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The Outsiders Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Story of ostracized kid a timeless fave of teens, preteens.
By S. E. Hinton
(1967)
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Bloodhound: Beka Cooper, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Second book in fantasy series is more mature than first.
By Tamora Pierce
(2009)
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Sounder Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Sharecropper boy finds hope, dignity amid racism, hardship.
By William H. Armstrong
(1969)
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Mastiff: Beka Cooper, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Uneven finish to exciting but violent crime/fantasy trilogy.
By Tamora Pierce
(2011)
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The Electric Horseman Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Warmhearted romance with an anti-corporate perspective.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1979)
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Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country TV Poster Image
age 12+
Beverly Hills, 90210 star seeks balance amidst divorce.
Network: CMT
(2012)
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The Rabbi's Cat Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Fascinating, clever animated tale not meant for young kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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A Father's Choice Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Heart-tugging family story set in motion by a mom's murder.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Alpha Dogs TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Interesting elite dog training reality with strong language.
Network: National Geographic Channel
(2013)
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Catch Rider Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Riveting story of determined teen who can ride any horse.
By Jennifer H. Lyne
(2013)
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Battle Magic Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Slow start to enchanting, magical battle adventure.
By Tamora Pierce
(2013)
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The Great American Dust Bowl Book Poster Image
age 12+
Evocative illustrated nonfiction, great for history buffs.
By Don Brown
(2013)
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Mech Mice Tactics Game Poster Image
age 12+
Fun fantasy strategy game for kids is combat-heavy.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
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The Cup Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
True sports tale about overcoming tragedy has mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Greatest Show on Earth Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Sprawling circus tale is a visual feast with heavy themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1952)
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Bingo Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Terrible, dull dog movie filled with iffy behavior.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1991)
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Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen Book Poster Image
age 12+
Tragic Sabriel prequel slow to start but worth the wait.
By Garth Nix
(2014)
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The Belstone Fox Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
'70s drama about fox-dog friendship has very intense scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1973)
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SciStarter Website Poster Image
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age 12+
Citizen-science database has clunky search, info concerns.
URL: http://scistarter.com
(2015)
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Invisible Girl Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Searing memoir of growing up in troubled family offers hope.
By Mariel Hemingway, Ben Greenman
(2015)
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