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Big Nate: Comix By U! App Poster Image
age 9+
Bright, creative app will inspire kids' inner cartoonist.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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"Who Could That Be at This Hour?": All the Wrong Questions, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Snicket in fine form as a 12-year-old solving noir mystery.
By Lemony Snicket
(2012)
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Tintin: The Prisoners of the Sun Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Another exciting Tintin tale, but some dated stereotyping.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1969)
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Return to the Willows Book Poster Image
age 9+
Rollicking sequel delightfully true to classic original.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2012)
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The Witch's Guide to Cooking with Children Book Poster Image
age 9+
Grimm's witch returns to cook again in darkly funny tale.
By Keith McGowan
(2009)
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The Sisters Grimm Series Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fascinating fractured fairy tales grow darker, tenser.
By Michael Buckley
(2005)
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P.S. Be Eleven Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Tween coming-of-age set amid shifting family, '60s dynamics.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2013)
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Biblionasium Website Poster Image
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age 9+
A safe place where kids can review and share favorite books.
URL: http://www.biblionasium.com
(2013)
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"Atlas" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 9+
Wistful, piano-driven Hunger Games ballad references war.
By Coldplay
(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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Garfield's Fun Fest Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Lame, convoluted movie has rude behavior and mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Horrible Histories TV Poster Image
age 9+
Books-inspired British sketch comedy yields laughs, facts.
Network: Online
(2009)
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File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun, clever mini-mysteries let readers play detective.
By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
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Dork Diaries 7: Tales from a Not-So-Glam TV Star Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fluffy addition to tween series spotlights reality TV.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2014)
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The Boxtrolls Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Imaginative adventure has lots of peril, nasty villain.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Sweet book-based comedy has great family messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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The Eighth Day Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Fun, exciting twist on the King Arthur legend.
By Dianne K. Salerni
(2014)
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Dork Diaries 8: Tales from a Not-So-Happily Ever After Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fairy tale twist adds to the fun in popular series.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2014)
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365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne's Book of Precepts Book Poster Image
age 9+
Wise words to live by cleverly packed in a "Wonder" package.
By R.J. Palacio
(2014)
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Scribble Scoop Website Poster Image
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age 9+
Fun, funny kid-friendly mini-articles are a mixed bag.
URL: http://scribblescoop.com
(2015)
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