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The Hobbit Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Brilliantly written, inventive pre-LOTR tale.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1937)
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Book Poster Image
age 9+
A classic that both adults and kids love.
By Lewis Carroll
(1865)
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The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sisters romp through summer in old-fashioned charmer.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2005)
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Where the Red Fern Grows Book Poster Image
age 9+
Tearjerker about country boy and his hound dogs.
By Wilson Rawls
(1961)
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A Wrinkle in Time Book Poster Image
age 9+
Classic sci-fi story still inspires and gets kids thinking.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1962)
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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 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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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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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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Peter Pan (2003) Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Charming live-action tale has intense peril, some violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Back to the Future Part III Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Wild West-themed final installment is fine for older tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1990)
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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Timeless classic faithfully rendered.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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The Journey of Natty Gann Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Compelling adventure too violent for some kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1985)
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Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Tamer than live-action, but still moody, violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Gripping tale of survival; some peril, emotional intensity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1995)
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The Adventures of Tintin Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Whirlwind animated adventure is a visual treat for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Warriors Series Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Cat clans mirror human issues in popular series.
By Erin Hunter, Cherith Baldry, Kate Cary, Tui T. Sutherland
(2003)
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Ori and the Blind Forest Game Poster Image
age 9+
Brilliant, beautiful platform adventure with a lovable hero.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
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