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Where the Red Fern Grows Book Poster Image
age 9+
Tearjerker about country boy and his hound dogs.
By Wilson Rawls
(1961)
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Walking with Dinosaurs Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Top-notch education (and entertainment) for dino fans.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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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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Ice Island Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Tense adventure as dogsled run becomes race for survival.
By Sherry Shahan
(2012)
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Malcolm at Midnight Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting story of misunderstood rat who becomes a hero.
By W.H. Beck
(2012)
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The Boy on the Porch Book Poster Image
age 9+
Wonderful story of mute boy mysteriously left on farm.
By Sharon Creech
(2013)
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Poem Depot: Aisles of Smiles Book Poster Image
age 9+
Short, funny poems a sure bet to delight kids.
By Douglas Florian
(2014)
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Foxheart Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Girl and dog pal face riveting, intense fight to save magic.
By Claire Legrand
(2016)
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Inkling Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Live ink blob helps family cope with loss in touching tale.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2018)
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The Dog Who Lost His Bark Book Poster Image
age 9+
Abused puppy learns to trust in perfect boy-and-dog tale.
By Eoin Colfer
(2019)
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Animal Armageddon TV Poster Image
age 9+
Fascinating, sometimes intense tour of Earth's history.
Network: Animal Planet
(2009)
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Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Gripping tale of survival; some peril, emotional intensity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1995)
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Dinosaur Zoo App Poster Image
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age 9+
Fun interactive encyclopedia app on prehistoric creatures.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
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Frankenweenie Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Burton's creepy young Frankenstein is perfect for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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A Cat in Paris Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Animated thriller's action makes it best for older kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Chillar Party Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Uplifting tale of friendship may challenge attention spans.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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The Slither Sisters: Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Goofy comedy for young boys riffs on horror cliches.
By Charles Gilman
(2013)
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The Witch's Guide to Cooking with Children Book Poster Image
age 9+
Grimm's witch returns to cook again in darkly funny tale.
By Keith McGowan
(2009)
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Still Life: The Books of Elsewhere, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Dark but delightful end to well-drawn fantasy series.
By Jacqueline West
(2014)
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Rain Reign Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Poignant tale of autistic girl and her dog.
By Ann M. Martin
(2014)
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