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End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Stellar docu on influential punk band; talk of drugs, drink.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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Dance Central 3 Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Fun and active dancing game for groups, now with story mode.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
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Puella Magi Madoka Magica TV Poster Image
age 13+
Outstanding anime is more violent than you'd expect.
Network: New Video
(2012)
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Marley Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Comprehensive docu on iconic reggae musician.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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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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Fly Away Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Warm, poetic family story shows sweet sibling relationship.
By Patricia MacLachlan
(2014)
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Hansel & Gretel Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Retelling of familiar tale has exquisite art, rich prose.
By Neil Gaiman
(2014)
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Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre TV Poster Image
age 7+
Superb classic still entertains, but know your kid.
Network: Online
(1982)
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Sing Street Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Brilliant (if edgy) musical drama celebrates creativity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Last Waltz Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Outstanding '70s concert docu has smoking, drinking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1978)
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The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic Book Poster Image
age 13+
Deliciously dark, illustrated Grisha world fairy tales.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2017)
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An Enchantment of Ravens Book Poster Image
age 13+
Magic and romance mix well in intricate faerie tale.
By Margaret Rogerson
(2017)
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The Hazel Wood Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Captivating tale of teen thrust into the world of folklore.
By Melissa Albert
(2018)
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Summer Bird Blue Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Emotional novel deals with death, grief, and abandonment.
By Akemi Dawn Bowman
(2018)
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A Thousand Beginnings and Endings Book Poster Image
age 13+
Modern authors meet Asian mythology in stellar anthology.
By Ellen Oh, Elsie Chapman
(2018)
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Somewhere Only We Know Book Poster Image
age 13+
K-pop star steps out in romantic "Roman Holiday" retelling.
By Maurene Goo
(2019)
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The Partridge Family TV Poster Image
age 7+
Singin'-family sitcom still has retro appeal.
Network: Syndicated
(1970)
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Hercules Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Lighthearted, but scary stuff is too much for littlest kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1997)
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My Dad the Rock Star TV Poster Image
age 7+
Meet KISS, defanged and cleverly animated.
Network: Nicktoons
(2003)
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Big Time Christmas TV Poster Image
age 7+
Boy band's fun holiday special boasts big-name guest stars.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2010)
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