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From Norvelt to Nowhere Book Poster Image
age 10+
Comical road-trip novel stretches believability.
By Jack Gantos
(2013)
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Mission US: A Cheyenne Odyssey Game Poster Image
age 10+
History adventure challenges kids to make difficult choices.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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Locomotive Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Gorgeous story of train journey is exciting, fact-packed.
By Brian Floca
(2013)
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Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway Movie Poster Image
age 3+
Highly marketed train characters make new friends.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Disney Infinity: The Lone Ranger Game Poster Image
age 10+
Western play set with pistols, axes, and a focus on combat.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
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Silver Streak Movie Poster Image
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age 16+
Dated '70s Wilder/Pryor comedy has violence, cursing, sex.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1976)
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Steam Train, Dream Train Book Poster Image
age 4+
Jolly animals load a train in this dream of a bedtime book.
By Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld
(2013)
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LEGO City Undercover Game Poster Image
age 9+
Fun, imaginative, safe adventure set in a plastic world.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
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SimCity Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Exciting but technically flawed city-building simulation.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
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Etiquette & Espionage: Finishing School, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Delightful steampunk fantasy about girl spies and assassins.
By Gail Carriger
(2013)
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Richard Scarry's What Do People Do All Day? Book Poster Image
age 3+
Engaging classic makes work delightful.
By Richard Scarry
(1968)
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Just One Day Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Mature romance explores love, travel, and self-discovery.
By Gayle Forman
(2013)
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Linnea in Monet's Garden Book Poster Image
age 6+
Wonderful intro to art and Monet through a kid's eyes.
By Christina Bjork, Lena Anderson
(2012)
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The Children of Willesden Lane Book Poster Image
age 12+
Inspiring story of teen pianist who escaped Nazis in WWII.
By Mona Golabek, Lee Cohen
(2003)
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Mighty Machines TV Poster Image
age 4+
Live-action nuts-and-bolts series is big fun for kids.
Network: Online
(1998)
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Toca Train App Poster Image
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age 4+
Virtual train set for fun, discovery learning.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2012)
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Thomas & Friends: Blue Mountain Mystery: The Movie Movie Poster Image
age 3+
Sleuthing story has worthy messages for preschoolers.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Railsea Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Train captain pursues giant moles in clever pirate parody.
By China Mieville
(2012)
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The Little Engine That Could Book Poster Image
age 3+
Charming, encouraging picture book engages and inspires.
By Watty Piper
(1930)
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Thomas & Friends: All-Star Tracks Music Poster Image
age 2+
Classic train tunes are great for young Thomas fans.
By Various Artists
(2011)
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