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Shepherd: The Story of a Jewish Dog Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Tender if flawed WWII drama about dog and boy's friendship.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Deeply philosophical fantasy for mature teens and adults.
By Philip Pullman
(2019)
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Seventeen Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Subtitled coming-of-age tale has strong language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Blair Witch Game Poster Image
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age 15+
Very good dog is your key to survival and sanity.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Pet Sematary Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Dark, violent remake focuses on emotions over gore.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Dog Days Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Positive message amid language, pot humor in canine comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Moss Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Charming VR story immerses players in a living fairy tale.
Platforms: PlayStation VR
(2018)
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Yomawari: Midnight Shadows Game Poster Image
age 15+
Cutesy horror game can be alternately tense, vague.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2017)
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Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns Game Poster Image
age 12+
With patience, this farm reaps an entertaining harvest.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2017)
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Heartless Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Queen of Hearts origin story is fanciful, not too dark.
By Marissa Meyer
(2016)
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Dan and Phil: The Amazing Tour Is Not on Fire Movie Poster Image
age 12+
YouTube stars' frantic concert movie has positive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector App Poster Image
age 12+
Buy stuff for awww-inspiring kittens; optional purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Murder of a Cat Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Forgettable, unfunny indie whodunit is fairly violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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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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The Jack and Triumph Show TV Poster Image
age 15+
Sitcom format doesn't suit sharp-tongued dog's comedy.
Network: Cartoon Network
(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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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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