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The Wednesday Wars Book Poster Image
age 10+
Funny, breathtakingly poignant '60s coming-of-age tale.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2007)
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Angelina Ballerina: The Silver Locket Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Angelina and friends dance and solve misunderstandings.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Summer of the Colt Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Gentle Argentinian tale of family, horses, and growing up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1991)
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Princess Academy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
By Shannon Hale
(2006)
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Opal Dream Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Unusual Australian drama has a few moments of violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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The Blue Bird Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Shirley Temple fantasy has some scares, outdated ideas.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1940)
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Rules Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Girl connects with brother who has autism in moving tale.
By Cynthia Lord
(2006)
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Beezus and Ramona Book Poster Image
age 7+
The first Ramona book is a treat for all ages.
By Beverly Cleary
(2006)
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Sparkle (1976) Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Predictable rise-to-fame tale with gangs, drugs, violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1976)
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Chestnut: Hero of Central Park Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Implausible dog tale has sweet messages, some mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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Holiday Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Old-fashioned Grant/Hepburn classic still charms.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1938)
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Koala Brothers: Outback Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 3+
Short animated feature filled with cooperation, teamwork.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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A Fish Tale (Help! I'm a Fish) Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Animated sea adventure with kid heroes, music, mild scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
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She's the Man Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Cute but crass comedy based on Shakespeare play.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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Cheaper by the Dozen 2 Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Brain-numbing sequel to a bad 2003 movie. Beware.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Nanny McPhee Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Charming adaptation of kids' books; some potty humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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Murmur of the Heart Movie Poster Image
age 18+
Classic French coming-of-age film has nudity, incest.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1971)
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Drake & Josh Go Hollywood Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Stepsiblings' antics shun reality in mediocre comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Classic Narnia tale has exciting battles, Christian themes.
By C.S. Lewis
(1950)
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The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sisters romp through summer in old-fashioned charmer.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2005)
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