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The Three Investigators in the Secret of Skeleton Island Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Tween sleuths find danger and scares in South Africa.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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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 Hardy Boys Nancy Drew Mysteries TV Poster Image
age 9+
Squeaky-clean teens solve mysteries in 1970s drama.
Network: ABC
(1977)
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Cheaper by the Dozen (1950) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Old-fashioned upbeat family comedy with sad ending.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1950)
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Tintin: The Lake of Sharks Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Action-packed classic adventure has drinking, smoking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1972)
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Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja TV Poster Image
age 9+
Action-packed toon attacks messages with mixed results.
Network: Disney XD
(2012)
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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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Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Super-imaginative adventures of girl whisked to elf world.
By Shannon Messenger
(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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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Larger-than-life fighting in feature-length Rangers tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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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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Joshua Dread Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Hilarious saga of middle-schooler with supervillain parents.
By Lee Bacon
(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: https://www.biblionasium.com/
(2013)
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Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. TV Poster Image
age 9+
Copious violence overshadows promising themes in hero 'toon.
Network: Disney XD
(2013)
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Sidekicked Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Smart coming-of-age tale costumed as superhero adventure.
By John David Anderson
(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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