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Billy Miller Makes a Wish Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny family story has warmth, sibling strife, kindness.
By Kevin Henkes
(2021)
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Secret Magic Control Agency Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Fairy tale-inspired story has peril and positive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2021)
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Yes Day Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Book-based family comedy mixes silly fun, positive messages.
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(Release Year: 2021)
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Simon B. Rhymin' Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun novel about boy whose creativity sparks his empathy.
By Dwayne Reed
(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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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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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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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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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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The Silver Arrow Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Sister and brother steer magic train in whimsical fantasy.
By Lev Grossman
(2020)
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Dragons in a Bag, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting tale of New York kid's journey to magical world.
By Zetta Elliott
(2018)
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The Sleepover Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Family-friendly action tale has humor, mild violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Weird but True TV Poster Image
age 8+
Comedy + science = fun learning experience for tweens.
Network: Disney+
(2016)
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Dreambuilders Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Stepsisters learn to unite in animated tale; mild threat.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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