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The Red Balloon Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Imaginative story told entirely through vivid visuals.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1957)
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The Indian in the Cupboard Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Classic, heartwarming fantasy will rivet kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1995)
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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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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Movie Poster Image
age 7+
First Potter movie is a magical ride but also intense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
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Jim Henson's The Storyteller TV Poster Image
age 7+
Top-notch, if dark, retellings of classic fairy tales.
Network: HBO
(1988)
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Giants Beware! Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Fabulous medieval fairy tale with mighty girl heroine.
By Jorge Aguirre
(2012)
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The Wainscott Weasel Book Poster Image
age 7+
Charming tale of a weasel's adventure to protect his love.
By Tor Seidler
(1993)
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How to Train Your Dragon 2 Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Epic, thrilling 3D adventure sequel is outstanding.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street TV Poster Image
age 7+
Delightful family series with outstanding positive themes.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2014)
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Hansel & Gretel Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Retelling of familiar tale has exquisite art, rich prose.
By Neil Gaiman
(2014)
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Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre TV Poster Image
age 7+
Superb classic still entertains, but know your kid.
Network: Online
(1982)
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Half Magic: Tales of Magic, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Delightful, charming classic has adventure, humor, heart.
By Edward Eager
(1999)
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Captain Underpants Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Fun, irreverent series delights with action, wedgie jokes.
By Dav Pilkey
(1997)
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James and the Giant Peach Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Fabulous adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic book.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1996)
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The Borrowers Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Classic tale a bit slow but retains its appeal.
By Mary Norton
(2003)
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Time Warp Trio TV Poster Image
age 7+
A look back in time, through books -- how novel!
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2005)
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The Worst Witch at School Book Poster Image
age 7+
Too young for Harry? Try this fun witch series.
By Jill Murphy
(2007)
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Hercules Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Lighthearted, but scary stuff is too much for littlest kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1997)
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Bedknobs and Broomsticks Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Delightful Disney charmer may be too long for youngest.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1971)
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The Black Cauldron Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Book-based fantasy is darker than much Disney fare.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1985)
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