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Fairy Tail TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Sexy, violent anime with some merit, mixed messages.
Network: Online
(2011)
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Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare Game Poster Image
age 11+
Comedic, cartoonish shooter should be OK for younger teens.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
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Ender's Game Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Thought-provoking sci-fi adventure with military violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Steelheart: The Reckoners, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teens stand up to supervillains in action-packed sci-fi.
By Brandon Sanderson
(2013)
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A Long Walk to Water Book Poster Image
age 11+
Touching take on Lost Boys of Sudan, based on true story.
By Linda Sue Park
(2010)
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The Watsons Go to Birmingham Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Warm family drama brings the civil rights movement to life.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Wolf Children Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Awe-inspiring, tender anime tale has mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Knack Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Fun action/adventure for kids has lots of cartoon violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2013)
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Pacific Rim Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Loud robots vs. monsters movie could have used more heart.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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After Earth Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Exciting sci-fi action and warm father-son bonding.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Wolfblood TV Poster Image
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age 11+
British werewolf-style drama limits the fright for tweens.
Network: Disney Channel
(2012)
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Star Trek Into Darkness Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Action-packed Star Trek sequel has good story, characters.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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42 Movie Poster Image
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42
age 11+
Inspiring Jackie Robinson biopic has great messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Beware the Batman TV Poster Image
age 11+
Dark, violent CGI series is best for mature tweens.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2013)
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Life Below Zero TV Poster Image
age 12+
Rugged Alaskan lifestyle reality with hunting and language.
Network: National Geographic Channel
(2013)
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Quizlet Website Poster Image
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age 11+
Millions of user-created flash card sets; some can be iffy.
URL: https://www.quizlet.com
(2013)
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Jurassic Park Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Terrifyingly realistic dinos run amok in sci-fi landmark.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
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Terraria Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Finicky but fun Minecraft-style game set in a 2D world.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
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CNN 10 Website Poster Image
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age 12+
News site for kids has access to adult articles and topics.
URL: https://www.cnn.com/cnn10
(2013)
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Tolkien tale isn't as great as LOTR, but better for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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