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Diary of a Future President TV Poster Image
age 8+
Reflective look at go-getter's tween years is mild, sweet.
Network: Disney+
(2020)
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Notorious Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Wacky tale of middle school, gang legend, and murdered dog.
By Gordon Korman
(2020)
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The Healing Powers of Dude TV Poster Image
age 7+
Uneven comedy about anxiety encourages empathy, diversity.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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Power of a Princess: More Than a Princess, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Loyal friends rule in slow tale of brave, strong princess.
By E.D. Baker
(2019)
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Disney+ App Poster Image
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age 8+
Unmatched media collection; falls short on parent controls.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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I Can Make This Promise Book Poster Image
age 8+
Native American girl learns family secrets in touching tale.
By Christine Day
(2019)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball Book Poster Image
age 8+
Home improvement mishaps abound in funny 14th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2019)
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Dear Sweet Pea Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Thoughtful tale tackles middle grade, divorce, body image.
By Julie Murphy
(2019)
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Project Middle School: Hope: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Relatable tale of girl finding her voice at new school.
By Alyssa Milano, Debbie Rigaud
(2019)
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Silver Meadows Summer Book Poster Image
age 8+
Poignant story of Puerto Rican girl adapting to life in U.S.
By Emma Otheguy
(2019)
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Not If I Can Help It Book Poster Image
age 8+
Genuine kid voice wavers in tale of divorce and disability.
By Carolyn Mackler
(2019)
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Odd Gods Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Funny tale of misfit non-gods in Mt. Olympus middle school.
By David Slavin, Daniel Weitzman
(2019)
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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Game Poster Image
age 8+
Great action remake will appeal to multiple generations.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Aladdin Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Live-action remake has charming stars, intense moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Middle School Moguls TV Poster Image
age 7+
Likable show has themes of diversity and perseverance.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2019)
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More to the Story Book Poster Image
age 8+
Warm Little Women update stars Pakistani American sisters.
By Hena Khan
(2019)
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Some Places More Than Others Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tween girl helps heal family rift in charming novel.
By Renée Watson
(2019)
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Disney Story Realms App Poster Image
age 7+
Familiar stories, fun graphics, OK games, lots of purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Twelve Forever TV Poster Image
age 8+
Wonderfully weird show has heart; expect weapons, fighting.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
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Descendants 3 Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Satisfying end to trilogy has positive themes for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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