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Books, Kids October 17, 2016

The Rootlets: Trouble at Plantasy Land – Q&A With The Author, Vicki Marquez

It’s opening day at Mr. Fungo Fungi’s magnificent amusement park, Plantasy Land…and The Rootlets couldn’t be more excited! With special surprises and newly sprouted rides, this is sure to be the greatest day ever! But when The Rootlets arrive at the park, they realize that something is terribly wrong. Plantasy Land is in trouble! Someone—or something—is destroying the park. Could it be The Great Zucchini, Mr. Fungi’s new magician? Or could there be an even greater danger lurking beyond the park? Most of all, can The Rootlets trust their new super rootabilities to help them save their favorite place on the planet?

Books, Entertainment, Kids October 12, 2016

Kelly Clarkson’s Children’s Book River Rose and the Magical Lullaby is Now Available | #RiverRose #KellyClarkson

Last week I got an amazing surprise package in the mail. Kelly Clarkson (yes, THE Kelly Clarkson) sent me a couple of autographed copies of her new book, River Rose and the Magical Lullaby. But that’s not all! We also got two of her plush singing River Rose dolls and a personal note – yup, a personal note. She told me that she has visited my website (eek!) and told me that she loves my Fun Gift Guides. I was thrilled when I opened it and could barely wait to surprise my two young daughters. We love to read together so they were really excited about a new book – and of course the singing doll to go with it.

Books, Kids October 10, 2016

My Pancakes Taste Different Today! Fluffy Pancake #Recipe

Before going fishing one day, Ethan eats his favorite breakfast – pancakes. As his mom explains how his pancakes are made with help from the sun, clouds, rain, animals, and farmers, Ethan sees the world in a new way. While playing outside, Ethan decides to create a big splash by throwing a can in the lake and accidentally contaminates the environment. Time passes and one day Ethan notices that his pancakes taste different. Realizing his decision to make a big splash caused a problem which affected his food, Ethan enlists the help of his friends to correct his mistake. Do Ethan and his friends fix the taste of the pancakes? What do they learn in the process?

Books, Disney, Kids September 26, 2016

Disney’s Dream Big Princess Personalized Book from Put Me In The Story | #PutMeInTheStory #DreamBig #Disney

We are a Disney family, as you might have already discovered. My girls love to read and one of their favorite subjects is none other than the Disney Princesses. My oldest went off to Kindergarten this year and my husband and I knew we were going to get her a personalized Disney book as a gift. Then fate struck and Put Me In The Story released a special personalizable book called Dream Big Princess, what could be more perfect than that for a 5 year old who is heading off to “big girl school”.

Books, Entertainment, Kids September 7, 2016

An Interview with the Author of Purrball Meets Burrball in Brazil | #PurballMeetsBurrball #Giveaway

Visiting Brazil, an earthquake hits and separates a family from their beloved cat, Purrball. Purrball’s mad dash leaves her lost in a jungle where she becomes fast friends with a very clever sloth named Burrball. The two quick-witted animals embark on a journey to find Darryl, the loving and loyal boy who longs for his adorable missing cat. Witty word rhythms and rich illustrations make Purrball Meets Burrball in Brazil an engaging read-aloud story. An alluring tale of friendship, family, ingenuity and persistence.

Books, Entertainment July 31, 2016

Summer Reading with the New Book Behind Closed Doors | #BehindClosedDoors

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You might not want to like them, but you do. You’d like to get to know Grace better. But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are never apart. Some might call this true love. Others might ask why Grace never answers the phone. Or how she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn’t work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. And why there are bars on one of the bedroom windows.

Books, Entertainment, Movies June 29, 2016

Life, Animated Opening in Select Theaters 7/1 | #LifeAnimated

From Academy Award winning director Roger Ross Williams, LIFE, ANIMATED is the inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. This emotional coming-of-age story follows Owen as he graduates to adulthood and takes his first steps toward independence.

Books, Entertainment, Movies June 24, 2016

The Big Friendly Giant’s Big Fat Giveaway | #TheBFG #Disney #Giveaway

To help celebrate the release of Disney’s The BFG on July 1st, a group of bloggers have come together to bring you a Big Fat Giveaway (see what we did there?). There will be 18 winners total – yup, you read that right, EIGHTEEN! 15 winners will receive The BFG Paperback Book (ARV $5), 2 lucky readers will receive 3 Roald Dahl books (The BFG, Matilda, and Charlie & The Chocolate Factory – ARV $18), and 1 lucky reader will receive a $57 GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE!

Books, Entertainment, Kids May 29, 2016

Give Back with Kohl’s Cares Summer Collection | #KohlsCares

Give birthday or baby shower gift that gives back with children’s books and soft toys from the Kohl’s Cares summer collection. The pieces are priced at just $5 each, with 100 percent of the net profit supporting children’s health initiatives nationwide. The summer collection of Kohl’s Cares books and plush is available now through June 26 at Kohl’s Stores nationwide and online at Kohls.com. To date, Kohl’s has raised nearly $300 million through the Kohl’s Cares merchandise program. To reinforce the company’s commitment to children’s health, Kohl’s has donated financial support to hospitals across the country.

Books, Entertainment March 30, 2016

Lucky Me is Full of Fashion, Mystery, and Romance | #Giveaway #LuckyMe #BlogTour

For eighteen year old Gia Winters, having a movie star for a father, a former Playboy bunny as a mother, a Hollywood mansion, and a closet stocked with Chanel is simply another day in the life. But her world is turned upside down when her father mysteriously hires a group of bodyguards to trail the family 24/7 and threatening phone calls from a “Dr. D” start buzzing daily. When Gia scores the coveted role of Miss Golden Globe, she is forced to strike a deal with her bodyguard, Jack, who is almost as arrogant as he is attractive. Juggling Gia’s romantic failures, fashion faux pas, and celebrity obsessions, the duo investigate a series of clues with the help of a police cadet, who has a special set of skills and an even better set of dimples. But with the Golden Globes just around the corner, danger levels rise higher than her stilettos as Gia learns that the biggest secrets might be the ones buried in her own home. In a place where the hills have eyes, high school nemeses, bad hair days, raging parties, and stolen kisses, there can only be trouble for a girl who was just starting to consider herself lucky.