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Messenger: The Giver, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Mythic vibe in engaging story of boy with healing powers.
By Lois Lowry
(2014)
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Gathering Blue: The Giver, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Captivating quest tale pits gifted girl against brutal odds.
By Lois Lowry
(1014)
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Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Teen spy hero makes leap from book to screen.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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The Pink Panther Strikes Again Movie Poster Image
age 11+
The zaniest of the Panther movies.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1976)
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Early Thunder Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Teen boy chooses sides in dramatic Revolutionary War tale.
By Jean Fritz
(2000)
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Godzilla Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Violent updated classic could be too intense for young kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
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Artemis Fowl Book 3: The Eternity Code Book Poster Image
age 11+
High-action page-turner sequel a great summer read.
By Eoin Colfer
(2003)
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Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Painfully stupid but kids love it. Go figure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
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The Underneath Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Gripping story is loving, lyrical, but has brutal violence.
By Kathi Appelt
(2008)
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Titan A.E. Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
A so-so animated feature aimed at an older crowd.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
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WarGames Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Suspenseful Cold War tale with teen gamer in control.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1983)
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The Rocketeer Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
More style than substance -- but fun, if gun-heavy, action.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1991)
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Zathura: A Space Adventure Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Sci-fi adventure has salty language, peril, violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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The Pink Panther (2006) Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Slapstick update to a comedy classic falls flat.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Fourth Indy isn't perfect, but it's fun for series fans.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Tom and Huck Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Unexceptional adaptation, but entertaining movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1995)
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Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Indy's first adventure is a rip-roaring action masterpiece.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1981)
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Thrilling third Indy actioner focuses on hunt for grail.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1989)
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The Pink Panther 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Silly sequel elicits more eyerolling than laughs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Dragon Hunters (Chasseurs de Dragons) Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Old tale told with stunning but scary animation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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