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Wildwood: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting enchanted forest adventure to save baby brother.
By Colin Meloy
(2011)
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Breadcrumbs Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Brilliant tale of girl's enchanted-woods search for friend.
By Anne Ursu
(2011)
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Drawn: Dark Flight HD App Poster Image
age 10+
Adventure's puzzles will challenge, scenery will enchant.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
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Skylanders Spyro's Adventure Game Poster Image
age 8+
Toy figurines become characters in exciting action game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2011)
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The Infernals Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Devilish comic adventure in hell mixes physics, philosophy.
By John Connolly
(2011)
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Dracula Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Classic vampire movie is more creepy than violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1931)
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Game Poster Image
age 15+
Vast and violent RPG filled with moral choice and ambiguity.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
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SpinTrip App Poster Image
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age 8+
Challenging yet forgiving platformer with positive message.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Down the Mysterly River Book Poster Image
age 12+
Clever fantasy adventure a great choice for middle graders.
By Bill Willingham
(2011)
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LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Game Poster Image
age 10+
Darker story is lightened by humor and fun exploration.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2011)
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The Chronicles of Harris Burdick Book Poster Image
age 10+
Superb stories by top authors spring from surreal images.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(2011)
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Aquaria App Poster Image
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age 11+
Stunning undersea adventure is about character development.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
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Pixie Hollow Games Movie Poster Image
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age 4+
Beautifully animated "fairy" tale teaches about teamwork.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Game Poster Image
age 10+
Beloved series delivers cleverly crafted adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2011)
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Monkey Tales: The Castle of Draconian Game Poster Image
age 10+
Fun adventure game uses 5th grade math in gameplay.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
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A Monster Calls Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Haunting tale of a boy coming to terms with mother's cancer.
By Patrick Ness
(2011)
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Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Classic Christmas movie is a winner for families.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Monkey Tales: The Museum of Anything Game Poster Image
age 8+
Fun action adventure game requires logic and 3rd grade math.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
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Monkey Tales: The Abbey of Aviath Game Poster Image
age 9+
Adventure game uses 4th grade math in fun mini-games.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
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The Mostly True Story of Jack Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lonely boy fights evil to save town in exciting page turner.
By Kelly Barnhill
(2011)
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