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The Bad Beginning: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
A cliff-hanging orphan adventure wrapped in black humor.
By Lemony Snicket
(1999)
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Bud, Not Buddy Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Well-crafted tale of an orphan's search for home.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(1999)
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Where the Red Fern Grows Book Poster Image
age 9+
Tearjerker about country boy and his hound dogs.
By Wilson Rawls
(1961)
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A Wrinkle in Time Book Poster Image
age 9+
Classic sci-fi story still inspires and gets kids thinking.
By Madeleine L'Engle
(1962)
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Elijah of Buxton Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Funny, powerful, masterful tale of escaped slaves.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2007)
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The Arrival Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Wordless immigrant story is a visual masterpiece.
By Shaun Tan
(2007)
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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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Eleven Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Poignant tale of dyslexic boy seeking clues to his past.
By Patricia Reilly Giff
(2008)
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Bridge to Terabithia Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Beautiful lesson in friendship for young and old.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Is It Real? TV Poster Image
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age 9+
How do legends stand up to science? Tweens+.
Network: National Geographic Channel
(2005)
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Animal Armageddon TV Poster Image
age 9+
Fascinating, sometimes intense tour of Earth's history.
Network: Animal Planet
(2009)
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In the Shadow of the Moon Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Lofty recap of the Apollo moon program.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Destroy Build Destroy TV Poster Image
age 9+
Engineering + explosions = fun reality show for tweens.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2009)
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Planet Mechanics TV Poster Image
age 9+
Dynamic duo offers mechanical solutions for greener world.
Network: Planet Green
(2008)
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Heavy Metal Task Force TV Poster Image
age 9+
Huge machines make for tween-friendly show.
Network: SCIENCE
(2009)
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Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Gripping tale of survival; some peril, emotional intensity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1995)
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Hubble 3D Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Space lands on Earth in 3-D glory in this kid-friendly docu.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Stuck With Hackett TV Poster Image
age 9+
Cool science lessons wrapped in reality survival show.
Network: SCIENCE
(2011)
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Wonderstruck Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Inventive story of runaways in New York, 50 years apart.
By Brian Selznick
(2011)
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Thunder Soul Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Uplifting docu spotlights legendary high school jazz band.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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