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A Bug's Life Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Cute animated tale with some mild peril and scary bugs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
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I Spy Fly Guy!: Fly Guy, Book 7 Book Poster Image
age 5+
Fun, fast tale great for early and reluctant readers.
By Tedd Arnold
(2009)
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Bee Movie Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Seinfeld comedy is cute fun for the whole family.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Roly Poly 2: Treasure Hunt Game Poster Image
age 5+
Simple and fun picnic prep reinforces math skills.
Platforms: LeapFrog games
(2012)
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My Oh My-A Butterfly! App Poster Image
age 5+
Whimsical Seuss-like rhymes help kids get into butterflies.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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Bugs and Buttons 2 App Poster Image
age 5+
On-target intro to critical thinking, math, and prereading.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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David Wiesner's Spot App Poster Image
age 5+
Stunning, innovative ebook best with companion guide.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
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Super Fly: The World's Smallest Superhero!: Super Fly, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 5+
Underdog takes on bully in light, fun chapter book.
By Todd H. Doodler
(2015)
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Over and Under the Pond Book Poster Image
age 5+
Lovely book about wildlife teeming in and around a pond.
By Kate Messner
(2017)
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Garden Guardian by Polished Play App Poster Image
age 5+
Personalized ebook features butterflies, fairies, and you!
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
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Spelling Shed App Poster Image
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age 5+
Solid spelling drills miss the mark in accuracy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
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Bug Diaries TV Poster Image
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age 5+
Friendly characters' adventures delight in books adaptation.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2019)
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Antz Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Great effects and characters, but surprisingly violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
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Glow Bugs App Poster Image
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age 8+
Kids guide ladybug in simple yet entertaining freemium app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants - A Fingerprint Network App App Poster Image
age 8+
Fun bug-themed racing game challenging but not impossible.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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Turbo: Super Stunt Squad Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fun movie-based game filled with snail racing and tricks.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2013)
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Pokémon X/Pokémon Y Game Poster Image
age 8+
Gameplay and characters kids love with some new twists.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
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Hidden Habitats TV Poster Image
age 8+
Beautiful, smart nature documentary has some tense moments.
Network: BBC America
(2014)
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Book of the Dead: TombQuest, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Straightforward mummy adventure with a side of gamer fun.
By Michael Northrop
(2015)
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Firefly Hollow Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet, poignant tale of loss, friendship, following dreams.
By Alison McGhee
(2015)
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