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Pirate101 Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Magical MMO where kids play as comical swashbucklers.
Platforms: Windows
(2012)
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Laugh with the Moon Book Poster Image
age 10+
Moving story of grieving American teen in African village.
By Shana Burg
(2012)
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Craft Wars TV Poster Image
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age 10+
Reality craft competition is mild and uninspiring.
Network: TLC
(2012)
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Deadweather and Sunrise: The Chronicles of Egg, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Never a dull moment in pirate adventure with comic mayhem.
By Geoff Rodkey
(2012)
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The Invaders: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Teen shipmates take on pirates in high-seas series sequel.
By John Flanagan
(2012)
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Applewhites at Wit's End Book Poster Image
age 10+
Funny mayhem at creative family's unusual summer camp.
By Stephanie S. Tolan
(2012)
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The Music of Smash Music Poster Image
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age 10+
Mix of pop covers and show originals is fun but too short.
By Various Artists
(2012)
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Q'Viva! The Chosen TV Poster Image
age 10+
Positive reality competition highlights Latino talent.
Network: Fox, Univision
(2012)
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Seizure: Virals, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Kids search for pirate treasure in adventurous sequel.
By Kathy Reichs
(2011)
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Zumba Fitness Rush Game Poster Image
age 10+
Dance game makes staying healthy feel like a party.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
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The Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark Book Poster Image
age 10+
Series-starting adventure shows a darker Magic Kingdom.
By Ridley Pearson
(2004)
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Michael Jackson The Experience HD App Poster Image
age 10+
Music rhythm impresses visually; motions tricky to master.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
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The Nutcracker in 3D Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Big-screen remake of ballet is too dark for little kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Smile Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Delightful graphic novel follows teen girl's teeth troubles.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2010)
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Standing Ovation Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Tween musical competition with mean behavior, name-calling.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Dork Hunters and the Pirates of Tortuga Island Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Stereotypes abound in lame animated adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Toddlers & Tiaras TV Poster Image
age 10+
Child beauty pageant series sends iffy messages.
Network: TLC
(2009)
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Porco Rosso Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Lesser known Miyazaki with heavy themes, cartoon violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Hook Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Clumsy mishmash of a comedy has violence, profanity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1991)
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Strictly Ballroom Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Zany ballroom dance farce is a romantic treat.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1992)
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