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A Monster Calls Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Heartrending adaptation explores the enormity of grief.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Delightful but dark Potter prequel is more grown-up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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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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13 Reasons Why TV Poster Image
age 16+
Disturbing book adaptation sheds light on teen suicide.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
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Thomas & Friends: The Adventure Begins Movie Poster Image
age 3+
Trains' sweet origin story promotes friendship, cooperation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Elena and the Secret of Avalor Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Princess crossover features two strong female role models.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Ronja, the Robber's Daughter TV Poster Image
age 7+
Beautiful book adaptation with exceptional female lead.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2017)
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A Series of Unfortunate Events TV Poster Image
age 10+
Exceptional, spooky book adaptation is best for tweens.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
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Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Book-based comedy has some rebellion, light romance.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Trollhunters TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Action-packed adventure show has scares, great role model.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Creepy but exciting Burton fantasy based on best-seller.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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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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The BFG Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Sweet Dahl book adaptation has big heart, big scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Snowy Day Movie Poster Image
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age 4+
Gratitude, diversity central to sweet book adaptation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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If You Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Book pals spread holiday cheer with friendly, funny tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Anne of Green Gables TV Poster Image
age 7+
New take on plucky book heroine offers great messages.
Network: PBS
(2016)
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Heartless Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Queen of Hearts origin story is fanciful, not too dark.
By Marissa Meyer
(2016)
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Noddy, Toyland Detective TV Poster Image
age 4+
Colorful take on classic is fun, teaches problem-solving.
Network: Universal Kids
(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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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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