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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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Love That Dog Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Boy pours his grief into poetry in moving free-verse gem.
By Sharon Creech
(2004)
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Lady and the Tramp Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Classic Disney dogs paw their way into hearts of all ages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1955)
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A Hard Day's Night Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Beatles classic is Fab-ulous, but expect lots of smoking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1964)
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The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread Book Poster Image
age 8+
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)
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The Secret Garden Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Great book, great adaptation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
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Spellbound Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Families should see this m-a-r-v-e-l-o-u-s film.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Searching for Bobby Fischer Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Young chess prodigy learns about sportsmanship.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Action- and creature-packed Potter sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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The Adventures of Robin Hood Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Errol Flynn stars in swashbuckling family delight.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1938)
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The Electric Company (1970s) TV Poster Image
age 5+
Sesame Street/Laugh-In hybrid taught Gen X to read.
Network: PBS
(1971)
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Tangled Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Fantastic princess adventure is fun, with great messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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My First Classical Music App HD App Poster Image
age 5+
Modern, engaging intro to the fineries of classical music.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Dr. Seuss: The Lorax Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Outstanding 1970s parable about protecting nature.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1972)
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The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom Book Poster Image
age 8+
Engaging fairy tale spoof is clever and funny.
By Christopher Healy
(2012)
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Chops Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Inspiring documentary about high school jazz musicians.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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A Hard Day's Night Soundtrack Music Poster Image
age 8+
Fab Four hit top form in first all-original soundtrack.
By The Beatles
(1964)
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The Wishing Spell: The Land of Stories, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
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FIFA Soccer 13 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Extraordinarily good soccer game with easy controls.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PSP, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
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Scape App Poster Image
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age 8+
Music app offers original, endless listening experiences.
Devices: iPad
(2012)
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