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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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Boy Meets World TV Poster Image
age 10+
A boy deals with friends and girls in classic tween sitcom.
Network: Disney Channel
(1993)
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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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Black Beauty Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Classic horse novel has be-kind-to-animals message.
By Anna Sewell
(1887)
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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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Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Too scary for younger fans of the popular books.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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The Son of Neptune: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Percy is back! And on a quest with Roman demigods.
By Rick Riordan
(2011)
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Crow Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Irresistible boy narrator faces turn-of-20th-century racism.
By Barbara Wright
(2012)
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Speak Up TV Poster Image
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age 10+
Personal stories remind kids to stand up to bullying.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2012)
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Wonder Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Moving tale of facially different boy with inner beauty.
By R.J. Palacio
(2012)
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The Serpent's Shadow: The Kane Chronicles, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
More end-of-times excitement with a heavy dose of humor.
By Rick Riordan
(2012)
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Pressure Cooker Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Inspiring cooking-themed docu is great for teens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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The Invaders: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Teen shipmates take on pirates in high-seas series sequel.
By John Flanagan
(2012)
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"The Fighter" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring never-give-up anthem has great messages for kids.
By Gym Class Heroes
(2012)
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The Demigod Diaries: The Heroes of Olympus Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting stories plus backstory on popular half-god heroes.
By Rick Riordan
(2012)
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A Ripple of Hope Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Unforgettable docu about RFK speech post-MLK assassination.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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The Mark of Athena: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Seven demigods in one sweet ride are off to save Rome.
By Rick Riordan
(2012)
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Chasing Mavericks Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Trite but inspiring teen surf story has some sad moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Hunters: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Teen sailors chase cruel pirate captain in exciting sequel.
By John Flanagan
(2012)
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Scribblenauts Unlimited Game Poster Image
age 10+
Vocabulary-exercise puzzler is an imaginative treat.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U
(2012)
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