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The Line Tender Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Story of loss explores life in and out of the ocean.
By Kate Allen
(2019)
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The Time Paradox: Artemis Fowl, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Artemis faces younger self in madcap, befuddling adventure.
By Eoin Colfer
(2008)
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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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Aquaman Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Underwater origin story has lots of comic book action.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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One Piece: World Seeker Game Poster Image
age 14+
Live the Straw Hat Pirate life in this open-world adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Lady Smoke: Ash Princess, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Warring kingdom sequel not as compelling as Book 1.
By Laura Sebastian
(2019)
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The Meg Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Lots of shark-movie clichés and violence, not many thrills.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy Book Poster Image
age 14+
Entertaining sequel has strong girl-power messages.
By Mackenzi Lee
(2018)
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The Iron Flower: The Black Witch Chronicles, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dramatic, overlong sequel tackles prejudice thoughtfully.
By Laurie Forest
(2018)
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And the Ocean Was Our Sky Book Poster Image
age 14+
Violent, gripping fantasy turns "Moby Dick" upside down.
By Patrick Ness
(2018)
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Ash Princess Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Torture, genocide make absorbing fantasy for mature teens.
By Laura Sebastian
(2018)
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Siren TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Mermaid tale is violent, suspenseful, and thrilling drama.
Network: Freeform
(2018)
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Subnautica Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Gorgeous, challenging, atmospheric underwater thriller.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Sharknado 5: Global Swarming Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Yet another horrible sequel in tired, violent sci-fi series.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 Remix Game Poster Image
age 11+
Hearty collection of remastered series adventures.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2017)
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The Ship Beyond Time: The Girl from Everywhere, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Clever time-travel adventure veers into mythical realms.
By Heidi Heilig
(2017)
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Sharknado: The 4th Awakens Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Another entry in violent, played-out sci-fi series.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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One Piece: Burning Blood Game Poster Image
age 14+
Brawler offers fun, but complex, mature story.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Hungry Shark World App Poster Image
age 14+
Fun but bloody feeding frenzy has more screams than science.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Game Poster Image
age 14+
Action game with a great story, but also bloody gunfights.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2016)
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