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Addie on the Inside Book Poster Image
age 11+
Vivacious seventh grader expresses herself in vivid poems.
By James Howe
(2011)
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Harry Potter Film Wizardry App Poster Image
age 11+
Magical behind-the-scenes info for fans of the films.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
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Bastion Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Fun action RPG has mild violence and a memorable narrator.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
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Silkwood Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Disturbing tale of corporate greed, nuclear danger, courage.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1983)
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The Sims Social Game Poster Image
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age 15+
Mature but lighthearted life sim with new social features.
Platforms: Facebook
(2011)
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Ready Player One Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Exciting, funny, futuristic thriller about online games.
By Ernest Cline
(2011)
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Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl Book Poster Image
age 11+
Inspiring wartime journal reveals teen's inner life.
By Anne Frank
(1947)
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Batman: Arkham City Game Poster Image
age 15+
While dark and violent, this superhero game is intriguing.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
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Scribblenauts Remix App Poster Image
age 11+
Vocabulary-building word puzzle game shines on iOS.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows app
(2011)
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Dance Central 2 Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Exciting Kinect dance game keeps the party going strong.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
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Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Game Poster Image
age 15+
Exciting Indiana Jones-like action with lots of violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2011)
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Hungry Sumo App Poster Image
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age 11+
Fatter is better in oddly addicting, simplistic game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Game Poster Image
age 15+
Vast and violent RPG filled with moral choice and ambiguity.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
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Aquaria App Poster Image
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age 11+
Stunning undersea adventure is about character development.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
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The Grapes of Wrath Book Poster Image
age 15+
Gritty Steinbeck classic brings Great Depression to life.
By John Steinbeck
(2002)
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Orcs Must Die! Game Poster Image
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age 15+
Exciting action strategy game too violent for younger kids.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
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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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Puzzlejuice App Poster Image
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age 11+
Tetris-like word app wins with clever concept, snarky humor.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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Monkey Tales: The Valley of the Jackal Game Poster Image
age 11+
Exciting adventure that incorporates 6th grade math.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
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Everybody Sees the Ants Book Poster Image
age 15+
Powerful, challenging tale of outsider fighting back.
By A.S. King
(2011)
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