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Here Comes the Boom Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Teacher turns MMA fighter in tween-friendly comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja TV Poster Image
age 9+
Action-packed toon attacks messages with mixed results.
Network: Disney XD
(2012)
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Abby and Brittany TV Poster Image
age 9+
Conjoined twin docuseries is positive but voyeuristic.
Network: TLC
(2012)
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Beach Boys: 20 Good Vibrations, The Greatest Hits, Volume 1 Music Poster Image
age 9+
Surfer boys at their best in sunny, bouncy hits collection.
By Beach Boys
(1999)
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Professor Gargoyle: Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Humorous homage to classic horror is perfect for tween boys.
By Charles Gilman
(2012)
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Life with Boys TV Poster Image
age 9+
Funny family sitcom with positive themes for tweens.
Network: TeenNick
(2011)
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Oh No Fractions! App Poster Image
age 9+
Basic app focuses on visual models of fractions.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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Alchemy ~ Genetics App Poster Image
age 9+
Kids create crazy animal combos in fun but repetitive app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
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Teacher's Pest: Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Bug-monsters offer light horror hijinks in third volume.
By Charles Gilman
(2013)
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The Magician's Bird: A Tuckernuck Mystery, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny tween-sleuths mystery more complex than first.
By Emily Fairlie
(2013)
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The Next Step TV Poster Image
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age 9+
High-drama reality-style series explores peer pressure.
Network: Hulu
(2014)
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Brainbean App Poster Image
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age 9+
Varied games encourage creativity if you ignore scoring.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
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Fall of Heroes: The Cloak Society, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Superheroes make a comeback in crash-pow installment.
By Jeramey Kraatz
(2014)
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Hoovey Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Uplifting story of Christian athlete's health struggles.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Circus Dreams Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Docu about touring youth circus highlights friendship.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Liar, Liar, Vampire TV Poster Image
age 9+
Silly comedy has decent messages about self-image.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2015)
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The Hidden Oracle: The Trials of Apollo, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Worthy addition to the mythological world of Percy Jackson.
By Rick Riordan
(2016)
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WWJD II: The Woodcarver Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Preachy faith-based movie is heavy-handed and dreadful.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Trollhunters TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Action-packed adventure show has scares, great role model.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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The Initiation: Lock and Key, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Suspenseful intro to a modern-day young Sherlock Holmes.
By Ridley Pearson
(2016)
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