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Cars 2: The Video Game Game Poster Image
age 10+
Great combat racing, but loads of gunfire and explosions.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2011)
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Forza Motorsport 4 Game Poster Image
age 10+
Excellent racing sim that's easy to play but has open chat.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
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Dracula Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Classic vampire movie is more creepy than violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1931)
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Rayman Origins Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Great multiplayer platforming romp with slapstick violence.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2011)
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Esperanza Rising Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Historical fiction at its best in story of '30s farmworkers.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2000)
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Smile Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Delightful graphic novel follows teen girl's teeth troubles.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2010)
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Walk Two Moons Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Dramatic, complex tale has rich characters, emotional depth.
By Sharon Creech
(1994)
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Counting by 7s Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Striking tale of quirky girl connecting after parental loss.
By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2013)
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Forza Horizon 2 Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Outstanding driving game has some street-racing concerns.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
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Fish in a Tree Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Big-hearted book about overcoming dyslexia inspires.
By Lynda Mullaly Hunt
(2015)
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The Thing About Jellyfish Book Poster Image
age 10+
Beautiful, grief-tinged, coming-of-age story has it all.
By Ali Benjamin
(2015)
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The Girl Who Drank the Moon Book Poster Image
age 10+
Entrancing fantasy spun with magic stresses power of love.
By Kelly Barnhill
(2016)
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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Game Poster Image
age 10+
Vast adventure with some combat rewards logical thinking.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii U
(2017)
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Super Mario Odyssey Game Poster Image
age 10+
Great, fun Mario adventure is an instant classic on Switch.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2017)
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Amal Unbound Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Compelling story of girl in Pakistan forced to be a servant.
By Aisha Saeed
(2018)
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Stargirl Book Poster Image
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age 10+
A must-read for middle-schoolers to discuss.
By Jerry Spinelli
(2003)
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Wringer Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Mesmerizing and disturbing moral allegory.
By Jerry Spinelli
(1997)
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Elite Beat Agents Game Poster Image
age 10+
Heroes bring the funk by tapping in rhythm.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2006)
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It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Halloween isn't complete without this classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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Green Eggs and Ham Book Poster Image
age 4+
A childhood favorite for good reason.
By Dr. Seuss
(1960)
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