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Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland Game Poster Image
age 14+
Crafting adventure creates engaging, accessible gameplay.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2019)
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KidzByte - Curated News for Curious Minds App Poster Image
age 14+
Pressure to buy, privacy issues, typos tarnish cool idea.
Devices: Android
(2019)
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Two Dark Reigns: Three Dark Crowns, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Characters lack drive in third volume of triplet queen tale.
By Kendare Blake
(2018)
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Dynasty Warriors 9 Game Poster Image
age 14+
Fun open-world action also has glitches, repetitive play.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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All the Wind in the World Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gripping romance, touch of magic in futuristic wasteland.
By Samantha Mabry
(2017)
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The Wrath & the Dawn, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Hint of magic in absorbing 1,001 Nights-themed love story.
By Renee Ahdieh
(2015)
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The Winner's Kiss: The Winner's Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Winning trilogy ends on a more mature note.
By Marie Rutkoski
(2016)
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The Longest Ride Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Formulaic but still romantic Sparks adaptation gets steamy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Druid Peak Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Slow-paced coming-of-age tale has cursing, some violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Burned Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen flees abusive home in intense free-verse tale.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2006)
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Small Damages Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Luminous story of pregnant teen's summer in Spain.
By Beth Kephart
(2012)
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Gordon Ramsay's Great Escape TV Poster Image
age 14+
Chef spews expletives on globe-trotting taste test.
Network: BBC America
(2011)
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The Cupcake Girls TV Poster Image
age 14+
Reality show's recipe has hearty helping of mature issues.
Network: WE
(2010)
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MasterChef TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Ramsay brings usual edge to amateur cooking competition.
Network: Fox
(2010)
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Top Chef Masters TV Poster Image
age 14+
Famous chefs compete for charity in milder spin-off.
Network: Bravo
(2009)
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Cake Boss TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Reality show about family business mixes sweet and sour.
Network: TLC
(2009)
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Top Chef TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Too saucy for a kid's palate.
Network: Bravo
(2006)
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Tortilla Soup Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
A harmless comedy that will make your mouth water.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
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Will Penny Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Cowboy character study mixes violence and depth; some peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1968)
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Mostly Martha Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
German film about finding family.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
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