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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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Elf Pets: Santa's St. Bernards Save Christmas TV Poster Image
age 5+
Heartwarming tale emphasizes compassion, generosity.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2018)
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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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The Star Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Sweet Nativity story told from animals' perspective.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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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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Albert Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Spunky tree's adventures are filled with festive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The 12 Sleighs of Christmas Book Poster Image
age 5+
Elves compete to make Santa new sleigh in imaginative tale.
By Sherri Duskey Rinker
(2017)
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Arthur and the Haunted Tree House TV Poster Image
age 5+
Fun tale treats kids to gentle scares, positive messages.
Network: PBS
(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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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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Little Big Shots TV Poster Image
age 5+
Amazing kids wow in funny, family-friendly talent display.
Network: NBC
(2016)
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Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Animated version of much-loved tale invites younger viewers.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 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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