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Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW), formerly known as The Disney Publishing Group and Buena Vista Publishing Group, is the publishing subsidiary of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. Its imprints include Disney Editions, Disney Press, Kingswell, Freeform, and Hyperion Books for Children. It has creative centers in Glendale, California, and in Milan, Italy. History In 1990, Disney Consumer Products discontinued its license for Topolino, an Italian Mickey Mouse magazine. This led Michael Lynton, the Disney Consumer Products business development director, to start up its own Magazine Group with the similarly outlaid Disney Adventures. Through Walt Disney Publications, Inc., Disney Publishing launched Disney Comics in the United States. That same year, Disney began publishing Disney Adventures. In 1991, Disney Publishing purchased Discover magazine from Family Media, placing it within its Magazine Group and purchased the FamilyFun Magazine after its second issue from Jake Winebaum. Incorporated The Disney Publishing Group (DPG) was incorporated in January 1992, and included the already formed Hyperion Books, Hyperion Books for Children, Disney Press and its units.In 1994, DPG launched the Mouse Works and Fun Works divisions in February and November, respectively, in order to publish interactive children books. By April, the Magazine Group agreed with Ziff-Davis Publishing Company to a joint venture publication, Family PC, to be launched in September. In June, Lynton left his position as senior vice president of DPG to become president of Disney's Hollywood Pictures.In March 1995, with the market too crowded with Disney books, DPG merged Hyperion Books for Children with the Disney Press units. In August, Disney Magazine Publishing was reorganized into three divisions, each headed by a vice president/group publisher: Disney Family Magazines, Disney Kids Magazines, and Disney Special Interest Magazines. Family Magazines and Special Interest Magazines were expected to acquire additional publications beyond their single titles, Family Fun and Discover respectively. Special Interest Magazines' publisher was assigned responsibility for the Discovery Channel TV show, Discover Magazine. Kids Magazines included the newly developed Big Time weekly newspaper supplement to have a Fall 1996 launch. Magazine President Jake Winebaum was transferred to head up Disney Online. On May 11, 1998, Disney Publishing was renamed Buena Vista Publishing Group. Disney Publishing Worldwide In April 1999, Buena Vista Publishing Group changed its name to Disney Publishing Worldwide, Inc. (DPW) with Hyperion Books transferred to Disney's ABC Television Group.Disney Publishing launched its first original comic book, W.I.T.C.H., in 2001. It was successful, selling one million copies per month by August 2004, and was adapted into an animated series. In mid-2001, DPW and Baby Einstein (which Disney acquired later that year) agreed to publish a baby book line to introduce fine art, foreign languages, poetry, and classical music. Gemstone Publishing licensed the rights to publish Disney comics from DPW beginning in June 2003. Following its collapse in June 2004, the CrossGen trademark and properties were purchased by DPW's educational publishing division that November for its reading aids, with additional publications based on CrossGen books. The Disney Consumer Products' Disney Fairies franchise debuted in September 2005, when Disney Publishing unveiled the novel Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg paired with a virtual world. The first book in The Kingdom Keepers series, based on Disney Parks and Disney Villains, was released August 29, 2005.In 2005, Discover Magazine was sold to Bob Guccione Jr. and the Disney magazine was shut down. In February 2006, Wondertime magazine, which focused on mothers of children up to age six, was launched. DPW licensed out CrossGen to Checker Publishing Group to reprint comic book series as trade paperback editions starting in February 2007.In February 2007, Disney merged its kids and family focused television, online, radio, and publishing businesses' advertising sales and promotion teams into Disney Media Advertising Sales and Marketing Group, all of which were overseen by the presidents of Disney Channels Worldwide, Walt Disney Internet Group, and DPW. DPW canceled Disney Adventure with its November 2007 issue.By 2009, Disney Publishing Worldwide was organized into three divisions: Global Book Group, Disney English, and Global Magazines with four revenue areas: Global Magazines, Global Books, U.S. Magazines, and Disney English. Disney Publishing launched Disney Digital Books on September 29 with five hundred books online. In 2009, Disney Press released Fairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked Queen, the first of the Villains book series written by Serena Valentino.Disney Publishing Worldwide (India), a division of Walt Disney Company (India), announced a licensing agreement in April 2009 with local publisher Junior Diamond to publish Disney comic books, in both English and Hindi. On December 8, 2010, DPW's India unit signed a multi-year contract with India Today Group to print and distribute Disney comics in India.With few books issued under the imprint, Marvel Worldwide and Disney Books Group relaunched the Marvel Press imprint in 2011 with the Marvel Origin Storybooks line. In November DPW announced a new publication, FamilyFun Kids, a bi-monthly magazine with kids' craft, games, puzzles, and recipes. In January 2012, DPW agreed to sell Family Fun Magazine to the Meredith Corporation.By September 2012, the White Plains, New York office was closed with staff being moved to Glendale after less than 5 years after moving from New York City. Fifty sales and marketing staff moved to New York City to join editors that remained there. In July 2012, Andrew Sugerman was promoted to EVP, Disney Publishing Worldwide and the headquarters for the business was relocated to Glendale, CA to sit within Disney Consumer Products. In January 2013, DPW launched the Never Girls book series, an extension of the Disney Fairies franchise, with publishing partner Random House. With the June 2013 announcement of the Hyperion Books division sale, Hyperion's adult trade book list was sold to Hachette Book Group. Books related to existing Disney–ABC Television Group properties, young adult titles, and Disney-Hyperion imprint and titles were transferred to DPW. By January 2014, the Kingswell name was selected as a placeholder imprint name for the Hyperion titles withheld from the Hyperion division sale; Kingwell Avenue was Disney's location before moving to Hyperion Avenue.In November 2013, Disney Publishing revived Disney Comics as an imprint in the US for sporadic publishing. The imprint's first publication was the Space Mountain graphic novel, its first original graphic novel, released on May 7, 2014.Disney Publishing Worldwide transferred the Disney F.... Discover the Disney Book Group popular books. 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Sofia the First Storybook with Audio

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Sofia was a little girl who lived a rather ordinary life. But everything changed when her mother married the king. Now she must learn everything there is to know about being a princess befor...

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World of Reading Doc McStuffins: All Stuffed Up

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Read along with Disney! In this early reader featuring Doc McStuffins, when Donny's Teddy Bear keeps making him sneeze, Doc diagnoses Teddy B with a case of the 'Dusty-Musties.' He's full of...

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Luca Read-Along Storybook

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Set off on an adventure of a lifetime in this Read-Along Storybook based on Disney and Pixar's film Luca!Luca and Alberto are two friends who happen to be sea monsters. When they...

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Disney Princess: The Little Mermaid Read-Along Storybook

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When the daring mermaid princess, Ariel, rescues the human Prince Eric from drowning, she falls in love with him. The little mermaid trades her voice to the scheming sea witch, Ursula, for t...

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Disney 5-Minute Fairy Tales Starring Mickey & Minnie

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Join Mickey and Minnie in this treasury of classic fairy tales! Stories of Mickey and a magical beanstalk, Red Riding Minnie and a big bad wolf, and more! With beautiful full-page illustrati...

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Disney Princess: The Little Mermaid Read-Along Storybook

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When the daring mermaid princess, Ariel, rescues the human Prince Eric from drowning, she falls in love with him. The little mermaid trades her voice to the scheming sea witch, Ursula, for t...

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Inside Out Junior Novel

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Disney•Pixar's Inside Out will take you to a place that everyone knows but no one has ever seen: inside the mind of an eleven-year-old! Once there, you'll meet the five Emotions that know ...

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Winnie the Pooh: A Day of Sweet Surprises Read-Along Storybook

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Read the book while listening to the delightful retelling of the new Winnie the Pooh movie story. When Pooh and his friends head off to save Christopher Robin from what they imagine to be a ...

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Tangled Read-Along Storybook

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After years of living in a tower, Rapunzel sets off on an adventure! Now fans of Walt Disney Studios' animated film, Tangled, can read along as they turn the pages at the sound of the chime....

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Inside Out Read-Along Storybook

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Jump inside Riley's mind and get to know the Emotions who know her best: Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust. Relive all of the adventure from the Disney*Pixar film, Inside Out, with this...

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Frozen: A Day in the Sun

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Olaf is a caring, kind, and funny snowman...who just happens to love summer! All he wants is a day in the sun. Follow along with Olaf and find out why he loves summer so much.

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Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Super Adventure

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Read along with Disney! Adventure is in the air when Professor Von Drake stops by the Clubhouse with a SuperMaker Machine that turns Mickey and his friends into superheroes! And just in tim...

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Tinker Bell: A Fairy Tale

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The Fairies of Pixie Hollow are in for some surprises when Tinker Bell decides she wants to learn a new talent. Find out what happens in this reader, which simply retells Disney's direct-to-...

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Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas Read-Along Storybook

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Belle brings some holiday cheer to the Beast's gloomy castle! This enhanced eBook includes thrilling sound effects, word-for-word narration, and real character voices from the movie!

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Disney Princess: Sweet and Spooky Halloween

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Trick or treat! It's Halloween and the Disney Princesses are celebrating this sweet and spooky season! Cinderella carves pumpkins, Ariel dresses up in costume, and Belle explores the creepy ...

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Frozen: Big Snowman, Little Snowman

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Read along with Disney! This fun, early-reader is based on the coolest comedy-adventure ever to hit the big screen: Disney's Frozen. Illustrated in full color, the main characters of Frozen...

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Sofia the First Read-Along Storybook: Once Upon a Princess

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Meet Sofia, a little girl who lives a rather ordinary life. But everything changes when her mother, Miranda, marries the king. Overnight, Sofia becomes a princess, moves into the castle, gai...

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Wreck-It Ralph: Sugar Rush

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Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope need to build a racing kart for Vanellope to enter the Random Roster Race. Will they be able to sneak into the Royal Garage and complete the kart in time? Follow...

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Toy Story 2 Read-Along Storybook

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When Andy goes to Cowboy Camp, Woody is toy-napped! Buzz Lightyear and the other toys set out on a thrilling adventure to rescue their friend. Readers can follow along with the word-for-word...

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Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue Junior Novel

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Tinker Bell is excited to spend a month on the mainland to bring about summertime—until she is captured by a human girl! Vidia and the other fairies must find a way to rescue Tink.

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Wreck-It Ralph Junior Novel

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Adapted from Disney's hit movie WRECK-IT RALPH, the Junior Novel tells the complete story of Ralph, a video game Bad Guy who longs to be a Good Guy. Trying to gain a little respect, he leave...

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Descendants Junior Novel

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Mal, Evie, Jay, and Carlos are the offspring of some of the most terrible villains of all time. They're offered a chance to leave the Isle of the Lost, where they have been imprisoned all th...

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Frozen: Olaf's Summer Day

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Read along with Disney! Join Olaf the snowman as he imagines all the things he would do during his perfect summer day! He dreams of relaxing on a snowless beach, making water angels with his...

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Toy Story 3 Read-Along Storybook

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Woody, Buzz Lightyear, their pals, and a whole crew of new toys are along for the ride in this nonstop adventure. Readers can turn the pages at the sound of the chime and follow along with t...

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Frozen 2 Read-Along Storybook

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A mysterious voice is calling to Elsa. Could it hold the answer to why she has magical powers? Read along as Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven travel to the Enchanted Forest in search of ...

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Cars Read-Along Storybook

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Relive the adventure of Disney•Pixar's box-office smash hit, Cars, with this delightful read-along storybook. This eBook features word-for-word narration that matches the text, sound effec...

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Tangled Storybook

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Filled with heart and humor, this action-packed retelling of Rapunzel's story based on Disney Tangled will thrill young children.

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Frozen: Anna & Elsa: A New Reindeer Friend

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Read along with Disney! While gathering supplies for an upcoming ball, Anna, Elsa, and Olaf find a young reindeer trapped on a mountain ledge. They work together to rescue him, and now they ...

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Frozen Read-Along Storybook

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When the kingdom she loves is trapped in an eternal winter, it is up to Anna and the daring mountain man Kristoff to set out on an adventure filled with danger, magical creatures and a hilar...

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Doc McStuffins Read-Along Storybook: Doctoring the Doc

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When Doc comes down with a case of "achoo-achoo-sneezy-wheezy disease," the toys become the doctors for a change! Thanks to Mom, Doc and the toys learn the importance of getting plenty of sl...

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Incredibles 2 Read-Along Storybook

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Winston Deavor, the mega-rich head of a tech company, loves Supers and has a bold plan to make them legal again. Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, and Frozone agree to help him, but first they hav...

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Peter Pan Read-Along Storybook

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Fly to Never Land with Peter, Wendy, John, Michael, and Tinker Bell! This retelling of the beloved Disney film features thrilling sound effects, word-for-word narration, and real character v...

Mickey's Spooky Night Read-Along Storybook book summary, reviews and downlod

Mickey's Spooky Night Read-Along Storybook

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It's Halloween, and Minnie and the gang are ready for fun. But when they get to Mickey's house, they hear strange noises and see a ghost! Follow along with the narration to find out if Micke...

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Toy Story 3 Storybook

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To infinitiy and beyond! Woody, Buzz Lightyear, their pals, and a whole crew of new toys are along for the ride in this nonstop adventure.

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Lava

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Read along with Disney! Inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, LAVA is a love story that takes place over millions of years.

Disney Princess: Sleeping Beauty Read-Along Storybook book summary, reviews and downlod

Disney Princess: Sleeping Beauty Read-Along Storybook

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Relive the classic animated tale of Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty! Follow along as Aurora grows up with the good fairies, meets the prince of her dreams, and overcomes Maleficent's evil curs...

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Read-Along Storybook

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Join Snow White as she flees the evil Queen and meets the Seven Dwarfs! This charming read-along storybook, featuring thrilling sound effects and word-for-word narration, is sure to provide ...

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Disney Classic Stories: Frozen

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Read along with Disney! Disney's Frozen is the story of sisters Elsa and Anna, princesses who are driven apart when Elsa develops uncontrollable icy powers. When Elsa decides to hide in the ...

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Tangled: A Dazzling Day

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Read along with Disney! Rapunzel is about to turn eighteen, and she has never left the tower she lives in with her mother. More than anything, she wants to find the source of the mysterious...

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Tangled Junior Novel

4/5$3.99

Get ready for lots of fun and adventure when the swashbuckling thief Flynn Rider meets Rapunzel--the girl with seventy feet of magical hair. Together they go on wild, hilarious, and heartfel...

Fairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked Queen book summary, reviews and downlod

Fairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked Queen

4.5/5$9.99

Why exactly is the wicked Queen so nasty, particularly to Snow White? Perhaps it has something to do with the creepy-looking man in the magic mirror who's not just some random spooky visage....

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Planes Read-Along Storybook

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Dusty is a small-town plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer! Dusty's courage is put to the ultimate test as he aims to reach heights he never dreamed possible, giving a s...

Disney Princess: Princess Adventure Tales book summary, reviews and downlod

Disney Princess: Princess Adventure Tales

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Little girls love empowered princess role models, and this new collection of short stories features four tales of adventure and bravery starring the Disney Princesses. From Belle and Ariel t...

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Disney Princess: Ballerina Princess

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Spin, twirl, leap! A princess loves to dance in her tutu and toe shoes.

The Good Dinosaur Read-Along Storybook book summary, reviews and downlod

The Good Dinosaur Read-Along Storybook

4/5$5.99

Read along with Disney! What if dinosaurs never went extinct? Arlo has never left his family's farm. Then one day he falls into the river and is swept away from his home and everything he's ...

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Zootopia Junior Novel

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The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it's a melting pot where no matter what y...

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Zootopia Read-Along Storybook

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Zootopia, where anyone can be anything. When animals start to go missing in Zootopia, officer Judy Hopps, the city's first bunny cop, jumps at the chance to solve the mystery. Follow along...

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Frozen Junior Novel

4.5/5$3.99

Walt Disney Animation Studios' Frozen is the story of Anna, who sets off on an epic journey to save her kingdom. Teaming up with an adventurer named Kristoff and his reindeer, Sven, Anna sea...

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Toy Story Read-Along Storybook

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Join Woody and Buzz Lightyear for their first adventure! Woody the cowboy is Andy's favorite toy. But when a high-tech newcomer named Buzz Lightyear becomes Andy's new favorite, Woody and Bu...

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Air Mater Read-Along Storybook

4/5$5.99

Follow along as Mater travels back in time to to 1910 where he meets Stanley, the founder of Radiator Springs. Find out what happens next in this exciting read-along storybook that features...

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