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School of Rock Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Standout Jack Black in nerds-become-cool comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Al Capone Does My Shirts: A Tale from Alcatraz, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Boy stands up for sister with autism in compassionate tale.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2005)
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Ghostbusters Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Paranormal '80s classic has some scares, innuendo.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1984)
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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Book Poster Image
age 11+
Compelling tale of family facing racism in '30s Mississippi.
By Mildred D. Taylor
(1976)
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Rocky Balboa Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Rocky's back, with new energy -- but same story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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Artemis Fowl Book 3: The Eternity Code Book Poster Image
age 11+
High-action page-turner sequel a great summer read.
By Eoin Colfer
(2003)
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The Karate Kid Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
'80s classic is still fun for families with older tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1984)
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Uglies: Uglies Quartet, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Thoughtful sci-fi about the price of beauty.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2006)
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The Amulet of Samarkand: The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Witty and sharp fantasy with complex characters.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2004)
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Rocky Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Boxing Best Picture sets underdog-hero standard; drinking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1976)
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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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One Crazy Summer Book Poster Image
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age 11+
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
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The Karate Kid, Part II Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Excessive violence mars so-so sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1986)
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Rudy Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Inspiring sports film about a real-life underdog.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
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Benny and Joon Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Quirky comedy about oddballs is edgy for a PG movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
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Terraria Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Finicky but fun Minecraft-style game set in a 2D world.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
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Wolfblood TV Poster Image
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age 11+
British werewolf-style drama limits the fright for tweens.
Network: Disney Channel
(2012)
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Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare Game Poster Image
age 11+
Comedic, cartoonish shooter should be OK for younger teens.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Reboot offers impressive action, distracting innuendo.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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The Boy and the Beast Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Surprisingly touching coming-of-age adventure has heart.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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