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The Great Gilly Hopkins Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Book-based drama has strong messages on family, friendship.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Trail App Poster Image
csm_app
age 9+
Lovely, engaging wilderness adventure with fiddly controls.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Kubo and the Two Strings Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Beautiful epic about storytelling hero can be dark, scary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Finding Perfect Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 9+
Hopeful story of likeable tween's struggle with OCD.
By Elly Swartz
(2016)
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Dork Diaries 11: Tales from a Not-So-Friendly Frenemy Book Poster Image
age 9+
Same mean-girl formula, but great for reluctant readers.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2016)
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Lodestar: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Danger and magical creatures mix in thrilling volume.
By Shannon Messenger
(2016)
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Growing Up McGhee TV Poster Image
age 9+
Ohio sextuplets grow up on mild but genuine reality show.
Network: UPtv
(2016)
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Bringing Up Bates TV Poster Image
age 9+
The big Bates family returns in mild unscripted series.
Network: UPtv
(2015)
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Fix It Girls - House Makeover App Poster Image
age 9+
Girl-friendly but ad-heavy sim ignores safety.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Going Wild Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 9+
Superpowered series start has thrills, appealing characters.
By Lisa McMann
(2016)
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The Land of Stories: A Treasury of Classic Fairy Tales Book Poster Image
age 9+
Retold classics provide origin story for blockbuster series.
By Chris Colfer
(2016)
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Runbow Deluxe Edition Game Poster Image
age 9+
Colorfully chaotic party game expanded with bonus content.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U
(2016)
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New Life Movie Poster Image
csm_movie
age 9+
Heartwarming message, but romantic drama falls flat.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Secret Keepers Book Poster Image
age 9+
Slow-building, clever mystery with invisibility and traps.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2016)
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Give TV Poster Image
csm_tv
age 9+
Philanthropic reality series inspires with touching tales.
Network: NBC
(2016)
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Gertie's Leap to Greatness Book Poster Image
age 9+
Spunky 5th-grader learns life lessons in warmhearted tale.
By Kate Beasley
(2016)
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Alice Through the Looking Glass Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Uneven, less-violent sequel has girl-empowerment theme.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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How to Make Electricity App Poster Image
age 9+
Experiment with virtual electricity; some guidance needed.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Book-based comedy has some rebellion, light romance.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2016)
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Hackers - Join the Cyberwar! App Poster Image
age 9+
Breaking in requires busting out cash in OK sim.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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