needs
Daniel and Miss Elaina want to play their musical instruments and march all around the house, but Margaret needs to sleep and it would be way too noisy! Mom and Dad remind Daniel that he should be aware of how the things he does might affect the needs of others.

The first TV series inspired by the iconic, award-winning MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD, DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD from The Fred Rogers Company stars 4-year-old Daniel Tiger, son of the original program’s Daniel Striped Tiger, who invites young viewers into his world, giving them a kid’s-eye view of his life. One of the key ingredients that makes the series a standout is its groundbreaking use of catchy musical strategies, grounded in Fred Rogers’ landmark social-emotional curriculum, that reinforce each theme and that preschoolers and parents both sing – and use – together in their daily lives. DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, which debuted in September 2012, airs daily on PBS KIDS (check local listings).

About The Fred Rogers CompanyThe Company was founded by Fred Rogers in 1971 as the non-profit producer of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood for PBS. In the years that followed, it not only created hundreds of episodes of this much-loved program, but also extended Fred’s values and approach to other efforts in promoting children’s social, emotional, and behavioral health and supporting parents, caregivers, teachers, and other professionals in their work with children. The Fred Rogers Company continues to build on Fred’s legacy in innovative ways through a wide variety of media, and engaging new generations of children and families with his timeless wisdom. The company’s highly-rated, award-winning children’s series include Daniel Tiger’s NeighborhoodPeg + Cat, and Odd Squad. For more information, visit

About Out of the Blue Enterprises
Out of the Blue Enterprises is a leader in children’s educational media, with a portfolio of breakthrough, interactive, and curriculum-based entertainment concepts that span a variety of viable platforms, including television, video, mobile apps, and consumer products. Out of the Blue creates and produces Super WHY, the hit Emmy-nominated literacy series on PBS KIDS;  Creative Galaxy, a new interactive art series for Amazon Studios; Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, the animated series inspired by Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood; and Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Room, and handles all licensing and merchandising activity for Super WHY and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. The company also develops top-rated mobile educational game apps, including Super WHY, and Colorforms. Out of the Blue recently acquired the nostalgic Colorforms brand, with the intent to develop and expand across all media and toy platforms. Led by Co-Founders Angela C. Santomero, Creator of the hit preschool entertainment franchise, Blue’s Clues; and Samantha Freeman, a former Nickelodeon and toy industry executive, Out of the Blue aims to engage kids and families with age-appropriate, entertaining, and engaging learning experiences.

About PBS KIDS PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, digital platforms and community-based programs. Kidscreen- and Webby-award winning pbskids.orgprovides engaging interactive content, including digital games and streaming video. PBS KIDS also offers mobile apps to help support young children’s learning. The PBS KIDS Video App is available on a variety of mobile devices and on platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xbox One and Chromecast. For more information on specific PBS KIDS content supporting literacy, science, math and more, visit, or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter and Facebook.

About PBS Distribution
PBS Distribution is the leading media distributor for the public television community, both domestically and internationally, extending the reach of these programs beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system, stations, and producers.

PBS Distribution offers a broad range of high quality content in multiple formats including DVD, Blu-ray, digital download, and digital streaming.  PBS International offers factual content for broadcast, cable, and satellite services internationally.  The PBS Distribution catalog includes films from Ken Burns, documentaries from award-winning series such as NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, dramas from MASTERPIECE, as well as films from independent producers and popular children’s programming.

Street Date: September 13, 2016
Genre: Kids
Run Time: Approx. 110 Minutes
SRP: $12.99

Living at the Whiteheads Zoo was provided with the materials in this post by PBS . All opinions shared here are my own. 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today DVD Giveaway

**Sony Home Video provided me with some of the materials I used in this Blog Post/Giveaway. The opinions I share are my own.**

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The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today DVD Giveaway

About The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today DVD Giveaway

The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today is out on DVD September 6 from Sony Home Entertainment!
In the brand new original animated film, Princess Alise is training to be the perfect royal but in her heart all she wants to do is sail the seven seas as a swashbuckling pirate! After setting sail, Princess Alise is shipwrecked and washes ashore on an island where she meets Lucas, a young boy who has been living there by herself. They have to work together to survive and get back to civilization!
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This movie looks like its a cute one. I just love Princess Sophia, My son just loves pirates.  I can't wait to watch it with him here at home.  Good Luck to you guys. I  hope you enjoy movie time as much as we do.

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Florida Fall Family Fun

Whose looking for some fall family fun? Picking the perfect pumpkin, watching the leaves turn colors or getting lost in a corn maze there are plenty of activities just right for your family this fall. Here are a few in our area that we’ve found to be worth the visit.

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  • Rodgers Farm : Rodgers Farm is open year round but in October they have Octoberfest. (October 3-31) For just $12 a person you will get to do a corn maze, shoot corn, feed the animals, a hayride, pony rides, and more. New this year they have added a dunk tank , speed ball and a kid favorite cow milking.
  • Zombiefest: This one is for the older kids. At least 8 years of age or older. Zombiefest combines a haunted house with laser tag. Tickets must be purchased in advance so be sure and check the Rebounderz website for more info. This event has yet to be posted but was a big hit last year so stay on the LOOK out for more details.
  • Field of Screams : located at Conners A-maize-ing Acres of Hilliard, Florida. The Field of Screams is at night from 7-10 pm October 22, 28, and 29th  in the corn maze of course. If Field of Screams does not sound like your cup of tea no worries. Conner’s A-maize-ing Acres has all kinds of other family fun during the day and even other maize activities.
  • Spooktacular- Of course we can’t miss an event at the Jacksonville Zoo. Spooktacular is a yearly event hosted by the Zoo. Dress up, bring your treat bags and be ready at 6:30 pm. The cost is $10 for nonmembers and $8 for members. You’ll find all kinds of fun like a Pirate’s Cove , bounce houses, the Enchanted Forest not to mention the oh so important candy stations.
  • Kirby Family Farm Lost Railroad: This little event is fun for all ages. Open on both Fridays and Saturdays the cost is $10 for ages 3 and up. Kirby Family Farm is located in Williston but worth the drive specially if you have a train lover. Admission inclues entrance into the farm, a ride on the train, funny movies/shows on the big movie screen and more. There are additional activties for $2-3 each.
  • Scarecrow Row- visit Alauchua any night in October and take a stroll down Main Street also known as Scarecrow Row. The cost is free. For more information contat the Chamber of Commerce here : (386) 462-3333
  • Ghouls Goblins and Greeks : Stay on the Look Out for the time and date of this fun fun annual event in Gainesville.  A crazy fun night on  Sorority Row. where 16 different sorority houses will have themes and games for the kids. The event is Free.Located on east and west Panhellenic Drive between 8th and 9th Avenue Gainesville FL 32601  We loved trick or treating Sorority Row in the past but be prepared to Look for parking in the area. 
  • The Dungeons Scream Park : located at the Clay County Fairgrounds and open every Friday and Saturday night 7pm to 12am until November 1. General Admission is $10 or $25 for all 3 3 attractions . *haunted house * haunted hayride *carnival rides/games
There are also several pumpkin patches, fall church festivals and other fun events in the area. Lots to choose from for Fall Family Fun this month. . Choose one and have a great time! We will . 

Friday, August 19, 2016

SEER The Ghosts of Gray Fable by Eli Bloom available August 19


Now that school is back I feel like I don't have enough time to do anything let alone read.  Do some of you feel that way? I have a new book blast to share with you on this beautiful Friday morning thanks to Promotional Book Tours.  I love being a part of this group and finding out about great new reads from authors I have not  yet discovered.  It makes having something in mind to read when life is crazy busy super easy. With that said we are sharing SEER the Ghosts of Gray Fable  by Eli Bloom today.

.Seer Fifteen-year-old Grace “Gray” Fable can speak to the dead. When her dad moves from Los Angeles to be with his mysterious girlfriend, Gray must attend notorious Willowbrook High School, the scene of a mass shooting five years earlier. When she meets the ghosts of those who died that tragic day – including the school shooter himself – she must uncover a dark secret to lay the victims to rest, and find peace for their families before it’s too late to stop another tragedy. A YA Supernatural novel.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Cover Reveal The Crimson Tree available September 1

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New this week is Valerie Puri's cover for The Crimson Tree. Being released September 1st sounds like a good read =)  We love discovering new books don't you?

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Disembodied voices. Apparitions. Waking nightmares. Strange occurrences are happening with increased intensity and Carly cannot escape what is tormenting her. With little proof and little support, she is losing everything in her life: her fiancĂ©, friendships, and her sanity. Can Carly uncover what caused the supernatural derailing of her life? Can she ever get rid of her ghostly tormentor, or is she doomed to be haunted indefinitely? Determined to stop these frightening events, she has to do whatever she can to regain control of her life before things take a deadly turn. Release date: September 1st   CrimsonTree-wrap-web

ValerieValerie Puri – Author Bio

Valerie Puri has always had a lifelong interest in all forms of artistic expression. She has tried her hand at many things, yet she always finds her way back to reading and writing. With inspiration everywhere, Valerie finally put pen to paper (or rather, fingers to keyboard) with the intent of publishing her stories. Writing has always come naturally to Valerie, and for a time she even worked as a technical writer. This experience and her current day job of project manager helps Valerie continue to hone her writing skills. Her true passion lies in the freedom that comes with writing the stories that pour from her imagination and real life inspiration. Valerie believes that the experiences we have in life are just stories waiting to be written.  

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Eva and the Monster Who Stole All The Hugs by Eva Cooper


Author Jill Cooper's daughter wrote a book and we wanted to share it with you! Way to go Eva Cooper.  You can pre-order Eva and the Monster who Stole all the Hugs on amazon .

ebook (1)A colorful lonely monster. A little girl with a big heart. A whirlwind adventure! Oh, no! The loneliest monster in town has stolen all the hugs and kisses for himself! When six-year-old Eva and her friends discover what's happened they embark on a journey to find the missing hugs! Along the way, they'll discover what it means to love and never give up. Can they make friends with the blue cuddly monster and show him what friendship is all about? Release Date August 24th

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    EvaEva Cooper lives in Danvers, MA with her parents and two cats. She is very creative and loves to draw and write stories. When she grows up she wants to be a fashion designer, teacher, and astronaut. Follow her on Amazon

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