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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Superb true tale of remarkable teen; some violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Bubu and the Little Owls TV Poster Image
age 4+
Charming animated explorers teach kids value of curiosity.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2019)
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To Night Owl From Dogfish Book Poster Image
age 10+
Sweet, funny tween tale of friendship and family.
By Holly Goldberg Sloan, Meg Wolitzer
(2019)
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Zoe Valentine TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Thoughtful drama explores serious themes with heart.
Network: YouTube, Brat
(2019)
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Right as Rain Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Pitch-perfect story about loss and change inspires hope.
By Lindsey Stoddard
(2019)
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A Curse So Dark and Lonely Book Poster Image
age 14+
Modern "Beauty" tale has complex characters, gore, humor.
By Brigid Kemmerer
(2019)
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Good Enough Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Compelling, emotional look at tween's anorexia recovery.
By Jen Petro-Roy
(2019)
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The Girl King Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Action-filled fantasy series off to a violent start.
By Mimi Yu
(2019)
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The History of Everything App Poster Image
age 8+
Basic timeline of select events; confusing presentation.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Nobody's Fool Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Perry's Tiffany Haddish romcom is lewd, crude, pro-pot.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Giver: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 12+
Dazzling graphic adaptation captures power of original.
By Lois Lowry
(2019)
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Peppa Celebrates Chinese New Year Movie Poster Image
age 3+
Great holiday explainer best for young Mandarin speakers.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Sisters Brothers Movie Poster Image
age 17+
Heavy violence, camaraderie in revisionist Western.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Bernie the Dolphin Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Amiable eco-tale is wholesome but lackluster.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Minor Incidents and Absolute Uncertainties: Frazzled, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Abbie overcomes Outdoor School anxiety in hilarious sequel.
By Booki Vivat
(2019)
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Dragon Pearl Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Fox-spirit teen brings Korean myths to adventurous sci-fi.
By Yoon Ha Lee
(2019)
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The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring memoir teaches kids to dream big.
By Sonia Sotomayor
(2019)
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Butterfly TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Powerful, complex, mature drama dives into gender identity.
Network: Hulu
(2019)
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Dolphin Kick Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Family tale has great dolphin footage; some suspense/action.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Gigantosaurus TV Poster Image
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age 4+
Curious dinosaur pals' adventures are fun for young fans.
Network: Disney Junior
(2019)
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