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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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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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Firewatch Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Mystery set in wilderness is challenging, captivating.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
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The Martian Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gripping tale of space survival has unexpected humor.
By Andy Weir
(2014)
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Ark: Survival Evolved Game Poster Image
age 14+
Violent survival MMO tests skills against humans, dinos.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
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The Theory of Everything Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Hawking's brilliant mind comes to life in thoughtful drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Brain Games TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Captivating look at mind's abilities, but content can vary.
Network: National Geographic Channel
(2011)
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Terra Nova TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Big-budget supernatural thriller with family at its heart.
Network: Fox
(2011)
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Brave New World Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Satire of ultimate consumerist society still packs punch.
By Aldous Huxley
(1932)
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Oceans Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Gorgeous educational docu dives deep for facts; kids OK.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Pocket Frogs App Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun, pretty frog sim could tempt kids to spend real money.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2010)
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The Big Bang Theory TV Poster Image
age 14+
Geeky sitcom plays with stereotypes and innuendo.
Network: CBS
(2007)
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Jeopardy! TV Poster Image
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age 8+
What is a classic trivia show with a catchy tune?
Network: Syndicated
(1964)
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Endurance TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Negativity invades kids' take on Survivor.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2002)
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The City of Ember Book Poster Image
age 8+
Part fantasy, part mystery, part treasure hunt.
By Jeanne DuPrau
(2004)
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