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Space Warriors Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Inspiring family film has positive messages, some bullying.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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The Adventures of the Wilderness Family Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Great family adventure tale has scary animal battles.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1975)
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Rainforest Heroes Website Poster Image
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age 8+
Empowers kids to save the rainforest with actionable tasks.
URL: http://rainforestheroes.com/
(2013)
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The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp Book Poster Image
age 8+
Folksy novel sends environmentalist message.
By Kathi Appelt
(2013)
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Kids Planet Discovery - games and videos App Poster Image
age 8+
Wide variety of world-expanding games, but a mixed bag.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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Angry Birds Star Wars Game Poster Image
age 8+
The birds are back with puzzle game spin-off for TVs.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360
(2013)
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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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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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The Storm Tower Thief: The Lightning Catcher, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids fight dangerous weather in too-mild fantasy sequel.
By Anne Cameron
(2014)
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Science of Everyday Life Website Poster Image
age 8+
Accessible family and school-oriented science activities.
URL: http://scienceofeverydaylife.com
(2014)
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Magic Journey to Africa Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Vivid, dreamlike Africa adventure is offbeat but inspired.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Adventure Planet Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Pro-earth animated tale with strong messages and some peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Child Genius TV Poster Image
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age 8+
High drama, remarkable skill in kids' intelligence contest.
Network: Lifetime
(2015)
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Story Thieves, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids jump in and out of book worlds in wacky series start.
By James Riley
(2015)
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Gadgetarium App Poster Image
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age 8+
Interactive exploration of inventions inspires tinkerers.
Devices: iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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Koda Quest - A Fingerprint Network App App Poster Image
age 8+
Real-world missions for environment may need more context.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
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AJ Jump: Animal Jam Kangaroos! App Poster Image
age 8+
Addictive endless jumper misses mark on some features.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2015)
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The Secrets of the Storm Vortex: The Lightning Catcher, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Sequel stays highly imaginative but lacks momentum.
By Anne Cameron
(2015)
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Q-files Website Poster Image
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age 8+
Encyclopedia entries give brief but useful info on topics.
URL: https://www.q-files.com
(2015)
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Newton for Osmo App Poster Image
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age 8+
Cool physics + drawing concept misses mark.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
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