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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Excellent, intense adventure has thrills, humor, heart.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Nightfall: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Teen elves face cosmic peril, crushes in epic installment.
By Shannon Messenger
(2017)
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Kubo and the Two Strings Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Beautiful epic about storytelling hero can be dark, scary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Hidden Oracle: The Trials of Apollo, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Worthy addition to the mythological world of Percy Jackson.
By Rick Riordan
(2016)
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A Night Divided Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Sharp-eyed Cold War stunner has high intrigue, family drama.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2015)
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Masterminds Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Mystery, adventure, laughs in imaginative series start.
By Gordon Korman
(2015)
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Clarence TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Adventure Time alum's uneven show has quirky appeal.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2014)
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LEGO City Undercover Game Poster Image
age 9+
Fun, imaginative, safe adventure set in a plastic world.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
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Temple Run 2 App Poster Image
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age 9+
Well-done sequel even better than original phenomenon.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
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Warriors Series Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Cat clans mirror human issues in popular series.
By Erin Hunter, Cherith Baldry, Kate Cary, Tui T. Sutherland
(2003)
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Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Super-imaginative adventures of girl whisked to elf world.
By Shannon Messenger
(2012)
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The Adventures of Tintin Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Whirlwind animated adventure is a visual treat for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Temple Run App Poster Image
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age 9+
Quick reflexes needed to survive Indiana Jones-like chases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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The Hobbit Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Brilliantly written, inventive pre-LOTR tale.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(1937)
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Batman (1960s) TV Poster Image
age 9+
Campy classic is still fun, but perhaps too stiff for kids.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(1966)
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The Mysterious Benedict Society Book Poster Image
age 9+
Suspenseful mystery with a Lemony Snicket vibe.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2007)
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Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Much better than the first; OK for tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Timeless classic faithfully rendered.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy Book Poster Image
age 9+
Sisters romp through summer in old-fashioned charmer.
By Jeanne Birdsall
(2005)
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Batman Beyond TV Poster Image
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age 9+
There's a new Bat in town; violent, but stylish.
Network: Boomerang, Discovery Family Channel
(1999)
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