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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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Miracle Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Moving story of the 1980 Olympic hockey team.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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Shark Tale Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Fast, fresh, funny action comedy set undersea.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Pure, sweet imagination for both kids and adults.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1971)
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The Astronaut Farmer Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Billy Bob dreams of space in uneven fantasy drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Antz Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Great effects and characters, but surprisingly violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
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Oliver! Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Glorious musical based on Dickens' Oliver Twist.
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(Release Year: 1968)
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Bright, spirited, and edgy version of Willy Wonka.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Mouse Hunt Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Clever slapstick with cartoonish violence, profanity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1997)
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Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls: Moving Day Book Poster Image
age 8+
Cabot for tweens introduces a spunky heroine.
By Meg Cabot
(2008)
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The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread Book Poster Image
age 8+
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)
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Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls: The New Girl Book Poster Image
age 8+
More spunk and "rules" from Cabot's popular series.
By Meg Cabot
(2008)
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Spellbound Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Families should see this m-a-r-v-e-l-o-u-s film.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Searching for Bobby Fischer Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Young chess prodigy learns about sportsmanship.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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BC Mambo: Stone Rabbit, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lots of action, thin plot in wacky graphic novel.
By Erik Craddock
(2009)
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Because of Winn-Dixie Movie Poster Image
age 8+
A girl and a dog educate a small southern town.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Facing the Giants Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Faith-based pigskin tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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How to Train Your Dragon: The Heroic Misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Engaging story is great for reluctant readers.
By Cressida Cowell
(2004)
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Speed Racer Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Action-packed kids' film fun, with a few sputters.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Rookie of the Year Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun, far-fetched baseball fantasy has some salty language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
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