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The Last Guardian Game Poster Image
age 9+
Big adventure charms with strong bond between kid and beast.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2016)
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Foxheart Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Girl and dog pal face riveting, intense fight to save magic.
By Claire Legrand
(2016)
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Rebel Genius: Rebel Geniuses, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Creative fantasy blends art, mysticism, math, and magic.
By Michael Dante DiMartino
(2016)
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Kubo and the Two Strings Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Beautiful epic about storytelling hero can be dark, scary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Finding Perfect Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Hopeful story of likeable tween's struggle with OCD.
By Elly Swartz
(2016)
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Dork Diaries 11: Tales from a Not-So-Friendly Frenemy Book Poster Image
age 9+
Same mean-girl formula, but great for reluctant readers.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2016)
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Lodestar: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Danger and magical creatures mix in thrilling volume.
By Shannon Messenger
(2016)
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The Land of Stories: A Treasury of Classic Fairy Tales Book Poster Image
age 9+
Retold classics provide origin story for blockbuster series.
By Chris Colfer
(2016)
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The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes Book Poster Image
age 9+
Creative take on quest tale marred by hurried storytelling.
By Wade Albert White
(2016)
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The Secret Keepers Book Poster Image
age 9+
Slow-building, clever mystery with invisibility and traps.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2016)
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Gertie's Leap to Greatness Book Poster Image
age 9+
Spunky 5th-grader learns life lessons in warmhearted tale.
By Kate Beasley
(2016)
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Alice Through the Looking Glass Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Uneven, less-violent sequel has girl-empowerment theme.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Pokémon TCG Online App Poster Image
age 9+
Faithful but unstable digital version of original card game.
Devices: iPad, Android
(2016)
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R.L. Stine's Mostly Ghostly: One Night in Doom House Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Live-action tale has spooky scares, teens in jeopardy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Bronze Key: Magisterium, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Uneven magic-school threequel ends with jarring surprises.
By Holly Black, Cassandra Clare
(2016)
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Furthermore Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Kids race to save imprisoned dad in magical adventure.
By Tahereh Mafi
(2016)
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Dark Horse Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Stirring, inspiring docu about unlikely champion.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Style Savvy: Fashion Forward Game Poster Image
age 9+
Fuses creativity with business; ideal for young designers.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
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Monster Hunt Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Chinese fantasy mega-hit has lots of martial-arts action.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Sticks & Stones Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Quirky tween dramedy has strong messages about self-esteem.
By Abby Cooper
(2016)
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