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The Hunger Games, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
By Suzanne Collins
(2008)
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Sid the Science Kid TV Poster Image
age 4+
Boy's queries get kids curious about the world.
Network: PBS Kids
(2008)
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Thirteen Reasons Why Book Poster Image
age 14+
Disturbing suicide novel examines bullying, indifference.
By Jay Asher
(2007)
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Nancy Drew Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Big-screen teen sleuth is cute, if a bit bland.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Spider-Man 3 Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Kids will be dazzled, but the story falls short of No. 2.
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(Release Year: 2007)
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The Big Bang Theory TV Poster Image
age 14+
Geeky sitcom plays with stereotypes and innuendo.
Network: CBS
(2007)
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Mama Mirabelle's Home Movies TV Poster Image
age 3+
Nature's diversity comes to life for preschoolers.
Network: PBS Kids, Sprout
(2007)
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Blue Planet TV Poster Image
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age 6+
Stunning undersea footage trumps a few storytelling flaws.
Network: Planet Green
(2002)
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Princess Academy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
By Shannon Hale
(2006)
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Planet Earth TV Poster Image
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age 6+
Stunning high-def series spotlights world wonders.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2006)
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Cory in the House TV Poster Image
age 8+
Spin-off lacks Raven's magic, but kids won't mind.
Network: Disney Channel
(2007)
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The Cheetah Girls 2 Movie Poster Image
age 8+
A worthy sequel to the original fan favorite.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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Curious George TV Poster Image
age 3+
Notorious monkey amuses and teaches preschoolers.
Network: PBS Kids
(2006)
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She's the Man Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Cute but crass comedy based on Shakespeare play.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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Uglies: Uglies Quartet, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Thoughtful sci-fi about the price of beauty.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2006)
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Meerkat Manor TV Poster Image
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age 5+
Reality TV walks on the wild side; kids OK.
Network: Animal Planet, Discovery Family Channel
(2006)
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Fetch! TV Poster Image
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age 5+
Reality/game show for kids is fun and educational.
Network: PBS Kids
(2006)
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Looking for Alaska Book Poster Image
age 16+
Award-winning novel of life and death, for older teens.
By John Green
(2006)
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Good Eats TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Quirky culinary comic mixes food, science, fun.
Network: Cooking Channel, Food Network
(1999)
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It's a Big, Big World TV Poster Image
age 3+
Engaging show with good messages for preschoolers.
Network: PBS
(2006)
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