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Love That Dog Book 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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Mad Hot Ballroom Movie 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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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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Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone Game Poster Image
age 8+
Outstanding painting software can make anyone an artist.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
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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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Goblin Secrets Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Orphan boy seeks lost brother in exciting, funny tale.
By William Alexander
(2012)
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Ghoulish Song Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Brave girl shines in exciting companion to Goblin Secrets.
By William Alexander
(2013)
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YAKiT Kids App Poster Image
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age 8+
Adorable talking photo maker great for laughs, creativity.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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GoldieBlox and the Movie Machine App Poster Image
age 8+
Young filmmakers will delight in empowering stop-motion app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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Imba Means Sing Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Vibrant, uplifting docu about African children's choir.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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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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Snipperclips - Cut it out, together! Game Poster Image
age 8+
Clever cutouts are a cut above the average puzzler.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
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Clayton Byrd Goes Underground Book Poster Image
age 8+
The blues and forgiveness fuel emotional family grief tale.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2017)
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DK Eyewitness Books Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Great reference books on many topics for young readers.
By Juliette Clutton-Brock
(2014)
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What Is the Story of? Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Surprisingly deep, interesting look at beloved characters.
By Who HQ, et al.
(2019)
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Civilisations AR App Poster Image
age 8+
Diverse AR collection brings the art museum home.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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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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Oliver! Movie 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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America's Ballroom Challenge TV Poster Image
age 8+
Snipe-free dance competition is fun for all ages.
Network: PBS
(2006)
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Ballet Shoes Movie 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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