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Bertram Fiddle: Episode 1 - A Dreadly Business Game Poster Image
age 12+
Creative adventure full of puzzles and laughs.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
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Dove Arising Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Lunar military adventure has strong teen girl at center.
By Karen Bao
(2015)
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Social Quest App Poster Image
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age 12+
Direct social-learning tool provides thorough practice.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
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Son of Nor Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Innovative puzzles, play limited by stale fights, glitches.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2015)
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Interstellar Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Ambitious intergalactic drama focuses on a father's promise.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Visual Schedule Planner App Poster Image
age 12+
Robust calendar tool may be overwhelming for kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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Under a Painted Sky Book Poster Image
age 12+
Girls pose as boys in suspenseful, nontraditional Western.
By Stacey Lee
(2015)
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Spirits of Xanadu Game Poster Image
age 12+
Horror adventure shooter fires more than a few blanks.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
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Shadow Scale: Seraphina, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Quest for half-dragons grows in characters, complexity.
By Rachel Hartman
(2015)
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The Haunting of Sunshine Girl, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teen girl helps lingering spirits in chilling horror tale.
By Paige McKenzie
(2015)
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The Kidney Hypothetical: Or How to Ruin Your Life in Seven Days Book Poster Image
age 12+
Rapid-fire story of boy's horrible final week of school.
By Lisa Yee
(2015)
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Trilogy conclusion has thrilling, violent battle scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Stone in the Sky: Tin Star, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting sci-fi saga expands scope, adds depth to Tula.
By Cecil Castellucci
(2015)
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The Third Twin Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Gripping thriller skimps on character development.
By CJ Omololu
(2015)
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Firefight: The Reckoners, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
New setting, twists add intrigue to violent superhero saga.
By Brandon Sanderson
(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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Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Bland biopic with a few mature references.
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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Believe Me Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Con men bilk the faithful, and no one gets punished.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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The Better Angels Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Contemplative but pretentious drama about Lincoln's boyhood.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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