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The Big Year Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Sweet travelogue/comedy is tame but not aimed at kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Octonauts TV Poster Image
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age 4+
Friendly adventurers teach kids about marine life, teamwork.
Network: Disney Channel
(2010)
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The Ellen DeGeneres Show TV Poster Image
age 11+
Ellen brings humor and positive messages to daytime.
Network: NBC, Syndicated
(2003)
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LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Pet Pals 2: Best of Friends! Game Poster Image
age 4+
Learn tricks, make friends, and shop with a virtual puppy.
Platforms: LeapFrog games
(2011)
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Unbroken Music Poster Image
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age 11+
Former Disney star's post-rehab CD is honest yet optimistic.
By Demi Lovato
(2011)
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Captain America: The First Avenger Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Comic book adventure mixes patriotism, explosive action.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Brave Rooney App Poster Image
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age 4+
Book app's superhero-in-every-kid message sure to resonate.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Scribblenauts Remix App Poster Image
age 11+
Vocabulary-building word puzzle game shines on iOS.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows app
(2011)
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"Good Feeling" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 11+
Uplifting rap track about staying positive, reaching goals.
By Flo Rida
(2011)
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"It Will Rain" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 11+
Breaking Dawn single is melodramatic but OK for fans.
By Bruno Mars
(2011)
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The Apothecary Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Cold War kids use magic to save world in brilliant novel.
By Maile Meloy
(2011)
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Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl Book Poster Image
age 11+
Inspiring wartime journal reveals teen's inner life.
By Anne Frank
(1947)
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Dance Moms TV Poster Image
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age 11+
Arguing and drama in kids' competitive dance world.
Network: Lifetime Television
(2011)
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Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer Book Poster Image
age 11+
Series starter about teen lawyer teaches Courtroom 101.
By John Grisham
(2010)
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Starfall Website Poster Image
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age 4+
Outstanding learn-to-read site sure to engage little ones.
URL: https://www.starfall.com/
(2011)
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Webkinz Jr. Website Poster Image
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age 4+
A commercial yet easy and educational site for preschoolers.
URL: http://www.webkinzjr.com/
(2011)
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"Run the World (Girls)" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 11+
Upbeat track encourages girls to be strong, independent.
By Beyonce Knowles
(2011)
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Hex Hall Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Enchanting book about witty teen witch at reform school.
By Rachel Hawkins
(2011)
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The Little Engine That Could Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Young train fans will enjoy this message-filled ride.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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High Maintenance Music Poster Image
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age 11+
Nick star steers toward adult sound but keeps lyrics clean.
By Miranda Cosgrove
(2011)
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