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Cardboard Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Fantastic action-meets-existentialism graphic novel.
By Doug Tennapel
(2012)
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Stranded Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Shipwrecked tweens unite in adventure by Survivor host.
By Jeff Probst, Chris Tebbetts
(2013)
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Destiny, Rewritten Book Poster Image
age 9+
Utterly charming tale of Berkeley girl in search of father.
By Kathryn Fitzmaurice
(2013)
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LEGO City Undercover Game Poster Image
age 9+
Fun, imaginative, safe adventure set in a plastic world.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
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Through the Skylight Book Poster Image
age 9+
Suspenseful time-travel tale explores rich culture, history.
By Ian Baucom
(2013)
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Spellbound: The Books of Elsewhere, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Second book in popular series is even more spine-tingling.
By Jacqueline West
(2011)
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The Ability Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Brilliant, thrilling story of kids training in mind control.
By M.M. Vaughan
(2013)
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House of Secrets Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Page-turner is the perfect campfire tale but can get gory.
By Chris Columbus, Ned Vizzini
(2013)
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The Slither Sisters: Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Goofy comedy for young boys riffs on horror cliches.
By Charles Gilman
(2013)
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The Witch's Guide to Cooking with Children Book Poster Image
age 9+
Grimm's witch returns to cook again in darkly funny tale.
By Keith McGowan
(2009)
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One Plus One Equals Blue Book Poster Image
age 9+
Upbeat tale about kids coping with disadvantages.
By MJ Auch
(2013)
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The Blue Elephant Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Uplifting tale of courageous elephant is heavy on peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Sanjay and Craig TV Poster Image
age 9+
Crudity and absurdity abound in best pals' misadventures.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2013)
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The Sisters Grimm Series Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fascinating fractured fairy tales grow darker, tenser.
By Michael Buckley
(2005)
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The Problem Solverz TV Poster Image
age 9+
Bizarre characters, mediocre plots doom lackluster cartoon.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2013)
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Sea Level Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Weak, poorly-plotted animated tale with scares, few laughs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Witch's Curse Book Poster Image
age 9+
Brother and sister dodge more evil in funny, scary sequel.
By Keith McGowan
(2013)
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The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec Movie Poster Image
age 9+
French comics-based adventure is engaging for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Treasure Hunters Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Siblings search for artifacts, parents in fun series start.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2013)
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The Whatnot Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Half-faery siblings face cosmic battle in exciting sequel.
By Stefan Bachmann
(2013)
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