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Peter Pan Book Poster Image
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age 8+
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
By J. M. Barrie
(1904)
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Kim Possible TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Girl power is possible! Elementary kids OK.
Network: ABC, Disney Channel
(2002)
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The City of Ember Book Poster Image
age 8+
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
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Mad Hot Ballroom Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Enchanting dance documentary hits all the right beats.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Zoom TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun and games for middle-elementary kids.
Network: PBS
(1999)
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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Classic Narnia tale has exciting battles, Christian themes.
By C.S. Lewis
(1950)
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The Secret Garden Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Great book, great adaptation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
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Star Trek: The Next Generation TV Poster Image
age 8+
Still going boldly, updated series is fun for all.
Network: Syndicated
(1987)
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Spellbound Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Families should see this m-a-r-v-e-l-o-u-s film.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Because of Winn-Dixie Movie Poster Image
age 8+
A girl and a dog educate a small southern town.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Akeelah and the Bee Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Inspiring drama about a champion speller; OK for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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Fly Away Home Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Thrilling, touching adventure for animal lovers.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Action- and creature-packed Potter sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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City of Ember Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Fast-paced fantasy has lots of tense moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Geek Charming Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet story models positive relationships among teens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Mirror Mirror Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Visually appealing fairy tale lacks oomph but fine for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Legend of Korra TV Poster Image
age 8+
Strong heroine, positive messages make great fantasy series.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2012)
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Book Poster Image
age 8+
Original American fairy tale more spare, magical than movie.
By L. Frank Baum
(1900)
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The Wishing Spell: The Land of Stories, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
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Teen Beach Movie Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Heavily marketed musical is wholesome fun for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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