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Descendants 3 Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Satisfying end to trilogy has positive themes for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Library of Ever Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lively library series start mixes fact, fantasy, adventure.
By Zeno Alexander
(2019)
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Mr. Lemoncello's All-Star Breakout Game: Mr. Lemoncello's Library, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Loony library game is all about fiction -- and empathy.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2019)
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Warrior Cats Website Poster Image
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age 8+
Sparse site content may leave book fans meowing for more.
URL: https://warriorcats.com
(2019)
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Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Light frights in funny, tween-friendly creepfest.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Christopher Robin Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet but slow tale about the power of family, imagination.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Anne of Green Gables: Fire & Dew Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Plucky heroine's tale concludes in family-friendly film.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Isle of the Lost: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 8+
Disney villain-kids tale gets fast-paced graphic revamp.
By Melissa de la Cruz, Robert Venditti
(2018)
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Charlie & Frog Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun, educational mystery introduces kids to sign language.
By Karen Kane
(2018)
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Kid Stew TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Unique sketch comedy series has roots in books, reading.
Network: PBS
(2018)
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Mary and the Witch's Flower Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Magical, intense adventure should delight tween Potter fans.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Thrifty Guide to the American Revolution: A Handbook for Time Travelers Book Poster Image
age 8+
Jokey history offers Yelp-like reviews for time travelers.
By Jonathan W. Stokes
(2018)
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Green Riding Hood App Poster Image
age 8+
Unique, mixed take with poison, yoga, healthy foods, ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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The Man Who Invented Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Heartfelt take on idea for Charles Dickens holiday classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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The Secret of Nightingale Wood Book Poster Image
age 8+
Suspenseful WWI family drama has feel of a classic.
By Lucy Strange
(2017)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Movie Poster Image
age 8+
New cast, but more of the same gross-out humor, hijinks.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Babymouse Tales from the Locker:  Lights, Camera, Middle School! Book Poster Image
age 8+
Series moves to middle school, tackles fear with humor.
By Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm
(2017)
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An American Girl Story -- Ivy & Julie 1976: A Happy Balance TV Poster Image
age 8+
Chinese-American tween embraces heritage in sweet story.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2017)
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Secret Origins: Story Thieves, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Comic-book shenanigans, big issues in zany sequel.
By James Riley
(2017)
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Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan and Jane TV Poster Image
age 8+
Modern take on classic story entertains with dynamic duo.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
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