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The Flight Before Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Wolves will scare younger kids in this holiday feature.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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R.L. Stine's Mostly Ghostly Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Mild tween Halloween tale could use more thrills.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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R.L. Stine's Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Tween-friendly, ad-happy Halloween fright fest.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Ultimate G's: Zac's Flying Dream Movie Poster Image
age 8+
IMAX movie has nice flight sequences, awful acting.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Star Trek: The Next Generation TV Poster Image
age 8+
Still going boldly, updated series is fun for all.
Network: Syndicated
(1987)
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Miracle at Sage Creek Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Spiritual Western is trite, but full of feel-good lessons.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Unwrapped TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Get the skinny on classic snacks and goodies.
Network: Food Network
(2001)
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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Classic Narnia tale has exciting battles, Christian themes.
By C.S. Lewis
(1950)
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Mad Hot Ballroom Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Enchanting dance documentary hits all the right beats.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Yankee Doodle Dandy Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Patriotic '40s classic charms, but some dated behaviors.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1942)
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Zoom TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun and games for middle-elementary kids.
Network: PBS
(1999)
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Romeo! TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Young rap star's story is surprisingly balanced.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2003)
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Jingle All the Way Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Ahnold terminates the holiday spirit.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1996)
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The City of Ember Book Poster Image
age 8+
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
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Love That Dog Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Boy pours his grief into poetry in moving free-verse gem.
By Sharon Creech
(2004)
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Spellbound Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Families should see this m-a-r-v-e-l-o-u-s film.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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My Magic Dog Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Low-budget dog-from-heaven story is emotionally intense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1997)
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The Adventures of Robin Hood Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Errol Flynn stars in swashbuckling family delight.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1938)
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The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread Book Poster Image
age 8+
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Action- and creature-packed Potter sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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