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Go! Live Your Way TV Poster Image
age 11+
Fun musical teen soap has romance, a few mature topics.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Get Up and Move TV Poster Image
age 2+
Lively show encourages kids to be active through dance.
Network: Universal Kids
(2019)
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Little Chickies (Los Pollitos) by Canticos - Sing, Play & Learn with Latino Nursery Rhymes App Poster Image
age 2+
Learn Spanish rhyme in other languages; limited content.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(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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Say Zoop! Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Joyfully noisy book sparkles with creative energy.
By Hervé Tullet
(2017)
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Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 Remix Game Poster Image
age 11+
Hearty collection of remastered series adventures.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2017)
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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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Let's Play! Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Artist charms with another engaging hands-on book.
By Hervé Tullet
(2016)
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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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Tarzan of the Apes Book Poster Image
age 11+
Original ape-man tale more violent, racist than the films.
By Edgar Rice Burroughs
(1912)
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Ele Website Poster Image
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Ele
age 2+
Organized, info-packed resource a gift for pre-K parents.
URL: http://ele.fredrogerscenter.org/
(2014)
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PlunderNauts App Poster Image
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age 11+
Space-themed saga pokes fun at pirates; cartoon violence.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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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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Color Crew TV Poster Image
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age 2+
Simple toddler series teaches colors through repetition.
Network: Online
(2012)
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Classical Baby TV Poster Image
age 2+
Whimsical series blends music and the arts.
Network: HBO
(2005)
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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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