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Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning Game Poster Image
age 9+
Cute, open-ended farming series adds more customization.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
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The Boy on the Porch Book Poster Image
age 9+
Wonderful story of mute boy mysteriously left on farm.
By Sharon Creech
(2013)
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Sarah, Plain and Tall Book Poster Image
age 9+
Warm family story of children's wish for a mother.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(1985)
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A Horse Called Hero Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting, moving WWII tale a gem; not only for horse lovers.
By Sam Angus
(2014)
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The War That Saved My Life Book Poster Image
age 9+
Abused girl finds courage, family in compelling WWII story.
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2015)
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The War I Finally Won Book Poster Image
age 9+
Ada shows courage in riveting English wartime sequel.
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2017)
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Casey's Shadow Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
A complex tale of morals and animal cruelty.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1978)
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A Town Called Panic Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Stop-motion comedy adventure with subtitles, a few curses.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Zombie Baseball Beatdown Book Poster Image
age 9+
Goofy horror/action comedy has serious underpinnings.
By Paolo Bacigalupi
(2013)
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Dark Horse Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Stirring, inspiring docu about unlikely champion.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Cavern of Secrets: Wing & Claw, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Well-paced animal-rescue sequel with admirable hero.
By Linda Sue Park
(2017)
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Celebrity Animal Encounters TV Poster Image
age 9+
Animated retellings have broad appeal but some iffy stuff.
Network: Animal Planet
(2018)
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The Silver Stallion Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Some suspense and animal injury in emotional horse story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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The Man from Snowy River Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Family-friendly Western with moments of harsh conflict.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1982)
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Return to Snowy River Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Occasionally violent sequel emphasizes love over status.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1988)
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Tommy and the Cool Mule Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Feel-good talking mule movie deals with parental loss.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Jobs That Bite TV Poster Image
age 9+
Animal jobs are exciting and potentially dangerous.
Network: NatGeoWild
(2013)
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Death Weavers: Five Kingdoms, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Meandering plot but much heroism in intriguing purgatory.
By Brandon Mull
(2016)
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My Little Pony: Story Creator App Poster Image
age 9+
Creativity may be stifled by pressure to buy and pop-up ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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Alchemy ~ Genetics App Poster Image
age 9+
Kids create crazy animal combos in fun but repetitive app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
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