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The Billion Dollar Hobo Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Truly inane comedy with few laughs, but nothing iffy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1977)
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Story's End Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Storybound sequel has brave kids, cosmic battle.
By Marissa Burt
(2013)
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The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle Book Poster Image
age 8+
Wacky, gripping sequel has slapstick, swordplay, sweetness.
By Christopher Healy
(2013)
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Of Giants and Ice: The Ever Afters, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Derivative but fun fairy-tale adventure.
By Shelby Bach
(2012)
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The Enchantress Returns: The Land of Stories, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Adventure, sweetness, peril, some loss in fairy tale sequel.
By Chris Colfer
(2013)
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Of Witches and Wind: The Ever Afters, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Action picks up in fairy tale fantasy sequel.
By Shelby Bach
(2013)
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Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fractured fairy tale will charm and delight young readers.
By Liesl Shurtliff
(2013)
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Christmas with Tucker TV Poster Image
age 8+
Sugary holiday tale steeped in family-friendly messages.
Network: Hallmark Channel
(2013)
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Lord and Lady Bunny -- Almost Royalty! Book Poster Image
age 8+
Hilarious sequel takes Madeline and Bunnys to England.
By Polly Horvath
(2014)
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Noah's Ark Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Animated tale has lots of cartoonish violence, crass humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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The Hero's Guide to Being an Outlaw Book Poster Image
age 8+
Sweet, silly, swashbuckling end to fairy-tale saga.
By Christopher Healy
(2014)
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Zapped Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Boy stereotypes stand out in otherwise feel-good movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Of Sorcery and Snow: The Ever Afters, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Magical, real worlds collide in action-packed sequel.
By Shelby Bach
(2014)
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Story Thieves, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids jump in and out of book worlds in wacky series start.
By James Riley
(2015)
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Finding Serendipity Book Poster Image
age 8+
Bold girl dives into author mom's story in wild romp.
By Angelica Banks
(2015)
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The Year of the Three Sisters Book Poster Image
age 8+
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
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The Island of Dr. Libris Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids, book characters, mad scientist in wacky, upbeat tale.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2015)
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Jack: The True Story of Jack & the Beanstalk Book Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting, funny, fractured fairy tale of boy vs. giants.
By Liesl Shurtliff
(2015)
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#IDARB Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Wacky soccer game seems easy, but chaotic play is tricky.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2015)
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The Day My Butt Went Psycho TV Poster Image
age 8+
Bizarre tales of boy and his bottom have meager messages.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
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