Sunday, November 2, 2014

Books for Kids and Adults, Gifts and Stuffers! #Giveaway

Roaming Reindeer





Parents use a storybook and two plush reindeer to encourage good behavior at Christmastime. When one reindeer goes missing, he’s off to tell Santa who’s been naughty and nice. This new family tradition comes in a keepsake box for its holiday season debut and means no more setting up elaborate Elf scenes at night. For Ages 4+, Oct 2014, Match My Pic, You can purchase the book here www.roamingreindeer.com or on Amazon.


The Principle Gang series

  

There are No Bullies Allowed in The Principle Gang, a new 6-book series that teaches three important anti-bullying lessons: 1) Don’t be mean, 2) Tell your teacher, and 3) Be a friend. Questions at the end of each book encourage kids, parents and caregivers to engage in thought-provoking conversations about family, friendship, community and fairness. Ages 4-11, The Dugi Group, $14.95 each, www.theprinciplegang.com Book 1: Don’t Judge a Lizard by His Scales (Aug 2014)
Book 2: Wizard Lizard Rides the Subway (Oct 2014) You can purchase these book on the link above or on Amazon.

My Yellow Balloon



With illustrations by former DreamWorks “Shrek” artist, this already award-winning hardcover book follows a little boy who loses his best friend: a bright yellow balloon. It gives kids courage to experience loss (from a move or a new school to a lost pet or family member) and a language for understanding change. Just like Oh, The Places You’ll Go! is the book for graduation, My Yellow Balloon is for anyone in tough times. For Ages 4-9, Oct 2014, Minoan Moon Publishing, you can purchase the book here www.myyellowballoon.com or on Amazon.

The Magical Tale of Santa Dust




The Magical Tale of Santa Dust is the magical tale of two small children who, on Christmas Eve, sit by their window eagerly awaiting the arrival of Santa, only to be bypassed on his yearly journey. Save for the antics of a giggling, bungling elf - and some magical dust - their Christmas dreams come true. Each book is sold with one pouch of magical Santa Dust shrink wrapped together. After you sprinkle your magical Santa Dust hang you red pouch on your Christmas tree as a Christmas tree ornament. Santa Dust is a magical potion used by children worldwide to help guide Santa and his reindeer to their door. You can purchase The Magical Tale of Santa Dust on Amazon


My Snowman and Me 



My Snowman and Me is a delightful story for young children introducing the magic and wonder of building a snowman. In simple words, perfect for a beginning reader, the story shows what the snowman can be, and that in spite of the warm sun and the snowman melting, he will always come back, whenever it snows.  Whether too warm for snow, or too cold to go out, My Snowman and Me allows the child in your life to build their snowman anytime and anywhere. And, at the end of the book, record the day your child’s first snowman came to life, and the snowman’s name too. You can purchase this book through Pinetree Publishing or on Amazon.

The Magic Christmas Key




Andy believes in Christmas, and encouraged by his grandfather, begins a marvelous adventure that starts with the gift of Santa's Magic Key.  His papa asks Andy to keep the key safe.  But Andy, in spite of good intentions, allows the Magic Key to get into the hands of others.  The fun loving chaos that ensues requires Andy to be honest and brave, leading him to Santa Claus himself.  Andy learns that indeed, All Things Are Possible When You Believe. This 1st edition 10" x 10" hardcover book and beautiful pewter key are showcased in a beautiful keepsake box.  This Christmas season, read the story of Andy, and learn about Santa's Magic Key, then start the tradition with your family! You can purchase this book through Pinetree Publishing or on Amazon.

In the Forbidden City



Serving as the seat of imperial power for six centuries, the Forbidden City is one of China's most famous and enigmatic landmarks. Accompanied by a mischievous cat, readers will tour this colossal architectural structure, discovering the secrets hidden inside the palace walls. They will encounter the people who have walked through its halls and gardens, including emperors, empresses, and rebel leaders, and hear exciting tales about the power struggles and intrigues of everyday life. This large format book conveys the grandeur of the Forbidden City through highly detailed line drawings of its buildings, gardens, and courtyards with numerous fold-out spreads. Each page is populated by a large variety of characters and peppered with entertaining anecdotes. Every book includes a plastic magnifying glass for looking at the drawings more closely. You can purchase the book on Amazon

This is the Greatest Place!



Rabbit is eating breakfast with his friends Baby Squirrel, Young Porcupine, and Little Brother Panda when an unexpected visitor arrives. He is a master builder, searching for inspiration to design a great palace for the Emperor of China. Together, Uncle Builder and the little animals explore how nature supplies us with the wonders that enrich our lives. Created by internationally renowned children's book artists Brian Tse and Alice Mak, this book teaches children about Chinese architecture, how nature's influence can be seen around us, and how people and animals can live together in harmony. The illustrations capture both the majesty of the natural world and the Forbidden City and are enhanced by interactive components for readers, including a gatefold spread and lift-flaps. You can purchase this book on Amazon

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Reality Shock! 



Reality Shock! is the 2015 edition of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! bestselling annual series. This incredible collection is loaded with unbelievable facts, amazing stories, and incredible animals. With amazing photography, zany stories and unbelievable facts and figures, this book is sure to be a favorite with adults and children alike. Reality Shock! Is filled with more of the amazing facts, unbelievable stories and extraordinary photography that makes Ripley’s Believe It or Not! so popular. Read all about the amazing things that people all over the world have done- from insane stunts to crazy traditions.  Take a closer look at the extraordinary images nature produces, such as mutated animals and amazingly impossible vistas. Crystal clear photography paired with zany stories, amazing facts and figures that are undeniably true but incredibly hard to believe will make this book a must have for every household. You can purchase the book on Amazon.  Ripley's is hosting its own giveaway in which you can enter to win:
 The Weekly Prize will be an assortment of Ripley merchandise including, but not limited to: tote bags, books, plush toys, museum passes and other retail items.
The Grand Prize is an all-expense paid trip for a behind the scenes tour of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!® in Orlando, Florida. 
Enter here

The Abc's of Yoga for Kids Book 




The ABCs of Yoga for Kids uses the alphabet, rhyming vignettes, and colorful illustrations to introduce children to yoga in a kid-friendly way. Each of the fifty-six different poses featured in the book delightfully promote flexibility, strength, and coordination while encouraging children to incorporate healthy activity into their daily lives. Yoga is a noncompetitive form of exercise, suitable for children (and adults) of all ages and athletic abilities. Any activity for young children is important because the nation, including our youth, is under siege by obesity, stress, and diseases like diabetes, which stem from poor diet and lack of exercise. Yoga for young kids will create good habits and a foundation for well-being. Children have a lot of fun learning new positions, new letters, and new ideas. This book will delight and bring joy to the early yoga practitioner. You can purchase this book on Amazon


The Abc's of Yoga for Kids Learning Cards




The ABCs of Yoga for Kids Learning Cards are the perfect companion to The ABCs of Yoga for Kids book by Teresa Anne Power. These fifty-six flashcards contain the colorful illustrations from the book, along with the corresponding letters of the alphabet and the yoga postures they represent. It's perfect for not only learning yoga, but the alphabet as well. Each pose delightfully promotes flexibility and coordination while encouraging kids to incorporate healthy activity into their daily lives. You can purchase the cards on Amazon. Enter to win a set of your own. Contest will run from November 20th through December 3rd 2014. Open to U.S. residents only.  




NivLive A Bible Experience



Multisensory. Cinematic. 3D enhanced sound. The NIV Live… A Bible Experience, audio Bible CD set is a digital masterpiece that presents the entire Bible (Genesis through Revelation) in an engaging and entertaining format, lets you listen to and experience the entire New International Version of the Bible from cover to cover, and allows you to enjoy God’s eternal story whenever and wherever you desire.  NIV Live features an ensemble cast of actors, musicians, and notable personalities, including Oscar, Emmy and Grammy Award nominees and winners, leading pastors, teachers, members of the clergy, and evangelists, that breathe life into the words and teachings of the Bible. Two-time Emmy Award-winning actress and producer Patricia Heaton (Mary Magdalene), Jesse Corti (Abraham), Kris Polaha (David), Mick Wingert (Saul), Tony Award-nominated actor Norm Lewis (Solomon), Christopher Gorham (Jesus), Pastor Erwin McManus (Psalms), Carlos Santos (Luke), Grammy Award-nominated singer and songwriter Martha Munizzi (Abigail), Pastor Craig Groeschel (Amos), Christine Lakin (Jezebel), Alex Dessert (Joshua), Phil Crowley (Moses), Tatyana Ali (Tamar), Emmy Award winning producer Pastor Miles McPherson (Angel), nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer and producer Kirk Franklin (Peter), along with many others.  NIV Live uses the Bible text from the New International Version, the world’s most popular modern-English Bible, with all 368 biblical characters represented by a unique voice.  Dramatic performances, 3D theatrical sound, and a beautiful, inspired score by the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra make this an unforgettable listening experience.  The complete set features 79 digitally mastered audio CDs, an enhanced bonus making of DVD, free digital downloads, a mobile app, and online access to bonus material.
The NIV Live audio Bible delivers a truly spiritual, heart-pounding and authentic event that will become one of the most engaging and emotional experiences of your life. You can purchase the set on Amazon. Save 
60% off the 79-CD set/digital download bundle pack (Retail: $99.99/Discounted to: $39.99) at www.nivlive.net with coupon code: Christmas60.

The Practice




THE PRACTICE is a set of practical tools that can be used throughout the day to guide us along life’s path. It is a compilation of the great Truths taught by authentic teachers and masters throughout the centuries from various religious and spiritual traditions. It is for people who are looking to deepen their connection to their innermost selves.
Barb has garnered followers from across the globe through her charismatic and radiant personality driven by the quest to find happiness and peace. THE PRACTICE begins with Barb’s own personal path of self-discovery, which began as a part of her recovery from her personal battle with bulimia. Throughout THE PRACTICE, Barb shares with readers the timeless truths and wisdoms she has learned through her nearly thirty years of study and practice with many of the modern-day masters.  Each chapter concludes with “Parting Seeds” – key takeaway points discussed in the chapter to keep in mind as you go about your day.
THE PRACTICE creates the following three-part framework around which to live our magnificent lives: 
1. Waking up

 2. Living Present

3. Letting Go
Some topics THE PRACTICE addresses:

-         Gain strength and confidence in your ability to overcome daily stresses and obstacles by using simple breathing techniques to focus your attention
-         Learn simple, manageable tools to empower you to take control of your life, and make changes that bring you happiness
-         Gain confidence in yourself and learn to trust life as it comes by starting your day with a 5-minute meditation.
-         Feel energized and confident by repeating an easy to remember phrase consistently throughout the day.
-         Meditating 101


Whole Foods




Whole Planet Foundation Liberation Soup cookbook. Liberation Soup is a cookbook with authentic recipes from the cozy kitchens of women micro-entrepreneurs across 40 countries. Even better, it helps women around the world put food on their own tables, too.

Every recipe in the cookbook was inspired by one of the 750,000 real women who have, with support from Whole Planet Foundation, lifted themselves out of poverty through microcredit. And $5 of every book sold goes back to the foundation to fund small loans that help women start or expand home-based businesses and change their families’ lives.

To date, Whole Planet Foundation has funded $33 million in micro lending programs in 60 countries, (including the U.S.), supporting 3.5 million people with a chance for a better life. This cookbook brings their stories and rich traditions to life in a language we all speak – food – so you can help your favorite foodie taste their way from Morocco to Malawi, while enjoying a meal that matters.

You can pick up a copy of Liberation Soup at Whole Foods Market stores nationwide for just $19.99. 

Day of Wrath

Bob Petersen arrives with his daughter at the Middle Grade school in Maine where he teaches, expecting another regular day but worried about what recent ominous news reports might portend. Suddenly his school -- along with many others across the United States -- is under attack. Gunmen burst in, slaughtering children and adults alike. This novella by New York Times bestselling author William R. Forstchen imagines a horrifying scenario where, in the course of one day, the terrorist group ISIS carries out massacres in schools and on highways across the United States. With a surprisingly small but well-organized and ruthless force, the nightmarish devastation brings America to a state of near-paralysis. 

Author of One Second After and Pillar to the Sky, this heart-stopping novella brings home just how fragile our defenses and infrastructure really are. It is also a story of heroic efforts to save lives, while sounding a wake-up call to American citizens and their government. From the ISIS leader in Syria, to the murderous rampages throughout the U.S., Day of Wrath reveals with chilling effect how national panic and paralyzing terror at the spiraling violence can bring a mighty country to a near-standstill. Petersen's fight to save lives and stop the merciless gunmen provides edge-of-the-seat drama. Day of Wrath is a provocative work that should stimulate an intense national debate. One Second After was cited on the floor of Congress as the book everyone should read. "A THRILLING - AND TERRIFYING - TALE OF WHAT COULD BE OUR NEXT 9/11!" - W.E.B. Griffin & William E. Buttersworth IV, #1 Wall Street Journal & New York Times You can pick up your copy on Amazon.

Sunrise, Sunset

The same vista. Never the same sun.
Much like life, the stage changes even when our vantage point doesn't. And so it is with the rising and setting sun, no two are ever the same.
Every picture tells another color, shape and shadow story . . . whatever unfolds each day reveals the diversity and beauty of life. Birds, insects, reptiles, trees, sandy shores—all thrive under the majesty of the sun.
Weiss offers all of this as a show of gratitude, a tribute to the awe of each new day. Sunrise Sunset is replete with glorious photographs of different days and different suns captured from the very same vantage point, the very same terrace.
Complementing her photographs are meditations, passages, poetry, reflections and contemplations from some of the bestknown and loved inspirational leaders of our time: Jack Canfield, Marci Shimoff, M.J. Rose, Arielle Ford, Don Miguel Ruiz, Jr., Richard Bandler, Lisa McCourt, Betsey Chasse and many more.
This is the ultimate gift book for saying 'thank you', sharing a blessing or offering an oasis for spiritual awakening. From sunrise to sunset, this will be a perennial bestseller. You can purchase this beautiful book on Amazon

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