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Ungifted Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Wacky mayhem fills tale of troublemaker in genius academy.
By Gordon Korman
(2012)
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Beach Boys: 20 Good Vibrations, The Greatest Hits, Volume 1 Music Poster Image
age 9+
Surfer boys at their best in sunny, bouncy hits collection.
By Beach Boys
(1999)
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Virals: Book 1 Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Exciting story of murder-solving heroine with superpowers.
By Kathy Reichs
(2010)
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Inventioneers Full Version App Poster Image
age 9+
Excellent physics puzzler emphasizes engineering practices.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2015)
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Full Cicada Moon Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Girl beats stereotypes in powerful free-verse novel.
By Marilyn Hilton
(2015)
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Friday Barnes, Girl Detective Book Poster Image
age 9+
Smart girl solves boarding school mysteries in fun romp.
By R. A. Spratt
(2016)
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Chasing Coral Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Awe-inspiring, poignant docu tracks decline of coral reefs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Sky Guide App Poster Image
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age 9+
Explore your night sky and study the history of the stars.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Riddle of Ages Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kid geniuses are grown up in exciting 4th mystery-adventure.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2019)
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MythBusters TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Witty team puts urban legends to the scientific test.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2003)
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The Templeton Twins Have an Idea: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Wisecracking narrator hogs spotlight in funny twins tale.
By Ellis Weiner
(2012)
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Life with Boys TV Poster Image
age 9+
Funny family sitcom with positive themes for tweens.
Network: TeenNick
(2011)
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Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab: A Mystery with Electromagnets, Burglar Alarms, and Other Gadgets You Can Build Yourself: Nick and Tesla, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kids fight crime with science in edutaining mystery.
By Science Bob Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
(2013)
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The Magician's Bird: A Tuckernuck Mystery, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny tween-sleuths mystery more complex than first.
By Emily Fairlie
(2013)
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The Next Step TV Poster Image
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age 9+
High-drama reality-style series explores peer pressure.
Network: Hulu
(2014)
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Brainbean App Poster Image
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age 9+
Varied games encourage creativity if you ignore scoring.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
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The Box and the Dragonfly: The Keepers, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Twisty brainteaser of a fantasy is a keeper.
By Ted Sanders
(2015)
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Astrotwins — Project Blastoff: Astrotwins, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Serious science, engaging tale for space-loving kids.
By Mark Kelly, Martha Freeman
(2015)
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Circus Dreams Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Docu about touring youth circus highlights friendship.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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April and the Extraordinary World Movie Poster Image
age 9+
French steampunk tale for kids mixes science, adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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