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Game of Stars: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Girl becomes demon slayer in fun fantasy game show spoof.
By Sayantani DasGupta
(2019)
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Eventown Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Imaginative fantasy deals with grief, memory, conformity.
By Corey Ann Haydu
(2019)
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Finding Orion Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Heart, humor, discoveries fill oddball family quest tale.
By John David Anderson
(2019)
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Born Just Right Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Upbeat book tells what it's like being born without a limb.
By Jordan Reeves, Jen Lee Reeves
(2019)
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My Jasper June Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Moving, relatable story of loss, life-changing friendship.
By Laurel Snyder
(2019)
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Pavi Sharma's Guide to Going Home Book Poster Image
age 9+
Wry story of foster kids looks at tough and tender truths.
By Bridget Farr
(2019)
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Cavern of Secrets: Wing & Claw, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Well-paced animal-rescue sequel with admirable hero.
By Linda Sue Park
(2017)
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Batman (1966) Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Campy, goofy '60s movie may not appeal to today's kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1966)
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Batman Beyond TV Poster Image
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age 9+
There's a new Bat in town; violent, but stylish.
Network: Boomerang, Discovery Family Channel
(1999)
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Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Much better than the first; OK for tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Spider-Man Unlimited TV Poster Image
age 9+
Spider-Man battles racism; better for older kids.
Network: Disney XD
(1999)
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Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Tamer than live-action, but still moody, violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Rollicking young superhero tale; lots of cartoon violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Batman (1960s) TV Poster Image
age 9+
Campy classic is still fun, but perhaps too stiff for kids.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(1966)
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The Hardy Boys Nancy Drew Mysteries TV Poster Image
age 9+
Squeaky-clean teens solve mysteries in 1970s drama.
Network: ABC
(1977)
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Cheaper by the Dozen (1950) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Old-fashioned upbeat family comedy with sad ending.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1950)
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Abby and Brittany TV Poster Image
age 9+
Conjoined twin docuseries is positive but voyeuristic.
Network: TLC
(2012)
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Six Little McGhees TV Poster Image
age 9+
Sextuplets take Ohio by storm in family-friendly reality.
Network: OWN
(2012)
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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Larger-than-life fighting in feature-length Rangers tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Through the Skylight Book Poster Image
age 9+
Suspenseful time-travel tale explores rich culture, history.
By Ian Baucom
(2013)
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