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A Raisin in the Sun Book Poster Image
age 13+
Explosive play shows hopes, struggles of urban black family.
By Lorraine Hansberry
(2004)
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Second Chance Summer Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen faces dad's death, former crush in beautiful story.
By Morgan Matson
(2012)
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Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe Book Poster Image
age 13+
Collection highlights horror stories and romantic poems.
By Edgar Allan Poe
(2007)
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Insurgent: Divergent, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Excellent dystopian sequel is terrifically twisty, intense.
By Veronica Roth
(2012)
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LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Brave Game Poster Image
age 6+
Adventure game challenges your knowledge of flora and fauna.
Platforms: LeapFrog games
(2012)
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Magic Tree House Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Fun, educational chapter books have something for everyone.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1992)
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VTech InnoTab Software - Brave Game Poster Image
age 6+
Learning game based on movie has archery target shooting.
Platforms: InnoTab, InnoTab 2
(2012)
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The Archived Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Imaginative fantasy mystery for teens tackles grief, death.
By Victoria Schwab
(2013)
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The 5th Wave, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Super intense apocalyptic alien-invasion nail-biter.
By Rick Yancey
(2013)
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North America TV Poster Image
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age 6+
Gorgeous docuseries surveys nature both peaceful and brutal.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2013)
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The Dream Thieves: The Raven Cycle, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Slow, lyrical prose builds to a thrilling, bloody sequel.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2013)
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Keeping Up Appearances TV Poster Image
age 13+
Superb British comedy classic skewers snobbery.
Network: BBC America, PBS
(1990)
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The Iron King Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Magical fantasy blends science, magic, and Shakespeare.
By Julie Kagawa
(2010)
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Martha Speaks: Shelter Dog Blues Book Poster Image
age 6+
Lively talking-dog adventure fosters vocabulary, compassion.
By Susan Meddaugh
(2010)
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Midwinterblood Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Dark fantasy chronicles a love that transcends time, death.
By Marcus Sedgwick
(2013)
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A Short Tale About a Long Dog: Here's Hank, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 6+
Likable hero shows he's responsible enough to have a pet.
By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2014)
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To All the Boys I've Loved Before, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sassy sisters steal the show in well-told romantic read.
By Jenny Han
(2014)
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Monument 14: Savage Drift Book Poster Image
age 13+
Harrowing, gripping end to post-apocalyptic trilogy.
By Emmy Laybourne
(2014)
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The Infinite Sea: The 5th Wave, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Addictive alien-invasion sequel is jaw-droppingly intense.
By Rick Yancey
(2014)
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One Book Poster Image
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One
age 13+
Beautiful, emotional free-verse novel about conjoined twins.
By Sarah Crossan
(2015)
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