April 12, 2023

Spring Releases from Scholastic Storybook Treasures {Giveaway}

Springtime brings more than just flowers--new releases from Scholastic Storybook Treasures, which are some of my favorite DVDs since they support reading and introduce children to books they may not have read.

First up is The Springtime Collection, featuring the title story, Max's Chocolate Chicken,  from Rosemary Wells, part of her popular Max and Ruby series.
Though Easter has passed, it's still a good collection of spring-related stories, including The Red Hen, Chicken Little (with Ed Emberley's marvelous illustrations) and Dooby Dooby Moo.  Narrators in this collection include Randy Travis and Lily Tomlin.

The Springtime Collection, like the other Scholastic Storybook Treasures DVDs I've reviewed, a great way to both entertain and educate kids, and to foster a love of reading.

Also new this spring is The Magic School Bus: All About Earth
To say this television series is a favorite of my eldest son's is an understatement.  While he's cooled off a bit to the series in favor of Fraggle Rock, The Magic School Bus  collection is still in the rotation in our DVD player (we have the complete series).

In fact, during his hospitalization last fall, it was the one series that was a reminder of his life outside of the hospital, and we relied on the DVDs and books to make him feel like things were normal again.

I can't express how much I appreciate this series, specifically that it introduces young kids to science in fun and exciting ways.  As a result of this collection, Soren has developed an interest in ocean life, volcanoes, and the human body.  It's amazing some of the facts and terms he remembers just from this series.  It's certainly impressed his teachers.

All About Earth takes you to the center of the earth (in the episode Blows Its Top), into the atmosphere (in the episode Goes on Air) as well as on its surface (in the episode Goes to Seed),  Miss Frizzle and her class explore the ways that our earth works in a dynamic and adventurous way.  Soren wishes he could join her class (and I do too!).

Scholastic Storybook Treasures make fabulous, affordable gifts (at $24.95 and $12.95, respectively).  They make an educational and entertaining addition to your home DVD library.


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Disclosure: I received sample copies of both DVDs for review purposes.  All opinions are my own.


  1. i like max's chocolate chicken- on rafflecopter as livivua

  2. Definitely the Magic Schoolbus ones!

  3. I like the Stone Soup DVD.

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  4. Ed Emberley was my favorite when I was little and I looooooove Max and Ruby, who are very similar to another brother sister pair I know...

  5. The Magic school bus is my favorite...and the human body episode is my very favorite to be exact!

  6. I like the Magic School bus dvds.

  7. We like the Bedtime stories treasury

  8. katie loves the kittens looks good

  9. stone soup and all the magic schoolbus dvds
    Rod Jackson
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  10. I like Too Many Toys!

  11. We haven't seen any of these dvds yet but I think C would love the springtime collection.

  12. My kids love everything with the magic schoolbus!

  13. who doesnt like magic school bus! i think the All about earth one looks wonderful

  14. The Mouse and the Motorcycle…and more amusing animal stories

  15. I like the Robot


  16. I have always liked Where The Wild Things Are!


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