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Happy Feet Two Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Penguin sequel has fun musical numbers, a few mild scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Ellison the Elephant App Poster Image
age 5+
Sweet character shows kids that it's great to be unique.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
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Kim Book Poster Image
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Kim
age 16+
Classic about complex Indian cultures best for older teens.
By Rudyard Kipling
(1901)
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Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown TV Poster Image
age 5+
Thematic animal adventures are educational fun for kids.
Network: ABC
(2011)
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Dumbo Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Sweet Disney classic is still lovely, despite stereotypes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1941)
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Frogs and Toads: Max's Magical Journey Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Sweet Dutch adventure story follows kids exploring nature.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Life of Pi Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Fascinating survival tale with animal facts, gory detail.
By Yann Martel
(2001)
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Open Season 3 Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
B-team cast still delivers laughs, with less crude humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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1984 Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Classic dystopian novel about life under constant scrutiny.
By George Orwell
(1949)
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Native Son Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Gritty novel of violence and race best for older teens.
By Richard Wright
(1940)
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Rubble Kings Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Inspiring doc on hip-hop's roots has some violence, cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Unnecessary sequel isn't really worth kids' time.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Globe: Earth Adventures Game Poster Image
age 5+
Whirlwind global trip provides fun glimpse of the world.
Platforms: LeapFrog games
(2010)
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Santa and the Three Bears Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Timeless, sweet holiday short movie shows its age.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Latest sequel is surprisingly fun; good role models, too.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Open Season 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Understated but funny sequel has some crude humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Famous vet's daughter finds her own way to shine.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Jonathan Bird's Blue World TV Poster Image
age 5+
Explorers introduce kids to diversity of marine life.
Network: PBS
(2008)
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Lemur Kingdom TV Poster Image
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age 5+
Ring-tailed reality stars face life in the wild.
Network: Animal Planet
(2008)
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Arctic Exposure with Nigel Marven TV Poster Image
age 5+
Zoologist's tundra travels will inspire families.
Network: Animal Planet
(2007)
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