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The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club Book Poster Image
age 12+
Thrilling true story of teenagers who stood up to the Nazis.
By Phillip M. Hoose
(2015)
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Journeys of Invention: Science and Technology from Past to Present App Poster Image
age 12+
Text-heavy reference tool highlights major discoveries.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
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Against the Sun Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Teamwork and hope in intense WWII lifeboat drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Classic Experiments in Science History FULL App Poster Image
age 12+
Info-packed resource lacks hands-on fun.
Devices: iPad, Android
(2015)
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Life Inside Out Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Heartfelt look at mother-son bonding through love of music.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Weird U.S. TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Duo crisscrosses the country exploring bizarre folklore.
Network: History
(2004)
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Under a Painted Sky Book Poster Image
age 12+
Girls pose as boys in suspenseful, nontraditional Western.
By Stacey Lee
(2015)
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Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Bland biopic with a few mature references.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The Better Angels Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Contemplative but pretentious drama about Lincoln's boyhood.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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How I Discovered Poetry Book Poster Image
age 12+
Poet's moving memoir in free verse charts '50s childhood.
By Marilyn Nelson
(2014)
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The Shadow Cabinet: Shades of London, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Nail-biting page-turner jolts ghost series back to life.
By Maureen Johnson
(2015)
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March: Book Two Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Confrontations intensify in riveting civil rights memoir.
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
(2015)
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All Fall Down: Embassy Row, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Thriller full of glamour, intrigue may hook tweens, teens.
By Ally Carter
(2015)
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Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive Book Poster Image
age 12+
YA version of POW bio is a poignant tale of perseverance.
By Laura Hillenbrand
(2014)
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Cantinflas Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Showbiz tale about legendary Mexican actor is mostly tame.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Alive Inside Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Inspiring, tween-friendly docu on music's impact on memory.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Waistcoats & Weaponry: Finishing School, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fast-paced thrill ride with werewolves and steampunk fun.
By Gail Carriger
(2014)
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Food Chains Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Thought-provoking docu stresses economics of Big Grocery.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Jackaby, Book 1 Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Delightfully creepy 1890s mystery has some light horror.
By William Ritter
(2014)
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Maid of Deception: Maids of Honor, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Sequel trades action for romance, loses some charm.
By Jennifer McGowan
(2014)
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