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Frozen Story Theater App Poster Image
age 6+
Themed story creator fun for fans but shallow.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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You're Invited to Mary-Kate and Ashley's Party TV Poster Image
age 6+
Dated video series still delivers stars' exuberance.
Network: Nickelodeon
(1995)
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One Crazy Cruise Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Siblings' wacky adventures yield feel-good family messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Talia in the Kitchen TV Poster Image
age 6+
Likable female role model outshines soap opera-style series.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2015)
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Dory and the Real True Friend: Dory Fantasmagory, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Six-year-old imaginations run riot in appealing sequel.
By Abby Hanlon
(2015)
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Bunk'd TV Poster Image
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age 6+
Silly camp comedy spin-off will delight Jessie fans.
Network: Disney Channel
(2015)
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Magic Tree House Website Poster Image
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age 6+
Reading site has quizzes, games, plugs to buy book series.
URL: http://www.magictreehouse.com
(2015)
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Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Fourth Chipmunks movie is silly, brand-filled (as always).
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Snail Bob 2 Game Poster Image
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age 6+
Clever cartoonish puzzle adventure perfect for families.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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Phineas and Ferb: Day of Doofenshmirtz Game Poster Image
age 6+
Fun, affordable adventure has some technical glitches.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2015)
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Dawn of the Croods TV Poster Image
age 6+
Prequel 'toon warms the heart but can't match movie's mojo.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
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Stuck in the Middle TV Poster Image
age 6+
Heartwarming comedy pokes fun at chaotic family life.
Network: Disney Channel
(2016)
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Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters from Children Around the World Book Poster Image
age 6+
Kids' questions, pope's answers offer lots to think about.
By Pope Francis
(2016)
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The Adventures of Mary-Kate and Ashley TV Poster Image
age 6+
Sister sleuths' far-flung cases are lots of fun for kids.
Network: Nickelodeon, Online
(2001)
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Alpha and Omega: Dino Digs Movie Poster Image
age 6+
So-so sequel has mild cartoon action, some potty humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Loud House TV Poster Image
age 6+
Funny commentary on big-family dynamics has kindly messages.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2016)
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The New Adventures of Peter Pan TV Poster Image
age 6+
Modern take on classic characters has positive messages.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2016)
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Adventures in Babysitting TV Poster Image
age 6+
'80s film remake delivers clean laughs geared toward kids.
Network: Disney Channel
(2016)
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Journey to the Lights: Disney Frozen: Northern Lights Book Poster Image
age 6+
Upbeat "Frozen" spin-off is an easy chapter book for fans.
By Suzanne Francis
(2016)
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Judy Moody and the Bucket List Book Poster Image
age 6+
Laughs, lessons enrich tale of what to do before 4th grade.
By Megan McDonald
(2016)
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