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Dot. TV Poster Image
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age 5+
Charming series strikes perfect balance between life, tech.
Network: Universal Kids
(2016)
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Topsy and Tim TV Poster Image
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age 5+
Sweet books-inspired show presents rigid gender roles.
Network: BBC
(2013)
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Bambi Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Disney's original circle-of-life story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1942)
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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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Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth TV Poster Image
age 5+
Charming book adaptation inspires awe for Earth's wonders.
Network: Apple TV+
(2020)
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Archibald's Next Big Thing TV Poster Image
age 5+
Sunny book character's adventures make for fun family show.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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The Magic School Bus Rides Again TV Poster Image
age 5+
Great reboot encourages curiosity about science and nature.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
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Hugo Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Spectacular book adaptation is great for tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Young Abraham Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Religious tale has humor, positive messages, some peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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American Girl: Lea to the Rescue Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Action-packed jungle mystery has suspense, peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Kid Stew TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Unique sketch comedy series has roots in books, reading.
Network: PBS
(2018)
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Bright, spirited, and edgy version of Willy Wonka.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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The Secret Garden (1987) Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Friendship and teamwork shine in classic book adaptation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1987)
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The Secret Garden Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
'90s adaptation of classic book has some heavy themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
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Four Kids and It Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Magical family adventure has positive messages, mild peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Ghostwriter: Beyond the Page TV Poster Image
age 8+
Kids learn storytelling with fun write-along web series.
Network: YouTube, Apple TV+
(2021)
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The Secret Garden (2020) Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Adaptation has positive themes but falls short on magic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Sophie's Misfortunes (Les malheurs de Sophie) Movie Poster Image
age 8+
French period adaptation has violence against kids, grief.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2016)
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Roald & Beatrix: The Tail of the Curious Mouse Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Feel-good Christmas family movie deals with grief and aging.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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The Mysterious Benedict Society TV Poster Image
age 8+
Suspense and adventure in whimsical book-based fantasy.
Network: Disney+
(2021)
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