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Mr. Lemoncello and the Titanium Ticket: Mr. Lemoncello's Library, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lively nod to Willy Wonka rewards teamwork, empathy.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2020)
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Growing Up Great!: The Ultimate Puberty Book for Boys Book Poster Image
age 8+
Encouraging puberty guide covers emotional growth, too.
By Scott Todnem
(2019)
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The Dog House: UK TV Poster Image
age 8+
Sweet British reality series about dogs who rescue humans.
Network: HBO Max
(2020)
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StarDog and TurboCat Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Flat-feeling animated animal adventure has cartoon violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Crashy Cats App Poster Image
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age 8+
Finding the purrfect path of destruction requires practice.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2020)
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Spelling the Dream Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Upbeat celebration of outstanding kids who spell to win.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Ways to Make Sunshine: Ryan Hart, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl meets challenges with pluck in charming family tale.
By Renée Watson
(2020)
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The Queen Bee and Me Book Poster Image
age 8+
Relatable story about conformity has strong science content.
By Gillian McDunn
(2020)
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The Only Black Girls in Town Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girls track down a secret in compelling, lighthearted tale.
By Brandy Colbert
(2020)
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Dolittle Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Not the king of the jungle, but still cute; some peril/guns.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Confessions of a Dork Lord Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tale of magic-impaired underdog on quest is slow, overdone.
By Mike Johnston
(2020)
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Code the Robot. Save the Cat App Poster Image
age 8+
Create and play with cute, cat-friendly coding puzzler.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2020)
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Notorious Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Wacky tale of middle schooler, '30s gangsters, murdered dog.
By Gordon Korman
(2020)
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Ralph S. Mouse Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lovely classics have adventure, empathy, a talking mouse.
By Beverly Cleary
(1965)
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I Can Make This Promise Book Poster Image
age 8+
Native American girl learns family secrets in touching tale.
By Christine Day
(2019)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball Book Poster Image
age 8+
Home improvement mishaps abound in funny 14th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2019)
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Dear Sweet Pea Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Thoughtful tale tackles middle grade, divorce, body image.
By Julie Murphy
(2019)
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Project Middle School: Hope: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Relatable tale of girl finding her voice at new school.
By Alyssa Milano, Debbie Rigaud
(2019)
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Silver Meadows Summer Book Poster Image
age 8+
Poignant story of Puerto Rican girl adapting to life in U.S.
By Emma Otheguy
(2019)
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Not If I Can Help It Book Poster Image
age 8+
Genuine kid voice wavers in tale of divorce and disability.
By Carolyn Mackler
(2019)
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