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A Christmas-tastic Carol Book Poster Image
age 8+
Dickens perennial gets goofy "Adventure Time" treatment.
By Max Brallier
(2014)
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Happy Christmas Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Well-acted holiday dramedy has drinking, mature themes.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Frozen in Time Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Fun, engaging holiday film with positive messages.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Lost Christmas Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Mystical, heartwarming holiday tale with mature themes.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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I Am Santa Claus Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Docu about holiday helpers has mature themes, profanity.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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An Evergreen Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Well-meaning but generic holiday story with mature themes.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Thomas and Friends: The Christmas Engines Movie Poster Image
age 3+
Gentle winter train tales celebrate the holidays.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Santa's Magic Toy Bag Movie Poster Image
age 3+
Puppet elf's adventure in Santa's toy shop short and sweet
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Small Town Santa Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Low-budget tale has worthy messages, lots of stereotypes.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Costume Quest 2 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun Halloween sequel retreads mildly violent costumed play.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
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The Sweetest Witch Around Book Poster Image
age 4+
Young witch falls for human candy in cute Halloween tale.
By Alison McGhee
(2014)
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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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The Sims 4 Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Complex, realistic life simulator includes sexuality, death.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
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Cwist Website Poster Image
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age 7+
Well-designed, goal-based motivation system rewards kids.
URL: https://www.cwist.com/
(2014)
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Sisters Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Funny, moving memoir should appeal to younger comics fans.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2014)
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Coming Home for Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Sentimental holiday fare with strong messages about family.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Speakaboos Stories: 150+ Interactive Children's Books, Read Along Videos & Educational Songs for Preschool & Kindergarten Kids App Poster Image
age 4+
Engaging library app with songs, fun interactive games.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
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Guess the Emoji App Poster Image
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age 13+
Picture puzzles challenge, sometimes too much.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
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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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StoryBots Website Poster Image
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age 3+
Kids star in books and vids; lots of fun, less learning.
URL: http://www.storybots.com
(2014)
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