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The Red Pyramid: The Kane Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Percy Jackson author tackles more complex Egyptology.
By Rick Riordan
(2010)
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Dragon Ball Z Kai TV Poster Image
age 10+
Remake of popular anime series is still very violent.
Network: Nicktoons
(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 Princess and the Frog Movie Poster Image
age 6+
First African-American Disney princess is a good role model.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Age-appropriate food adventure goes down easily.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 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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Imagine That Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Sugary sweet father-daughter comedy is fine for families.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Game Poster Image
age 10+
Dark themes handled with a light touch in this 6th game.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PSP, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2009)
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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 Tales of Beedle the Bard Book Poster Image
age 10+
Four kid-friendly stories for Potter fans; one gruesome one.
By J. K. Rowling
(2008)
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The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Tween-friendly adaptation is darker than the first.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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The Adventures of Food Boy Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Light tween adventure with some gross-out moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Penelope Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Offbeat romantic comedy is sweet but lightweight.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Enchanted Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Adorable fairy tale is a fabulous family flick.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Sweet magical tale will feed kids' toy cravings.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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The Dark Crystal Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
A fantastic but more intense Muppet adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1982)
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The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Book Poster Image
age 10+
Myth-based, modernized fantasy is nonstop fun.
By Michael Scott
(2007)
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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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Fairest Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Handmaid to queen discovers true beauty in charming fantasy.
By Gail Carson Levine
(2006)
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The Lost Colony: Artemis Fowl, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting fifth Artemis has time travel and demons.
By Eoin Colfer
(2006)
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