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A New Beginning: Ranger's Apprentice: The Royal Ranger, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Promising spin-off series start with the first girl Ranger!
By John Flanagan
(2013)
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Maiden Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Poignant, thrilling tale of groundbreaking female sailors.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Rise of Kyoshi Book Poster Image
age 11+
Servant girl becomes mystical hero in fast-paced fantasy.
By F.C. Yee, Michael Dante DiMartino
(2019)
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Teppen App Poster Image
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age 11+
Fantastic Capcom-based card game is impossible to put down.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Free Solo Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Imperfect documentary has awe-inspiring conclusion.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Uncle Drew Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Amusing street-ball comedy has a few racy jokes, language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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F(l)ag Football Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Heartfelt documentary about gay football league.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Swim Team Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Inspiring documentary about young athletes with autism.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 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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Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Game Poster Image
age 11+
Amazing world simulation can teach players about history.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Action sequel funnier than the first but still only OK.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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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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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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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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