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Peter Pan Book Poster Image
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age 8+
This classic works best as a read-aloud.
By J. M. Barrie
(1904)
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The River Between Us Book Poster Image
age 11+
Civil War realism for young readers.
By Richard Peck
(2003)
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Beezus and Ramona Book Poster Image
age 7+
The first Ramona book is a treat for all ages.
By Beverly Cleary
(2006)
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Flotsam Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Underwater fantasy world revealed in magical watercolors.
By David Wiesner
(2006)
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Growing Up... TV Poster Image
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age 5+
Conservation tales that pull your heartstrings.
Network: Animal Planet
(2011)
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The Wednesday Wars Book Poster Image
age 10+
Funny, breathtakingly poignant '60s coming-of-age tale.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2007)
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NOVA TV Poster Image
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age 10+
Stellar science series expands curious minds.
Network: PBS
(1974)
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The Bad Beginning: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
A cliff-hanging orphan adventure wrapped in black humor.
By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
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Maniac Magee Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Exciting, moving story explores racism, myth making.
By Jerry Spinelli
(1990)
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A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Classic Turkey Day special for young and old.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1973)
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Number the Stars Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Stirring tale of girl who smuggles Jews to safety in WWII.
By Lois Lowry
(1989)
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Beakman's World TV Poster Image
age 7+
Madcap science show makes learning a thrill.
Network: Syndicated
(1992)
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October Sky Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Inspiring tale for older tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1999)
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Arrested Development TV Poster Image
age 15+
Brilliant, innovative comedy for mature viewers.
Network: Fox, Netflix, Syndicated
(2003)
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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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Sense and Sensibility Movie Poster Image
age 11+
A lush and witty adaptation of Jane Austen's novel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1995)
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To Kill a Mockingbird Book Poster Image
age 12+
Stunning classic examines racism -- and justice.
By Harper Lee
(1960)
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A Wrinkle in Time Book Poster Image
age 9+
Classic sci-fi story still inspires and gets kids thinking.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1962)
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The Cosby Show TV Poster Image
age 7+
Classic family sitcom offers fun with its lessons.
Network: Nickelodeon, Syndicated, TBS
(1984)
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Wild Kingdom TV Poster Image
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age 5+
Revamped classic brings nature's wonders up close.
Network: Animal Planet
(1963)
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