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Sister, Sister TV Poster Image
age 9+
Separated twins reunite as teens -- tweens OK.
Network: Disney Channel
(1994)
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I Am David Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Beautiful, gentle adaptation of classic novel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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A Christmas Carol (1984) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Bleak but solid adaptation of Dickens' classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1984)
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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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My Dog Skip Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Great boy-and-dog tale, but be prepared for tears.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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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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The Witches Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Some kids will love it, some may find disturbing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1990)
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The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy TV Poster Image
age 9+
Scary, cynical, gross, and not meant for kids.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2003)
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Treasure Planet Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Outer-space pirate treasure hunt lots of fun; fab animation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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Bridge to Terabithia Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Beautiful lesson in friendship for young and old.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Peter Pan (2003) Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Charming live-action tale has intense peril, some violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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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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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Timeless classic faithfully rendered.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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The Baby Sitters Club Movie Poster Image
age 9+
A "girlfriends" story with a great message for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1995)
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The Karate Kid (2010) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Remake has new stars, new country, but same winning spirit.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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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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The Adventures of Tintin Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Whirlwind animated adventure is a visual treat for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Here Comes the Boom Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Teacher turns MMA fighter in tween-friendly comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Goosebumps Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Action, monsters, humor in R.L. Stine adaptation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The Great Gilly Hopkins Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Book-based drama has strong messages on family, friendship.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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