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Okko's Inn Movie Poster Image
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Anime ghost story rich with Japanese culture, grief.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Storm Boy Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Expect hunting violence in tear-jerking ecological tale.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Game of Stars: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Girl becomes demon slayer in fun fantasy game show spoof.
By Sayantani DasGupta
(2019)
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Right as Rain Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Pitch-perfect story about loss and change inspires hope.
By Lindsey Stoddard
(2019)
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The Crossroads Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Refugee kids find new life in nuanced, relatable sequel.
By Alexandra Diaz
(2018)
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Inkling Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Live ink blob helps family cope with loss in touching tale.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2018)
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Amazon Prime Video App Poster Image
age 9+
Rich content library, imperfect parental controls.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows app
(2018)
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The Cardboard Kingdom Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kids make up own brave adventures in fun tale of free play.
By Chad Sell
(2018)
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The Downward Spiral: Lock and Key, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Moodier young Sherlock sequel is chock-full of secrets.
By Ridley Pearson
(2017)
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Wonderstruck Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Thoughtful, arty take on excellent Selznick novel.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Little Women Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Strong female characters shine in classic book adaptation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Winterhouse Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Perfectly set bookish mystery with some spooky stuff.
By Ben Guterson
(2018)
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The Great Treehouse War Book Poster Image
age 9+
Zany kids-vs.-parents tale is set against a tough divorce.
By Lisa Graff
(2017)
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Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Book-based comedy has some rebellion, light romance.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Trollhunters TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Action-packed adventure show has scares, great role model.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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The Great Gilly Hopkins Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Book-based drama has strong messages on family, friendship.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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The Initiation: Lock and Key, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Suspenseful intro to a modern-day young Sherlock Holmes.
By Ridley Pearson
(2016)
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Rebel Genius: Rebel Geniuses, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Creative fantasy blends art, mysticism, math, and magic.
By Michael Dante DiMartino
(2016)
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Alice Through the Looking Glass Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Uneven, less-violent sequel has girl-empowerment theme.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Jungle Book (2016) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Fangs and fur fly in visually dazzling but intense update.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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