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The Little Mermaid and Other Stories by H. C. Andersen App Poster Image
age 9+
Gorgeous interactive tales are darker than Disney versions.
Devices: iPad
(2010)
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Clockwork Princess: Infernal Devices, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Enthralling trilogy conclusion tugs at the heartstrings.
By Cassandra Clare
(2013)
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The Whatnot Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Half-faery siblings face cosmic battle in exciting sequel.
By Stefan Bachmann
(2013)
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Exile: Keeper of the Lost Cities, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Exciting sequel keeps momentum of telepathic elf-girl tale.
By Shannon Messenger
(2013)
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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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All's Faire in Middle School Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun graphic novel about Ren Faire girl has great messages.
By Victoria Jamieson
(2017)
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The Cruel Prince: The Folk of the Air, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Tricky fantasy will keep readers guessing until the end.
By Holly Black
(2018)
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There Will Come a Darkness: The Age of Darkness, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Mature fantasy with complex characters is full of surprises.
By Katy Rose Pool
(2019)
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The Queen of Nothing: The Folk of the Air, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Clever fantasy in Faerie ends with charm and enchantment.
By Holly Black
(2019)
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Disgaea 5 Complete Game Poster Image
age 14+
Strategy adventure bursts at seams with loads of gameplay.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
(2017)
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Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood Game Poster Image
age 14+
Huge expansion vastly improves on multiplayer adventure.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2017)
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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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City of Ashes: The Mortal Instruments, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
City of Bones sequel is gripping but a lot gorier.
By Cassandra Clare
(2008)
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The Last Unicorn Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Classic '80s animated fantasy has some scary moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1982)
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Mermaids Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
'90s coming-of-age tale has sex, drinking, cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1990)
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The Little Mermaid - Auryn App Poster Image
age 9+
Sad and dark original tale with beautiful art, atmosphere.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
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The Peculiar Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Half-faery boy fights to save his sister in magical fantasy.
By Stefan Bachmann
(2012)
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The Other Normals Book Poster Image
age 14+
Misfit gamer learns to connect in quirky dual-world fantasy.
By Ned Vizzini
(2012)
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Paper Mario: Sticker Star Game Poster Image
age 9+
Quirky, fun Mario adventure is filled with clever concepts.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
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