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Word Runners - Touch Press Games App Poster Image
age 9+
Words come alive, kids foil obstacles in fun story puzzles.
Devices: iPad
(2017)
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The Only Road Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Harrowing, heartfelt tale of Central American teen refugees.
By Alexandra Diaz
(2016)
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Rocky Mountain Express Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Beautiful visuals, rewarding tale of transcontinental train.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Paper Wishes Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Sad, soulful story of grieving girl interned during WWII.
By Lois Sepahban
(2016)
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Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement Book Poster Image
age 9+
Frank, poetic picture book bio has dazzling art.
By Carole Boston Weatherford
(2015)
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A Night Divided Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Sharp-eyed Cold War stunner has high intrigue, family drama.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2015)
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Stella by Starlight Book Poster Image
age 9+
Compelling, nuanced tale of loving family under segregation.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2015)
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Frontier Heroes - A Planet H game from HISTORY App Poster Image
age 9+
U.S. history mini-games are fun, but some are way too hard.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
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The Copernicus Legacy, Book 2: The Serpent's Curse Book Poster Image
age 9+
Slapdash mystery misses potential.
By Tony Abbott
(2014)
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Arcady's Goal Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Understated, affecting glimpse of child's life under Stalin.
By Eugene Yelchin
(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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A Horse Called Hero Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting, moving WWII tale a gem; not only for horse lovers.
By Sam Angus
(2014)
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