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Julie and the Phantoms TV Poster Image
age 8+
Heartwarming series wins with music, emotional honesty.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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Skunk and Badger, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny tale of offbeat animal friendship has kindness, depth.
By Amy Timberlake
(2020)
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Blackbird (2020) Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Excellent cast elevates sentimental right-to-die drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Blood & Honey: Serpent & Dove, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Witchy sequel enchants yet has serious stumbles.
By Shelby Mahurin
(2020)
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The Lost Book of the White: The Eldest Curses, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Shadowhunter spin-off loses momentum while fighting demons.
By Cassandra Clare, Wesley Chu
(2020)
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Mr. Lemoncello and the Titanium Ticket: Mr. Lemoncello's Library, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lively nod to Willy Wonka rewards teamwork, empathy.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2020)
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Cuties Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Poignant drama is candid about tween sexuality; language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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We Are Totally Normal Book Poster Image
age 15+
Compelling but uneven tale of teen exploring his sexuality.
By Rahul Kanakia
(2020)
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The Trip to Greece Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Coogan and Brydon's final road trip has warmth but swearing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Yes, God, Yes Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Amusing (if dated) teen comedy with sex talk, acts, chats.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Dragons in a Bag Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Exciting tale of New York kid's journey to magical world.
By Zetta Elliott
(2018)
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Chemical Hearts Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Grief, trauma, sex, and heartbreak in book-based teen drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Stage Mother Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Bawdy comedy puts lipstick on overcoming prejudice.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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The 24th Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Violent but powerful historical drama about Black soldiers.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Fearless Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Animated adventure has diverse cast, action, humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Project Power Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Action film has extreme violence, compelling characters.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Magic Camp Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Tween-friendly camp-set comedy has positive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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The Secret Garden (2020) Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Adaptation has positive themes but falls short on magic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Growing Up Great!: The Ultimate Puberty Book for Boys Book Poster Image
age 8+
Encouraging puberty guide covers emotional growth, too.
By Scott Todnem
(2019)
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Aliens Stole My Body Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Campy sci-fi tale has low-budget effects, hokey humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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