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Steven Universe: The Movie Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Bright, beautiful animated movie has surprising depth.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Last Christmas Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Musically inspired romcom has big heart; language, innuendo.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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edjing Mix - dj app App Poster Image
age 8+
Solid digital DJ playground lacks help, pushes subscription.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Just Dance 2020 Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Great for dancing, socializing -- but some mature lyrics.
Platforms: Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2019)
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America's Most Musical Family TV Poster Image
age 8+
Family singing competition is positive and energetic.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2019)
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Western Stars Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Moving Springsteen concert movie about reflection, change.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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The Lion King Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Visually stunning remake is darker, more violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Anthem Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Ambitious story of teens' eye-opening road trip in 1969.
By Deborah Wiles
(2019)
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Spirit Riding Free: Pony Tales TV Poster Image
age 5+
Frontier friends return in fun mini-episodes, music videos.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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PlayKids - Learn Through Play App Poster Image
age 3+
Content galore includes shows, games; subscription needed.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Mazaam - The Musical Genius App Poster Image
age 4+
Lovely harmony of audio and visuals could use more variety.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Weverse App Poster Image
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age 16+
K-pop fans connect when translation tool works.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Anna and the Apocalypse Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Exuberant but uneven, gory holiday zombie musical.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Judy Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Booze, pills, smoking in well-acted but tragic biopic.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Note Quest: Learn Music Fast App Poster Image
age 8+
Speedy sight-reading drills work best with teacher support.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Pavarotti Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Docu traces opera icon's rise; some swearing, war images.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Yesterday Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Sweet romance, some swearing in appealing comedy/fantasy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Jam Toys App Poster Image
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age 3+
Great sound, graphics, but few features = limited fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Bodied Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Edgy comedy attacks stereotypes; strong language, drinking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Stuck Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Mature themes, swearing in kindness-and-connection musical.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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