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The Bad Beginning: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
A cliff-hanging orphan adventure wrapped in black humor.
By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
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A Christmas Carol (1984) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Bleak but solid adaptation of Dickens' classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1984)
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Maniac Magee Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Exciting, moving story explores racism, myth making.
By Jerry Spinelli
(1990)
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A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Classic Turkey Day special for young and old.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1973)
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The Polar Express Book Poster Image
age 4+
One of the most beautiful Christmas books.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(1985)
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A Wrinkle in Time Book Poster Image
age 9+
Classic sci-fi story still inspires and gets kids thinking.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1962)
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A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Kermit and friends deliver a cheery holiday tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Earth to Luna TV Poster Image
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age 4+
Exuberant kid shares scientific curiosity with others.
Network: Sprout
(2014)
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The War That Saved My Life Book Poster Image
age 9+
Abused girl finds courage, family in compelling WWII story.
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2015)
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Book Poster Image
age 4+
Zany food-as-weather tale full of humor, great drawings.
By Judi Barrett
(1978)
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The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sisters romp through summer in old-fashioned charmer.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2005)
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Doc McStuffins TV Poster Image
age 4+
Excellent preschool series has positive messages for kids.
Network: Disney Junior
(2012)
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Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing Book Poster Image
age 9+
Toddler antics bug brother, amuse readers in 1st Fudge book.
By Judy Blume
(1972)
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The Snowy Day Movie Poster Image
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age 4+
Gratitude, diversity central to sweet book adaptation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Dino Dana TV Poster Image
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age 4+
Kid scientist can see real dinos in fun educational series.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2017)
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The Best Man Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Witty, sweet story of boy figuring out school, family, love.
By Richard Peck
(2016)
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Sparkle Stories App Poster Image
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age 4+
Soothing stories for kids who need calm.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
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Treehouse Detectives TV Poster Image
age 4+
Simple mysteries teach preschoolers about natural world.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
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Heaven Is for Real Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Extremely earnest drama explores issues of family and faith.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Cleo & Cuquin TV Poster Image
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age 4+
Siblings solve problems with cooperation in sweet series.
Network: Nick Jr.
(2018)
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