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The Nightmare Before Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Tim Burton magic with just a touch of scariness.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
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The Polar Express Book Poster Image
age 4+
One of the most beautiful Christmas books.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(1985)
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Hanukkah Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Award winner is perfect for holiday gift-giving.
By Roni Schotter
(2008)
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A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Kermit and friends deliver a cheery holiday tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer App Poster Image
age 5+
Less-scary read-along version of holiday classic shines.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
(2010)
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PopOut! The Night Before Christmas App Poster Image
age 4+
Holiday classic with exciting interactivity.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
(2010)
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Magic Tree House Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Fun, educational chapter books have something for everyone.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1992)
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I Have a Dream Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Stunning art amplifies meaning of King's words for kids.
By Kadir Nelson
(2012)
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Letters from Father Christmas Book Poster Image
age 5+
Tolkien's magical North Pole tales delight all ages.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1976)
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Blythewood: The Blythewood Tales, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Girl fights mythical beings in thrilling school fantasy.
By Carol Goodman
(2013)
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Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies Book Poster Image
age 7+
Fascinating profiles celebrate women of American Revolution.
By Cokie Roberts
(2014)
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Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade Book Poster Image
age 4+
Stunning design and story inspires passion for art-making.
By Melissa Sweet
(2011)
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The Shadow Hero Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Exciting take on a forgotten Asian-American superhero.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2014)
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Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Excellent docu on Muslim high school football players.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Ladybug Girl and the Dress-up Dilemma Book Poster Image
age 3+
Ladybug Girl picks Halloween costume in charming adventure.
By Jacky Davis
(2014)
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Here Comes Santa Cat Book Poster Image
age 3+
Cat learns how to make the Nice list in funny holiday tale.
By Deborah Underwood
(2014)
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Hannah and Her Sisters Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Brilliant but mature comic-drama about an imperfect family.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1986)
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In the Town All Year 'Round Book Poster Image
age 2+
Few words help kids focus on many details and story lines.
By Rotraut Susanne Berner
(2008)
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Oskar and the Eight Blessings Book Poster Image
age 4+
Exquisite Hanukkah story has universal blessings theme.
By Richard Simon, Tanya Simon
(2015)
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Ghosts Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Insightful, moving graphic novel of sisters facing fears.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2016)
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