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Notorious Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Wacky tale of middle school, gang legend, and murdered dog.
By Gordon Korman
(2020)
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Dolittle Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Not the king of the jungle, but still cute; some peril/guns.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2020)
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The Healing Powers of Dude TV Poster Image
age 7+
Uneven comedy about anxiety encourages empathy, diversity.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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Cats Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Big-screen musical adaptation is both strange and magical.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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Togo Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
True Alaska tale mixes action and drama; some peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Sugar Rush Christmas TV Poster Image
age 10+
Holiday-themed spin on fun competitive baking show.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Spirit Riding Free: Spirit of Christmas TV Poster Image
age 7+
So-so holiday horse tale warms with timely themes.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Top Elf TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Lots of holiday spirit in fun building competition.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2019)
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A Family Reunion Christmas TV Poster Image
age 10+
Holiday special teaches gratitude, celebrates family.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Pick of the Litter TV Poster Image
age 7+
Guide dogs learn their trade in lovely docuseries.
Network: Disney+
(2019)
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Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fluffy but enjoyable romance with intersecting stories.
By John Green, Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myracle
(2008)
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Black Christmas Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Haywire holiday horror remake takes a feminist position.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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Clifford the Big Red Dog TV Poster Image
age 3+
Favorite canine returns in exceptional series reboot.
Network: PBS Kids, Amazon Prime Video
(2019)
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while True: learn() App Poster Image
age 13+
Creative AI introduction would benefit from in-game hints.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Dasher Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Reindeer's origin story has striking art, lots of heart.
By Matt Tavares
(2019)
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StarDog and TurboCat Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Flat-feeling animated animal adventure has cartoon violence.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby Movie Poster Image
age 10+
More adventures in Aldovia; some mild suspense, peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Costume Quest: Heroes on Holiday TV Poster Image
age 8+
Charming holiday-themed special promotes teamwork, kindness.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2019)
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To Be of Service Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Raw, honest documentary gets real about postwar trauma.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Finding Santa Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Holiday tale has cartoon action, suspense, intense peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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