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Hairspray Live! TV Poster Image
age 11+
Stunning TV production has exceptional role model, themes.
Network: NBC
(2016)
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Ratpunzel: Hamster Princess, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Adventurous princess does the rescuing in fun graphic novel.
By Ursula Vernon
(2016)
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My Sister Rosa Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Riveting thriller about teen boy and psychopath kid sister.
By Justine Larbalestier
(2016)
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Home Sweet Motel: Welcome to Wonderland, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lively mystery kicks off fun series about kitschy motel.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2016)
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Children of Eden Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Familiar dystopian tale pushes limits of believability.
By Joey Graceffa
(2016)
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The Biggest Smallest Christmas Present Book Poster Image
age 3+
Teensy girl gets jumbo presents in charming Christmas story.
By Harriet Muncaster
(2016)
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Jackie Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Intense, complex film about assassination and aftermath.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Sun Is Also a Star Book Poster Image
age 14+
Beautiful and philosophical love story is deeply moving.
By Nicola Yoon
(2016)
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Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love TV Poster Image
age 7+
Lots of plot packed into tale of faith and holiday miracles.
Network: NBC
(2016)
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The BFG Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Sweet Dahl book adaptation has big heart, big scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Skunked!: Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Laughs, science in new Callie series for younger readers.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2016)
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Wild Kratts: Creatures of the Deep Sea TV Poster Image
age 7+
Beloved animal pros go underwater in fab animated special.
Network: PBS Kids
(2016)
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An American Girl Story - Maryellen 1955: Extraordinary Christmas TV Poster Image
age 8+
Semi-historical drama about a plucky girl is lots of fun.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2016)
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Moana Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Great characters, memorable music, some monsters/scares.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2016)
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Anne of Green Gables TV Poster Image
age 7+
Film reboot reinterprets plucky book heroine's beloved tale.
Network: PBS
(2016)
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Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl conquers middle school worries in fun graphic novel.
By Booki Vivat
(2016)
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Kate in Oz TV Poster Image
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age 3+
Emerald City adventures have friendly messages for kids.
Network: Disney Junior
(2016)
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Lodestar: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Danger and magical creatures mix in thrilling volume.
By Shannon Messenger
(2016)
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Shame the Stars Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Historical romance leans to soap-opera-style melodrama.
By Guadalupe Garcia McCall
(2016)
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Arrival Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Great, deeply thoughtful, compassionate sci-fi tale.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2016)
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