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Carly Keene, Literary Detective: Braving the Brontes Book Poster Image
age 10+
Mysterious time-travel story for adventurous book lovers.
By Katherine Rue
(2014)
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The Great Bear Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Captivating, moving tale with scares; best for older kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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The Night Gardener Book Poster Image
age 10+
Deliciously macabre, well-spun tale for fans of horror.
By Jonathan Auxier
(2014)
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Mouseheart Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Gripping, gory mouse adventure may be too dark for some.
By Lisa Fiedler
(2014)
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Cowgirls 'n Angels 2: Dakota's Summer Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Sweet coming-of-age movie will appeal to horse-loving tweens
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Blue Sea Burning: The Chronicles of Egg, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Swords, explosions, life lessons as comic pirate tale ends.
By Geoff Rodkey
(2014)
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Gordon Family Tree Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Sweet, slow-paced family film about finding your path.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Mercy Rule Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Family-values snoozefest too long, dry for most kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Solid Victorian adventure is too dark for younger kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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One Came Home Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Feisty heroine shines in award-winning historical mystery.
By Amy Timberlake
(2013)
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The Hunters Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Family adventure has positive messages but muddled story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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The Dragon King: Otherworld Chronicles, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fast-paced Arthurian adventure series ends with a flourish.
By Nils Johnson-Shelton
(2013)
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Unhooking the Moon Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fast-paced adventure of orphan siblings on quest in NYC.
By Gregory Hughes
(2013)
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Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don't Know Game Poster Image
age 10+
Mild cartoon violence aplenty in TV tie-in game.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
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The Ear, the Eye and the Arm Book Poster Image
age 10+
Amazing adventure about siblings lost in a future Zimbabwe.
By Nancy Farmer
(2014)
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Math Apprentice Website Poster Image
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age 10+
Explore math careers through fun real-world simulations.
URL: http://www.mathapprentice.com/
(2013)
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The Grimm Conclusion Book Poster Image
age 10+
Grisly, dark fairy tale has heartwarming and funny moments.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2013)
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Texting the Underworld Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thoughtful, funny ghost story has haunting effect.
By Ellen Booraem
(2013)
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Scribblenauts Unmasked - A DC Comics Adventure Game Poster Image
age 10+
Imaginative puzzling fuses with comic book characters.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, Windows
(2013)
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Counting by 7s Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Striking tale of quirky girl connecting after parental loss.
By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2013)
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