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The Healing Powers of Dude TV Poster Image
age 7+
Uneven comedy about anxiety encourages empathy, diversity.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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Pick of the Litter TV Poster Image
age 7+
Guide dogs learn their trade in lovely docuseries.
Network: Disney+
(2019)
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while True: learn() App Poster Image
age 13+
Creative AI introduction would benefit from in-game hints.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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To Be of Service Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Raw, honest documentary gets real about postwar trauma.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Mighty Mike TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Valiant pug's attempts at love, critter control win fans.
Network: Universal Kids
(2019)
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The Secret Life of Pets 2 Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Sequel reduces dark comedy, ups laughs, keeps rude humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Pup Academy TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Charming dog fantasy series with a few student stereotypes.
Network: Disney Channel
(2019)
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Bad Kitty: Kitten Trouble Book Poster Image
age 7+
Cranky kitty gets territorial in funny kitten tale.
By Nick Bruel
(2018)
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Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition Game Poster Image
age 13+
Fantastic new edition of a classic adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Boomerang - Cartoons & Movies App Poster Image
age 7+
Classic cartoons fun but reflect old stereotypes/behavior.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2018)
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Okami HD Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Stunning adventure feels like an art painting come to life.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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A.R.C.H.I.E. 2: Mission Impawsible Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Robotic talking dog joins a carnival; some potty language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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My FANGtastically Evil Vampire Pet Book Poster Image
age 7+
Fun, evilly funny mischief and pets at summer camp.
By Mo O’Hara
(2018)
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Chuchel Game Poster Image
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age 7+
Madcap puzzle game delights as much as it challenges.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2018)
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Benji Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Adorable stray dog in '70s classic; some peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1974)
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Bad Kitty Camp Daze Book Poster Image
age 7+
Silly identity mix-up reveals sweet lesson on getting along.
By Nick Bruel
(2018)
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Jane, Unlimited Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Five offbeat, inventive stories in one wild mansion.
By Kristin Cashore
(2017)
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Rudolf the Black Cat Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Tender animated cat friendship tale has sad, scary parts.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Shadowhouse Fall: The Shadowshaper Cypher, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Compelling fantasy gets into race issues of spirits, police.
By Daniel Jose Older
(2017)
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Megan Leavey Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Poignant, earnest drama about a Marine and her war dog.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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