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Past pre-school – new kids’ DVDs, including Kung Fu Panda 2, Cars 2, Phineas & Ferb, and Lego Star Wars

Have kids at home to entertain? Try one of these new DVD titles!

Amazon cover linkKung fu panda 2
“Po the Panda is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five. But Po’s new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu! Po must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins in order to able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed…” (We found this review on the Library Catalogue)

Real Groovy Cover linkCars 2
“Star racecar Lightning McQueen and the incomparable tow truck Mater take their friendship on the road from Radiator Springs to exciting new places when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world’s fastest car. But the road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, detours, and hilarious surprises when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage!” (We found this review on the back cover)

Amazon cover linkPhineas and Ferb : the movie. Across the 2nd dimension
“When Phineas, Ferb, and Perry follow Dr. Doofenshmirtz through his ‘Otherdimensionator,’ they find themselves in an alternate universe where a second, truly evil Dr. Doof rules over his Tristate Area with an army of iron-fisted robots. To save his friends from certain doom, Perry makes the ultimate sacrifice by revealing his secret identity as Agent P. Phineas and Ferb escape, meet their 2nd dimension selves, and begin their own mission to rescue Perry” (We found this review on the Library Catalogue)

Amazon cover linkStar Wars. The padawan menace
“Tour guide Master Yoda leads a group of rambunctious Jedi younglings through Senate chambers when he senses a disturbance in the Force. Summoned to help save the Republic, he discovers that one of the younglings, Ian, has secretly boarded his ship– Meanwhile, C-3PO and R2-D2 are put in charge of the boisterous group and find themselves in over their heads. As the evil Sith prepare to wreak havoc, it’s up to Yoda and the Droids to ensure that their young charges aren’t torn to bricks” (We found this review on the Library Catalogue)

New in pre-school DVDs

All sorts of new on-screen adventures for pre-schoolers have arrived! Fun with animals, construction, snowmen, the alphabet and more.

Handy Manny. Big construction job [videorecording] / [presented by] Disney Junior.
“Put on your hard hats and team up with Handy Manny for an action-packed, full-length adventure! Join Manny and his Tools as they head out of town to work on an exciting construction project in Concrete Falls. Meanwhile, back in Sheetrock Hills, Mr. Lopart tries to fill in for Manny – with hilarious results! Can Kelly convince Manny to come home and save the day?” – (cover description)

Big Barn Farm. Best in show & other adventures [videorecording].
“More animal-tastic adventures with the Farmyard Bunch! What happens when Petal enters into the county show covered in mud? Will she win a prize? Join the Farmyard Bunch for more friendship and fun down on Big Barn Farm! Featuring real working animals on a real working farm, Big Barn Farm follows the day-to-day adventures of these and all the other farmyard animals with children seeing this magical world entirely from the animal’s perspective!” – (cover description)

Thomas & friends. Merry winter wish [videorecording].
“All aboard for a magical winter adventure! Thomas has a special delivery for the season – the Star of Knapford, a festive light that makes wishes come true! Celebrate the holiday season with Thomas – from building snowmen, preparing holiday surprises, and celebrating a Misty Island Christmas party. The more friends the merrier, so join the fun and see that winter wishes do come true with Thomas & Friends!” – (cover description)

Timmy time. 7, Timmy’s snowman [videorecording] / [an Aardman Animations production] ; created and produced by Jackie Cockle.
“It’s snowing so Timmy and his friends are playing outside. Yabba builds a fantastic snowman but Timmy thinks he can do better. Timmy feels sorry for his snowman being out in the cold, so he gives him a hot water bottle – what will happen when Timmy returns from his nap? Find out in this and other fun adventures!” – (cover description)

Little Princess. Autumn [videorecording].
As the leaves start falling off the trees, Little Princess’ secret summer hideyhole is revealed. A furious Little Princess decides she will stop autumn. But sticking the leaves back on is useless once the autumn winds start blowing! – (cover description)

Zip and Mac [videorecording] : early literacy series. Volume 2.
“Zip the frog and Mac the dog help motivate 3 to 5 year old children to want to learn basic reading and writing skills. They give pre-school children an appreciation of books, the alphabet and an introduction to writing and recognising letters and sounds.” – (cover description)


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