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Long Way North Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Thrilling tale about a girl's search for her grandfather.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Queen of Katwe Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Inspiring true tale of girl Ugandan chess champ.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2016)
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This Is Me: A Story of Who We Are and Where We Came From Book Poster Image
age 4+
Fun look at immigration celebrates bringing items from home.
By Jamie Lee Curtis
(2016)
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Speechless TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Fresh family comedy puts "disability" in a brand-new light.
Network: ABC
(2016)
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Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lively, illustrated bios encourage girls to pursue STEM.
By Rachel Ignotofsky
(2016)
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March: Book Three Book Poster Image
age 12+
Uplifting finale to terrific series reveals tragic violence.
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin
(2016)
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Beauty and the Beast Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Disney fave has great music, strong messages, some scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1991)
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Mark of the Plague: Blackthorn Key, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Teens fight plague, pursue murderers in thrilling sequel.
By Kevin Sands
(2016)
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Ada Twist, Scientist Book Poster Image
age 5+
Inquisitive girl pursues science in fun, lively story.
By Andrea Beaty
(2016)
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A Child of Books Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Stunning art marks celebration of kids' classic literature.
By Oliver Jeffers
(2016)
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The Beauty of Darkness: The Remnant Chronicles, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Strong characters make this overlong finale satisfying.
By Mary E. Pearson
(2016)
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Serafina and the Twisted Staff:  Serafina Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Spooky mystery sequel keeps up thrills and chills.
By Robert Beatty
(2016)
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Big Nate Blasts Off: Big Nate Book 8 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Warmhearted ending for popular comic series.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2016)
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Food Network Star Kids TV Poster Image
age 6+
Cooking contestants impress with skill, perseverance.
Network: Food Network
(2016)
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Tell Me Something Real Book Poster Image
age 14+
Taut, compelling drama about teen coping with mom's illness.
By Calla Devlin
(2016)
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This Is Us TV Poster Image
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age 15+
Adult-oriented dramedy puts a fresh spin on family ties.
Network: NBC
(2016)
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Mamá the Alien/Mamá la Extraterrestre Book Poster Image
age 4+
A fun, bilingual take on being a documented immigrant.
By René Colato Laínez
(2016)
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The Girl Who Drank the Moon Book Poster Image
age 10+
Entrancing fantasy spun with magic stresses power of love.
By Kelly Barnhill
(2016)
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The Underground Railroad Book Poster Image
age 15+
Riveting, thought-provoking, brutal runaway slave story.
By Colson Whitehead
(2016)
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Otter Goes to School Book Poster Image
age 4+
Otter plays teacher, gains confidence in reassuring tale.
By Sam Garton
(2016)
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