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Spirited Away Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Magnificent movie with scary creatures and a strong heroine.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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Peter Pan Book Poster Image
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age 8+
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
By J. M. Barrie
(1904)
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The Eyes of Kid Midas Book Poster Image
age 9+
One of the most exciting fantasy-adventures ever.
By Neal Shusterman
(2004)
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Gregor the Overlander: Underland Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
One of the best of the post-Potter fantasies.
By Suzanne Collins
(2005)
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Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Movie Poster Image
age 8+
The best of the original series, but the most intense, too.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1980)
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Flotsam Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Underwater fantasy world revealed in magical watercolors.
By David Wiesner
(2006)
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The Dark Is Rising Book Poster Image
age 9+
Classic fantasy is a bit slow, but enthralling.
By Susan Cooper
(1973)
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The Red Balloon Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Imaginative story told entirely through vivid visuals.
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(Release Year: 1957)
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Darby O'Gill and the Little People Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Imaginative story will draw tweens and teens in.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1996)
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Iron Will Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Coming-of-age tale has some violence, deaths.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1994)
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Lawrence of Arabia Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Mature teens will appreciate this gripping epic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1962)
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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Pure, sweet imagination for both kids and adults.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1971)
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The Indian in the Cupboard Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Classic, heartwarming fantasy will rivet kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1995)
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Superman II Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Witty, action-packed superadventure with big themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1981)
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Disney Princess Enchanted Learning Game Poster Image
age 4+
Ariel and Cinderella lead educational games.
Platforms: Leapster
(2005)
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Wallace & Gromit in Three Amazing Adventures Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Witty Claymation shorts with whole-family appeal.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1990)
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The Bad Beginning: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
A cliff-hanging orphan adventure wrapped in black humor.
By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Classic tale of two famous outlaws; violence, cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1969)
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The Fellowship of the Ring Book Poster Image
age 12+
Spectacular fantasy classic is where Frodo's journey begins.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
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Bless the Beasts & Children Book Poster Image
age 13+
Misfit teens rebel at a Western summer camp in YA classic.
By Glendon Swarthout
(1970)
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