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The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield Book Poster Image
age 10+
Dark, funny tale of mean boy trying to end his nine lives.
By John Bemelmans Marciano
(2013)
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Gabe the Cupid Dog Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Despite talking dog, convoluted romcom won't interest kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Exposure: Virals, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Teens seek kidnapped classmates in exciting Virals tale.
By Kathy Reichs, Brendan Reichs
(2014)
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Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina Book Poster Image
age 10+
Boy and dog face danger, find friends in fast-paced tale.
By Rodman Philbrick
(2014)
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The Last Wild Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Brave kids, animals team up in funny, scary, sweet sci-fi.
By Piers Torday
(2014)
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Dr. Oakley Yukon Vet TV Poster Image
age 10+
Alaska vet offers realistic view of treating sick animals.
Network: NatGeoWild
(2014)
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Pup Movie Poster Image
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Pup
age 10+
Iffy humor, stereotypes abound in awful animated movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Mouseheart Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Gripping, gory mouse adventure may be too dark for some.
By Lisa Fiedler
(2014)
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Island of Legends: The Unwanteds, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Moral dilemmas abound in thrilling, imaginative sequel.
By Lisa McMann
(2014)
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Calling Dr. Pol TV Poster Image
age 10+
Veterinarian's work makes for decent family fare.
Network: CW
(2014)
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The Dogs of Winter Book Poster Image
age 10+
Harrowing but uplifting story of orphan saved by dogs.
By Bobbie Pyron
(2014)
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Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Mediocre movie punctuated by recurring marketing tie-ins.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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K-9: Knightley & Son, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Less quirky, darker, more absorbing mystery sequel.
By Rohan Gavin
(2015)
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Zoey to the Max Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Tale of foster kid and dog marred by amateurish filmmaking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Belle and Sebastian Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Beautiful film about WWII has intense themes, drinking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Hopper's Destiny: Mouseheart, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Mouse vs. cats, humans in heroic, gory rodent saga sequel.
By Lisa Fiedler
(2015)
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The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate Book Poster Image
age 10+
Callie gets into science and scrapes in strong sequel.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2015)
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The Marvels Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Epic saga of theater family, told mostly in pictures.
By Brian Selznick
(2015)
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Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations Game Poster Image
age 10+
Amusing but flawed short brawler for fans of the TV series.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
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Army Dog Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Predictable father-daughter tale has solid messages, peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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