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Magic Tree House Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Fun, educational chapter books have something for everyone.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1992)
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Shipwrecked Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
An exciting adventure, and a lot of fun to watch.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1991)
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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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Muppet Treasure Island Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Hilarious high seas adventure with lots of pirate action.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1996)
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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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The Adventures of Tintin Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Whirlwind animated adventure is a visual treat for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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The Pirates! Band of Misfits Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Pirate adventure blends Victorian history, high-seas fun.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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House of Secrets Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Page-turner is the perfect campfire tale but can get gory.
By Chris Columbus, Ned Vizzini
(2013)
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Lucy at Sea: The Voyage of Lucy P. Simmons: Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Brave Lucy sails to Australia in even more exciting sequel.
By Barbara Mariconda
(2013)
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Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fab art and cool new world as time periods collide.
By Armand Baltazar
(2017)
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Blackbeard's Ghost Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
A yo-ho-wholesome retread of Disney favorites.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1968)
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Ice Age: Continental Drift Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Prehistoric pals hit the seas for an exciting adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Story Wheel App Poster Image
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age 6+
Fun shared storytelling can help with language skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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The Jupiter Pirates: Hunt for the Hydra Book Poster Image
age 9+
Space-pirate sibling series ideal for Star Wars-crazed kids.
By Jason Fry
(2013)
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Sky Raiders: Five Kingdoms, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fast-paced adventure, slow storytelling in series opener.
By Brandon Mull
(2014)
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The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Fun, goofy SpongeBob movie is as trippy as the show.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The Jupiter Pirates, Book 2: Curse of the Iris Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun space-pirate sequel adds complexity.
By Jason Fry
(2014)
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Super 4 TV Poster Image
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age 6+
Friendship, action, and fun in vibrant Playmobil series.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
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Windward Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Sandbox pirate game provides creative but repetitive play.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
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The New Adventures of Peter Pan TV Poster Image
age 6+
Modern take on classic characters has positive messages.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2016)
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