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New Releases – Minnie and Daisy Books

The Pixie Dust Girls were the recipients of a lovely package from Disney Publishing.  It was a to-die-for Minnie Mouse tote bag filled with a few treats, including new books and a magazine all about Minnie and Daisy.

Have you ever wondered what Minnie and Daisy’s lives were like before Mickey and Donald?  Minnie and Daisy were friends long before they met their dashing duck and magical mouse, and they went through all the trials and tribulations of growing up just like all girls do.

 Now, Minnie and Daisy have their very own magazine and four chapter books that are the perfect read for tween girls who embrace school, sports, fashion, and growing up:

In Minnie & Daisy B.F.F. Magazine, girls will read about the power of friendship, take quizzes, do fun crafts, learn about caring for pets, read about fashion and their favorite music, and play games with their best gal pals. Surprise posters and comics are included, too! The magazine hits newsstands today at all major retail outlets nationwide for $4.99.

Even more fun is available through the Minnie & Daisy B.F.F. chapter book series! Two new books include “The Pesky Pet,” “Much Ado About Juliet,” “Dance Jitters,” with two additional books coming out in July.” Tween girls can read along as Minnie and Daisy get themselves in, and out, of some typical teenage situations. These titles are available for $6.99 wherever books and eBooks are sold.

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My girl is a little too old for these (13) but like a true pixie dust girl she squealed with delight anyhow and read the books for fun to her little brother.  Yes, the small man has quite a crush on these two fetching ladies, so he sat still for almost the whole read thru.  I think any tween girl would think these were awesome as they are a very girly take on the chapter book.

Disclosure: I received a tote bag with gifts and books from Disney Publishing but was not required or asked to review the books.    



New MONSTERS INC app and a SALE!


The most used apps on our family iPad are definitely the Digital Books from Disney Publishing.  J loves to play around with books containing characters he knows and loves.  Since we have movie nights almost every weekend, he’s gotten the opportunity to see quite a few family films, and by far, Cars, Toy Story and Monsters Inc are his favorites.

Now, with the movie being rereleased in 3D, Disney Publishing is out with the Monsters, Inc. Storybook Deluxe app.  In the app, designed for the Apple OS, you can join Sulley and Mike on their quest to return Boo back to her home, while also trying to keep her out of sight of course. Featuring original character voices and original movie clips, the app allows young readers and monster fans alike to discover hidden “Scare Cards” throughout the story, navigate their way through a Monsters, Incorporated scare simulator training room to collect scream energy in a new game, and even uses kids’ own recorded screaming and roaring abilities to personalize the app.

The Monsters, Inc. Storybook Deluxe app is available now for iOS for $6.99 on the App Store:

If you’re like me and are a bit behind in your holiday shopping, here’s a great deal for you.  Disney Publishing is offering a special price for all of its Storybook Deluxe apps in iTunes from December 21 through January 2.  I have both the Cars 2 and Finding Nemo apps and they are quite a hit in our house.  They also make great gifts for friends and family – you can gift the app and send the code via email or print out your order to place within a holiday card.

Tangled: Storybook Deluxe for $2.99 (orig. $6.99) – From mischievous thugs to dazzling festivals, Rapunzel and her friend Flynn quickly learn there is much more to life outside the tower!

Brave: Storybook Deluxe for $2.99 (orig. $6.99) – Merida, the Princess of DunBroch, adds her tale of courage and determination to the ancient lore  of the Scottish Highlands as she sets out to defy an age-old tradition and forge her own destiny.

Finding Nemo: Storybook Deluxe for $2.99 (orig. $6.99) – Join Nemo, Dory, and all your favorite characters in this fantastic retelling of the Disney-Pixar film with cinematic animation and word-for-word narration with the voices from the film.

Cars 2: Storybook Deluxe for $2.99 (orig. $6.99) – Experience the action-packed story of Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2 with vibrant art, professional narration, exciting music and sound effects, plus A-list celebrity voices from the film.
Disclosure: I received a free download code from Disney Publishing to download the MONSTERS INC storybook.  I purchased the ebooks of Finding Nemo and Cars myself.