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A Wizard's Tale Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Chaotic fairy tale has dated stereotypes and messages.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise Book Poster Image
age 4+
Playfulness makes silly sequel as hilarious as original.
By David Ezra Stein
(2018)
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The Snow Queen: Fire and Ice Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Some weapons, peril in engaging fairy tale adventure.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Dance! Movie Poster Image
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age 2+
Dull, repetitive animated songs for preschoolers.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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A Thousand Beginnings and Endings Book Poster Image
age 13+
Modern authors meet Asian mythology in stellar anthology.
By Ellen Oh, Elsie Chapman
(2018)
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The Little Mermaid (2018) Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Watered-down retelling has poor acting, production values.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Ponysitters Club TV Poster Image
age 7+
Heartwarming themes in diverse show for animal-loving kids.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
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Imagination Land Movie Poster Image
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age 4+
Amateurish animated animal stories for preschoolers.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Urban Country Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Sincere, wholesome drama overcomes clichéd plot.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Click, Clack, Quack to School! Book Poster Image
age 4+
Animals let loose at recess in fun school-visit tale.
By Doreen Cronin
(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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Sonic Mania Plus Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Speedy action game's new content kicks it into overdrive.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(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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Riding Lessons: Ellen & Ned, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kind, horsey story spotlights adoption and empathy.
By Jane Smiley
(2018)
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Freya and the Magic Jewel: Thunder Girls, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun read, troubling message for girls to be peacemakers.
By Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams
(2018)
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The Burning Maze: The Trials of Apollo, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Evil Caligula reigns again in high-action Apollo sequel.
By Rick Riordan
(2018)
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Issa's Edible Adventures App Poster Image
age 5+
Real recipes are highlights in this imaginary adventure.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
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The Penderwicks at Last Book Poster Image
age 8+
Charming, funny series finale comes full circle.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2018)
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My Talking Pet App Poster Image
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age 6+
Making animals talk will get you giggles galore.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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Missy Mila Twisted Tales TV Poster Image
age 5+
Playful storytelling from an animated 8-year-old.
Network: YouTube
(2005)
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