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The Forgotten Sisters: Princess Academy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thrilling series conclusion spotlights value of education.
By Shannon Hale
(2015)
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The Paper Bag Princess Book Poster Image
age 4+
Spirited princess saves self in girl-power classic.
By Robert Munsch
(1980)
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The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Game Poster Image
age 18+
Excellent mature adventure full of sex, violence, profanity.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
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Artemis Fowl Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Witty and exciting series start with irresistible antihero.
By Eoin Colfer
(2001)
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Buckle and Squash: The Perilous Princess Plot, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Uproarious princess adventure is clever, sarcastic, zany.
By Sarah Courtauld
(2015)
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Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection Movie Poster Image
age 5+
Terrific, heartwarming shorts have something for everyone.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The Princess and the Pony Book Poster Image
age 4+
Silly, sweet princess tale is an offbeat delight.
By Kate Beaton
(2015)
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The Sleeper and the Spindle Book Poster Image
age 10+
Sly combo of two fairy tales makes for literary magic.
By Neil Gaiman
(2015)
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The Shepherd's Crown: Tiffany Aching Adventures, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Final Discworld novel hits the mark with rich fantasy.
By Terry Pratchett
(2015)
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine Game Poster Image
age 18+
Violent, mature expansion has loads of bonus content.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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And I Darken, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Absorbing read imagines the early years of a female Dracula.
By Kiersten White
(2016)
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Three Dark Crowns, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Thrilling but very dark tale of murderous triplet queens.
By Kendare Blake
(2016)
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Gris Grimly's Tales from the Brothers Grimm Book Poster Image
age 8+
Favorite tales get grim, gothic treatment and stylish art.
By Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm
(2016)
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The Crown TV Poster Image
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age 15+
Exquisite bio-series is complex and compelling.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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The Rescue Princesses Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Four princesses save animals using brains and bravery.
By Paula Harrison
(2012)
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Thinkrolls: Kings & Queens App Poster Image
age 5+
Fairy tales inspire fun, challenging puzzler.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2016)
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Goldenhand: Old Kingdom, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting entry in magic series brings back fave characters.
By Garth Nix
(2016)
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Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, sarcastic graphic novels have layers of complexity.
By Dana Simpson
(2014)
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Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King Game Poster Image
age 13+
Epic RPG adventure with some violence, mild innuendo.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2017)
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Nella the Princess Knight TV Poster Image
age 3+
Well-rounded heroine is great role model for preschoolers.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2017)
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