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Chimpanzee Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Chimp "adoption" documentary has some scary moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Game Poster Image
age 14+
Intense and frenetic combat game for fans of this brand.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
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Big Miracle Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Animal-rescue tale has one death but otherwise OK for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Mystery Science Theater 3000 TV Poster Image
age 14+
Silly/smart bad-movie commentary is a teen geek's delight.
Network: Comedy Central
(1988)
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My Side of the Mountain Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping, inspiring wilderness-survival adventure.
By Jean Craighead George
(1959)
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We Bought a Zoo Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Family film tackles grief with humor and deep empathy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Angry Birds Space App Poster Image
age 7+
Sequel introduces new levels that have gravitational pull.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
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Mass Effect 3 Game Poster Image
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age 18+
Exciting sci-fi adventure with gore, sex, and profanity.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
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Cinder: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Cinderella as a futuristic cyborg. Pretty cool.
By Marissa Meyer
(2012)
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The Pigman Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Teens grasp impact of their hurtfulness in emotional novel.
By Paul Zindel
(1968)
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The One and Only Ivan Book Poster Image
age 8+
Heartwarming story of a heroic, artistic, captive gorilla.
By Katherine Applegate
(2012)
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Dolphin Tale Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Heartwarming tale is sweet, inspiring for kids and tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Kung Fu Panda 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Panda hero saves the day in surprisingly deep family film.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Mr. Popper's Penguins Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Carrey's penguin antics are predictable but still funny.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness TV Poster Image
age 6+
Martial arts adventures have positive messages for kids.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2011)
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Winnie the Pooh Movie Poster Image
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age 3+
Adorable big-screen Pooh adaptation is short and sweet.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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The Lion King (1994) Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Musical king-of-the-beasts blockbuster is powerful, scary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1994)
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Dumbo Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Sweet Disney classic is still lovely, despite stereotypes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1941)
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Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Quirky duo's other-realm adventures are fun for all ages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Rio Movie Poster Image
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Rio
age 6+
Vibrant bird tale is part adventure, part love story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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