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A Snicker of Magic Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids try to find town's lost magic in beguiling tale.
By Natalie Lloyd
(2014)
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Baseball Is... Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Ode to America's pastime hits it out of the park.
By Louise Borden
(2014)
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Scaredy Squirrel Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Frightened-squirrel tale great for helping kids face fears.
By Melanie Watt
(2006)
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A Short Tale About a Long Dog: Here's Hank, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Likable hero shows he's responsible enough to have a pet.
By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2014)
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The Square Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Unflinching, violent, but excellent docu on Arab Spring.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Red Is Best Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Delightful, sweet story celebrates independence.
By Kathy Stinson
(2011)
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The Crossover Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Soaring, poignant, novel in verse hits all the right spots.
By Kwame Alexander
(2014)
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File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun, clever mini-mysteries let readers play detective.
By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
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The Last Wild Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Brave kids, animals team up in funny, scary, sweet sci-fi.
By Piers Torday
(2014)
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Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade Book Poster Image
age 4+
Stunning design and story inspires passion for art-making.
By Melissa Sweet
(2011)
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Shattered: Slated, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Kyla runs for her life in exciting trilogy conclusion.
By Teri Terry
(2014)
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2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Game Poster Image
age 8+
Family-friendly soccer simulation captures thrill of FIFA.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2014)
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Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street TV Poster Image
age 7+
Delightful family series with outstanding positive themes.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2014)
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Mama Built a Little Nest Book Poster Image
age 4+
Lively, poetic takes on different birds' nesting habits.
By Jennifer Ward
(2014)
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Nutri Ventures TV Poster Image
age 6+
Food-themed adventure series promotes healthy eating habits.
Network: Hulu
(2010)
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The Thickety: A Path Begins Book Poster Image
age 11+
Thrilling, brilliant witch tale is vividly violent, scary.
By J.A. White
(2014)
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Tumble Leaf TV Poster Image
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age 4+
Vibrant preschool series teaches about science through play.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2014)
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The Night Gardener Book Poster Image
age 10+
Deliciously macabre, well-spun tale for fans of horror.
By Jonathan Auxier
(2014)
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The Castle Behind Thorns Book Poster Image
age 8+
Delightful, gentle fantasy stresses power of forgiveness.
By Merrie Haskell
(2014)
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The Baby Tree Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Gentle, sensitive intro to where babies come from.
By Sophie Blackall
(2014)
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