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NBA Ballers: Chosen One Game Poster Image
age 9+
Stripped down b-ball, arcade, for niche players.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2008)
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Rules Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Girl connects with brother who has autism in moving tale.
By Cynthia Lord
(2006)
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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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Anne Frank Remembered Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Powerful look at the Holocaust through teen eyes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1995)
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Xiaolin Showdown TV Poster Image
age 9+
Unlikely plots and martial arts clichés.
Network: WB
(2003)
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Kicking & Screaming Movie Poster Image
age 9+
This sometimes-obnoxious comedy is no Elf.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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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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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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Rebound Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Tired comedy about middle school basketball.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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The Sandlot 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
So-so sequel to a favorite kids' movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Heat Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Engaging story about a pitching prodigy.
By Mike Lupica
(2006)
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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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We Are Marshall Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Conventional football drama doesn't quite score.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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The Mysterious Benedict Society Book Poster Image
age 9+
Suspenseful mystery with a Lemony Snicket vibe.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2007)
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FIFA Soccer 08 Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Excellent soccer sim series got a little harder.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2
(2007)
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Eleven Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Poignant tale of dyslexic boy seeking clues to his past.
By Patricia Reilly Giff
(2008)
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We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball Book Poster Image
age 9+
Amazing paintings + compelling history = a grand slam.
By Kadir Nelson
(2008)
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Baseball Great Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Clunky but taut story of Little League steroids.
By Tim Green
(2009)
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NCAA Football 09 Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Solid yet disappointing sequel to football series.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2
(2008)
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Bridge to Terabithia Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Beautiful lesson in friendship for young and old.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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