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Kon-Tiki Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Thrilling adaptation of classic book has lots of peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic Book Poster Image
age 13+
Deliciously dark, illustrated Grisha world fairy tales.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2017)
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Words With Friends 2 App Poster Image
age 13+
Sneaky fun way to boost vocab, spelling skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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Jane, Unlimited Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Five offbeat, inventive stories in one wild mansion.
By Kristin Cashore
(2017)
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Sea of Thieves Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Pirate sim promotes teamwork but has unmonitored chat.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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To Kill a Kingdom Book Poster Image
age 13+
Bold, imaginative sea-faring fantasy has unusual characters.
By Alexandra Christo
(2018)
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Isle of Blood and Stone: Tower of Winds, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Historical fantasy weaves clever mystery plot.
By Makiia Lucier
(2018)
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Shining Resonance Refrain Game Poster Image
age 13+
Huge adventure has slow intro but develops into grand tale.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Battlewake Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Fun VR shooter packs pirate action but lacks depth.
Platforms: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR
(2019)
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We Hunt the Flame: Sands of Arawiya, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intriguing, sometimes confusing fantasy with Arabian flare.
By Hafsah Faizal
(2019)
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47 Meters Down: Uncaged Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Poorly made shark sequel has some gory moments.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2019)
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Song of the Abyss: Tower of Winds, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Bland, too-swift climax mars intriguing maritime fantasy.
By Makiia Lucier
(2019)
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Amazing Reef Moviemaker Website Poster Image
age 9+
Cast and create fun films starring coral reef creatures.
URL: http://www.sheddaquarium.org/sea/interactive_module.cfm?id=20
(2006)
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Movie Poster Image
age 9+
A classic action-adventure for older kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1954)
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Motion Math App Poster Image
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age 9+
Fractions, decimals, and percentages in Pong-like game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
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"Who Could That Be at This Hour?": All the Wrong Questions, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Snicket in fine form as a 12-year-old solving noir mystery.
By Lemony Snicket
(2012)
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Derrick the Deathfin Game Poster Image
age 9+
Easy side-scroller has simple environmental message.
Platforms: Windows
(2012)
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Alchemy ~ Genetics App Poster Image
age 9+
Kids create crazy animal combos in fun but repetitive app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
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Sea Level Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Weak, poorly-plotted animated tale with scares, few laughs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Questimate! App Poster Image
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age 9+
Dynamic estimation game lets kids design the questions.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
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