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Mongrels TV Poster Image
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age 18+
Raunchy British puppet sitcom is hilarious fare for adults.
Network: Hulu
(2010)
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Steam Train, Dream Train Book Poster Image
age 4+
Jolly animals load a train in this dream of a bedtime book.
By Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld
(2013)
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Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade Book Poster Image
age 4+
Stunning design and story inspires passion for art-making.
By Melissa Sweet
(2011)
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LEGO City Undercover Game Poster Image
age 9+
Fun, imaginative, safe adventure set in a plastic world.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
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Elmo Loves 123s App Poster Image
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age 4+
Kids learn numbers with beloved Muppets.
Devices: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
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SimCity Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Exciting but technically flawed city-building simulation.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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Etiquette & Espionage: Finishing School, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Delightful steampunk fantasy about girl spies and assassins.
By Gail Carriger
(2013)
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Richard Scarry's What Do People Do All Day? Book Poster Image
age 3+
Engaging classic makes work delightful.
By Richard Scarry
(1968)
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Just One Day Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Mature romance explores love, travel, and self-discovery.
By Gayle Forman
(2013)
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Linnea in Monet's Garden Book Poster Image
age 6+
Wonderful intro to art and Monet through a kid's eyes.
By Christina Bjork, Lena Anderson
(2012)
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The Chica Show TV Poster Image
age 3+
Lively show combines great messages, pint-size dress-up fun.
Network: Sprout
(2012)
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The Children of Willesden Lane Book Poster Image
age 12+
Inspiring story of teen pianist who escaped Nazis in WWII.
By Mona Golabek, Lee Cohen
(2003)
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Mighty Machines TV Poster Image
age 4+
Live-action nuts-and-bolts series is big fun for kids.
Network: Online
(1998)
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Toca Train App Poster Image
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age 4+
Virtual train set for fun, discovery learning.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
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Crash & Bernstein TV Poster Image
age 8+
Funny puppet comedy needs a reality check from parents.
Network: Disney XD
(2012)
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Kinect Sesame Street TV Game Poster Image
age 3+
Excellent example of educational interactive television.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
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Thomas & Friends: Blue Mountain Mystery: The Movie Movie Poster Image
age 3+
Sleuthing story has worthy messages for preschoolers.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Railsea Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Train captain pursues giant moles in clever pirate parody.
By China Mieville
(2012)
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Remarkable Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Great premise overcomes an excess of clever embellishments.
By Lizzie K. Foley
(2012)
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Being Elmo Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Inspiring docu about the man behind the Muppet superstar.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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