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Arthur's Big App App Poster Image
age 5+
Games set in Arthur's world are fun but on the bland side.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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Thinkrolls App Poster Image
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age 5+
Adorable physics platformer creates little problem-solvers.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
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Frozen in Time Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Fun, engaging holiday film with positive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Odd Squad TV Poster Image
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age 5+
Lively mixed-media series solves mysteries with math skills.
Network: PBS Kids
(2014)
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Ling & Ting: Twice as Silly Book Poster Image
age 5+
Funny twins serve up smiles in third book.
By Grace Lin
(2014)
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The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie Book Poster Image
age 5+
Dark, unsettling story of pet endangered by children.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(2014)
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Babes in Toyland (1961) Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Live-action Mother Goose musical with mild slapstick action.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1961)
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Spike Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Inventive Christmas-elf story with mild cartoon jeopardy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Once Upon an Alphabet:  Short Stories for All the Letters Book Poster Image
age 5+
Funny alphabet stories have some big words, mild dark side.
By Oliver Jeffers
(2014)
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Santa Hunters TV Poster Image
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age 5+
So-so movie has action, crudity, and minimal holiday spirit.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2014)
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Adventures of Bailey: Christmas Hero Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Holiday dog adventure explores Native American traditions.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Animated version of much-loved tale invites younger viewers.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Horrid Henry TV Poster Image
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age 5+
Book character's bad behavior dominates cartoon series.
Network: Hulu, Netflix
(2006)
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The Princess in Black Book Poster Image
age 5+
Fun tale of monster-fighting princess who leads double life.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2014)
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Minions Movie Poster Image
csm_movie
age 5+
Prequel is fun, with less peril than previous films.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Rosie Revere, Engineer Book Poster Image
age 5+
Aspiring engineer learns to keep on trying in upbeat tale.
By Andrea Beaty
(2013)
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Brainzy Website Poster Image
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age 5+
Basic early reading, math spiced up for good fun.
URL: http://www.education.com/games/info/
(2015)
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My Little Pony: The Movie Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Re-release of '80s musical film may scare very young kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1986)
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Go Talk Now App Poster Image
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age 5+
Customizable speech app gives nonverbal kids a voice.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
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Pix the Cat Game Poster Image
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age 5+
Throwback arcade puzzler with impressive scope.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2015)
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