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Elijah of Buxton Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Funny, powerful, masterful tale of escaped slaves.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2007)
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The True Meaning of Smekday Book Poster Image
age 9+
Alien invasion is comical and fun, but too long.
By Adam Rex
(2007)
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The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey Book Poster Image
age 9+
Positive lessons, but more danger than 1st book.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2008)
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Peter and the Starcatchers Book Poster Image
age 9+
A swashbuckling high-seas adventure.
By Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
(2004)
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Constantine Music Poster Image
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age 9+
Idol sings kid-safe, expressive songs.
By Constantine Maroulis
(2007)
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Batman Beyond TV Poster Image
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age 9+
There's a new Bat in town; violent, but stylish.
Network: Boomerang, Discovery Family Channel
(1999)
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Big Fat Liar Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Really likeable family comedy set in cutthroat Hollywood.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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The Name of This Book Is Secret Book Poster Image
age 9+
Mild mystery tries too hard to be Lemony Snicket.
By Pseudonymous Bosch
(2007)
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Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day! Game Poster Image
age 9+
Brainteasers for everyone from grandma to junior.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2007)
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MythBusters TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Witty team puts urban legends to the scientific test.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2003)
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The Nanny TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Blue collar meets blue blood in this funny sitcom.
Network: Syndicated
(1993)
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The Last Starfighter Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Lighthearted space adventure has a fun '80s feel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1984)
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The Mysterious Benedict Society Book Poster Image
age 9+
Suspenseful mystery with a Lemony Snicket vibe.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2007)
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The Witches Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Some kids will love it, some may find disturbing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1990)
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Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Great action, intense mood, but romance may bore kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy TV Poster Image
age 9+
Scary, cynical, gross, and not meant for kids.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2003)
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Found: The Missing, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Time-travel series start is suspenseful.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2008)
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MoshiMonsters Website Poster Image
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age 9+
Virtual world with digital monsters heavy on transactions.
URL: http://www.moshimonsters.com
(2008)
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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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The 39 Clues Series Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting mystery, heavily merchandised.
By Rick Riordan, Gordon Korman, Jude Watson, Peter Lerangis
(2008)
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