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Monkey Up Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Predictable talking-monkey comedy has mixed messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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I Am Martin Luther King, Jr.: Ordinary People Change the World Book Poster Image
age 7+
Kid-friendly bio a strong, accessible intro to King's life.
By Brad Meltzer
(2016)
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The  Nutcracker Sweet Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Quirky animated version of classic; some jeopardy, scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse TV Poster Image
age 7+
Mock reality show plays up drama, pushes product tie-ins.
Network: Netflix
(2012)
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Lucky Dog Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Routine romcom with talking dogs and mild potty humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks TV Poster Image
age 7+
CGI update has mayhem, laughs, and some edginess.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2015)
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When Calls The Heart: Heart And Soul Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Soapy historical drama not likely to keep tweens' attention.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Mighty Magiswords TV Poster Image
age 7+
Silly adventure cartoon is flashy, loud, and fun for kids.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2016)
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Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action! TV Poster Image
age 7+
Sister sleuths are positive, well-rounded role models.
Network: ABC, Toon Disney
(2001)
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So Little Time TV Poster Image
age 7+
Olsen twins star in heartwarming, family-friendly sitcom.
Network: Nickelodeon, Freeform
(2001)
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Teddy Mars: Almost a World Record Breaker Book Poster Image
age 7+
Boy strives to make his mark in funny family tale.
By Molly B. Burnham
(2015)
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Song of the Sea Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Beautiful Irish tale explores myths, sibling relationship.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Richie Rich TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Remake celebrates materialism at the hands of spoiled kid.
Network: Netflix
(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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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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Kirby Buckets TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Animation, live action, crude humor in entertaining show.
Network: Disney XD
(2014)
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Under Wraps (2014) Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Comic mummy tale is spooky fun for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Jim Henson's Enchanted Sisters: Winter's Flurry Adventure Book Poster Image
age 7+
Sweet adventure focuses on friendship and care of animals.
By Elise Allen, Halle Stanford
(2014)
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Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs: Wakko's Wish Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Witty slapstick fun for all; some cartoon mayhem.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Max & Shred TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Pleasant buddy comedy offers laughs and likable role models.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2014)
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