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The Magic Half Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Clever time-travel mystery about twins has some mild danger.
By Annie Barrows
(2009)
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The Specials TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Webby-winning reality show encourages respect for diversity.
Network: OWN
(2014)
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Magic in the Mix Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Exciting time-travel sequel has big ideas, mild peril.
By Annie Barrows
(2014)
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"Shouldn't You Be in School?": All the Wrong Questions, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Snicket trails an arsonist in compelling installment.
By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
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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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365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne's Book of Precepts Book Poster Image
age 9+
Wise words to live by cleverly packed in a "Wonder" package.
By R.J. Palacio
(2014)
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Rain Reign Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Poignant tale of autistic girl and her dog.
By Ann M. Martin
(2014)
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The Copernicus Legacy, Book 2: The Serpent's Curse Book Poster Image
age 9+
Slapdash mystery misses potential.
By Tony Abbott
(2014)
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Everblaze: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting fantasy sequel has elf kids in cosmic struggle.
By Shannon Messenger
(2014)
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El Deafo Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Charming, funny comics memoir of growing up deaf.
By Cece Bell
(2014)
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Stella by Starlight Book Poster Image
age 9+
Compelling, nuanced tale of loving family under segregation.
By Sharon M. Draper
(2015)
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Frontier Heroes - A Planet H game from HISTORY App Poster Image
age 9+
U.S. history mini-games are fun, but some are way too hard.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
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Scribble Scoop Website Poster Image
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age 9+
Fun, funny kid-friendly mini-articles are a mixed bag.
URL: http://scribblescoop.com
(2015)
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Red Army Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Fascinating documentary about legendary Soviet hockey team.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The War That Saved My Life Book Poster Image
age 9+
Abused girl finds courage, family in compelling WWII story.
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2015)
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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 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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Granite Flats TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Suspenseful Cold War drama solid pick for the whole family.
Network: Netflix
(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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