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Millennials: Growing Up in the 21st Century TV Poster Image
age 14+
Thought-provoking docu follows coming-of-age struggles.
Network: Syndicated
(2016)
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Friday Night Tykes TV Poster Image
age 11+
Reality series shows ugly side of competitive youth sports.
Network: Syndicated
(2016)
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Counting Thyme Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Sensitive, engaging tale of girl with seriously ill brother.
By Melanie Conklin
(2016)
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Walk the Prank TV Poster Image
age 7+
Hybrid comedy is funny, but at prank victims' expense.
Network: Disney XD
(2016)
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Booked Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Soccer player faces divorce, bullies in fast-paced novel.
By Kwame Alexander
(2016)
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The Last Boy at St. Edith's Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fun tale of boy at all-girls' school great for girls & boys.
By Lee Gjertsen Malone
(2016)
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She Said TV Poster Image
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age 11+
Comedians discuss women's issues in a frank (and funny) way.
Network: Smart Girls
(2015)
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Jacky Ha-Ha Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Warm, funny tale of middle school joker finding her groove.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2016)
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Human Body Theater Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fact-filled and funny comic outlines human biology.
By Maris Wicks
(2015)
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Lost in the Sun Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Relatable, heartfelt tale of traumatized, angry 12-year-old.
By Lisa Graff
(2015)
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Lessons of Basketball and War Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Well-meaning docu lacks depth but inspires empathy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Villain Keeper: The Last Dragon Charmer, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Villains, dragons, prince meet middle school in fun romp.
By Laurie McKay
(2015)
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Joshua Dread Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Hilarious saga of middle-schooler with supervillain parents.
By Lee Bacon
(2012)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Movie Poster Image
age 9+
More Wimpy Kid fun mixed with worthy messages, potty humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Ungifted Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Wacky mayhem fills tale of troublemaker in genius academy.
By Gordon Korman
(2012)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Movie Poster Image
age 9+
More of Greg's humorous antics; fun for series fans.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Adorable comedy about middle-school anxieties...and farts.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period Book Poster Image
age 10+
Engrossing story of struggling to fit in at private school.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2007)
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School of Life Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Dramedy about loss has positive messages, mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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Radio Flyer Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Child abuse, alcoholism in coming-of-age tearjerker.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1992)
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