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Enola Holmes Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Entertaining period mystery has feminist messages, violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Enola Holmes: The Case of the Missing Marquess: The Enola Holmes Mysteries, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Teen girl detective is a fun twist on famous family name.
By Nancy Springer
(2007)
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The One and Only Ivan Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Big-hearted adaptation should please fans of the book.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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The Secret Garden (2020) Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Adaptation has positive themes but falls short on magic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure Book Poster Image
age 8+
Rowley gets creative in funny Wimpy Kid spin-off tale.
By Jeff Kinney
(2020)
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Home Movie: The Princess Bride TV Poster Image
age 8+
Star-studded remake is most fun for original film's fans.
Network: Quibi
(2020)
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Four Kids and It Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Magical family adventure has positive messages, mild peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2 TV Poster Image
age 8+
Heartfelt behind-the-scene doc shows Frozen 2 in the making.
Network: Disney+
(2020)
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Railway Empire Game Poster Image
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age 8+
All aboard solid simulation of the rise of the rails.
Platforms: Linux, Nintendo Switch, Windows
(2020)
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Artemis Fowl Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Book-based fantasy has strong cast, peril, dense plot.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Emma. Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Delightful Austen adaptation has a couple of cheeky scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Once Upon an Eid: Stories of Hope and Joy by 15 Muslim Voices Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lots of great life lessons as families celebrate holiday.
By S.K. Ali, Aisha Saeed
(2020)
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Of Curses and Kisses: St. Rosetta's Academy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Sparkling modern retelling of "Beauty and the Beast."
By Sandhya Menon
(2020)
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Mega Machines TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Interesting docuseries breaks down big engineering marvels.
Network: SCIENCE
(2018)
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Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You Book Poster Image
age 12+
Conversational history traces U.S. ideas about race.
By Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi
(2020)
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Dolittle Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Not the king of the jungle, but still cute; some peril/guns.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh Book Poster Image
age 12+
Riveting bio reveals the dark side of an American hero.
By Candace Fleming
(2020)
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Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Flat animated tale has moments of peril, cartoon violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and the Black American Dream Book Poster Image
age 12+
Compelling history of an epic journey that changed America.
By Blair Imani
(2020)
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All-American Muslim Girl Book Poster Image
age 12+
Captivating coming-of-age tale explores identity, racism.
By Nadine Jolie Courtney
(2019)
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