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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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The Fountains of Silence Book Poster Image
age 13+
Poignant, powerful drama set in 1957 fascist Spain.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2019)
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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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Funschool.com Website Poster Image
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age 8+
Impressive array of learning-based games and activities.
URL: http://funschool.kaboose.com
(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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Costume Quest Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Trick-or-treat tale is tasty, mildly violent Halloween fun.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2010)
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Costume Quest 2 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun Halloween sequel retreads mildly violent costumed play.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
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A Christmas-tastic Carol Book Poster Image
age 8+
Dickens perennial gets goofy "Adventure Time" treatment.
By Max Brallier
(2014)
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The Naughty List Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Goofy humor, warm heart in wild holiday romp.
By Michael Fry, Bradley Jackson
(2015)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down Book Poster Image
age 8+
Halloween-themed 11th book a fun way to discuss kid scares.
By Jeff Kinney
(2016)
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The Man Who Invented Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Heartfelt take on idea for Charles Dickens holiday classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Michael Jackson's Halloween TV Poster Image
age 8+
Fun movie taps King of Pop's music for spirited family fare.
Network: CBS
(2017)
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Knowledge Is Power Game Poster Image
age 13+
Amusing, funny trivia game fuses console with mobile.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2017)
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Second Act Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
JLo glows in friendship comedy with swearing, racy humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Costume Quest: Heroes on Holiday TV Poster Image
age 8+
Charming holiday-themed special promotes teamwork, kindness.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2019)
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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 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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Ernest Saves Christmas Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Goofy holiday movie is OK fun for families, knowwhatImean?
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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The Elite: The Selection, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
The Selection sequel is more romantic, still superficial.
By Kiera Cass
(2013)
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Christmas Angel Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Faith-based tale is well done but has heavy themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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