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Clockwork Prince: Infernal Devices, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Fantasy sequel has strong female characters, more violence.
By Cassandra Clare
(2011)
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Orcs Must Die! Game Poster Image
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age 15+
Exciting action strategy game too violent for younger kids.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
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Froi of the Exiles Book Poster Image
age 15+
Character-driven fantasy is extraordinary for older teens.
By Melina Marchetta
(2012)
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Drawn: Trail of Shadows Game Poster Image
age 10+
Pretty game melds hidden object, adventure, and puzzle play.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
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Monkey Tales: The Valley of the Jackal Game Poster Image
age 11+
Exciting adventure that incorporates 6th grade math.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
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There Is No Dog Book Poster Image
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age 14+
God re-imagined as teen prompts big questions, sharp humor.
By Meg Rosoff
(2012)
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Mike the Knight TV Poster Image
age 4+
Spunky medieval hero teaches problem-solving to tots.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2012)
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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Game Poster Image
age 18+
Bloody but magically remarkable RPG for mature gamers.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
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Mass Effect 3 Game Poster Image
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age 18+
Exciting sci-fi adventure with gore, sex, and profanity.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2012)
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Jim Henson's The Storyteller TV Poster Image
age 7+
Top-notch, if dark, retellings of classic fairy tales.
Network: HBO
(1988)
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Storybound Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Hugely inventive story of kids in peril in fairy-tale world.
By Marissa Burt
(2012)
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Xenoblade Chronicles Game Poster Image
age 13+
Great adventure has themes best suited for teens and adults.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2012)
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The Legend of Korra TV Poster Image
age 8+
Strong heroine, positive messages make great fantasy series.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2012)
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Radio Jungle Music Poster Image
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age 2+
Hip, smart songs take kids on a lively musical journey.
By The Pop Ups
(2012)
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Oliver Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Imaginative boy goes down the drain on fantastic adventure.
By Judith Rossell
(2012)
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The House of the Spirits Book Poster Image
age 16+
Magical novel explores personal, political passions.
By Isabel Allende
(1985)
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Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe Book Poster Image
age 13+
Collection highlights horror stories and romantic poems.
By Edgar Allan Poe
(2007)
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Make Believers Music Poster Image
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age 2+
Eclectic music with sweet lyrics and great messages.
By Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
(2012)
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In Tents Music Poster Image
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age 2+
Outstanding soundtrack to circus life is fun all year long.
By Recess Monkey
(2012)
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Insurgent: Divergent, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Excellent dystopian sequel is terrifically twisty, intense.
By Veronica Roth
(2012)
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