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Dracula Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Classic vampire movie is more creepy than violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1931)
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Are You Afraid of the Dark? TV Poster Image
age 10+
Spooky campfire stories are fun for resilient kids.
Network: Nickelodeon
(1992)
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The Orphan of Awkward Falls Book Poster Image
age 10+
Girl fights to save friend in creepy, comic horror tale.
By Keith Graves
(2011)
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ParaNorman Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Cool-but-creepy monster flick is too scary for little kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Serpent's Shadow: The Kane Chronicles, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
More end-of-times excitement with a heavy dose of humor.
By Rick Riordan
(2012)
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Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance Game Poster Image
age 10+
Disney characters star in fight-filled role-playing game.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
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The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls Book Poster Image
age 10+
Deeply creepy, thought-provoking tale of weird school.
By Claire Legrand
(2012)
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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 Soundtrack Music Poster Image
age 10+
Moody, mature songs cap off saga, but OK for older kids.
By Various Artists
(2012)
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Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion Game Poster Image
age 10+
Clever cartoon platformer has some tedious elements.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
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Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault Game Poster Image
age 10+
Fast-paced action romp with cartoony violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2012)
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Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd you steal our garbage?!! Game Poster Image
age 10+
Quirky platform adventure with tween boy humor.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2012)
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Summer of the Mariposas Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fantastical quest explores sisterhood and Mexican legends.
By Guadalupe Garcia McCall
(2012)
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The Canterville Ghost Movie Poster Image
age 10+
TV movie version of Oscar Wilde classic has mild scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Monster Meltdown App Poster Image
age 10+
Simple teleporting game with puzzle element, mild violence.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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Dragons II: Metal Ages Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Fantasy battles abound in this toy-inspired sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Return to Exile: The Hunter Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Monster-hunter series too complex for younger fantasy fans.
By E. J. Patten
(2011)
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The Legend Thief: The Hunter Chronicles, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Frenetically paced, complex monster fantasy.
By E. J. Patten
(2013)
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Doll Bones Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Tween tale is both creepy and sweetly poignant.
By Holly Black
(2013)
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A Box of Gargoyles Book Poster Image
age 10+
Friendship and family in Paris in exciting, creepy sequel.
By Anne Nesbet
(2013)
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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Action-packed sequel still doesn't live up to book series.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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