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Greenhouse Academy TV Poster Image
age 11+
Mystery, suspense, and sibling strife in so-so tween drama.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
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Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Book-based comedy has some rebellion, light romance.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Trollhunters TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Action-packed adventure show has scares, great role model.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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Alice Through the Looking Glass Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Uneven, less-violent sequel has girl-empowerment theme.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Jungle Book (2016) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Fangs and fur fly in visually dazzling but intense update.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Goosebumps Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Action, monsters, humor in R.L. Stine adaptation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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When Marnie Was There Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Beautifully animated but slow tale about unique friendship.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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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 Giver Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Pain makes life colorful in dystopian adaptation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Four: A Divergent Collection Book Poster Image
age 11+
Short stories about Four are fun if a bit underwhelming.
By Veronica Roth
(2014)
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The Next Step TV Poster Image
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age 9+
High-drama reality-style series explores peer pressure.
Network: Hulu
(2014)
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Sequel bolstered by brave elves, scary dragon, big spiders.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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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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Wolfblood TV Poster Image
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age 11+
British werewolf-style drama limits the fright for tweens.
Network: Disney Channel
(2012)
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Jack the Giant Slayer Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Fantasy violence eased by humor in tween-friendly adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Tolkien tale isn't as great as LOTR, but better for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Life with Boys TV Poster Image
age 9+
Funny family sitcom with positive themes for tweens.
Network: TeenNick
(2011)
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Here Comes the Boom Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Teacher turns MMA fighter in tween-friendly comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Movie Poster Image
age 9+
More Wimpy Kid fun mixed with worthy messages, potty humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Adventures of Tintin Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Whirlwind animated adventure is a visual treat for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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