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The Art of Racing in the Rain Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Weepy wisdom dispensed in dog drama about life and loss.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Black Beauty Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Classic horse novel has be-kind-to-animals message.
By Anna Sewell
(1887)
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Forza Horizon 4 Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Engaging racer burns rubber with challenging opponents.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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The Dragon Prince TV Poster Image
age 10+
Captivating fantasy tale has positive themes, broad appeal.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
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Wonder Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Earnest, emotional book adaptation has strong messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Newsies: The Broadway Musical Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Dazzling staged musical has some mild cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Forza Horizon 3 Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun open-world racer is best driving game of 2016.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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FIFA 17 Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Updated soccer game; improved features score dynamite goal.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2016)
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Pax Book Poster Image
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Pax
age 10+
Compelling, heartrending story of boy and fox in dystopia.
By Sara Pennypacker
(2016)
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Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thought-provoking stories of kindness and friendship.
By R.J. Palacio
(2015)
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McFarland, USA Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Poignant story about Latino runners a winner for families.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Fish in a Tree Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Big-hearted book about overcoming dyslexia inspires.
By Lynda Mullaly Hunt
(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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Forza Horizon 2 Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Outstanding driving game has some street-racing concerns.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
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Forza Motorsport 5 Game Poster Image
age 10+
Kids steer exotic cars around tracks -- with open chat.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2013)
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Need for Speed Rivals Game Poster Image
age 10+
Race as or against the police in this arcade driving game.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
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The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Game Poster Image
age 10+
Fab remake of classic game shines on Wii U.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(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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PAW Patrol TV Poster Image
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age 3+
Cute pups rescue neighbors in friendly cartoon.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2013)
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Chasing Mavericks Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Trite but inspiring teen surf story has some sad moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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