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Squish TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Grade school amoeba friends are silly, so-so role models.
Network: HBO Max
(2021)
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Clues to the Universe Book Poster Image
age 8+
Two friends look for fathers, reach for stars in brave tale.
By Christina Li
(2021)
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WolfWalkers: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 8+
Daring Irish girls use magic to save wolves in lively tale.
By Samuel Sattin, Tomm Moore
(2020)
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The Lion of Mars Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Tween sci-fi adventure shows value of community.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2021)
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The Awakening of Malcolm X Book Poster Image
age 12+
Intimate fictional memoir brings Malcolm X to life.
By Ilyasah Shabazz, Tiffany D. Jackson
(2021)
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All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team Book Poster Image
age 8+
Compelling, exciting, educational story of 2018 cave rescue.
By Christina Soontornvat
(2020)
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Soul Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Amazing animation, serious themes in existential dramedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Jack and the Beanstalk: After Ever After Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Fun fairy tale "sequel" has intense villain and potty humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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The War with Grandpa Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Mischievous slapstick comedy has multigenerational appeal.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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The Smartest Kid in the Universe, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lively middle-school adventure celebrates knowing stuff.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2020)
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The Dragon Thief: Dragons in a Bag, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Diverse tweens, magic in fast-moving, heart-filled sequel.
By Zetta Elliott
(2019)
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The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person Book Poster Image
age 12+
Caring, funny, compelling call to be anti-racist.
By Frederick Joseph
(2020)
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Wolfwalkers Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Lush, lyrical Irish folktale has dark moments, peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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The Camelot Betrayal: Camelot Rising, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Hazy storytelling, but Guinevere the witch still intrigues.
By Kiersten White
(2020)
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The Croods: A New Age Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Prehistoric cartoon sequel has slapstick, rude humor.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2020)
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Instant Karma Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Opposites attract and karma is served in cute teen romance.
By Marissa Meyer
(2020)
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In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny tale of Chinese girl adapting to 1947 Brooklyn life.
By Bette Bao Lord
(1984)
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The Princess Switch: Switched Again Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Wealth, royalty on display in fluffy but fun romcom.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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The Way Back Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Dark, complex, wise fantasy is steeped in Jewish folklore.
By Gavriel Savit
(2020)
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Marvel Future Avengers TV Poster Image
age 8+
Fun youthful Avenger anime series has fantasy violence.
Network: Disney+
(2017)
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