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That Animal Rescue Show TV Poster Image
age 9+
Animal rescue docu has uplifting themes, strong activism.
Network: CBS All Access
(2020)
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Saucy Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Characters sparkle with humor in tale about animal rights.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2020)
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Spirit Riding Free: Riding Academy TV Poster Image
age 9+
BFFs' continuing horse adventures are geared toward tweens.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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Seven Worlds, One Planet TV Poster Image
age 9+
Globe-spanning wildlife documentary is compelling, majestic.
Network: BBC America, AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel
(2020)
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The Mustang Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Soulful horse movie has moments of shocking violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Earth Defense Force 5 Game Poster Image
age 15+
Cheesy B movie, bug-squishing action-packed fun.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2018)
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My Little Pony: Story Creator App Poster Image
age 9+
Creativity may be stifled by pressure to buy and pop-up ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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Celebrity Animal Encounters TV Poster Image
age 9+
Animated retellings have broad appeal but some iffy stuff.
Network: Animal Planet
(2018)
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Lean on Pete Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Haunting tale of survival and love has language, violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Lost Rainforest: Mez's Magic Book Poster Image
age 9+
Action-packed but scattered tale of magic talking animals.
By Eliot Schrefer
(2018)
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The War I Finally Won Book Poster Image
age 9+
Ada shows courage in riveting English wartime sequel.
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2017)
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One Dark Throne: Three Dark Crowns, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Sexier, bloodier sequel full of unexpected twists.
By Kendare Blake
(2017)
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The Horse Dancer Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Tired horse tale with silly plot, poor production.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Strange the Dreamer Book Poster Image
age 15+
Fiercely imaginative, lushly told fantasy for mature teens.
By Laini Taylor
(2017)
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Cavern of Secrets: Wing & Claw, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Well-paced animal-rescue sequel with admirable hero.
By Linda Sue Park
(2017)
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Dark Horse Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Stirring, inspiring docu about unlikely champion.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Hidden Oracle: The Trials of Apollo, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Worthy addition to the mythological world of Percy Jackson.
By Rick Riordan
(2016)
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Death Weavers: Five Kingdoms, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Meandering plot but much heroism in intriguing purgatory.
By Brandon Mull
(2016)
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The Ranch TV Poster Image
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age 15+
Throwback sitcom offers star power, drinking, mild gags.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair Game Poster Image
age 15+
Violent sci-fi action exterminates lots of alien bugs.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2015)
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