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Lotte from Gadgetville Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Whimsical animated tale will charm the whole family.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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The Bear and the Piano Book Poster Image
age 4+
Enchanting book about the love of music and the tug of home.
By David Litchfield
(2016)
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Trombone Shorty Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Fun, upbeat story of a boy, a trombone, and jazz.
By Troy Andrews
(2015)
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YouTube Music App Poster Image
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age 14+
Comprehensive music service almost has it all.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
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Speakaboos Website Poster Image
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age 4+
Large digital library with reading supports -- for a fee.
URL: http://www.speakaboos.com/
(2015)
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MyBackpack - Waterford Learning App Poster Image
age 4+
Free games, stories, songs vary in quality and target age.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
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Pitch Perfect 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Fun but uneven sequel doesn't hit original's high notes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Love & Mercy Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Beach Boy biopic is outstanding but has lots of drug use.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Barbie in Rock 'N Royals Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Strong toy marketing but also lots of positive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Lalaloopsy: Band Together Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Gentle music-themed tale introduces new dolls, toys.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Ruby's Studio: The Siblings Show Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Engaging movie helps families navigate kids' relationships.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Fishtronaut TV Poster Image
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age 4+
Well-rounded animated series has broad learning potential.
Network: Kids Central
(2015)
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Fresh Beat Band of Spies TV Poster Image
age 4+
Animated spin-off touts problem-solving skills, plus music.
Network: Nick Jr.
(2015)
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God Help the Girl Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Twee indie musical about art's healing power has charm.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gay teen's coming out becomes a musical in fun, campy novel.
By David Levithan
(2015)
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Beyond the Lights Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Powerful romantic drama depicts the downside of celebrity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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The Carnival at Bray Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen transplanted to Ireland finds her way in moving tale.
By Jessie Ann Foley
(2014)
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I'm Glad I Did Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Upbeat tale of teen songwriter has vivid '60s backdrop.
By Cynthia Weil
(2015)
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Mahalia Jackson: Walking with Kings and Queens Book Poster Image
age 4+
Gorgeous, uplifting picture-book bio of the Queen of Gospel.
By Nina Nolan
(2015)
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VeggieTales in the House TV Poster Image
age 4+
Netflix show makes over Veggies, but strong lessons remain.
Network: Netflix
(2014)
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