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Greenhouse Academy TV Poster Image
age 11+
Mystery, suspense, and sibling strife in so-so tween drama.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
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Windfall Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Lucky lottery ticket changes everything in winning romance.
By Jennifer E. Smith
(2017)
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This Is Summer TV Poster Image
age 12+
Teens explore SF summer in brand-sponsored reality series.
Network: Online
(2017)
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What to Say Next Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Irresistible story of teens finding unexpected connection.
By Julie Buxbaum
(2017)
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Solo Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Poignant tale of rock star's son fleeing fame, finding self.
By Kwame Alexander, Mary Rand Hess
(2017)
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Miles Morales: Spider-Man Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting, smart, cool version of comic book superhero teen.
By Jason Reynolds
(2017)
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Knight Saves Queen App Poster Image
age 12+
Clever, chess-based puzzler is a fun mental challenge.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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What I Lost Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Realistic, uplifting tale of teen in treatment for anorexia.
By Alexandra Ballard
(2017)
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Tim Timmerman, Hope of America Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Fairly tame high school comedy pays homage to '90s faves.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Ryan Higa's How to Write Good Book Poster Image
age 12+
YouTuber's engaging memoir has solid writing advice, too.
By Ryan Higa
(2017)
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Girling Up:  How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular Book Poster Image
age 12+
Lots of knowledge and positivity in girl-power advice book.
By Mayim Bialik
(2017)
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Ocean Waves Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Simple, slow anime tale about teen relationships in Japan.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Wait for Me Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Sweet World War II romance between Scot girl and German POW.
By Caroline Leech
(2017)
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Has-Been Heroes Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Very difficult adventure has frustrating, random gameplay.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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Girl Code: Gaming, Going Viral, and Getting It Done Book Poster Image
age 12+
Inspiring true story of teen coders' video game success.
By Andrea Gonzales, Sophie Houser
(2017)
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The Valiant Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Female gladiator brings it in violent, exciting tale.
By Lesley Livingston
(2017)
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A Psalm for Lost Girls Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teens seek truth, chase kidnapper in compelling saint tale.
By Katie Bayerl
(2017)
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The Bone Witch Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Tale of dead-raising witch more coming-of-age than morbid.
By Rin Chupeco
(2017)
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Traitor to the Throne:  Rebel of the Sands, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Second fantasy installment ramps up suspense and intrigue.
By Alwyn Hamilton
(2017)
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Wires and Nerve: The Lunar Chronicles Series, Vol. 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Tough female droid fuels fun Lunar Chronicles graphic novel.
By Marissa Meyer
(2017)
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