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Black Beauty (2020) Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Peril, emotional intensity in adaptation of classic tale.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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The Croods: A New Age Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Prehistoric cartoon sequel has slapstick, rude humor.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Buddy Games Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Obnoxious "bro" comedy is both funny and problematic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Instant Karma Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Opposites attract and karma is served in cute teen romance.
By Marissa Meyer
(2020)
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The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse TV Poster Image
age 5+
Slapstick humor, absurdity in funny retro animated shorts.
Network: Disney+
(2020)
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Crush: Crave, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Unpolished storytelling mars otherwise fun paranormal soap.
By Tracy Wolff
(2020)
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Early Departures Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Boy reconciles with dead friend in sublime fantasy tale.
By Justin A. Reynolds
(2020)
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Hearts and Bones Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Tense and upsetting drama has violence and adult themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Team Marco Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Charming get-outside-and-play family film, some stereotypes.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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The Pack TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Kid-friendly dog adventure competition promotes safety.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2020)
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In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny tale of Chinese girl adapting to 1947 Brooklyn life.
By Bette Bao Lord
(1984)
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The Princess Switch: Switched Again Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Wealth, royalty on display in fluffy but fun romcom.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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TrollsTopia TV Poster Image
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age 6+
Cheeky trolls celebrate differences with catchy tunes.
Network: Hulu, Peacock
(2020)
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The Little Mermaid Book Poster Image
age 4+
Fresh fairy tale twist focuses on friendship, not romance.
By Jerry Pinkney
(2020)
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Doug Unplugs TV Poster Image
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age 4+
Robot ditches data downloads to experience life firsthand.
Network: Apple TV+
(2020)
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The Broken Hearts Gallery Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Upbeat heroine anchors whimsical romcom; edgy sex jokes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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The Way Back Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Dark, complex, wise fantasy is steeped in Jewish folklore.
By Gavriel Savit
(2020)
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The Goddess of Fortune Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Moving Italian drama has positive messages, strong language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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How to Be a Girl in the World Book Poster Image
age 11+
Engaging coming-of-ager tackles sexual harassment of tween.
By Caela Carter
(2020)
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The Ickabog Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Harry Potter author's fairy tale is darker than expected.
By J. K. Rowling
(2020)
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