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The Case of the Weird Blue Chicken: The Next Misadventure Book Poster Image
age 6+
Cuteness, silliness, not much plot in Chicken Squad sequel.
By Doreen Cronin
(2014)
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Nightmares!: Nightmares, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Empowering, sweet story about the fears that haunt us.
By Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller
(2014)
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Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn TV Poster Image
age 6+
Sibling rivalry overshadows family comedy's better traits.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2014)
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The Terror of the Southlands: The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl battles scallywags, ball gowns in fast-paced sequel.
By Caroline Carlson
(2014)
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Quento App Poster Image
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age 6+
Fun math puzzler gives answers; you figure out questions.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Android, Chromebook, Windows app
(2014)
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Clicker Docs App Poster Image
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age 8+
Word processor offers extra support for struggling writers.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
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Adventure Planet Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Pro-earth animated tale with strong messages and some peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Judy Moody Mood Martian Book Poster Image
age 6+
Third grader changes attitude in cute tale of self-control.
By Megan McDonald
(2014)
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Parents Just Don't Understand TV Poster Image
age 8+
Reality show lets family members walk in each other's shoes.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2014)
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The Secrets of Eastcliff-by-the-Sea:  The Story of Annaliese Easterling & Throckmorton, Her Simply Remarkable Sock Monkey Book Poster Image
age 8+
Sock monkey has heart in mystery with charm, little sparkle.
By Eileen Beha
(2014)
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An American Girl: Isabelle Dances into the Spotlight Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Young dancer learns lessons in sweet live-action movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Rio 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Catchy music and just a few predators in fun sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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The Life and Times of Benny Alvarez Book Poster Image
age 8+
Rich, authentic characters are heart of thoughtful novel.
By Peter Johnson
(2014)
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All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom Book Poster Image
age 6+
Sensitive imagining of day slaves learned they were free.
By Angela Johnson
(2014)
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Angelo Rules TV Poster Image
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age 6+
Boy's big ideas are funny, but messages are mixed.
Network: Cartoon Network, Netflix
(2010)
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Sonic Underground TV Poster Image
age 8+
Surprisingly complex cartoon touches on tyranny vs. freedom.
Network: Netflix
(1999)
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Violetta TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Soapy but light drama boasts strong female lead.
Network: Disney Channel
(2014)
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The Quirks in Circus Quirkus: The Quirks, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Thinly stretched plot takes air out of fun idea.
By Erin Soderberg
(2014)
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Ever After High Website Poster Image
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age 6+
Fluffy fairy-tale site thankfully light on sales pitches.
URL: http://www.everafterhigh.com/en-us
(2014)
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Bite-Sized Magic: Bliss, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Magic baker girl is kidnapped in fun, fast-moving sequel.
By Kathryn Littlewood
(2014)
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