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Nobody Likes a Goblin Book Poster Image
age 4+
Outcast goblin proves courageous in mythic adventure.
By Ben Hatke
(2016)
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The Boy and the Beast Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Surprisingly touching coming-of-age adventure has heart.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Lucy & Pogo App Poster Image
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age 4+
Sweet story teaches inclusion with charming art, activities.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Tales Untold App Poster Image
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age 4+
Fun, well-crafted audio stories entertain parents and kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Peanuts TV Poster Image
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age 4+
Sweet vignettes with positive messages have broad appeal.
Network: Boomerang
(2016)
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Friday Night Tykes TV Poster Image
age 11+
Reality series shows ugly side of competitive youth sports.
Network: Syndicated
(2016)
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Miles Is a Mighty Brothersaurus Book Poster Image
age 4+
Sensitive sibling tale underscores "be yourself" theme.
By Samantha Kurtzman-Counter, Abbie Schiller
(2016)
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Second Chance Dogs Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Uplifting but emotionally intense dog-rescue/rehab docu.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Peanuts Movie Movie Poster Image
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age 4+
Gentle family-friendly comedy has sweet messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The Night Gardener Book Poster Image
age 4+
Mysterious gardener brightens gray town in magical story.
By Terry Fan, Eric Fan
(2016)
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Four little corners App Poster Image
age 4+
Simple story about geometric shapes encourages inclusion.
Devices: Kindle Fire
(2016)
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Fortified Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Alien sci-fi strategy game suffers from repetitive gameplay.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Fungus the Bogeyman Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Monster tale with gross-out humor, very strong language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye Book Poster Image
age 11+
Illustrated witchy, monstery tale offers goofy/creepy fun.
By Tania Del Rio
(2015)
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Miracle on 133rd Street Book Poster Image
age 4+
Neighbors come together in lively urban Christmas tale.
By Sonia Manzano
(2015)
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Toy Story That Time Forgot Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Delightful franchise add-on has happy messages, some peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Speakaboos Website Poster Image
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age 4+
Large digital library with reading supports -- for a fee.
URL: http://www.speakaboos.com/
(2015)
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Oskar and the Eight Blessings Book Poster Image
age 4+
Exquisite Hanukkah story has universal blessings theme.
By Richard Simon, Tanya Simon
(2015)
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The Green Bicycle Book Poster Image
age 11+
Funny, poignant, cheer-worthy tale of spirited Saudi girl.
By Haifaa al Mansour
(2015)
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He's a Bully, Charlie Brown Movie Poster Image
age 4+
The Peanuts friends cleverly team up to best a bully.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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