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A Hundred Horses Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Magical, emotional adventure story great for tween girls.
By Sarah Lean
(2014)
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Minnie & Moo: Hooves of Fire Book Poster Image
age 8+
Animal-talent-show tale is big on wordplay, potty humor.
By Denys Cazet
(2014)
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Guardian of the Highlands Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Wildlife adventure has some peril, sensual characters.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Book Poster Image
age 8+
Family road trip goes hilariously awry in 9th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2014)
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Villain Keeper: The Last Dragon Charmer, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Villains, dragons, prince meet middle school in fun romp.
By Laurie McKay
(2015)
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Star Stable Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Girls can ride, care for horses; game missing many features.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
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Leafie: A Hen into the Wild Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Heartfelt, intense adoption story has some scary scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School Book Poster Image
age 8+
Shout-out to screen-free time in 10th funny installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2015)
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Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival Game Poster Image
age 8+
Animal Crossing board game spin-off loses depth, fun factor.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
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The Door by the Staircase Book Poster Image
age 8+
Orphan girl meets witch in exciting, imaginative tale.
By Katherine Marsh
(2016)
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Sustainaville - An Ethical Game App Poster Image
age 8+
Sustainable-community sim teaches kids to help and conserve.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone
(2016)
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My Little Pony: Harmony Quest App Poster Image
age 8+
Repetition, required purchases best put out to pasture.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Darcy's Wild Life TV Poster Image
age 8+
Glamour girl moves to a farm -- silly slapstick.
Network: Discovery Kids
(2004)
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The Black Stallion Returns Movie Poster Image
age 8+
A lackluster sequel to the well-loved original.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1983)
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Dr. Dolittle 3 Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Positive messages throughout tween-friendly animal comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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Let's Ride: Best in Breed 3D Game Poster Image
age 8+
Simple horse sim good for younger fans.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
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The Saddle Club TV Poster Image
age 8+
Cute boys and horses: A tween dream.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2001)
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Angry Birds Star Wars Game Poster Image
age 8+
The birds are back with puzzle game spin-off for TVs.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360
(2013)
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Running Free Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Cruel treatment of horses may upset some kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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Barnyard: The Original Party Animals Movie Poster Image
age 8+
A re-hash of tired cliches and CGI effects.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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