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The Little Mermaid and Other Stories by H. C. Andersen App Poster Image
age 9+
Gorgeous interactive tales are darker than Disney versions.
Devices: iPad
(2010)
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Royal Trouble: Hidden Adventures HD App Poster Image
age 9+
Hidden-object adventure protagonists show value of teamwork.
Devices: iPad
(2012)
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Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Super-imaginative adventures of girl whisked to elf world.
By Shannon Messenger
(2012)
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The Witch's Curse Book Poster Image
age 9+
Brother and sister dodge more evil in funny, scary sequel.
By Keith McGowan
(2013)
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Legends, Icons & Rebels: Music That Changed the World Book Poster Image
age 9+
Wonderful intro to 27 musicians and their unique styles.
By Robbie Robertson, Jim Guerinot, Sebastian Robertson, Jared Levine
(2013)
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Sisters Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Funny, moving memoir should appeal to younger comics fans.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2014)
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Percy Jackson's Greek Gods Book Poster Image
age 9+
Huge gift book of Percy-narrated Greek myths is tons of fun.
By Rick Riordan
(2014)
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The Crossroads Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Refugee kids find new life in nuanced, relatable sequel.
By Alexandra Diaz
(2018)
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Right as Rain Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Pitch-perfect story about loss and change inspires hope.
By Lindsey Stoddard
(2019)
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The Cardboard Kingdom Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kids make up own brave adventures in fun tale of free play.
By Chad Sell
(2018)
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First Position Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Inspiring documentary about hardworking young dancers.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Ballerina Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Great ballet docu about five girls with no iffy content.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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The Witch's Guide to Cooking with Children Book Poster Image
age 9+
Grimm's witch returns to cook again in darkly funny tale.
By Keith McGowan
(2009)
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The Sisters Grimm Series Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fascinating fractured fairy tales grow darker, tenser.
By Michael Buckley
(2005)
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The Painting Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Stunning animated drama tackles prejudice, forbidden love.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge TV Poster Image
age 9+
Design contest wows with talents, friendly competition.
Network: Syfy
(2014)
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A World Without Princes: The School for Good and Evil, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
A girls-vs.-boys twist in magic-filled sequel.
By Soman Chainani
(2014)
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Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile Book Poster Image
age 9+
Boy sketch artist helps catch art thieves in zippy mystery.
By Marcia Wells
(2014)
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The Next Step TV Poster Image
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age 9+
High-drama reality-style series explores peer pressure.
Network: Hulu
(2014)
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The Wolf Among Us: Season One Game Poster Image
age 17+
Smartly written adventure immersed in adult themes, content.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
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