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The Sound of Music Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Outstanding family film features glorious music.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1965)
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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Pure, sweet imagination for both kids and adults.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1971)
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The Bad Beginning: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
A cliff-hanging orphan adventure wrapped in black humor.
By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
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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 Two Towers Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Orcs attack, and Frodo marches to Mordor in exciting sequel.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
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October Sky Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Inspiring tale for older tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1999)
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Fiddler on the Roof Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Epic musical story of Jews facing religious persecution.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1971)
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Lady and the Tramp Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Classic Disney dogs paw their way into hearts of all ages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1955)
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Ender's Game Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Boy genius trains to crush alien invasion in sci-fi classic.
By Orson Scott Card
(2005)
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Princess Academy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
By Shannon Hale
(2006)
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King Dork Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Dark, funny coming-of-age with lots of mature content.
By Frank Portman
(2006)
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The Graduate Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Influential coming-of-age sex comedy has mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1967)
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To Kill a Mockingbird Book Poster Image
age 12+
Stunning classic examines racism -- and justice.
By Harper Lee
(1960)
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Monster Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Provocative book about teen on trial for murder.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1999)
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A Hard Day's Night Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Beatles classic is Fab-ulous, but expect lots of smoking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1964)
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A Wrinkle in Time Book Poster Image
age 9+
Classic sci-fi story still inspires and gets kids thinking.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1962)
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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 Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread Book Poster Image
age 8+
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)
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West Side Story Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Musical masterpiece tackles race, with some violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1961)
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Forrest Gump Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Moving and wonderful, but parent preview a good idea.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1994)
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