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Love That Dog Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Boy pours his grief into poetry in moving free-verse gem.
By Sharon Creech
(2004)
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Where the Red Fern Grows Book Poster Image
age 9+
Tearjerker about country boy and his hound dogs.
By Wilson Rawls
(1961)
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A Wrinkle in Time Book Poster Image
age 9+
Classic sci-fi story still inspires and gets kids thinking.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1962)
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The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread Book Poster Image
age 8+
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)
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Wildwood: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting enchanted forest adventure to save baby brother.
By Colin Meloy
(2011)
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Ice Island Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Tense adventure as dogsled run becomes race for survival.
By Sherry Shahan
(2012)
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Quantum Conundrum Game Poster Image
age 9+
Fun first-person puzzler combines physics with brainteasers.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
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Malcolm at Midnight Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting story of misunderstood rat who becomes a hero.
By W.H. Beck
(2012)
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Virals: Book 1 Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Exciting story of murder-solving heroine with superpowers.
By Kathy Reichs
(2010)
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Escape From Hat Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Clever epic of heroic rabbits vs. evil black cats.
By Adam Kline
(2012)
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Maggie's Earth Adventures Website Poster Image
age 8+
Save the planet with these terrific learning activities.
URL: http://www.missmaggie.org/
(2013)
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The Ability Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Brilliant, thrilling story of kids training in mind control.
By M.M. Vaughan
(2013)
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Re-Mission 2 Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Six fun games turn cancer treatment into a winnable battle.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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ARKive Website Poster Image
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age 8+
Breathtaking catalog of living things inspires conservation.
URL: http://www.arkive.org/
(2013)
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The Jungle Book Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Mowgli and more in timeless, suspenseful tales.
By Rudyard Kipling
(1894)
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The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail Book Poster Image
age 8+
Swashbuckling adventure of mouse in Queen Victoria's court.
By Richard Peck
(2013)
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The Boy on the Porch Book Poster Image
age 9+
Wonderful story of mute boy mysteriously left on farm.
By Sharon Creech
(2013)
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Ekoloko Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Kids learn environmental consciousness in this MMOG.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
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"When Did You See Her Last?": All the Wrong Questions, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
More playful sequel, even as menace and mystery build.
By Lemony Snicket
(2013)
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Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, poignant tale of cynical girl, superpowered squirrel.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2013)
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