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Poop Fountain! The Qwikpick Papers, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny middle schoolers' adventure brims with potty talk.
By Tom Angleberger
(2014)
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My Incredible Body - Guide to Learn About the Human Body for Children - Educational Science App with Anatomy for Kids App Poster Image
age 9+
Eye-catching app gives kids a peek at body's inner workings.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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None of the Above TV Poster Image
age 9+
Fun science-themed show features big stunts, some danger.
Network: National Geographic Channel
(2013)
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Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge TV Poster Image
age 9+
Design contest wows with talents, friendly competition.
Network: Syfy
(2014)
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Battle of the Beasts: House of Secrets, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Series sequel stays exciting and high on action-violence.
By Chris Columbus, Ned Vizzini
(2014)
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Poem Depot: Aisles of Smiles Book Poster Image
age 9+
Short, funny poems a sure bet to delight kids.
By Douglas Florian
(2014)
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Nick and Tesla's Robot Army Rampage: A Mystery with Hoverbots, Bristlebots, and Other Robots You Can Build Yourself: Nick and Tesla, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Crime-fighting kids return in fun, science-drenched mystery.
By "Science Bob" Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
(2014)
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The Copernicus Legacy, Book 1: The Forbidden Stone Book Poster Image
age 9+
Complex globetrotting mystery has science, history, puzzles.
By Tony Abbott
(2014)
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The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel Book Poster Image
age 9+
Lively novel of London cholera epidemic through kid's eyes.
By Deborah Hopkinson
(2013)
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Meet the Sloths TV Poster Image
age 9+
Sweet sloth sanctuary series focuses on sick, hurt animals.
Network: Animal Planet
(2013)
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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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"When Did You See Her Last?": All the Wrong Questions, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
More playful sequel, even as menace and mystery build.
By Lemony Snicket
(2013)
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The Whatnot Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Half-faery siblings face cosmic battle in exciting sequel.
By Stefan Bachmann
(2013)
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Autodesk Digital STEAM Measurement App Poster Image
age 9+
Interactive textbook lets kids get hands on with concepts.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
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Little Bite in the Big City Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Awful animated film with lots of insults, focus on romance.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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My Robot Friend App Poster Image
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age 9+
Fun puzzler with programming skills; some crude humor.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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Re-Mission 2 Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Six fun games turn cancer treatment into a winnable battle.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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The Ability Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Brilliant, thrilling story of kids training in mind control.
By M.M. Vaughan
(2013)
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Alchemy ~ Genetics App Poster Image
age 9+
Kids create crazy animal combos in fun but repetitive app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
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Arthur and the Invisibles 2 & 3: The New Minimoy Adventures Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Sequels offer more peril and scares than original.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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