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The Witches Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Campy but creepy Dahl adaptation has lots of spooky stuff.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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A Tale of Witchcraft: A Tale of Magic, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Magic, villainy run amok in wildly imaginative sequel.
By Chris Colfer
(2020)
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Everything Comes Next: Collected & New Poems Book Poster Image
age 9+
Unforgettable collection celebrates diversity and kindness.
By Naomi Shihab Nye
(2020)
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Wizards: Tales of Arcadia TV Poster Image
age 9+
Dark, engrossing continuation of "Trollhunters" saga.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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Spirit Riding Free: Riding Academy TV Poster Image
age 9+
BFFs' continuing horse adventures are geared toward tweens.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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The Call of the Wild Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Thrilling, sometimes intense adventure teaches resilience.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Historical adventure has facts, jokes, slapstick violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Storm Boy Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Expect hunting violence in tear-jerking ecological tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Okko's Inn Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Anime ghost story rich with Japanese culture, grief.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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The Shamer's Daughter II: The Serpent Gift (Skammerens datter II: Slangens gave) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Disappointing fantasy sequel maintains violence; less gore.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Game of Stars: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Girl becomes demon slayer in fun fantasy game show spoof.
By Sayantani DasGupta
(2019)
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Inkling Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Live ink blob helps family cope with loss in touching tale.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2018)
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The Downward Spiral: Lock and Key, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Moodier young Sherlock sequel is chock-full of secrets.
By Ridley Pearson
(2017)
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Wonderstruck Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Thoughtful, arty take on excellent Selznick novel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Little Women TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Strong female characters shine in classic book adaptation.
Network: PBS
(2018)
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The Great Treehouse War Book Poster Image
age 9+
Zany kids-vs.-parents tale is set against a tough divorce.
By Lisa Graff
(2017)
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Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Book-based comedy has some rebellion, light romance.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Trollhunters TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Action-packed adventure show has scares, great role model.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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The Great Gilly Hopkins Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Book-based drama has strong messages on family, friendship.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Initiation: Lock and Key, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Suspenseful intro to a modern-day young Sherlock Holmes.
By Ridley Pearson
(2016)
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