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PBS KIDS ScratchJr App Poster Image
age 6+
Create with coding blocks and a mash-up of characters.
Devices: iPad, Android
(2015)
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Phineas and Ferb: Day of Doofenshmirtz Game Poster Image
age 6+
Fun, affordable adventure has some technical glitches.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2015)
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Dawn of the Croods TV Poster Image
age 6+
Prequel 'toon warms the heart but can't match movie's mojo.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
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Stuck in the Middle TV Poster Image
age 6+
Heartwarming comedy pokes fun at chaotic family life.
Network: Disney Channel
(2016)
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Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters from Children Around the World Book Poster Image
age 6+
Kids' questions, pope's answers offer lots to think about.
By Pope Francis
(2016)
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The Adventures of Mary-Kate and Ashley TV Poster Image
age 6+
Sister sleuths' far-flung cases are lots of fun for kids.
Network: Nickelodeon, Online
(2001)
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Catlateral Damage Game Poster Image
age 6+
Mischief in cat simulator fun but becomes boring fast.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
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Alpha and Omega: Dino Digs Movie Poster Image
age 6+
So-so sequel has mild cartoon action, some potty humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Loud House TV Poster Image
age 6+
Funny commentary on big-family dynamics has kindly messages.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2016)
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The New Adventures of Peter Pan TV Poster Image
age 6+
Modern take on classic characters has positive messages.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2016)
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Adventures in Babysitting TV Poster Image
age 6+
'80s film remake delivers clean laughs geared toward kids.
Network: Disney Channel
(2016)
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Journey to the Lights: Disney Frozen: Northern Lights Book Poster Image
age 6+
Upbeat "Frozen" spin-off is an easy chapter book for fans.
By Suzanne Francis
(2016)
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Judy Moody and the Bucket List Book Poster Image
age 6+
Laughs, lessons enrich tale of what to do before 4th grade.
By Megan McDonald
(2016)
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Home: Adventures with Tip and Oh TV Poster Image
age 6+
Movie follow-up continues sweet, family-centric messages.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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Stink Series Book Poster Image
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age 6+
This 7-year-old's antics will engage emerging readers.
By Megan McDonald
(2013)
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Nate the Great Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Nate solves neighborhood mysteries in fun new-reader series.
By Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
(2016)
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Rock Dog Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Animated comedy is old-fashioned and fun; some peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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The Poet's Dog Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Talking dog helps stranded kids in gentle book about grief.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2016)
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Dory Dory Black Sheep: Dory Fantasmagory, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Dory faces reading difficulties in imaginative third romp.
By Abby Hanlon
(2016)
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The Boss Baby Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Animated comedy about sibling rivalry has peril, body humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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