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Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition Book Poster Image
age 8+
Powerful true story of African American women at NASA.
By Margot Lee Shetterly
(2016)
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The Red Turtle Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Beautiful word-free drama about castaway who finds love.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Me and Marvin Gardens Book Poster Image
age 8+
Sensitive boy vs. subdivision, bullies in coming-of-age gem.
By Amy Sarig King
(2017)
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Secrets & Sequences: Secret Coders, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Clever puzzles and a new villain enliven this installment.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2017)
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Panda-monium: FunJungle, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lively zoo whodunit takes on animal welfare, trafficking.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2017)
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At the Bottom of the World: Jack and the Geniuses, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Bill Nye's passion, humor shine in science-rich mystery.
By Bill Nye, Gregory Mone
(2017)
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The 65-Story Treehouse: The Treehouse Books, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 8+
More mayhem in thrill-seeking, time-traveling sequel.
By Andy Griffiths
(2017)
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Fight for Space Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Thoughtful docu about space program urges return to cosmos.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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An American Girl Story: Summer Camp, Friends for Life TV Poster Image
age 8+
STEAM-based movie doesn't wow but has positive messages.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2017)
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Chasing Space Young Reader's Edition Book Poster Image
age 8+
Stellar memoir of an elite athlete and astronaut's journey.
By Leland Melvin, Laurie Caulkhoven
(2017)
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Wishtree Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Moving, gentle friendship story tackles anti-Muslim bigotry.
By Katherine Applegate
(2017)
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Cave Story+ Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Remade indie adventure focuses on desolation, exploration.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, Windows
(2017)
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Hack Along with GoldieBlox TV Poster Image
age 8+
Girl-powered DIY projects encourage creative tinkering.
Network: YouTube
(2017)
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The Open Road with Dr. Chris TV Poster Image
age 8+
Aussie vet charms, explores world in family-friendly series.
Network: CBS
(2016)
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Mind-Blowing Breakthroughs TV Poster Image
age 8+
Lively, historical science stories are fun and educational.
Network: Starz, Online
(2014)
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Ordinary Mishaps and Inevitable Catastrophes: Frazzled, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
More middle school anxiety in funny graphic novel.
By Booki Vivat
(2017)
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DK Eyewitness Books Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Great reference books on many topics for young readers.
By Juliette Clutton-Brock
(2014)
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EngiNerds, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Rogue robots, realistic friendships in smart series launch.
By Jarrett Lerner
(2017)
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Jane Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Engaging Goodall docu has a little violence, language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Ellie, Engineer Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Girl solves boys-vs.-girls dispute in smart series start.
By Jackson Pearce
(2018)
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