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Gabby Duran & the Unsittables TV Poster Image
age 6+
So-so books-inspired comedy mines laughs from alien hijinks.
Network: Disney Channel
(2019)
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Little Red Coding Club App Poster Image
age 6+
Super simple story-based coding puzzles bogged down by AR.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Nya's Long Walk: A Step at a Time Book Poster Image
age 6+
Touching tale explores perseverance, clean water access.
By Linda Sue Park
(2019)
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Storm Boy Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Expect hunting violence in tear-jerking ecological tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Okko's Inn Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Anime ghost story rich with Japanese culture, grief.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Rivet: Better Reading Practice App Poster Image
age 6+
Free digital library offers a lot, but not all the best.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Thomas & Friends: Adventures! App Poster Image
age 6+
Thomas' educational world tour gets derailed by a pay wall.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Game of Stars: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Girl becomes demon slayer in fun fantasy game show spoof.
By Sayantani DasGupta
(2019)
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Train - Code Visually App Poster Image
age 9+
Good concept but needs tutorial and on-screen guide.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Inkling Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Live ink blob helps family cope with loss in touching tale.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2018)
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Hilda TV Poster Image
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age 6+
Whimsical books-based show celebrates adventure, friendship.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
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Bat Pat TV Poster Image
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age 6+
Animated book adaptation is colorful, goofy, a bit spooky.
Network: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Comcast Kid Central
(2015)
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The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants TV Poster Image
age 6+
Pervasive potty humor, pranks in books-inspired series.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
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The Swap Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Predictable body-switching comedy has positive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Downward Spiral: Lock and Key, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Moodier young Sherlock sequel is chock-full of secrets.
By Ridley Pearson
(2017)
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Wonderstruck Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Thoughtful, arty take on excellent Selznick novel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Little Women TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Strong female characters shine in classic book adaptation.
Network: PBS
(2018)
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Nils Holgersson TV Poster Image
age 6+
Tiny hero's adventures teach him to see new perspectives.
Network: Comcast
(2017)
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Paddington 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Charming, heartfelt sequel entertains, inspires compassion.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Boss Baby: Back in Business TV Poster Image
age 6+
Movie follow-up has laughs and strong family messages.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
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