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Princess Academy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
By Shannon Hale
(2006)
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Walking with Dinosaurs Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Top-notch education (and entertainment) for dino fans.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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Geek Charming Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet story models positive relationships among teens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 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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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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Gone Home Game Poster Image
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age 15+
Terrific narrative game tackles tough teen identity issues.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
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All the Bright Places Book Poster Image
age 14+
Compelling teen romance tackles suicide, finds hope.
By Jennifer Niven
(2015)
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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Deeply moving, irreverent film about friends, cancer, life.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Speechless TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Fresh family comedy puts "disability" in a brand-new light.
Network: ABC
(2016)
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Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony Game Poster Image
age 18+
Macabre mature whodunit where nothing is as it seems.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2017)
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Eleanor & Park Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Intense '80s romance is a fabulous pick for mature teens.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
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Carry On: Simon Snow Series, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Harry Potter-like fantasy is funny, romantic, delightful.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2015)
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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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The Poet X Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Powerful, haunting story of finding your voice and power.
By Elizabeth Acevedo
(2018)
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The Land Before Time Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Original baby-dinosaur buddy tale has scares, sadness.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1988)
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The Outsiders Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Coppola's take on classic book has strong violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1983)
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Strange Days at Blake Holsey High TV Poster Image
age 8+
Prep show Twilight Zone is good spooky fun.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2002)
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Happy Days TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Aaaaay! Classic feel-good sitcom is hokey but fun.
Network: Syndicated, Discovery Family Channel
(1974)
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Clueless Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Charming take on Jane Austen's Emma has sex, drugs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1995)
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Never Been Kissed Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Sweet, romantic story for teens has some edgy scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1999)
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