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School of Rock Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Standout Jack Black in nerds-become-cool comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Radio Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Lesson of kindness permeates inspiring true story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Messenger: The Giver, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Mythic vibe in engaging story of boy with healing powers.
By Lois Lowry
(2014)
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Gathering Blue: The Giver, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Captivating quest tale pits gifted girl against brutal odds.
By Lois Lowry
(1014)
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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Soundtrack Music Poster Image
age 11+
This will be a must-have for die-hard fans.
By Howard Shore
(2003)
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Al Capone Does My Shirts: A Tale from Alcatraz, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Boy stands up for sister with autism in compassionate tale.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2005)
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Ghostbusters Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Paranormal '80s classic has some scares, innuendo.
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(Release Year: 1984)
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Son of the Mask Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Dumb, loud sequel has sex, comic violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Book Poster Image
age 11+
Compelling tale of family facing racism in '30s Mississippi.
By Mildred D. Taylor
(1976)
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High Wizardry: Young Wizards Series, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Wizards and computers -- a potent combination.
By Diane Duane
(1990)
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A Wizard Abroad Book Poster Image
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age 11+
High fantasy -- with a dose of Irish mythology.
By Diane Duane
(1993)
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The Miracle Match Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Great game, bad storytelling. Soccer buffs only.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Rocky Balboa Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Rocky's back, with new energy -- but same story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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Rocky III Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Boxing saga begins to go lightweight; violence, racism.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1982)
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Waking Ned Devine Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Some funny parts, but kids may not be interested.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
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Godzilla Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Violent updated classic could be too intense for young kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
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Artemis Fowl Book 3: The Eternity Code Book Poster Image
age 11+
High-action page-turner sequel a great summer read.
By Eoin Colfer
(2003)
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The Karate Kid Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
'80s classic is still fun for families with older tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1984)
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Uglies: Uglies Quartet, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Thoughtful sci-fi about the price of beauty.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2006)
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The Amulet of Samarkand: The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Witty and sharp fantasy with complex characters.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2004)
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