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Moo Book Poster Image
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Moo
age 8+
City kids meet cow in fun tale of empathy, perseverance.
By Sharon Creech
(2016)
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Fuzzy Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Satire of school surveillance hits the mark.
By Tom Angleberger, Paul Dellinger
(2016)
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The Littlest Bigfoot: The Littlest Bigfoot, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Misfits find common ground, friendship in quirky fantasy.
By Jennifer Weiner
(2016)
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The Goddess Girls Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Zeus' students have fun adventures at Mount Olympus Academy.
By Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams
(2010)
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Serafina and the Twisted Staff:  Serafina Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Spooky mystery sequel keeps up thrills and chills.
By Robert Beatty
(2016)
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Big Nate Blasts Off: Big Nate Book 8 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Warmhearted ending for popular comic series.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2016)
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Galactic Hot Dogs, Book 1: Cosmoe's Wiener Getaway Book Poster Image
age 8+
Breathlessly busy space adventure is giddy fun.
By Max Brallier
(2016)
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A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Kids will enjoy this playful, modern-day fairy tale musical.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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GoldieBlox: Adventures in Coding - The Rocket Cupcake Co. App Poster Image
age 7+
Story-based coding adventure plus diverse girl-empowerment.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Ruby Lu Series Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Spirited Ruby faces changing family, friends in fun series.
By Lenore Look
(2004)
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Precious Ramotswe Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Kind, brave 9-year-old solves fun mysteries in Botswana.
By Alexander McCall Smith
(2012)
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The Deep TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Fantastic family-focused adventure explores the vast ocean.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Younger Nancy Drew solves cases in beginning mystery series.
By Carolyn Keene
(2016)
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Lulu Series Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Delightful adventures of young girl caring for animals.
By Hilary McKay
(2014)
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The Nocturnals: The Mysterious Abductions Book Poster Image
age 7+
Sweet, wacky series start has strong values, scary moments.
By Tracey Hecht
(2016)
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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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When Calls the Heart: Heart of a Hero Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Historical drama has earnest stories, heartfelt values.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Some Kind of Happiness Book Poster Image
age 8+
Adventurous girl uncovers family secrets in engrossing read.
By Claire Legrand
(2016)
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Emily Windsnap Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Mermaid-human girl finds friends, family in fun adventures.
By Liz Kessler
(2012)
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Kids BBQ Championship TV Poster Image
age 7+
Young grill masters impress in family-friendly reality show.
Network: Food Network
(2016)
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