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The Giver: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 12+
Dazzling graphic adaptation captures power of original.
By Lois Lowry
(2019)
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Mail Order Monster Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Drama about tween's grief has bullying, violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Ryan Higa's How to Write Good Book Poster Image
age 12+
YouTuber's engaging memoir has solid writing advice, too.
By Ryan Higa
(2017)
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Girling Up:  How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular Book Poster Image
age 12+
Lots of knowledge and positivity in girl-power advice book.
By Mayim Bialik
(2017)
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Lucky's Treasure Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Predictable, slow Christian family drama with some gunplay.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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A Monster Calls Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Heartrending adaptation explores the enormity of grief.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns Game Poster Image
age 12+
With patience, this farm reaps an entertaining harvest.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2017)
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It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health Book Poster Image
age 12+
Informative, updated, explicit sex ed book.
By Robie H. Harris
(2014)
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Cents Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Well-meaning but sometimes confusing middle school drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Hunt for the Wilderpeople Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Quirky Kiwi dramedy promotes teamwork, friendship.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen Book Poster Image
age 12+
Candid, chatty memoir is powerful voice for trans kids.
By Jazz Jennings
(2016)
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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Game Poster Image
age 12+
Action-adventure remake has mild combat, terrific puzzles.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2016)
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Un Gallo Con Muchos Huevos Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Funny Spanish-language comedy has lots of racy jokes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Invisible Girl Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Searing memoir of growing up in troubled family offers hope.
By Mariel Hemingway, Ben Greenman
(2015)
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Lessons of Basketball and War Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Well-meaning docu lacks depth but inspires empathy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The Great American Dust Bowl Book Poster Image
age 12+
Evocative illustrated nonfiction, great for history buffs.
By Don Brown
(2013)
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Catch Rider Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Riveting story of determined teen who can ride any horse.
By Jennifer H. Lyne
(2013)
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The Cup Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
True sports tale about overcoming tragedy has mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country TV Poster Image
age 12+
Beverly Hills, 90210 star seeks balance amidst divorce.
Network: CMT
(2012)
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Buck Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Powerful profile on horse whisperer has mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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