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Chime Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Spellbinding romantic fantasy with feisty heroine, violence.
By Franny Billingsley
(2011)
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Firebreather Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Comic-inspired movie has great messages for teens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Shadow Era Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Compelling online collectible card game has unusual twists.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
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Luke and Lucy: The Texas Rangers Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Wild West shoot-'em-up with drinking and a suggestive scene.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Action Replayy Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Bollywood time travel romcom has iffy gender roles.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest Game Poster Image
age 12+
Lighter-toned LOTR has nice co-op gameplay.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo Wii, PSP, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3
(2010)
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Terrific but intense mix of love, friendship, fear, sorrow.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Naruto Shippuden: The Movie Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Anime tale is complex, violent; best for older series fans.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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The Great Buck Howard Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Offbeat magic comedy isn't likely to get kids' attention.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Wings Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Romantic fairy fantasy, milder than Twilight.
By Aprilynne Pike
(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 Hunger Games, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting, provocative tale of lethal reality show.
By Suzanne Collins
(2008)
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Brisingr: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Overlong but exciting; gorier than the first two.
By Christopher Paolini
(2008)
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City of Bones: The Mortal Instruments, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting start to teen fantasy series in urban setting.
By Cassandra Clare
(2007)
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The Golden Compass Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Ambitious fantasy is too intense for young kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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The Adventures of Baron Munchausen Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Visual treat is too bawdy for young fantasy fans.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1989)
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Stardust Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Dazzling fantasy romcom has some dark moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Riveting fifth movie finds Harry angry, brooding.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Book Poster Image
age 12+
Grim, gripping end to the biggest saga in history.
By J. K. Rowling
(2007)
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Fairy Godmother Tycoon Game Poster Image
age 12+
Wacky fairytale biz sim lets kids conjure riches.
Platforms: Windows
(2007)
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