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    Careers in Art
    Crystal Productions
    PO Box 2159, Glenview, IL 60025-6159
    9781562906122 $29.95 www.crystalproductions.com 1-800-255-8629

    The DVD complement to Crystal Productions' "Careers in Art" poster
    series, Careers in Art is an educational DVD for students that reveals
    how modern-day professionals work in the visual arts as careers.
    Experts speak of their jobs as architects, art educators, fashion
    designers, framers, gallery owners, graphic designers, painters,
    photographers, publication designers, urban planners and more. A
    wealth of insights perfect for starting a discussion about planning a
    budding artist's future, Careers in Art is an excellent and highly
    recommended addition to grade school DVD libraries. 29 minutes.

    Foyle's War, Set 6
    Acorn Media Group
    8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 620, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3403
    9781598284300 $49.99 www.acornmedia.com

    Foyle's War, Set 6 is a 3-DVD set collecting three episodes of the
    compelling British mysteries set in the British coastal town of
    Hastings, shortly after the devastation of World War II. DCS
    Christopher Foyle is a police investigator whose yearning for
    retirement is belayed by unfolding cases of military racism,
    international conflict, even an accused traitor unwilling to resist
    the sentence of the gallows. The episodes are "The Russian House", in
    which the escape of a Russian POW brings calamity and murder, igniting
    division between Foyle and a former subordinate; "Killing Time" about
    the prospect of absolute disaster involving African American GIs who
    want to return home; and "The Hide", a tale about a young woman's
    murder and an accused traitor who will not defend himself. Superb
    acting is the hallmark of this captivating series, highly recommended
    especially for aficionados of British mysteries. 300 minutes,
    widescreen, SDH subtitles.

    The Buddha: The Story of Siddhartha
    a film by David Grubin
    PBS Home Video
    c/o SSA Public Relations
    15260 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 1730, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
    9781608831951 $24.99 www.shopPBS.org

    Emmy-award winning filmmaker David Grubin presents The Buddha: The
    Story of Siddhartha, a two-hour documentary chronicling the life of
    the holy man of India, who achieved enlightenment - a way to escape
    the eternal suffering cycle of death and rebirth. Having found this
    path to Nirvana, he proceeded to teach others, and his wisdom guides
    all who will listen to the importance of following the Middle Way.
    Original animation, classic paintings and sculptures, the testimony of
    modern-day Buddhists including Pulitzer Prize-winning poet WS Merwin
    and his Holiness the Dalai Lama enhance this extraordinary
    presentation. The Buddha: The Story of Siddhartha is especially
    recommended for public library collections, and is a "must-see" for
    anyone curious about Buddhism or the noble man who founded it. 2
    hours, descriptive video available for the visually impaired,
    subtitles available in English as well as Chinese Mandarin Traditional
    & Simplified.

    RX Nutrition
    Dr. Rick Kattouf II
    TeamKattouf, Inc.
    209 North Main Street #218, Greenville, SC 29601
    $49.95 www.teamkattouf.com

    RX Nutrition: Eating for Improved Performance in Life, Fitness and
    Sport is a three-DVD series meant to promote healthier living by
    changing the way viewers eat and think about food. Dr. Rick Kattouf II
    applies his expertise in nutrition and sports nutrition, coaching and
    food psychology, explaining that simply "eating healthy" is not enough
    - one must "eat right" to promote better personal fitness and improved
    performance in sports. The result is a helpful program recommending
    positive lifestyle changes, suitable for both athletes and ordinary
    people struggling to lose weight. A solid, easy-to-follow presentation
    of key nutritional principles that readers of all backgrounds need to
    know in order to improve their dietary habits, RX Nutrition is highly
    recommended. 3 DVDs, 90 minutes.

    The Reluctant Saint
    Starring Maximilian Schell, Ricardo Montalban, Lea Padovani, and Akim
    Tamiroff
    Ignatius Press
    PO Box 1339, Fort Collins, CO 80522
    9781586174576 $19.95 www.ignatius.com 1-800-651-1531

    Now available in a new DVD transfer from the original archived master
    copy, The Reluctant Saint is a classic black-and-white movie about the
    "flying friar" St. Joseph of Cupertino, a 17th century Franciscan
    friar who earned sainthood. From his acceptance into the monastery at
    a young age, to his abiding personal piety, to denouncements by his
    rival Don Raspi (played by Ricardo Montalban) claiming that his powers
    came from the Devil, not God - an accusation that would require
    nothing less than a miracle to disprove - The Reluctant Saint is the
    amazing dramatization of an extraordinary man's life, seasoned with
    dashes of wry humor. A 16-page collector's booklet with an essay by
    film critic Steven Greydanus and a biography of St. Joseph of
    Cupertino enhances this excellent addition to personal and church
    library DVD collections. 104 minutes, black-and-white, widescreen,
    English with optional subtitles in English or Spanish. Also highly
    recommended from Ignatius Press is the DVD movie "Paul VI: The Pope in
    the Tempest" (9781586174781, $24.95, 200 minutes).

    Body by Bethenny
    Bethenny Frankel
    Acacia
    c/o Acorn Media Group
    8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 620, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3403
    9781598284409 $16.99 www.acornmedia.com

    Hosted by the natural food chef, TV star, and bestselling author of
    "The Skinnygirl Dish" Bethenny Frankel, Body by Bethenny is a yoga
    fitness program on DVD ideal for cultivating a limber and stronger
    body. The workout tones the abs, thighs, glutes, and arms while
    promoting balance, with a strength-training segment to improve one's
    body. A program designed to work for viewers of all fitness levels,
    Body by Bethenny requires no expensive equipment - only light hand
    weights and a mat. Recipes from Bethenny's "The Skinnygirl Dish" round
    out this excellent, easy-to-use addition to personal fitness DVD
    libraries. 55 minutes, widescreen.

    The Great American West
    Jason Robards
    Janson Media
    88 Semmens Road, Harrington Park, NJ 07640
    9781568393504 $19.95 www.janson.com

    Originally filmed for release in IMAX theaters, The Great American
    West is the extraordinary true saga of the settling of America's
    western frontier. Panoramic Western scenery is combined with a
    historical chronicle of the major events in the taming of the West -
    from the Louisiana Purchase to the Census Bureau's determination in
    1890 that there was no more frontier to settle. Smoothly narrated by
    Jason Robards, The Great American West is a captivating tribute to the
    labor of those who transformed the nation, as well as an exciting
    glimpse into the highlights of history's wheel turning. The Great
    American West is a joy for viewers of all ages and backgrounds, and is
    especially recommended for public library DVD collections. 49 minutes.

    What Darwin Never Knew
    PBS Home Video
    c/o SSA Public Relations
    15260 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 1730, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
    9781608830985 $24.99 www.shopPBS.org

    Coinciding with the 150th anniversary of Darwin's publication of "On
    the Origin of Species", What Darwin Never Knew is an episode of the
    acclaimed documentary series NOVA on DVD, exploring the latest
    breakthroughs in the mysteries that Darwin himself could not explain.
    A new science, playfully nicknamed "evo devo", links the mystery of
    evolution with the development of the embryo, revealing how closely
    the two mirror one another. Taking the viewer on a tour to the
    Galapagos Islands and the Arctic, What Darwin Never Knew shows
    scientists pursuing research in an effort to unlock genetic secrets
    and reveal how the extraordinary diversity of life on the planet came
    to be. An extraordinary revelation of scientific discoveries in the
    making, What Darwin Never Knew is a choice pick for public library DVD
    shelves. Also highly recommended is the PBS Home Video DVD "Faces of
    America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr." (9781608832026, $24.99).

    Testament
    Athena
    c/o Acorn Media Group
    8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 620, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3403
    9781598283792 $59.99 www.acornmedia.com

    As originally shown on the Discovery channel, Testament is a seven-
    part series on DVD revealing what archaeology and the evidence of
    history can tell us about the Bible, especially the stories of
    Abraham, the Exodus, and Jesus of Nazareth. Host and expert
    archaeologist John Romer shows the viewer dig sites at Jericho,
    Jerusalem, and elsewhere in his quest to unravel the hidden mysteries
    of scripture. An extraordinary presentation intended for believers and
    non-believers alike, Testament is highly recommended, especially for
    public library DVD collections. 3 DVDs, 363 minutes, full screen, SDH
    subtitles.

    Pilates! A Gentle Formula To A Strong Body
    Risa Sheppard
    The Sheppard Method, Inc.
    411 Video Information (publicity)
    PO Box 1223, Pebble Beach, CA 93953
    $19.95 www.411videoinfo.com

    Intended for viewers aged 16 to 96, Pilates! A Gentle Formula To A
    Strong Body is a mat workout DVD developed by Risa Sheppard (a Pilates
    teacher of 30 years experience), and hosted by instructors Risa and
    Gidget. Two thirty-minute workouts are offered, one for Pilates
    beginners and one for intermediate practitioners. The step-by-step
    guidance through moves that promote flexibility, strength, and overall
    health. A challenging routine that nonetheless involves grace and
    precision, Pilates! A Gentle Formula To A Strong Body lives up to its
    title and is a welcome and worthy addition to DVD fitness libraries.
    60 minutes, 16:9 aspect ratio.

    We'll Meet Again
    Acorn Media Group
    8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 620, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3403
    9781598283839 $59.99 www.acornmedia.com

    As originally seen on PBS, We'll Meet Again collects thirteen episodes
    of the British drama set four years into World War II, when the sleepy
    English village of Market Wetherby is rocked to its foundation by the
    arrival of American troops - who are, in the opinion of many locals,
    "overpaid, oversexed, and over here." The "Yanks" and villagers
    quickly take to butting heads over various issues, but not all the
    relationships formed are those of conflict - local doctor Helen
    Dereham (played by Oscar nominee Susannah York) and base commander
    Major James Kylie (played by Michael J. Shannon) find a connection
    with one another, an event that has repercussions on the whole town. A
    blend of drama, romance, intrigue, and character foils, succinctly
    written and superbly acted, We'll Meet Again is a treasure for anyone
    who loves the best of British drama. 4 DVDs, 679 minutes, 4:3 full
    screen.

    The Brain: Developing Memory in Developing Brains
    Learning ZoneXPress
    PO Box 1022, Owatonna, MN 55060
    1571759506 $49.95 www.learningzoneexpress.com 1-888-455-7003

    Intended for viewers in grades 7 and up, as well as adults, The Brain:
    Developing Memory in Developing Brains Birth to Five Years is an
    educational DVD designed to help parents and caregivers understand
    what they can do to facilitate healthy brain development in very young
    children. Opening with a quick review of the main parts of the brain,
    as well as the difference between short and long term memory, The
    Brain: Developing Memory in Developing Brains progresses into
    practical things parents and caregivers can do to stimulate children's
    thoughts and learning skills - finger plays, action songs, baby
    massage, and more. The values of multi-sensory learning, repetition,
    and encouraging children's self-confidence are also discussed in this
    invaluable resource, especially recommended for homeroom viewing in
    public schools and public library DVD collections. 21 minutes, closed
    captioned.

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