Review and giveaway: The Halloween Stories Collection, Volume 2 (Scholastic Storybook Treasures)

October 9, 2013

UPDATE: The winner is #95, Audrey G. Thanks to all who entered!

My family spent last weekend decorating for Fall and getting out all our Halloween and Thanksgiving stories and movies. We have a new set to add to the mix: the new DVD set that Scholastic has available called The Halloween Collection, Volume 2. We’re on Fall Break, and watching some movies here and there, and I love knowing that although my girls are getting “screen time,” they are watching movies based on books, which helps feed their love of reading. This 3-disc set contains three DVDs that each contain movie versions of classic children’s storybooks. (If you don’t know about my love for Scholastic Storybook Treasures DVDs, you can read more here.)

These DVDs are recommended for children ages 3-9, and a few of them were too scary for my 4- and 6-year-olds right now; you know your children best and can decide whether you should pre-screen these stories to determine the best age to watch.
Here’s info on all the stories in this collection:

THE HALLOWEEN STORIES COLLECTION, VOLUME 2 (SRP $24.95) includes 14 stories perfect for early and pre-readers on All Hallows Eve. Though filled with skeletons, witches and more seasonal spooks, families can encourage creativity and music appreciation with the classic sing-along Dem Bones, learn about Latin American holidays with The Day of the Dead, and delight in the not so spooky-ooky stories of Teeny-Tiny and the Witch-Woman. The three DVDs in this ready-made library of Halloween tales are:

The Day Of The Dead…And More Halloween Tales – The DVD also includes these animated stories: The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything; Kitten’s First Full Moon; and Fletcher and the Falling Leaves.
NOTE: This DVD is also available as a single title ($14.95 SRP).

The second DVD is Dem Bones…And More Sing-Along Stories – The DVD also includes these animated stories: Dinosaur Bones; Hush Little Baby; The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night; and The Erie Canal.

The final DVD is Teeny-Tiny And The Witch-Woman…And More Spooky Stories – The DVD also includes these animated stories: The Boy with Two Shadows; Los Gatos Black on Halloween; What’s Under My Bed? and King of the Cats

FEATURES
Read-Along Function
Author interviews, including Kevin Henkes, Bob Barner and Linda Williams – never before available on DVD

 

This DVD set retails for $24.95, and you can get 20% off when you use coupon code NEWKIDEO20 at checkout. Also, The Halloween Collection, Volume 1 is available here, and New Kideo has a fantastic sale going on right now, so check that out too!

New Kideo is letting me give one copy of The Halloween Collection, Volume 2 to one of you! Here’s how to win.

Required Entry:

To enter to win, just leave a comment below letting me know what your favorite children’s book is. That’s it! (If you’re reading this on Facebook/Twitter hop on over to thriftychristy.com to leave your comment.)

Additional Optional Entries:

You can do each of the following things for an additional entry in the giveaway. You can only do each of these once, for a possible total of 6 entries.

Please leave a separate comment for each method of entry. If you only leave one comment then you only have one entry, as each comment is numbered and I randomly choose a number. Make sense?

This giveaway ends at midnight EST on Friday October 11. I will choose one winner on Saturday October 12using random.org and will contact him or her via email. Winner must respond to me within 24 hours or I will pick a new winner. Giveaway open to US residents only.

Thanks to New Kideo (the children’s division of New Video Productions) and Scholastic for providing the DVDs for this review and giveaway. All opinions in this review are solely my own. This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here.)

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