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I Am Mother Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Thoughtful sci-fi thriller has graphic violence, swearing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Superb true tale of remarkable teen; some violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents: A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo Book Poster Image
age 4+
Cute story of two boy bunnies who get married.
By Jill Twiss
(2018)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, milder 12th tale plumbs travel fears on Xmas holiday.
By Jeff Kinney
(2017)
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Born in China Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Nature docu has gorgeous vistas, moments of peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Before the Flood Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Looking at climate change, Leonardo DiCaprio finds hope.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Hidden Figures Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Inspiring true story of African-American women at NASA.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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See You in the Cosmos Book Poster Image
age 10+
Sweet, quirky road story sparkles with warmth and wisdom.
By Jack Cheng
(2017)
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Hopscotch: Coding for kids App Poster Image
age 10+
Easy-to-use visual tool makes programming fun and social.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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April and the Extraordinary World Movie Poster Image
age 9+
French steampunk tale for kids mixes science, adventure.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Beat Bugs TV Poster Image
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age 4+
Beatles songs + engaging stories = fun family entertainment.
Network: Netflix
(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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The Martian Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Excellent space thriller mixes peril, charm, real science.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The Martian Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gripping tale of space survival has unexpected humor.
By Andy Weir
(2014)
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Super Mario Maker Game Poster Image
age 6+
Extraordinarily fun game-maker for kids of all ages.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2015)
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Ark: Survival Evolved Game Poster Image
age 14+
Violent survival MMO tests skills against humans, dinos.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
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Earth to Luna TV Poster Image
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age 4+
Exuberant kid shares scientific curiosity with others.
Network: Universal Kids
(2014)
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Annedroids TV Poster Image
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age 5+
STEM learning, positive role models in well-rounded series.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2013)
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Tumble Leaf TV Poster Image
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age 4+
Vibrant preschool series teaches about science through play.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2014)
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Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey TV Poster Image
age 10+
Update of Sagan classic is smart, visually spectacular.
Network: Fox, National Geographic Channel
(2014)
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