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Aquamarine Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Girls and a mermaid learn about love. Charming.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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Bratz TV Poster Image
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age 9+
The Bratz dolls have their own TV show. Beware.
Network: Fox
(2005)
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Viewtiful Joe TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Subpar Power Rangers rip-off has muddled messages.
Network: WB
(2004)
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Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Too mature for the kids who are reading the book.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Sister, Sister TV Poster Image
age 9+
Separated twins reunite as teens -- tweens OK.
Network: Disney Channel
(1994)
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Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi TV Poster Image
age 9+
No similarity to real rock duo Puffy AmiYumi.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2004)
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Rules Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Girl connects with brother who has autism in moving tale.
By Cynthia Lord
(2006)
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Tuck Everlasting Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A timeless and thought-provoking novel.
By Natalie Babbitt
(1975)
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The Weekenders TV Poster Image
age 9+
Toon tweens are funny, but awfully shallow.
Network: Toon Disney
(2000)
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I Am David Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Beautiful, gentle adaptation of classic novel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Xiaolin Showdown TV Poster Image
age 9+
Unlikely plots and martial arts clichés.
Network: WB
(2003)
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A Christmas Carol (1984) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Bleak but solid adaptation of Dickens' classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1984)
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Where the Red Fern Grows Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Moving version of the classic novel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1974)
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Maniac Magee Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Exciting, moving story explores racism, myth making.
By Jerry Spinelli
(1990)
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The Hobbit Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Brilliantly written, inventive pre-LOTR tale.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1937)
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Number the Stars Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Stirring tale of girl who smuggles Jews to safety in WWII.
By Lois Lowry
(1989)
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My Dog Skip Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Great boy-and-dog tale, but be prepared for tears.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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The Sandlot 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
So-so sequel to a favorite kids' movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sisters romp through summer in old-fashioned charmer.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2005)
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The Mysterious Benedict Society Book Poster Image
age 9+
Suspenseful mystery with a Lemony Snicket vibe.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2007)
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