Category Archives: Disney Family/Online
“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life.” Walt Disney
Walt Disney was certainly a man after my own heart. At my house, there isn’t much that gets us as excited as a new book to read. Recently I had the opportunity to review a new series from Disney Publishing featuring Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck. While I love all of the new characters like Merida, Rapunzel, and I especially enjoy a Phineas & Ferb marathon; it thrilled me to see of the classic Disney characters featured in this series. Minnie Mouse holds a special place in my heart and I am always excited to pass that love on to my daughter. Disney said about the series, “Girls can read about the amazing power of friendship, take quizzes, make fun crafts, learn about caring for pets, read about fashion and their favorite music, and play games with their best pals, Minnie and Daisy.” These books and magazine delivered on that and more!
Eoin Colfer, author of the internationally best-selling Artemis Fowl books, launches bran new WARP series.
The reluctant assassin- the highly anticipated first book in the WARP series- is available today in print and digital.
WARP stands for “Witness Anonymous Relocation Program” and boy is it as cool as it seems! The book centers on Riley a teen orphan. I really like that aspect of the book and the Victorian London setting. The craziness of this book just adds to the awesome factor. It is slightly dark so I wouldn’t recommend for anyone under the age of 11 or so simply because it might be a little too much for them. Eoin is known for his Artemis Fowl series which I have yet to read but after this book I might just have to check it out!
In anticipation of this summer’s release of the Monsters, Inc. movie prequel, Monster’s University, Disney Publishing has a released a brand new app – Monsters University Storybook Deluxe! The fully animated interactive storybook is now available for $6.99 in the iTunes App Store for the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad Mini and sheds new light on the story of the friendship of beloved monster pals Mike and Sulley.
Young readers ages 6-10 will find out how the fun-loving monster duo went from being mismatched strangers to inseparable pals by exploring original film clips featuring official character voices, interactive storytelling exercises, game activities and more. Additional app highlights include:
This weekend, Disney Publishing is running a Mid-May Madness Sale on all Disney Storybook Deluxe apps! From celebrated heroines in Cinderella, Tangled, and Brave to loveable creatures in Monsters, Inc. and Finding Nemo – these apps foster reading skills and dive into the back stories of these beloved characters.
The sale runs from May 17 – May 21 and all Storybook apps below will be $4.99 only!
- Wreck-It-Ralph Storybook Deluxe – Relive the incredible story of the Disney animated film Wreck-It Ralph – and, create and race your very own kart against other racers in the film! Wreck-It Ralph longs to be as beloved as his game’s perfect Good Guy, Fix-It Felix, Jr.
Disney’s Club Penguin is waddling onto iPad with the new My Penguin App. You can now use this free app to sync with the #1 virtual world for kids.
Disney’s Club Penguin is the #1 virtual world for kids and is coming to iPad today with the new My Penguin app. The My Penguin app is available for free download. With this app, Club Penguin’s millions of players will be able to access some of their favorite games and activities from the virtual world and earn coins and items for their penguin while on the go. When connected to Wi-Fi, the My Penguin app will sync with the virtual world in real-time in order to allow players to transfer items and coins that they earn in the app and customize their penguin avatar. The My Penguin App will also allow players to easily access the popular Club Penguin Blog and video channels together in one place for the first time.