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Spirited Away Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Magnificent movie with scary creatures and a strong heroine.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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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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Skellig Book Poster Image
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age 11+
This gorgeously weird novel captivates readers.
By David Almond
(1998)
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Fantasia Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Breathtaking animation feat -- with some creepy visuals.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1940)
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Diary of a Worm Book Poster Image
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age 4+
First-person narrative from a funny boy worm.
By Doreen Cronin
(2003)
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Lost in Translation Movie Poster Image
age 16+
Excellent but mature film about finding a connection.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Sahara Special Book Poster Image
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age 9+
A lovely, moving book about a student and teacher.
By Esme Raji Codell
(2003)
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I Love Lucy TV Poster Image
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age 6+
Classic clowning from comic genius; for all ages.
Network: Syndicated, TV Land
(1951)
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Mario Party 4 Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Great game to have for a mixed group of kids.
Platforms: Nintendo GameCube
(2002)
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SimCity 4 Game Poster Image
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age 11+
City building sim offers great entertainment & education.
Platforms: Windows
(2003)
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Age of Empires II: Age of Kings Game Poster Image
age 13+
Strategy is key in tough real-time strategy game.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2002)
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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Outstanding, but much violence and scariness.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Final Fantasy X Game Poster Image
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age 13+
A beautiful, engrossing action game.
Platforms: PlayStation 2
(2003)
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A Beautiful Mind Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Oscar-winning biopic is too intense for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
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Bambi Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Disney's original circle-of-life story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1942)
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Leapster Game Poster Image
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age 4+
Leapster is a revolutionary children's product.
Platforms: Leapster
(2003)
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Movie Poster Image
age 16+
Imaginative, loopy romance has mature themes, profanity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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House Party Music Poster Image
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age 3+
Foot-tapping, sing-along classic and new tunes.
By Dan Zanes
(2003)
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Final Fantasy X-2 Game Poster Image
age 13+
Fighting evil takes back seat to challenges.
Platforms: PlayStation 2
(2003)
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Half-Life 2 Game Poster Image
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age 18+
A game filled with unnerving gore and violence.
Platforms: Windows
(2004)
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