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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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National Treasure Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Historical adventure is a fun romp for tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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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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Anne Frank Remembered Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Powerful look at the Holocaust through teen eyes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1995)
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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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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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The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales Book Poster Image
age 9+
Two dozen folktales full of humor and history.
By Virginia Hamilton
(1985)
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Elijah of Buxton Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Funny, powerful, masterful tale of escaped slaves.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2007)
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The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy TV Poster Image
age 9+
Scary, cynical, gross, and not meant for kids.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2003)
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Treasure Planet Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Outer-space pirate treasure hunt lots of fun; fab animation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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A Wrinkle in Time (2004) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
TV movie version of classic tale; some scares, bullying.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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Harriet the Spy Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Book-based movie has some bullying, name-calling.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1997)
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Bridge to Terabithia Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Beautiful lesson in friendship for young and old.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Peter Pan (2003) Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Charming live-action tale has intense peril, some violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
A fanciful sci-fi tale for the whole family.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1959)
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Is It Real? TV Poster Image
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age 9+
How do legends stand up to science? Tweens+.
Network: National Geographic Channel
(2005)
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How to Eat Fried Worms Movie Poster Image
age 9+
A gross-out movie with a sweet story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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The Suite Life on Deck TV Poster Image
age 9+
Disney spin-off is implausible but fun for tweens.
Network: Disney Channel, Disney XD
(2008)
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