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The Challenger: Contender, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Modern teens fight as gladiators in more violent sequel.
By Taran Matharu
(2020)
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Rocket Arena Game Poster Image
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age 12+
High-explosive competitive shooter is a literal blast.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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The Vanishing Deep Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teen sisters race death in tepid futuristic thriller.
By Astrid Scholte
(2020)
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Dragons: Rescue Riders: Hunt for the Golden Dragon Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Adventure quest fun despite cartoon violence, stereotypes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Missy Mila Twisted Tales TV Poster Image
age 5+
Playful storytelling from an animated 8-year-old.
Network: YouTube
(2005)
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Masonry - 3D Brick Creativity App Poster Image
age 5+
Virtual builder has weak instruction, glitchy controls.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Talented cast can't save tired, action-heavy franchise.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Tides of War App Poster Image
age 12+
Complex strategy game/movie tie-in sells pirate way of life.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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Everland Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Steampunk version of Peter Pan takes a dark turn.
By Wendy Spinale
(2016)
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The Abyss Surrounds Us Book Poster Image
age 12+
Futuristic pirates and sea monsters offer high-seas thrills.
By Emily Skrutskie
(2016)
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Passenger, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Taut time-travel adventure-romance explores race, sex bias.
By Alexandra Bracken
(2016)
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The Glass Sentence: The Mapmakers Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Dense, complex map tale a treat for seasoned fantasy fans.
By S. E. Grove
(2014)
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The Pirate Fairy Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Amusing pirate-themed Tinker Bell adventure; some violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Mumfie's Quest: The Movie Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Dated animation, mild scariness but lots of wholesome fun.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Firebrand: Elemental, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Dystopian fantasy displays sharper edges in second volume.
By Antony John
(2013)
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Hostage Three Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Riveting story of teen hostage falling for Somali pirate.
By Nick Lake
(2013)
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Elemental Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Never-a-dull-moment futuristic fantasy brims with energy.
By Antony John
(2012)
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Between the Lines Book Poster Image
age 12+
Mother and daughter team up to write fun, modern fairy tale.
By Jodi Picoult, Samantha Van Leer
(2012)
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Hanna's Gold Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Teen treasure hunt shows drinking with consequences.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Peter Pan Movie Poster Image
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age 5+
Stereotypes mar otherwise jaunty Disney adventure classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1953)
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