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The Forever Man: W.A.R.P., Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Action-packed finale lacks wow factor of first two books.
By Eoin Colfer
(2015)
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Talking Angela App Poster Image
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age 13+
Chatty kitty has lots of iffy questions and cash grabs.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
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Bee and Puppycat TV Poster Image
age 13+
Creative, bizarre 'toon offers oddly endearing heroine.
Network: Online
(2013)
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Invisible Girl Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Searing memoir of growing up in troubled family offers hope.
By Mariel Hemingway, Ben Greenman
(2015)
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SciStarter Website Poster Image
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age 12+
Citizen-science database has clunky search, info concerns.
URL: http://scistarter.com
(2015)
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Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen Book Poster Image
age 12+
Tragic Sabriel prequel slow to start but worth the wait.
By Garth Nix
(2014)
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The Sims 4 Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Complex, realistic life simulator includes sexuality, death.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2014)
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Pet Rescue Saga App Poster Image
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age 13+
Great gameplay, but pet theme lures kids too young to play.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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Mech Mice Tactics Game Poster Image
age 12+
Fun fantasy strategy game for kids is combat-heavy.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
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Battle Magic Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Slow start to enchanting, magical battle adventure.
By Tamora Pierce
(2013)
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The Belstone Fox Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
'70s drama about fox-dog friendship has very intense scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1973)
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The Rabbi's Cat Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Fascinating, clever animated tale not meant for young kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Alpha Dogs TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Interesting elite dog training reality with strong language.
Network: National Geographic Channel
(2013)
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Animal Practice TV Poster Image
age 13+
Comedy leans on sexy banter to salvage mediocre story.
Network: NBC
(2012)
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Mastiff: Beka Cooper, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Uneven finish to exciting but violent crime/fantasy trilogy.
By Tamora Pierce
(2011)
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Sounder Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Sharecropper boy finds hope, dignity amid racism, hardship.
By William H. Armstrong
(1969)
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FarmVille Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Popular farming sim needs Facebook friends or cash to grow.
Platforms: Facebook
(2009)
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Bloodhound: Beka Cooper, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Second book in fantasy series is more mature than first.
By Tamora Pierce
(2009)
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The Outsiders Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Story of ostracized kid a timeless fave of teens, preteens.
By S. E. Hinton
(1967)
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Bingo Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Terrible, dull dog movie filled with iffy behavior.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1991)
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