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Sneaky Sneaky Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Cute graphics lessen violence in puzzle-solving game.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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Everblaze: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting fantasy sequel has elf kids in cosmic struggle.
By Shannon Messenger
(2014)
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Evermoor TV Poster Image
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age 9+
British suspense series is safe pick for tweens.
Network: Disney Channel
(2014)
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Legend of the Mantamaji: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Superhero graphic novel has African mojo, lacks clarity.
By Eric Dean Seaton
(2014)
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The Amazing Wizard of Paws Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Even a dog can't save subpar movie about magic, growing up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Pennyroyal Academy Book Poster Image
age 9+
Brave kids, scary monsters, lessons galore in series debut.
By M.A. Larson
(2014)
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Dork Diaries 8: Tales from a Not-So-Happily Ever After Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fairy tale twist adds to the fun in popular series.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2014)
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Ava & LaLa Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Mythic tale set in land of animals and danger is confusing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel: Volume 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Gorgeous illustrations bring fantasy to fitting close.
By Neil Gaiman
(2014)
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Magic in the Mix Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Exciting time-travel sequel has big ideas, mild peril.
By Annie Barrows
(2014)
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The Iron Trial: Magisterium, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Intriguing twist on magic-school tale lacks polish.
By Holly Black, Cassandra Clare
(2014)
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R.L. Stine's Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Bland R.L. Stine entry is more silly than spooky.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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The Magic Half Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Clever time-travel mystery about twins has some mild danger.
By Annie Barrows
(2009)
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Runers Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Difficult dungeon-crawler has mild fantasy violence.
Platforms: Windows
(2014)
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The Zoo at the Edge of the World Book Poster Image
age 9+
Bullied kid talks with animals in colonial fantasy tale.
By Eric Kahn Gale
(2014)
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Masters of Illusion TV Poster Image
age 9+
Amazing magic makes for fun family viewing.
Network: CW
(2014)
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The Eighth Day Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Fun, exciting twist on the King Arthur legend.
By Dianne K. Salerni
(2014)
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Artemis Fowl Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Witty and exciting series start with irresistible antihero.
By Eoin Colfer
(2001)
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The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel: Volume 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Gorgeous adaptation catches all the magic of original novel.
By Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell
(2014)
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Still Life: The Books of Elsewhere, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Dark but delightful end to well-drawn fantasy series.
By Jacqueline West
(2014)
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