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Antiques Roadshow TV Poster Image
age 10+
PBS gem mixes appraisals, history, and suspense.
Network: PBS
(1997)
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The Wednesday Wars Book Poster Image
age 10+
Funny, breathtakingly poignant '60s coming-of-age tale.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2007)
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Her Majesty Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Poignant story about tolerance and friendship.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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October Sky Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Inspiring tale for older tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1999)
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Assignment Discovery TV Poster Image
age 10+
Teaching tool is more at home in school.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2002)
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Mission to Mars Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
So-so sci-fi with some very intense scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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1776 Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Engaging historical musical has some bawdy humor, language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1972)
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Fiddler on the Roof Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Epic musical story of Jews facing religious persecution.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1971)
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Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping story, great intro to China's Cultural Revolution.
By Ying Chang Compestine
(2007)
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Inspector Gadget Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Not nearly as good as the TV show.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1999)
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History Detectives TV Poster Image
age 10+
Lively series reveals history's everyday secrets.
Network: PBS
(2003)
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Hattie Big Sky Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Teen girl homesteads alone in Newbery Honor book.
By Kirby Larson
(2006)
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The Basket Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
An ambitious, complicated, and thoughtful story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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What Matters TV Poster Image
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age 10+
30-minute 60 Minutes for tweens and up.
Network: HBO Family
(1999)
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The Other Side of Heaven Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Book-based tale about Mormon missionary; some violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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Naked Science TV Poster Image
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age 10+
Science demystified; best for bigger kids.
Network: National Geographic Channel
(2004)
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Cash in the Attic TV Poster Image
age 10+
British antiques show may be hard sell for tweens.
Network: BBC America, HGTV
(2002)
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The Nativity Story Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
The Bible on the big screen: New take on old tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Silly time-capsule comedy ideal for older tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1989)
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*batteries not included Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Fun '80s tale has profanity, nudity, and violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1987)
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