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The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III Game Poster Image
age 14+
Streamlined tale successfully concludes vast trilogy.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2019)
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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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XL Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Funny coming-of-age tale of self-esteem issues and bullies.
By Scott Brown
(2019)
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Command & Conquer Rivals App Poster Image
age 14+
Solid versus strategy crumbles under a pay-to-win mentality.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook
(2018)
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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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Fahrenheit 451 Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Soggy, violent adaptation of book-burning sci-fi classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner - M∀RS Game Poster Image
age 14+
Remastered mech action gets disoriented by technical issues.
Platforms: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR, Windows
(2018)
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Prey: Mooncrash Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Big expansion has sci-fi action, thought-provoking ideas.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Starry Eyes Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Swoon-worthy romantic dramedy is a must-read for teens.
By Jenn Bennett
(2018)
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Ram Dass, Going Home Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Docu visits aging spiritual hero; drug references.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Terror TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Explorers confront fear of the unknown in scary mystery.
Network: AMC
(2018)
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Mulaka Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Artistic adventure based on a rich cultural mythology.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(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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The Book of Dust, Book 1: La Belle Sauvage Book Poster Image
age 14+
Nail-biting start to trilogy in His Dark Materials world.
By Philip Pullman
(2017)
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Turtles All the Way Down Book Poster Image
age 14+
Thought-provoking exploration of mental illness, first love.
By John Green
(2017)
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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 Long Journey Home Game Poster Image
age 14+
Space tale filled with challenge, choice, and consequence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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Prey (2017) Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Reflect on moral choices in sometimes-bloody sci-fi shooter.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation Book Poster Image
age 14+
Intense, stellar adaptation of classic sci-fi/fantasy novel.
By Damian Duffy
(2017)
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