Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Giveaway: Win a Dinosaur Train Book (plus Halloween fun stuff to share)


Halloween is coming and The Jim Henson Company is offering a lot of fun stuff for the kids. Read the following!

The Spooky Scavenger Hunt from Grosset & Dunlap – Mr. Pteranodon takes Buddy and Tiny on a nighttime trip to the Big Pond for a spooky nature walk! Mr. Pteranodon and the conductor insist they can’t be scared, but when the conductor’s mom jumps out at them, everyone gets a good scare! Ages 4 – 8. Retails for $3.99.

We’re giving away a copy of The Spooky Scavenger Hunt to one reader. Just email: and put in the subject line Spooky. Deadline to enter is Sunday, October 30 at midnight EST. You must be a U.S. resident. Winner’s name will be posted here. Good luck!


Also make sure you check out the new episodes of Dinosaur Train and Sid the Science Kid which are scheduled to air on PBS Kids on October 20.  (Repeats- 10/24, 10/28, 10/30 , 10/31)

In Haunted Roundhouse, dad takes the kids on a special Night Train to Troodon Town, where the Troodons have decoratedtheir Roundhouse into a “haunted house” for a spooky party. The kids end up meeting a strange new nocturnal creature – a mammal named Vlad Volaticotherium, who was hiding in the roundhouse trying to get some sleep.  And in Big Pond Pumpkin Patch, the Pteranodon family learns more about the customs of their neighbors, the Lambeosaurus family, when they are invited for the first time to accompany them to the Big Pond to celebrate “Gourd Day” – a kind of Mesozoic Halloween. The kids see their first pumpkins, and Larry Lambeosaurus even shows our family how to hollow them out and carve faces into them.

In Halloween Spooky Science Special, it’s Halloween time and Sid and his friends have dressed up in the spookiest andscariest costumes possible.  Sid is a bat with big fangs.  May is a spooky black cat.  Gabriela is a furry, yucky spider.  And Gerald is a super spooky skeleton that goes boo!  Susie (dressed as a silly mad scientist) loves their costumes, and helps the kids discover that Halloween can be spooky and scientific!  The kids investigate how bats are helpful creatures that catch mosquitoes, spiders are expert engineer web builders, cats are leaping aerial acrobats, and skeletons help hold up our body frames!  At the Halloween party, the kids also investigate how to make icky, gooey green slime.  Susie then ends the day with a special “Halloween Parade” song so the kids can march around and show off their spooky and scientific costumes!

Looking for a costume? How about a Dinosaur Train Costume of Tiny

Tiny is one of the main characters on the hit TV series, Dinosaur Train.  This colorful costume includes the green colored Pteranodon jumpsuit, Tiny the dinosaur hood, and green shoe covers to match the costume.  Available for toddlers ages 3-4, and children between the ages of 4-6. Each Dinosaur Train costume is made up of soft fabric to enhance a child’s comfort while wearing them. The costumes are also created in vibrant colors and realistic design patterns to make your toddler look and feel like a dinosaur train character. SRP $34.99 – 39.99.

Sid the Science Kid Happy Halloween Black Trick-or-Treat Bag. Sid and his friends Gerald, May and Gabriela can come along while your child is trick-or-treating with this spooky candy bag that can be personalized with a youngster’s name. available for $14.99 at the following link.

Congrats to KAREN L!


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