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Captain America: The First Avenger Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Comic book adventure mixes patriotism, explosive action.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Once Upon a Time TV Poster Image
age 12+
Fresh take on fairy tales is moody fun for families.
Network: ABC
(2011)
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Scribblenauts Remix App Poster Image
age 11+
Vocabulary-building word puzzle game shines on iOS.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows app
(2011)
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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Movie Poster Image
age 12+
More swashbuckling + less violence = OK for older tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl Book Poster Image
age 11+
Inspiring wartime journal reveals teen's inner life.
By Anne Frank
(1947)
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"Someone Like You" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
Sad but clean pop song laments lost love.
By Adele
(2011)
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"Pumped Up Kicks" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
Upbeat music masks darker messages about smoking, guns.
By Foster the People
(2011)
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Mr. Bean: The Animated Series TV Poster Image
age 12+
UK slapstick cartoon geared toward older kids, adults.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2002)
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Race to Nowhere Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Compelling docu looks at academic pressures faced by teens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Born This Way Music Poster Image
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age 12+
Tamer tunes by pop diva still mention some sex, substances.
By Lady Gaga
(2011)
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"The Edge of Glory" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
No profanity or sex, but glorifies troubled relationships.
By Lady Gaga
(2011)
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Excellent, epic saga continues to get darker, more intense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Tiger's Curse, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Twilight for cat lovers.
By Colleen Houck
(2011)
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"Rolling in the Deep" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
No adult content, but this break-up song is intense.
By Adele
(2011)
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I Am Number Four: Lorien Legacies, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Super-powered fugitive alien finds high school romance.
By Pittacus Lore
(2010)
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A Stand Up Mother TV Poster Image
age 12+
Reality docu offers laughs, positive messages about family.
Network: WE
(2011)
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Flipped Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Coming-of-age romance brings light touch to heavy themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Speak Now Music Poster Image
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age 12+
Teen country queen grows up but still keeps it clean.
By Taylor Swift
(2010)
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Sid Meier's Civilization V Game Poster Image
age 11+
Excellent strategy game is educational and accessible.
Platforms: Windows
(2010)
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Letters to Juliet Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Super swoony romantic fluff that's fun for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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