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7th Heaven TV Poster Image
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age 10+
This uplifting family drama keeps the faith.
Network: CW, Syndicated
(1996)
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Fairest Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Handmaid to queen discovers true beauty in charming fantasy.
By Gail Carson Levine
(2006)
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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Book's fans will enjoy, but too creepy for some.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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Eldest: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
The epic saga continues -- and improves.
By Christopher Paolini
(2005)
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Princess Academy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
By Shannon Hale
(2006)
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The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Nail-biting, violent fantasy has elements of mystery.
By Philip Pullman
(1998)
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The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Book Poster Image
age 10+
Myth-based, modernized fantasy is nonstop fun.
By Michael Scott
(2007)
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Dragon Ball Z TV Poster Image
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age 10+
Anime series stands the test of time, but very violent.
Network: Cartoon Network
(1996)
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fourth Potter has brilliant plotting -- and dragons.
By J. K. Rowling
(2000)
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The Little Prince Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gorgeous classic about friendship, love, and life.
By Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(1943)
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Book Poster Image
age 10+
Rowling mixes up a more intense brew in fifth book.
By J. K. Rowling
(2003)
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Game Poster Image
age 10+
Harry Potter weaves magical spells for tweens.
Platforms: PlayStation 2, Xbox
(2005)
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Tuck Everlasting Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Lovely version of the favorite middle-school book.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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Holes Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Great movie respects its audience's intelligence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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The Tales of Beedle the Bard Book Poster Image
age 10+
Four kid-friendly stories for Potter fans; one gruesome one.
By J. K. Rowling
(2008)
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Doctor Who TV Poster Image
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age 10+
Long-running British sci-fi series still thrills fans.
Network: BBC America, Syfy
(1963)
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Jumanji Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Some thrills, but may be too much for little ones.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1995)
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The Last Olympian: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fantasy series' excellent conclusion ups the violence.
By Rick Riordan
(2009)
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Ghostbusters II Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Slime-soaked sequel has violence, cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1989)
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Winx Club TV Poster Image
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age 10+
Fairy-themed cartoon raises body-image issues for tweens.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2004)
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