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Dory Dory Black Sheep: Dory Fantasmagory, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Dory faces reading difficulties in imaginative third romp.
By Abby Hanlon
(2016)
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The Boss Baby Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Animated comedy about sibling rivalry has peril, body humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Masterpiece Adventures: The Marvin & James Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
A beetle and a boy share a friendship in sweet stories.
By Elise Broach
(2015)
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Calendar Mysteries Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
First-graders solve suspenseful mysteries month by month.
By Ron Roy
(2009)
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The Adventures of Sophie Mouse Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Cheerful stories about animal friends' kindness and honesty.
By Poppy Green
(2015)
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Hunter Street TV Poster Image
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age 6+
Family-centric adventure series has humor, heart.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2017)
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Pumpkin Reports TV Poster Image
age 6+
Kid-style alien invasion is entertaining, insightful, funny.
Network: Comcast
(2015)
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Insectibles TV Poster Image
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age 6+
Animated insect adventures have mild fantasy violence.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2015)
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Free Rein TV Poster Image
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age 6+
Likable British drama boasts exceptional female role model.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
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A Different Pond Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Exquisitely tender family story of Vietnamese refugees.
By Bao Phi
(2017)
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The Life of Ty Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Kind boy faces change in family, friends in relatable tales.
By Lauren Myracle
(2014)
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DuckTales TV Poster Image
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age 6+
Woo-oo! Adventure, fun, and laughs abound in Disney reboot.
Network: Disney XD
(2017)
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Love Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Gorgeous book about love shows family worry and pain, too.
By Matt de la Peña
(2018)
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Mary Poppins Returns Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Blunt is a delight in sweet, nostalgic, toe-tapping sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Boss Baby: Back in Business TV Poster Image
age 6+
Movie follow-up has laughs and strong family messages.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
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Backyard Wilderness Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Nature triumphs over devices in inspiring nature docu.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2018)
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Pup Star: World Tour Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Slapstick action and humor in musical talking-dog sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Polly Diamond and the Magic Book Book Poster Image
age 6+
Girl learns words, family matter in fun, imaginative story.
By Alice Kuipers
(2018)
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The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Sequel has simple story, leisurely pace, and mild action.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Ladybug Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Cute animated bug movie has lots of peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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