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The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle Book Poster Image
age 8+
Wacky, gripping sequel has slapstick, swordplay, sweetness.
By Christopher Healy
(2013)
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Magic Journey to Africa Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Vivid, dreamlike Africa adventure is offbeat but inspired.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Brain Games TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Captivating look at mind's abilities, but content can vary.
Network: National Geographic Channel
(2011)
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Story's End Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Storybound sequel has brave kids, cosmic battle.
By Marissa Burt
(2013)
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The Ultra Violets Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fast-paced girl-power confection made for superhero fans.
By Sophie Bell
(2013)
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Maggie's Earth Adventures Website Poster Image
age 8+
Save the planet with these terrific learning activities.
URL: http://www.missmaggie.org/
(2013)
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Life on Fire TV Poster Image
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age 8+
In-depth look at volcanoes takes curious mind to appreciate.
Network: PBS
(2010)
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The Whale Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Touching nature docu gets too emotional for littlest kids.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Design Squad Global Website Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun PBS site introduces kids to engineering.
URL: http://pbskids.org/designsquad
(2012)
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Of Giants and Ice: The Ever Afters, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Derivative but fun fairy-tale adventure.
By Shelby Bach
(2012)
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After the Wizard Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet but muddled postscript to Oz has mild suspense.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Sea and Sky Website Poster Image
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age 8+
Kids of all ages can indulge their sea and space curiosity.
URL: http://www.seasky.org/
(2012)
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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 Jungle Book Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Mowgli and more in timeless, suspenseful tales.
By Rudyard Kipling
(1894)
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Wondermind Website Poster Image
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age 8+
Games and videos make exploring the brain fun.
URL: http://wondermind.wedonicethings.com
(2012)
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ALF TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Broad '80s sitcom boasts sci-fi elements and sarcasm.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(1986)
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Sea Rescue TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Animal conservation messages rule SeaWorld's first show.
Network: ABC
(2012)
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Funky Barn 3D Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Silly farm sim with wacky machines and uncommon controls.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
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Hugo Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Spectacular book adaptation is great for tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Monsuno TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Imaginative action cartoon has violence, but heart, too.
Network: Nicktoons
(2012)
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