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Island of the Blue Dolphins Book Poster Image
age 10+
Smart girl learns to survive alone in compelling adventure.
By Scott O'Dell
(1960)
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Beethoven's 2nd Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Near-date rape, teen drinking mar canine sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
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Doctor Who TV Poster Image
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age 10+
Long-running British sci-fi series still thrills fans.
Network: BBC America, Syfy
(1963)
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Ghostbusters II Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Slime-soaked sequel has violence, cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1989)
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King Kong (1976) Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Bad script and acting ruin a classic story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1976)
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Monster House Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Frightful fun for tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Fantastic, but kids are older, themes are darker.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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Tim Burton's Corpse Bride Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Magical, with scares most 10-year-olds can handle.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Scooby-Doo Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Too scary for most kids, too dumb for most teens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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The Haunted Mansion Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Spooky movie based on Disneyland ride is dreadful.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Hocus Pocus Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Rollicking Halloween fun for tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
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Sarah Landon and the Paranormal Hour Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Clumsy, tween-focused thriller wastes potential.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Adventure Time TV Poster Image
age 10+
Original, if nonsensical, hilarity; expect minor weapons.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2010)
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Hachi: A Dog's Tale Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Dramatic story of a dog's devotion is emotionally intense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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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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Are You Afraid of the Dark? TV Poster Image
age 10+
Spooky campfire stories are fun for resilient kids.
Network: Nickelodeon
(1992)
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Whisper of the Heart Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Sweet, romantic coming-of-age anime with strong role models.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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The Orphan of Awkward Falls Book Poster Image
age 10+
Girl fights to save friend in creepy, comic horror tale.
By Keith Graves
(2011)
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Finding Rin Tin Tin Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Comic mayhem, potty humor in amateurish dog comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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ParaNorman Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Cool-but-creepy monster flick is too scary for little kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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