El Divo de Juarez

The world lost a legend on Sunday. The beloved top-selling icon from Mexico, Juan Gabriel, passed away at his Santa Monica home from a heart attack at the age of 66. Born on January 7, 1950 as Alberto Aguilera Valadez in Parácuaro, Michoacán he is known around the world as "El Divo de Juarez." He…
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Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival

This year's Mid-Autumn Festival will take place on September 15! Also known as the Day of Reunion or the Moon Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival celebrates the harvest moon at its brightest and fullest. It's a time for family and for celebrations and for delicious mooncakes. Growing up in Singapore, I loved the brightly colored animal-shaped lanterns…
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Back to School Books

Rev up the school buses, ring those bells! School is almost back in session. Fuel your excitement for the 2016-2017 school year with these newly acquired back to school titles. The Way to School Kids all over the world travel to school in unique ways. In Brazil, kids may ride on a cart pulled by an…
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MLB’s Dog Days of Summer

Happy August, everyone! Summer is halfway through, Target already has their Halloween section up and Major League Baseball’s trade deadline is officially in our rear-view mirror. At this point of the grueling 162-game season, baseball nerds alike can now make an educated assumption of which teams have a fighting chance at the postseason and which teams are now…
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Who’s going to Rio?!

If you're like us, you didn't make the USA Olympic Team, but that doesn't mean you can't be an armchair athlete and still enjoy the sights and sounds and flavors of one of the world's most spectacular cities! Just checkout our books and DVDs and you'll be feeling like a Carioca in no time at…
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Suicide Squad

DC Comics is fighting back against Marvel with its heavy-hitting Wonder Woman and the (hopefully) zany Suicide Squad!  Don't know what Suicide Squad is? Think about Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Boomerang, El Diablo, Killer Croc, and Enchantress  Check out these trailers and tell us which was your favorite! First Trailer: Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody Second Trailer: The…
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Comic-Con International 2016

San Diego Comic-Con International is not only a gathering for thousands of fans eager to share their love of comics, anime, movies, television shows, and video games, but a symbol of pop culture itself! As a Comic-Con newbie, going to SDCC was massive and amazing and slightly overwhelming. I was terrified of the famed Hall…
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