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Full Cicada Moon Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Girl beats stereotypes in powerful free-verse novel.
By Marilyn Hilton
(2015)
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Pickle & Peanut TV Poster Image
age 9+
Quirky, crude, but oddly likable duo share wacky antics.
Network: Disney XD
(2015)
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Activity Village Website Poster Image
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age 2+
Free learning-activity site only missing contextual info.
URL: http://www.activityvillage.co.uk
(2015)
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Max Steel: Go, Turbo! Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Toy and TV show tie-in has more sci-fi violence than plot.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Book Scavenger Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Fascinating mystery nurtures a love of puzzles and codes.
By Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
(2015)
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The Education of Ivy Blake Book Poster Image
age 9+
Strong Prairie Evers sequel focuses on Ivy.
By Ellen Airgood
(2015)
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Kids U.S. Atlas - Educational Games, Fun Activities and Challenging Puzzle & Quiz to Discover and Learn the Geography of the United States App Poster Image
age 9+
Cool info, good audio, so-so quizzes boost geography skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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Middle School: Just My Rotten Luck Book Poster Image
age 9+
Rafe goes back to Hills Middle School in fun seventh book.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2015)
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Red Army Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Fascinating documentary about legendary Soviet hockey team.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Return to Augie Hobble Book Poster Image
age 9+
Strange, sad, and surprisingly sweet story of friendship.
By Lane Smith
(2015)
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Dork Diaries 9: Tales from a Not-So-Dorky Drama Queen Book Poster Image
age 9+
Installment in popular series is long on drama, stereotypes.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2015)
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The Girl in the Torch Book Poster Image
age 9+
Immigrant girl braves early 1900s NYC in tale of resilience.
By Robert Sharenow
(2015)
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Granite Flats TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Suspenseful Cold War drama solid pick for the whole family.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
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Blackbird Fly Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Super relatable heroine, lots of middle school drama.
By Erin Entrada Kelly
(2015)
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Mars Evacuees Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Fun, fresh sci-fi adventure has touching message of empathy.
By Sophia McDougall
(2015)
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Listen, Slowly Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Captivating tale of U.S. girl meeting her family in Vietnam.
By Thanhha Lai
(2015)
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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Sweet book-based comedy has great family messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Masterminds Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Mystery, adventure, laughs in imaginative series start.
By Gordon Korman
(2015)
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The War That Saved My Life Book Poster Image
age 9+
Abused girl finds courage, family in compelling WWII story.
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2015)
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The Universal Force: The Seer Squad Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Confusing computer-animated story has violence, scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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