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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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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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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 Magic School Bus Rides Again: The Frizz Connection Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Lots of fun, learning in special about weather science.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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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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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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Moomins and the Winter Wonderland Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Nordic Christmas tale has brief moments of mild threat.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Up and Away Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Magic carpet adventure has slapstick and toilet humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Hilda TV Poster Image
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age 6+
Whimsical books-based show celebrates adventure, friendship.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
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Bat Pat TV Poster Image
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age 6+
Animated book adaptation is colorful, goofy, a bit spooky.
Network: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Comcast Kid Central
(2015)
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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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The Worst Witch TV Poster Image
age 6+
Spooky book-inspired series is mild and magical.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
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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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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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The Adventures of Mary-Kate and Ashley TV Poster Image
age 6+
Sister sleuths' far-flung cases are lots of fun for kids.
Network: Nickelodeon, Online
(2001)
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Just Add Magic TV Poster Image
age 6+
BFFs stir up magical recipes in fun family-friendly series.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2015)
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Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series TV Poster Image
age 6+
Cartoon Anne of Green Gables is sweet, with worthy lessons.
Network: PBS, qubo
(2001)
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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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Wild Kratts TV Poster Image
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age 6+
Zoologist brothers get animated in fun, kid-friendly series.
Network: PBS Kids
(2011)
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