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The Boxtrolls Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Imaginative adventure has lots of peril, nasty villain.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Nuclear Throne Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Deep arcade-like shooter has lots of cartoonish violence.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
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Star Blazers TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Complex '70s series still has allure for mature tweens.
Network: Hulu, Netflix
(1979)
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Urban Outlaws Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Fun, tech-savvy start to orphaned spy kids series.
By Peter Jay Black
(2014)
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Believe Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Soccer drama is predictable but well intentioned.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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El Deafo Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Charming, funny comics memoir of growing up deaf.
By Cece Bell
(2014)
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Everblaze: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting fantasy sequel has elf kids in cosmic struggle.
By Shannon Messenger
(2014)
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Arcady's Goal Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Understated, affecting glimpse of child's life under Stalin.
By Eugene Yelchin
(2014)
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Rain Reign Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Poignant tale of autistic girl and her dog.
By Ann M. Martin
(2014)
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RoboRex Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Sci-fi family flick has some violence, tween taunting.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Pennyroyal Academy Book Poster Image
age 9+
Brave kids, scary monsters, lessons galore in series debut.
By M.A. Larson
(2014)
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Fall of Heroes: The Cloak Society, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Superheroes make a comeback in crash-pow installment.
By Jeramey Kraatz
(2014)
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Ambassador Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Complex adventure mixes immigration issues, space travel.
By William Alexander
(2014)
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"Shouldn't You Be in School?": All the Wrong Questions, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Snicket trails an arsonist in compelling installment.
By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
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The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel: Volume 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Gorgeous illustrations bring fantasy to fitting close.
By Neil Gaiman
(2014)
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The Iron Trial: Magisterium, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Intriguing twist on magic-school tale lacks polish.
By Holly Black, Cassandra Clare
(2014)
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R.L. Stine's Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Bland R.L. Stine entry is more silly than spooky.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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The Zoo at the Edge of the World Book Poster Image
age 9+
Bullied kid talks with animals in colonial fantasy tale.
By Eric Kahn Gale
(2014)
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Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus: Origami Yoda, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Field-trip mayhem in smart, satisfying end to clever series.
By Tom Angleberger
(2014)
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Still Life: The Books of Elsewhere, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Dark but delightful end to well-drawn fantasy series.
By Jacqueline West
(2014)
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