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Dinosaur Island Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Uneven time-travel adventure has peril, mild violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Titan Souls Game Poster Image
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age 9+
A series of difficult, enjoyable, addictive challenges.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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Legend of the Mantamaji: Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Multiethnic superhero saga reaches explosive conclusion.
By Eric Dean Seaton
(2015)
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Blackbird Fly Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Super relatable heroine, lots of middle school drama.
By Erin Entrada Kelly
(2015)
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All the Answers Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Worried girl gets magical pencil in reassuring story.
By Kate Messner
(2015)
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The Box and the Dragonfly: The Keepers, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Twisty brainteaser of a fantasy is a keeper.
By Ted Sanders
(2015)
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Katie Friedman Gives Up Texting! (And Lives to Tell About It.) Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun text-gone-wrong tale promotes offline relationships.
By Tommy Greenwald
(2015)
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Crystal Keepers: Five Kingdoms, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting high-tech turn for the wordy series.
By Brandon Mull
(2015)
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The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Beautifully animated Japanese folktale for older kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Dragons at Crumbling Castle: And Other Stories Book Poster Image
age 9+
Charming early stories from master of fantasy.
By Terry Pratchett
(2015)
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The Inquisitor's Mark: The Eighth Day, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Family rivalries get complex, but sequel still excites.
By Dianne K. Salerni
(2015)
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Legend of the Mantamaji: Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Diverse superhero saga ups ante with mystical villains.
By Eric Dean Seaton
(2014)
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The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Go behind the scenes at Studio Ghibli, see Miyazaki at work.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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The Boxtrolls Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Imaginative adventure has lots of peril, nasty villain.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Ultimate NES Remix Game Poster Image
age 9+
Fun, engaging collection of retro Nintendo classics.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
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Xeodrifter Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Short yet difficult nostalgic arcade space adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2014)
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Rogue Knight: Five Kingdoms, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Slow storytelling in an intriguing fantasy realm.
By Brandon Mull
(2014)
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TodHunter Moon, Book 1: PathFinder Book Poster Image
age 9+
Spin-off with brave girl best for loyal Septimus Heap fans.
By Angie Sage
(2014)
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Sneaky Sneaky Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Cute graphics lessen violence in puzzle-solving game.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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Everblaze: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting fantasy sequel has elf kids in cosmic struggle.
By Shannon Messenger
(2014)
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