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Princess Academy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
By Shannon Hale
(2006)
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The Little Prince Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gorgeous classic about friendship, love, and life.
By Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(1943)
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Fantastic, but kids are older, themes are darker.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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Back to the Future Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
'80s time-travel favorite; some violence, bullying, cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1985)
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The Chronicles of Harris Burdick Book Poster Image
age 10+
Superb stories by top authors spring from surreal images.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(2011)
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Robbie Forester and the Outlaws of Sherwood St. Book Poster Image
age 10+
Superpowered kids have exciting crime-fighting adventure.
By Peter Abrahams
(2012)
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Froi of the Exiles Book Poster Image
age 15+
Character-driven fantasy is extraordinary for older teens.
By Melina Marchetta
(2012)
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SSX Game Poster Image
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SSX
age 10+
Extraordinarily fun, over-the-top snowboarding adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2012)
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Nancy Drew: Tomb of the Lost Queen Game Poster Image
age 10+
Fab mystery lets you explore ancient Egyptian ruins.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
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Code Name Verity Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Plot-twisting, heart-wrenching, unforgettable WWII story.
By Elizabeth Wein
(2012)
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Torchlight II Game Poster Image
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age 15+
Bloody fantasy tale is easy to play, stands test of time.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition Game Poster Image
age 15+
Combative Dark Knight game has some blood and death.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2012)
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The Expeditioners and the Treasure of Drowned Man's Canyon: The Expeditioners, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping adventure of intrepid siblings in steampunk world.
By S.S. Taylor
(2012)
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Just One Day Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Mature romance explores love, travel, and self-discovery.
By Gayle Forman
(2013)
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A Tale Dark and Grimm Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting, funny, violent, and touching Hansel & Gretel tale.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2010)
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In a Glass Grimmly Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fractured fairy tale is clever, touching, and violent.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2012)
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Code: Virals, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Tory and friends fight serial killer in thrilling sequel.
By Kathy Reichs, Brendan Reichs
(2013)
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Better Nate Than Ever Book Poster Image
age 10+
Terrific tale of misfit taking bold step to remake his life.
By Tim Federle
(2013)
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My Side of the Mountain Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping, inspiring wilderness-survival adventure.
By Jean Craighead George
(1959)
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Quintana of Charyn Book Poster Image
age 15+
Engrossing end to fabulous epic trilogy for mature readers.
By Melina Marchetta
(2013)
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