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The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread Book Poster Image
age 8+
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)
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LEGO Batman: The Videogame Game Poster Image
age 8+
A fun -- albeit predictable -- cartoon adventure.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2008)
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Skylanders Spyro's Adventure Game Poster Image
age 8+
Toy figurines become characters in exciting action game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2011)
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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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The School for Good and Evil, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fractured fairy tale has plenty of twists for fantasy fans.
By Soman Chainani
(2013)
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Skylanders: Swap Force Game Poster Image
age 8+
Excellent action romp tied to fun toy figures.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
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Descendants 3 Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Satisfying end to trilogy has positive themes for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Kappa Mikey TV Poster Image
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age 8+
A home-grown anime series for the tween set.
Network: MTV2, Nicktoons
(2006)
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Teen Titans TV Poster Image
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age 8+
All action all the time -- not for all viewers.
Network: Boomerang, Cartoon Network
(2003)
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The Batman TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Revamped take on classic offers tweens thrills.
Network: Boomerang, WB
(2004)
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Teen Titans Go! To the Movies Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Irreverent, immature comedy cleverly mocks superhero genre.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Aladdin Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Live-action remake has charming stars, intense moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Superman II Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Witty, action-packed superadventure with big themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1981)
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Howl's Moving Castle Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Charming Miyazaki fairy tale with surreal villains.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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The Powerpuff Girls TV Poster Image
age 8+
Sugar, spice, and mayhem add up to a frenetic and fun world.
Network: Cartoon Network
(1998)
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Superman: The Movie Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Super-nostalgic superhero adventure still soars.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1978)
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Wolverine and the X-Men TV Poster Image
age 8+
Fun action series for kids has enough depth for older fans.
Network: Nicktoons
(2006)
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The Troop TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Monsters vs. teens fantasy is worry-free fun for tweens.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2009)
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The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes TV Poster Image
age 8+
Complex plots + super-powered thrills = all-ages fun.
Network: Disney XD
(2010)
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Young Justice TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Former sidekicks battle villains in action-packed cartoon.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2011)
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