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Ninja Senki DX Game Poster Image
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age 7+
Challenging retro action with mild violence, short levels.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2016)
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Stick Man Movie Poster Image
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age 4+
Book-based animated short celebrates love of family.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Dragon Slayers' Academy Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Average stories about aspiring knights in medieval times.
By Kate McMullan
(2003)
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The Good Dinosaur: Storybook Deluxe App Poster Image
age 7+
Minimally interactive ebook; movie intensity, wonder endure.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2015)
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Milo Speck, Accidental Agent Book Poster Image
age 7+
Funny fantasy encourages problem-solving, resilience.
By Linda Urban
(2015)
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Star Darlings TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Visually impressive Disney series with strong female roles.
Network: Online
(2015)
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The  Nutcracker Sweet Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Quirky animated version of classic; some jeopardy, scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Read Me Stories - Children's books App Poster Image
age 4+
Original stories have good reading support but ho-hum plots.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
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Beyond the Pond Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Boy finds magical world in imaginative, artful tale.
By Joseph Kuefler
(2015)
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Yo-Kai Watch TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Game-inspired anime explores emotions in a creative way.
Network: Disney XD
(2015)
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The Power of Henry's Imagination Book Poster Image
age 4+
Lost-toy tale pushes message of self-help book "The Secret."
By Skye Byrne
(2015)
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The Whisper Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Entrancing art invites readers to write their own stories.
By Pamela Zagarenski
(2015)
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Matt Hatter Chronicles TV Poster Image
age 7+
Uneven action series has peril but decent role models.
Network: Online
(2012)
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Downwell Game Poster Image
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age 7+
Twitchy action game with mild violence, classic gameplay.
Platforms: Windows, iPhone
(2015)
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WITS Academy TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Likable female role model helps cheesy magical sequel.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2015)
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Jack Frost: The Guardians of Childhood Book Poster Image
age 4+
Jack Frost origin story is reassuring but confusing.
By William Joyce
(2015)
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Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Occasionally cute but often over-the-top orphan adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Imaginary Fred Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Imaginary pal has abandonment issues in fun, offbeat tale.
By Eoin Colfer
(2015)
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Dibo the Gift Dragon TV Poster Image
age 4+
Friendly stuffed pals encourage sharing, caring, kindness.
Network: Online
(2013)
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Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot: Captain Underpants, Book 12 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Amid the mischief, a heartfelt pep talk for underdogs.
By Dav Pilkey
(2015)
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