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Messenger: The Giver, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Mythic vibe in engaging story of boy with healing powers.
By Lois Lowry
(2014)
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Gathering Blue: The Giver, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Captivating quest tale pits gifted girl against brutal odds.
By Lois Lowry
(1014)
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Al Capone Does My Shirts: A Tale from Alcatraz, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Boy stands up for sister with autism in compassionate tale.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2005)
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Saved by the Bell: The College Years TV Poster Image
age 11+
College comedy with values for older tweens+.
Network: TBS
(1993)
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Ghostbusters Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Paranormal '80s classic has some scares, innuendo.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1984)
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Johnny Tremain Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Sweeping tale of redcoats, revolutionaries, and brave boy.
By Esther Forbes
(1943)
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The Karate Kid Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
'80s classic is still fun for families with older tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1984)
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Sense and Sensibility Movie Poster Image
age 11+
A lush and witty adaptation of Jane Austen's novel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1995)
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Uglies: Uglies Quartet, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Thoughtful sci-fi about the price of beauty.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2006)
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Radio Free Roscoe TV Poster Image
age 11+
RFR rocks! Responsible teens question "the man."
Network: TeenNick
(2003)
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Rocko's Modern Life TV Poster Image
age 11+
Modern and funny, but edgy content isn't for young kids.
Network: Nicktoons
(1993)
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The Majestic Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
This corny movie may not appeal to kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
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My Life as a Dog Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Sensitive subtitled coming-of-age movie for older kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1987)
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The Underneath Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Gripping story is loving, lyrical, but has brutal violence.
By Kathi Appelt
(2008)
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Clueless TV Poster Image
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age 11+
Flashy sitcom is, like, best for tweens and up.
Network: TeenNick
(1996)
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Napoleon Dynamite Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
One-of-a-kind high school comedy for the family.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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West Side Story Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Musical masterpiece tackles race, with some violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1961)
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Three Amigos! Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Spoofy send up of Western films is OK for mature tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1986)
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My Girl Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Coming of age tale tackles death; for older kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1991)
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One Crazy Summer Book Poster Image
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age 11+
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
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