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Arthur & Merlin Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Slow-paced Arthurian tale has some fantasy violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past Game Poster Image
age 12+
Huge, gratifying portable RPG has slightly mature themes.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
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Reigns App Poster Image
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age 12+
Simple but funny text-based strategy has implied violence.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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The Crimson Skew: The Mapmaker's Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fabulous end to complex trilogy includes antiwar message.
By S. E. Grove
(2016)
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Shadows of the Dark Crystal: Jim Henson's Dark Crystal, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fantasy prequel doesn't match the original movie.
By J. M. Lee
(2016)
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Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen Book Poster Image
age 12+
Candid, chatty memoir is powerful voice for trans kids.
By Jazz Jennings
(2016)
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Starbound Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Sandbox adventure is fun, gratifying, but has odd controls.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2016)
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Shadowshaper: The Shadowshaper Cypher, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Art-filled urban fantasy has outstanding Afro-Latina hero.
By Daniel Jose Older
(2015)
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SEUM: Speedrunners from Hell Game Poster Image
age 12+
Heavy-metal platformer challenges players' skills, reflexes.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2016)
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Naruto Online Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Turn-based multiplayer only captures half of show's magic.
Platforms: Facebook, Mac, Windows
(2016)
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Everland Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Steampunk version of Peter Pan takes a dark turn.
By Wendy Spinale
(2016)
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The Crown's Game Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Captivating tale of competing magicians in 1825 Russia.
By Evelyn Skye
(2016)
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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir Game Poster Image
age 12+
Solid but repetitive action steeped in Norse mythology.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2016)
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The Novice: Summoner, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teens train with demons for battle in exciting series start.
By Taran Matharu
(2015)
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The Crown: The Selection, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fantasy-romance installment ramps up the palace intrigue.
By Kiera Cass
(2016)
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Dungeons 2 Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Strategy game has charm, humor, but lacks any challenge.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
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Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan Game Poster Image
age 12+
Great role-playing game has African themes, some violence.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
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Tree of Savior Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Anime-inspired online game deep, has obscure skill system.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
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Rebel of the Sands Book Poster Image
age 12+
Wild West meets Arabian Nights in exciting fantasy kickoff.
By Alwyn Hamilton
(2016)
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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Game Poster Image
age 12+
Action-adventure remake has mild combat, terrific puzzles.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2016)
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