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Anne Shirley, a 13-year-old orphan, is sent to live with a new family in picturesque Avonlea. They expected a boy, but Anne, hilariously outspoken and strong-willed, transcends her issues and fulfills her dreams. Gorgeous to look at and brimming with simple truths about love, friendship, and family.

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Sara is brought to a boarding school by her father, who's heading off to war. A remarkable, compassionate character, she sticks up for herself and all others and captivates the girls with her imaginative stories. A winning combination of magic, drama, boarding school bullies, and a resilient orphan.

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A 13-year-old New Zealand girl is sent to live with her father in Canada after her mother dies in a car crash. She becomes a "mother goose" to a gaggle of motherless goslings and, with her father, helps them fly south for the winter, thus beginning to heal. A thrilling adventure, exquisitely told.

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This documentary tracks students from three NYC public schools as they prepare for an annual citywide ballroom-dancing competition. The dedicated, enchanting fifth-graders learn the difficult steps and postures for the rumba, tango, swing, merengue, and fox trot -- and learn much about themselves.

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Clever and heartwarming, this charming buddy-animal mystery has great messages about courage, empathy, tolerance, teamwork, and the dangers of reducing others to stereotypes. And it creates an amazing animal world.

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Common Sense Tips

Common Sense Tips

  • Practice your poker face during difficult scenes -- kids get more scared when you look anxious.
  • Combine some of Selena's songs with dance steps from Mad Hot Ballroom for an original performance.