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The Thin Man Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Death and drinking in otherwise superb Hollywood classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1934)
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Little Fugitive Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Lovingly realistic coming-of-age story is a classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1953)
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Cars 2: The Video Game Game Poster Image
age 10+
Great combat racing, but loads of gunfire and explosions.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2011)
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Marvel Super Hero Squad Online Game Poster Image
age 9+
Kids play superheroes in mildly violent online game.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
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Saint Louis Armstrong Beach Book Poster Image
age 10+
Boy risks all to find his dog after Hurricane Katrina.
By Brenda Woods
(2011)
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The Man Who Planted Trees Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Ethereal, serious animated films with environmental themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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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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Make Believe Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Teens chase magical dreams in inspiring documentary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Every Thing on It Book Poster Image
age 9+
Another classic poetry collection by the master of whimsy.
By Shel Silverstein
(2011)
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Secrets at Sea Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Great story, characters make mouse journey instant classic.
By Richard Peck
(2011)
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Forza Motorsport 4 Game Poster Image
age 10+
Excellent racing sim that's easy to play but has open chat.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
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Breadcrumbs Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Brilliant tale of girl's enchanted-woods search for friend.
By Anne Ursu
(2011)
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Dracula Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Classic vampire movie is more creepy than violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1931)
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The Chronicles of Harris Burdick Book Poster Image
age 10+
Superb stories by top authors spring from surreal images.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(2011)
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Rayman Origins Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Great multiplayer platforming romp with slapstick violence.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2011)
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The Mostly True Story of Jack Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lonely boy fights evil to save town in exciting page turner.
By Kelly Barnhill
(2011)
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Robbie Forester and the Outlaws of Sherwood St. Book Poster Image
age 10+
Superpowered kids have exciting crime-fighting adventure.
By Peter Abrahams
(2012)
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The Mighty Miss Malone Book Poster Image
age 9+
Unforgettable 12-year-old girl battles the Great Depression.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2012)
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Magic Guitar App Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun way to build musicianship, rhythm; watch social aspects.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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Best Shot in the West: The Adventures of Nat Love Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping nonfiction graphic novel brings Old West to life.
By Patricia C. McKissack, Frederick L. McKissack
(2012)
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