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Snuggle Truck App Poster Image
csm_app
age 8+
Level creator extends replayability of physics-based racer.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2011)
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Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Lovely, kid-friendly sequel has more romance than the first.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1987)
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Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Girl-and-her-horse story with some peril might inspire kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1991)
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Victorious: Hollywood Arts Debut Game Poster Image
age 8+
TV-based romp has positive role models and teen drama.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
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Cinderella Smith Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 8+
Spirited tap-dancing girl loses her shoe but not her spunk.
By Stephanie Barden
(2011)
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Grand Slam Tennis 2 Game Poster Image
age 8+
More realistic tennis sequel straddles arcade and sim.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2012)
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May B. Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Riveting and moving account of girl's struggle for survival.
By Caroline Starr Rose
(2012)
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"What Makes You Beautiful" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 8+
Boy band sings about true beauty; great message for tweens.
By One Direction
(2012)
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Storybound Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Hugely inventive story of kids in peril in fairy-tale world.
By Marissa Burt
(2012)
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The Legend of Korra TV Poster Image
age 8+
Strong heroine, positive messages make great fantasy series.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2012)
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Remarkable Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Great premise overcomes an excess of clever embellishments.
By Lizzie K. Foley
(2012)
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Cinderella Smith: The More the Merrier Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun story shows that inclusion is better than exclusion.
By Stephanie Barden
(2012)
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What's on Your Plate? Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Excellent docu teaches Fast Food Nation-like lessons.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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The Good Witch Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Empathy, compassion in witch tale, but some bullying, too.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Olivia Bean Trivia Queen Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun story of tween girl getting her shot on Jeopardy!
By Donna Gephart
(2012)
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Book Poster Image
age 8+
Original American fairy tale more spare, magical than movie.
By L. Frank Baum
(1900)
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Prairie Evers Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 8+
Great novel about a girl, her chickens, and her best friend.
By Ellen Airgood
(2012)
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The Wishing Spell: The Land of Stories, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
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About Average Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 8+
Inspiring story of sixth grader solving her bully problem.
By Andrew Clements
(2012)
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CSR Racing App Poster Image
csm_app
age 8+
Decent racer marred by relentless push for in-app purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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