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Words on Fire Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Tale of late-1800s Lithuania has big ideas but lacks punch.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2019)
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Ghostwriter TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Notable reboot brings book characters into kids' lives.
Network: Apple TV+
(2019)
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Dear Sweet Pea Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Thoughtful tale tackles middle-grade, divorce, body image.
By Julie Murphy
(2019)
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Project Middle School: Hope: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Relatable tale of girl finding her voice at new school.
By Alyssa Milano, Debbie Rigaud
(2019)
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Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspiring, relatable look at young lives of adult activists.
By Robin Stevenson
(2019)
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Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Inspirational docu has themes of perseverance, gratitude.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Testaments: The Handmaid's Tale, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Brilliant, violent sequel is worthy of the orginal.
By Margaret Atwood
(2019)
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Silver Meadows Summer Book Poster Image
age 8+
Poignant story of Puerto Rican girl adapting to life in U.S.
By Emma Otheguy
(2019)
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Kid Scientists: True Tales of Childhood from Science Superstars Book Poster Image
age 8+
Inspiring look at the young lives of famous scientists.
By David Stabler
(2018)
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Not If I Can Help It Book Poster Image
age 8+
Genuine kid voice wavers in tale of divorce and disability.
By Carolyn Mackler
(2019)
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Stargazing Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet friendship-themed graphic novel has a medical scare.
By Jen Wang
(2019)
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Out of Omaha Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Excellent coming-of-age docu; cursing, drinking, smoking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Max Einstein: Rebels with a Cause Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kid geniuses use science to solve big issues in fun sequel.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2019)
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More to the Story Book Poster Image
age 8+
Warm Little Women update stars Pakistani American sisters.
By Hena Khan
(2019)
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The Boy at the Back of the Class Book Poster Image
age 8+
Poignant, adventurous refugee story highlights kid activism.
By Onjali Q. Rauf
(2019)
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Cape: The League of Secret Heroes, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tween superheroes battle Nazis, prejudice in exciting story.
By Kate Hannigan
(2019)
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Descendants 3 Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Satisfying end to trilogy has positive themes for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Camp Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Cheery graphic novel shows camp routines, friend jealousy.
By Kayla Miller
(2019)
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The Library of Ever Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lively library series start mixes fact, fantasy, adventure.
By Zeno Alexander
(2019)
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Mr. Lemoncello's All-Star Breakout Game: Mr. Lemoncello's Library, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Loony library game is all about fiction -- and empathy.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2019)
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