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Hugo Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Spectacular book adaptation is great for tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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James and the Giant Peach Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lonely boy's magical adventure still satisfies.
By Roald Dahl
(1961)
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Skylanders Spyro's Adventure Game Poster Image
age 8+
Toy figurines become characters in exciting action game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2011)
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Brave Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Mother-daughter princess tale has some very scary scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Legend of Korra TV Poster Image
age 8+
Strong heroine, positive messages make great fantasy series.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2012)
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Gravity Falls TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Clever sibling story has some spooky stuff for kids.
Network: Disney Channel
(2012)
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The Stonekeeper: Amulet, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tragic events kick off action-packed graphic novel fantasy.
By Kazu Kibuishi
(2008)
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The School for Good and Evil, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fractured fairy tale has plenty of twists for fantasy fans.
By Soman Chainani
(2013)
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Wild Born: Spirit Animals, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Multiplatform magical beast series is a good fantasy intro.
By Brandon Mull
(2013)
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Skylanders: Swap Force Game Poster Image
age 8+
Excellent action romp tied to fun toy figures.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
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Pokémon X/Pokémon Y Game Poster Image
age 8+
Gameplay and characters kids love with some new twists.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck Book Poster Image
age 8+
Extra helping of potty humor in 8th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2013)
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Maleficent Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Visually beautiful but dark retelling of classic fairytale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Book Poster Image
age 8+
Family road trip goes hilariously awry in 9th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2014)
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Pokemon Alpha Sapphire/Pokemon Omega Ruby Game Poster Image
age 8+
Remake of fun all-ages RPG has some online safety concerns.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
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Wakfu TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Excellent game-inspired anime has likable hero at heart.
Network: Netflix
(2014)
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Ever After High TV Poster Image
age 8+
Product placement, iffy body images in creative series.
Network: Netflix, Online
(2014)
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We Bare Bears TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Hilarious bear bros. try to fit into tech-heavy human world.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2015)
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Descendants Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Energetic Disney movie's villains make likable role models.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Serafina and the Black Cloak Book Poster Image
age 8+
Spooky mystery-thriller about supernatural evil.
By Robert Beatty
(2015)
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