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The Problem Solverz TV Poster Image
age 9+
Bizarre characters, mediocre plots doom lackluster cartoon.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2013)
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Teacher's Pest: Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Bug-monsters offer light horror hijinks in third volume.
By Charles Gilman
(2013)
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The Slither Sisters: Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Goofy comedy for young boys riffs on horror cliches.
By Charles Gilman
(2013)
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House of Secrets Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Page-turner is the perfect campfire tale but can get gory.
By Chris Columbus, Ned Vizzini
(2013)
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The Ability Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Brilliant, thrilling story of kids training in mind control.
By M.M. Vaughan
(2013)
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Arthur and the Invisibles 2 & 3: The New Minimoy Adventures Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Sequels offer more peril and scares than original.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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The Second Spy: The Books of Elsewhere, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Third in series serves up mix of magic, suspense, and heart.
By Jacqueline West
(2012)
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Little Witch Academia Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Anime Hogwarts puts plucky magic students in peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Toys in the Attic Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Foreign stop-action film blends the beautiful and grotesque.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Case File 13: Zombie Kid Book Poster Image
age 9+
Goofy horror tale has light scares and lots of body humor.
By J. Scott Savage
(2012)
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Frankenweenie Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Burton's creepy young Frankenstein is perfect for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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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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Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal TV Poster Image
age 9+
Game-driven manga show is more confusing than entertaining.
Network: CW
(2012)
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Warriors Series Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Cat clans mirror human issues in popular series.
By Erin Hunter, Cherith Baldry, Kate Cary, Tui T. Sutherland
(2003)
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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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Darkbeast Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Richly imagined dystopian fantasy fine for preteens.
By Morgan Keyes
(2012)
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Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Game Poster Image
age 9+
Gorgeous, nostalgic, but sadly frustrating Disney adventure.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
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Wonderbook: Book of Spells Game Poster Image
age 9+
Innovative interactive book opens new door to Harry Potter.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2012)
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Breaking Magic TV Poster Image
age 9+
The science behind magic is fun for the whole family.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2012)
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A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sensitive adaptation of classic sci-fi adventure.
By Madeleine L'Engle, Hope Larson
(2012)
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