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The all-new fourth season of the EMMY-nominated and Parents’ Choice Recommended animated PBS KIDS series Dinosaur Train, kicks off with the holiday adventure “Trains, Submarines, and Zeppelins” (in tribute to the classic holiday movie “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles”). When Mr. Pteranodon and Larry go out to the Big Pond to find some red platanoids for the Winter Solstice Celebration, they accidentally miss the last train home. Will Larry and Mr. Pteranodon stop bickering long enough to figure out a way home, or will they be stranded in the middle of nowhere and miss the family Winter Solstice Celebration? Be sure to tune-in on December 7th to find out!

We're keeping the preschool (and Sprout!) vibe going for two days in a row here on my annual 31 Days of Halloween with PAJANIMALS: SPOOKY COSTUMES, a new DVD from NCircle Entertainment. On this specially-priced DVD, Cowbella is nervous about trick or treating because she doesn’t like all the scary vampires and zombies she saw at a party.  A trip to Storybook Land reveals that those vampires and werewolves are just costumes that the big kids wear to have fun, just like her pretty princess costume!

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Today, The Jim Henson Company celebrates its 60th Anniversary on what would've been the 79th birthday of its legendary founder. With a legacy that now spans four generations of fans, The Jim Henson Company continues to produce excellent entertainment for children and families through programs like DOOZERS (based on the world established in FRAGGLE ROCK), DINOSAUR TRAIN, SID THE SCIENCE KID, PAJANIMALS and more - all under the leadership of his children, Lisa and Brian. While no longer produced under The Jim Henson Company, his iconic characters such as The Sesame Street Muppets and the familiar cast of THE MUPPET SHOW live on as well under Sesame Workshop and Disney. In honor of this legacy, THE ROCK FATHER Magazine and The Jim Henson Company are giving readers a chance to win a fantastic assortment of Fall and Halloween-themed items from some of Henson's current properties. One (1) winner will receive four (4) DVDs, two (2) Ready-to-Read DOOZERS books, and a hardcover from the ENCHANTED SISTERS!

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As the start of summer fast-approaches, it's a prime time to "Get Caught Reading!" As such, The Jim Henson Company recently teamed-up with the Association of American Publishers (AAP) to offer a pair of new "Get Caught Reading" Posters - available FREE to educators or anyone (+ $5 s/h) - featuring the DOOZERS and ENCHANTED SISTERS. These new posters join a trio of earlier releases from The Jim Henson Company, including characters from PBS KIDS' DINOSAUR TRAIN and SID THE SCIENCE KID, along with the Sprout/NBC Kids hit, PAJANIMALS. To celebrate the new offerings, and the start of summer, THE ROCK FATHER Magazine and The Jim Henson Company will be getting a couple of readers set-up with copies of ENCHANTED SISTERS: SUMMER'S FRIENDSHIP GAMES, the latest book in the ENCHANTED SISTERS series from Bloomsbury Children's Publishing!

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PBS KIDS VIPDid Halloween exist in the prehistoric days? While some would say "of course not, Rock Father!" I will say, "absolutely!" DINOSAUR TRAIN: BUDDY'S HALLOWEEN ADVENTURE proves that, bringing four episodes of The Jim Henson Company's hit PBS KIDS series home in one spook-tacular collection that we've been enjoying these past few weeks here at Rock Father HQ. Why do preschoolers find such fascination in both dinosaurs and trains? I don't think that's ever been scientifically-explored, but combining both has been a big win, and adding the year's best holiday into the mix pushes it right to the top for a spot in this year's 31 Days of Halloween here on THE ROCK FATHER.

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PBS KIDS VIPIt's a big week coming up on PBS KIDS, with Monday, August 18th ushering in new episodes of DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD, PEG + CAT and DINOSAUR TRAIN. For the latter, it's CLASSIC IN THE JURASSIC week as kids travel through time with the Pteranodon family to an Olympic-type competition in which dinosaur teams representing three Mesozoic time periods compete in contests. It kicks off a full week of new episodes from The Jim Henson Company's popular series. To celebrate, PBS KIDS and THE ROCK FATHER are giving YOU a chance to win a DINOSAUR TRAIN: CLASSIC IN THE JURASSIC Prize Pack in which one (1) lucky reader will receive a copy of the DVD (out August 26) and some assorted surprise DINOSAUR TRAIN goodies. Check out a preview and enter below!

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