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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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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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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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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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The Hired Girl Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Absorbing tale of feisty, sweet teen will hook girls.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2015)
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Smashy Road: Wanted App Poster Image
age 12+
Diverting arcade car chaser rewards cop evasion; ad-heavy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 Game Poster Image
age 12+
Fun skateboarding game ruined by bugs, incomplete gameplay.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
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Kids vs. Monsters Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Tedious, awful horror-comedy for kids is unwatchable.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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All American Boys Book Poster Image
age 12+
Haunting tale of two boys' lives changed by police assault.
By Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely
(2015)
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The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 Game Poster Image
age 12+
Irreverent cartoonish adventure full of parodies.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
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Pacific Warriors Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Docu about Pacific Islander rugby team has mild profanity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime Game Poster Image
age 12+
Grab a buddy and take a colorful joyride through space.
Platforms: Mac, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
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