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The Hate U Give Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Powerful, thought-provoking drama about race, activism.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Swap Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Predictable body-switching comedy has positive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Wild Adventures of Blinky Bill TV Poster Image
age 5+
Friendship, adventure, and humor abound in cute Aussie show.
Network: Comcast
(2016)
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Vampirina TV Poster Image
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age 5+
Vivacious vampire girl's adventures promote tolerance.
Network: Disney Junior
(2017)
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Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George's Creators Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Warmhearted docu of monkey's creators; some wartime footage.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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The Shack Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Sentimental faith-based adaptation explores grief, healing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Before I Fall Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Mix of iffy behavior, strong messages in well-acted YA tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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An American Girl Story -- Ivy & Julie 1976: A Happy Balance TV Poster Image
age 8+
Chinese-American tween embraces heritage in sweet story.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2017)
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The Great Gilly Hopkins Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Book-based drama has strong messages on family, friendship.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Bookaboo TV Poster Image
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age 3+
Celebs join rock-star pup for delightful story times.
Network: Amazon Prime Video, CBC Television
(2016)
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The Stinky & Dirty Show TV Poster Image
age 3+
Popular book characters are excellent role models for kids.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2016)
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Bottersnikes & Gumbles TV Poster Image
age 6+
Beautifully animated book adaptation has positive messages.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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Mr. Holmes Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Smart, literate, low-key drama about memory and stories.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Paper Towns Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Smart, edgy adaptation captures the humor of self-discovery.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Tale of young baker jam-packed with positive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Dear Dumb Diary Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Books-inspired movie has great social messages for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Curious George Swings into Spring Movie Poster Image
age 3+
Friendly monkey's escapades teach tots about nature.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Franklin and Friends TV Poster Image
age 4+
Friendly animal pals have positive social messages for kids.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2011)
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The Busy World of Richard Scarry TV Poster Image
age 3+
Friendly book characters teach kids about cooperation.
Network: Syndicated
(1994)
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Game Time: Tackling the Past Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Fantastic family film has positive messages for all ages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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