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Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Animated reindeer tale has nice messages but nasty bite.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Saving Winslow Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Gentle, moving story about loving bravely despite risk.
By Sharon Creech
(2018)
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Sonic Mania Plus Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Speedy action game's new content kicks it into overdrive.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Riding Lessons: Ellen & Ned, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kind, horsey story spotlights adoption and empathy.
By Jane Smiley
(2018)
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The Penderwicks at Last Book Poster Image
age 8+
Charming, funny series finale comes full circle.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2018)
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Issa's Edible Adventures App Poster Image
age 5+
Real recipes are highlights in this imaginary adventure.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
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My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Positive messages, some scary stuff in sweet, sparkly romp.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider: The Story of E.B. White Book Poster Image
age 5+
Gentle bio of "Charlotte's Web" author is full of charm.
By Barbara Herkert
(2017)
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StoryTime: Billy Goats Gruff App Poster Image
age 5+
Classic fairy tale with kid-friendly prompts, creepy troll.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
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Ride TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Diversity, resilience stand out in likable tween dramedy.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2017)
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Arlo the Burping Pig Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Predictable story about a girl and the piglet she loves.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Mekazoo Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun arcade side-scrolling platformer for young and old.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Harvest Moon: Skytree Village Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fantasy farm sim is fun but has some tedious crop work.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down Book Poster Image
age 8+
Halloween-themed 11th book a fun way to discuss kid scares.
By Jeff Kinney
(2016)
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Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis Book Poster Image
age 5+
Fun, charming look at civil rights leader's childhood.
By Jabari Asim
(2016)
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Moo Book Poster Image
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Moo
age 8+
City kids meet cow in fun tale of empathy, perseverance.
By Sharon Creech
(2016)
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The Complete Fairytale Play Theater App Poster Image
age 5+
Creative open-ended storytelling, but some drawbacks.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White Book Poster Image
age 8+
Enchanting illustrated bio of "Charlotte's Web" author.
By Melissa Sweet
(2016)
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My Little Pony: Harmony Quest App Poster Image
age 8+
Repetition, required purchases best put out to pasture.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Juana la Iguana en la Granja, Aprende en Español / Spanish App Poster Image
age 5+
Cute iguana guides kids through games entirely in Spanish.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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