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The Martial Arts Kid Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Karate Kid homage offers decent messages, so-so story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Baseball and the Ballerina Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Sweet, slow-moving father-daughter tale has mild swearing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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Top Spin Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Teens chase Olympic dreams in compelling sports documentary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Friday Night Tykes TV Poster Image
age 11+
Reality series shows ugly side of competitive youth sports.
Network: Syndicated
(2016)
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She Said TV Poster Image
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age 11+
Comedians discuss women's issues in a frank (and funny) way.
Network: Smart Girls
(2015)
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Girl Online Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Overlooks online safety, but tweens will swoon for romance.
By Zoe Sugg
(2014)
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My All American Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Heartfelt (if bland) football biopic is great for game fans.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The Tournament at Gorlan: Ranger's Apprentice: The Early Years, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Slow start to prequel series with stalwart characters.
By John Flanagan
(2015)
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Pass the Light Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Faith-based film has worthwhile message about tolerance.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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NHL 16 Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Despite flaws, franchise hits ice with stellar hockey sim.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2015)
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Monkey King: Hero Is Back Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Exciting animated tale has martial arts action, potty humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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If I Had Wings Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Inspiring story of blind young runner deals with bullying.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Spare Parts Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
True story about underdog teens is predictable but sweet.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Open Heart TV Poster Image
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age 11+
Teen rebellion and family drama mark so-so mystery series.
Network: TeenNick
(2015)
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Reboot offers impressive action, distracting innuendo.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Super Smash Bros. Wii U Game Poster Image
age 11+
Cartoonishly violent brawler very deep and engaging.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Game Poster Image
age 11+
Terrific handheld transition for classic fighting game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
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The Swap Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Switching spell lets girl and boy see other's point of view.
By Megan Shull
(2014)
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The Perfect Summer Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Wholesome surf drama has positive messages, some bullying.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Middle School Confidential 2: Real Friends vs. the Other Kind App Poster Image
age 11+
Graphic novel-style app shares authentic teen scenes, tools.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
(2014)
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