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Diary of a Future President TV Poster Image
age 8+
Reflective look at go-getter's tween years is mild, sweet.
Network: Disney+
(2020)
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Dolittle Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Not the king of the jungle, but still cute; some peril/guns.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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The Death and Life of John F. Donovan Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Convoluted gay-identity drama drags; drug abuse, smoking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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VHYes Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Uneven retro comedy has lots of sex, drug humor.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2020)
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The Treacherous Seas:  A Perilous Journey of Danger & Mayhem, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tween heroes fight discrimination, monsters in fun sequel.
By Christopher Healy
(2019)
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Fishing Star World Tour Game Poster Image
age 8+
Casual fishing catches players hook, line, and sinker.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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I Can Make This Promise Book Poster Image
age 8+
Native American girl learns family secrets in touching tale.
By Christine Day
(2019)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball Book Poster Image
age 8+
Home improvement mishaps abound in funny 14th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2019)
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Dear Sweet Pea Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Thoughtful tale tackles middle grade, divorce, body image.
By Julie Murphy
(2019)
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Project Middle School: Hope: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Relatable tale of girl finding her voice at new school.
By Alyssa Milano, Debbie Rigaud
(2019)
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Threads from Instagram App Poster Image
age 15+
Fun tool makes it even easier to quickly share pics, status.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Silver Meadows Summer Book Poster Image
age 8+
Poignant story of Puerto Rican girl adapting to life in U.S.
By Emma Otheguy
(2019)
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Not If I Can Help It Book Poster Image
age 8+
Genuine kid voice wavers in tale of divorce and disability.
By Carolyn Mackler
(2019)
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Odd Gods Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Funny tale of misfit non-gods in Mt. Olympus middle school.
By David Slavin, Daniel Weitzman
(2019)
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Malamander:  Legends of Eerie-on-Sea, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Delightfully spooky fantasy-series start has charm, chills.
By Thomas Taylor
(2019)
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More to the Story Book Poster Image
age 8+
Warm Little Women update stars Pakistani American sisters.
By Hena Khan
(2019)
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Some Places More Than Others Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tween girl helps heal family rift in charming novel.
By Renée Watson
(2019)
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Twelve Forever TV Poster Image
age 8+
Wonderfully weird show has heart; expect weapons, fighting.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Hungry Shark Evolution App Poster Image
age 8+
Simple but slightly bloody shark arcade eating game.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Camp Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Cheery graphic novel shows camp routines, friend jealousy.
By Kayla Miller
(2019)
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