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StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Game Poster Image
age 12+
Thrilling, violent end to the StarCraft II strategy series.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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Dr. Dee: Alaska Vet TV Poster Image
age 12+
Vet reality has heart -- and lots of bloody surgeries.
Network: Animal Planet
(2015)
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Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War Book Poster Image
age 12+
Gripping nonfiction account of Vietnam-era whistle-blowing.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2015)
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The Rose Society: The Young Elites, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Tale of superpowered court intrigue grows darker.
By Marie Lu
(2015)
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The Martian: Bring Him Home App Poster Image
age 12+
Immersive real-time story adds to franchise, stands alone.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
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The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Sad, beautiful tale of boy genius and tragic gun accident.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Marie's Story Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Inspirational subtitled film is emotionally intense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Whink App Poster Image
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age 12+
Read, write, and draw with solid note-taking tool.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War Book Poster Image
age 12+
Powerful graphic-novel memoir offers hope, call to action.
By Jessica Dee Humphreys, Michel Chikwanine
(2015)
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Pixels Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Action, crass/raunchy humor in alien-attack sci-fi comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Game Poster Image
age 12+
Epic fantasy MMO expansion vastly improves gameplay, story.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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Orbiting Jupiter Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Devastating, deeply moving story of love and resilience.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2015)
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Faith of Our Fathers Movie Poster Image
age 12+
War drama has combat scenes, heavy-handed message.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Transformers: Devastation Game Poster Image
age 12+
Fun, attractive, short but shockingly deep cartoon brawler.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
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Center for Civic Education Website Poster Image
age 12+
Good political-awareness resources limited by dated content.
URL: http://www.civiced.org/home
(2015)
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Beastly Bones: A Jackaby Novel Book Poster Image
age 12+
Second fun, supernatural mystery has larger dose of fantasy.
By William Ritter
(2015)
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What We Did on Our Holiday Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Clichéd British dramedy deals with divorce, loss.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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MathTV.com Website Poster Image
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age 12+
Kid-friendly videos support learning, lack interactivity.
URL: http://www.mathtv.com/#
(2015)
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Rock Band 4 Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Rhythm game with some iffy lyrics fosters interest in music.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(2015)
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The Unauthorized Beverly Hills 90210 Story TV Poster Image
age 12+
Revisit famous ZIP code in cheesy but fun special.
Network: Lifetime
(2015)
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