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Monday, October 5, 2015

Treasure Hunt Tuesday Giveaway Link Up - October 6 to 12, 2015

Time to link up your Treasure of a Giveaway
Dig up some Treasure for yourself!

A few rules:

  1. Linked posts but be linked directly to the giveaway
  2. Giveaways must be Family Friendly! No adult oriented giveaways. Watch those covers of some of those romance books, girls. Please no almost nude covers, thank you.
  3. Please list Geographical restrictions aka US, US/CAN, or WW (World Wide)
  4. Giveaways must include an End Date in Title

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Get A Inside Look at Families in Puerto Rico With Families of the World's Newest DVD - Home Schooling Curriculum

Claim Your Ticket to the Port of Riches!

Families of the World: Families of Puerto Rico
and All 28 Other Families of the World  Programs
Became Available On Digital For The First Time September 1, 2015!

"Families of Puerto Rico" from the multi-award-winning live-action Families of the World series, gives an intimate look into the lives of people in countries around the globe.  It’s now one of the 28 additional Families of the World titles that became available for the first time on digital September 1, 2015.  

One year license includes unlimited streaming of entire Families of the World programs on all media, free online teachers guides, a set of DVDs of the entire series, free DVD shipping within the continental USA, and public performance rights for $450.

One year license without the DVDs includes unlimited streaming of entire Families of the World programs on all media, free online teachers guides, and public performance rights for  $250.

Just in time for National Hispanic Heritage Month, (Sept. 15-Oct 15, 2015) Families of the World has six other titles besides "Families of Puerto Rico" appropriate for the celebration:  "Families of Costa Rica," "Families of Guatemala," Familias de Mexico," "Families of Mexico 1,” “Families of Mexico 2” and "Families of Panama."

“Families of Puerto Rico" introduces nine-year-old Jose, who lives with his mother, father and sister Tanya, in the capital city of San Juan. A hurricane is on its way, so Jose and his family are making preparations while still going about their day, which includes school for Jose and his sister, and work for their parents. Jose shares the history of his homeland’s name (the island of Borinquen, renamed Puerto Rico by the Spanish after a visit and claiming by Columbus), what "good manners" mean in his country and his desire to be a veterinarian when he grows up.  Here's a little about Jose and his family.

Eight-year-old Laura, lives on a farm with her mother and father. She attends private school more than an hour away, learning both English and Spanish while her parents work.  She talks about her weekly piano lesson and introduces her pet Coquis frog. Later she visits the world’s largest radio telescope to listen to radio waves from outer space, and reads before turning in for the day.  Here's a little about Laura and her family.

About the Series: Families of the World offers a documentary-style “day in the life” glimpse into how people in different countries live from a child’s point of view. Focusing on two children from differing homes, one urban, one rural, Families of the World invites viewers along through their daily routines, introducing both the similarities and differences that exist.

School Library Journal applauds the Families of the World series as “excellent,” providing “an intriguing taste of another culture.” The series has garnered more than 100 awards, including Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Parents’ Choice and NAPPA (National Parenting Publications of America) as well as endorsements from KIDS FIRST! and recommendations from Dr. Toy’s Children’s Products. The series is used in classrooms around the country as a valuable tool for multi-cultural education and language learning.

Families of the World programs include: Afghanistan, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, England, Familias de Mexico, France, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Mexico 1, Mexico 2, Panama, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Russia, Sweden, Thailand, United States and Vietnam.

Schools/Libraries/Institutions:  Institutions using programs in more than one classroom, such as a library or in-school network, must purchase one of the yearly licenses. Public performance rights allow you to show the programs as many times in a year as you wish within your organization as long as you do not charge a fee of any kind. Organizations who wish to include our programs in special exhibits or events where a fee will be charged should contact us to obtain special rights.

Special arrangements are available for schools and other organizations interested in partnering with us to use Families of the World to raise funds for your organization. Please call 303-239-9140 or email us at

My thoughts: My family was delighted to have watched Families of Puerto Rico.  We all like to learn about different cultures and how they live.  This title from Families of the World brought us up close to how family life really is in Puerto Rico.

This whole series is great for home schooling.  All the videos are available either on DVD or streaming right at Families of the World website.  Each video comes with a free Teacher's Guide that can be downloaded right from their website.

Disclosure: I received this DVD in exchange for a mention on my blog.  No other compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.

Golden Shoes - The Greatest Goal is Believing - Debuts on DVD October 6, 2015

The Greatest Goal is Believing!

Debuting on DVD and On Demand October 6, 2015

Beverly Hills, Calif. (July 27, 2015) – Written and directed by Lance Kawas (Fractured),
Golden Shoes, the Dove-family-approved movie for ages 12+, arrives on Digital HD from Starz Digital Sept. 25 and on DVD and On Demand Oct. 6 from Anchor Bay Entertainment. Christian Koza (Fractured) overcomes numerous obstacles to achieve his dream of becoming a great soccer player in this inspirational film, also starring Dina Meyer (Starship Troopers), Eric Roberts (The Dark Night, “Heroes”), David DeLuise (“The Wizards of Waverly Place”), talk show host Montel Williams, Aedin Mincks (“A.N.T. Farm”), with Vivica A. Fox (Kill Bill Vol. 1, Independence Day) and John Rhys-Davies (The Lord of the Rings franchise, Raiders of the Lost Ark).

As long as he could remember, eight-year-old Christian Larou (Christian Koza) dreamed of being a great soccer player like his idol, Cristiano Ronaldo. When his father is deployed to Afghanistan and his mother is hospitalized, he pours himself into the game he loves. With the help of some very special shoes, can Christian lead his team to the championship, inspire an entire nation, and bring his family together again?

Golden Shoes will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.   To learn more about the film, please visit

Anchor Bay Entertainment is a leading independent home entertainment company celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2015. Anchor Bay acquires and releases a wide array of filmed entertainment in the theatrical and home entertainment markets, including STARZ Original series, children's entertainment, fitness (Anchor Bay Fitness), sports and specialty films on Blu-ray and DVD formats. The company has long-term distribution agreements in place for select programming with The Weinstein Company, AMC Networks and RADiUS, among others. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment ( is a full service distributor in the North American market. Anchor Bay Entertainment is a Starz  business,

My thoughts:  It's a fun movie, and great for family viewing, but only for older children.  I did find some bad words in the movie which, for a movie billed for the entire family, to me was not age appropriate for little ones.  Older children will really enjoy the story line as it offers encouragement.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this movie for review purposes only.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.