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Mighty Little Bheem TV Poster Image
age 4+
Toddler's cute adventures show off Indian culture.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Super Monsters TV Poster Image
age 4+
Kindly monsters model positive behavior for preschoolers.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
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Oddbods TV Poster Image
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age 4+
Oddly fun show features problem-solving, mischief making.
Network: Netflix
(2014)
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The Boy and the Beast Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Surprisingly touching coming-of-age adventure has heart.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Peanuts Movie Movie Poster Image
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age 4+
Gentle family-friendly comedy has sweet messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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LEGO Marvel's Avengers Game Poster Image
age 11+
Earth's Mightiest Heroes assemble for fun action game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2016)
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Reboot offers impressive action, distracting innuendo.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Ghostbusters Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Paranormal '80s classic has some scares, innuendo.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1984)
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Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare Game Poster Image
age 11+
Comedic, cartoonish shooter should be OK for younger teens.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
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Wolfblood TV Poster Image
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age 11+
British werewolf-style drama limits the fright for tweens.
Network: Disney Channel
(2012)
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42 Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Inspiring Jackie Robinson biopic has great messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Terraria Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Finicky but fun Minecraft-style game set in a 2D world.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Tolkien tale isn't as great as LOTR, but better for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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One Crazy Summer Book Poster Image
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age 11+
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
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Spider-Man 3 Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Kids will be dazzled, but the story falls short of No. 2.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Rocky Balboa Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Rocky's back, with new energy -- but same story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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Uglies: Uglies Quartet, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Thoughtful sci-fi about the price of beauty.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2006)
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The Karate Kid Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
'80s classic is still fun for families with older tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1984)
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Pooh's Heffalump Movie Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Gentle story of friendship is fine for wee ones.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Al Capone Does My Shirts: A Tale from Alcatraz, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Boy stands up for sister with autism in compassionate tale.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2005)
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