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Charlie Hernández & The League of Shadows Book Poster Image
age 11+
Kids fight folklore beings in adventure with lots of chills.
By Ryan Calejo
(2018)
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Watership Down TV Poster Image
age 11+
Compelling, dramatic, dark miniseries is very violent.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
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The House with a Clock in Its Walls Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Eli Roth's aged-down spookfest has jump-worthy scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Grenade Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Tense, gripping WWII drama has powerful cost-of-war message.
By Alan Gratz
(2018)
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Al Capone Throws Me a Curve: A Tale from Alcatraz, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Riveting prison drama returns with focus on family, freedom.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2018)
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The Great American Read TV Poster Image
age 11+
Series spotlights best books, celebrates joys of reading.
Network: PBS
(2018)
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Fifty Shades Freed Movie Poster Image
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age 18+
Third and final movie has more bland sex, even less plot.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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March Forward Girl: From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine Book Poster Image
age 11+
Must-read memoir of a childhood in the segregated South.
By Melba Pattillo Beals
(2018)
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The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series Collection Game Poster Image
age 18+
Dark, intensely violent, morally ambiguous zombie series.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2017)
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Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth Game Poster Image
age 18+
Mature point-and-click tale focused on choice, consequences.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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Period: Cube - Shackles of Amadeus Game Poster Image
age 18+
Engaging story hindered by slow pacing, mature content.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2017)
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Refugee Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Harrowing page-turner sheds light on child refugees.
By Alan Gratz
(2017)
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Fifty Shades Darker Movie Poster Image
age 18+
More sex, less banter in graphic but bland sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 Remix Game Poster Image
age 11+
Hearty collection of remastered series adventures.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2017)
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Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book Book Poster Image
age 11+
Belle gets lured into book in dark but enchanting spin-off.
By Jennifer Donnelly
(2017)
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Alex & Eliza:  A Love Story Book Poster Image
age 11+
Fun imagined tale of Alexander Hamilton's sweet romance.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2017)
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Well, That Was Awkward Book Poster Image
age 11+
Friendships tested in clever tween-texting romcom.
By Rachel Vail
(2017)
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Marvel's Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Cartoon violence and demonic imagery in subpar feature.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Shamer's Daughter (Skammerens datter) Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Danish medieval fantasy has gory violence, dragons, magic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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High-Rise Movie Poster Image
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age 18+
Tons of sex and violence in unpleasant Ballard adaptation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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