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Love That Dog [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 8+
Boy pours his grief into poetry in moving free-verse gem.
By Sharon Creech
(2004)
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Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
The best of the original series, but the most intense, too.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1980)
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Mad Hot Ballroom [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 8+
Enchanting dance documentary hits all the right beats.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Invader Zim [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 8+
This little green guy has one big 'tude.
Network: Nicktoons
(2001)
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Dance with Me [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 8+
Upbeat dance-romance is fine for tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
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My Life as a Teenage Robot [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Cartoon looks cool, but it can be a bit of a drag.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2003)
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Oliver! [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 8+
Glorious musical based on Dickens' Oliver Twist.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1968)
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Robotboy [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 8+
Robot's firepower makes show iffy for kids.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2005)
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Transformers: Cybertron [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Latest robot series steps into the final frontier.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2005)
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Transformers: Animated [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
So-so; feels like a barely disguised commercial.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2007)
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Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Kid-centric but violent prequel lacks originals' energy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Sherlock Holmes battles crime in the future.
Network: WB
(1999)
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Eon Kid [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 8+
Robotic arm points to adventure, fantasy violence.
Network: CW
(2006)
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America's Ballroom Challenge [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Snipe-free dance competition is fun for all ages.
Network: PBS
(2006)
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Star Wars: Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
Ewok-filled finale less Force-ful than previous.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1983)
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Short Circuit 2 [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 8+
Fewer explosions and more charm than the first.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1988)
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Girls Rock! [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 8+
Girl-power docu has a strong positive message.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Transformers [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 8+
Classic '80s 'toon more than just a commercial in disguise.
Network: Syndicated, Discovery Family Channel
(1984)
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Star Wars: The Clone Wars [node:content-type] Poster Image
age 8+
CGI Star Wars saga is dull, despite action.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Ballet Shoes [node:content-type] Poster Image
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age 8+
Sisters learn value of love, work, and sacrifice.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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