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Dr. Panda's Restaurant 2 App Poster Image
age 6+
Super-fun game gets kids cooking and creating.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
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SpeakaZoo App Poster Image
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age 6+
Conversations with animals can be sarcastic and confusing.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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Rio 2 (Official App for the Movie) App Poster Image
age 6+
Games shine, but movie summary lacks pizazz.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
(2014)
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Wild Kratts Creature Math App Poster Image
age 6+
Kids build habitats, practice math with fun PBS characters.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
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Wild Kratts Website Poster Image
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age 6+
Animal adventures fuel natural curiosity, plus science fun.
URL: http://pbskids.org/wildkratts/home.html
(2014)
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Penguins 3D Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Nature docu follows King penguin's quest to raise a family.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Swan Princess V: A Royal Family Tale Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Sustained peril gives fairy tale sequel a creepy edge.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Khumba Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Fun Lion King-like zebra adventure with some name-calling.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Free Birds Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Clever idea turns bland in turkey-focused holiday fare.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Animal Atlas TV Poster Image
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age 6+
Fun globe-trotting series teaches kids about animal species.
Network: Syndicated
(2004)
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ZooWhiz Website Poster Image
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age 6+
Go wild at the zoo with math and language lessons, rewards.
URL: http://www.zoowhiz.com
(2013)
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The Animal Book: A Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest, Toughest, Cleverest, Shyest--and Most Surprising--Animals on Earth Book Poster Image
age 6+
Richly layered, fascinating book kids will enjoy for years.
By Steve Jenkins
(2013)
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Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl Book Poster Image
age 14+
Intriguing tale of NYC teen guitarist turned werewolf.
By Emily Pohl-Weary
(2013)
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Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Faux holiday-themed sequel is weak and forgettable.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Slithery Snakes Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Creepy, fun book about snakes is chock-full of facts.
By Roxie Munro
(2013)
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Lost Planet 3 Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Mediocre sci-fi shooter doesn't do much for the series.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
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North America TV Poster Image
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age 6+
Gorgeous docuseries surveys nature both peaceful and brutal.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2013)
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Koala Kid Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Aussie circus adventure is fun but has a few scary scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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To the Arctic Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Educational documentary explores life in the frozen wild.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Madman's Daughter Book Poster Image
age 14+
Extra horror, romance in "Island of Dr. Moreau" update.
By Megan Shepherd
(2013)
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