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Annedroids TV Poster Image
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age 5+
STEM learning, positive role models in well-rounded series.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2013)
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The Baby Tree Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Gentle, sensitive intro to where babies come from.
By Sophie Blackall
(2014)
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Danger Mouse TV Poster Image
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age 5+
Secret agent's globe-trotting adventures are fun for kids.
Network: Online
(1984)
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JFK Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Inspiring biography has bold, realistic artwork.
By Jonah Winter
(2013)
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DuckTales TV Poster Image
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age 5+
Fun globetrotting '80s cartoon can spark kids' curiosity.
Network: Disney Channel
(1987)
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Going Hollywood: A Dinosaur's Dream Book Poster Image
age 5+
Hilarious dinosaur tale teaches kids about tantrums.
By Hudson Talbott
(1989)
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Freckleface Strawberry: Best Friends Forever Book Poster Image
age 5+
Unlikely duo finds true friendship in fun boy-girl tale.
By Julianne Moore
(2011)
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Cool School: Where Peace Rules Game Poster Image
age 5+
Charming game models conflict resolution for young kids.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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Dear Dracula Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Sweet, funny story of friendship is a treat for the family.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Tyler Makes Pancakes! Book Poster Image
age 5+
Lively cooking story whipped together with fun food info.
By Tyler Florence
(2012)
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Dr. Seuss: The Lorax Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Outstanding 1970s parable about protecting nature.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1972)
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It's Tyrannosaurus Rex - Smithsonian's Prehistoric Pals App Poster Image
age 5+
Storybook follows dino on search for food, gives dino facts.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
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The Land Before Time III: The Time of Great Giving Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Dinosaur sequel offers strong lessons about cooperation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Dino Dan TV Poster Image
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age 5+
Young paleontologist teaches kids about Jurassic giants.
Network: Nick Jr.
(2009)
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I Spy Fly Guy!: Fly Guy, Book 7 Book Poster Image
age 5+
Fun, fast tale great for early and reluctant readers.
By Tedd Arnold
(2009)
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Adventures of the Gummi Bears TV Poster Image
age 5+
Sweet medieval bear clan has cross-generational appeal.
Network: Disney Channel
(1985)
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The Electric Company TV Poster Image
age 5+
Excellent update of '70s classic makes English lessons fun.
Network: PBS
(2009)
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Impy's Island Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Cute adventure with quirky animals; some mild scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Garrett's Gift Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Smart animation introduces African-American inventor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Valley of the Dinosaurs TV Poster Image
age 5+
Classic prehistoric family adventure 'toon for all ages.
Network: Boomerang
(1974)
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