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Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln Book Poster Image
age 5+
Beautiful historical picture book has stunning art.
By Margarita Engle
(2019)
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DIY.org – Creative Challenges App Poster Image
age 5+
How-to videos ignite curiosity and nurture key skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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A Jazzy Day - Music Education App Poster Image
age 5+
Jazz it up and explore instruments working together.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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The Big Fun Crafty Show TV Poster Image
age 5+
Craft-themed challenges encourage teamwork, creativity.
Network: Universal Kids
(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.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Art Stories Cities App Poster Image
age 5+
Playful take on world travel has lofty educational info.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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Balderdash!: John Newbery and the Boisterous Birth of Children's Books Book Poster Image
age 5+
Lively biography of the man who gave birth to kids' books.
By Michelle Markel
(2017)
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Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing Book Poster Image
age 5+
Joyous biography of artist celebrates creativity.
By Kay A. Haring
(2017)
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Freedom in Congo Square Book Poster Image
age 5+
Slaves' lives, jazz roots shown in stunning nonfiction book.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2016)
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GoNoodle Kids App Poster Image
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age 5+
Get hearts pumping with fun, kid-friendly movement videos.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(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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Antsy Ansel: Ansel Adams, a Life in Nature Book Poster Image
age 5+
Artful, relatable bio offers intro to photographer's work.
By Cindy Jenson-Elliott
(2016)
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Nature Cat's Great Outdoors App Poster Image
age 5+
Multitool TV tie-in for capturing outdoor adventures.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(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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Little Big Shots TV Poster Image
age 5+
Amazing kids wow in funny, family-friendly talent display.
Network: NBC
(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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CuriosityStream Website Poster Image
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age 5+
Educationally valuable videos come with a monthly premium.
URL: http://www.curiositystream.com
(2015)
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My Pen Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Energetic sketches show the power of one boy's pen.
By Christopher Myers
(2015)
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Firebird Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Soaring, rhythmic story for dancers with big dreams.
By Misty Copeland
(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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