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The Swan Princess: Kingdom of Music Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Sweet fairy tale romance, positive messages, mild action.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Elf Pets: Santa's St. Bernards Save Christmas TV Poster Image
age 5+
Heartwarming tale emphasizes compassion, generosity.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2018)
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Mily Miss Questions TV Poster Image
age 5+
Lively, innovative animated series digs into big questions.
Network: Kids Central
(2018)
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Topsy and Tim TV Poster Image
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age 5+
Sweet books-inspired show presents rigid gender roles.
Network: BBC
(2013)
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The Star Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Sweet Nativity story told from animals' perspective.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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I Am Harriet Tubman: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 5+
Courage, doing the right thing are themes in thrilling bio.
By Brad Meltzer
(2018)
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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: The Classic Illustrated Storybook Book Poster Image
age 5+
Condensed telling of movie misses some of the magic.
By Kim Smith
(2017)
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Albert Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Spunky tree's adventures are filled with festive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The 12 Sleighs of Christmas Book Poster Image
age 5+
Elves compete to make Santa new sleigh in imaginative tale.
By Sherri Duskey Rinker
(2017)
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Arthur and the Haunted Tree House TV Poster Image
age 5+
Fun tale treats kids to gentle scares, positive messages.
Network: PBS
(2017)
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The Bad Mood and the Stick Book Poster Image
age 5+
Quirky, whimsical, insightful look at passing moods.
By Lemony Snicket
(2017)
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Zelda and Ivy Series Book Poster Image
age 5+
Fun adventures of fox sisters with wild imaginations.
By Laura McGee Kvasnosky
(2014)
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StoryTime: Billy Goats Gruff App Poster Image
age 5+
Classic fairy tale with kid-friendly prompts, creepy troll.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
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Telmo and Tula TV Poster Image
age 5+
Cute animated series offers hands-on projects for kids.
Network: Kids Central
(2012)
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Barbie:  Video Game Hero Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Barbie's a smart coder in gentle video game adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Lego Frozen Northern Lights TV Poster Image
age 5+
Humor, character reunion overshadows so-so story for fans.
Network: Disney Channel
(2016)
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Arlo the Burping Pig Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Predictable story about a girl and the piglet she loves.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Free Period TV Poster Image
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age 5+
Creativity abounds as Disney alums return in online shorts.
Network: Online
(2016)
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Hey Jack! Series Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Kind boy and sweet stories are great for new readers.
By Sally Rippin
(2013)
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Elena of Avalor TV Poster Image
age 5+
Spunky Latina-inspired princess is an excellent role model.
Network: Disney Junior
(2016)
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