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Captain Marvel Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Powerful female superhero story has some violence, language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Burning Maze: The Trials of Apollo, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Evil Caligula reigns again in high-action Apollo sequel.
By Rick Riordan
(2018)
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Spider-Man: Homecoming Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Diverse, entertaining reboot has some language, violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Hidden Figures Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Inspiring true story of African-American women at NASA.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Stardew Valley Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Absorbing farm simulation is fun; some confusing segments.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
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The Sword of Summer: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting Norse mythology adventure with Percy-like hero.
By Rick Riordan
(2015)
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The Thing About Jellyfish Book Poster Image
age 10+
Beautiful, grief-tinged, coming-of-age story has it all.
By Ali Benjamin
(2015)
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Sunny Side Up Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Funny, moving graphic novel takes on teen substance abuse.
By Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm
(2015)
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The Blood of Olympus: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Satisfying finale full of gods, giants, and fond farewells.
By Rick Riordan
(2014)
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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Game Poster Image
age 10+
Fun, kid-friendly action game tied to major cultural icons.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
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The House of Hades: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Another thrilling adventure, this time in the underworld.
By Rick Riordan
(2013)
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Counting by 7s Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Striking tale of quirky girl connecting after parental loss.
By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2013)
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Disney Infinity Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Creative Disney adventure lets kids build own games.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
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Pikmin 3 Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun and colorful strategy/puzzle game is a Wii U must-have.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
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My Side of the Mountain Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping, inspiring wilderness-survival adventure.
By Jean Craighead George
(1959)
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Sailor Moon TV Poster Image
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age 10+
Classic magical girl anime is action-packed and fun.
Network: USA, Cartoon Network, Syndicated
(1995)
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WolfQuest Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Start your own wolf pack in this realistic adventure.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2007)
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Spider-Man: Friend or Foe Game Poster Image
age 10+
A fun brawler for younger players with co-op mode.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2007)
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Island of the Blue Dolphins Book Poster Image
age 10+
Smart girl learns to survive alone in compelling adventure.
By Scott O'Dell
(1960)
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Osmosis Jones Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Mostly animated PG film has gross-out humor, violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
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