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Into the Woods Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Sondheim's fairy tale musical is dark, complex, sublime.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Annie (2014) Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Update of classic musical is cute but a bit hokey.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt TV Poster Image
age 14+
Charming, quirky, hilarious comedy has rich characters.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
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Whiplash Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Compelling drama about relentless pursuit of perfection.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Echo Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Tales of injustice masterfully blend with a dash of magic.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2015)
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The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D Game Poster Image
age 10+
An exceptionally fun, challenging, and charming game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Sweet book-based comedy has great family messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Better Call Saul TV Poster Image
age 16+
Breaking Bad spin-off is a darkly comic tale of ambition.
Network: AMC
(2015)
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Masterminds Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Mystery, adventure, laughs in imaginative series start.
By Gordon Korman
(2015)
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The War That Saved My Life Book Poster Image
age 9+
Abused girl finds courage, family in compelling WWII story.
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2015)
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Life Is Strange Game Poster Image
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age 16+
Adventure focuses on power, consequences of second chances.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Reboot offers impressive action, distracting innuendo.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Marvel's sci-fi adventure has it all: laughs, action, charm.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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El Deafo Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Charming, funny comics memoir of growing up deaf.
By Cece Bell
(2014)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Book Poster Image
age 8+
Family road trip goes hilariously awry in 9th installment.
By Jeff Kinney
(2014)
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My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Friendship tale has positive messages; some sinister parts.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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The Blood of Olympus: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Satisfying finale full of gods, giants, and fond farewells.
By Rick Riordan
(2014)
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I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World Book Poster Image
age 10+
Inspiring memoir of teen Nobel laureate shot by Taliban.
By Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick
(2014)
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The Young Elites, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Taut tale mixes medieval fantasy, mutant powers, great cast.
By Marie Lu
(2014)
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Forrest Gump Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Moving and wonderful, but parent preview a good idea.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1994)
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