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Addie on the Inside Book Poster Image
age 11+
Vivacious seventh grader expresses herself in vivid poems.
By James Howe
(2011)
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Harry Potter Film Wizardry App Poster Image
age 11+
Magical behind-the-scenes info for fans of the films.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
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Bastion Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Fun action RPG has mild violence and a memorable narrator.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
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Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl Book Poster Image
age 11+
Inspiring wartime journal reveals teen's inner life.
By Anne Frank
(1947)
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Scribblenauts Remix App Poster Image
age 11+
Vocabulary-building word puzzle game shines on iOS.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows app
(2011)
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Dance Central 2 Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Exciting Kinect dance game keeps the party going strong.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
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Hungry Sumo App Poster Image
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age 11+
Fatter is better in oddly addicting, simplistic game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Aquaria App Poster Image
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age 11+
Stunning undersea adventure is about character development.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
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Puzzlejuice App Poster Image
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age 11+
Tetris-like word app wins with clever concept, snarky humor.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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Monkey Tales: The Valley of the Jackal Game Poster Image
age 11+
Exciting adventure that incorporates 6th grade math.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
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Fly Like an Eagle Music Poster Image
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age 11+
Power rocker's tour de force stands the test of time.
By Steve Miller Band
(1976)
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Little Creatures Music Poster Image
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age 11+
Art-punk pioneers score with catchy pop album.
By Talking Heads
(1985)
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Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods & Kings Game Poster Image
age 11+
Fab expansion to historical sim adds religion to the mix.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
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Splendors and Glooms Book Poster Image
age 11+
Dark, magical, Dickensian page-turner for tweens.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2012)
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The Mary Tyler Moore Show TV Poster Image
age 11+
Classic '70s comedy reflects women's liberation era.
Network: CBS
(1970)
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Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Game Poster Image
age 11+
Compelling story with strong role models, loss, and battles.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2013)
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The House of the Scorpion Book Poster Image
age 11+
Gripping, gritty sci-fi tale of a clone's identity struggle.
By Nancy Farmer
(2001)
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Google Earth Website Poster Image
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age 11+
Zoom in or out, see the whole world on this virtual globe.
URL: http://www.google.com/earth/
(2013)
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Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World Game Poster Image
age 11+
Brilliant expansion makes Civ V more edifying than ever.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
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Under the Empyrean Sky: The Heartland Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Thought-provoking, dystopian eco-adventure great for boys.
By Chuck Wendig
(2013)
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