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Arthur and the Invisibles 2 & 3: The New Minimoy Adventures Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Sequels offer more peril and scares than original.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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The Second Spy: The Books of Elsewhere, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Third in series serves up mix of magic, suspense, and heart.
By Jacqueline West
(2012)
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Wendell & Vinnie TV Poster Image
age 9+
Lackluster sitcom has mixed messages about parenting.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2013)
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Saltwater Taffy Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Adventure tale sinks under weight of laudable goals.
By Eric DelaBarre
(2011)
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Here Comes the Boom Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Teacher turns MMA fighter in tween-friendly comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Toys in the Attic Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Foreign stop-action film blends the beautiful and grotesque.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America Book Poster Image
age 9+
Captivating storytelling makes these heroes relatable.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2012)
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Won't Back Down Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Inspiring tale of a mom's quest to better her kid's school.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Joshua Dread Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Hilarious saga of middle-schooler with supervillain parents.
By Lee Bacon
(2012)
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Darkbeast Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Richly imagined dystopian fantasy fine for preteens.
By Morgan Keyes
(2012)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel Book Poster Image
age 9+
Greg hilariously searches for dance date in 7th book.
By Jeff Kinney
(2012)
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Darth Paper Strikes Back: Origami Yoda, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny, oddball story about sticking up for a friend.
By Tom Angleberger
(2011)
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A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sensitive adaptation of classic sci-fi adventure.
By Madeleine L'Engle, Hope Larson
(2012)
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"Who Could That Be at This Hour?": All the Wrong Questions, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Snicket in fine form as a 12-year-old solving noir mystery.
By Lemony Snicket
(2012)
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The Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny, intriguing mystery of school's hidden treasure.
By Emily Fairlie
(2012)
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Sophia's War: A Tale of the Revolution Book Poster Image
age 9+
Girl becomes spy in absorbing American Revolution tale.
By Avi
(2012)
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Professor Gargoyle: Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Humorous homage to classic horror is perfect for tween boys.
By Charles Gilman
(2012)
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The Peculiar Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Half-faery boy fights to save his sister in magical fantasy.
By Stefan Bachmann
(2012)
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The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee: Origami Yoda, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny series continues with more folding and friendships.
By Tom Angleberger
(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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