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Okami HD Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Stunning adventure feels like an art painting come to life.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Star Wars: Battlefront II Game Poster Image
age 13+
Epic sci-fi shooter returns to a galaxy far, far away.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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Pokémon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Game Poster Image
age 9+
Updated games have mild violence, mostly good messages.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2017)
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Trollhunters TV Poster Image
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age 9+
Action-packed adventure show has scares, great role model.
Network: Netflix
(2016)
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Kubo and the Two Strings Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Beautiful epic about storytelling hero can be dark, scary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Alice Through the Looking Glass Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Uneven, less-violent sequel has girl-empowerment theme.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Goosebumps Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Action, monsters, humor in R.L. Stine adaptation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Star Wars Battlefront Game Poster Image
age 13+
Though sci-fi combat can be repetitive, this game's a blast.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
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Undertale Game Poster Image
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age 9+
Satirical RPG endorses peaceful conflict resolution.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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The War That Saved My Life Book Poster Image
age 9+
Abused girl finds courage, family in compelling WWII story.
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2015)
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Hay Day App Poster Image
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age 13+
Farming sim has lots of features but slow progression.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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Warframe Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Combat-heavy sci-fi war game rewards players for killing
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2013)
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Beautiful Creatures Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Lush book adaptation mixes romance, fantasy, some violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Fire Emblem: Awakening Game Poster Image
age 13+
Excellent strategy RPG skews older because characters die.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
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Warriors Series Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Cat clans mirror human issues in popular series.
By Erin Hunter, Cherith Baldry, Kate Cary, Tui T. Sutherland
(2003)
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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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The Amazing Spider-Man Game Poster Image
age 13+
Web-slinging comic book adventure has some violence.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2012)
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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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War Horse Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Spielberg's sweeping horse drama is beautiful but intense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood TV Poster Image
age 13+
Powerful anime explores mature themes with some gore.
Network: Adult Swim
(2010)
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