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A Horse Called Hero Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting, moving WWII tale a gem; not only for horse lovers.
By Sam Angus
(2014)
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Heaven Is for Real Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Extremely earnest drama explores issues of family and faith.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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The Luck Uglies Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Strong heroine faces monsters and mayhem in fun fantasy.
By Paul Durham
(2014)
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The Meaning of Maggie Book Poster Image
age 9+
Girl comes to terms with dad's illness in relatable tale.
By Megan Jean Severn
(2014)
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File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun, clever mini-mysteries let readers play detective.
By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
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The Crossover Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Soaring, poignant, novel in verse hits all the right spots.
By Kwame Alexander
(2014)
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Poem Depot: Aisles of Smiles Book Poster Image
age 9+
Short, funny poems a sure bet to delight kids.
By Douglas Florian
(2014)
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Battle of the Beasts: House of Secrets, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Series sequel stays exciting and high on action-violence.
By Chris Columbus, Ned Vizzini
(2014)
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Shake-a-Phrase: Fun with Words and Sentences App Poster Image
age 9+
Silly sentences promote creative-writing and grammar skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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Wildwood Imperium: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Satisfying end to highly original, whimsical fantasy.
By Colin Meloy
(2014)
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Nick and Tesla's Robot Army Rampage: A Mystery with Hoverbots, Bristlebots, and Other Robots You Can Build Yourself: Nick and Tesla, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Crime-fighting kids return in fun, science-drenched mystery.
By "Science Bob" Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
(2014)
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Wanderville Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Exciting adventure shows cruelty of early 1900s child labor.
By Wendy McClure
(2014)
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The Jupiter Pirates: Hunt for the Hydra Book Poster Image
age 9+
Space-pirate sibling series ideal for Star Wars-crazed kids.
By Jason Fry
(2013)
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Beaver Brothers TV Poster Image
age 9+
Canadian animal-trapper show is mild and humorous.
Network: Animal Planet
(2014)
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Linsanity Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Thoughtful sports docu will inspire young basketball fans.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Meet the Sloths TV Poster Image
age 9+
Sweet sloth sanctuary series focuses on sick, hurt animals.
Network: Animal Planet
(2013)
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Jobs That Bite TV Poster Image
age 9+
Animal jobs are exciting and potentially dangerous.
Network: NatGeoWild
(2013)
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Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab: A Mystery with Electromagnets, Burglar Alarms, and Other Gadgets You Can Build Yourself: Nick and Tesla, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kids fight crime with science in edutaining mystery.
By Science Bob Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
(2013)
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Home Alone 5: The Holiday Heist Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Predictable slapstick comedy still delivers the laughs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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The Magician's Bird: A Tuckernuck Mystery, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny tween-sleuths mystery more complex than first.
By Emily Fairlie
(2013)
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