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Peter Pan Book Poster Image
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age 8+
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
By J. M. Barrie
(1904)
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Fly Away Home Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Thrilling, touching adventure for animal lovers.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
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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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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Book Poster Image
age 8+
Original American fairy tale more spare, magical than movie.
By L. Frank Baum
(1900)
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Pokémon X/Pokémon Y Game Poster Image
age 8+
Gameplay and characters kids love with some new twists.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
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Wishtree Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Moving, gentle friendship story tackles anti-Muslim bigotry.
By Katherine Applegate
(2017)
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How to Train Your Dragon: The Heroic Misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Engaging story is great for reluctant readers.
By Cressida Cowell
(2004)
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Duma Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Enchanting coming-of-age story for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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The Fox and the Child Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Stunning story of friendship shows the magic of patience.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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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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The One and Only Ivan Book Poster Image
age 8+
Heartwarming story of a heroic, artistic, captive gorilla.
By Katherine Applegate
(2012)
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Zootopia Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Charming buddy-animal story promotes tolerance, teamwork.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 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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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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Crikey! It's the Irwins TV Poster Image
age 8+
Croc hunter's legacy lives on in fun, cheerful family show.
Network: Animal Planet
(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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PBSKids.org Website Poster Image
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age 4+
Simple and safe; a great first site for preschoolers.
URL: http://www.pbskids.org
(2007)
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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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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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Oceans Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Gorgeous educational docu dives deep for facts; kids OK.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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