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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Talented cast can't save tired, action-heavy franchise.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Tides of War App Poster Image
age 12+
Complex strategy game/movie tie-in sells pirate way of life.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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MilitAnt Game Poster Image
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age 12+
This "buggy" arcade shooter is an exterminator's dream.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2016)
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Everland Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Steampunk version of Peter Pan takes a dark turn.
By Wendy Spinale
(2016)
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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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Plague Inc: Evolved Game Poster Image
age 12+
Spread a virus, kill the human race in this strategy game.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows, Xbox One
(2016)
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Passenger, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Taut time-travel adventure-romance explores race, sex bias.
By Alexandra Bracken
(2016)
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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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SciStarter Website Poster Image
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age 12+
Citizen-science database has clunky search, info concerns.
URL: http://scistarter.com
(2015)
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The Glass Sentence: The Mapmakers Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Dense, complex map tale a treat for seasoned fantasy fans.
By S. E. Grove
(2014)
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Firebrand: Elemental, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Dystopian fantasy displays sharper edges in second volume.
By Antony John
(2013)
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Hostage Three Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Riveting story of teen hostage falling for Somali pirate.
By Nick Lake
(2013)
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Mech Mice Tactics Game Poster Image
age 12+
Fun fantasy strategy game for kids is combat-heavy.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
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Elemental Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Never-a-dull-moment futuristic fantasy brims with energy.
By Antony John
(2012)
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Between the Lines Book Poster Image
age 12+
Mother and daughter team up to write fun, modern fairy tale.
By Jodi Picoult, Samantha Van Leer
(2012)
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Hanna's Gold Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Teen treasure hunt shows drinking with consequences.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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