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Allies Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Gripping, must-read novel follows young soldiers on D-Day.
By Alan Gratz
(2019)
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MathPapa - Algebra Calculator App Poster Image
age 11+
Handy algebra helper with X factor; watch for cheating.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Watership Down TV Poster Image
age 11+
Compelling, dramatic, dark miniseries is very violent.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
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The House with a Clock in Its Walls Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Eli Roth's aged-down spookfest has jump-worthy scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Great American Read TV Poster Image
age 11+
Series spotlights best books, celebrates joys of reading.
Network: PBS
(2018)
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March Forward Girl: From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine Book Poster Image
age 11+
Must-read memoir of a childhood in the segregated South.
By Melba Pattillo Beals
(2018)
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Vsauce TV Poster Image
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age 11+
Intelligent, fun-loving science learning worth watching.
Network: YouTube Channel
(2007)
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Springin' - Create, Share, and Play App Poster Image
age 11+
Game creator has great potential but steep learning curve.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
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Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 Remix Game Poster Image
age 11+
Hearty collection of remastered series adventures.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2017)
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Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book Book Poster Image
age 11+
Belle gets lured into book in dark but enchanting spin-off.
By Jennifer Donnelly
(2017)
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The Way Things Work Now Book Poster Image
age 11+
Captivating look at the things that power our world.
By David Macaulay
(2016)
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Marvel's Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Cartoon violence and demonic imagery in subpar feature.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Shamer's Daughter (La Figlia Della Sciamana) Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Danish medieval fantasy has gory violence, dragons, magic.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2016)
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Mr. Holmes Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Smart, literate, low-key drama about memory and stories.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Wish You Well Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Well-shot, moving drama uplifting but has lots of tragedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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David and Goliath Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Horrible, poorly-executed adaptation of Bible story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Ways to Live Forever Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Emotional tale of boy with cancer who's curious about death.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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The Giver Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Pain makes life colorful in dystopian adaptation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza Book Poster Image
age 11+
Joey tries to heal his family in emotional series finale.
By Jack Gantos
(2014)
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Four: A Divergent Collection Book Poster Image
age 11+
Short stories about Four are fun if a bit underwhelming.
By Veronica Roth
(2014)
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