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Dog Loves Counting Book Poster Image
age 4+
Whimsical tale shows how books can help you get to sleep.
By Louise Yates
(2013)
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Geronimo Stilton TV Poster Image
age 4+
Book hero's TV adventures are fun for young readers.
Network: Syndicated
(2009)
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The Boy on the Porch Book Poster Image
age 9+
Wonderful story of mute boy mysteriously left on farm.
By Sharon Creech
(2013)
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The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett: Origami Yoda, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Clever sequel gets tweens to think about how they're taught.
By Tom Angleberger
(2013)
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Planet of the Pies: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 4+
More absurdist fun with raining food, this time on Mars.
By Judi Barrett
(2013)
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Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. TV Poster Image
age 9+
Copious violence overshadows promising themes in hero 'toon.
Network: Disney XD
(2013)
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Poco Loco Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Zany mouse inventor tale spiced with Spanish.
By J.R. Krause, Maria Chua
(2013)
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VTech InnoTab Software - Bubble Guppies Game Poster Image
age 4+
Wealth of pet-themed activities keep preschoolers engaged.
Platforms: InnoTab, InnoTab 2
(2013)
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If You Want to See a Whale Book Poster Image
age 4+
Gentle, lyrical glimpse of a boy waiting to spot a whale.
By Julie Fogliano
(2013)
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The Slither Sisters: Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Goofy comedy for young boys riffs on horror cliches.
By Charles Gilman
(2013)
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Alchemy ~ Genetics App Poster Image
age 9+
Kids create crazy animal combos in fun but repetitive app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
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Times Tables Warp: The Multiplication Facts Game App Poster Image
age 9+
Arcade action flies kids through times tables.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
(2013)
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Penny and Her Marble Book Poster Image
age 4+
Moral dilemma, more emotional depth in cute Penny story.
By Kevin Henkes
(2013)
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Alien Buddies App Poster Image
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age 4+
Prereading games fun for young kids, but not challenging.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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Scaredy Cat in the Spooky Woods Game Poster Image
age 4+
Simple puzzle game teaches spatial reasoning.
Platforms: LeapFrog games
(2013)
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Extra Yarn Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Fanciful story of generosity has a classic folk-tale feel.
By Mac Barnett
(2012)
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Frankenweenie Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Burton's creepy young Frankenstein is perfect for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Warriors Series Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Cat clans mirror human issues in popular series.
By Erin Hunter, Cherith Baldry, Kate Cary, Tui T. Sutherland
(2003)
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Littlest Pet Shop TV Poster Image
age 4+
Product tie-ins dominate so-so cartoon.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2012)
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Darth Paper Strikes Back: Origami Yoda, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny, oddball story about sticking up for a friend.
By Tom Angleberger
(2011)
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