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The Teacher's Funeral: A Comedy in Three Parts Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny, fascinating, and exquisite historical tale.
By Richard Peck
(2004)
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The Library Card Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A mysterious library card affects four lives.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2004)
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The Hound of Rowan: The Tapestry, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Similar to Potter, but stands well on its own.
By Henry H. Neff
(2007)
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Gregor the Overlander: Underland Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
One of the best of the post-Potter fantasies.
By Suzanne Collins
(2005)
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NBA Ballers: Chosen One Game Poster Image
age 9+
Stripped down b-ball, arcade, for niche players.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2008)
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Opal: The Journal of an Understanding Heart Book Poster Image
age 9+
The real-life diary of a child of nature.
By Opal Whiteley
(2005)
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Artemis Fowl Book 4: The Opal Deception Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun kid genius series shows hero's nicer side.
By Eoin Colfer
(2005)
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Lionboy Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Brilliant premise -- so-so execution.
By Zizou Corder
(2005)
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Molly McGinty Has a Really Good Day Book Poster Image
age 9+
Molly takes her eccentric grandma to high school.
By Gary Paulsen
(2005)
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Into the Firestorm: A Novel of San Francisco, 1906 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Plucky orphan survives San Francisco's big quake.
By Deborah Hopkinson
(2006)
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Nancy Drew: The Haunted Carousel Game Poster Image
age 9+
Loads of fun to play.
Platforms: Windows
(2004)
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The Wanderer Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Award-winning tale takes risks with storytelling.
By Sharon Creech
(2005)
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The Sea of Trolls Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting fantasy-adventure based on Norse myths.
By Nancy Farmer
(2005)
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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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Firegirl Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A disfigured classmate teaches stirring lessons.
By Tony Abbott
(2006)
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Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy Book Poster Image
age 9+
A preacher's son stands up to a racist town.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2005)
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A Long Way from Chicago: a Novel in Stories Book Poster Image
age 9+
A hilarious look at summer in the country.
By Richard Peck
(1998)
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The Silver Child (The Silver Sequence, Book 1) Book Poster Image
age 9+
Six mutating children set out to save the world.
By Cliff McNish
(2005)
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The Boxes Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Creepy creature tale will keep kids interested.
By William Sleator
(2005)
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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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