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Jaws Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
'70s classic horror tale is still scary as ever.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Book Poster Image
age 8+
Original American fairy tale more spare, magical than movie.
By L. Frank Baum
(1900)
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The Wishing Spell: The Land of Stories, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
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Puella Magi Madoka Magica TV Poster Image
age 13+
Outstanding anime is more violent than you'd expect.
Network: New Video
(2012)
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Magic Tree House Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Fun, educational chapter books have something for everyone.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1992)
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A Tale Dark and Grimm Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting, funny, violent, and touching Hansel & Gretel tale.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2010)
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Percy Jackson's Greek Gods Book Poster Image
age 9+
Huge gift book of Percy-narrated Greek myths is tons of fun.
By Rick Riordan
(2014)
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Finding Dory Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Delightful sequel promotes teamwork; some sadness, scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Girl Who Drank the Moon Book Poster Image
age 10+
Entrancing fantasy spun with magic stresses power of love.
By Kelly Barnhill
(2016)
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Beauty and the Beast Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Disney fave has great music, strong messages, some scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1991)
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The Little Mermaid Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Superb, entertaining animated musical has some scary stuff.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1989)
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Frozen Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Wintry Disney musical is fabulous celebration of sisterhood.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Finding Nemo Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Sweet father-son tale has some very scary moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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March of the Penguins Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Stunning, loving documentary; some intense peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Howl's Moving Castle Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Charming Miyazaki fairy tale with surreal villains.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Oswald TV Poster Image
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age 3+
Witty, gentle, surreal; ideal for preschoolers.
Network: Nick Jr.
(2001)
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Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Entertaining, humorous take on biblical story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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How to Train Your Dragon: The Heroic Misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Engaging story is great for reluctant readers.
By Cressida Cowell
(2004)
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Nim's Island Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Book-based tropical adventure is good family fun.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Under the Sea 3D Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Stunning vision of the beautiful -- and fragile -- ocean.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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