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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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Dog Days Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Positive message amid language, pot humor in canine comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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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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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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Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns Game Poster Image
age 12+
With patience, this farm reaps an entertaining harvest.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2017)
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Heartless Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Queen of Hearts origin story is fanciful, not too dark.
By Marissa Meyer
(2016)
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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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Dan and Phil: The Amazing Tour Is Not on Fire Movie Poster Image
age 12+
YouTube stars' frantic concert movie has positive messages.
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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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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Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector App Poster Image
age 12+
Buy stuff for awww-inspiring kittens; optional purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(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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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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Invisible Girl Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Searing memoir of growing up in troubled family offers hope.
By Mariel Hemingway, Ben Greenman
(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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Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen Book Poster Image
age 12+
Tragic Sabriel prequel slow to start but worth the wait.
By Garth Nix
(2014)
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