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The Blackwell Epiphany Game Poster Image
age 14+
Thought-provoking final chapter of ghostly retro adventure.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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Dreams of Gods & Monsters: Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Too-long send-off to an otherwise fantastic fantasy trilogy.
By Laini Taylor
(2014)
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Dorothy Must Die, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dark, violent reimagining of Oz makes Dorothy evil dictator.
By Danielle Paige
(2014)
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Battle of the Beasts: House of Secrets, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Series sequel stays exciting and high on action-violence.
By Chris Columbus, Ned Vizzini
(2014)
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Poem Depot: Aisles of Smiles Book Poster Image
age 9+
Short, funny poems a sure bet to delight kids.
By Douglas Florian
(2014)
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Sky Raiders: Five Kingdoms, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fast-paced adventure, slow storytelling in series opener.
By Brandon Mull
(2014)
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Dark Souls II Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Despite loads of fantasy violence, this tough RPG impresses.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
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Shake-a-Phrase: Fun with Words and Sentences App Poster Image
age 9+
Silly sentences promote creative-writing and grammar skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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Her Dark Curiosity: The Madman's Daughter, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Horror-heavy sequel adds Jekyll and Hyde homage.
By Megan Shepherd
(2014)
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Conquest: The Chronicle of the Invaders, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Exciting start to high-octane alien-invasion series.
By John Connolly, Jennifer Ridyard
(2014)
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Teen Spirit Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Romantic ghost story is light on chills and thrills.
By Francesca Lia Block
(2014)
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World After: Penryn & the End of Days, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Intense apocalyptic angel series ramps up violence, romance.
By Susan Ee
(2013)
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Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl Book Poster Image
age 14+
Intriguing tale of NYC teen guitarist turned werewolf.
By Emily Pohl-Weary
(2013)
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Gris Grimly's Frankenstein Book Poster Image
age 14+
Illustrated version puts fresh, surreal spin on classic.
By Mary Shelley
(2013)
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Zombie Baseball Beatdown Book Poster Image
age 9+
Goofy horror/action comedy has serious underpinnings.
By Paolo Bacigalupi
(2013)
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The Clockwork Scarab Book Poster Image
age 14+
Steampunk murder mystery with teen girls intriguing, gory.
By Colleen Gleason
(2013)
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The Strangers: The Books of Elsewhere, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Spooky installment just right for tween Halloween.
By Jacqueline West
(2013)
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Lost Planet 3 Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Mediocre sci-fi shooter doesn't do much for the series.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
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Over the Wall Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Girl searches for brother in exciting fantasy graphic novel.
By Peter Wartman
(2013)
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Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Haunting gothic horror novel is a devil of a tale.
By April Genevieve Tucholke
(2013)
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