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Arcady's Goal Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Understated, affecting glimpse of child's life under Stalin.
By Eugene Yelchin
(2014)
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Star Blazers TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Complex '70s series still has allure for mature tweens.
Network: Hulu, Netflix
(1979)
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Urban Outlaws Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Fun, tech-savvy start to orphaned spy kids series.
By Peter Jay Black
(2014)
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Elegy for a Dead World Game Poster Image
age 9+
Super creative storytelling game; some online safety issues.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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NES Remix Pack Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Family-friendly collection of classic Nintendo mini-games.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2014)
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Listen, Slowly Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Captivating tale of U.S. girl meeting her family in Vietnam.
By Thanhha Lai
(2015)
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Mars Evacuees Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Fun, fresh sci-fi adventure has touching message of empathy.
By Sophia McDougall
(2015)
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The Box and the Dragonfly: The Keepers, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Twisty brainteaser of a fantasy is a keeper.
By Ted Sanders
(2015)
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The Rat with the Human Face:  The Qwikpick Papers, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Second fun adventure is creepier, less gross.
By Tom Angleberger
(2015)
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Astrotwins — Project Blastoff: Astrotwins, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Serious science, engaging tale for space-loving kids.
By Mark Kelly, Martha Freeman
(2015)
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K-9 TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Doctor Who spin-off is worry-free fun for tweens.
Network: Hulu
(2012)
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Sick Bricks App Poster Image
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age 9+
Fun action-adventure tied to collectible toys.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
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The Girl in the Torch Book Poster Image
age 9+
Immigrant girl braves early 1900s NYC in tale of resilience.
By Robert Sharenow
(2015)
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Return to Augie Hobble Book Poster Image
age 9+
Strange, sad, and surprisingly sweet story of friendship.
By Lane Smith
(2015)
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Middle School: Just My Rotten Luck Book Poster Image
age 9+
Rafe goes back to Hills Middle School in fun seventh book.
By James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
(2015)
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Nick and Tesla's Special Effects Spectacular: A Mystery with Animatronics, Alien Makeup, Camera Gear, and Other Movie Magic You Can Make Yourself!: Nick and Tesla, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kids use science, smarts to sniff out saboteur on movie set.
By Science Bob Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
(2015)
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Dope Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Brilliant, mature coming-of-age story explores race, class.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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The Education of Ivy Blake Book Poster Image
age 9+
Strong Prairie Evers sequel focuses on Ivy.
By Ellen Airgood
(2015)
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Airscape: The Fall of Gravity Game Poster Image
age 9+
Octopus-out-of-water tale has a lot of gravity, confusion.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
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Mothman's Curse Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Engrossing, fast-paced sci-fi/fantasy has haunting dilemmas.
By Christine Hayes
(2015)
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