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The Angry Birds Movie 2 Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Funnier sequel still has silly action, potty humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Black Beauty Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Classic horse novel has be-kind-to-animals message.
By Anna Sewell
(1887)
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Red Dead Redemption 2 Game Poster Image
age 18+
Outstanding Western adventure has very mature themes.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2018)
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Canticos TV Poster Image
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age 3+
Bilingual sing-a-long series great for preschoolers.
Network: Amazon Prime Video, Nick Jr.
(2018)
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The Burning Maze: The Trials of Apollo, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Evil Caligula reigns again in high-action Apollo sequel.
By Rick Riordan
(2018)
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Far Cry 5 Game Poster Image
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age 18+
Violent, mature shooter rages across Montana lands.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Ferdinand Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Sweet story about compassion, nonviolence has a few scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Game Poster Image
age 10+
Vast adventure with some combat rewards logical thinking.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii U
(2017)
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Hunt for the Wilderpeople Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Quirky Kiwi dramedy promotes teamwork, friendship.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Stardew Valley Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Absorbing farm simulation is fun; some confusing segments.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
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Shaun the Sheep Movie Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Tons of barn-animal fun in sweet stop-motion adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The Longest Ride Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Formulaic but still romantic Sparks adaptation gets steamy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The War That Saved My Life Book Poster Image
age 9+
Abused girl finds courage, family in compelling WWII story.
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2015)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Book Poster Image
age 8+
Family road trip goes hilariously awry in 9th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2014)
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BoJack Horseman TV Poster Image
age 15+
Talking animals too crass for the kids it might attract.
Network: Netflix
(2014)
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Hay Day App Poster Image
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age 13+
Farming sim has lots of features but slow progression.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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NumberShire Game Poster Image
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age 5+
Rich village simulation teaches core-standards math.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
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The Elder Scrolls Online Game Poster Image
age 16+
Online fantasy game is rooted heavily in bloody violence.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
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Peg + Cat TV Poster Image
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age 3+
Spunky girl's math skills solve problems, teach lessons.
Network: PBS Kids
(2013)
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Sarah & Duck TV Poster Image
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age 3+
Whimsical series about friendship caters to kids' curiosity.
Network: Sprout
(2013)
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