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Finding Nemo Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Sweet father-son tale has some very scary moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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West Side Story Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Musical masterpiece tackles race, with some violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1961)
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Splendors and Glooms Book Poster Image
age 11+
Dark, magical, Dickensian page-turner for tweens.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2012)
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Faces iMake - Right Brain Creativity App Poster Image
age 5+
Kids make fanciful facial art using everyday objects.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
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The Bear's Song Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Funny story of bear searching for cub boasts detailed art.
By Benjamin Chaud
(2013)
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Firebird Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Soaring, rhythmic story for dancers with big dreams.
By Misty Copeland
(2014)
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Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History Book Poster Image
age 11+
Engaging profiles of 40 amazing women in 31 countries.
By Kate Schatz
(2016)
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Freedom in Congo Square Book Poster Image
age 5+
Slaves' lives, jazz roots shown in stunning nonfiction book.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2016)
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Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing Book Poster Image
age 5+
Joyous biography of artist celebrates creativity.
By Kay A. Haring
(2017)
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Balderdash!: John Newbery and the Boisterous Birth of Children's Books Book Poster Image
age 5+
Lively biography of the man who gave birth to kids' books.
By Michelle Markel
(2017)
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Otis and Will Discover the Deep: The Record-Setting Dive of the Bathysphere Book Poster Image
age 5+
Exciting story of launching 1930 deep-sea diving tank.
By Barb Rosenstock
(2018)
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Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln Book Poster Image
age 5+
Beautiful historical picture book has stunning art.
By Margarita Engle
(2019)
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DIY.org – Creative Challenges App Poster Image
age 5+
How-to videos ignite curiosity and nurture key skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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The Little Mermaid Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Superb, entertaining animated musical has some scary stuff.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1989)
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School of Rock Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Standout Jack Black in nerds-become-cool comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Entertaining, humorous take on biblical story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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Happy Feet Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Ultra-cute kid flick has a few scary, emotional moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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George Balanchine's The Nutcracker Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Macaulay Culkin v. Mouse King in NYC Ballet treat.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
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Ponyo Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Miyazaki's stunning adventure is geared to younger kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Jonathan Bird's Blue World TV Poster Image
age 5+
Explorers introduce kids to diversity of marine life.
Network: PBS
(2008)
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