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The Nightmare Before Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Tim Burton magic with just a touch of scariness.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
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Ungifted Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Wacky mayhem fills tale of troublemaker in genius academy.
By Gordon Korman
(2012)
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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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Sisters Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Funny, moving memoir should appeal to younger comics fans.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2014)
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Ghosts Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Insightful, moving graphic novel of sisters facing fears.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2016)
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Andi Mack TV Poster Image
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age 10+
Heartwarming, diverse coming-of-age story best for tweens.
Network: Disney Channel
(2017)
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A Christmas Story Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Wonderful antidote to cutesy holiday tales; some swearing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1983)
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A Charlie Brown Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 3+
The Peanuts gang in a classic Christmas special.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1965)
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Live-action take on classic has some crude, scary moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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The Muppet Christmas Carol Movie Poster Image
age 5+
A gentle, fuzzy version of the Dickens classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1992)
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The Secret of NIMH Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Fascinating, but very dark with some creepy imagery.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1982)
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While You Were Sleeping Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Appealing family comedy with old-fashioned feel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1995)
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Home Alone Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Slapstick comedy is funny but full of iffy stuff.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1990)
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Arthur Christmas Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Fabulous, funny holiday movie about the Christmas spirit.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! Movie Poster Image
age 7+
Funny, feel-good tale makes the holiday merry for families.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Girl vs. Monster TV Poster Image
age 7+
Fun family Halloween flick has some frightful moments.
Network: Disney Channel
(2012)
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The One: The Selection, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Thrilling, swoon-worthy romantic finale to popular series.
By Kiera Cass
(2014)
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The Sims 4 Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Complex, realistic life simulator includes sexuality, death.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
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A Monster Calls Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Heartrending adaptation explores the enormity of grief.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Adorable comedy about middle-school anxieties...and farts.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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