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The Doldrums and the Helmsley Curse Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kids aim to foil villain's plans in quirky retro romp.
By Nicholas Gannon
(2017)
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Roman Atwood’s Day Dreams TV Poster Image
age 9+
YouTube star grants big wishes in positive series.
Network: YouTube Premium
(2017)
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Saving Christmas Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Uninspired, amateurish holiday tale with bullying.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Catan Stories: Legend of the Sea Robbers App Poster Image
age 9+
Shallow board game add-on makes for boring adventure.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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Pokémon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Game Poster Image
age 9+
Updated games have mild violence, mostly good messages.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2017)
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The Breadwinner, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Harsh but hopeful story about brave girl defying Taliban.
By Deborah Ellis
(2017)
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Greetings from Witness Protection! Book Poster Image
age 11+
Kicky tween thriller deals with themes of abandonment.
By Jake Burt
(2017)
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Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Book Poster Image
age 9+
First-rate, spellbinding story of misfit girl who's magic.
By Jessica Townsend
(2017)
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Podkin One-Ear: Longburrow, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Brave rabbits meet scary monsters in exciting series start.
By Kieran Larwood
(2017)
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Out from Boneville: Bone, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Now-classic comics saga gets off to a rousing start.
By Jeff Smith
(2005)
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Nightfall: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Teen elves face cosmic peril, crushes in epic installment.
By Shannon Messenger
(2017)
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Dork Diaries 12: Tales from a Not-So-Secret Crush Catastrophe Book Poster Image
age 9+
Crushes and middle school drama continue in popular series.
By Rachel Renee Russell
(2017)
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The Wonderling Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Peril, appealing characters fill rich, imaginative fantasy.
By Mira Bartok
(2017)
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Top Chef Junior TV Poster Image
age 9+
Fun, family-friendly cooking competition stars tween chefs.
Network: Universal Kids
(2017)
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Predator vs. Prey: Going Wild, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Superpowered tweens vs. mad scientist in exciting sequel.
By Lisa McMann
(2017)
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The Great Day (Le Grand Jour) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Docu shows kids around the world working for their goals.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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The War I Finally Won Book Poster Image
age 9+
Ada shows courage in riveting English wartime sequel.
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2017)
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The Way to Bea Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Charming, must-read story of friendship and self-acceptance.
By Kat Yeh
(2017)
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The Empty Grave: Lockwood & Co., Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Rousing finale to scary ghost series sure to satisfy fans.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2017)
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Four and a Half Friends TV Poster Image
age 9+
Mystery solving series has relatable, positive themes.
Network: Starz
(2015)
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