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Battlewake Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Fun VR shooter packs pirate action but lacks depth.
Platforms: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR
(2019)
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Swashbuckle TV Poster Image
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age 4+
Kids battle pirates in goofy, slapstick game show.
Network: Comcast Kid Central
(2013)
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Neo Atlas 1469 Game Poster Image
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age 10+
16th century exploration sim uncovers new world of strategy.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Windows
(2019)
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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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Paskal Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
War violence abounds in so-so Malaysian action movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Deathcaster: Shattered Realms, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Exciting finale has battles, spies, romance, magic, dragons.
By Cinda Williams Chima
(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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Genesis Alpha One Game Poster Image
age 15+
Ambitious space adventure ultimately disappoints.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Kingdom Hearts III Game Poster Image
age 10+
Cartoon tale has good messages but loads of commercialism.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2019)
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Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition Game Poster Image
age 13+
Fantastic new edition of a classic adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Dactyl Hill Squad Book Poster Image
age 9+
Civil War-era kids ride dinos in New York in curious mashup.
By Daniel Jose Older
(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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Muse of Nightmares: Strange the Dreamer, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Absorbing fantasy reckons with trauma's awful impact.
By Laini Taylor
(2018)
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Pirata and Capitano TV Poster Image
age 4+
Seafaring friends learn teamwork through adventures.
Network: Kids Central
(2018)
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The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees Book Poster Image
age 13+
Compassionate graphic novel account of refugees' struggle.
By Don Brown
(2018)
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Nightblood: The Frostblood Saga, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Lovers' quarrels stifle this dark fantasy finale.
By Elly Blake
(2018)
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Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion Game Poster Image
age 10+
Light cartoon adventure based on show limited by tech flaws.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(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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Daughter of the Siren Queen: Daughter of the Pirate King, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Snarky, slashy pirate princess returns in gory revenge romp.
By Tricia Levenseller
(2018)
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Missy Mila Twisted Tales TV Poster Image
age 5+
Playful storytelling from an animated 8-year-old.
Network: YouTube
(2005)
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