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PlayKids - Learn Through Play App Poster Image
age 3+
Popular shows, fun games; subscription needed for most.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Catie's Amazing Machines TV Poster Image
age 3+
Stereotype-busting preschool show has lots of fun vehicles.
Network: Comcast Kid Central
(2018)
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Malibu Rescue: The Series TV Poster Image
age 9+
Teen snarkiness overwhelms beach-set underdog story.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Malibu Rescue: The Movie Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Unexceptional teen beach movie has some potty humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Debunkers, Inc. Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Subpar mystery has bullying, mild cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Train - Code Visually App Poster Image
age 9+
Good concept but needs tutorial and on-screen guide.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Purp To-Do List & Goal Tracker App Poster Image
age 9+
Simple goal-setting app helps kids learn accountability.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
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The Downward Spiral: Lock and Key, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Moodier young Sherlock sequel is chock-full of secrets.
By Ridley Pearson
(2017)
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Dr. Panda Train App Poster Image
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age 3+
All aboard for silly but somewhat slow travel.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Complicated anime will appeal mostly to die-hard fans.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Dinosaur Train: What's at the Center of the Earth? Movie Poster Image
age 3+
Dino family's fun journey emphasizes curiosity, courage.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Thomas & Friends: The Adventure Begins Movie Poster Image
age 3+
Trains' sweet origin story promotes friendship, cooperation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Trollhunters TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Action-packed adventure show has scares, great role model.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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The Initiation: Lock and Key, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Suspenseful intro to a modern-day young Sherlock Holmes.
By Ridley Pearson
(2016)
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R.L. Stine's Mostly Ghostly: One Night in Doom House Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Live-action tale has spooky scares, teens in jeopardy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Thomas & Friends: The Great Race Movie Poster Image
age 3+
Entertaining train tale with mild peril, positive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Are We There Yet? Book Poster Image
age 3+
Car trip turns to time travel in highly imaginative story.
By Dan Santat
(2016)
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Regular Show: The Movie Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Animated BFFs' quirky time-travel story has some violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Liar, Liar, Vampire TV Poster Image
age 9+
Silly comedy has decent messages about self-image.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2015)
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"Why Is This Night Different from All Other Nights?": All the Wrong Questions, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Friends, villain clash on speeding train in gripping finale.
By Lemony Snicket
(2015)
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