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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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Astro Bot: Rescue Mission Game Poster Image
age 12+
Adorable platformer adventure raises the VR gaming bar.
Platforms: PlayStation VR
(2018)
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Distance Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Dizzying sci-fi racer filled with gravity-defying fun.
Platforms: HTC Vive, Linux, Mac, Oculus Rift, Windows
(2018)
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Impostors Book Poster Image
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age 12+
All action and cool tech in Uglies Quartet spin-off.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2018)
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Westworld App Poster Image
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age 12+
Tame tie-in to adult TV show glosses over disturbing themes.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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Pacific Rim: Uprising Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Surprisingly fun (but violent) monsters vs. robots sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Blasters of the Universe Game Poster Image
age 12+
Fast, fun VR action lets you dodge virtual bullets.
Platforms: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR
(2018)
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Brass Tactics Game Poster Image
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age 12+
VR strategy delivers fun, accessible robotic combat.
Platforms: Oculus Rift
(2018)
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Gone Rogue: Wires and Nerve, Vol. 2: The Lunar Chronicles Series Book Poster Image
age 12+
Graphic novel series ender has both action and depth.
By Marissa Meyer
(2018)
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Songbringer Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Challenging gameplay, content stronger than visuals.
Platforms: Windows
(2017)
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ReCore: Definitive Edition Game Poster Image
age 12+
Upgraded action game has robot violence, strong heroine.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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Echo Arena Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Stellar multiplayer VR action-sports hybrid game.
Platforms: Oculus Rift
(2017)
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Galaxy of Pen and Paper Game Poster Image
age 12+
Retro adventure full of cheesy jokes, fun gameplay.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2017)
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Terminator Genisys: Future War App Poster Image
age 12+
Bland, confusing strategy game released too late.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire App Poster Image
age 12+
Ugly, dull strategy betrays Final Fantasy franchise.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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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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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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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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