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Holes Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Humorous and moving story has an edge.
By Louis Sachar
(2000)
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LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy Game Poster Image
age 8+
An impishly charming version of Star Wars.
Platforms: Nintendo GameCube
(2006)
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Viva Pinata (Xbox 360) Game Poster Image
age 8+
Amazing ecosystem simulation is full of eye-candy.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2006)
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We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions Music Poster Image
age 8+
A rousing rendition of America's folk tradition.
By B2K, Bruce Springsteen
(2006)
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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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Virtual Villagers: The Lost Children Game Poster Image
age 8+
This sequel's deeper gameplay makes it better.
Platforms: Windows
(2007)
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Guitar Hero II Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Rock-'n'-roll party returns, better than ever.
Platforms: PlayStation 2
(2006)
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The Beatles: 1 Music Poster Image
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age 10+
Some of the best music out there.
By The Beatles
(2000)
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The Tracks of Tyler Hilton Music Poster Image
age 10+
A great CD for tweens – it's all good.
By Tyler Hilton
(2004)
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Food Force Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Free download teaches kids about world hunger.
Platforms: Windows, Mac
(2005)
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The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain Book Poster Image
age 8+
Award-winning memoir shows artistic kid's view of Cold War.
By Peter Sis
(2007)
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Sid Meier's Pirates!  (Xbox) Game Poster Image
age 10+
Pirate adventure is fun and family-friendly.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PSP, Xbox
(2005)
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Sid Meier's Pirates! (PC) Game Poster Image
age 10+
A great adventure for families to explore.
Platforms: Windows
(2004)
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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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We Love Katamari Game Poster Image
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age 8+
We do love it!
Platforms: PlayStation 2
(2005)
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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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It Happened One Night Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Still one of the best screwball comedies.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1934)
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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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The Wee Free Men Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Delightful but too violent for young kids.
By Terry Pratchett
(2003)
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Guitar Hero Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Addictive rock 'n' roll party for tweens and up.
Platforms: PlayStation 2
(2006)
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