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Spider-Man 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
A popcorn pleasure with heart, soul, and insight.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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Rudy Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Inspiring sports film about a real-life underdog.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
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The Electric Company (1970s) TV Poster Image
age 5+
Sesame Street/Laugh-In hybrid taught Gen X to read.
Network: PBS
(1971)
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Family Ties TV Poster Image
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age 11+
Classic 1980s sitcom's messages still ring true today.
Network: Syndicated, Discovery Family Channel
(1982)
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Dr. Seuss: The Lorax Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Outstanding 1970s parable about protecting nature.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1972)
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Under the Empyrean Sky: The Heartland Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Thought-provoking, dystopian eco-adventure great for boys.
By Chuck Wendig
(2013)
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The Thickety: A Path Begins Book Poster Image
age 11+
Thrilling, brilliant witch tale is vividly violent, scary.
By J.A. White
(2014)
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The Baby Tree Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Gentle, sensitive intro to where babies come from.
By Sophie Blackall
(2014)
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Echo Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Tales of injustice masterfully blend with a dash of magic.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2015)
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It's Only Stanley Book Poster Image
age 5+
Dog turns house into moon rocket in fun, wacky story.
By Jon Agee
(2015)
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How to Read a Story Book Poster Image
age 5+
Sweet, engaging steps for budding readers.
By Kate Messner
(2015)
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This Is Me: A Story of Who We Are and Where We Came From Book Poster Image
age 5+
Fun look at immigration celebrates bringing items from home.
By Jamie Lee Curtis
(2016)
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Home at Last Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Fears faced openly when loving dads adopt older boy.
By Vera B. Williams
(2016)
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Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis Book Poster Image
age 5+
Fun, charming look at civil rights leader's childhood.
By Jabari Asim
(2016)
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Katie Woo Series Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Relatable stories in short chapters have good life lessons.
By Fran Manushkin
(2011)
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Freedom in Congo Square Book Poster Image
age 5+
Slaves' lives, jazz roots shown in stunning nonfiction book.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2016)
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Over and Under the Pond Book Poster Image
age 5+
Lovely book about wildlife teeming in and around a pond.
By Kate Messner
(2017)
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Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing Book Poster Image
age 5+
Joyous biography of artist celebrates creativity.
By Kay A. Haring
(2017)
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Balderdash!: John Newbery and the Boisterous Birth of Children's Books Book Poster Image
age 5+
Lively biography of the man who gave birth to kids' books.
By Michelle Markel
(2017)
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Dad and the Dinosaur Book Poster Image
age 5+
Dad helps son manage fears in kind story full of empathy.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2017)
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