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Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Movie Poster Image
age 8+
The best of the original series, but the most intense, too.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1980)
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WALL-E Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Brainy, charming, eco-friendly animated adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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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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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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Halo 5: Guardians Game Poster Image
age 13+
Violent, addictive sci-fi shooter remains very engaging.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2015)
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Overwatch Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Fantastic, frantic shooter with some violence, open chat.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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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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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Game Poster Image
age 18+
Violent, mature sci-fi sequel raises big moral dilemmas.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Horizon Zero Dawn Game Poster Image
age 13+
Fantastic, imaginative adventure with strong female lead.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2017)
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Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony Game Poster Image
age 18+
Macabre mature whodunit where nothing is as it seems.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2017)
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Apex Legends Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Epic battle royale game is more realistic than Fortnite.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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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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Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted Game Poster Image
age 15+
Classic survival horror franchise jump-scares to VR.
Platforms: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR
(2019)
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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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Alien Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Dated but still extremely scary. Not for younger kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1979)
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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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The Jetsons TV Poster Image
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age 5+
Fun, futuristic cartoon is still a kids' classic.
Network: Boomerang
(1962)
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