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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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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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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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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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Monster Hunter Stories Game Poster Image
age 12+
Buddy up with fantasy creatures in fun RPG spin-off.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(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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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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The Legend of Tarzan Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Tarzan returns to the jungle in violent action-adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past Game Poster Image
age 12+
Huge, gratifying portable RPG has slightly mature themes.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(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 Novice: Summoner, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teens train with demons for battle in exciting series start.
By Taran Matharu
(2015)
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The Abyss Surrounds Us Book Poster Image
age 12+
Futuristic pirates and sea monsters offer high-seas thrills.
By Emily Skrutskie
(2016)
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Lara Croft GO App Poster Image
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age 12+
Awesome logic puzzles add a new twist to Tomb Raider.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Legend of Kay Anniversary Game Poster Image
age 12+
Remake blurs line between nostalgic, outdated.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
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Wolfy: The Incredible Secret Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Dark, animated anti-fascist allegory with lots of violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Shelter 2 Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Poetic but flawed, confused game falls short of potential.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(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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