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The Berenstain Bears, The Very First Christmas (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights)


Join the Bear cubs as they learn all about Jesus’ holy birth. From the angel Gabriel’s announcement to Mary to the visit from the three wise men, join Mama, Papa, Brother, Sister, and Honey as they discover the story of the very first Christmas.

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My First French Bakery


Mon Petit Macarons, Cute as a Quiche, Perfect Petit Fours, Jadore Crepes . . . mais oui! Barbara Berry, the author of the bestselling The Pink Princess Cookbook and The Snow Princess Cookbook, takes her culinary craft to Paris and invites every young chef to explore their first French bakery! Sections with beautifully photographed recipes include Le Patisserie (baked goods), Le Dejeuner Cafe (sandwiches and savory dishes), Le Dessert Cafe, and so much more!

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Nick Jr Favorites: The First Day of School


School days, school days! Get ready for the first day of school with your preschool pals from Nickelodeon! This year, celebrate school with Dora, Diego, Blue’s Clues, the Wonder Pets, and Kai-lan all together on one DVD!

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  • Factory sealed DVD

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Lost in Space – The Complete First Season


Season 1 of the 1965 sci-fi favorite.Lost in Space began life in 1965 as a science-fiction take on The Swiss Family Robinson. Produced by Irwin Allen, then in the midst of his run of spectacular-but-childish TV sci-fi (before he became the master of big-screen disaster movies), the show featured a family of all-American space colonists cast away on a mysterious planet. Gradually the whole thing devolved into a silly (but sometimes fun) exercise in childish camp. This boxed set includes all 29 black and white episodes from the first season (with a burst of color at the end of the last show–a foretaste of the garish look of the remaining two seasons) along with “No Place to Hide,” the expensive pilot show that sold the series but prompted Allen to revamp the whole premise in comic mode when network execs responded best to its unintended humor.

“No Place to Hide” has action scenes that cropped up in the first six regular episodes but is missing several of the show’s trademark aspects, most notably that infectious theme from Johnny Williams (later, John Williams of Star Wars fame) and the scheming presence of Dr. Smith (Jonathan Harris) and his alternately menacing and comical robot (“It does not compute”). As the series progresses (or degenerates, depending on your taste), Harris’s Smith changes from pantomime villain, a saboteur who is trying to kill the family, into pantomime idiot whose foolishness, cowardice, and avarice are an endless source of plots. It mostly makes do with the regular cast plus an array of shaggy-suited, snarling aliens, but you do get sterling ham from visiting astronauts such as Warren Oates (“Welcome Stranger”), Robby the Robot from Forbidden Planet (“War of the Robots”), and a very young Kurt Russell (“The Challenge”). Stories about surviving on an alien world give way to lifts from fairy tale, myth, and old movies as Smith gets hold of a wishing cap, becomes a giant, is chosen as a sacrificial king, turns the children over to an alien zoo, squeaks in fright as a werewolf approaches, or is cursed with a platinum Midas touch. –Kim Newman

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The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother


The first 40 days after the birth of a child offer an essential and fleeting period of rest and recovery for the new mother. Based on author Heng Ou’s own postpartum experience with zuo yuezi, a set period of “confinement,” in which a woman remains at home focusing on healing and bonding with her baby, The First Forty Days revives the lost art of caring for the mother after birth.
 
As modern mothers are pushed to prematurely “bounce back” after deliver­ing their babies, and are often left alone to face the physical and emotional challenges of this new stage of their lives, the first forty days provide a lifeline—a source of connection, nourishment, and guidance.
 
The book includes 60 simple recipes for healing soups; replenishing meals and snacks; and calming and lactation-boosting teas, all formulated to support the unique needs of the new mother. In addition to the recipes, this warm and encouraging guide offers advice on arranging a system of help during the post­partum period, navigating relationship challenges, and honoring the significance of pregnancy and birth.
 
The First Forty Days, fully illustrated to feel both inspiring and soothing, is a practical guide and inspirational read for all new mothers and mothers-to-be—the perfect ally during the first weeks with a new baby.

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Tupperware My First Baking Set 5pc Blue White Clear & Purple


Tupperware child’s 5 pc baking set

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  • Tupperware My First Baking Set 5pc Blue White Clear & Purple

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Scientific Explorer My First Fizzy Foamy Science Kit


Scientific Explorer My First Fizzy Foamy Science Kit will have children young and old mixing safe powders to create solutions that foam and fizz! In this educational, make-it-yourself kit you’ll make bubbles and even make an erupting volcano! Along the way, you’ll learn some cool science about fizz and foam and how to make it bigger and better. In each of the 7 activities, your child will get to act and think like a real scientist. Foamy Science includes vegetable oil (2oz.), citric acid (0.78oz.), baking soda (1oz.), baking yeast (0.25oz.), 3 color tablets, 3 plastic bags, 2 plastic cups, 2 sticks, a magnifier, measuring spoon, straw and 11-page activity guide. Recommended for children 6 years of age and older.

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  • 7 activities that will have your child acting and thinking like a real scientist
  • Mix safe powders to create solutions that foam and fizz
  • Experiments will encourage the development of science and math skills
  • Includes vegetable oil, citric acid, baking soda, yeast, color tablets, plastic bags, cups, sticks, a magnifier, measuring spoon, straw and guide
  • Recommended for children 6 years of age and older

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My First Cupcake Decorating Book: Learn simple decorating skills with these 35 cute & easy recipes: cupcakes, cake pops, cookies


You’ll learn how to make delicious cupcakes, cookies, cake pops, and more—and transform them into fantastic creations. In Cool Cupcakes, make pink piggy cupcakes, classic butterfly cakes, pretty spotty cupcakes, and more. The next chapter, Crazy Cookies, gives you ideas for creating ladybird cookies and pretty star cookies, as well as for gingerbread—including gingerbread families, animals, and a village. Then have a go at the Brilliant Brownies and Cake Pops—from adorable penguin pops to delicious brownie pops and cute brownie owls. Finally, take your pick from the Novelty Cakes, where there are super snowmen, under the sea mini cakes, and honey flake crunchies. There are basic recipes so that you can make the cakes in any flavor you want, and a techniques section that will teach you all you’ll need to know, such as how to pipe frosting, and how to make shapes out of marzipan. All the projects are easy to follow with adorable artworks to guide you along the way; plus, each one has a grade so you can start with the easiest and then move on as your decorating skills improve.

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  • CIC-17036
  • 9781908170361
  • Brand New Item / Unopened Product
  • Ryland Peters & Small

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Tupperware My First Baking Set in Holiday Red


Tupperware My First Baking Set in Holiday Red

Product Features

  • In Holiday Red
  • Wonderful for Kids learning
  • Includes 6-cup/1.4 L Thatsa Bowl Mini, Mini Mix-N-Pour Pitcher, Mini Rolling Pin, Spatula, Mini Cookie Cutter and Sifter
  • Dishwasher Safe

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Duel with the Devil: The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America’s First Sensational Murder Mystery


BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE EDGAR FINALIST, MURDER OF THE CENTURY

In the closing days of 1799, the United States was still a young republic. Waging a fierce battle for its uncertain future were two political parties: the well-moneyed Federalists, led by Alexander Hamilton, and the populist Republicans, led by Aaron Burr. The two finest lawyers in New York, Burr and Hamilton were bitter rivals both in and out of the courtroom, and as the next election approached, their animosity reached a crescendo. 
             
But everything changed when beautiful, young Elma Sands was found dead the Manhattan Well. The horrific crime quickly gripped the nation, and before long accusations settled on one of Elma’s suitors, handsome young carpenter Levi Weeks. As the enraged city demanded a noose be draped around the accused murderer’s neck, the only question seemed to be whether Levi would make it to trial or be lynched first. The young man’s only hope was to hire a legal dream team. And thus it was that New York’s most bitter political rivals and greatest attorneys did the unthinkable—they teamed up.

At once an absorbing legal thriller and an expertly crafted portrait of the United States in the time of the Founding Fathers, Duel with the Devil is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction.

A Few Things You Didn’t Know About Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and America’s Oldest Cold Case

  • Manhattan’s municipal water system had just debuted when the body of Elma Sands was found in one of its wells in 1800. Now in modern-day SoHo, back then the area was part of “Lispenard’s Meadow”—and Greenwich Village really was still a village.
  • Aaron Burr created NYC’s water service as cover for a banking scheme that would turn the 1800 election against Alexander Hamilton. Their rivalry had high stakes: Manhattan was the swing district of the presidential election’s swing state.
  • Not only did the plan work, Burr’s bank ploy took on a life of its own; his Manhattan Company eventually became Chase Manhattan.
  • Hamilton and Burr were also the city’s top lawyers, but served together on just one murder case: in defending carpenter Levi Weeks for the murder of Elma Sands. The trial attracted thousands of spectators, and was the nation’s first fully recorded murder case.
  • Hamilton’s first outing as a criminal defense lawyer was less auspicious. He defended a client charged with dueling—and lost.
  • Defendants in capital cases were rarely allowed to speak in their own behalf; they were considered hopelessly biased. They had good reason to be: conviction for murder earned a sentence of hanging and dissection.
  • The murder trial of Levi Weeks was the longest NYC had ever known; its jury had to be put up for the night in City Hall. Afterwards, both Hamilton and Burr claimed to be the one who figured out the real murderer.
  • Now in the basement of the Il Pozzo restaurant at 129 Spring Street, the infamous Manhattan Well is one of the oldest surviving unsolved crime scenes in the city.

BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE EDGAR FINALIST, MURDER OF THE CENTURY

In the closing days of 1799, the United States was still a young republic. Waging a fierce battle for its uncertain future were two political parties: the well-moneyed Federalists, led by Alexander Hamilton, and the populist Republicans, led by Aaron Burr. The two finest lawyers in New York, Burr and Hamilton were bitter rivals both in and out of the courtroom, and as the next election approached, their animosity reached a crescendo. 
             
But everything changed when beautiful, young Elma Sands was found dead the Manhattan Well. The horrific crime quickly gripped the nation, and before long accusations settled on one of Elma’s suitors, handsome young carpenter Levi Weeks. As the enraged city demanded a noose be draped around the accused murderer’s neck, the only question seemed to be whether Levi would make it to trial or be lynched first. The young man’s only hope was to hire a legal dream team. And thus it was that New York’s most bitter political rivals and greatest attorneys did the unthinkable—they teamed up.

At once an absorbing legal thriller and an expertly crafted portrait of the United States in the time of the Founding Fathers, Duel with the Devil is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction.

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Little Critter: The Fall Festival (My First I Can Read)


Join Little Critter® and his family on their exciting road trip to the Fall Festival! From apple picking to hayrides, discover how fun the harvest season can be.

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LEGO Star Wars Force Awakens First Order Garrison MOC


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First 50 Popular Songs You Should Play on the Piano


(Easy Piano Songbook). 50 great pop classics for beginning pianists to learn, including: Autumn Leaves * Candle in the Wind * Chopsticks * Don’t Know Why * Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) * Hallelujah * Happy * Happy Birthday to You * Heart and Soul * Hotel California * I Walk the Line * Just the Way You Are * Let It Be * Let It Go * Your Song * Moon River * Over the Rainbow * Piano Man * Stand by Me * Summertime * Unchained Melody * What a Wonderful World * Yesterday * and more.

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The Flintstones – The Complete First Season


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Flintstones, The: The Complete First Season (DVD)

Join the fun in the town of Bedrock with the this fabulously famous modern Stone-Age family. Mowing the lawn with a saw-toothed dinosaur, showering with water sprayed from a woolly mammoth’s trunk and eating brontosaurus burgers are everyday events for the lovable Fred and Wilma Flintstone and their friends Barney and Betty Rubble. Living in prehistoric times has its drawbacks, but the Flintstones and their neighbors survive in style. So have a yabba-dabba-doo time with the The Flintstones.

]]>Meet The Flintstones in this prehistoric Hanna-Barbera production. Primetime’s first animated series was also the longest running until The Simpsons came along. Not so coincidentally, the two shows aren’t all that different–even if the former emerged in the sixties, the latter in the eighties. Fred (Alan Reed), patriarch of the cave-dwelling clan, may be marginally more intelligent than the similarly blue collar Homer, but most storylines still revolve around his more dunderheaded moves. Fortunately, wife Wilma (Jean Vander Pyl) and Barney (Mel Blanc) and Betty Rubble (Bea Benaderet), their neighbors, are usually able to set things right. That was also true for Ralph Cramden of The Honeymooners, a direct influence (Reed even sounds like Jackie Gleason). But Ralph didn’t have a pet dinosaur and he did live in the Modern Age–if you can call the fifties “modern”–rather than the Stone Age.

This long-awaited DVD set includes all 28 episodes of the first season, including the lost Flagstones pilot. Notable segments include “Hot Lips Hannigan”–one of several riffs on beatnik culture–in which Fred, aka “The Velvet Smog,” sings and Barney beats the traps and “The Creature From the Tar Pits,” in which Fred fills in as Gary Granite’s stunt double in a Bedrock-set horror flick.

The Flintstones‘s first season introduced two timeless couples from another time. Its success led to a theatrical release, two live-action features, and countless specials and spin-offs. New viewers may be surprised to find that Dino doesn’t make his official entrance until episode 18 (“The Snorkasaurus Story”), that Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm aren’t in the first season at all, and that the famous theme won’t hit the airwaves until the third (replacing instrumental “Rise and Shine”). Those quirky quotes, however, were in effect from the start: “Wiiilmaaaaaaa!,” “Droll, very droll” and, especially, “Yabba-dabba-doo!!!” –Kathleen C. Fennessy

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  • TV
  • Run Time: 700
  • Release Date: 9/14/2004
  • NR

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My First Kenmore Electronic Mixer (Toy)


Here’s a recipe for real fun mix up some imaginary treats with this toy mixer! Kids will be mixing up a yummy serving of make belive food fun with this realistic kitchen mixer. With two-stage mixing and a flashing light, it looks and sounds just like the real thing. Converts from a stand to a hand mixer in a jiffy. Ages 3+

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  • My First Kenmore Electronic Mixer (Toy)
  • Converts from a Stand to a Hand Mixer in a Jiffy
  • Two-stage Mixing and a Flashing Light
  • Realistic Sounds and Features / Great for Pretend Play
  • Ages 3+

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My First Baking Book


Step-by-step photographs and instructions show readers how to make the snacks and desserts everyone likes.

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Casdon Little Cook SupRchef My First Baking Set, Multicolored


“What a great introduction to real baking! This ‘SupRchef’ branded set is perfect for little bakers to start having fun in the kitchen, learning new skills and creating real tasty treats! There’s a rolling pin, mixing spoon and spatula plus a baking tray. There’s also a specially designed icing dispenser, that’s prefect for little fingers. This comes with 4 different nozzles to decorate your masterpieces, to impress all your family and friends! In vibrant colours and made just right for small hands, this is just one of the SupRchef baking kits from Casdon. It’s a great combination – a leading expert on children’s nutrition who promotes healthy eating and cooking skills, with one of the leading and most respected producers of ‘real life’ themed toys for kids. Why not collect them all and expand your baking and decorating equipment and skills! Suitable for children aged 5 – 11 years. (Ingredients not included). Also available in the SupRchef Baking Range from Casdon: 204 SupRchef Baking Set with Accessories (20 pieces) 205 SupRchef 12 Mini Cupcake Set with Utensils 207 SupRchef 6 Mini Cupcake Set with Spatula 208 SupRchef Mini Pizza Set 209 SupRchef My Perfect Pastry Set 210 SupRchef Ultimate Baker’s Set (75 pieces) “

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  • Specially designed for little bakers aged 5 – 13
  • Real ingredients for real treats
  • Promotes healthy nutrition
  • Improves cooking skills
  • Bright and colourful

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Pokemon: The First Three Movies


You know about Pokémon. They’re tiny creatures that can fit in your pocket. But that doesn’t mean they don’t also provide big entertainment! Ash, the world’s greatest trainer/Pokémaster, plunges into adventure when cloned Pokémon seek to overrun the world in Pokémon The First Movie (Disc 1). Earth again hangs in the balance in Pokémon The Movie 2000 (Disc 2/Side A) as Ash tries to rescue the Pokémon birds that control key parts of the environment. And Ash springs into action once more in Pokémon 3 The Movie (Disc 2/Side B) when the eerie Unown wraps an orphan girl in a dreamscape prison. It’s a Pokémon world. We just live in it.

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Lost – The Complete First Season


Get lost in the hottest series of 2004. From J.J. Abrams, the creator of ALIAS, comes the action-packed adventure that became a worldwide television event. Stranded on an island that holds many secrets, 48 people must band together if they hope to get home alive. Now you can experience the nonstop excitement and mystery of every episode, from the show’s stunning first minute to its spectacular finale, on a seven-disc set. Presented in a widescreen theatrical format with 5.1 Surround Sound and bursting with more than eight hours of original bonus features — including unaired LOST flashbacks from the final episode — LOST is a real find.Along with Desperate Housewives, Lost was one of the two breakout shows in the fall of 2004. Mixing suspense and action with a sci-fi twist, it began with a thrilling pilot episode in which a jetliner traveling from Australia to Los Angeles crashes, leaving 48 survivors on an unidentified island with no sign of civilization or hope of imminent rescue. That may sound like Gilligan’s Island meets Survivor, but Lost kept viewers tuning in every Wednesday night–and spending the rest of the week speculating on Web sites–with some irresistible hooks (not to mention the beautiful women). First, there’s a huge ensemble cast of no fewer than 14 regular characters, and each episode fills in some of the back story on one of them. There’s a doctor; an Iraqi soldier; a has-been rock star; a fugitive from justice; a self-absorbed young woman and her brother; a lottery winner; a father and son; a Korean couple; a pregnant woman; and others. Second, there’s a host of unanswered questions: What is the mysterious beast that lurks in the jungle? Why do polar bears and wild boars live there? Why has a woman been transmitting an SOS message in French from somewhere on the island for the last 16 years? Why do impossible wishes seem to come true? Are they really on a physical island, or somewhere else? What is the significance of the recurring set of numbers? And will Kate ever give up her bad-boy fixation and hook up with Jack?

Lost did have some hiccups during the first season. Some plot threads were left dangling for weeks, and the “oh, it didn’t really happen” card was played too often. But the strong writing and topnotch cast kept the show a cut above most network TV. The best-known actor at the time of the show’s debut was Dominic Monaghan, fresh off his stint as Merry the Hobbit in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings films. The rest of the cast is either unknowns or “where I have I seen that face before” supporting players, including Matthew Fox and Evangeline Lilly, who are the closest thing to leads. Other standouts include Naveen Andrews, Terry O’Quinn (who’s made a nice career out of conspiracy-themed TV shows), Josh Holloway, Jorge Garcia, Yunjin Kim, Maggie Grace, and Emilie de Ravin, but there’s really not a weak link in the cast. Co-created by J.J. Abrams (Alias), Lost left enough unanswered questions after its first season to keep viewers riveted for a second season. –David Horiuchi

Where Have I Seen These Castaways? (click images to find out)


Locke
(Terry O’Quinn)

Sawyer
(Josh Holloway)

Charlie
(Dominic Monaghan)

Boone
(Ian Somerhalder)

Jin
(Daniel Dae Kim)

Michael
(Harold Perrineau)

Sayid
(Naveen Andrews)

Jack
(Matthew Fox)

Hurley
(Jorge Garcia)

Kate
(Evangeline Lilly)

Claire
(Emilie de Ravin)

Sun
(Yunjin Kim)

Shannon
(Maggie Grace)

Walt
(Malcolm David Kelley)

Stills from Lost (click for larger image)


Sawyer in action

Claire and Charlie

Jin and Michael

Brawl

Shannon

Claire and Hurley

DVD features
Even if you saw every episode of Lost on TV–or perhaps especially if you saw every episode–the DVD set is a must-own. The episodes are presented in widescreen format, just as they were broadcast on high-definition channels. (Conventional ABC-TV broadcasts were reduced to 1.33 full-screen format.) Four of the episodes have commentary tracks by the producing team and the actors who were featured on certain episodes (Terry O’Quinn, Dominic Monaghan, and Maggie Grace and Ian Sommerhalder). The last disc has over three hours of bonus material sensibly broken into three categories. “Departure” discusses the initial creation of the series, the making of the pilot, and the cast (some characters were created to fit the actors, and Evangeline Lilly’s Kate was the hardest to cast). It also includes the cast’s audition tapes and photographs by Matthew Fox. “Tales from the Island” provides background material on seven of the episodes plus the boars used in filming, Jimmy Kimmel’s appearance on the set, and the genesis of the Driveshaft song (“You all everybody…”). Finally, “Lost Revealed” includes two scenes cut from the season finale, 13 other deleted scenes (not identified by episode, unfortunately), a blooper reel, and the cast and crew’s giddy appearance at the Museum of Television & Radio. –David Horiuchi

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Lassie – The Complete First Season (Boxset)


This is the DVD for the Lassie TV series, starring Corey Sevier, originally produced in 1997 and released April 4, 2006, on DVD by direct source of Canada

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