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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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FIFA Soccer 08 Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Excellent soccer sim series got a little harder.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2
(2007)
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We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball Book Poster Image
age 9+
Amazing paintings + compelling history = a grand slam.
By Kadir Nelson
(2008)
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Walking with Dinosaurs Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Top-notch education (and entertainment) for dino fans.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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Hoosiers Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Stirring tale of heroic sportsmanship will inspire families.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1986)
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MLB 10: The Show Game Poster Image
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age 9+
This Major League simulation is a baseball purist's dream.
Platforms: PSP, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3
(2010)
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NCAA Football 11 Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Smart on-field action vaults football sim to head of class.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2010)
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NBA 2K11 Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Incredible hoops sim that doubles as NBA history lesson.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, PSP, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2010)
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MLB 11 The Show Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Another stellar season for Sony pro baseball franchise.
Platforms: PSP, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3
(2011)
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Tiger Woods PGA Tour App Poster Image
age 9+
Excellent, realistic golf sim with steep learning curve.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
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First Touch Soccer App Poster Image
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age 9+
Challenging, well-paced sim with impressive features.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Phoenix: The Five Ancestors Out of the Ashes, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting adventure of bike racing, kung fu, Chinese myth.
By Jeff Stone
(2012)
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Lion: The Five Ancestors Out of the Ashes, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting saga of magic, martial arts, bike racing continues.
By Jeff Stone
(2013)
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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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MLB 14: The Show Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Deep, detailed baseball game among best for sports fans.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2014)
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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 Crossover: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 9+
Graphic adaptation captures basketball's power, poetry.
By Kwame Alexander
(2019)
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LEGO City Undercover Game Poster Image
age 9+
Fun, imaginative, safe adventure set in a plastic world.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
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Heat Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Engaging story about a pitching prodigy.
By Mike Lupica
(2006)
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Major League Baseball 2K9 Game Poster Image
age 9+
Baseball sim little easier than MLB 09 The Show.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Windows, PlayStation 2
(2009)
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