Monday, November 28, 2011

DVDs for Mom & Dad, Older Kids, & Teens at Bonnett's Books

Adventure, Humor, and Excitement get bumped up a notch in this selection of DVDs. I discovered a few new things while putting this list together. Maybe you will, too. Some of these can be hard to find. Stop in before someone else beats you to it!

PG-rated & Similar Content 
Airport-Terminal Pack - 4 film boxed set! So many stars they can't fit in the Hubble telescope!
     ~Airport - 10 Oscar nominations! The original and inspiration for the Airplane parodies! 
     ~Airport 1975 - Mid-air collision, no pilot, what else could go wrong? 
     ~Airport '77 - Don't just crash and survive under the sea, crash in the Bermuda Triangle! 
     ~Airport '79-The Concorde - Attacked by arms smugglers at twice the speed of sound!
All of Me - Steve Martin and Lily Tomlin star in this weird and wonderful Carl Reiner film.
An Affair to Remember - Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr 20th Century Fox Studio Classics series.
The Cannonball Run - Did you know Jackie Chan was in this camp classic?
Ghostbusters II - My son keeps suggesting I dress as Vigo for Halloween. Should I be insulted?
Grease - Everyone loves this movie. Stop lying to yourself. Set your inner T-Birds & Pink Ladies free!
Hallelujah - King Vidor's 1929 1st talkie is a classic. It's got history, but more... It's a good movie!
Imitation of Life - Together in one set, the Claudette Colbert 1934 & Lana Turner 1959 versions!
Invincible - Inspired by a true story-Mark Wahlberg as Vince Papale with the Philadephia Eagles.
Junior Bonner - Steve McQueen goes from a Mustang with wheels in Bullitt to the 4-legged variety.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding - the Rom-Com with the Grecian flair!
Octopussy - Roger Moore as 007 James Bond avenges fellow agent and saves the world, again!
The Outlaw Josey Wales - You had me at Clint Eastwood!
Radio - Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Ed Harris bring heart to another inspired-by-a-story football movie.
Rio Bravo - John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson, Walter Brennan. Classic.
Rocky Balboa - I'll have to see it to believe it, but I hear this is actually a darn good chapter of Rocky.
Romancing the Stone - The most fun you can have running in fear for your life from jewel thieves!
Rudy - A great inspired-by-true football movie! Apparently, Football and Fiction don't mix.
Star! - From the life of Gertrude Lawrence-featuring Julie Andrews-directed by Robert Wise.
Summer Rental - Dir. Carl Reiner, stars John Candy, Richard Crenna, Rip Torn, Karen Austin.
Thérèse - The true story of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
Uncle Buck - John Candy again, under the director's horn of John Hughes!
The Wackiest Ship in teh Army - Jack Lemmon and Ricky Nelson in a military mash-up of laughs.
The Way We Were - Barbara Streisand and Robert Redford at their peaks in a Romance for the Ages.

For Kids & Tweens
Nancy Drew-Curse of Blackmoor Manor - DVD game playable on your TV! (for ages 10 and up). 
The Ant Bully - Voices of Julia Roberts, Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Paul Giamatti, Bruce Campbell, Lily Tomlin
Are We There Yet? - Ice Cube, Tracy Morgan, Jay Mohr.
Bionicle-The Movie-Mask of Light - Animated action-packed LEGO adventure!
Corpse Bride - A personal favorite of mine.
Dennis the Menace - Walter Matthau at his grumpiest!
Fantastic 4-Rise of the Silver Surfer - Confusing, to see Capt. America 'Flame On!' and fly. ;-)
G.I.Joe-A Real American Hero-Spy Troops-The Movie - Computer animated espionage!
Girls Just Want to Have Fun - '80s high school Helen Hunt, Sarah Jessica Parker, Shannen Doherty
Happy Feet - You'll believe a penguin can dance!
Home on the Range - The first of the 'Last' traditionally-animated Disney films.
The Last Airbender - Based on the TV anime series Avatar-The Last Airbender
The Lizzie McGuire Movie - Rome is where the heart is. A variation on The Prince and the Pauper
Nacho Libre - A good bit of silly fun with a message.
Napoleon Dynamite - Like, the Best Special Edition Ever! with lenticular 3-D slipcase!
New York Minute - Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen romp in the Big Apple.
Over the Hedge -  You'll laugh, you'll cry-laughing. Steve Carell voices the funniest squirrel EVER!
Race to Witch Mountain - Is it a remake, a re-boot, a sequel? I don't know, but it's got The Rock.
The Road to El Dorado - Haven't seen it. Reminds me of my 2nd car. That's a plus.
The Sandlot-Heading Home - For when a Bad News Bears marathon just isn't enough!
Secondhand Lions - A must see for all ages!
Shark Tale - Dreamworks' answer to Disney's Finding Nemo. It's good, but be sure to also find Nemo.
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow - I can't help it. I love this movie. h-11-od

Books into Movies!
Alice-Through the Looking Glass - Live-action film with Kate Beckinsale and Ian Holm.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Johnny Depp as Tim Burton's version of Willy Wonka!
The Chronicles of Narnia-Voyage of the Dawn Treader - The C.S. Lewis adventure continues!
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - Welcome to Hogwart's, Mr. Potter.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Year 3, the most important of the series? Don't miss it!
Howl's Moving Castle - Strange and amazing fun!
The Nativity Story - A timely tale for the Holiday season.
Night at the Museum-Battle of the Smithsonian - Sequel to movie based on story by Milan Trenc.
Shrek 2 - Hilarious sequel to the movie based on the book by William Steig.
The Spiderwick Chronicles - Fantasy & adventure from books by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
Zathura - based on a story by Jumanji author Chris Van Allsburg. Sam Raimi should do his 3rd book.

DVDs for the Younger Set at Bonnett's Book Store

Bonnett's Bookstore and Movies aren't normally in the same thought. I'm here to try and change that.

At Bonnett's we have a small, but growing - and ever changing, selection of mainstream DVDs (with a few Blu-Rays and the occasional VHS tape in the mix). Please contact us with any questions or stop in to see them for yourself! Tonight, I'll focus on our selections suitable for younger viewers.

G-rated / Young Kids DVDs (for kids of All Ages!)
Arctic Tale - Polar bears, from the folks who brought out March of the Penguins
Curious George - the movie with Will Ferrell as the voice of the Man in the Yellow Hat
Curious George 2-Follow That Monkey - sequel to Curious George
Escape to Witch Mountain - a live-action Disney favorite
Ferngully-The Last Rainforest
Gym Teacher-The Movie
High School Musical-Encore Edition - includes original and Sing Along version of songs)
High School Musical for Bella Dancerella - learn the moves to 3 favorite HSM songs!
The Incredible Mr. Limpet - the Don Knotts classic mixing live-action with animation!
March of the Penguins - the amazing study of Penguins, narrated by Morgan Freeman.
The Muppets Take Manhattan - perfect for fans of this season's The Muppet Movie.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - watch the classic TV special any time!
The Velveteen Rabbit - a narrated storybook on DVD!
Where the Wild Things Are (and other Maurice Sendak Stories)
Where the Wild Things Are  - for Fisher Price Read with Me DVD.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Holiday Cooking, Baking, Entertaining, & Gifts

Homemade CandyThe Artful ChristmasThe Jewish Festival CookbookThe Spirit of Christmas CookbookTry it.. You'll like it..How to Dry Fruits and Vegetables at Home
America's Favorite Brand Name Holiday RecipesThe Great Hadassah Wizo CookbookGood Housekeeping's Book of CookiesSecrets of a Jewish BakerHerbs in the KitchenChristmas Cooking from the Heart
Nutritional HerbologyThe Cookie JarChristmas with Country Living 1998The Jewish Cuisine I LoveCulinary CraftingChristmas with Southern Living 1990
Festive ChocolateFresh from the Pantry Recipes for Every DayTaste & SeeRoyal Caribbean International Holiday & Entertainment CookbookMaking Spirits BrightWinter Cooking with Herbs

Entertaining family and friends this holiday season? Sometimes the kitchen is the best place to make gifts for the Holidays! Save money and maybe even save the holidays by gifting yourself with knowledge from our inexpensive used books!
Via Flickr:
Tomes full of ideas for cooking, entertaining, parties, baking, food gifts and other eating/dining concerns with a focus on the Holidays available now at Bonnett's Book Store

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Indoor Gardening Used Books

BonsaiGifts from the Herb GardenBird-by-Bird GardeningFood GardensHerbsGardening for Gourmets
Japanese Garden and Floral ArtFavorite Houseplants and How to Grow ThemIndoor PlantsSuccess with House PlantsThe R.H.S. Encyclopedia of House PlantsBeginning Bonsai
BonsaiThe Herb QuarterlyHow to Grow House PlantsAn Introduction to BonsaiCrockett's Indoor GardenBonsai Basics
Complete Guide to Indoor PlantsHouseplants for DummiesHouse Plants for the Purple ThumbThe Office GardenerThe New York Times Book of House PlantsThe Houseplant Encyclopedia

Indoor Gardening Used Books, a set on Flickr.

The next few months are the perfect time to start growing your own! Keeping indoor live plants has been shown to improve overall health and well-being. Many herbs and spices can be easily cultivated indoors year-round and take up very little space. And Bonsai trees can bring benefits beyond that which can be measured or consumed. These books available now at Bonnett's Books!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Used Holiday & Gift Books

Christmas All Through the HouseCreative CardsOur Victorian Christmas AlbumGift WrappingLet's Celebrate Christmas101 Crafts under $10
Holiday Decorations You Can MakeThe Knit Hat BookTreasury of Country CraftsGifts of Good Taste Decorating for the HolidaysThe Complete Book of Nature Crafts
Arts & CraftsThe Complete CandlemakerThe Complete SoapmakerAmerican CraftsThe Basket BookThe Artful Handbag
The Decorative WorkshopEarly American CraftsThe Complete Book of EverlastingsMake it in MinutesTwo-Hour NoSew DecoratingCrafts & Hobbies

Used Holiday & Gift Books, a set on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
A sample of Holiday Decorating, Gift Making, and acitivity books available at Bonnett's Books for the 2011 Holiday Season. There are more items in our Holiday 2011 Collection than appear here. Most are singular items and will be unavailable once sold. Hurry to Bonnett's Books at 502 E 5th St, Dayton, OH 45402-2914 Monday - Saturday, Noon - 8 pm, (937)228-1222