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20 Feet from Stardom Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Smart, thoughtful docu shines light on background singers.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Under the Egg Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Plucky heroine uncovers stolen painting in engaging mystery.
By Laura Marx Fitzgerald
(2014)
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Bring It! TV Poster Image
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age 11+
Hip-hop-style Dance Moms with more mentoring.
Network: Lifetime Television
(2014)
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Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants - A Fingerprint Network App App Poster Image
age 8+
Fun bug-themed racing game challenging but not impossible.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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Half a Chance Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Gentle story of girl photographer raises ethical issues.
By Cynthia Lord
(2014)
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Ruby Goldberg's Bright Idea Book Poster Image
age 8+
Warm story of science-lover learning to be a good friend.
By Anna Humphrey
(2013)
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Pokémon X/Pokémon Y Game Poster Image
age 8+
Gameplay and characters kids love with some new twists.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
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Turbo: Super Stunt Squad Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fun movie-based game filled with snail racing and tricks.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2013)
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Big Nate Strikes Again: Big Nate, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Nate locks horns with Gina in funny, feud-filled tale.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2010)
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Dancing Fools TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Viral dance video competition is silly but family friendly.
Network: Freeform
(2013)
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Ghoulish Song Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Brave girl shines in exciting companion to Goblin Secrets.
By William Alexander
(2013)
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Goblin Secrets Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Orphan boy seeks lost brother in exciting, funny tale.
By William Alexander
(2012)
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Splendors and Glooms Book Poster Image
age 11+
Dark, magical, Dickensian page-turner for tweens.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2012)
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Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition TV Poster Image
age 11+
Too much focus on fighting moms in kids' dance show.
Network: Lifetime Television
(2012)
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Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone Game Poster Image
age 8+
Outstanding painting software can make anyone an artist.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
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Glow Bugs App Poster Image
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age 8+
Kids guide ladybug in simple yet entertaining freemium app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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Dirty Jobs Down Under with Mike Rowe TV Poster Image
age 11+
Spin-off takes ick and shtick to Australia; some language.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2012)
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The Splatters Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun physics-based puzzler about flinging blobs of paint.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
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Dance Moms: Miami TV Poster Image
age 11+
Reality spin-off goes South with parents behaving badly.
Network: Lifetime Television
(2012)
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Victorious: Hollywood Arts Debut Game Poster Image
age 8+
TV-based romp has positive role models and teen drama.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
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