Friday, September 13, 2013

New Releases from Scholastic for Back to School!

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AUGUST 27 DVD RELEASES FROM

SCHOLASTIC STORYBOOK TREASURES!


FROM SCHOLASTIC STORYBOOK TREASURES™ AND BEST-SELLING AUTHOR MO WILLEMS COMES A BRAND-NEW PIGEON AND KNUFFLE BUNNY-FILLED DVD COLLECTION!

DON'T LET THE PIGEON STAY UP LATE... 
AND MORE STORIES BY MO WILLEMS
  
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
This latest installment in the nationally acclaimed, multi-award-winning Mo Willems DVD line from SCHOLASTIC STORYBOOK TREASURES™ features three animated adaptations of stories by the New York Times best-selling author: Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late; Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion; and Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct. Narrators for these stories include Cher Willems, John Scieszka and Mo Willems himself.

In the title story, it's getting dark outside, but one stubborn Pigeon is NOT going to bed! Scholastic has named the original story as one of the best books for kindergartners and first graders, and this animated version stays true to the original, best-selling book. As The New York Times says, "Pigeon can stand toe- to-ideographic-toe with Mickey Mouse and Charlie Brown," and this story is no exception."

FEATURES
Read-Along Function
Interview with Mo Willems
Recipe for Edwina's chocolate chip cookies 



 LAUGH ALONG WITH FAMILY FOIBLES IN THE LATEST DVD
FROM SCHOLASTIC STORYBOOK TREASURES™ 

CHILDREN MAKE TERRIBLE PETS...
AND MORE STORIES ABOUT FAMILY

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Peter Brown's beloved children's book arrives on the small screen as the featured story on the brand-new Scholastic Storybook Treasures™ DVD, CHILDREN MAKE TERRIBLE PETS...AND MORE STORIES ABOUT FAMILY.  In the animated tale, Lucy, a young bear, meets a charming young boy in the forest and brings him home.  Her mother, however, has other ideas and cautions her that, "children make terrible pets."  Hilarity ensues as Lucy tries to prove her mother wrong in this modern classic.

Other stories on this comedy-filled compilation include All the World (By Liz Garton Scanlon, illustrated by Marla Frazee, narrated by Joanne Woodward), Crow Call  (By Lois Lowry, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline, narrated by Julia Fein), and Elizabeti's Doll (By Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen, illustrated by Christy Hale, narrated by Lynn Whitfield). 

The original stories have won many awards, including The New York Times Best Illustrated Book, the E.B. White Read-Aloud Picture Book Award and the Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature. 

FEATURES
Read-Along Function
Author Interviews with Peter Brown and Lois Lowry and Illustrator Marla Frazee

What we thought: What a fun set of DVDs!  Some of the kiddo's favorite stories were featured on these cute DVDs along with some new favorites.  These would be great for after school quiet time or rainy day weekend fun.  If you homeschool, these are great for read-aloud time when Mom needs a break:)  Great stories and wonderful illustrations presented in a fun, interactive way that the kiddos love!  ABCD Diaries gives the newest Scholastic Storybook Treasures releases an A+!





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