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Secondhand Lions Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Charming family movie for tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Kira-Kira Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Girl faces racism, sister's cancer in touching tale.
By Cynthia Kadohata
(2005)
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The Wednesday Wars Book Poster Image
age 10+
Funny, breathtakingly poignant '60s coming-of-age tale.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2007)
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Little Giants Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Underdog comedy with potty humor and positive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1999)
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The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Overlooked baseball gem for the whole family.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1976)
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Arthur and his alien friend travel the galaxy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Invincible Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Inspiring sports-underdog story for tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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The Goonies Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Classic '80s adventure has lots of swearing, some scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1985)
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The Truman Show Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Thought-provoking story has some mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
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October Sky Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Inspiring tale for older tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1999)
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Strictly Ballroom Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Zany ballroom dance farce is a romantic treat.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1992)
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Princess Academy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
By Shannon Hale
(2006)
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Holiday Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Old-fashioned Grant/Hepburn classic still charms.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1938)
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The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate Book Poster Image
age 10+
Newbery Honor book about a smart Southern tomboy in 1899.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2009)
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Small Acts of Amazing Courage Book Poster Image
age 10+
Feisty heroine provides eye-opening look at colonial India.
By Gloria Whelan
(2011)
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Inside Out and Back Again Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring, educational immigrant story told in free verse.
By Thanhha Lai
(2011)
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Home Alone Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Slapstick comedy is funny but full of iffy stuff.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1990)
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Jurassic Fight Club TV Poster Image
age 10+
Dino attack investigation is intense, educational.
Network: History
(2008)
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A League of Their Own Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Terrific story of women's baseball has great messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1992)
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Simon Birch Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Tearjerker is touching but too intense for younger kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
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