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Barney: Celebrating Around the World Movie Poster Image
age 2+
Globetrotting dino treats tots to dynamite dances.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Barney: Jungle Friends Movie Poster Image
age 2+
Barney's jungle journey has an eco-message.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Songs from the Sandbox Music Poster Image
age 2+
Broadway-style songs for kids encourage creativity and fun.
By Stephan Michael Schwartz
(2012)
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Barney & Friends TV Poster Image
age 2+
Love him or hate him, Barney is a hit with preschoolers.
Network: PBS
(1992)
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Julie & Julia Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Tempting Meryl Streep dramedy is OK but may bore kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Staten Island Cakes TV Poster Image
age 13+
Pastry chef + his boyfriend + family = fun reality recipe.
Network: WE
(2011)
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Around the World in 80 Plates TV Poster Image
age 13+
Cooking under pressure brings out chefs' worst sides.
Network: Bravo
(2012)
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Sparticl Website Poster Image
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age 13+
Great science resource, but advanced content can stump kids.
URL: http://www.sparticl.org/
(2015)
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Paper Girls, Volume 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Female newsies face aliens in fun sci-fi adventure.
By Brian K. Vaughan
(2015)
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Paper Girls, Volume 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Action-packed sci-fi about growing up and growing older.
By Brian K. Vaughan
(2016)
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42 Grams Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Fascinating portrait of a young chef has some cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Ugly Delicious TV Poster Image
age 13+
Food-culture show about more than just cuisine.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
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Eat. Race. Win. TV Poster Image
age 13+
Positive messages, impressive efforts in fun foodie series.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2018)
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PixARK Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Creative sandbox game hampered by heavy focus on survival.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Always Be My Maybe Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Upbeat romcom has some swearing, sex, drugs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Tick. Done. App Poster Image
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age 13+
Social how-to stories simple to make, easy to access.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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The Great Courses Plus App Poster Image
age 13+
Streaming videos feature engaging teachers, topics galore.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Android, Chromebook
(2019)
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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Game Poster Image
age 13+
Exceptionally fun, deep action-adventure promotes teamwork.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Intense dino sequel has scary, jump-worthy violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Jurassic World Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Reboot is fun but scarier, more violent than the original.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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