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Joshua Dread Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Hilarious saga of middle-schooler with supervillain parents.
By Lee Bacon
(2012)
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Virals: Book 1 Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Exciting story of murder-solving heroine with superpowers.
By Kathy Reichs
(2010)
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Life with Boys TV Poster Image
age 9+
Funny family sitcom with positive themes for tweens.
Network: TeenNick
(2011)
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Destiny, Rewritten Book Poster Image
age 9+
Utterly charming tale of Berkeley girl in search of father.
By Kathryn Fitzmaurice
(2013)
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MLB 13 The Show Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Still the best baseball game around, with many modes.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2013)
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MLB 2K13 Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Mediocre baseball game resembles last year's title.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2013)
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Alice in Wonderland (1999) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Classic tale with puppets and CGI entertains but drags, too.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1999)
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One Plus One Equals Blue Book Poster Image
age 9+
Upbeat tale about kids coping with disadvantages.
By MJ Auch
(2013)
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The Sisters Grimm Series Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fascinating fractured fairy tales grow darker, tenser.
By Michael Buckley
(2005)
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P.S. Be Eleven Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Tween coming-of-age set amid shifting family, '60s dynamics.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2013)
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Soccer Dog: The Movie Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Middling soccer dog flick has questionable drug scene.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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Top Hooker TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Fishing competition is family friendly, despite the title.
Network: Animal Planet
(2013)
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NCAA Football 14 Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Very good college football sim, but similar to predecessors.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2013)
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The Strangers: The Books of Elsewhere, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Spooky installment just right for tween Halloween.
By Jacqueline West
(2013)
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"Atlas" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 9+
Wistful, piano-driven Hunger Games ballad references war.
By Coldplay
(2013)
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The Whatnot Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Half-faery siblings face cosmic battle in exciting sequel.
By Stefan Bachmann
(2013)
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Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 Game Poster Image
age 9+
Good-looking but hard-to-control soccer simulator.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2013)
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Lucy at Sea: The Voyage of Lucy P. Simmons: Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Brave Lucy sails to Australia in even more exciting sequel.
By Barbara Mariconda
(2013)
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Wadjda Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Beautiful, nuanced tale of an independent Saudi girl.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Zombie Baseball Beatdown Book Poster Image
age 9+
Goofy horror/action comedy has serious underpinnings.
By Paolo Bacigalupi
(2013)
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