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Princess Academy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
By Shannon Hale
(2006)
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The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Nail-biting, violent fantasy has elements of mystery.
By Philip Pullman
(1998)
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The Little Prince Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gorgeous classic about friendship, love, and life.
By Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(1943)
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The Last Olympian: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fantasy series' excellent conclusion ups the violence.
By Rick Riordan
(2009)
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The Twilight Saga: New Moon Soundtrack Music Poster Image
age 10+
Dark, cool tunes OK for kids too young for the movie.
By Various Artists
(2009)
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Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes Game Poster Image
age 10+
Puzzles meet strategy in fun fantasy for older kids.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
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Adventure Time TV Poster Image
age 10+
Original, if nonsensical, hilarity; expect minor weapons.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2010)
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The Illusionist Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Touching, beautiful drama about the magic of friendship.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Drawn: Dark Flight HD App Poster Image
age 10+
Adventure's puzzles will challenge, scenery will enchant.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
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Dracula Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Classic vampire movie is more creepy than violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1931)
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The Chronicles of Harris Burdick Book Poster Image
age 10+
Superb stories by top authors spring from surreal images.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(2011)
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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Game Poster Image
age 10+
Beloved series delivers cleverly crafted adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2011)
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Monkey Tales: The Castle of Draconian Game Poster Image
age 10+
Fun adventure game uses 5th grade math in gameplay.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
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The Mostly True Story of Jack Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lonely boy fights evil to save town in exciting page turner.
By Kelly Barnhill
(2011)
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Drawn: Trail of Shadows Game Poster Image
age 10+
Pretty game melds hidden object, adventure, and puzzle play.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
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Island of Silence: The Unwanteds, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Spellbinding second adventure even better than first.
By Lisa McMann
(2012)
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The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls Book Poster Image
age 10+
Deeply creepy, thought-provoking tale of weird school.
By Claire Legrand
(2012)
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A Tale Dark and Grimm Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting, funny, violent, and touching Hansel & Gretel tale.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2010)
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In a Glass Grimmly Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fractured fairy tale is clever, touching, and violent.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2012)
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A Box of Gargoyles Book Poster Image
age 10+
Friendship and family in Paris in exciting, creepy sequel.
By Anne Nesbet
(2013)
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