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Peter Pan Book Poster Image
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age 8+
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
By J. M. Barrie
(1904)
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Love That Dog Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Boy pours his grief into poetry in moving free-verse gem.
By Sharon Creech
(2004)
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban--PC Version Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fabulous game continues the magic of Harry Potter.
Platforms: Windows
(2004)
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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Pure, sweet imagination for both kids and adults.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1971)
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Mad Hot Ballroom Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Enchanting dance documentary hits all the right beats.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Book Poster Image
age 8+
Magical start of the fantastic boy-wizard series.
By J. K. Rowling
(1998)
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Game Poster Image
age 8+
First Potter video game is a high-flying romp.
Platforms: PlayStation 2, Xbox
(2003)
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The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread Book Poster Image
age 8+
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)
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The Secret Garden Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Great book, great adaptation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
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Spellbound Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Families should see this m-a-r-v-e-l-o-u-s film.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Action- and creature-packed Potter sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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The Adventures of Robin Hood Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Errol Flynn stars in swashbuckling family delight.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1938)
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LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 Game Poster Image
age 8+
Magical adventure is fun, funny, and fantastic.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2010)
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LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 App Poster Image
age 8+
Beautiful, epic adventure sets new standard for app gaming.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
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Hugo Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Spectacular book adaptation is great for tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Skylanders Spyro's Adventure Game Poster Image
age 8+
Toy figurines become characters in exciting action game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2011)
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SpinTrip App Poster Image
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age 8+
Challenging yet forgiving platformer with positive message.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Monkey Tales: The Museum of Anything Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fun action adventure game requires logic and 3rd grade math.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
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Storybound Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Hugely inventive story of kids in peril in fairy-tale world.
By Marissa Burt
(2012)
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The Legend of Korra TV Poster Image
age 8+
Strong heroine, positive messages make great fantasy series.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2012)
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