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Spirit Riding Free: Spirit of Christmas TV Poster Image
age 7+
So-so holiday horse tale warms with timely themes.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Abominable Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Funny, heartwarming adventure has some peril, scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Steven Universe: Future TV Poster Image
age 10+
Deceptively simple series about real, powerful emotions.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2019)
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Angel Mage Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Riveting fantasy has fierce women, angelic magic, adventure.
By Garth Nix
(2019)
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Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fluffy but enjoyable romance with intersecting stories.
By John Green, Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myracle
(2008)
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Jumanji: The Next Level Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Charming sequel offers generational humor but can get dark.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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6 Underground Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Explosive action, bloody images in intense adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Ellie, Engineer: In the Spotlight Book Poster Image
age 8+
Ellie fixes stuff, tackles mystery in fun pageant tale.
By Jackson Pearce
(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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Hustlers Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
J. Lo crime comedy glamorizes stripping; language, drugs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Tenth Girl Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Dense, eerie, violent horror story with surprising twist.
By Sara Faring
(2019)
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Hala Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Poetic coming-of-age tale tackles religion, youth with care.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Hold On Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Powerful message, but plot falls short in faith-based drama.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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Cocoon - A Space for Family App Poster Image
age 10+
Social media sharing for close-knit groups and families.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Ali Cross Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Exciting first case for detective's middle-school son.
By James Patterson
(2019)
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Bennett's War Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Predictable crowd-pleaser feels like a motocross commercial.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Semper Fi Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Violent, salty, slow-moving action drama highlights loyalty.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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The Goldfinch Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Art-centered drama about loss has teen drinking, drug use.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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1st Born Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Lame comedy about cultural differences; cursing, stereotypes
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Cerca / Close Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Engaging, simple bilingual book shows what "close" means.
By Juan Felipe Herrera
(2019)
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