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19 Love Songs Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Emotional collection explores love from all angles.
By David Levithan
(2020)
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Where Are You From? Book Poster Image
age 5+
Lovely art frames lyrical answer to oft-asked question.
By Yamile Saied Méndez
(2019)
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Rube Goldberg's Simple Normal Humdrum School Day Book Poster Image
age 5+
Funny, STEM-inspired story about reaction contraptions.
By Jennifer George
(2017)
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Archibald's Next Big Thing TV Poster Image
age 5+
Sunny book character's adventures make for fun family show.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Like a Love Story Book Poster Image
age 15+
Emotional tale about self-acceptance set during AIDS crisis.
By Abdi Nazemian
(2019)
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The Revolution of Birdie Randolph Book Poster Image
age 15+
Timeless novel about first love and family solidarity.
By Brandy Colbert
(2019)
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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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Where's Waldo? (2019) TV Poster Image
age 5+
Reboot of iconic puzzler teaches culture, problem solving.
Network: Universal Kids
(2019)
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Swipe Right for Murder Book Poster Image
age 15+
Teen takes on terrorists in page-turning LGBTQ thriller.
By Derek Milman
(2019)
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Andy’s Prehistoric Adventures TV Poster Image
age 5+
Time-traveling host learns about creatures of the past.
Network: Xfinity
(2016)
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Andy's Dinosaur Adventures TV Poster Image
age 5+
Dinosaur adventures are fun but have some scary moments.
Network: Xfinity
(2014)
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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers Book Poster Image
age 5+
Mister Rogers' songs stand up as uplifting, fun poems.
By Fred Rogers
(2019)
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Bookful App Poster Image
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age 5+
AR digital books more cool graphics than great reads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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ARcheology - Dig Up History App Poster Image
age 5+
Cool idea and imagery but info doesn't dig deep.
Devices: iPhone, iPad
(2019)
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The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare Book Poster Image
age 5+
Princesses learn to be heroes in fun science fair romp.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2018)
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What Can a Citizen Do? Book Poster Image
age 5+
Timely book on citizenship engages kids on their level.
By Dave Eggers
(2018)
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Bubuk App Poster Image
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age 5+
Teamwork wins in customizable story; paper book available.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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Otis and Will Discover the Deep: The Record-Setting Dive of the Bathysphere Book Poster Image
age 5+
Exciting story of launching 1930 deep-sea diving tank.
By Barb Rosenstock
(2018)
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Pablo TV Poster Image
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age 5+
Insightful, creative show centers on character with autism.
Network: Universal Kids
(2018)
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What Do You Do with a Chance? Book Poster Image
age 5+
Life advice for the young shows how to snag golden chances.
By Kobi Yamada
(2018)
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