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Letters from Father Christmas Book Poster Image
age 5+
Tolkien's magical North Pole tales delight all ages.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1976)
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Blythewood: The Blythewood Tales, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Girl fights mythical beings in thrilling school fantasy.
By Carol Goodman
(2013)
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The Shadow Hero Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Exciting take on a forgotten Asian-American superhero.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2014)
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Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Excellent docu on Muslim high school football players.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Girling Up:  How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular Book Poster Image
age 12+
Lots of knowledge and positivity in girl-power advice book.
By Mayim Bialik
(2017)
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It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health Book Poster Image
age 12+
Informative, updated, explicit sex ed book.
By Robie H. Harris
(2014)
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The Giver: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 12+
Dazzling graphic adaptation captures power of original.
By Lois Lowry
(2019)
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Almost American Girl Book Poster Image
age 12+
Tender graphic memoir of Korean teen's immigrant experience.
By Robin Ha
(2020)
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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer App Poster Image
age 5+
Less-scary read-along version of holiday classic shines.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
(2010)
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Arthur Christmas Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Fabulous, funny holiday movie about the Christmas spirit.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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hoops&yoyo Ruin Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Hallmark stars bring the funny to sweet holiday special.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Funny Christmas tale has feel-good themes for families.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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A Giant Crush Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Fun Valentine story stresses self-esteem, friendship.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2011)
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Working Mummies Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Punny, spooky look at moms all wrapped up in their jobs.
By Joan Horton
(2012)
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How the Toys Saved Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Delightful animated Christmas story, but some bullying.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Wrapped in Red Music Poster Image
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age 5+
Charming, festive album mixes classics with original tunes.
By Kelly Clarkson
(2013)
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The Sims 4 Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Complex, realistic life simulator includes sexuality, death.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
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Lost Christmas Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Mystical, heartwarming holiday tale with mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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A Monster Calls Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Heartrending adaptation explores the enormity of grief.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen Book Poster Image
age 12+
Candid, chatty memoir is powerful voice for trans kids.
By Jazz Jennings
(2016)
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