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The Little Mermaid Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Superb, entertaining animated musical has some scary stuff.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1989)
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Harold and Maude Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
A classic of dark comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1971)
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I Heart Huckabees Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Brilliant existential comedy is filled with sex, profanity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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The Wednesday Wars Book Poster Image
age 10+
Funny, breathtakingly poignant '60s coming-of-age tale.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2007)
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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Pure, sweet imagination for both kids and adults.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1971)
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Aladdin Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
A magic carpet ride of a movie from Disney.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1992)
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Disney Princess Enchanted Learning Game Poster Image
age 4+
Ariel and Cinderella lead educational games.
Platforms: Leapster
(2005)
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Sleeping Beauty Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Disney classic is delightful but sometimes scary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1959)
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The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Overlooked baseball gem for the whole family.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1976)
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The Bad Beginning: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
A cliff-hanging orphan adventure wrapped in black humor.
By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
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Spider-Man 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
A popcorn pleasure with heart, soul, and insight.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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Bless the Beasts & Children Book Poster Image
age 13+
Misfit teens rebel at a Western summer camp in YA classic.
By Glendon Swarthout
(1970)
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Maniac Magee Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Exciting, moving story explores racism, myth making.
By Jerry Spinelli
(1990)
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A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Classic Turkey Day special for young and old.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1973)
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Beauty and the Beast Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Disney fave has great music, strong messages, some scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1991)
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The Two Towers Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Orcs attack, and Frodo marches to Mordor in exciting sequel.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
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October Sky Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Inspiring tale for older tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1999)
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The Thief and the Cobbler Movie Poster Image
age 5+
A must for family viewing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1995)
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Tom Thumb Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Fun musical adventure for the family.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1958)
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My Fair Lady Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Witty, stylish musical classic will entertain all ages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1964)
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