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The Jungle Book (Animated) Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Jaunty animation meets jazzy songs in Disney classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1967)
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Pax Book Poster Image
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Pax
age 10+
Compelling, heartrending story of boy and fox in dystopia.
By Sara Pennypacker
(2016)
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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Game Poster Image
age 10+
Vast adventure with some combat rewards logical thinking.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii U
(2017)
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Island of the Blue Dolphins Book Poster Image
age 10+
Smart girl learns to survive alone in compelling adventure.
By Scott O'Dell
(1960)
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Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Cross-country caper with mild peril is OK for preschoolers.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Rayman Legends Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Delightful, frantic side-scroller with cartoony violence.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
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The Great Bear Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Captivating, moving tale with scares; best for older kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Stardew Valley Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Absorbing farm simulation is fun; some confusing segments.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
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Beat Bugs TV Poster Image
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age 4+
Beatles songs + engaging stories = fun family entertainment.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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Pokémon Sun/Pokémon Moon Game Poster Image
age 10+
Latest "catch 'em all" games bring new features to series.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents: A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo Book Poster Image
age 4+
Cute story of two boy bunnies who get married.
By Jill Twiss
(2018)
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Zoo Movie Poster Image
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Zoo
age 10+
Heartwarming fact-based WWII drama has sad moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Kidoodle.TV Website Poster Image
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age 4+
Safe videos for kids with parental controls -- for a fee.
URL: https://www.kidoodle.tv
(2014)
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Hollow Knight Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Homage to classic hard-action games provides deep challenge.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2017)
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Secondhand Lions Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Charming family movie for tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Curious George (2006) Movie Poster Image
age 4+
A simple, sweet, sometimes silly monkey tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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Jumanji Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Some thrills, but may be too much for little ones.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1995)
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Willa's Wild Life TV Poster Image
age 4+
Life's a zoo for young girl and her critter pals.
Network: ION, NBC, qubo
(2008)
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The Dragonet Prophecy: Wings of Fire, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Buddy dragon story surprisingly dark and bloody.
By Tui T. Sutherland
(2012)
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