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The Princess in Black and the Bathtime Battle Book Poster Image
age 5+
Princess-heroes team up to fight (and clean) stinky monster.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(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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Dragons: Rescue Riders TV Poster Image
age 5+
Cute adventure series brings dragon magic to younger crowd.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Toy Story 4 Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Big-hearted, touching finale to Pixar's legendary franchise.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Juana & Lucas: Big Problems: Juan & Lucas, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 5+
Colombian girl adapts to family changes in charming sequel.
By Juana Medina
(2019)
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The Swan Princess: Kingdom of Music Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Sweet fairy tale romance, positive messages, mild action.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Where's Waldo? (2019) TV Poster Image
age 5+
Reboot of iconic puzzler teaches culture, problem solving.
Network: Universal Kids
(2019)
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The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss TV Poster Image
age 5+
Classic Dr. Seuss puppets are familiar and fun.
Network: Kidstream
(1997)
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Bug Diaries TV Poster Image
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age 5+
Friendly characters' adventures delight in books adaptation.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2019)
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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers Book Poster Image
age 5+
Mister Rogers' songs stand up as uplifting, fun poems.
By Fred Rogers
(2019)
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Circle Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Circle faces fear of the dark and of the other in cute tale.
By Mac Barnett
(2019)
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Rooftops Interactive Book App Poster Image
age 5+
Heavy-handed screen time message with a magical resolution.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare Book Poster Image
age 5+
Princesses learn to be heroes in fun science fair romp.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2018)
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Good Rosie! Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Lonely dog makes friends in relatable picture book.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2018)
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What Can a Citizen Do? Book Poster Image
age 5+
Timely book on citizenship engages kids on their level.
By Dave Eggers
(2018)
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Bubuk App Poster Image
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age 5+
Teamwork wins in customizable story; paper book available.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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DIY TV Poster Image
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age 5+
Quirky show entices with mesmerizing animation, STEM topics.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2018)
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Fancy Nancy TV Poster Image
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age 5+
Books-inspired series celebrates individuality, expression.
Network: Disney Junior
(2018)
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Hogie the Globehopper TV Poster Image
age 5+
Cute frog discovers new cultures and makes new friends.
Network: Kids Central
(2017)
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Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures TV Poster Image
age 5+
Friendship, fun, marketing tie-ins in likable Barbie show.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
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