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An American Girl Story - Melody, 1963: Love Has to Win Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Indomitable girl speaks up for civil rights in sweet story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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DK Eyewitness Books Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Great reference books on many topics for young readers.
By Juliette Clutton-Brock
(2014)
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Osmo Coding App Poster Image
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age 7+
Hybrid toys give kids unique, hands-on coding practice.
Devices: iPad
(2016)
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Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White Book Poster Image
age 8+
Enchanting illustrated bio of "Charlotte's Web" author.
By Melissa Sweet
(2016)
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The Goddess Girls Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Zeus' students have fun adventures at Mount Olympus Academy.
By Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams
(2010)
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Blue Apprentice - Elementary Science Adventure Game by Galxyz App Poster Image
age 8+
Immersive science adventure helpful for reinforcing facts.
Devices: iPad
(2016)
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Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas Book Poster Image
age 7+
Compelling bio of African-American heart surgery innovator.
By Gwendolyn Hooks
(2016)
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GoldieBlox: Adventures in Coding - The Rocket Cupcake Co. App Poster Image
age 7+
Story-based coding adventure plus diverse girl-empowerment.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Basil of Baker Street: The Great Mouse Detective, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Classic, cute series about Sherlock-like mouse sleuth.
By Eve Titus
(2016)
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Flight of the Butterflies Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Gentle docu celebrates miracle of butterfly migration.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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American Girl: Lea to the Rescue Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Action-packed jungle mystery has suspense, peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Nocturnals: The Mysterious Abductions Book Poster Image
age 7+
Sweet, wacky series start has strong values, scary moments.
By Tracey Hecht
(2016)
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When Calls the Heart: Heart of a Hero Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Historical drama has earnest stories, heartfelt values.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Journey to Space Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Stunning visuals in short docu about modern space program.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Nancy Drew: Codes & Clues - Mystery Coding Game App Poster Image
age 7+
Girl-targeted STEM ambitious but somewhat shallow.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2016)
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Genius by Stephen Hawking TV Poster Image
age 8+
Volunteers test theory that brilliance lies in everyone.
Network: PBS
(2016)
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The Stolen Chapters: Story Thieves, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Worlds collide as the kids land in Sherlock Holmes mystery.
By James Riley
(2016)
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Kong: King of the Apes TV Poster Image
age 8+
CGI take on primate's story is violent but entertaining.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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Koi Game Poster Image
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age 7+
Cute but shallow fish tale with eco message makes no waves.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2016)
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The Wild Robot Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Robot vs. wilderness in poignant survival tale.
By Peter Brown
(2016)
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