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Mallory Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Insightful docu about tween suicide is meant for adults.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2021)
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When You Trap a Tiger Book Poster Image
age 8+
Superb family tale of loss has mystery, folklore, sadness.
By Tae Keller
(2020)
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Root Magic Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Girl discovers her power in tender fantasy novel.
By Eden Royce
(2021)
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Just Like That Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Warm boarding school grief tale has some gory violence.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2021)
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Amari and the Night Brothers Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl finds her magic in fun fantasy full of surprises.
By B.B. Alston
(2021)
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The War with Grandpa Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Mischievous slapstick comedy has multigenerational appeal.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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The Smartest Kid in the Universe, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lively middle-school adventure celebrates knowing stuff.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2020)
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The Dragon Thief: Dragons in a Bag, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Diverse tweens, magic in fast-moving, heart-filled sequel.
By Zetta Elliott
(2019)
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Safety Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Emotional, intense, inspiring true tale of family, teamwork.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Canvas Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Moody, dialogue-free short film has lovely messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Inspirational docu has positive messages, role models.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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The Willoughbys Return Book Poster Image
age 8+
Darkly funny, fast read weaves together families with wit.
By Lois Lowry
(2020)
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Iggy Is Better Than Ever Book Poster Image
age 8+
Reckless boy doesn't learn lesson in funny, disastrous tale.
By Annie Barrows
(2020)
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Come Away Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Peter Pan/Alice in Wonderland origin story has grief, peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End Book Poster Image
age 8+
Greg's wilderness vacation is funny but predictable.
By Jeff Kinney
(2020)
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Fighting Words Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Powerful, moving story of 10-year-old recovering from abuse.
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2020)
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Ben 10 vs. the Universe Movie Poster Image
age 8+
TV-based movie has extended fight scenes, lots of peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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The War With Grandpa Book Poster Image
age 8+
War of wills tests a family in this funny classic.
By Robert Kimmel Smith
(1984)
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2 Hearts Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Well-meaning but stiff romance drags; language, drinking.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2020)
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Black-ish Election Special TV Poster Image
age 11+
Hopeful special explores history of voter oppression.
Network: ABC
(2020)
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