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The City of Ember Book Poster Image
age 8+
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
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Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, poignant tale of cynical girl, superpowered squirrel.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2013)
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Rooftoppers Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Soaring, quirky adventure has unforgettable characters.
By Katherine Rundell
(2013)
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Randi Rhodes Ninja Detective: The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit Book Poster Image
age 8+
Action-packed mystery teaches kids detective skills.
By Octavia Spencer
(2013)
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The Carpet People Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny fantasy about tiny rug folk a wry satire of leaders.
By Terry Pratchett
(2013)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck Book Poster Image
age 8+
Extra helping of potty humor in 8th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2013)
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The Creature Department Book Poster Image
age 8+
Whimsical, creative, and mild intro to monster fantasy.
By Robert Paul Weston
(2013)
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A Hundred Horses Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Magical, emotional adventure story great for tween girls.
By Sarah Lean
(2014)
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Sky Jumpers: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tween girl risks life to save town in gripping future tale.
By Peggy Eddleman
(2013)
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Almost Super Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Superheroes vs. supervillains in super-funny tale.
By Marion Jensen
(2014)
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Otto the Rhino Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet computer-animated feature has some iffy humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Dreamer, Wisher, Liar Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, heartfelt summer tale of time-traveling tween.
By Charise Mericle Harper
(2014)
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The Spy Catchers of Maple Hill Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl suspects a Communist in her midst in McCarthy-era tale.
By Megan Frazer Blakemore
(2014)
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Viddiverse Website Poster Image
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age 8+
Watch, create, share on solid video-based social network.
URL: http://www.viddiverse.com/
(2014)
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Big Nate Strikes Again: Big Nate, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Nate locks horns with Gina in funny, feud-filled tale.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2010)
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Big Nate on a Roll: Big Nate, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Jealousy gets Nate into big trouble in third installment.
By Lincoln Peirce
(2011)
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The Nerdy Dozen, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Spy-kid series kicks off with goofy plot, high-tech fun.
By Jeff Miller
(2014)
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Absolutely Almost Book Poster Image
age 8+
Sweet, funny, poignant tale of struggling 10-year-old.
By Lisa Graff
(2014)
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Terry the Tomboy TV Poster Image
age 8+
Wacky Internet star sends solid messages about self-image.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2014)
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Elvis and the Underdogs: Secrets, Secret Service, and Room Service Book Poster Image
age 8+
Frail boy and huge talking dog reunite in D.C. adventure.
By Jenny Lee
(2014)
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