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Princess Academy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
By Shannon Hale
(2006)
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The Little Prince Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gorgeous classic about friendship, love, and life.
By Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(1943)
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Fantastic, but kids are older, themes are darker.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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Back to the Future Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
'80s time-travel favorite; some violence, bullying, cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1985)
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A Tale Dark and Grimm Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting, funny, violent, and touching Hansel & Gretel tale.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2010)
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Pax Book Poster Image
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Pax
age 10+
Compelling, heartrending story of boy and fox in dystopia.
By Sara Pennypacker
(2016)
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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Game Poster Image
age 10+
Vast adventure with some combat rewards logical thinking.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii U
(2017)
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See You in the Cosmos Book Poster Image
age 10+
Sweet, quirky road story sparkles with warmth and wisdom.
By Jack Cheng
(2017)
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Super Mario Odyssey Game Poster Image
age 10+
Great, fun Mario adventure is an instant classic on Switch.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
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Final Fantasy VII Game Poster Image
age 10+
Classic adventure enhanced for newcomers and on-the-go play.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Steven Universe: The Movie Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Bright, beautiful animated movie has surprising depth.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Island of the Blue Dolphins Book Poster Image
age 10+
Smart girl learns to survive alone in compelling adventure.
By Scott O'Dell
(1960)
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The Goonies Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Classic '80s adventure has lots of swearing, some scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1985)
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The Flight of the Navigator Movie Poster Image
age 10+
'80s time-travel adventure has some cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1986)
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Doctor Who TV Poster Image
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age 10+
Long-running British sci-fi series still thrills fans.
Network: BBC America, Syfy
(1963)
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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Silly time-capsule comedy ideal for older tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1989)
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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Thrilling, philosophical installment of popular space saga.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1982)
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The Dark Crystal Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
A fantastic but more intense Muppet adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1982)
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The Unwanteds, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Magical fantasy has peril, battles, positive messages.
By Lisa McMann
(2011)
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The Son of Neptune: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Percy is back! And on a quest with Roman demigods.
By Rick Riordan
(2011)
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