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Math for Smarty Pants Book Poster Image
age 11+
Solid lessons packaged as jokes and games.
By Marilyn Burns
(1982)
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Buried Blueprints: Maps and Sketches of Lost Worlds and Mysterious Places Book Poster Image
age 11+
Fanciful background on legendary places.
By Albert Lorenz
(1999)
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All-American Girl Book Poster Image
age 11+
Marred by a pat ending, but an enjoyable romp.
By Meg Cabot
(2003)
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Across Five Aprils Book Poster Image
age 11+
This historical tale is captivating and memorable.
By Irene Hunt
(1964)
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Tom and Huck Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Unexceptional adaptation, but entertaining movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1995)
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School of Rock Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Standout Jack Black in nerds-become-cool comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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All That Remains Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Three novellas tell of teens dealing with death.
By Bruce Brooks
(2004)
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Barbie Horse Adventures Mystery Ride Game Poster Image
age 5+
Great horse adventure with mystery, puzzles.
Platforms: Windows
(2004)
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The Lion King 1 1/2 Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Clever and mostly charming--most kids will enjoy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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Strawberry Shortcake Amazing Cookie Party Game Poster Image
age 5+
Sweet, but unfulfilling.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2004)
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Radio Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Lesson of kindness permeates inspiring true story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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An American Tail: Fievel Goes West Movie Poster Image
age 5+
The further adventures of immigrant mice.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1991)
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An American Tail Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Heartwarming tale of immigrant mouse has some peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1986)
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Pokemon Heroes Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Below-average for series and too violent for younger kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Hamtaro Wake Up Snoozer! Game Poster Image
age 5+
Fans will enjoy learning with Hamtaro and friends.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2004)
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Kbears Website Poster Image
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age 5+
A fun site despite the annoying banner ads.
URL: http://www.kbears.com/playmusic/keyboard.html
(2004)
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Crayola Kids Website Poster Image
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age 5+
Wonderful site with lots of rainy-day fun!
URL: http://www.crayola.com/kids/
(2004)
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Fisher-Price Little People Website Poster Image
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age 5+
Fun little games about Fisher-Price Little People.
URL: http://www.littlepeople.com
(2004)
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Hot Wheels World Race Game Poster Image
age 5+
Racing game is great for young players.
Platforms: PlayStation 2
(2003)
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Rugrats Go Wild Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Fun meet-up of Rugrats, Wild Thornberrys on deserted island.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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