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Peter Pan Book Poster Image
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age 8+
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
By J. M. Barrie
(1904)
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I Love Lucy TV Poster Image
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age 6+
Classic clowning from comic genius; for all ages.
Network: Syndicated, TV Land
(1951)
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Arthur TV Poster Image
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age 5+
A thoughtful cartoon for kids to grow up on.
Network: PBS
(1996)
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Bambi Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Disney's original circle-of-life story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1942)
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M*A*S*H TV Poster Image
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age 13+
Stellar war dramedy classic mixes humor, pathos.
Network: Hallmark Channel, Syndicated
(1972)
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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Classic tale of two famous outlaws; violence, cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1969)
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Maniac Magee Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Exciting, moving story explores racism, myth making.
By Jerry Spinelli
(1990)
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Clifford the Big Red Dog TV Poster Image
age 3+
Kids will love this big dog with lots of smarts.
Network: PBS
(2000)
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Degrassi TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Superb, socially conscious drama deals with tough issues.
Network: TeenNick
(2001)
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Little House on the Prairie TV Poster Image
age 7+
Classic pioneer drama is one for the books.
Network: Hallmark Channel, Syndicated
(1974)
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Number the Stars Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Stirring tale of girl who smuggles Jews to safety in WWII.
By Lois Lowry
(1989)
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The Two Towers Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Orcs attack, and Frodo marches to Mordor in exciting sequel.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
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Toy Story 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Stunning, witty, exciting, enchanting, and moving.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1999)
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Franklin TV Poster Image
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age 3+
Responsible TV; great for preschoolers.
Network: Nick Jr.
(1997)
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Princess Academy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
By Shannon Hale
(2006)
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Sense and Sensibility Movie Poster Image
age 11+
A lush and witty adaptation of Jane Austen's novel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1995)
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King Dork Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Dark, funny coming-of-age with lots of mature content.
By Frank Portman
(2006)
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To Kill a Mockingbird Book Poster Image
age 12+
Stunning classic examines racism -- and justice.
By Harper Lee
(1960)
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The Little Prince Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gorgeous classic about friendship, love, and life.
By Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(1943)
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The Secret Garden Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Great book, great adaptation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
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