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A Monster Calls Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Heartrending adaptation explores the enormity of grief.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Sledding Hill Book Poster Image
age 12+
Ghost boy tells the story of a book-banning.
By Chris Crutcher
(2005)
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All of Me Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
A lewd, loveable comedy for teens and up.
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(Release Year: 1984)
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The Scorpion King Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Action movie prequel has lots of death and violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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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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Gremlins Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Comic horror classic is still scary; some profanity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1984)
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Demonglass (A Hex Hall Novel) Book Poster Image
age 12+
Second installment in witchy series is darker but still fun.
By Rachel Hawkins
(2011)
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Fabulous, but also violent and scary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
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Young Frankenstein Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Brooks' corniness still yields plenty of belly laughs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1974)
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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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My Babysitter's a Vampire Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Twilight parody is bloodier than usual Disney fare.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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A Monster Calls Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Haunting tale of a boy coming to terms with mother's cancer.
By Patrick Ness
(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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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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Monster Man TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Behind-the-scenes at special effects shop with gory images.
Network: Syfy
(2012)
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Sorcery Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Fun fantasy for teens has memorable story and characters.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2012)
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School Spirits TV Poster Image
age 12+
Spooky ghost sightings are entertainingly dramatic.
Network: Syfy
(2012)
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Dust Girl: The American Fairy Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Intricate historical novel contrasts Dust Bowl, fairy world.
By Sarah Zettel
(2012)
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Haunted Highway TV Poster Image
age 12+
Not-too-creepy paranormal searches on America's back roads.
Network: Syfy
(2012)
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Such Wicked Intent: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Wicked creepy, wicked good horror sequel.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2012)
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