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The Chosen: Contender, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Deadly Maze Runner-like contest with Romans and dinosaurs.
By Taran Matharu
(2019)
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Alpha Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Boy, wolf face intense peril in epic prehistoric adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Moss Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Charming VR story immerses players in a living fairy tale.
Platforms: PlayStation VR
(2018)
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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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Monster Hunter Stories Game Poster Image
age 12+
Buddy up with fantasy creatures in fun RPG spin-off.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(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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The Legend of Tarzan Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Tarzan returns to the jungle in violent action-adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past Game Poster Image
age 12+
Huge, gratifying portable RPG has slightly mature themes.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(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 Novice: Summoner, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teens train with demons for battle in exciting series start.
By Taran Matharu
(2015)
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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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Lara Croft GO App Poster Image
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age 12+
Awesome logic puzzles add a new twist to Tomb Raider.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(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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Legend of Kay Anniversary Game Poster Image
age 12+
Remake blurs line between nostalgic, outdated.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
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Wolfy: The Incredible Secret Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Dark, animated anti-fascist allegory with lots of violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Shelter 2 Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Poetic but flawed, confused game falls short of potential.
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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Skink -- No Surrender Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teens join bizarre, one-eyed vigilante in wacky adventure.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2014)
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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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"A Million Ways to Die" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
Funny western spoof is full of slapstick violence.
By Alan Jackson
(2014)
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