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The Little Mermaid and Other Stories by H. C. Andersen App Poster Image
age 9+
Gorgeous interactive tales are darker than Disney versions.
Devices: iPad
(2010)
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The Karate Kid (2010) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Remake has new stars, new country, but same winning spirit.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Minor Details Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Ho-hum mystery/comedy for tweens; no edgy content.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Cop and a Half Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Slapstick violence in so-so kid-as-cop comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Movie Poster Image
age 9+
More of Greg's humorous antics; fun for series fans.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Monte Carlo Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Silly but sweet travel comedy says to be true to yourself.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Wonderstruck Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Inventive story of runaways in New York, 50 years apart.
By Brian Selznick
(2011)
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The Penderwicks at Point Mouette Book Poster Image
age 9+
Old-fashioned charmer will appeal to the whole family.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2011)
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Middle School, the Worst Years of My Life Book Poster Image
age 9+
Irreverent look at school life explores complex feelings.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2011)
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Wildwood: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting enchanted forest adventure to save baby brother.
By Colin Meloy
(2011)
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The Christmas Bunny Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Tearjerker wraps emotional themes in spiritual message.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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The Three Stooges Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Stooge tribute amuses despite violence, some iffy stuff.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Savannah Smiles Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Slapstick adventure sweet, but treats running away lightly.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1982)
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My Father's Glory Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Poignant French memoir has innocent nudity, kids smoking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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Royal Trouble: Hidden Adventures HD App Poster Image
age 9+
Hidden-object adventure protagonists show value of teamwork.
Devices: iPad
(2012)
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Neversink Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Epic story of a brave puffin fighting to save his homeland.
By Barry Wolverton
(2012)
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The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict Book Poster Image
age 9+
Smart kids, lessons in Mysterious Benedict Society prequel.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2012)
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Blubber Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Honest novel shows brutality of grade school bullying.
By Judy Blume
(1974)
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Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great Book Poster Image
age 9+
Realistic story about friendship and facing fears.
By Judy Blume
(1972)
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A Town Called Panic Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Stop-motion comedy adventure with subtitles, a few curses.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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