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Peter Rabbit TV Poster Image
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age 4+
Darling preschool show has anxious times, cautionary themes.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2013)
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Ivy + Bean Make the Rules: Ivy + Bean, Book 9 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Fun tale of girls creating camp fosters independent play.
By Annie Barrows
(2012)
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Amelia Bedelia Means Business Book Poster Image
age 7+
Chapter-book version of young Amelia is vulnerable, funny.
By Herman Parish
(2013)
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Nancy Clancy: Secret Admirer Book Poster Image
age 7+
Super sleuths turn matchmakers in fun Valentine caper.
By Jane O'Connor
(2013)
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Peter Rabbit's Christmas Tale TV Poster Image
age 4+
Sweet GCI adaptation has some nervous moments for tots.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2012)
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Angelina Ballerina: Superstar Sisters Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Dance-centric fun with a focus on handling sibling rivalry.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King: The Guardians, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Early days of Santa Claus are busy but not wholly engaging.
By William Joyce, Laura Geringer
(2011)
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Fractured Fairy Tales TV Poster Image
age 7+
Retro series' satire still offers cross-generational laughs.
Network: Hulu
(1959)
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Farfaria Storybooks - Library of Children's Books and Read Along With Me Stories App Poster Image
age 4+
Endless ebook library offers options; no interactivity.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
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The Gruffalo's Child Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Some peril in sweet storybook sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore Book Poster Image
age 4+
Magical story of a man who devotes his life to books.
By William Joyce
(2012)
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Angelina Ballerina: Musical Moves Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Fun facts about dance mix well with gentle lessons.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Secret World of Arrietty Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Deeply felt anime about loneliness and friendship.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Franklin and Friends TV Poster Image
age 4+
Friendly animal pals have positive social messages for kids.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2011)
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Angelina Ballerina: Sweet Valentine Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Mouse pals explore holiday fun and problem-solving.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Thomas & Friends: Engine Activities App Poster Image
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age 4+
Puzzles, games will delight lovable trains' biggest fans.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Paddington Bear App Poster Image
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age 4+
Lovable bear always delights, but more interactivity needed.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Positive messages can't save worst film in action series.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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DreamWorks Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Touching holiday follow-up will please original's fans.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Mars Needs Moms Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Surprisingly touching adventure has sad moments amid comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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