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The Call of the Wild Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Thrilling, sometimes intense adventure teaches resilience.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Spycies Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Spy adventure has cartoon violence and environmental themes.
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(Release Year: 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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This Is Baby Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Lively lesson in naming body parts -- human and animal.
By Jimmy Fallon
(2019)
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LEGO DUPLO WORLD App Poster Image
age 2+
Branded blocks build early skills with co-play, mini-games.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Andy's Wild Workouts TV Poster Image
age 2+
Lively animal-themed exercises for kids to move and learn.
Network: Xfinity
(2019)
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A Wolf Called Wander Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting, vivid fictionalized autobiography of famed wolf.
By Rosanne Parry
(2019)
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Talking Tom Hero Dash App Poster Image
age 9+
Mediocre runner for kids is bloated with ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Aru Shah and the Song of Death: Pandava, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Quirky main characters pep up this Indian myth quest tale.
By Roshani Chokshi
(2019)
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Dactyl Hill Squad Book Poster Image
age 9+
Civil War-era kids ride dinos in New York in curious mashup.
By Daniel Jose Older
(2018)
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How Are You? / ¿Comó estás? Book Poster Image
age 2+
Simple, attractive bilingual book about making new friends.
By Angela Dominguez
(2018)
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Willa of the Wood Book Poster Image
age 9+
Action-packed, violent, absorbing, heartfelt fantasy.
By Robert Beatty
(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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Elementals: Ice Wolves Book Poster Image
age 9+
Shapeshifting twins tale slow to wow; series has potential.
By Amie Kaufman
(2018)
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Beast of Stone: Wing & Claw, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Animal series finale satisfies with many solid messages.
By Linda Sue Park
(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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Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fab art and cool new world as time periods collide.
By Armand Baltazar
(2017)
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Thrill Ride Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
So-so treasure quest has some mild cursing, potty humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Catan Stories: Legend of the Sea Robbers App Poster Image
age 9+
Shallow board game add-on makes for boring adventure.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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Everything Is Mama Book Poster Image
age 2+
Baby animals call all things Mama in cute word lesson.
By Jimmy Fallon
(2017)
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