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Adventure Planet Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Pro-earth animated tale with strong messages and some peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Parents Just Don't Understand TV Poster Image
age 8+
Reality show lets family members walk in each other's shoes.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2014)
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The Secrets of Eastcliff-by-the-Sea:  The Story of Annaliese Easterling & Throckmorton, Her Simply Remarkable Sock Monkey Book Poster Image
age 8+
Sock monkey has heart in mystery with charm, little sparkle.
By Eileen Beha
(2014)
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The Life and Times of Benny Alvarez Book Poster Image
age 8+
Rich, authentic characters are heart of thoughtful novel.
By Peter Johnson
(2014)
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Perfect Sisters Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Murder, booze, drugs in melodramatic true-crime movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Sonic Underground TV Poster Image
age 8+
Surprisingly complex cartoon touches on tyranny vs. freedom.
Network: Netflix
(1999)
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Flowers in the Attic Movie Poster Image
age 17+
'80s pulp novel gets creepy with evil adults, incest.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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August: Osage County Movie Poster Image
age 17+
Affecting but exhausting dysfunctional-family drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Refuge Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Complex film about family trauma has heavy themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Quirks in Circus Quirkus: The Quirks, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Thinly stretched plot takes air out of fun idea.
By Erin Soderberg
(2014)
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Bite-Sized Magic: Bliss, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Magic baker girl is kidnapped in fun, fast-moving sequel.
By Kathryn Littlewood
(2014)
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Champions of Breakfast: The Cold Cereal Saga, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Cosmic slapstick and mayhem as wacky Arthurian saga ends.
By Adam Rex
(2014)
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The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond Book Poster Image
age 8+
Sweet tale of biracial girl in search of lost family.
By Brenda Woods
(2014)
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Ruby Goldberg's Bright Idea Book Poster Image
age 8+
Warm story of science-lover learning to be a good friend.
By Anna Humphrey
(2013)
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Survivors: Stranded, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Plenty of peril in fun final book of Survivor host's series.
By Jeff Probst, Chris Tebbetts
(2013)
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The Templeton Twins Make a Scene: Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Brainy twins fight evil onstage in silly, fun sequel.
By Ellis Weiner
(2013)
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The Thundermans TV Poster Image
age 8+
Superhero family's relationships set iffy examples for kids.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2013)
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Welcome to Normal: The Quirks, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Light magic, real emotion in tale of quirky family.
By Erin Soderberg
(2013)
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"Hey Brother" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 8+
Country dance track about family love is catchy and clean.
By Avicii
(2013)
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The Year of Billy Miller Book Poster Image
age 8+
Warm, funny story of a year in the life of a second grader.
By Kevin Henkes
(2013)
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