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The Chocolate War Book Poster Image
age 14+
A kind of "Dangerous Liaisons" for teenagers.
By Robert Cormier
(1974)
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NYPD Blue TV Poster Image
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age 15+
Rich police drama with strong characters. No kids.
Network: Syndicated, TNT
(1993)
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Pollyanna Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Classic story of the power of positive thinking.
By Eleanor H. Porter
(2004)
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The Secret Garden Book Poster Image
age 9+
Beautiful classic filled with magic and realism.
By Frances Hodgson Burnett
(1911)
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The Wednesday Wars Book Poster Image
age 10+
Funny, breathtakingly poignant '60s coming-of-age tale.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2007)
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Millions Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
A beautiful, rare family film that everyone can enjoy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Goodnight Moon Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Ultimate going-to-bed book has stood the test of time.
By Margaret Wise Brown
(1947)
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Frog and Toad Are Friends Book Poster Image
age 4+
Engaging stories spotlight charming, relatable characters.
By Arnold Lobel
(1970)
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From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Book Poster Image
age 9+
Attention to detail makes adventure satisfying.
By E. L. Konigsburg
(1977)
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The Gardener Book Poster Image
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age 4+
A tale of hope to treasure.
By Sarah Stewart
(1997)
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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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cELLAbration! A Tribute to Ella Jenkins Music Poster Image
age 2+
Musical play at its best.
By Various Artists
(2004)
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NOVA TV Poster Image
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age 10+
Stellar science series expands curious minds.
Network: PBS
(1974)
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Reader Rabbit 1st Grade Learning System Game Poster Image
age 6+
A great software bundle for first-graders!
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2004)
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Mind Body & Soul Music Poster Image
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age 13+
Joss Stone hits it out of the park, one more time.
By Joss Stone
(2004)
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City Lights Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
A screen gem. Youngsters and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
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This Is My Time Music Poster Image
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age 9+
Raven-Symone grows up.
By Raven-Symone
(2004)
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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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Mill Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Learn how, where, and why a mill worked.
By David Macaulay
(2000)
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Music from the O.C. Mix 2 Music Poster Image
age 12+
Unlike show, indie-rock songs are OK for tweens.
By Various Artists
(2004)
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