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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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The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Overlooked baseball gem for the whole family.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1976)
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October Sky Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Inspiring tale for older tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1999)
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Princess Academy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
By Shannon Hale
(2006)
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Holiday Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Old-fashioned Grant/Hepburn classic still charms.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1938)
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The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate Book Poster Image
age 10+
Newbery Honor book about a smart Southern tomboy in 1899.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2009)
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Inside Out and Back Again Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring, educational immigrant story told in free verse.
By Thanhha Lai
(2011)
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The Bear Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Live-action animal saga is incredible -- and a bit scary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1989)
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The Chronicles of Harris Burdick Book Poster Image
age 10+
Superb stories by top authors spring from surreal images.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(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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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Book Poster Image
age 14+
Poetic autobiography reveals impact of racial prejudice.
By Maya Angelou
(1969)
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Crow Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Irresistible boy narrator faces turn-of-20th-century racism.
By Barbara Wright
(2012)
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SSX Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Extraordinarily fun, over-the-top snowboarding adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2012)
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Black Boy Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Moving autobiography reveals brutality of Jim Crow South.
By Richard Wright
(2007)
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Master of Puppets Music Poster Image
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age 14+
Harsh, loud, complex; probably best metal album of all time.
By Metallica
(1986)
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Smile Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Delightful graphic novel follows teen girl's teeth troubles.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2010)
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Ropin' the Wind Music Poster Image
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age 14+
Garth's crossover blockbuster still strong decades later.
By Garth Brooks
(1991)
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The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls Book Poster Image
age 10+
Deeply creepy, thought-provoking tale of weird school.
By Claire Legrand
(2012)
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Pirate Cinema Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Rousing near-future adventure tackles privacy issues.
By Cory Doctorow
(2012)
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Nancy Drew: The Deadly Device Game Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting mystery teaches about physics and electricity.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
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