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Steinbeck's Ghost Book Poster Image
age 10+
A rare treat for young book lovers.
By Lewis Buzbee
(2008)
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Spellbound Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Families should see this m-a-r-v-e-l-o-u-s film.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Searching for Bobby Fischer Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Young chess prodigy learns about sportsmanship.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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Royal Wedding Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Family entertainment doesn't get any livelier.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1951)
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Mario Party DS Game Poster Image
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age 8+
It's fun minigame madness with friends on the go.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2007)
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As I Am Music Poster Image
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age 10+
Innocuous tunes delivered with a powerhouse voice.
By Alicia Keys
(2007)
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Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction Game Poster Image
age 10+
Frenetic shoot-'em-up space adventure; no blood.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2007)
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The Last Olympian: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fantasy series' excellent conclusion ups the violence.
By Rick Riordan
(2009)
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Nancy Drew: The Phantom of Venice Game Poster Image
age 10+
Great mystery about going undercover in Italy.
Platforms: Windows
(2008)
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Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales (audiobook) Book Poster Image
age 8+
Magical storytelling brings African folktales to life.
By Nelson Mandela
(2009)
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Treasure Island Book Poster Image
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age 10+
The granddaddy of kids' adventures -- a classic.
By Robert Louis Stevenson
(1883)
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The Magician's Elephant Book Poster Image
age 8+
Magical, inspirational story perfect for reading aloud.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2009)
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Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise Game Poster Image
age 8+
Portable ecosystem as lush as the console version.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2008)
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LittleBigPlanet Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Amazing game where you play, create, and share.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2008)
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Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Book Poster Image
age 10+
Chinese girl's Oz-like adventure begging to be read aloud.
By Grace Lin
(2009)
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The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate Book Poster Image
age 10+
Newbery Honor book about a smart Southern tomboy in 1899.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2009)
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The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook Book Poster Image
age 8+
Smart kids, no violence; great pick for kids new to comics.
By Eleanor Davis
(2009)
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Mockingbird Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Moving tale of girl whose brother died in school shooting.
By Kathryn Erskine
(2010)
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World of Goo Game Poster Image
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age 8+
Brilliant physics-based puzzler turns player into engineer.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii, Windows
(2008)
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Inside Out and Back Again Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring, educational immigrant story told in free verse.
By Thanhha Lai
(2011)
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