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Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Movie Poster Image
age 8+
The best of the original series, but the most intense, too.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1980)
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Suspenseful, thoughtful alien-encounter classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1977)
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Wishtree Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Moving, gentle friendship story tackles anti-Muslim bigotry.
By Katherine Applegate
(2017)
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The City of Ember Book Poster Image
age 8+
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
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Galaxy Quest Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Hilarious, fast, funny, fresh fun for the family.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1999)
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Zoom TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun and games for middle-elementary kids.
Network: PBS
(1999)
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Awesome Adventures TV Poster Image
age 8+
Tweens will be planning their next adventure.
Network: Syndicated
(1998)
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Star Trek: The Original Series TV Poster Image
age 8+
A cultural icon that's lived long and prospered.
Network: G4, Syndicated, TV Land
(1966)
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Star Trek: The Next Generation TV Poster Image
age 8+
Still going boldly, updated series is fun for all.
Network: Syndicated
(1987)
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Good Eats TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Quirky culinary comic mixes food, science, fun.
Network: Cooking Channel, Food Network
(1999)
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Star Wars: Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Ewok-filled finale less Force-ful than previous.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1983)
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Transformers Prime TV Poster Image
age 8+
Action, violence don't overshadow worthy messages for kids.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2010)
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Kerbal Space Program Game Poster Image
age 8+
Rocket-building sim helps determined kids reach the stars.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2011)
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Star Wars Rebels TV Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting series is violent but has positive messages, too.
Network: Disney XD
(2014)
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The Wild Robot Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Robot vs. wilderness in poignant survival tale.
By Peter Brown
(2016)
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Thunderbirds Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Exciting kid space-action without being too scary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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Invader Zim TV Poster Image
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age 8+
This little green guy has one big 'tude.
Network: Nicktoons
(2001)
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Martin Mystery TV Poster Image
age 8+
Scooby-Doo meets X-Files; tweens OK.
Network: Nicktoons
(2003)
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Transformers TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Classic '80s 'toon more than just a commercial in disguise.
Network: Syndicated, Discovery Family Channel
(1984)
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Ben 10: Ultimate Alien TV Poster Image
age 8+
Darker and still violent, this Ben 10 not for the sensitive.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2010)
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