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Olympic Dreams Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Romcom has cool behind-the-scenes access but weak story.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2020)
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Parked Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Poverty, homelessness explored in hopeful tale of community.
By Danielle Svetcov
(2020)
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I Am Perfectly Designed Book Poster Image
age 3+
Gentle, loving tale of an affirming father-son relationship.
By Karamo Brown, Jason "Rachel" Brown
(2019)
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Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Action-packed end of iconic series falls short of greatness.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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Jumanji: The Next Level Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Charming sequel offers generational humor but can get dark.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Clifford the Big Red Dog TV Poster Image
age 3+
Favorite canine returns in exceptional series reboot.
Network: PBS Kids, Amazon Prime Video
(2019)
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Music Lullabies TV Poster Image
age 3+
Gentle Disney characters star in sleepy, short music videos.
Network: Disney Junior
(2018)
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Roar Like a Dandelion Book Poster Image
age 3+
Whimsical wordplay, wacky pictures in delightful ABC book.
By Ruth Krauss
(2019)
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Blue's Clues & You! TV Poster Image
age 3+
Engaging reboot teaches preschoolers prereading skills.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2019)
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Sesame Street Yourself App Poster Image
age 3+
Lighthearted fun, songs, dress-up masks, in-app purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Kiki & Jax: The Life-Changing Magic of Friendship Book Poster Image
age 3+
Upbeat pro-tidying tale shows how mess can intrude on fun.
By Marie Kondo
(2019)
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Grumpy Monkey Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Warm, funny lesson about a monkey’s bad mood.
By Suzanne Lang
(2018)
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Mofy TV Poster Image
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age 3+
Cute animals learn about emotions in sweet preschool show.
Network: Universal Kids
(2013)
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The Platypus’ Search App Poster Image
age 3+
Beautifully animated interactive tale teaches key lessons.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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If You Give a Mouse a Pumpkin TV Poster Image
age 3+
Teamwork, empathy stand out in fun holiday story.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(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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Allies Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Gripping, must-read novel follows young soldiers on D-Day.
By Alan Gratz
(2019)
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The Addams Family: Mystery Mansion App Poster Image
age 11+
Altogether ooky family gets a new home on mobile devices.
Devices: iPhone, Android
(2019)
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Maiden Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Poignant, thrilling tale of groundbreaking female sailors.
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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