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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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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Soundtrack Music Poster Image
age 11+
This will be a must-have for die-hard fans.
By Howard Shore
(2003)
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Ghostbusters Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Paranormal '80s classic has some scares, innuendo.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1984)
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Son of the Mask Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Dumb, loud sequel has sex, comic violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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High Wizardry: Young Wizards Series, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Wizards and computers -- a potent combination.
By Diane Duane
(1990)
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A Wizard Abroad Book Poster Image
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age 11+
High fantasy -- with a dose of Irish mythology.
By Diane Duane
(1993)
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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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The Amulet of Samarkand: The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Witty and sharp fantasy with complex characters.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2004)
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Bones of Faerie Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Intriguing combination of magic and apocalypse.
By Janni Lee Simner
(2009)
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Wizard 101 Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Magical adventure where kids learn to become wizards.
Platforms: Windows
(2008)
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Dreamdark Series Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Exciting faerie series with a fantastic tomboy heroine.
By Laini Taylor
(2007)
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The Necromancer: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Popular fantasy series has lots of plots to keep track of.
By Michael Scott
(2010)
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The Warlock: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Penultimate in edu-taining fantasy series harder to love.
By Michael Scott
(2011)
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Primeval TV Poster Image
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age 11+
Dinosaur action show comes up short on thrills.
Network: BBC America
(2008)
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Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Game Poster Image
age 11+
Repetitive fantasy combat mars popular book remake.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2010)
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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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Into the West Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Irish tearjerker with a hint of magic deals with loss.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
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The Apothecary Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Cold War kids use magic to save world in brilliant novel.
By Maile Meloy
(2011)
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