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Emily and the Magical Journey Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Fantasy-adventure has scary moments, little magic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure Book Poster Image
age 8+
Rowley gets creative in funny Wimpy Kid spin-off tale.
By Jeff Kinney
(2020)
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Home Movie: The Princess Bride TV Poster Image
age 8+
Star-studded remake is most fun for original film's fans.
Network: Quibi
(2020)
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Disney+ App Poster Image
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age 8+
Unmatched media collection; falls short on parent controls.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Aladdin Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Live-action remake has charming stars, intense moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Descendants 3 Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Satisfying end to trilogy has positive themes for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Cinderella Liberator Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fresh take on classic tale boosts being true, free self.
By Rebecca Solnit
(2019)
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DJ Cinderella Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Spin on classic fairy tale is energetic but predictable.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Ogre Enchanted Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Girl becomes ogre in imaginative "Ella Enchanted" spin-off.
By Gail Carson Levine
(2018)
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The Little Mermaid (2018) Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Watered-down retelling has poor acting, production values.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Freya and the Magic Jewel: Thunder Girls, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun read, troubling message for girls to be peacemakers.
By Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams
(2018)
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Mighty Jack and the Goblin King: Mighty Jack, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Thrilling end hints at more adventures for brave friends.
By Ben Hatke
(2017)
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Rise of the Isle of the Lost: The Descendants, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Positive messages mix with brand-name fun in villains' tale.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2017)
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Beauty and the Beast Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Fantastic but scarier remake of the "tale as old as time."
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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The Song of Glory and Ghost: Outlaws of Time, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Strong girl steps up in wild time-bending fantasy.
By N. D. Wilson
(2017)
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The Princess and the Pearl: A Tale of the Wide-Awake Princess, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Pace slows even among witch doctor, pirates, sea monster.
By E.D. Baker
(2017)
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Christmas All Over Again Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Predictable stuck-in-time holiday tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Ratpunzel: Hamster Princess, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Adventurous princess does the rescuing in fun graphic novel.
By Ursula Vernon
(2016)
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When the Sea Turned to Silver Book Poster Image
age 8+
Rich folklore-fantasy blend makes a great read-aloud.
By Grace Lin
(2016)
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Gris Grimly's Tales from the Brothers Grimm Book Poster Image
age 8+
Favorite tales get grim, gothic treatment and stylish art.
By Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm
(2016)
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