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Go Fish Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Endearing story blends sea life facts and mild action.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Tynker Junior App Poster Image
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age 5+
Great coding intro for little kids that focuses on fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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Elf Pets: Santa's St. Bernards Save Christmas TV Poster Image
age 5+
Heartwarming tale emphasizes compassion, generosity.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2018)
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Otis and Will Discover the Deep: The Record-Setting Dive of the Bathysphere Book Poster Image
age 5+
Exciting story of launching 1930 deep-sea diving tank.
By Barb Rosenstock
(2018)
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Under the Sea with Key TV Poster Image
age 5+
Discover spectacular sea creatures with friendly host.
Network: Family Central
(2018)
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The Star Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Sweet Nativity story told from animals' perspective.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Zoofari TV Poster Image
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age 5+
Funny clip-based show introduces kids to animal basics.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2018)
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Albert Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Spunky tree's adventures are filled with festive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The 12 Sleighs of Christmas Book Poster Image
age 5+
Elves compete to make Santa new sleigh in imaginative tale.
By Sherri Duskey Rinker
(2017)
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Arthur and the Haunted Tree House TV Poster Image
age 5+
Fun tale treats kids to gentle scares, positive messages.
Network: PBS
(2017)
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Jasper the Penguin TV Poster Image
age 5+
Penguin's funny adventures emphasize trying new things.
Network: Kidstream
(2003)
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Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Zoologist brothers spread merriment in rescue mission.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Finding Dory: Just Keep Swimming App Poster Image
age 5+
Help forgetful Dory collect bubbles and make funny stories.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Izzie's Way Home Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Low-budget undersea adventure is boring and lifeless.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Animated version of much-loved tale invites younger viewers.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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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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A Good Snowman Is Hard to Build Game Poster Image
age 5+
Challenging, fun puzzler also becomes repetitive.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
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Santa Hunters TV Poster Image
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age 5+
So-so movie has action, crudity, and minimal holiday spirit.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2014)
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Once Upon an Alphabet:  Short Stories for All the Letters Book Poster Image
age 5+
Funny alphabet stories have some big words, mild dark side.
By Oliver Jeffers
(2014)
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Frozen in Time Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Fun, engaging holiday film with positive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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