Thursday, November 02, 2017

Creature Files Books from Quarto Kids Review

Creature Files: Predators
Creature Files: Predators
Hardcover / 9780760355275 / $14.99
With stunning photos on every page, Creature Files: Predators will thrill young readers with facts about twenty different predators from across the globe. Each profile includes facts about the animal’s habitat, diet, and how fast it can run, fly, or swim. From knife-like claws, to lightning speed, these creatures are sure to spark the imaginations of animal lovers far and wide. Creature Files: Predators even includes a predator tooth necklace!

Creature Files: Dinosaurs
Creature Files: Dinosaurs
Hardcover / 9780760355282 / $14.99
In Creature Files: Dinosaurs, you’ll peer inside the jaws of these fearsome creatures, discovering what they really looked like, where they roamed, and what they ate, using many of the same tools that actual paleontologists do. Can you match the three replica teeth to the prehistoric mouths they belong to? Stunning illustrations and surprising stats bring the stories of these long-extinct beasts to life.

I received complimentary copies.

Creature Files: Dragons
Creature Files: Dragons by L.J. Tracosas
Encounter 20 Mythical Monsters

In Creature Files: Dragons, you’ll take a tour through the world of fire-breathing, gold-hoarding, three-headed monsters and discover where and how these magical creatures came to be. Learn the unique folklore of cultures around the globe, from China to Russia to Eastern Africa, and see how people envisioned these otherworldly beasts through lush and evocative illustrations.

Included are many meaty facts to gnaw on—like which dragon had too many teeth to count, and which dragon had teeth as big as a man’s arm—along with a realistic dragon-tooth necklace! And science lovers will also find something to sink their teeth into: facts about real-life dragons that exist today. These dragons may not breathe fire, but they share some of the same traits as their mythical brethren.

Creature Files: Reptiles
Creature Files: Reptiles by L.J. Tracosas
Come Face-to-Face with 20 Dangerous Reptiles

From the deadly gaboon viper—with the longest fangs in the world—to the venomous Gila monster that lurks underground, reptiles have an extraordinary assortment of survival skills. Fangs and venom aren’t these cold-blooded creatures’ only weapons: some are camouflaged to hide in plain sight, and others, like the Komodo dragon, have powerful claws for slashing prey. Still others use their awesome strength to overpower victims, like the green anaconda and its deadly squeeze or the saltwater crocodile and the 3,700 pounds of sheer force it puts into every bite!

Creature Files: Reptiles features twenty of the world’s most extraordinary reptiles, with reptilian profiles brought to life by vivid photographs and a host of intriguing facts. Each slithering or stalking animal comes with a Fang File to give you the lowdown on how it uses its teeth to pierce, crush, poison, or munch its meals. Can you match the three replica teeth included to the reptilian mouths they belong to?


Cassandra's Review-  The perfect gift for the holidays, especially for your little one to enjoy the added treasures.  I wrapped these up right after taking a look at them so that my family can enjoy them for Christmas or Hanukkah this year.  I think that these will really bring the creatures to life for your younger readers.

Never Look at the Empty Seats By Charlie Daniels Review @CharlieDaniels

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The Incredible Story of a Country Music Legend

Few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels.

Readers will experience a soft, personal side of Charlie Daniels that has never before been documented. In his own words, he presents the path from his post-depression childhood to performing for millions as one of the most successful country acts of all time and what he has learned along the way. The book also includes insights into the many musicians that orbited Charlie’s world, including Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Tammy Wynette and many more.

Charlie was officially inducted into The Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016, shortly before his 80th birthday. He now shares the inside stories, reflections, and rare personal photographs from his earliest days in the 1940s to his self-taught guitar and fiddle playing high school days of the fifties through his rise to music stardom in the seventies, eighties and beyond.


Charlie Daniels presents a life lesson for all of us regardless of profession:

“Walk on stage with a positive attitude. Your troubles are your own and are not included in the ticket price. Some nights you have more to give than others, but put it all out there every show. You're concerned with the people who showed up, not the ones who didn't. So give them a show and…Never look at the empty seats!”

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  I wanted to share my gratitude and love to this author for getting me through some tougher times.  A man that did not just create a song, he created a feeling.   It is epic when you can share music of your times with your children and pass a feeling over.  I was so interested in this memoir and surprised at everything this man had to go through.   It is a must read if you like Charlie Daniels and would enjoy reading more about him.

Carry On By Lisa Fenn Review

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In the spirit of The Blind Side and Friday Night Lights comes a tender and profoundly moving memoir about an ESPN producer’s unexpected relationship with two disabled wrestlers from inner city Cleveland, and how these bonds—blossoming, ultimately, into a most unorthodox family—would transform their lives.

When award-winning ESPN producer Lisa Fenn returned to her hometown for a story about two wrestlers at one of Cleveland’s toughest public high schools, she had no idea that the trip would change her life. Both young men were disadvantaged students with significant physical disabilities. Dartanyon Crockett was legally blind as a result of Leber’s disease; Leroy Sutton lost both his legs at eleven, when he was run over by a train. Brought together by wrestling, they had developed a brother-like bond as they worked to overcome their disabilities.

After forming a profound connection with Dartanyon and Leroy, Fenn realized she couldn't just walk away when filming ended; these boys had had to overcome the odds too many times. Instead, Fenn dedicated herself to ensuring their success long after the reporting was finished and the story aired—and an unlikely family of three was formed.

The years ahead would be fraught with complex challenges, but Fenn stayed with the boys every step of the way—teaching them essential life skills, helping them heal old wounds and traumatic pasts, and providing the first steady and consistent support system they’d ever had.

This powerful memoir is one of love, hope, faith, and strength—a story about an unusual family and the courage to carry on, even in the most extraordinary circumstances.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  Sadness, hurt, pain, tragedy, and a light at the end.  Struggle is real in so many ways but this this author they came in a life changing way.   I found it to be a book that also includes hope, love and family bonding.  I use the term street family which in some cases are far more stronger then a blood relative.  The author pours her all into these pages so that the reader can feel her pain as well as blessings. 

CHAMPION DVD #Feature #ChampionMovie

Champion

Friendship and forgiveness are at the heart of the story in Champion, coming to Digital and On Demand on October 24, 2017, and DVD on November 7, 2017, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. An impactful and inspiring tale perfect for the entire family, the poignant film stars Andrew Cheney (Beyond the Mask, Seasons of Gray), Gary Graham (Star Trek: Renegades, Alien Nation) and Robert Amaya (Courageous, Moms’ Night Out). Champion on DVD and digital is overflowing with compelling bonus features including music videos, never-before-seen outtakes and a featurette that take viewers behind the scenes of the beautifully crafted story.

Sean Weathers (Cheney) is a hotshot dirt track racer with a thriving career, adoring fans, and a loving daughter. Jack Reed (Graham) is a successful businessman working to reconnect with his estranged son (Stratton). When a single mistake results in tragedy, it leads the paths of these two men to cross, and an unexpected bond forms between them. Together, they must work through the painful journey toward healing. But as secrets come to light threatening to destroy all hope, can they put their faith in God and discover a way toward redemption? Experience this story about the power of faith, love, and the true freedom of forgiveness.

BONUS FEATURES ON DVD & DIGITAL:

· The Heart of Champion – The story of how the movie came about, the grassroots efforts that made the film possible, the crafting of the story, and what the filmmakers hoped the viewers would experience.
· Music Videos
· Outtakes
· Original Theatrical Trailer

FILMMAKERS:
Cast: Andrew Cheney, Gary Graham, Robert Amaya, Isaiah Stratton, Cameron Arnett, Faith Renee Kennedy
Directed By: Judd Brannon
Produced By: Steve Hyland
Screenplay By: Missy Reedy and Sarah Inabnit
Executive Producer: Judd Brannon
Line Producer: David Cook
Music By: Cliff Duren
Costume Designer: Teila Meyers
Edited By: Steve Hullfish and Judd Brannon
Production Designer: Marcela Shaw
Director of Photography: Wes Llewellyn
TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
Street Date: November 7, 2017
Copyright: 2017 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 61192954
Layers: DVD 9
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Rating: PG for thematic material
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French (Canadian) Subtitles
Sound: English Dolby Digital 2.0
Run Time: 1 hour, 56 minutes
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Pearls For The Holidays Giveaway

 

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Light Your Holidays With Treemote Giveaway

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Motorola Talkabout T480 Giveaway

Motorola Talkabout T480 Giveaway

Welcome to the Motorola Talkabout T480 Giveaway!

1 winner gets 2 radios

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