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Spirited Away Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Magnificent movie with scary creatures and a strong heroine.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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The School Story Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Enchanting tale will leave readers grinning.
By Andrew Clements
(2001)
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Sahara Special Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A lovely, moving book about a student and teacher.
By Esme Raji Codell
(2003)
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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Outstanding, but much violence and scariness.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Gregor the Overlander: Underland Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
One of the best of the post-Potter fantasies.
By Suzanne Collins
(2005)
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Nancy Drew: The Haunted Carousel Game Poster Image
age 9+
Loads of fun to play.
Platforms: Windows
(2004)
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Book Poster Image
age 12+
Intense, powerful Holocaust book offers unique perspective.
By John Boyne
(2006)
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The Cay Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Powerful shipwreck story has anti-racism message.
By Theodore Taylor
(1987)
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Loser Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A moving, funny, lyrical tale with big appeal.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
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From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Book Poster Image
age 9+
Attention to detail makes adventure satisfying.
By E. L. Konigsburg
(1977)
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2001: A Space Odyssey Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Kubrick's sci-fi masterpiece is still relevant.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1968)
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Zoo Tycoon 2 Game Poster Image
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age 9+
An outstanding zoo simulation game!
Platforms: Windows
(2004)
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The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth Game Poster Image
age 12+
Excellent and addictive.
Platforms: Windows
(2004)
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It's a Wonderful Life Movie Poster Image
age 9+
This classic delivers warmth all year long.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1946)
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Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 Game Poster Image
age 9+
A great amusement park simulation.
Platforms: Windows
(2005)
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The Bad Beginning: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
A cliff-hanging orphan adventure wrapped in black humor.
By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
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The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 Book Poster Image
age 9+
A funny novel with a devastating emotional punch.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(1995)
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The Fellowship of the Ring Book Poster Image
age 12+
Spectacular fantasy classic is where Frodo's journey begins.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1954)
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Maniac Magee Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Exciting, moving story explores racism, myth making.
By Jerry Spinelli
(1990)
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RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked! Game Poster Image
age 9+
Game makes a splash with RCT3 fans.
Platforms: Windows
(2005)
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