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Tarzan (2013) Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Beautiful animation has some violence, intense moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Power Rangers Dino Charge TV Poster Image
age 7+
Dino theme makes this imagining more memorable than others.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2015)
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Nana in the City Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Vibrant art, gentle story of Nana and a boy's magical cape.
By Lauren Castillo
(2014)
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The Book of Life Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Beautifully animated film has some scary imagery.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre TV Poster Image
age 7+
Superb classic still entertains, but know your kid.
Network: Online
(1982)
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Maleficent Free Fall App Poster Image
age 7+
Purchase pressure isn't magical amid match-3 fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows app
(2015)
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Little Charmers TV Poster Image
age 4+
Friendly magic-making problem solvers make good role models.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2015)
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Half Magic: Tales of Magic, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Delightful, charming classic has adventure, humor, heart.
By Edward Eager
(1999)
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Peter Pan Live! Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Some mildly scary stuff, confusion in OK stage show.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Disney The Little Mermaid Game Poster Image
age 4+
Mermaid math is cute and fun but not magical.
Platforms: LeapFrog games
(2014)
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Sam & Dave Dig a Hole Book Poster Image
age 4+
Quirky tale of boys' spectacular backyard adventure.
By Mac Barnett
(2014)
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The Hero of Color City Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Gentle adventure is sweet, colorful but not very original.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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The Farmer and the Clown Book Poster Image
age 4+
Two strangers form an unlikely bond in sweet wordless tale.
By Marla Frazee
(2014)
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Skippyjon Jones: Snow What Book Poster Image
age 4+
Skippyjon faces fear of fairy tales in warm, funny outing.
By Judy Schachner
(2014)
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Give and Take Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Folksy tale, whimsical art teach value of give and take.
By Chris Raschka
(2014)
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Northpole Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Sweet film with magic, elves, romance, and holiday spirit.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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How to Train Your Dragon 2 Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Epic, thrilling 3D adventure sequel is outstanding.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Hilarious special packs more Force than usual.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Hansel & Gretel Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Retelling of familiar tale has exquisite art, rich prose.
By Neil Gaiman
(2014)
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Viva Frida Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Exuberant portrayal of artist's passion for art.
By Yuyi Morales
(2014)
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