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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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2001: A Space Odyssey Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Kubrick's sci-fi masterpiece is still relevant.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1968)
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The Twilight Zone TV Poster Image
age 10+
Classic morality tales still make you think.
Network: Syfy, Syndicated
(1959)
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The Day the Earth Stood Still Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Sci-fi, pro-peace classic with some threats and violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1951)
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Tom Thumb Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Fun musical adventure for the family.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1958)
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Ender's Game Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Boy genius trains to crush alien invasion in sci-fi classic.
By Orson Scott Card
(2005)
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A Wrinkle in Time Book Poster Image
age 9+
Classic sci-fi story still inspires and gets kids thinking.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1962)
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Apollo 13 Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Thrilling, heartwarming, scary, and superb.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1995)
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The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread Book Poster Image
age 8+
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)
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Fairy Godmother Tycoon Game Poster Image
age 12+
Wacky fairytale biz sim lets kids conjure riches.
Platforms: Windows
(2007)
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The Right Stuff Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Exciting '80s astronaut movie has cursing, sex.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1983)
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Suspenseful, thoughtful alien-encounter classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1977)
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WALL-E Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Brainy, charming, eco-friendly animated adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Math Blaster Online Game Poster Image
age 7+
Exciting-yet-educational games in safe, social world.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
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The Little Mermaid and Other Stories by H. C. Andersen App Poster Image
age 9+
Gorgeous interactive tales are darker than Disney versions.
Devices: iPad
(2010)
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There's No Place Like Space!: All About Our Solar System App Poster Image
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age 5+
Facts and features enhance space discovery, Dr. Seuss style.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Back in Time App Poster Image
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age 10+
Gorgeous textbook of 44 major events has universal appeal.
Devices: iPad
(2012)
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Drawn: Trail of Shadows Game Poster Image
age 10+
Pretty game melds hidden object, adventure, and puzzle play.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
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Royal Trouble: Hidden Adventures HD App Poster Image
age 9+
Hidden-object adventure protagonists show value of teamwork.
Devices: iPad
(2012)
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Mass Effect 3 Game Poster Image
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age 18+
Exciting sci-fi adventure with gore, sex, and profanity.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
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