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Winterhouse Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Perfectly set bookish mystery with some spooky stuff.
By Ben Guterson
(2018)
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The Lost Rainforest: Mez's Magic Book Poster Image
age 9+
Action-packed but scattered tale of magic talking animals.
By Eliot Schrefer
(2018)
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Saving Christmas Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Uninspired, amateurish holiday tale with bullying.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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The Passion Live Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Stirring modern-day musical retelling of Easter story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Hidden Oracle: The Trials of Apollo, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Worthy addition to the mythological world of Percy Jackson.
By Rick Riordan
(2016)
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Uki TV Poster Image
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Uki
age 2+
Charming animated show suits the youngest viewers.
Network: Kids Central
(2010)
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A Horse Tale Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Wholesome but trite "can-we-save-the-farm?" holiday romance.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Norman Rockwell Presents: A Christmas Tail Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Cute dog isn't enough to rescue routine holiday romance.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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My Very Hungry Caterpillar App Poster Image
age 2+
Famous book inspires activities, encourages kids to nurture.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
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Activity Village Website Poster Image
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age 2+
Free learning-activity site only missing contextual info.
URL: http://www.activityvillage.co.uk
(2015)
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Fall of Heroes: The Cloak Society, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Superheroes make a comeback in crash-pow installment.
By Jeramey Kraatz
(2014)
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Sisters Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Funny, moving memoir should appeal to younger comics fans.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2014)
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In the Town All Year 'Round Book Poster Image
age 2+
Few words help kids focus on many details and story lines.
By Rotraut Susanne Berner
(2008)
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Black Nativity Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Christmas musical is feel-good story of faith, forgiveness.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Fraboom Online Children's Museum Website Poster Image
age 9+
Tons of learning and goofy fun could be better organized.
URL: http://www.fraboom.com
(2014)
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Nickel Bay Nick Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Tween boy must salvage Christmas in fun, moving adventure.
By Dean Pitchford
(2013)
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Home Alone 5: The Holiday Heist Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Predictable slapstick comedy still delivers the laughs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Peter Rabbit and the Pumpkin Patch Book Poster Image
age 2+
Beloved rabbits return in comforting Halloween tale.
By Beatrix Potter
(2013)
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Dork Diaries 6: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker Book Poster Image
age 9+
Graphic novel is funny but light on content, long on drama.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2013)
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Teacher's Pest: Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Bug-monsters offer light horror hijinks in third volume.
By Charles Gilman
(2013)
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