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Hairspray Live! TV Poster Image
age 11+
Stunning TV production has exceptional role model, themes.
Network: NBC
(2016)
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A Street Cat Named Bob Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Sweet memoir-based drama deals with drug addiction.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2016)
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Going Si-Ral TV Poster Image
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age 11+
Rustic reality stars host viral video show. It works OK.
Network: A&E
(2016)
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Arrival Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Great, deeply thoughtful, compassionate sci-fi tale.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Way Things Work Now Book Poster Image
age 11+
Captivating look at the things that power our world.
By David Macaulay
(2016)
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Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Game Poster Image
age 11+
Amazing world simulation can teach players about history.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
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Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History Book Poster Image
age 11+
Engaging profiles of 40 amazing women in 31 countries.
By Kate Schatz
(2016)
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Ghostbusters (2016) Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Fun update on classic has lots of ghosts + girl power.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Creeping Shadow: Lockwood & Co., Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Consistently great ghost series keeps the scares coming.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2016)
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Action sequel funnier than the first but still only OK.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Disney Enchanted Tales App Poster Image
age 11+
Pretty worlds for Disney faves, but kids must wait or spend.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Hundred Percent Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Honest, heartrending look at tween friendships, identity.
By Karen Romano Young
(2016)
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PopJam App Poster Image
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age 11+
Social media app for kids under 13 pushes follows and likes.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Ask the Storybots TV Poster Image
age 2+
Kids' big questions get answered by friendly, funny bots.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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LikeSo App Poster Image
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age 11+
Speech tool tracks likes, totallys, and whatevers, ya know?
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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eTABU App Poster Image
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age 11+
Fun adaptation of vocab-building board game; lots of ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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The Martial Arts Kid Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Karate Kid homage offers decent messages, so-so story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Endgame Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Inspiring, if cheesy, story about chess has tragic moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Baseball and the Ballerina Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Sweet, slow-moving father-daughter tale has mild swearing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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Top Spin Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Teens chase Olympic dreams in compelling sports documentary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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