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The Challenger: Contender, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Modern teens fight as gladiators in more violent sequel.
By Taran Matharu
(2020)
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Battletoads Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Amphibious action heroes are back, warts and all.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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Proxima Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Understated space drama has inspiring female lead, nudity.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2020)
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The Beast Player Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Teen bonds with magical beasts in captivating fantasy.
By Nahoko Uehashi
(2019)
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Starsight: Skyward, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
New alien allies up the ante in engrossing sci-fi series.
By Brandon Sanderson
(2019)
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Invasion Planet Earth Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Clunky, low-budget sci-fi has some violence, adult themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Men in Black: International Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Reboot looks good but lacks spark; sci-fi/alien violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Gears POP! App Poster Image
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age 12+
Fun strategy game plays with characters in unexpected ways.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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The Chosen: Contender, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Deadly Maze Runner-like contest with Romans and dinosaurs.
By Taran Matharu
(2019)
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Outer Wilds Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Learn from your mistakes in time-twisted sci-fi adventure.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Superman: Dawnbreaker Book Poster Image
age 12+
Low-key but fun and surprising tale of teen superhero.
By Matt de la Peña
(2019)
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First Man Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Intimate, serious drama about reluctant space hero.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Skyward Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Sci-fi space adventure off to a high-flying start.
By Brandon Sanderson
(2018)
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Alpha Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Boy, wolf face intense peril in epic prehistoric adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Terraforming Mars Game Poster Image
age 12+
Strategy game marred by faulty interface, connection issues.
Platforms: Windows
(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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Brightly Burning Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Engaging reboot puts Jane Eyre in space.
By Alexa Donne
(2018)
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Marvel Strike Force App Poster Image
age 12+
Marvel heroes, villains team up for fun, mild combat.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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Moss Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Charming VR story immerses players in a living fairy tale.
Platforms: PlayStation VR
(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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