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Sesame Street TV Poster Image
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age 2+
Classic show endures changes, but learning content remains.
Network: PBS
(1969)
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West Side Story Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Musical masterpiece tackles race, with some violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1961)
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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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Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Game Poster Image
age 11+
Great strategy game builds alien worlds; some safety issues.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide Game Poster Image
age 11+
Oceanic expansion makes sci-fi world simulation even better.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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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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Arrival Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Great, deeply thoughtful, compassionate sci-fi tale.
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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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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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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School of Rock Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Standout Jack Black in nerds-become-cool comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Big Birthday Music Poster Image
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age 2+
Super-sized dose of Wiggles' faves from concerts.
By The Wiggles
(2012)
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Veer-Zaara Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Bollywood forbidden love tale with song, dance, drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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FTL: Faster Than Light Game Poster Image
age 11+
Innovative space strategy game rewards thoughtful play.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
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Resogun Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Simple arcade shooter with light sci-fi violence, no blood.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2013)
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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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FTL: Faster Than Light App Poster Image
age 11+
Space-themed strategy game is difficult but rewarding.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
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Anomaly Defenders Game Poster Image
age 11+
Traditional tower defense gets some engaging twists.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
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Space Run Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Tower-defense game has refreshing strategy elements.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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The History of Future Folk Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Quirky indie sci-fi film has positive messages about music.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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