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The Witch's Guide to Cooking with Children Book Poster Image
age 9+
Grimm's witch returns to cook again in darkly funny tale.
By Keith McGowan
(2009)
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12 Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Cute dogs can't save muddled sequel with constant peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Mastiff: Beka Cooper, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Uneven finish to exciting but violent crime/fantasy trilogy.
By Tamora Pierce
(2011)
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Ice Island Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Tense adventure as dogsled run becomes race for survival.
By Sherry Shahan
(2012)
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A Christmas Wedding Tail Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Artless time waster with talking dogs and grieving kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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3 Holiday Tails Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Dogs aren't the focus in wholesome relationship tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Wildwood: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting enchanted forest adventure to save baby brother.
By Colin Meloy
(2011)
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First Dog Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Ludicrous dog romp with some violence, consumerism.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Chillar Party Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Uplifting tale of friendship may challenge attention spans.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Dinosaur Zoo App Poster Image
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age 9+
Fun interactive encyclopedia app on prehistoric creatures.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
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The Dogfather Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Iffy humor and stereotyping in slapstick dog movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Sounder Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Sharecropper boy finds hope, dignity amid racism, hardship.
By William H. Armstrong
(1969)
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Bloodhound: Beka Cooper, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Second book in fantasy series is more mature than first.
By Tamora Pierce
(2009)
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Animal Armageddon TV Poster Image
age 9+
Fascinating, sometimes intense tour of Earth's history.
Network: Animal Planet
(2009)
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Garfield's Fun Fest Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Lame, convoluted movie has rude behavior and mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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For the Love of a Dog Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Feel-good teamwork movie has scary near-drowning scene.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Miracle Dogs Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Heartwarming boy-and-dog story with life and death issues.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Dinosaur King TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Card-game-based anime has too many fierce battles.
Network: CW
(2007)
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Walking with Dinosaurs Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Top-notch education (and entertainment) for dino fans.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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Where the Red Fern Grows Book Poster Image
age 9+
Tearjerker about country boy and his hound dogs.
By Wilson Rawls
(1961)
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