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Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance Book Poster Image
age 9+
Survival saga of attempted Antarctic crossing.
By Jennifer Armstrong
(1998)
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Because of Winn-Dixie Book Poster Image
age 9+
This poignant novel is one of the best around.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2000)
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A Christmas Carol: In prose, being a ghost story of Christmas Book Poster Image
age 9+
Scrooge learns compassion in granddaddy of Christmas tales.
By Charles Dickens
(2005)
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Bridge to Terabithia Book Poster Image
age 9+
Honest, moving story of friendship and loss.
By Katherine Paterson
(1977)
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Millions Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Multifacted tale hits the mark with wit, depth.
By Frank Cottrell Boyce
(2005)
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Where the Red Fern Grows Book Poster Image
age 9+
Tearjerker about country boy and his hound dogs.
By Wilson Rawls
(1961)
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Book Poster Image
age 9+
Third Potter is darker, more complex, and fantastic.
By J. K. Rowling
(1999)
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Ramona and Her Father Book Poster Image
age 9+
A timeless classic with the fab Ramona!
By Beverly Cleary
(2000)
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Elijah of Buxton Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Humorous, powerful, masterful escaped-slave tale.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2007)
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The Arrival Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Wordless immigrant story is a visual masterpiece.
By Shaun Tan
(2007)
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On the Wings of Heroes Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny, poignant life on home front during WWII.
By Richard Peck
(2007)
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The Looking Glass Wars, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
The violent "truth" behind Alice in Wonderland.
By Frank Beddor
(2006)
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FIFA Soccer 08 Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Excellent soccer sim series got a little harder.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2
(2007)
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Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village Book Poster Image
age 9+
Unique, brilliant, award-winning history book.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2007)
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The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Game Poster Image
age 9+
Innovative gameplay makes this Zelda soar.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2007)
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Savvy Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Newbery Honor Book is moving and thought-provoking.
By Ingrid Law
(2008)
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Nancy Drew: Secret of the Old Clock Game Poster Image
age 9+
Drive Nancy Drew's car to solve a mystery!
Platforms: Windows
(2005)
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Spellbound Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Families should see this m-a-r-v-e-l-o-u-s film.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Nancy Drew: Legend of the Crystal Skull Game Poster Image
age 9+
Fulfilling mystery has spooky sleuthing & puzzles.
Platforms: Windows
(2007)
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We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball Book Poster Image
age 9+
Amazing paintings + compelling history = a grand slam.
By Kadir Nelson
(2008)
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