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Donut Dog: Feed your focus! App Poster Image
age 11+
Fun focus timer has four paws -- and a few flaws.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Isle of Dogs Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Wondrous, bittersweet, funny, edgy animated canine story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Heartbeats Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Great dance scenes perk up so-so cross-cultural romance.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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A Street Cat Named Bob Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Sweet memoir-based drama deals with drug addiction.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Millionaire Dog Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Iffy humor, poor quality mar dog-centered comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History Book Poster Image
age 11+
Engaging profiles of 40 amazing women in 31 countries.
By Kate Schatz
(2016)
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PopJam App Poster Image
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age 11+
Social media app for kids under 13 pushes follows and likes.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Second Chance Dogs Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Uplifting but emotionally intense dog-rescue/rehab docu.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Bravest Warriors TV Poster Image
age 11+
Goofy heroes time-travel, hilarity ensues in tween series.
Network: Cartoon Hangover, YouTube
(2012)
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Project Runway: Junior TV Poster Image
age 11+
Seamless spinoff has less drama, more positive mentoring.
Network: Lifetime
(2015)
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Max Movie Poster Image
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Max
age 11+
Brave military dog saves the day in intense adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Monkey King: Hero Is Back Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Exciting animated tale has martial arts action, potty humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Abby's Studio Rescue TV Poster Image
age 11+
Dance studio makeovers put iffy mentor center stage.
Network: Lifetime
(2014)
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"Love Never Felt So Good" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 11+
Simulated dance-pop duet capitalizes on Jackson's legacy.
By Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake
(2014)
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20 Feet from Stardom Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Smart, thoughtful docu shines light on background singers.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Bring It! TV Poster Image
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age 11+
Hip-hop-style Dance Moms with more mentoring.
Network: Lifetime Television
(2014)
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Billy and Buddy Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Subtitled French dog tale has odd suggestiveness.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Splendors and Glooms Book Poster Image
age 11+
Dark, magical, Dickensian page-turner for tweens.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2012)
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Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition TV Poster Image
age 11+
Too much focus on fighting moms in kids' dance show.
Network: Lifetime Television
(2012)
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Dance Moms: Miami TV Poster Image
age 11+
Reality spin-off goes South with parents behaving badly.
Network: Lifetime Television
(2012)
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