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Star Wars Rebels TV Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting series is violent but has positive messages, too.
Network: Disney XD
(2014)
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The Theory of Everything Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Hawking's brilliant mind comes to life in thoughtful drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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McFarland, USA Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Poignant story about Latino runners a winner for families.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Kids Baking Championship TV Poster Image
age 6+
Friendly foodie contest is fun for the whole family.
Network: Food Network
(2015)
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Astroblast TV Poster Image
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age 3+
Charming animals teach kids about positive relationships.
Network: Universal Kids
(2014)
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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sweet tale of gay teen who comes out, takes chance on love.
By Becky Albertalli
(2015)
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The Mask You Live In Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Moving documentary examines what it means to be a man.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Dragons: Race to the Edge TV Poster Image
age 8+
Superb, slightly darker addition to series still great fun.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
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The 33 Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Gripping, intense true ordeal of trapped Chilean miners.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Ark: Survival Evolved Game Poster Image
age 14+
Violent survival MMO tests skills against humans, dinos.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
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Puffin Rock TV Poster Image
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age 3+
Young bird's adventures celebrate curiosity, relationships.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
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The Sword of Summer: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting Norse mythology adventure with Percy-like hero.
By Rick Riordan
(2015)
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Boy and the World Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Poignant hand-drawn story promotes family, environmentalism.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The Shannara Chronicles TV Poster Image
age 14+
MTV's first fantasy series is violent but surprisingly fun.
Network: MTV
(2016)
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The Lion Guard TV Poster Image
age 5+
Simba's son monitors circle of life in meaningful series.
Network: Disney Channel
(2016)
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LEGO Marvel's Avengers Game Poster Image
age 11+
Earth's Mightiest Heroes assemble for fun action game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2016)
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Degrassi: Next Class TV Poster Image
age 13+
An edgier Degrassi for the digital age still has heart.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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Little Big Shots TV Poster Image
age 5+
Amazing kids wow in funny, family-friendly talent display.
Network: NBC
(2016)
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Pete's Dragon (2016) Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Wonderful remake of Disney classic has peril, sad moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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This Is Where It Ends Book Poster Image
age 14+
Harrowing and heartbreaking story of a school shooting.
By Marieke Nijkamp
(2016)
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