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"Why Is This Night Different from All Other Nights?": All the Wrong Questions, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Friends, villain clash on speeding train in gripping finale.
By Lemony Snicket
(2015)
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Extreme Exorcism Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Spooky platformer with clever haunt feature gets repetitive.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
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Liar, Liar, Vampire TV Poster Image
age 9+
Silly comedy has decent messages about self-image.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2015)
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Trick or Treaters Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Charming German folktale has English subtitles, some scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Broken Ground: Spirit Animals: Fall of the Beasts, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Solid storytelling, intensity in spin-off series sequel.
By Victoria Schwab
(2015)
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The Great Gilly Hopkins Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Book-based drama has strong messages on family, friendship.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Jungle Book (2016) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Fangs and fur fly in visually dazzling but intense update.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Book-based comedy has some rebellion, light romance.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Monster Hunt Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Chinese fantasy mega-hit has lots of martial-arts action.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Moon Hunters Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Great mythology-inspired action RPG with mild violence.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
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Alice Through the Looking Glass Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Uneven, less-violent sequel has girl-empowerment theme.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Death Weavers: Five Kingdoms, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Meandering plot but much heroism in intriguing purgatory.
By Brandon Mull
(2016)
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Demigods & Magicians: Percy and Annabeth Meet the Kanes Book Poster Image
age 9+
Crossover tales will thrill fans of Riordan's two series.
By Rick Riordan
(2016)
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The Hidden Oracle: The Trials of Apollo, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Worthy addition to the mythological world of Percy Jackson.
By Rick Riordan
(2016)
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Box Island - Award Winning Coding Adventure App Poster Image
age 9+
Cute coding adventure introduces logic of computer science.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Tru & Nelle Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Charming tale of writers' childhood friendship inspires.
By G. Neri
(2016)
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The Bronze Key: Magisterium, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Uneven magic-school threequel ends with jarring surprises.
By Holly Black, Cassandra Clare
(2016)
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Frombie Run App Poster Image
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age 9+
OK endless runner toy tie-in stopped short by controls, ads.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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R.L. Stine's Mostly Ghostly: One Night in Doom House Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Live-action tale has spooky scares, teens in jeopardy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Bonds Beyond Time Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Essentially an hour-long commercial for the card game.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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