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Age: Late Elementary School Years

 


1997 Award
The Amazing Panda Adventure
(Warner Bros. $19.98 Score:) Shot in the Himalayan mountains, this film has its Perils-of-Pauline moments that keep testers at the edge of their seats. A moving blend of adventure, ecology, friendship, and family ties all bound together in a memorable film. Closed-captioned. 8 & up.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 1997.

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1997 Award
Science, Disscovery and Laughter
(The Science Club $19.95 Score:) Parents or teachers can use this video and guide book as a resource that turns you into the next best thing since Mr. Wizard! Simple hands-on science experiments that are guaranteed to delight your 5- to 10-year-old are demoed on the video. No special gear needed-just time and a willingness to explore sounds, gases, rocks, seeds, and matter.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 1997.

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2001 Award
Family Tree
(Warner Bros. $19.96 Score:) An inspiring story of a nine-year-old boy and an old man who stand up and defend the ancient oak tree that is due to be chopped down to make room for a factory. An old-fashioned movie about courage. Cast includes Cliff Robertson and Naomi Judd. 7 & up.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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1996 Award
The Santa Clause
(Disney $22.99 Score:) Tim Allen stars as a divorced father who quite by accident becomes Santa and discovers a lot about himself and his relationships. 5 & up.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 1996.

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1995 Awards
Peter, Paul, and Mommy, Too
(Warner Bros. $19.98 Score:)

From the opening bars of "Puff," the magic is still here! All ages.

Age: Toddlers, Preschool, Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: 1995.

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1999 Awards
Playing From the Heart
(Globalstage/BBC $27 Score:) This is the story of Evelyn Glennie, the world famous percussionist, and her determination to become a professional musician despite the fact that she lost her hearing at eight. A stylish performance by the Polka Children's Theatre in England, not your typical TV dramatization, this is an inspiring story about a young woman with dreams and the family that supported her. Followed with a delightful interview with Ms. Glennie. (98 mins.) Closed-captioned. 8 & up. SNAP INFO: This is the story of Evelyn Glennie, the world famous percussionist, and her determination to become a professional musician despite the fact that she lost her hearing at eight. A stylish performance by the Polka Children's Theatre in England, not your typical TV dramatization, this is an inspiring story about a young woman with dreams and the family that supported her. Followed with a delightful interview with Ms. Glennie. (98 mins.) Closed-captioned. 8 & up.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 1999.

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2002 Award
Miracle at Midnight
(Disney, Disney $19.99 Score:) Based on true events in Denmark during World War II, this is the heroic story of the Danes who saved the lives of thousands of Jews by hiding them and helping them to escape to Sweden. A stellar cast includes Sam Waterston and Mia Farrow.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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2002 Award
Remember the Titans
(Disney Home Video, Disney $22.98 Score:) A great movie that says some important things about the civil rights movement and the struggles of a newly integrated football team in a small town in the South. It deals with how kids put aside their differences and became a team. It's also about kids who become leaders, not just followers. An outstanding family film starring Denzel Washington.

Age: Later School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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2002 Award
Building Big
(WGBH, WGBH $69.95 Score:) David McCaulay, author of the award-winning The Way Things Work, takes viewers on an exploration of Bridges, Domes, Skyscrapers, Dams, and Tunnels in each of five videos, each followed with activity ideas for building related structures with straws, newspaper, and tape. These are uneven; for example, the Bridges video is more compelling than Dams--but these held the interest of older viewers. (800) 949-8670.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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2002 Award
Families of the World Series
(Master Communications $19.95 Score:) Narrated by a child from the featured country, these are low on energy but high on information about the food, work, school, and customs, told from a child's point of view. More like social studies films for school or libraries, these are nevertheless one way to introduce kids to faraway places. Earlier videos cover, among other places, China, Thailand, Mexico, India, and this year, Korea and Israel. 30 minutes.

Age: Early School Years,Later School Years. Award Year: 2002.

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